Who's bright idea was it to release this on the same day as Modern Warfare 3? There were wall to wall folks lined up at my local game store yesterday, but I had to have been the only one in that massive crowd picking up a preorder for Metal Gear.
Curious to see if the game really runs at 60fps, I fired up MGS3 first - and brother, it's the real deal. The frame rate is so silky smooth (like MGS2 smooth), it's almost disconcerting. The in-game engine is particularly impressive; I got through the entirety of the Virtuous Mission, and I haven't seen hide nor hair of slowdown or screen tearing. (I was bracing myself for the Dremuchij Swampland with the crocodiles, an area that was notorious for big framerate drops in the original Snake Eater. I'm looking forward to see if it'll hold up at the Chyornyj Pond as well.) Menus are slick and snappy, and the fonts large and sharp. My only qualm so far? They've switched 'Confirm' and 'Cancel' around on the PS3 controller configuration to 'X' and 'O', as opposed to the opposite from the originals. Seriously throwing me off.
I checked out MGS2 next, but only to watch the opening credits intro. And I'm extremely happy to report that the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme" made it over, completely unscathed.