Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Fan is Restoring The Original Voice Acting

A work-in-progress edit for Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes will be restoring the original voice acting performances from the 1998 PS1 release into the 2004 remake’s cutscenes. For the uninitiated, Twin Snakes was a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid that was a collaboration between Konami, Silicon Knights, and Nintendo, publishing the game as a Nintendo GameCube exclusive. It featured graphical improvements, a gameplay shift that was altered to resemble that of Metal Gear Solid 2‘s camera perspective, and re-recorded voice performances with a revised script.


While the remake was met with positive reception overall, there were still many things fans took issues with. Some of the problems fans had with the Twin Snakes remake were the re-recorded performances themselves. Despite David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, giving up a significant portion of his paycheck to entice the original actors to return to their roles, the voice acting was considered to be inferior to the charm of the 1998 original. The cutscenes of the game were also criticized, as there were revised sequences that were unrealistic and compared unfavorably to The Matrix due to the liberal usage of bullet time and over-the-top action. One fan of Metal Gear Solid, Jose Mellinas, is looking to fix part of the problem by restoring the original performances.

Mellinas posted an edit of a scene from Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, where Solid Snake gives his last regards to Sniper Wolf after her death. It uses the original performance from Hayter, while adjusting the audio to play during specific segments where it would fit. Not only that, Mellinas also posted a clip of the iconic “Do you think love can bloom on the battlefield” scene between Otacon and Snake, using Christopher Randolph and David Hayter’s original voice acting as well, along with the restoration of “The Best is Yet To Come,” a song that was absent in the Twin Snakes release.

Mellinas then posted to Twitter about a potential full edit of the entire game, where it would feature just cut out Twin Snakes‘ over-the-top cutscenes, restore the original dub and remove those aforementioned cutscenes, or even go the full nine yards and restore the original dub and score while removing said offending cutscenes. Mellinas was also asked if there would be a mod or a patch to apply to the game, though Mellinas flatly said no, as it’d be a video only.

Modding The Twin Snakes would be a massive undertaking, especially when it was a GameCube exclusive and the game never got any ports to the PC or any other console. On a related note, there are rumors of a Metal Gear Solid remake that Konami has been working on, but fans should take that information with a grain of salt. Still, this upcoming edit could be the next best thing.

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes was released in 2004 exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube.

Source: Gamerant

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