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Metal Gear Solid 3: Which Version Should You Play?

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First off the original vanilla PS2 version. I really didn’t care for this game that much back in the day and I deliberately left it until last as I thought playing the four other versions would make playing this easier, nope. The original version of the game runs off a similar engine to Metal Gear Solid 2 which means your camera is super restricted. You can use the left stick to slightly pan the camera, but its pretty useless. You’ll spend most of the time playing this game in a stop start pattern. What I mean by that is if your going full stealth you’ll move forward slightly then stop, go into first person view and check the surroundings and then repeat this process every five steps. Some may argue this makes the game more difficult and stealth but in my opinion this is not fun. Every additional version of this game fixed this problem by allowing you full control of the camera so you can rotate it around and see enemies so much easier. It makes the game just that much more playable and fun with this addition alone. For that reason I say avoid the original PS2 version unless you’re a die hard fan of the game and want to see it’s roots.

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Written by jamalais

September 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Ongoing Series: Metal Gear Solid 3 Longplay

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Want to play Metal Gear Solid 3 or see what it has to offer for the game club but just don’t have the time, money, or patience?  Here’s your solution.  We are capturing our entire playthrough of the game without commentary (and with the deaths edited out if it’s too frequent) for your viewing pleasure.  As videos post live this post will grow into a playlist.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm