Ghosts Of E3 Past: Metal Gear Solid 2
I remember this one. I think it was the first E3 I paid attention to. To get me pumped up, I'd love to see the return of some of my favorite franchises in lower-key announcements. If they announced a new Jagged Alliance or Silent Storm, you'd find chunks of my blown mind in Tahiti. Beyond that, a new Halo, Resistance, F-Zero, or a console Suikoden would get me jazzed.
Brad: "What would it take at next week's E3 to get you pumped up?"
Final Fantasy 7/8 remake
@Brad: "What would it take at next week's E3 to get you pumped up?"
-SMT: Persona 5
-Wii HD announcement (bah I know its like 12390850712 years away, but still...)
-Legend of Zelda 2 for Wii
-The next Metroid IP
-A new 360/PS3 Castlevania title (no more Judgement fighter style nonsense please. i want solid IGA-of-old business!)
-Capcom vs. SNK 3
i'm sure none of these will happen this year, but whatever.. those are about the only things that would give me a solid pants tenting =/
Oh man, the awesomeness of this trailer only made the game that much more of a let down. I didnt know what MGS was back then but then I saw this, I saw the revolution the PS2 would be, though in hindsight, I love my dreamcast more. But then when the game came out, I thought to myself, fuck!!!! No wonder they just showed the beginning, we have to play as this fucking Pussy named Raiden? And they dont even say the name like in Mortal Kombat, they have to pussify it. Its fucking RAY-DEN, not RIGH-DEN. Assholes.
Oh man, the awesomeness of this trailer only made the game that much more of a let down. I didnt ... [more]
The same for Ninja Gaiden. G - ah - ih - den.
As for the game itself, it had plenty of flaws, but none of those flaws have to do with Raiden. The plot was one of the worst ever told in videogame, the gameplay itself was old and incredibly stupid (just a reedition of the first mgs, with the difference that you could actually justify it in the PS1 or NES days because of lack of resources, but in the PS2 it was unjustifiable), the bosses were retarded (vampires? magic? fat man with roller skates?), the ending was even worse than the plot itself (the image of the snake jumping into the sea after liquid escaped is hilarious, what was he going to do? Drag the metal gear to land with the power of his will and muscles?).
The game was bad, but it had nothing to do with Raiden.
Ah I remember this and how excited everyone was. Those really were the days.
As for what would get me excited at this years E3:
-Guild Wars 2 game play ( I know it's not happening since Aion isn't out yet, but I can dream)
-SMT: Persona 5
-Mirrors Edge 2
-HL2: Episode 3
-New Zelda for the Wii
-New Star Fox in the vein of Star Fox 64 for the Wii
-New F-Zero for the Wii
-New Metroid for the Wii
-New 2D Metroid for the DS
-New Super Mario Bros 2 for the DS (game so doesn't exist, but I can always hope)
-Battlefield Bad Company 2 single player demo
-Halo: ODST demo
-Gears of War 3 announcement
-New IP from Kojima
-Next Gen Lost Vikings for PS3 & 360 (I know a new lost vikings will never happen, but I can still dream)
Some things that would make me excited would be
- Remakes of all the MGS games for the PSP, except with comic cut-scenes instead of 3-D ones so the games would still run well. (So not happening, ever.)
- A Bully PSP game (dude, they ported GTA to the PSP with good results, so why not port Bully too?)
- Metal Gear Solid 4 Xbox 360 port
- If a new Leisure Suit Larry game would be there I would LOL, especially after the most recent one (Box Office Bust) sucked so much.
What would make this upcoming E3 top that MGS2 announcement, for me?
Imagine, if you will, familiar Zelda music rising on a black screen. Soon, the darkness is broken by the edge of a rising sun, and the music is joined by the sound of beating hooves.
And then, from the side of the screen, comes Link, on Epona, gussied up graphics-wise to better take advantage of the power of the Wii. The camera follows him on his desperate charge across the fields of Hyrule--
--until he's knocked off his horse by a cannonball--
--Link leaps off Epona, who whinnies in fright as she tumbles to the ground--
--the hero hits the ground rolling, quickly getting to his feet, sword in hand--
--and the camera circle-pans into his head, and suddenly, it's first-person Wii Motion Plus Zelda BAM IN YOUR FUCKING FACE.
Insert jism here.
thanks for posting that brad. i've never seen the dvd content until now. my mind is fried after watching that again.
like i said before a gaming magazine was writing about the death of E3 during that whole format change a few years ago. they asked a bunch of devs what they're most memorable moment were and about 9 out of 10 said The MGS2 trailer was their most memorable. i was happy and relieved when i read that bc i thought i was the only nutcase that felt that way.
i was lucky enough to have attended that year and there was a big difference watching there in person vs. on the computer at home. after watching that epic trailer, i was numb, in awe, had cold goosebumb arms, and yes a little teary-of-joys eyed. it was the perfect blend of sight and sound. the mysterious build up, a few nuggets for people that played the games in the series, the score, and the now trademark Kojima gun fights. i get pumped for shootouts and Kojima really knows how to put those gun fight scenes together.
it was also the first and last time i ever made a shaky cam video of gameplay trailer/footage. yes we had a family camcorder and my parents wanted to make it about family moments like graduations, bbqs, get togethers etc. i was like, forget that man! i'm going to take this thing to E3 to record a video journal and videogame related material. as expected my parents weren't too pleased. in the end i just made a bunch of VHS copies and give it too friends so they can share in the goodnes.
i don't know if there's anything that can compare to this in terms of excitement. in the past it's only been kojima's own material that was somewhat competitive. i was pretty excited seeing that half-life 2/Source engine tech demo/trailer for the first time.
i think what would get me pumped up next week is one of those unknowns running in new tech. that and persona 5.
it still is one hell of a trailer!
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