Preview: 3DS’ Metal Gear is solid, but unspectacular

July 13, 2011

One of the most anticipated games when the Nintendo 3DS was announced was Metal Gear Solid 3D. Since then, it has been revealed to be a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which is still pretty nice, we guess. What we saw at E3 though, seems more like a port than a remake.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater was first released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, and it is considered by many to be the best in the Metal Gear series, as it featured many gameplay mechanics such as the camo index and the CQC, while boasting a story good enough that it remains one of the highest-rated games ever.

So, the good news and bad news about what we got to see at E3: it is pretty much the same game we played in 2004. The controls are accurately recreated, the graphics look sharp on the 3DS screen, and the 3D seems to work well. Many of us were hoping for updated graphics, but it looks like that hasn’t happened.

If you’re a fan of Metal Gear, or you just want a good third-party 3DS game, then keep your eye out for Metal Gear Solid 3D later this year.