It’s been 8 years since Metal Gear Solid has come out for a main Nintendo console, and 12 years since it has come out for a Nintendo handheld. With the introduction of the 3DS, Solid Snake is looking to infiltrate the system with Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. Those who have played Snake Eater before may find it hard to justify buying it again for the 3DS, especially since the HD Collection recently came to consoles (it’s also hitting PlayStation Vita soon). For those who have never played it before or are looking forward to playing it again on a handheld, Konami has made sure to faithfully recreate Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater for the 3DS. Visual and controls improvements make Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D a game you’ll want to keep in your 3DS.
The Story– The story follows the aftermath of the Second World War, in which the world was torn in two between the East and the West. After the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the US government was to send a Soviet scientist named Nokolai Sokolov back to the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, they did not realize that Sokolov was designing a nightmarish weapon, and now the Soviets are to complete its development. Realizing the urgency, the CIA dispatches the covert FOX unit to recover Sokolov. They bring in a lone soldier, code-named Naked Snake.
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Title: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
Genre: Stealth Action
Developer: Kojima Productions
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: 2/21/12[/toggle_box]
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is a wonderfully crafted game that has a great story, unique features and addicting game play. There are a few things that drag the game down and you will need patience for some of the story elements and extensive cut scenes, but stick with it and you’ll find it to be one of the best 3DS games available.
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Replay Value: 8
Superb – Better than great–this game’s quality deserves praise. We highly recommend purchasing it. [/toggle_box]