The arrival of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on PC through the Master Collection has generated mixed feedback among fans. Unfortunately, the PC debut of Hideo Kojima’s frog-munching masterpiece seems underwhelming. The Steam page for Snake Eater is flooded with negative reviews criticizing the barebones port. Users express disappointment over the limited 720p resolution, reported startup crashes, and lack of Steam Deck support. These issues have left many fans feeling let down by the PC release.
Despite the disappointments surrounding the PC port of Snake Eater, fans of the franchise can find solace in the recently released gameplay trailer for the full remake, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. The long-rumored remake of Snake Eater received an official unveiling earlier this year with a pre-rendered teaser featuring Naked Snake covered in mud within a jungle setting. However, fans were eager to see actual gameplay footage to evaluate how the remake would live up to the original game’s gripping story and engrossing world. The first proper gameplay footage of MGS Delta: Snake Eater was finally revealed during an Xbox Partner Preview stream, showcasing promising visuals and gameplay.
The gameplay footage, captured in real-time and rendered in the remake’s Unreal Engine 5, appears to remain highly faithful to the original Snake Eater. Players can witness Snake sneaking up behind guards, using long grass as cover while lining up a first-person headshot. Additionally, Snake can be seen shimmying along ledges, employing close-quarters combat to take down unsuspecting enemies, and wading through chest-high water. As a fan who has played the original Snake Eater countless times, the up-rezzed recreations of the game’s levels provide a sense of nostalgia and familiarity. The trailer offers glimpses of memorable locations, such as the chasm-spanning bridge, the building where Ocelot is encountered for the first time, the desert-like area with a hovering helicopter, and what appears to be the watery cave where the boss battle against The Pain takes place. These recreated environments, enhanced with Unreal Engine 5’s impressive lighting, reflections, and particle effects, maintain a high degree of similarity to their PlayStation 2 counterparts.
The gameplay trailer of MGS Delta: Snake Eater also showcases detailed depictions of the fauna players will encounter in the game. From frogs, vultures, and rats to crabs and snakes, each animal moves and behaves realistically, adding immersion to the experience. The attention to detail in animating these creatures further enhances the visual fidelity of the game.
The Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater remake appears to be a visually stunning rendition of the original game. The gameplay trailer depicts impressive graphical improvements while maintaining the essence of the beloved PlayStation 2 classic. However, despite the excitement surrounding the remake, a crucial piece of information remains unknown – the release date. As fans eagerly await the opportunity to delve back into the world of Snake Eater, a delay may not be a bad outcome, considering the disappointment associated with Snake Eater’s PC port. It is crucial for Konami to prioritize delivering a polished release to ensure the remake lives up to the expectations of its devoted fanbase.