I finished the game, ask me anything.

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#1 Edited by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -

Q: "YOU DIRTY PIRATE PIECE OF SHIT"
A: "Actually, no. This was a legitimate early copy. Remember when people got MW2 early? Kinda like that. I know you don't believe me, I don't care.
 
As a huge Metal Gear fan I finished this rather quickly because I played this way too much so here I am. Does anyone want to know anything from an average joe who hasn't even been paid off or anything?

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#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Who is that guy who looks like Otacon? 

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#3 Posted by ChickenPants (931 posts) -

Is it any good?

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#4 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2237 posts) -

How was the advertising nonsense?  Controls?  UI interface?  And generally, was it a good story, even if it didn't progress the story, but rather just filled the gaps?

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#5 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" Who is that guy who looks like Otacon?  "
SPOILERS
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#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Ventilaator said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" Who is that guy who looks like Otacon?  "
SPOILERS
"
Thank you very much. 
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#7 Posted by spaceturtle (1660 posts) -

Can we expect to see ducks on the moon as early as 2015?

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#8 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@WickedCobra03 said:
" How was the advertising nonsense?  Controls?  UI interface?  And generally, was it a good story, even if it didn't progress the story, but rather just filled the gaps? "
 Advertising - I'm not sure if they removed it at the last moment or I just missed it. I used a packet of chips and even body spray, but they weren't Doritos or Axe branded.
 Controls - They give you a few different options to handle it. I didn't have any problem with them at all, but when a boss was especially mobile it was kind of tough to keep the camera where you want it.
UI interface - No problems with it at all
 
Story: Without spoiling, it was a very good story, but I'm not sure that everyone is going to be a fan of a bit that happened at the end. It was a little too ridiculous even by Kojima standards.
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#9 Posted by jasondaplock (303 posts) -
@SPACETURTLE said:
" Can we expect to see ducks on the moon as early as 2015? "
Dude, Soviets put ducks on the moon in '09. Check your almanac.
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#10 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -
 @Ventilaator said:

 It was a little too ridiculous even by Kojima standards. "

wut... no. That's impossible.
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#11 Posted by spaceturtle (1660 posts) -
@jasondaplock said:
" @SPACETURTLE said:
" Can we expect to see ducks on the moon as early as 2015? "
Dude, Soviets put ducks on the moon in '09. Check your almanac. "
Well, them ducks ain't living on the moon NOW, right? I'm talking living, walking and talking ducks ON THE MOON!
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#12 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

How long did it take you to beat? 

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#13 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" How long did it take you to beat?  "
My current time is 18 hours and 33 minutes. I had the PSP on without me in the room for about an hour and a half or so.
 
I also did a lot of side missions (Yes, this has those) which took up alot of time, because they aren't forced on you. I had trouble with the final boss fight as well which took me quite a few tries.
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#14 Posted by Redbullet685 (6453 posts) -

Ask you anything....hmmm
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

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#15 Posted by Tebbit (4589 posts) -

What's the music like?

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#16 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -
@Ventilaator:  Dude, what the heck does body spray do?
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#17 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -
  • Gameplay:Cutscene ratio?
  • Scale of 1-10, what is it?
  • So I can compare, what would you rate MGS4 1-10?
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#18 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@Landon: 
 
There's a LIFE meter and a PSYCHE meter. Food and rations give you back your LIFE, when things like tea and body spray give PSYCHE.
Until the end of the game I didn't pay attention to the psyche meter at all. Literally. Didn't even notice it was there. 
 The final boss' attacks managed to deplete it, which knocked Snake out, leaving you to wiggle the analog stick to get him back up.
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#19 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Is David Hayter as fantastic as ever? Who would you say prefer? Big Boss or Solid Snake?

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#20 Edited by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@Tebbit: 
The music is great throughout, but nothing really special for the most part. There are a few instances where some great themes play during the right times though. For example when
 
 

@SJSchmidt93:

  
Gameplay:Cutscene ratio
 
Completely inoffensive. I'm not sure of a number, but this one was much more gameplay than cutscene. None of them really stretched out too much.
 
What would I rate it? That depends. You can't really compare my rating to this and to MGS4, because by PSP standards, Peace Walker is absolutely amazing. I'd give them both 5 stars on Giant Bomb though.
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#21 Posted by momosauky (183 posts) -

can you untuck his shirt?

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#22 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:
"  @Ventilaator said:

 It was a little too ridiculous even by Kojima standards. "

wut... no. That's impossible. "
 It wasn't even a huge plot twist or anything, it was just a solution to a problem, which was really really weird.
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#23 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2938 posts) -

Hows the ambulance box?
 
or, well, better question, hows the co-op in general, if you've spent any time with it yet.

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#24 Posted by turboman (9106 posts) -
@Ventilaator: In your humble opinion, is it worth me playing through it? Are there plot points that change everything, etc. 
 
... what happens?
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#25 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -
@Ventilaator: 
 
I thought of another one.
 
I've played MGS 1, 2, and 4. Not 3 or portable ops. I hated 3, never actually played PO. Any chance I'll understand this cause I understand that the chronology is PO, 3, PW, 1, 2, 4.
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#26 Edited by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@TurboMan said:

" @Ventilaator: In your humble opinion, is it worth me playing through it? Are there plot points that change everything, etc.  ... what happens? "

It really didn't feel like this game really filled out that many holes. It just feels like another Metal Gear story that happened. The main thing here that has any influence on the overall story is that you are setting up Outer Heaven throughout the game, and the ending leaves Big Boss even more pissed off at America.
 
 @SJSchmidt93 said:

" @Ventilaator:   I thought of another one.  I've played MGS 1, 2, and 4. Not 3 or portable ops. I hated 3, never actually played PO. Any chance I'll understand this cause I understand that the chronology is PO, 3, PW, 1, 2, 4. "

         A character from 3 gets a lot of...let's call it screen time...so if you played 3 but didn't like it, you will still understand who he/she/it is. Knowledge of 3 is required, because the events are referenced throughout
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#27 Posted by demonbear (1934 posts) -

Why would you play something on the psp?

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#28 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@demonbear said:
" Why would you play something on the psp? "
Because I'm a huge Metal Gear fanboy.
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#29 Posted by jonnyboy (2867 posts) -

Would you consider half a bag of Jelly Babies a nutritious breakfast?

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#30 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -

BEST CROSSOVER EVER:
 
MONSTER HUNTER MISSIONS.

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#31 Posted by lifeson76 (2 posts) -

Some of the early reviews I'm reading state that this game is impossible to beat on your own, that you need co-op.  I'm not a huge co-op fan, and like to take on games by myself.  Is the game, in fact, impossible to beat on your own?

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#32 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@lifeson76 said:
" Some of the early reviews I'm reading state that this game is impossible to beat on your own, that you need co-op.  I'm not a huge co-op fan, and like to take on games by myself.  Is the game, in fact, impossible to beat on your own? "
I did it, so I can say for sure that it wasn't.
 
I can totally see where they're coming from though, because my one gripe with the game is that the bosses have way too much HP on them.
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#33 Posted by Gabriel (4136 posts) -
@demonbear said:
" Why would you play something on the psp? "
Why would you get a tattoo of Optimus Prime on your shoulder? 
 
These are the questions....
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#34 Posted by demonbear (1934 posts) -
@Gabriel said:
" @demonbear said:
" Why would you play something on the psp? "
Why would you get a tattoo of Optimus Prime on your shoulder?  These are the questions.... "
Its the autobot logo and its on my calf, and there are way more reasons for that on my leg than there is reasons to play on that stupid and outdated platform.
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#35 Posted by Dynamitekyle (675 posts) -
@demonbear said:
" @Gabriel said:
" @demonbear said:
" Why would you play something on the psp? "
Why would you get a tattoo of Optimus Prime on your shoulder?  These are the questions.... "
Its the autobot logo and its on my calf, and there are way more reasons for that on my leg than there is reasons to play on that stupid and outdated platform. "
Yeah! I'll just go play the new Metal Gear game on my DS!
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#36 Posted by OrigamiDriller (25 posts) -

I read a review (really wish I could remember the source) that stated that it would be immensely difficult to finish this game without the help of a friend. Is that true? Is this game really that heavily-geared towards co-op?

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#37 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@OrigamiDriller: 
 
The bosses have waaaaaaaay too much HP, which kind of encourages you to use the help of a friend, but I finished it all alone and only struggled at the final boss fight.
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#38 Posted by Kratos1805 (10 posts) -
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#40 Posted by GradiusCat (27 posts) -

With out giving too much away if you can, but how much does Peace Walker tie into the end of Portable Ops. I mean didn't Naked Snake (Big Boss) start up FOX HOUND at the end?

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#41 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -
@GradiusCat said:
" With out giving too much away if you can, but how much does Peace Walker tie into the end of Portable Ops. I mean didn't Naked Snake (Big Boss) start up FOX HOUND at the end? "
You are setting up your PMC in this, sure, but that's it as far as Portable Ops mattering goes.

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