We've already covered the basics in our first look
, so we'll cut straight to the meat of the game: in multiplayer mode, at least, Portable Ops
looks and plays almost exactly like the Metal Gear Online
game included with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
. The 3D graphics look sharp and animate smoothly, and while the camera is fully controllable with the d-pad, it followed us around pretty effectively on its own. Aiming a pistol or M-16 at our opponents was as simple as holding down a shoulder button to lock on, although first-person aiming was possible as well. Switching between weapons was easy, too, thanks to a quick, four-way pop-up menu.