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Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
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Console: Nintendo GameCube
Region:U
Year: 2004
RFG ID #: U-076-S-01600-A
Part #: DL-DOL-GGSE-0-USA, DL-DOL-GGSE-1-USA
UPC: 083717400165
Developer: Silicon Knights
Publisher: Konami
Rating:
M (ESRB): Blood and Gore , Suggestive Themes , Violence

Genre: Action/Adventure
Sub-genre: Stealth
Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: GameCube Optical Disc x2
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  • 22 of 7251 collectors (0.3%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 1 of 7251 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, is a remake of Metal Gear Solid, a stealth action game, published by Konami in 1998 for the Sony Playstation. The game features improved visuals, redirected cutscenes and gameplay elements introduced inMetal gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

You play as Solid Snake, and your mission is to rescue hostages from an Alaskan military installation and prevent a terrorist group from launching a nuclear strike.

Review:

raffa85's review:

Metal Gear Solid is the game that popularized and put the stealth genre on consoles. It was both a commercial and critical success back in 1998. However, time has passed, and this once incredible game has aged a bit, it looks now too block and pixelated for newcomers to appreciate, and the stealth genre has envolved since then, making it feel outdated. It begged and deserved a remade version, and six years later, it came.

In 2004 a remake of this classic was released under the title of ''Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes'' featuring current generations graphics, which surely helps a lot and is reason enough to purchase it, but after the brilliant work that Capcom did for the remade version of the first Resident Evil, which not only has incredible visuals, but new and redesigned level (and much more), my standards for remakes became too high, which is why Twin Snakes disappointed me a bit. Except for the graphics, everything seems to have come straight from 1998.

A few (lazy) improvements were made, such as the implementation of some gameplay elements from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty like the first-person mode view and improved AI from enemies, but the original game was not designed to accommodate them, and Konami didn't change a thing on the levels structure (just minor details). The result is that it unbalances the game difficulty. The first-person view for example makes the levels progression much easier, there's no need to stealth as you can now destroy the surveillance cameras and shot tranquilizers at the enemies head, and it even breaks some bosses fights, like Ocelot's (you only need to stand still in first-person mode and shoot him). So badly implemented was the improved artificial intelligence, because the scenarios are smaller than those from MGS2, so it is harder to escape when you get caught by a guard.

As you play the game, you realize that real effort was put on the cutscenes. They are now more dramatic (even if sometimes a bit too ''Matrixied'') and nice to look at, as now characters have a real face and move their lips, not just shake their head. However they last longer than in the original game, which is something that wasn't needed, as it was already too much to watch.

In conclusion, even if i cited too much negative points, this game is not bad, far from it, because as i said, it is the same classic game with better graphics (and with a few bad design decisions), but a new coat of paint is not enough to make it feels current.

My Score


7.5

Extra Media:

GamePro Cover - September 2003
Nintendo Power #179 - May 2004
Brady Games Official Strategy Guide (Back)
Brady Games Official Strategy Guide (Front)
Precautions Booklet (C/PM-DOL-USA-2)
Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo GameCube United Kingdom S Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Nintendo GameCube Netherlands S Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Nintendo GameCube AT, DE, CH S Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Nintendo GameCube United Kingdom S Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes [PEGI Release] Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Nintendo GameCube J S Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Nintendo GameCube U S Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes [Player's Choice] Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Nintendo GameCube Canada S Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Related Games:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sony PlayStation U S Metal Gear Solid Konami 1998 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 U S Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Konami 2001 Action/Adventure
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