Saturday, February 4, 2012

25. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (Gamecube)

For a game as cinematic as the original Metal Gear Solid, it was poorly served on its platform, the original Playstation. This is because the PS1 looks like shit, to put it bluntly, and could never hope to match the vision of MGS. Cue in the game starved Gamecube, a system that had a permanent drought of quality titles, but always had the horsepower to make them. Hideo Kojima (creator of Metal Gear) and Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of just about everything Nintendo related) struck a deal and remade MGS for the system. The Twin Snakes fixes the graphical blemishes of the original, and adds in the more action paced gameplay of MGS2. Of course, the gameplay to MGS2 was about the only thing that game got right anyway, as the plot was a stinker. Anyway, you play as Solid Snake, an agent who has to go to Shadow Moses Island in Alaska to stop a nuclear incident. To be frank, the gameplay to Twin Snakes is almost incidental to the epic story. You’ll see more action-packed cutscenes than you can count. The main thing to remember when playing Twin Snakes is you’re essentially going to be watching a movie, but don’t fret, it’s a damn good movie. You’ll know you love this game as soon as you see Gray Fox chop down dudes with his sword.

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