The Metal Gear Solid 3 camouflage system revolutionized the series’ stealth gameplay, but an adorable fan comic calls out the unrealistic feature.
An adorable piece of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater fan art pokes fun at the game’s camouflage system through a cartoonish comic. The third entry in Hideo Kojima’s stealth series introduced a host of new mechanics to reinvigorate tactical espionage action, including camo and survival mechanics. While a Metal Gear Solid 3 meme in Elden Ring demonstrates the title’s enduring popularity, new fan art draws attention to sillier aspects of the beloved title.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater made significant changes to the series’ formula in 2004, and its emotional narrative makes it arguably the greatest installment in the franchise to date. While prior games took place around the modern day, MGS3 brought the story back to 1964 for a Cold War adventure reminiscent of a James Bond film. Previous Metal Gear games mainly focused on avoiding enemy lines of sight, but Snake Eater introduced a unique camouflage system that significantly impacts stealth gameplay. Players can change Snake’s outfit and face paint to blend into his surroundings and make him virtually invisible, arguably making Metal Gear Solid 3 the best game in terms of tactical options and stealth flexibility.
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Talented artist and Twitter user maddie recently shared some adorable art that pokes fun at Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and its camouflage system. During the game players can instantly swap Naked Snake’s uniform and face paint, and maddie takes this to a logical conclusion by having two enemy soldiers watch Snake strip down to his underwear. The joke goes even further in a second comic from maddie, where the guards suddenly lose sight of Snake when he lays down in the dirt wearing a brown outfit. Metal Gear Solid 3’s camo mechanic, which makes Snake practically invisible when wearing the right clothes, has often been a source of jokes among fans.
While maddie’s cartoonish comic pokes fun at Metal Gear Solid 3, a Metal Gear Solid meme from David Hayter recently warmed the hearts of fans. The iconic voice actor portrayed protagonists Solid Snake and Naked Snake in every major installment in the franchise up until Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. Starting with that 2014 title Hayter was replaced by Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland in the role of Snake. Hayter is still regarded as Snake’s true voice, however, and the actor recently shared a meme that motivates fans to keep going even when the day gets hard.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is often considered the most engaging and emotional entry in a series filled with impressive games. The stealth action title’s camouflage system was both innovative and unrealistic, and maddie successfully riffs on the mechanic through their adorable comic. In real life Naked Snake would constantly get caught with his pants down, but Metal Gear Solid 3 lets him change instantly before laying down on the ground to become invisible.
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