I’m not the ultimate fan, and if I liked pixels awkward controls I would play the first two games. This game is a large part fan service, where MGS3 was really just a game for anyone. If you haven’t even played Snake Eater, well then at least you’ll have some nice gameplay.
Seriously, I don’t know if the fans are here for the story. But as far as the game part, someone has played Resident Evil 4. I’m not just showing my ultimate RE4 fanboyism here, there are a lot of spots in this game that look a lot like that game. These are the best boss fights since RE4, and just like RE4, the parts in between the bosses are not just more of the same gameplay, there is always something new you’re presented with. That was the strength of RE4, and that is the strength of this game.
I love this game, maybe not the story, but the game is solid. Finally a future game that has future toys, and stealth gameplay that will be par for the course for all games to come. And short, not so complicated levels are quickly becoming the norm in games, and this game shines in that area.
And it’s not like I hate the cutscenes or the nonsense story, it’s just the two steps forward, one step back (maybe step for step). I mean, take half of the dialogue and maybe it all sounds better.
Regardless of what I or anyone else says, if you own a PS3, you also own this game… okay, you at least rent this game, period.
PS – “TheGum” comes from the characters in MGS3, just FYI.
Just a side note about the opening menu with Snake in the cemetery. You can wait a while and something does happen, or rather, something doesn’t happen. Just FYI.
*NOTE: During the brief time you have control, feel free to edit the options in the pause menu, mainly turning on the subtitles.*
Well, the game starts soon after the many strange company lead-in movies and the long opening intro scene. Once you have control, briefly press pause to see where you need to go. Then just go left to crawl under the truck for another part of the intro scene. Then just walk up the road for more scene. Nope, you don’t get the pleasure of cutscening your way through these guys. Just relax and run up the road, through the guys and into the doorway on the right. Go up, jump through the window, then go out into the street, and swing around to the left to hit the next scene. Be ready for two L1 presses during the next, long scene.
After the save, be ready for some X presses if you feel like it, a few sets of them (you can press X quite a number of times when you see the icon).