The graphics are so unbelievable amazing, the jungle
that is the new setting is so life like with not only real liking
but has wildlife everywhere, from snakes, fish, rabbit, birds
and loads more too plus other stuff to eat like mushrooms and
rations. All of them move, run and some also attack. The huts
and building are amazing and some are also massive. Then there's
the characters, so details you may think its a film, close up
you can see everything from the lines on there lips or skin to
the eyes blinking.
Sound is stunning too from guns, animals moving or making sounds
can all be herd perfectly fine. Voice acting is spot on and the
music which makes the gameplay and atmosphere enough better which
is done my Harry Gregson-Williams for doing James Bond 007and
others like Shrek, Armageddon and The Rock. The music is similarly
to 007 music plus the intro is done like a James bond film too
which also don't happens until the first short mission.
The controls are mostly the same as MGS 1 and 2 where
you still have the very useful quick change plus now you use the
stick for movement and the standard directions for sneaking which
really helps but the right stick can be used to move about the
view and L3 to lock it.
The gameplay is now more stealth with now using camouflage
to hind, mean with the right camo on you can standing in front
of a enemies with out being seen. Other elements are now you will
get burned, cut, brake your leg or arm, venom poisoning and more
which you now have to go to a cure menu which from there you use,
splints, bandages and more for you to heal or self. As its now
set in the 60s meaning that you now use a sonar and a motion scanner.
So you will now have to be more careful as the scanners are different
from the previous game where they shows the map and the enemies
position and cone of sight on a map in the corner and it does
not now. You may think it will make it bad to play but its much
better than just looking to the side of the screen. There's a
simple map on the pause menu that you may need now and again.
Food will have to be killed or captured and eaten to keep up your
stamina as with this low, you heal slower, have a bad aim and
other effects. You where as i too may end up playing for hours
just trying to find all the different animals and info on them(using
the earpiece phone to talk to the medic and them). The only let
down on the gameplay is the camera view which is still from above,
which means that you cans see if enemies or others things that
are in front. Using the stick to change the view helps but you
will still need to go into first person view to see what's around
you and up ahead a lot. A never seen before feature is that you
can now interactive with cut scenes from zooming in moving the
view around plus at time you can press and hold R1 to look out
of Snakes eyes and have a first person look in the cut scenes.
With a great film like story and game you be re-playing
lots as its so great, plus there's lots of camouflage to find
plus ones of the bosses. Snake vs Monkey mode, dual, demo theater
and much more to find and do, so replay value is good.
==BUY OR NOT TO BUY==
Fans of Stealth or action should defiantly get this game.
Its the best MGS and is way ahead of other games.