REMINDER OF A BELOVED CLASSIC: METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER IS GETTING A REMAKE
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is a beloved game that is about to receive a remake. The known game is a legendary PS2 classic, an outstanding stealth game, and it is filled with iconic moments and events. It is titled Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. The release of remakes and remasters this year has been successful, and there is an interest in revisiting the gaming’s past. This is why a remake for an anticipated game such as Snake Eater is an obvious choice. However, it is challenging, as it is inseparable from series creator, Hideo Kojima.
KOJIMA’S SIGNATURE STYLE
Kojima is one of the small number of game developers that can be considered a household name in the industry. He has a unique style and personality that shows in his games. His games are filled with bizarre elements like a boss who reads your PlayStation memory card or the level where players are forced to play in the nude.
WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM DELTA
The Delta symbol in the title represents change or difference without changing the structure. The remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, Delta: Snake Eater, will reportedly star the original voice characters, including David Hayter, who will reprise his role as Snake. However, there is no information on how Konami will tackle the remake. The teaser trailer gives little information about the game’s structure or gameplay, but it focuses on the forest ecosystem.
DIFFICULTIES OF REMAKING A CLASSIC
Remaking any game is never an easy task. It involves making hard decisions about how to use the extra graphical horsepower to update the game’s art for more powerful, modern systems. Additionally, games like Snake Eater have clunky but endearing mechanics that some people feel that they are an essential part of the experience. Hence, some people believe that the remake should maintain these aspects while others think that the remake should take bigger swings and create its own identity that can stand apart from the original game.
A REMAKE AS AN ALTERNATIVE, NOT A REPLACEMENT
Konami’s release of the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection on modern platforms later this year, which includes the first three games, will give people the chance to play the original game. This release implies that Delta is an alternative, not a replacement for Kojima’s classic game. Regardless of how the remake turns out, we can still enjoy the beloved classic, warts and all.