‘Metal Gear Solid 3’ players discover a clever feature on the 3DS version

Colonel... There's something wrong with my Nintendo 3DS!

A Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater player has discovered a neat little detail on the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.

Metal Gear Solid is a weird series in general, and now a player has discovered a fun thing on the Nintendo 3DS version of Metal Gear Solid 3. Spoilers for the game ahead, just in case.

At a certain point in the story, Naked Snake loses an eye. In the original PlayStation 2 version of the game, if you switched to first person to aim, a vignette would cover most of one side of the screen, signifying the loss of vision. But a player has noticed that in the 3DS version, instead, you aren’t able to use the 3D functionality on the console. Most games didn’t utilise the 3D function on the hardware, it mostly just caused people headaches. Clearly, someone thought that the feature would make for a smart narrative tool.

TIL once you reach the point in the story where Naked Snake loses his eye in the 3DS version of Snake Eater, you can no longer use the 3D depth slider while in first-person mode, signifying his loss of depth in his vision. Honestly an insanely cool detail I never noticed before from metalgearsolid


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