Find The Snake On Germany's Metal Gear Solid 4 Platinum CoverS

We thought that our first glimpse of the "Platinum" budget version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was bad enough. Then we saw Germany's take on Old Snake.

Oh, sure. No one can deny the selling power of an endorsement from 4Players.de, and the Games-Hit thumbs up indicator is sure to move a few more copies of the PlayStation 3 blockbuster. And we know that Germany's USK ratings board likes BIG WARNING LABELS about potentially offensive content. But how about showing a little respect to your tactical espionage action elders, Konami?

Maybe it's appropriate that we can barely see Old Snake among the budget priced mess, but the savings on the Platinum version don't make up for the queasiness we're feeling.

Thanks, Kay.