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  • impynickers 9:25 pm on March 9, 2012 Permalink
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    I just love how Metal Gear can toss you so many different feels, and never be taken as inconsistent.
    Hideo Kojima keeps the player just enough out of the experience to be able to toss in a joke, but in it enough that you actually care about the characters. It is of course punctuated with those ‘Fuck yeah!’ moments such as Snake and Otacon’s synchonized handshake awesome in Sons of Liberty, or the double syringe moment from Guns of the Patriots. By the end of the series you feel like you have been slowly been lowered into an exclusive club, its like having cocktails with Kojima. All the plot points out of context are kind of crazy, but you know what is going on. Feh, Kojima with your wink and smile, have another drink you rascal you.

     
  • impynickers 4:49 pm on March 7, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo I am so glad you got into the MGS series and stuck it through. I had often wondered whether my love for the series was pure nostalgia, and whether it would even be accessible to new audiences. It certainly looks like you have experienced the same level of captivation that I remember.
    So there is hope for Kojima yet.

    Still waiting for my mass effect 3. Maybe this time is good to defuse some of the hype. Get a clear composed perspective.

     
  • RedSwirl 11:35 pm on February 27, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo What are you talking about? You can still customize for non-lethal weapons. Ever tried loading the grenade launcher with flash and smoke grenades? Or the shotgun with V-rings?

     
  • bowlisimo 6:48 pm on February 27, 2012 Permalink
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    Grats, you two. So the “interregnum” was a success in realizing just how much shit there is to play, even when you’re off the beaten path? This is why I think @angryjedi will be fine during March Effect. He just needs to make sure he doesn’t look back as the Earth burns, or he’ll end up like Lot’s wife.

    Restarted MGS4 (after only 2 or 3 hours) to play a less murderous Snake. It just doesn’t make sense for him to gun everyone down, it doesn’t fit. Back to the tranq guns I go, so much for gun customization.

    Then I accidentally hit a button during the intro this time around and the channel changed. *mind blown*

     
  • bowlisimo 6:27 pm on December 22, 2011 Permalink
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    @beige Yeah, I keep asking myself, “Would I like this better if it were a straight-up, super serious all the time affair?” and increasingly, the answer is becoming “No”, or at least, “Not as much”.

    I can totally appreciate those fridge pics now, life is good.

    @redswir1 I’m starting to see that with MGS3. Although, in MGS2 the fact that you were doing the same things again was part of the point and very deliberate, which is why I brought it up.

     
  • RedSwirl 6:13 pm on December 22, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo When you ask if Kojima has been pulling from the same well in regards to the story, that’s exactly what he’s been doing since Metal Gear 1 on the MSX.

    Every single Metal Gear game from the 1987 original up until MGS3 has you infiltrating a place filled with terrorists and a Metal Gear, rescuing a scientist, and at some point getting captured. Every single main MG game up until the most recent console version does this.

     
  • impynickers 6:38 pm on November 22, 2011 Permalink
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    @Redswirl Also, I have played a rom of the Gameboy Color MGS and it is infact really surprisingly good.
    Its an alternate universe, but has all the gameplay mechanics similar to MG2. I have come very close to buying the original GBC cartridge a number of times… but $30+ just is too expensive for an average metal gear fan when he can play roms.

     
  • bowlisimo 3:51 pm on November 22, 2011 Permalink
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    @Beige Yeah, I definitely don’t want Optimus Prime making mortgage payments, that’s obviously ridiculous. I guess it didn’t come across as such, but that paragraph I wrote was me thinking out loud at how weird it would be. I’ve already made my peace with Link and Nintendo. Like I said, go forth and enjoy, younger generations. How many times can you really go on that particular adventure, anyway?

    In theory, I do find it interesting when developers present old versions of main characters (Snake, Ezio, soon to be Max Payne) or even middle-aged Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Returns. Although, I haven’t played any of those games or read that graphic novel…yet.

    @unmanneddrone That’s funny, I was looking at my neglected Steam library the other day and thought about installing that game. Was Call of Pripyat too easy or something? You do get a ton of stuff in those games, but man, the zone is already a miserable shit hole, it’s almost crazy that people are modding it to be even worse. Still, I see the appeal, guess I’ll wait.

    @anyone Put the final stinger in Rex the other day. That old game still has some tricks up its sleeve. I’m not entirely sure how I made it 13 years without having the Psycho Mantis fight spoiled, but that was surprising. In fact, all of MGS’s fourth wall breaking stuff still stands out, even from a 2011 perspective. The quality of the sound and obviously the music are great as well, but I guess that’s because of the cd format.

    The controls were bad and the melodrama was often eye-rolling (“Snake, can love bloom on the battlefield?”), but it was still a fun ride, with it’s crazy genetic plot and nuclear terrorism and all. Codec banter was enjoyable. “Zanzibar…” might as well have been “Macho Grande.”

    Looking forward to nabbing that HD collection.

     
  • impynickers 12:48 am on November 19, 2011 Permalink
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    I used to be crazy fanatical about MGS. It was one of the rare joys in gaming.
    The first game is an island unto itself, and it conveniently takes place on an island.
    However, the craziness that opened up in the 2nd led to so many questions, and I think fans at that point dug really really deep into the mythos of the series. I remember losing sleep wondering what Metal Gear Solid 3 would be about. Of course 3 turned out to be a complete diversion from that storyline, only subtly foreshadowing the events of the first two games. Hideo Kojima was just building up this idea of a mystery.
    My main problem is that I think I liked the mystery better than the discovery of the truth.
    I liked having something to chew on.
    Now that I hear MGS5 is out there in development… supposedly for real, I just have to wonder what there is left to say in the existing universe. Alternate universes, perhaps? That is not beneath the series by any stretch. The AC!D spin offs were quite an interesting diversion.
    A direction I would like to see? Cel-shaded, comic book style. More or less like the MGS comics/PW cutscenes illustrated by Ashley Wood. I remember that MGS2 was experimented with to see whether it could be cel-shaded early in development. AC!D 2 was cel shaded. I think that would be awesome.
    I just feel like the main story is done, I want something different.

     
  • bowlisimo 4:55 pm on November 18, 2011 Permalink
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    This is neither here nor there, but I’ve been using all of the PS3’s power to round myself out with some Metal Gear Solid lately. You know, despite it being a 13 year old, early 3D chunk-athon, where chunks dramatically gesture at other chunks, I’m enjoying it quite a bit. But tell the truth, you guys, this is just going to get more and more bat-shit the farther I get into the series, isn’t it? I’ve heard things.

    I had to stop and laugh for a few minutes when the Colonel told me to look on the back of CD case.

     
  • unmanneddrone 11:52 am on November 9, 2011 Permalink
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    You know what we REALLY need, though…in terms of the Metal Gear franchise…

    Metal. Gear. AC!D. 3.

    My favourite of the franchise, however bizarre. Fan service out the wazoo (I’m not referencing Gravia Idols fondling guns in 3D via the Tobidacid viewer) and a fantastic use of card mechanics within a TBS. MGA2 is god-tier gaming, not to put too finer point on it. I’d kill for a Vita or iOS sequel/port.

     
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