getting paid a lot more than you thought you were going to get:
Remembering you have credit card/insurance/phone payments to make:
TOM HARDY BEING FLAWLESS
↳ Dark Knight Rises (2012)
“No one cared who I was till I put on the mask.”
Because of this video game series, I never thought I would end up playing three games of the same series. Usually I play the first game and would only to come back for the sequel and stop after that. This is an example to Batman: Arkham Asylum to the sequel Arkham City (the third title has yet to be announced though). When I purchased Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, I never thought I would put about hours and hours of gameplay to two of the titles: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake ater. Peace Walker did not interest me much because of the difficulty and control scheme but I will come back to the title later.
Metal Gear Solid 2 was the first title I played in the collection. The story was kind of interesting (some events can lead up to the sequel) which includes on how some of the themes are like. The only bad part of MGS2 was the infamous character switch. The main character of the series, Solid Snake, was shown in the prologue of the game, then out of nowhere, you end up playing a new character named Raiden, which was a shock to some people but wasn’t for me anyways. Overall the story was alright but was too difficult to understand. The VR missions were fun but didnt appeal me much
Metal Gear Solid 3 was the second title I next played. Takes place 40 years before the original Metal Gear Solid, we are now playing a character name Naked Snake, who shares a strong resemblance to the main series protagonist, Solid Snake. The ending of MGS3 reveals that the character is Snake’s genetic father and enemy, Big Boss, which was pretty fucking awesome because back then I thought Naked Snake and Solid Snake were the same thing but it all makes sense now after playing the entire game. The boss battles and the cinematics makes this one of the reasons I would go on to buy a PS3 in the future.
When I bought the PS3, I thought of the reasons such as Blu-Rays, Ratchet and Clank and God of War Collection, but then something from the past hit me back which is one of the reason why I ended up purchasing the system recently. Back in 2008, Metal Gear Solid 4 was the biggest PS3 game ever released and it is still played by some people today. Because of the completion of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, playing Metal Gear Solid 4 is a must. Set a few years after MGS2, the main protagonist is once again Solid Snake (now Old Snake due to accelerated aging and has less than a year to live), sent on his final mission to terminate Liquid Ocelot. After returning the used one, I ordered one brand new online and played it the following week. And I have to say it is that FUCKING good. When I first played MGS4, it makes you feel like you are watching a three-hour movie (especially the hour and a half cutscene). It is that good, even though the online component was shut down few months back, the single player experience was the best of this game. Installing 10 GB of cinematics for the Playstation 3 hard drive? It was no big deal as it the cinematics watching on a HDTV makes you feel like the move of what a true video game feels like. The music is also good especially when it comes to orchestra theme making it feel like this is Snake’s final mission. The boss battles were eh but are similar to MGS1 characters but the climatic battle was the best boss battles I had ever played in a video game. Everything that were mentioned on the previous games that were difficult to understand are all explained in this fourth and final chapter. I know this is a pretty long post on MGS4 but because it is fucking long, it is officially the best video game I had ever played in all my years with any video game system. I have yet to replay this game but I will replay it, making the experience longer than any previous games I had bought and played. It is the best video game conclusion and the most depressing ones I had seen because of the loss of many major characters from the previous titles but I’m not going to spoil it in this post. This conclusion is as good as The Dark Knight Rises, which I watched a few months back as well.
Playing Metal Gear Solid changed everything on what I had on video gaming haha. Two more titles have been announced but are not yet released. I don’t think both of them are going to be able to top MGS4 as it remains my #1 favorite game of all time.