Snake: Then and Now [ IMAGE ]

You don’t realize just how much more powerful graphic technically has become, until you see a side by side comparison. Yesterday, Hideo Kojima posted an image on Twitter that did just that by putting Solid Snake’s character model from the original Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation next to Naked Snake’s character model in Metal Gear Solid V. The difference is amazing.

source: Twitter
via: TheOmegaNerd


  • thewood

    Needs an 8-bit Snake from the original Metal Gear for NES.

  • fhwqgads

    but that’s not even solid snake on the right. it’s big boss.

    • Dash12345678

      Excuse me if I’m mistaken, and I very well may be having only played the original Metal Gear to completion, and some of Snake Eater, but I believe the man who was Solid Snake in the first Metal Gear Solid became the modern Big Boss.

      • Green

        That’s not entirely accurate, but it’s an understandable mistake. Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 3, was a prequel set in the 1960s, and the protagonist, Naked Snake, was given the codename “Big Boss” at the completion of that mission because he had defeated his former mentor, a supposed traitor who had the codename “The Boss”, to indicate that his skills were greater than hers.

        Speaking chronologically, Big Boss would go on to become the villain of the original Metal Gear on the NES, where he was hunted by his own protege, Solid Snake, who would go on to appear in Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, and 4 (where he was called Old Snake). Metal Gear Solid 5 is going to be another prequel featuring the man who will be Big Boss, during a period of time in between Snake Eater and Metal Gear, when he refused to go by the codename ‘Big Boss’ over his feelings of guilt from the Boss’s death, and insisted on still being called Naked Snake.

        • Dash12345678

          Thanks for the explanations.

      • anima

        oh god your so so wrong. mgs3 portable ops peace walker ground zeroes phantom pain = naked snake/big boss
        mg1 mg2 mgs1 mgs2 and mgs4 = solid snake. his genetic clone son.

  • Metal C0mmander

    I would have liked a side by side comparaison of all the metal gear protagonist from each game.

  • ThinkingStone

    Why does new Snake look like a young Clancy Brown?

  • Themightysmoosh

    I genuinely thought Big Boss was a real person when I scrolled past the pic the first time

  • Ahoge-dono

    Am I the only one who sees Jack Bauer?

    • Steve Napierski

      Kiefer Sutherland is voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V, so I guess that’s to be expected.