History YMMV / MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater

14th Oct '17 8:34:34 AM ShorinBJ
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** The game gives you a silenced handgun almost right off the bat. The tranquilizer gun is significantly harder to use this time around, due to no LaserSight and the ridiculous size of its silencer, but the [=M1911A1=] is practically a buffed SOCOM, since the gun now takes up less of the screen, making it easier to use in first-person. Again, ridiculous accuracy, making it capable of across-the-map headshots, common ammo, and on top of that its CQC compatible. Abusing it means you should never be in Alert mode. Almost seems to be lampshaded with Snake's infamous DescriptionPorn when EVA first gives it to him, and who goes on to give a three minute lecture to Sigint about how great a gun it is.

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** The game gives you a silenced handgun almost right off the bat. The tranquilizer gun is significantly harder to use this time around, due to no LaserSight and the ridiculous size of its silencer, but the [=M1911A1=] is practically a buffed SOCOM, since the gun now takes up less of the screen, making it easier to use in first-person. Again, ridiculous accuracy, making it capable of across-the-map headshots, common ammo, and on top of that its it's CQC compatible. Abusing it means you should never be in Alert mode. Almost seems to be lampshaded with Snake's infamous DescriptionPorn when EVA first gives it to him, and who goes on to give a three minute lecture to Sigint about how great a gun it is.
21st Aug '17 7:12:35 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' meets ''Film/FirstBlood''.
6th Aug '17 5:53:38 AM PF
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** The Cobra unit minus The Boss.

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** The Cobra unit Unit minus The Boss.
3rd Aug '17 8:33:21 PM Tehrannotaur
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* CompleteMonster: [[GeneralRipper Colonel]] [[RenegadeRussian Yevgeny]] [[DepravedBisexual Borisovitch]] [[PsychoElectro Volgin]] is a {{Sadist}} who, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment within minutes of appearing]], [[NukeEm fires a Davy Crockett nuke at his countrymen]] just to give it "a test drive," knowing full well that he won't be blamed for it, even when one of his subordinates is clinging to his arm, [[EvenEvilHasStandards begging him not to]]. It's made very clear from his interactions with Tatyana/EVA that he's a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] and a sexual sadist as well, and that everyone is aware of what he does but are too powerless to really stop him. Then come one of the most vicious ColdBloodedTorture scenes in video games. It's clear he didn't care if the torture victim lives or dies before getting the proper information, as long as he gets his kicks. Then we also have the fact that Volgin, long before the events of the game, had participated in the Katyn Forest Massacre as an NKVD member, where he managed to kill over 20,000 Polish officers with his bare hands, and not only that, but he also removed their blindfolds ''before'' beating them to a pulp. He also killed several people in both the Hungarian Revolution and the East Germany Uprising, which he not only had absolutely no regrets, but even boasted about killing 100,000 anti-communist activists. A cruel mass murderer who represents both base impulses taken to their most brutal extremes and [[DirtyCommunists everything wrong with the Soviet hardliners]], Colonel Volgin is a man who commits the most heinous of atrocities without a single hint of regret or remorse, enjoying every minute of it.

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* CompleteMonster: [[GeneralRipper Colonel]] [[RenegadeRussian Yevgeny]] [[DepravedBisexual Borisovitch]] [[PsychoElectro Volgin]] is a {{Sadist}} who, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment within minutes of appearing]], [[NukeEm fires a Davy Crockett nuke at his countrymen]] just to [[ForTheEvulz give it "a test drive," drive,"]] knowing full well that [[NeverMyFault he won't be blamed for it, it]], even when one of his subordinates is clinging to his arm, [[EvenEvilHasStandards begging him not to]]. It's made very clear from his interactions with Tatyana/EVA that he's a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] and a sexual sadist {{sadist}} as well, and that everyone is aware of what he does but are too powerless to really stop him. Then come one of the most vicious ColdBloodedTorture scenes in video games. It's clear he didn't care if the torture victim lives or dies before getting the proper information, as long as he gets his kicks. Then we also have the fact that Volgin, long before the events of the game, had participated in the Katyn Forest Massacre as an NKVD member, where he managed to [[CurbStompBattle kill over 20,000 Polish officers with his bare hands, hands]], and not only that, but he also removed their blindfolds ''before'' beating them to a pulp. He also killed several people in both the Hungarian Revolution and the East Germany Uprising, which he not only [[IRegretNothing had absolutely no regrets, regrets]], but even [[EvilFeelsGood boasted about killing 100,000 anti-communist activists.activists]]. A cruel mass murderer who represents both base impulses taken to their most brutal extremes and [[DirtyCommunists everything wrong with the Soviet hardliners]], Colonel Volgin is a man who commits the most heinous of atrocities without a single hint of regret or remorse, enjoying every minute of it.
1st Aug '17 7:31:56 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' meets ''Film/FirstBlood''.
31st Jul '17 9:49:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: [[GeneralRipper Colonel]] [[DirtyCommunists Yevgeny]] [[DepravedBisexual Borisovitch]] [[PsychoElectro Volgin]] is a {{Sadist}} who, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment within minutes of appearing]], [[NukeEm fires a Davy Crockett nuke at his countrymen]] just to give it "a test drive," knowing full well that he won't be blamed for it, even when one of his subordinates is clinging to his arm, [[EvenEvilHasStandards begging him not to]]. It's made very clear from his interactions with Tatyana/EVA that he's a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] and a sexual sadist as well, and that everyone is aware of what he does but are too powerless to really stop him. Then come one of the most vicious ColdBloodedTorture scenes in video games. It's clear he didn't care if the torture victim lives or dies before getting the proper information, as long as he gets his kicks. Then we also have the fact that Volgin, long before the events of the game, had participated in the Katyn Forest Massacre as a NKVD member, where he managed to kill over 20,000 Polish officers with his bare hands, and not only that, but he also removed their blindfolds ''before'' beating them to a pulp. He also killed several people in both the Hungarian Revolution and the East Germany Uprising, which he not only had absolutely no regrets, but even boasted about killing 100,000 anti-communist activists.

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* CompleteMonster: [[GeneralRipper Colonel]] [[DirtyCommunists [[RenegadeRussian Yevgeny]] [[DepravedBisexual Borisovitch]] [[PsychoElectro Volgin]] is a {{Sadist}} who, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment within minutes of appearing]], [[NukeEm fires a Davy Crockett nuke at his countrymen]] just to give it "a test drive," knowing full well that he won't be blamed for it, even when one of his subordinates is clinging to his arm, [[EvenEvilHasStandards begging him not to]]. It's made very clear from his interactions with Tatyana/EVA that he's a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] and a sexual sadist as well, and that everyone is aware of what he does but are too powerless to really stop him. Then come one of the most vicious ColdBloodedTorture scenes in video games. It's clear he didn't care if the torture victim lives or dies before getting the proper information, as long as he gets his kicks. Then we also have the fact that Volgin, long before the events of the game, had participated in the Katyn Forest Massacre as a an NKVD member, where he managed to kill over 20,000 Polish officers with his bare hands, and not only that, but he also removed their blindfolds ''before'' beating them to a pulp. He also killed several people in both the Hungarian Revolution and the East Germany Uprising, which he not only had absolutely no regrets, but even boasted about killing 100,000 anti-communist activists. A cruel mass murderer who represents both base impulses taken to their most brutal extremes and [[DirtyCommunists everything wrong with the Soviet hardliners]], Colonel Volgin is a man who commits the most heinous of atrocities without a single hint of regret or remorse, enjoying every minute of it.
31st Jul '17 9:35:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: Colonel Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin is a {{Sadist}} who, within minutes of appearing, fires a Davy Crockett nuke at his countrymen just to give it "a test drive," knowing full well that he won't be blamed for it, even when one of his subordinates is clinging to his arm, begging him not to. It's made very clear from his interactions with Tatyana/EVA that he's a rapist and a sexual sadist as well, and that everyone is aware of what he does but are too powerless to really stop him. Then come one of the most vicious ColdBloodedTorture scenes in video games. It's clear he didn't care if the torture victim lives or dies before getting the proper information, as long as he gets his kicks. Then we also have the fact that Volgin, long before the events of the game, had participated in the Katyn Forest Massacre as a NKVD member, where he managed to kill over 20,000 Polish officers with his bare hands, and not only that, but he also removed their blindfolds ''before'' beating them to a pulp. He also killed several people in both the Hungarian Revolution and the East Germany Uprising, which he not only had absolutely no regrets, but even boasted about killing 100,000 anti-communist activists.

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* CompleteMonster: Colonel Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin [[GeneralRipper Colonel]] [[DirtyCommunists Yevgeny]] [[DepravedBisexual Borisovitch]] [[PsychoElectro Volgin]] is a {{Sadist}} who, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment within minutes of appearing, appearing]], [[NukeEm fires a Davy Crockett nuke at his countrymen countrymen]] just to give it "a test drive," knowing full well that he won't be blamed for it, even when one of his subordinates is clinging to his arm, [[EvenEvilHasStandards begging him not to. to]]. It's made very clear from his interactions with Tatyana/EVA that he's a rapist [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] and a sexual sadist as well, and that everyone is aware of what he does but are too powerless to really stop him. Then come one of the most vicious ColdBloodedTorture scenes in video games. It's clear he didn't care if the torture victim lives or dies before getting the proper information, as long as he gets his kicks. Then we also have the fact that Volgin, long before the events of the game, had participated in the Katyn Forest Massacre as a NKVD member, where he managed to kill over 20,000 Polish officers with his bare hands, and not only that, but he also removed their blindfolds ''before'' beating them to a pulp. He also killed several people in both the Hungarian Revolution and the East Germany Uprising, which he not only had absolutely no regrets, but even boasted about killing 100,000 anti-communist activists.
31st Jul '17 3:41:34 PM Kadorhal
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** Young Ocelot spawned a few as well, such as "You're pretty good" and the cowboy hand gesture.

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** Young Ocelot spawned a few as well, such as "You're pretty good" and the cowboy hand gesture.gesture, the latter of which being so memetic that even the characters in the game poke fun at it.



** Whenever The End decides to bulge with his eyes, giving the otherwise squinty-eyed old man a disturbingly unhinged look. The accompanying [[{{Squick}} squicky]] sound effect doesn't help much either.
** The boss fight with The Sorrow, which is implied to take place as part of a near-death experience for Snake. You are tormented by the souls of everyone you've killed in the game thus far and they all appear in a very graphic fashion.
** The colbalt blue tarantula is obviously frightening if you're afraid of spiders, but the fact that you most likely won't see it before it bites Snake and that they show up in unexpected places (a bathroom, jail cells, etc) is downright nerve racking.

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** Whenever The End decides to bulge with his eyes, giving the otherwise squinty-eyed old man a disturbingly unhinged look. The [[{{Squick}} accompanying [[{{Squick}} squicky]] sound effect effect]] doesn't help much either.
** The boss fight with The Sorrow, which is implied to take place as part of a near-death experience for Snake. You are tormented by the souls of everyone you've killed in the game thus far and they all appear in a very graphic fashion.
fashion, reflecting exactly how you killed them - blood splatters over where you shot them, vultures on their shoulders if you left them for the vultures to eat...[[note]]and [[MoodWhiplash Raikov waddling around in his thunder-print speedo]] if you killed him.[[/note]]
** The colbalt cobalt blue tarantula is obviously frightening if you're afraid of spiders, but the fact that you most likely won't see it before it bites Snake and that they show up in unexpected places (a bathroom, jail cells, etc) is downright nerve racking.



* PolishedPort: The'' HD Edition'' runs at 60fps (twice the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 framerate), and in 720p HD. The only problem is that the controls are changed on Xbox 360, due to the controller not having analog buttons; as well as the cuts of the Snake vs. Monkey mode (for copyright reasons), the multiplayer mode (due to servers going down), and the Secret Theater (for unknown reasons). Also of note is that it makes The End ''much'' easier to see, though whether this is good or bad depends on whether or not you enjoyed the fight.

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* PolishedPort: The'' HD The ''HD Edition'' runs at 60fps (twice the original UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 framerate), and in 720p HD. The only problem is that the controls are changed on Xbox 360, due to the controller not having analog buttons; as well as the cuts of the Snake vs. Monkey mode (for copyright reasons), the multiplayer mode (due to servers going having long since been shut down), and the Secret Theater (for unknown reasons). Also of note is that it makes The End ''much'' easier to see, though whether this is good or bad depends on whether or not you enjoyed the fight.



** It can get a little irritating having to pause the game and flick through the various menus every time Snake is injured, particularly with bosses like Volgin who injure you almost every time they hit you. Ditto for the camouflage system, which ''is'' a pretty cool idea, it's just time-consuming to constantly readjust your uniform. This is probably why the camouflage system in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' was changed to an automatic system and why health restoration went back to the old "eat ration, gain back life" mechanic. Supposedly {{justified|Trope}} by the game taking place during the freakin' ''Cold War'', so advanced methods of camouflage and healing (the latter due to nanomachines) hadn't been invented yet.

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** It can get a little irritating having to pause the game and flick through the various menus every time Snake is injured, particularly with bosses like Volgin who injure you almost every time they hit you. Ditto for the camouflage system, which ''is'' a pretty cool idea, it's just time-consuming to constantly readjust your uniform. This is probably why the camouflage system in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' was changed to an automatic system and why health restoration went back to the old "eat ration, gain back life" mechanic. Supposedly {{justified|Trope}} by the game taking place during the freakin' ''Cold War'', Cold War, so advanced methods of camouflage and healing (the latter due to nanomachines) hadn't been invented yet.



** The CQC. Try not killing a soldier accidentally during an interrogation.
** When standing back up, Snake will get on his knees. In order to stand up, the player must press X ''again''. Many a time, simply trying to walk too soon will result in Snake going back into the prone position again.

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** The CQC. Try not killing a soldier accidentally during an interrogation.
interrogation. The difference between holding a man in your grasp and slitting his throat is simply a few ounces of pressure on the circle button.
** When standing back up, getting up from prone, Snake will get on his knees. In order to stand up, the player must press X ''again''. Many a time, simply trying to walk too soon will result in Snake going back into the prone position again.
25th Jun '17 1:27:20 PM CrowTR0bot
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** "I'M COVERED IN BEES!"

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** "I'M "[[WebComic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND I'M COVERED IN BEES!"BEES!]]"
5th Jun '17 6:32:28 PM Michael_McManus
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* ItWasHisSled: Naked Snake is Big Boss. In an interesting variation, knowing this twist beforehand isn't detrimental to the experience, as it makes the game's role as a prequel more explicit.

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* ItWasHisSled: Naked Snake is Big Boss. In an interesting variation, knowing [[TropesAreTools Knowing this twist beforehand isn't detrimental to the experience, as it makes the game's role as a prequel more explicit.]]
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