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Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Impressions From E3 2011

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Posted June 9, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Impressions From E3

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D marks Solid Snake's debut on Nintendo's new handheld console. The game started out as Metal Gear Solid 3 and is now being ported to the 3DS. Just because the original was an amazing game doesn't mean this one might need some work.

"It all sounds good on paper, but the reality is less than ideal. Simply put, the controls need some work. In the original game Snake couldn't move and shoot simultaneously. Players held down a trigger to go into first-person mode, and used the left analogue stick to aim from there. Since the 3DS only has one analogue stick, this should have been a simple conversion. Instead, Snake can now move and shoot at the same time ala MGS4, only there's no analogue stick, so aiming by using the face buttons as a d-pad never feels quite natural. Sure you're more agile, but it feels loose and awkward compared to Subsistence's slow, methodical tactical espionage action."

Check out our full Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D hands-on E3 2011 preview.

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