10 Video Game Remakes With ONE Major Flaw
In many ways, 2004's GameCube-exclusive Metal Gear Solid remake, The Twin Snakes, is a vastly superior iteration of the stealth-action classic.
With silky smooth graphics which still look impressive today, ludicrously over-the-top cutscenes directed by cult filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus), and snazzy new gameplay elements from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - such as first-person perspective and enhanced AI routines - on paper it got everything right.
But there's just one issue, and it's a big one: the original game's instantly iconic musical score, produced by Konami's in-house musicians, was needlessly replaced by a new score spearheaded by Metal Gear Solid 2 composer Norihiko Hibino.
Though Hibino's ambient electronic style fit Metal Gear Solid 2 like a glove, it felt wildly out of place shoehorned into a new version of the original game, sapping The Twin Snakes of much of its predecessor's urgent atmosphere.
This is especially apparent during many of the game's boss fights, where the minimalistic new music simply fails to nail the epic vibe of what came before.