Five MGS3 quotes that show Snake’s character, according to Kojima Productions

During the latest episode of Kojima Station, the hosts looked back at Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, as part of the series’ retrospective that has been running for several episodes. One of the things discussed was Snake’s character, and how some of his dialogue shows his more human side. Here are five quotes from Snake that reveal his personality, according to Kojima Productions. Credit for the translation goes to JunkerHQ.

“It’s been 5 years, 72 days, and 18 hours.”


When the Boss contacts Snake via the radio, Snake is able to pinpoint exactly how much time has passed since they last talked to each other. The hosts say that it shows a more human side compared to Solid Snake (who probably wouldn’t have counted the hours), but they also find it quite creepy.

“I follow the President and the top brass. I’m ready to die for them if


At this point in the story Snake is still very loyal to his country, and this particular quote shows his naiveté.

“The feeding ramp is polished to a mirror sheen. The slide’s been reinforced. And the interlock with the frame is tightened for added precision. The sight system is original, too. The thumb safety is extended to make it easier on the finger. A long-type trigger with non-slip grooves. A ring hammer… The base of the trigger guard’s been filed down for a higher grip. And not only that, nearly every part of this gun has been expertly crafted and customized.”


When Snake is handed a new gun by EVA, he gets all excited and starts to summarize all the great features of this custom made weapon.

“Does it have to be one or the other – love or hate?”


EVA wants to know what the story is between Snake and The Boss. She asks him wether he loves her or hates her. “Does it have to be one or the other – love or hate?” Snake replies. But despite this mindset, he will eventually have to kill her in order to complete his mission.

“So how does it taste?”


In MGS3, Snake can get his hands on all kinds of food, from animals and fruit found in the wild, to noodles and rations. Snake often wants to know the taste and discusses it with Para-Medic over the radio. He also gains more stamina from the food if he likes it. Solid Snake on the other hand doesn’t care what his rations taste like.

To watch the full episode, follow the link at the bottom.

Source: Kojima Station 25, JunkerHQ

  • Fraaancis

    “It’s been 5 years, 72 days, and 18 hours.”
    Lol, when I first heard that – i thought he was a freacking android.

    • It says a lot about his bond with The Boss, how important she is to him.

    • César H. Sandoval

      I loved how naive and socially awkward Big Boss was in MGS3.

    • WhatTheJuicay

      I agree with Fraaancis.. I haven’t met one human who counts years, days and hours since a single encounter, from the top of their head. Sounds artificial, as opposed to showing “a more human side”

      • GahLakTus

        I have done this. Please do bare in mind I do actually have very bad OCD and other conditions so… yeah. But even in my much more socially dumbass days of yore I was never dumb enough to tell that person I know how long its been. But it does fit MGS3 BB being kind of a doofus boy scout at the start.

      • Strange obsessions and weird character traits are human. It’s not meant to be a normal thing, his relationship with The Boss was not normal to begin with.

    • decoyF0XX

      The voice DH decided to use to channel Snake’s character in Snake Eater is what made him sound like an android really. Regularly that statement should show how important The Boss is to Snake and also how smart Snake is.

  • Big_Boss88

    “The feeding ramp is polished to a mirror sheen. The slide’s been reinforced. And the interlock with the frame is tightened for added precision. The sight system is original, too. The thumb safety is extended to make it easier on the finger. A long-type trigger with non-slip grooves. A ring hammer… The base of the trigger guard’s been filed down for a higher grip. And not only that, nearly every part of this gun has been expertly crafted and customized.”

    The best xD ! I love how Snake gets all excited after getting a new gun lol, like a special present.
    Similar with Sigint in this codec when he talk about it ;D.
    Sigint: “Well I’ll be damned, that’s some gun.” lol

    • Fredy Carius

      the best part is that he gets all excited by the new gun AFTER being hit by Eva.
      I mean, he likes his guns more than he like his women

      • He even puts out one of his precious cigars to admire the gun.

      • César H. Sandoval

        Solid Snake would have done the complete oposite lol, in MGS1 he hits on every girl he meets.

      • ObsessedGeorge

        Yeah, and you can see that when Kaz tells him that Huey has more important things to worry about than Strangelove, Big Boss says “That’s the spirit Huey!”

    • Kojima once said this scene was based on one of the Kojima Productions members who is a big gun enthusiast.

      • Big_Boss88

        Nice :D, I didn’t know that info :). Snake and the member sure know their guns!

      • PrinceHeir

        I think i know who that guy is XD

        • From what I remember the guy was from the development team, so not an actor. Not 100% sure about that though.

  • César H. Sandoval

    “Snake, I…”


  • PrinceHeir

    Lol i love when Snake and Eva talked about Sushi. It’s a shame they probably didn’t go out in dinner to eat some 🙁

    • “Raw fish? Just the place for my survival techniques.”

  • anon

    >Not “Nice shoes”

  • PrinceHeir

    Sorry for derailing this, but my B-day is on Monday(Oct 13) 🙂

    I feel old right now(22), College ends for me next year so work starts by that time :

    Anyways, I know people are hype in MGSV right now, but there’s another masterpiece coming this Tuesday and that’s The Evil Within(Psycho Break) by the grandfather of horror games himself Shinji Mikami 😀

    For my present(lol), i want you guys to buy The Evil Within and play it to yourselves! The game is gonna be amazing and even if it’s not pure horror per se(there’s some action on it), if you at least love Resident Evil 4, then you’ll love this game 🙂

    Also perfect game while waiting for MGSV next year! Buy it on any console you want(i’m getting it on PS3; hope there’s cross save though)

    So yeah there’s still time to get the pre order bonuses so please pre order it as soon as possible!

    You’ll thank me later once play it 😀

    • PrinceHeir

      Forgot to put the release dates XD

      “The Evil Within will be releasing worldwide on October 14th of this year.
      This means that Europe, South Africa, India or the Middle East will be getting the game earlier than before. Unfortunately for Australia (October 16th), New Zealand (October 17th) and Japan (October 23rd), those dates remain unchanged.”

      Here’s the launch trailer:

      Full of spoilers, so i haven’t watched it yet XD

      • Big_Boss88

        I’ve kept myself on dark for this game, watched only 1 trailer months ago and 1 gameplay video. So I’m excited to see how scary & awesome it will be xD.

      • Zlatan

        should this be ps4 graphics? than it looks disappointing.

        • PrinceHeir

          The game is cross gen.

          Also i’m pretty sure since this is a horror game, it would be better to have a more darker atmosphere and artysle than graphics or polygon.

          The artstyle and atmosphere will draw you in than the graphics themselves.

    • Congratulations in advance! Will certainly be buying The Evil Within as well. 🙂

    • Big_Boss88

      Congrats my friend :D! You’re still young don’t worry ;)… I’m old >;C grrr.

      I have pre-ordered TEW few weeks ago that includes a T-shirt 😀 and can’t wait to get the game on Tuesday! It’s been a while since I’ve seen something new from the great Mikami so very excited <3, I love his RE games! Anyway, TEW looks like a game with scary atmosphere and twisted stuff, not to forget survival so gonna be sweeeet.

      Been playing Shadow of Mordor for a while now, it's awesome also! These games and some other upcoming games will make MGSV:TPP waiting much easier for me.

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks man!

        You got a shirt O___O

        Awesome!! Yeah it’s been long time since Mikami released a game(Vanquish which was 2010)

        It’s gonna be an amazing month this Oktoberfest 😀

        • Big_Boss88

          No problemo, but wait a sec! Was Vanquish by Mikami :O?! Goddaaamn that game was so cool :D, ultra fast-paced scifi combat kind of like in MGR:R.

          I really miss Vanquish ;(…but I foolishly borrowed it to my brother months ago and forgot that he still has it lol >.<.

          He played me like a damn fiddle! This isn't right, that game was mine!

          • PrinceHeir

            Yeah that was his last game before he left Platinum Games :

            Vanquish 2 needs to be made. With all the technology and more power of the consoles we’ve seen. It would be Godly to see Vanquish 2 this gen 🙂

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      HB in advance are not old at all.really awesome age though!

    • hey we are the same age haha, anyway. happy incoming birthday i know i’ll check The Evil Within eventually though i don’t know when

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        Turning 19 in a month.

    • PrinceHeir

      Thanks for everyone for the greetings!!

      I know i can be aggressive in the past or so, i kinda regret it acting like that since i know in the end, we are all here to enjoy the series lore and characters as well as suggestions and all.

      So yeah i’m sorry for those who i went aggressive in the past. I know your probably thinking(well he’ll probably do this again next time) and your probably right. But i’ll try to be more respectful and think things thoroughly from now on.

      I mean, by next year, i may not even be as active in the future due to work and all. So i probably should enjoy my time here as much as i can.

      One thing for sure, i really enjoy the community here and it’s enthusiasm for the series. Other sides have too many rouge people that can be too aggressive even for me.

      So yeah thanks again everyone from the greetings! I hope you enjoy The Evil Within this Tuesday ^^

    • PrinceHeir

      Also forgot Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is coming on Tuesday as well!

      Already preordered, don’t know how i forgot about it XD

      At the very least, The Evil Within is definitely a must! Even if you don’t get Senran Kagura SV, At least get The Evil Within ^^

    • No Place For Hayter

      Ok I will play and celebrate the game in honour of your birthday, lol. Looking forward to The Evil Within.

      • PrinceHeir


        You won’t regret it for sure!

        • No Place For Hayter

          All hail ShinjI Mikami!

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            all hail detective sebastian and shinji mikami.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            And may his legacy never die.

    • Fraaancis

      “Mr. Mikami fights to make the games he wants to make. I believe he is one of Japan’s few real ‘creators.” Kojima

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Great post and happy birthday. Hope you enjoy it. I still have a few years of college to go. Looking forward to playing The Evil Within myself. Whether MGS V is epic or leaving me wanting for more, it will never replace MGS3 or 4, those are timeless. I’m looking forward to RE:Make Revelations 2 and hope the others including 4 are remade someday so I can play them.

  • i thought it was cool that naked snake remembered even how many hours passed since he talked with the boss, but now that it’s mentioned that it’s a bit creepy, i can’t help but think of the typical “i hope sempai notices me” memes haha

  • LukesAlike

    I mean, you can’t not smirk when he goes nuts over the 1911’s customized specs.

  • moto hellogoto

    I like how even though Solid Snake is a clone he is still different than Big boss and chose a different path. Solid Snake could have made the same mistakes as Big Boss and taken the same dark path but he didn’t, and that’s why I like Solid Snake more than Big Boss.

  • No Place For Hayter

    I love the codec conversation with Sigint about the handgun where snake goes into more detail about how it is modified.

    • moto hellogoto

      I love when BB tells Sigint how much he loves being in a cardboard box and it feels like his destiny (something like that), It shows that he has a good sense of humor.

  • ShogunTake

    I loved talking to Para Medic.

  • Venom Snake

    I’m ones of the people that got devastated when Kiefer was announced to Replace David, but that now is more then O.K. with it, actually thinking that Sutherland makes a better big Boss them Hayter, but then i started to think and tried to understand why it happened, then i remembered a Detail that a lot have missed from the PAX 2012 Snake compared to the Final version, and that the Familiar looking Smile.

    So i’m asking you guys, is it just me or the Snake from PAX 2012 has David Hayter’s look and Smile, meaning that David was involved in MGSV at first, but that later something happened which may be David of Hideo’s fault?

    Tell me what you think.

  • Guest

    BB gets more interested about guns than boobs

  • im a dot

    do you guys think hideo will announce the TPP’s realese date at VGX?

    • Big_Boss88

      I think he will. If my memory works correctly TPP was originally revealed at the event two years ago, so I’m hopeful to see release date this time ;).

      Two damn long years for sure…
      @Nyxus thanks a lot for this site, it has helped me to survive the long wait alive :D.

      • Thanks for visiting!

    • Venom Snake

      Most likely, but considering that Ground Zeroes PC Release date is around the VGX’s he may hold it back on Purpose, and pull a P.T. on us, buy including a Never Seen teaser inside the PC Version, Teaser revealing the Release Date, or much better putting inside the Upcoming GZ Console Update a Code that you enter on the Website to see a New Trailer that reveals the Release Date.

      Therefore, i’m not necessarily expecting a Release Date at VGX, because i know Kojima, and after P.T. i’m more Convinced then ever that TPP Release Date will not be a Simple VGX Reveal, but Revealed in a Unexpected/Non-Conventional/Typical Hideo way.

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