Metal Gear Solid: Approximately half way through

Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -

So I am around 5 hours in on the first Metal Gear Solid game, and from what I've heard about halfway through. So far I am really into it, and the game is pretty different from what I expected. First off the boss battles are amazing, psycho mantis, ninja, and vulcan, have all been very fun and challenging, I particularly enjoyed the ninja boss fight. The dynamic to every boss battle is interesting as well, each time I go in blind, not know what to use, and I haven't beat one in the first go around yet. Each one has taken me around 5 to 7 tries, getting slightly frustrated after each loss only makes me want to go at it a different way, and use a different strategy. The story so far has been very interesting, the isolated day in the life way of storytelling is extremely effective to me. The stealth gameplay was something I was a bit worried about, seeing as how I typically don't like these types of games, but here it feels very tactile, and to say the least I am getting the hang of it. Another thing that is great is having a reason to use all the gadgets they give you, and signifies really good game design.  
 
Stay tuned I will hopefully finish the game soon! 
 

Such a great character      
#1 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -

So I am around 5 hours in on the first Metal Gear Solid game, and from what I've heard about halfway through. So far I am really into it, and the game is pretty different from what I expected. First off the boss battles are amazing, psycho mantis, ninja, and vulcan, have all been very fun and challenging, I particularly enjoyed the ninja boss fight. The dynamic to every boss battle is interesting as well, each time I go in blind, not know what to use, and I haven't beat one in the first go around yet. Each one has taken me around 5 to 7 tries, getting slightly frustrated after each loss only makes me want to go at it a different way, and use a different strategy. The story so far has been very interesting, the isolated day in the life way of storytelling is extremely effective to me. The stealth gameplay was something I was a bit worried about, seeing as how I typically don't like these types of games, but here it feels very tactile, and to say the least I am getting the hang of it. Another thing that is great is having a reason to use all the gadgets they give you, and signifies really good game design.  
 
Stay tuned I will hopefully finish the game soon! 
 

Such a great character      
#2 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5107 posts) -

My favourite game ever.

#3 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

I commend thee for exploring this masterpiece regardless of its age and sequels.

#4 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

Are you planning on playing all the games in the main series or just MGS1?

#5 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@thehexeditor: I am very forgiving when it comes to dated graphics and such, although some parts of it show their age, it implements things that are way beyond it's time.
#6 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

That game is fantastic. The dialogue gets really cheesy though... It almost hurt the second time I went back and played it.

#7 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11476 posts) -

Really good game design? I wouldn't call all the obnoxious anachronisms in MGS to be really good. Y'know. Like how you have to backtrack all the way to the Armory so you can get a sniper rifle?  Or the part where everything is super clunky and occasionally punishing?
 
Nonetheless, despite the fact that *as a game* the original Metal Gear Solid hasn't aged especially well, from a story perspective it was and still is pretty groundbreaking. Personally, as a heathen who came to the series much later, I prefer The Twin Snakes for being somewhat more playable and far easier to look at. Yes yes. I know I am a bad person.

#8 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan:  An MGS Marathon... I feel the urge to do this now?
#9 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan: Yes I put like 2 hours into MGS 3 and decided I wanted to play the whole thing, I don't have a PS3 yet but I'll get to that once I beat MGS 3. And I plan on documenting it here.
#10 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater: I'll admit there are somethings that are pretty furstrating, however I think going back to get the sniper rifle kind of adds to the experience.
#11 Posted by cnlmullen (900 posts) -

One of my favs. I'm happy your not playing the GameCube remake. They redid the voice acting and some of the music and did a terrible job at it.

#12 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@sagesebas: The last few hours of the game really pick up the pace and go non-stop.
#13 Posted by Zao (127 posts) -

sure beats playing 4! h8t how they screwed up the story.
#14 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@Zao said:
" sure beats playing 4! h8t how they screwed up the story. "
*angry glare* 
 
The only fucked up thing about 4 is the after credits sequence. 
 
#15 Posted by morningdrive (190 posts) -

MGS1 is still my favorite out of the series. The addition of the Patriots in MSG2 kinda ruined it for me. Regardless still a great series!

#16 Posted by probablytuna (3535 posts) -

Glad you are liking it. And yeah, like everyone else, this is probably my favourite in the series.

#17 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5107 posts) -
@InfamousBIG said:
" @Zao said:
" sure beats playing 4! h8t how they screwed up the story. "
*angry glare* 
 
The only fucked up thing about 4 is the after credits sequence. 
 
"
I totally agree with Infamous with an angry glare.
#18 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" @InfamousBIG said:
" @Zao said:
" sure beats playing 4! h8t how they screwed up the story. "
*angry glare* 
 
The only fucked up thing about 4 is the after credits sequence. 
 
"
I totally agree with Infamous with an angry glare. "
I liked that part :(
#19 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5107 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:

" @SethPhotopoulos said:

" @InfamousBIG said:
" @Zao said:
" sure beats playing 4! h8t how they screwed up the story. "
*angry glare* 
 
The only fucked up thing about 4 is the after credits sequence. 
 
"
I totally agree with Infamous with an angry glare. "
I liked that part :( "
I meant that the guy said that 4 screwed it up. 
 
I liked the ending too.   SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.
#20 Edited by hedfone (1749 posts) -
who wants ice cream?
#21 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (983 posts) -

Make sure your chatting it up on your codec, there is some depth to the characters that you can get if you chat with them at the right time or if you have the right thing equipped. And some of the funniest moments in the MGS games are through codec calls.
 
 

 

#22 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@Lego_My_Eggo: I've been making sure to check up on all of them every so often. 
 
Also the Torture sequences on my psp are a total bitch
#23 Posted by wwfundertaker (1396 posts) -

This is one of my favourite games of all time.

#24 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@hedfone: *Nudge* 
 
Now you have the spoiler. Might want to edit the post.
#25 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@FunExplosions: I kind of know what happens at the end of mgs 4 
 
 
I listened to some of the information about MGS4 because at the time was not intending to play the series, it's cool though
#26 Posted by shinluis (428 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:
" I commend thee for exploring this masterpiece regardless of its age and sequels. "
Yes. Me too! =)
#27 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@shinluis: So far it is great Solid Snake is an amazing character
#28 Posted by memo (421 posts) -

One of the Greatest series ever. Hideo Kojima is a genius 

#29 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (983 posts) -
@sagesebas said:
" @Lego_My_Eggo: I've been making sure to check up on all of them every so often.  Also the Torture sequences on my psp are a total bitch "
Yeah, that part is a son of a bitch on anything. And that is the only game i remember disabling turbo controllers, and ocelot will give you a comment if you try to use one (i think newer turbo controllers will work). If you have not gotten past that part yet there is a trick with the ketchup so you don't have to go for another round of torture.
#30 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

five hours and you're only half way? well i guess if you dont skip the cut scenes...

#31 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@Lego_My_Eggo: I've been using a sharpie to roll it along the button
#32 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@TwoOneFive: Why would I skip the cut scenes on my first go around?
#33 Posted by Soap (3565 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:
" @FancySoapsMan:  An MGS Marathon... I feel the urge to do this now? "
I did that last summer, sure to say I had a great time... my girlfriend wasn't to happy about it though :S
#34 Posted by TheHBK (5463 posts) -

Ugh.  All this just makes me wonder how the series went so bad.  MGS1 was a masterpiece.  Seriously, MGS2 was hard to swallow then 3 and 4, fuck that, I am outta here.

#35 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@TheHBK: I've heard 3 is alot of peoples favorite
#36 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

I'm looking forward to the MGS2 discussion so I can post about how everyone is wrong when they hate it and still manage to be on topic.

#37 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@sagesebas said:
" @TwoOneFive: Why would I skip the cut scenes on my first go around? "
i didnt suggest that. 
#38 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5107 posts) -
@Soap said:
" @thehexeditor said:
" @FancySoapsMan:  An MGS Marathon... I feel the urge to do this now? "
I did that last summer, sure to say I had a great time... my girlfriend wasn't to happy about it though :S "
I do it every year.
#39 Posted by TrashMustache (450 posts) -

MGS1 will always hold a place in my heart, but MGS2 was my favourite, i'm one of those people who didn't mind that raiden was in the game, snake was still very much there in spirit. MGS3 is a great mgs game, MGS4 was great at the time but i'm not so sure of its greatness anymore, i don't like the episodic structure but there's enough content of all sorts that it's hard not to like.  
 
#40 Posted by bybeach (4725 posts) -

I'll probably never play the first game. When it finally came out on pc, I played the Metal gear 2, Combat Evolved ,and was confused that it was Raiden instead of master chief. Metal gear solid 2 and 4 explained about nothing to me and did it so beautifully and over the top, I'm actually going to play it (MGS4) again mabe after I'm done with Halo' reach. IDK, got Borderlands dlc. 
 
 You just can't beat Kojimas  knack for taking it all into the next demension. I have never seen cut scenes that so violated Time. Iv'e never seen a game where you could stop the action and consult your psychologist ,your best friend, the store, and if so inclined, some creepy little girl cam. Plus get wrapped up on some wierd backstory in the proccess. Please Octagon, please.. stop crying!  
 
And to be short, still have some excellent game mechanics and such. Just blows me away.
#41 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@TwoOneFive: Im currently 6 hours and 55 minutes in and I just got out of the torture sequence.
#42 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@sagesebas said:
" @TwoOneFive: Im currently 6 hours and 55 minutes in and I just got out of the torture sequence. "
awesome. its long the first play through.  its a great game though, it has very sound mechanics that i wish they would harken back to more. 
#43 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@TwoOneFive: I Picked up 2 today for 2.99
#44 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@sagesebas said:
" @TwoOneFive: I Picked up 2 today for 2.99 "
?
#45 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@TwoOneFive: The second Metal Gear Solid game was 2.99
#46 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@sagesebas: awesome. excellent game too. 3 is my favorite but i loooovved 2. 

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