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Metal Gear Solid 3D (3DS) vs. Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS3) | Side by Side


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

Side by side comparison between Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, released for Nintendo 3DS in 2012 and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - HD Edition, released for PS3, Vita and X360 in 2011. Snake Eater 3D was emulated in High definition.


*ultra-grizzled voice* "They're armed with five five sixers and pineapples"

I want that on a t-shirt to confuse the shit out of non-game-playing-people. Maybe even just this to ultra confuse them:

5️⃣5️⃣6️⃣ers &🍍s


They did a really good job with it considering the hardware they had to work with with the 3DS. Loved that version.

Totally, I was going to say its unfair to upres the 3DS version for comparison but it doesn't actually matter because it looks stellar anyway, I think the only glaring thing is the resolution of the some of the alpha textures (for leaves on trees), but its not a big deal at all.

Amazing considering the 3DS top screen is 400x240 (per eye), so the assets of this game were meant to be seen at 240p on a very small screen but if you blow up the res to 720p (Guessing since PS3 version is 720p + 2xMSAA) it still looks great. I'm genuinely surprised at so many of the effects staying intact when I feel like you might not even be able to perceive many of them on a 3DS screen.


It's hard to believe this game is stuck on ancient platforms not even in production (I think?). Konami doesn't even care about printing money.
They did a really good job with it considering the hardware they had to work with with the 3DS. Loved that version.
It's beautiful in 3D. My only real gripe with it is the performance, especially in when fighting The Boss at the end. Even running at n3DS clocks the framerate is so bad that I had to resort to hiding in the flowers and taking potshots, engaging her in CQC was basically impossible.

Pcsx2 or rpcs3. Which is best @4k/60fps
PCSX2...but neither is good. There's still not really a good way to play MGS2+3 on PC to this day. MGS2 atleast has that terrible port, MGS3 didn't even get that.
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It's crazy that you can crouch-walk in the 3DS version. I've beaten MGS3 a handful of times, but never played it on 3DS. I imagine that would change my playthrough quite a bit.
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