Following our Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty rewind, we’re going to visit the third iteration and earliest chronological release of the series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Like Metal Gear Solid 2 before it, Snake Eater sees the protagonist Solid Snake replaced by another character. This time, players take the role of sort-of-father of Solid Snake, Naked Snake aka Big Boss.
The storyline starts off with an ordinary day in the life of Jackie Chan (Jackie Chan) working as a courier for his grandfather; however, there is nothing ordinary about the situation unfolding as a result of the package he must deliver to the Shaolin Temple. Elsewhere, Jackie is doing exactly what his grandfather predicted, stuffing his face at the local diner when he should be delivering packages, most importantly, the package to the temple. Midway through his meal, Jackie spots a limousine with his grandfather surrounded by the sub-bosses in the game. Jackie takes off with a high-octane chase, and the scene ends with the crash of the limo and his grandfather being taken away by the bosses, whereupon, Jackie loses them at a nearby junction. Continue reading
We recently looked at the original Metal Gear Solid title. With Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes still to come, there are plenty more releases to explore. Today, we’ll be looking at Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, released on PlayStation 2 back in 2001. Metal Gear Solid 2 is a particularly interesting entry in the series. Surrounded in controversy, Metal Gear Solid 2 dared to replace Solid Snake as the lead protagonist. Meanwhile, the upcoming Ground Zeroes has also been subject to similar criticism, this time for replacing the iconic Solid Snake’s voice actor. It’s an interesting parallel, but I’d be deceiving you if I lead you to believe we’d be exploring any of Ground Zeroes’ controversies here. Continue reading
Launching in 1998 and developed by Konami, Metal Gear Solid is one of the best selling PlayStation titles on the system. While not the first in the series, with both Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake preceding it, Metal Gear Solid was somewhat revolutionary. It married cinematic storytelling with gameplay to a level not yet seen on the system, and offered a unique and innovative experience for players to enjoy. With Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes coming out in March, we’re going to take a look through the Metal Gear Solid series. Continue reading