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#1 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

Yeah, as much as I love MGS1 I think the crazy bullshit in 2 is going to be way more riffable. I think overall it's my favorite in the series, but only by certain metrics. Generally I tend to agree with Dan's sentiment that you can make different cases for all the mainline games being the best in the series.... except MGS4.

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#2 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

Someone in the NeoGAF thread floated this idea, and it's just too good not to share: at the end of the game, Big Boss gives DD to a young Sniper Wolf.

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#3 Edited by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

@pyrodactyl said:

@gkhan said:
@pyrodactyl said:
  • If you want more crafting materials (weapon parts and class specific armor parts) you'll have to keep a few greens in your inventory for each slot. When you complete a bounty, equip all the green stuff you want to trash and you should be able to fill it full of xp in 1 or 2 bounties. Remove and trash the stuff that is now filled with xp (no need to upgrade it) and you should get 3 or 4 times more upgrade materials. Repeat the process every time you turn in a bounty.

Yeah, I'm never gonna do that. That sounds like a crazy person thing to do! Games shouldn't be made this way any more!

Also, got my first purple engram last night. Really excited! Got to the tower and decrypted it: I got 2 motes of light. Whoever made the design decision that high level engrams can contain useless garbage should never be allowed to be involved in making a game ever again.

Got 2 strange coins out of my only purple engram to date. This system is really fucked. And yeah, the bounty thing is pretty tedious but you can get through it fast if you know the stuff you want to trash. Anyway, in my experience you either do that or run out of materials in the stretch between 20 and 24-25. After that you have to concentrate on purple gear that doesn't require the same materials.

That ain't nothing you dudes. I've gotten about 11 purple engrams to date and only 2 of them had a purple item. Another GB duder mentioned getting 0 purps so far out of also 11.

I've gotten about 6 or 7 and they've all been really crappy level 16 blues except for one that was a green. I don't know who thought it was a good idea to make purple engrams NOT drop purple loot the majority of the time, but they should be fired immediately. This is incredibly dumb.

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#4 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

@baillie said:

@berserker976 said:

@mancombseepgood said:

I'm with Dan when I say that you can make a strong case for every Metal Gear Solid game being the best one. Metal Gear Solid 2 was a great game. Do I think that Drew will have the patience to get through it? Fuck. No.

MGS 2 goes one step further with the lengthy scenes of dialogue and codec conversations. The codec stuff in particular. It being used as a stand-in for actual cutscenes (lest people eavesdrop...) was a nightmare. I would love to see his reaction the last few hours, but I don't think it's going to happen. Unless Dan really sells it to him after this feature is done with. Maybe the cliffhanger at the end and the promise of nonsense and better controls will sell him.

I have to wonder if Drew would be more hot on the game if he had played Twin Snakes instead.

I don't get this. It seems to me that Drew's favorite parts so far in MGS1 are the lengthy cutscenes and dialogue stuff. What he seems to not be enjoying is the gameplay. By that logic he should love MGS2, no?

I think you're forgetting we're talking about Drew here. He will think the dumb stuff is really, really fucking stupid. MGS 1 and 3 have a much more grounded, military type story. I can see him being really interested in the concepts brought up about the cold war in Snake Eater.

I dunno, do you have evidence that he dislikes MGS2 style stories? I don't even know what that would look like, but it's possible I've missed something. I do know he likes Halo, and Bungie's stories are pretty dumb. Not MGS2 dumb, but dumb nonetheless.

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#5 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

@berserker976: I dunno. Have you seen the latest episode (ep 7)? He looked a little frustrated when he kept having to take calls in the jail cell and stuff. I mean yeah it probably is his favourite part of the game but MGS 2 goes way way overboard with it. Like I said above, the codec stuff is really grating (take this from a huge fan of the game). If he does do it, it'll be interesting to see whether or not he enjoys it at all.

@artisanbreads: I'm with you in as much as you can't shoot your way through MGS 2. I just replayed it last week and you don't really have any other choice but to hide when they come at you, because there're so god damned many of them and they start turning up wearing armour and stuff. I don't think patience is Drew's problem, he just needs to get to grips with the stealth. In a game without the modern trappings of a stealth game like modern Splinter Cell games (cover to cover, stuff like that), it's going to be hard.

I have seen it, and it seemed like he was only annoyed when he had to redo codec conversations, and he keeps insisting that he wants to keep playing to "see what happens next." That, to me, points to someone that is invested in the story. Also, the codec stuff in 2 is only really grating if you don't know the secret best feature in all of MGS: R1 and R2

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#6 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

I'm with Dan when I say that you can make a strong case for every Metal Gear Solid game being the best one. Metal Gear Solid 2 was a great game. Do I think that Drew will have the patience to get through it? Fuck. No.

MGS 2 goes one step further with the lengthy scenes of dialogue and codec conversations. The codec stuff in particular. It being used as a stand-in for actual cutscenes (lest people eavesdrop...) was a nightmare. I would love to see his reaction the last few hours, but I don't think it's going to happen. Unless Dan really sells it to him after this feature is done with. Maybe the cliffhanger at the end and the promise of nonsense and better controls will sell him.

I have to wonder if Drew would be more hot on the game if he had played Twin Snakes instead.

I don't get this. It seems to me that Drew's favorite parts so far in MGS1 are the lengthy cutscenes and dialogue stuff. What he seems to not be enjoying is the gameplay. By that logic he should love MGS2, no?

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#7 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

I think people have a pretty good grasp on what attack does in relation to damage on leveled enemies, so I just wanted to point out that "range" is the stat that affects the distance at which your gun will still convey its full damage. I'm not positive, but I think you can get a rough measurement of your gun's range by putting a far away enemy in your crosshairs and moving towards them until the crosshairs turn red. That's your gun's maximum range.

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#8 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@berserker976 said:

@cornbredx said:

There isn't one.

If someone is making posts that are offensive or against the forum rules contact the moderation team and they will decide if the post should be removed/locked. If they don't remove/lock it then it may not be the problem.

It is possible for a post to be both offensive to you, AND within the forum rules. I don't get why people are acting like this would kill reasonable discussions. It doesn't for a ton of other sites, and it's not like you're censoring anyone, you're just choosing to not engage with them.

Think about it this way, if you want to use an ignore feature on a user, you've already gone passed the point of reasonable discussion. You won't be losing anything by removing their general posts from your view.

Or you just wish to live in an echo chamber in which no one challenges what you have to say.

Well that's a pretty bold (and incorrect) assumption, but let's assume it's accurate anyway. What if I do? Why shouldn't I at least have that choice?

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#9 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

There isn't one.

If someone is making posts that are offensive or against the forum rules contact the moderation team and they will decide if the post should be removed/locked. If they don't remove/lock it then it may not be the problem.

It is possible for a post to be both offensive to you, AND within the forum rules. I don't get why people are acting like this would kill reasonable discussions. It doesn't for a ton of other sites, and it's not like you're censoring anyone, you're just choosing to not engage with them.

Think about it this way, if you want to use an ignore feature on a user, you've already gone passed the point of reasonable discussion. You won't be losing anything by removing their general posts from your view.

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#10 Posted by Berserker976 (363 posts) -

Just shit out of luck I'm afraid. It's a long overdue feature if you ask me.

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