Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

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Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Smiler » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:49 am

Nodal, Patito, and I have been playing through the MGS series this month to get prepared for Phantom Pain (what really happened was I wanted to play them, streamed them, and then we ended up taking turns playing the games). MGS is still a good series and I'm glad I sucked Nodal into them because he didn't know anything about MGS up until now. He is now basically this post.

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So uh, who's ready for Phantom Pain?

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby TA » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:25 pm

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のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Bal » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:03 pm

I don't see the David Bowie head replacement.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Rico » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:49 pm

I'm coincidentally wearing my Ziggy Stardust shirt today.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Smiler » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:56 pm

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The legendary Big Boss, the man soldiers flock to.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Grath » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:34 pm


Custom music was obviously a great addition.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Sharkey » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:00 pm

The Airwolf theme would also have been acceptable.
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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby TA » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:31 pm

So, I pushed my way through the rest of the Peace Walker LP and am starting up playing Ground Zeroes. Can I just say visually, this is probably the most detailed and beautiful game I've seen, like, ever? I'm scared to see what Kojima did with an extra year and a half of development on the Fox Engine.
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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Grath » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:16 pm

So watching my roommate play Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Panini is making me want to buy it despite not having played the rest of the series. (I watched most of my best friend's play through of MGS4, though, as well as some of MGS3)

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Newbie » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:37 am

MGSV: I'm about 5% in. Just unlocked medical facilities at Mother Base.

PROLOGUE: this whole sequence felt very Sons of Liberty/Plant Chapter. Here's this guy telling me I've had extensive reconstruction, and I need to have my face changed, and now let me escape through this area filled with soldiers while following a guy who is very clearly demonstrating the kind of skills that I am allegedly supposed to possess? This franchise loves its doubles and cases of mistaken identity...

THE OPEN WORLD: Ocelot has exactly one thing to say about anything I care to examine, and it's getting pretty repetitive. I guess the tapes make up for this, but it's just not the same without terrible grainy footage or heads holding radio controls in their ears.

MOTHER BASE: Once it starts to expand, be sure to visit the outer platforms so you can do the target practice side mission and collect some diamonds that have no business being where they are. You can also collect posters here. (Note that you can modify cardboard boxes in the field with posters, similar to applying a suppressor to a gun.) I should have a lot more to say about this dumb game but I'm up way too late as it is.
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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby LaserBeing » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:54 pm

Newbie wrote:collect some diamonds that have no business being where they are


please note that it is strongly implied by in-game dialogue that the soldiers purposely hide the diamonds around the base because they know how much Big Boss loves easter egg hunts
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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Romosome » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:55 pm

How is MGS consistently so fucked up and adorable at the same time

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby TA » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:29 pm

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Hardly Ideal » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:39 pm

Newbie wrote:THE OPEN WORLD: Ocelot has exactly one thing to say about anything I care to examine, and it's getting pretty repetitive.

The free-roaming bit is a fun change, but a bit empty sometimes. It's a fine line between a sandbox and a vacant lot.
Newbie wrote:I guess the tapes make up for this, but it's just not the same without terrible grainy footage or heads holding radio controls in their ears.

38% in, and it's kind of a bummer how it doesn't seem as... cinematic? Yeah, not as cinematic as the previous entries. Sure, people complained about 80-MINUTE CLOSING SCENE and whatnot, but you know what they say about not missing something until it's gone.
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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby TA » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:58 pm

Ribbon: so i've been thinking, what if i were the head of konami and i were like
Ribbon: hey, so i've got this idea to get us back out into the field again... listen up
Ribbon: we've got this established IP and we put in dimensional travel and otherworldly monsters that the protagonists have to fight tooth and nail, usually with improvised weapons, in a weird cthonic hellscape... you don't know who you can trust and it's really desolate, you know-
Ribbon: and you're like "yeah, yeah"
Ribbon: ok so it's settled then:

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby Mothra » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:15 pm

I love how great the cinematography is in the part that Kojima directed and how it IMMEDIATELY goes to generic shit the moment Snake's helicopter leaves the frame.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby zaratustra » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:28 am

ah, yes, all the things that made Metal Gear great

squad gameplay, bows & arrows, and zombies

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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby beatbandito » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:12 am

oh right snake's cool enough for his own thread

So I noticed this shortly after first seeing the trailer yesterday:

Open with Big Boss and everyone else that matters abandoning the (private military) company they built up as it burns down, seemingly everyone left behind doomed. However, an outside force grabs everything that Big Boss left behind, literally ripping it from the context it belongs. Now we have a barren wasteland with nothing in it but death, and the only hope is for those who worked under Big Boss to use the destroyed scraps of what he built to save those who were left behind.

I think some remaining Konami employees may understand what's happening.
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Re: Metal Gear Solid Memorial Thread and BBQ Grill

Postby François » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:04 am

Oh cripes I just had a sobering train of thought.

1. Well, Metal Gear's had supernatural ghost bullshit going on for a long time, and yeah we pointed and laughed but it was alright.
2. So why does this feel so wrong?
3. I guess until now Metal Gear never had big glowy sky portals randomly taking people with fucked up ideas about weapon practicality into the mineral zombie dimension.
4. It seems Kojima managed to make his telekinetic assassins, undead psychics and lightning-powered Russians feel... grounded and restrained somehow. Like it was weird but it still kinda fit.
5. HOLY SHIT THIS TRAILER MADE ME SAY THAT IN RETROSPECT KOJIMA'S WORK WAS GROUNDED AND RESTRAINED.

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