Metal Gear Solid 3

By • August 31, 2006

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Lack of updates? Blame Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. I’ve played and beaten this game 3 and a half times in the last week. At first, it seemed like just another game to me. But that was until I reached the boss fights. These boss fights were amazing, and before I knew it, I was totally sucked in. My favorite had to the the fight with The End. I mean, you get to have a sniping/tracking battle over 3 rather sizable map screens. And there’s the added bonus of being able to hold him up for his Moss camo and stamina kill him in order to obtain his Mosin Nagant. But yeah, I couldn’t stop playing. And that ending, wow. That ending managed to not only wrap up the story was we knew it, but also told the ‘true story’, the one that was happening behind the scenes all along. And it does a beautiful job of setting up the story for Metal Gear. Once I had beaten it the first time, it wasn’t enough. I needed more. There was camo I had not yet found. There were secret weapons and items to get, and there was more fun to be had. So I played again, collecting all of the food, including the legendary snaked needed for the Infinity facepaint. I was even trying to shoot all of the Kerotan statues. But in the end, I must have missed one… I recieved my EZ Gun and my Infinity paint, along with collecting every piece of in game camo I was missing, but no Active Camo… So I did was anyone would do. Strapped on my EZ Gun, my Spirit camo, and my Infinity paint and dove back in. This time, I was going stealth. 0 Alerts/0 Kills/0 Continues. This is far from my initial style. The first time through, I was shooting exploding barrels with my shotgun or RPG, and this time, I was supposed to never be seen? I thought it could never happen. But then I noticed just how cheap the EZ Gun truly was…

  • 80% camo in all situations
  • Constanly restores Stamina
  • Infinite Ammo
  • Quick reload
  • Tranq rounds
  • Always silenced
  • Laser sight

I think that’s it, but hell, I may have forgotten something. Add to that fact that the Spirit camo makes your footsteps silent and you can pretty much sprint up next to an enemy and be just fine. As always, tranqing some of the bosses was a pain. Specifically, The Fear. Anyone who has fought this guy can attest to how damn annoying he is to stamina kill. Thankfully, with the use of Poison Dart Frogs and some poisoned mushrooms, I managed. Oh yeah, and The End was still a blast. Volgin is always fun and The Boss, well, she’s a crazy crazy monster, so you know how that goes. So in the end, I got my Active camo. And it is fun, and it is cheap. So for now I’m done with MGS3. Unless you count playing all of those bonus minigames. >_<

Well, yeah, that’s about it for now. Last night I beat Metal Gear, so tonight I’ll be trying my luck at Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. After that, I’m going home for the weekend when I will pick up Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2. I’m not sure if I’m going to play the Gamecube’s Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes or just play the original. At the moment, I think I might be leaning towards Twin Snakes. I’ve heard that the story is better presented on the Cube, so I’m willing to give that a shot. But, either way, I’ll be playing a great game. And the new found Metal Gear fan in me will no doubt be happy. But my wallet won’t… Now I’m going to have to buy a PS3 eventually… Not that I wasn’t planning to, but I definately want to play some Metal Gear Solid 4.

And such it is. This is why the ToP Translation hasn’t moved lately, at least online. I have worked on it, I’m just distracted. In other news, I’m currently reading Hajime no Ippo. Which is amazing, I’ll write more later. After or during this Metal Gear tear, I’m going to finish watching Card Captor Sakura for the third time. Then I’ll be finishing up Hunter x Hunter for the second time. Then, I’m glad to say, I’ll be looking into watching things like Akazukin Chacha and Romeo’s Blue Skies, both of which I am really looking forward to.

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8 Responses to “Metal Gear Solid 3”

  1. I’m not sure if I should feel good or bad right now. On the one hand, my recommendation has delayed the progress of your ToP translation. On the other hand, you’ve now been exposed to the greatness that is MGS.

    It’s always entertaining seeing someone’s reactions to their first playthrough of MGS3, from Ocelot’s ridiculous call to the revelation behind The Boss’ defection. The only people I’ve seen who don’t like MGS are those who’ve never played it or are die-hard Splinter Cell fans (But our fanbase is bigger, so “Nyah”).

    The Twin Snakes is pretty good, save for a few points:
    -It thinks it’s The Matrix.
    -Tranq Gun and FPV make this particular game much easier.
    -For some reason, they decided to make Meryl borderline retarded. You’ll see what I mean if you play it.

    But anyway, have fun with Metal Gear 2.

  2. […] Anyway, after reviewing Metal Gears 1 and 2, I figured I should review another game. Particularly my favourite in the series, MGS3. However, throughhim already did it better: http://zettaizero.wordpress.com/2006/08/31/if-you-want-to-blame-someone/ […]

  3. Yeah, I have heard the complaints about Twin Snakes. Twin Snakes hate certainly isn’t difficult to come by in this series of tubes we call the internet. However, talking to several people along with the fact that, as you told me, it is Konami’s ‘official’ version of that chapter of MG. I do plan to play both, as you should never ignore the original. But for the sake of continuity on my first play through the series, I feel like I’ll probably be best going with the flashier Twin Snakes. I just love the stories that games tell. How the hell else would I have made it through all 4 .hack games!?

  4. Yes, though I would have to say that MGS has somewhat of an advantage over .hack there, considering that all the games have considerable differences in atmosphere and gameplay. I liked .hack’s story, but I’ll be honest: The monotonous dungeons got to me after a while.

  5. Blame it on the Shoe.

  6. Blame it on the Shoe.

  7. When Snake surfs on the missile, it’s officially jumping the shark.

  8. THE BEST GAME

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