Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Taste of a Snake

The Cold War was a military standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union. In this game, the Soviet Union creates a "super tank" called the shagohad. You are a CIA agent with the code name snake who has been sent to destroy the shagohad and extract a scientist by he name of sokolov. Throughout the same you sneak past enemy guards, traverse through the jungle, and face bosses called "The Cobras".

To help you sneak past the guards and keep your stealthy motif there are different uniforms and face paints that give more or less camoflauge depending on the environment/surroundings. To keep up your stamina you are forced to eat food ranging from snakes to frogs to fish. If you get hurt you are able to bandage up your cuts and gunshot wounds and even your burns. The gameplay strategy and combat techniques are easy to pick up if you're new to the Metal Gear series and come all too easy if you're a MGS veteran. All in all this game is a delight to play and the challenge of being stealthy is a fun element to the game. It can get frustrating at times. I give it an 8/10.