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    Would you watch a Dan and Drew MGS series?

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    #1  Edited By RedRoach

    So in the new premium video demo derby Dan and Drew play the original MGS demo. I've never played an MGS game and listening to Dan try to explain the madness to Drew was hilarious. I would seriously love a MGS series with them playing through all 4 games or something along those lines. (not gonna say it) Dan bringing the knowledge and Drew going in cold. Just from the demo I think it would be pretty great, and it might just get me caught up enough to be interested in the Phantom Pain.

    Edit: boom

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    That's not a bad idea.

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    So what you're saying is... endurance run?

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    I wouldn't, no. MGS is one of those series I'm too invested in to get much enjoyment out of watching someone else play it. I've always preferred watching the guys play games I'm not already familiar with.

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    Yeah would love to see this. Dan's enthusiasm rekindled a desire for more MGS in my life.

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    I doubt this would actually happen, but i'm 100% behind this idea.

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    YES I WOULD.

    Coincidentally, there was a duplicate of this thread, which I deleted because this is the one with the comments.

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    Oh goodness, yes. Complete playthroughs would be too much to ask, but a series where Dan shows Drew part of each game while trying to explain how it fits into the overall story would be great.

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    @mooseymcman: I was literally typing a post to ask you to delete it when I hit a 404, thanks.

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    FUCK!YES!

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    #13  Edited By RonGalaxy

    It doesn't seem like drew is really interested in it at all, so probably not.

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    #14  Edited By infantpipoc

    I've played the 4 numbered titles this year in Japanese, hell of ride I tell you! And I would say the first is my favorite. Wander if the video would have a long section of Dan yelling "WAKE UP, DREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    yes

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    YES I WOULD.

    I love me some Metal Gear. Seeing Dan explain it all to Drew would be great. Seeing Drew fall in love with the crazy military side of it would be the best.

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    @kon1312: That might be a poor experience, given what happened in today's video. I mean, take the Miller plot twist he just casually mentioned. That's literally one of the biggest twists in the game, and he just dropped it like it was nothing.

    I'd recommend going to YouTube and watching all the cut-scenes from all of these games instead. The last time I checked, these existed on YouTube, they should still be there. I'd also recommend Twin Snakes, the GameCube remake of MGS1.

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    You had me at "would you watch a Dan and Drew..." Seriously though, these two are dynamite together!

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    Yes I would. That sounds like a fun thing.

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    Yes. You shouldn't even have to ask.

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    Yes, a thousand times yes.

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    #23  Edited By Catarrhal

    As much as I enjoyed today's video, Metal Gear Solid does not lend itself to the Endurance Run format. You can't sit there chattin' through the entire length of the goddamn game and expect to get anything outta the story. Drew should just try playing the original MGS on his own time. They could talk about that on the Bombcast instead of their weekly eSports update.

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    #24  Edited By Corevi

    I've already watched all of ChipCheezum's LPs of the series (which have the same "One person has played this before and one hasn't" format) and I've played them myself so no.

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    Part of me wants to say yes. But, no one on the Giant Bomb crew actually enjoys or likes stealth. Even Dan hates stealth, he's said he hates Splinter Cell and likes Metal Gear Solid because of the the story.

    So...watching them play through a stealth game, and probably play it badly, might wind up being too frustrating to watch.

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    YES I WOULD.

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    That sounds fully hilarious

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    NOT ENDURANCE RUN

    But something like Load Our Last Souls ala Vinny's DS1 playthrough. @drewbert can play it leisurely every week or two weeks, with @danryckert guiding him thru all the crazy narratives, snake butts, playboy magazines, and cold war politics.

    So it's like Dan 'Big Boss' Ryckert, guiding Drew 'Solid Snake' Scanlon thru MGS1, 2, 3, 4, PeaceWalker, and Ground Zeroes.

    @drewbert would love it, because in the middle of the game you can use codec to call Natasha, Master Miller, Sigint, Boss, etc, who would proceed to talk to you about the internal workings of specific Russian tank series, Hind-D, PSG-1 sniper rifle, Colt SAA, or how the rats behave during winter (spoiler infanticides), snakes habitat, ravens' place in inuit culture.

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    Absolutely yes. watching dan play it brought back many a good memory of my first time playing that game and dan's enthusiasm for the franchise would be a delight to watch.

    And drew scanlon thinks he is the master of all knowledge but does not know the lore of metal gear,pfft .

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    I would watch Dan and Drew do just about anything together...

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    I would be down for a Dan and Drew MGS series!

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    Hell yes. I wanna hear Dan's interpretations of the events of the series and Drew's reactions to said events.

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    I would watch the shit out of that.

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    #34  Edited By graboids

    yes. yes, I would.

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    As long as Drew is the one playing it, and tries to make sense of it all on his own, and having Dan there as a Vinnydemon'ssouls-esque spirit guide.

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    Yes yes yes. This would be appointment television.

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    #37  Edited By Quarters

    In a freakin' heartbeat. MAKE IT HAPPEN, BOMB SQUAD. Metal Gear Scanlon, maybe? I actually think Drew would really dig MGS if he got into it, if nothing else for all of the technical specs that it drops on various military technology. It's right up his alley. Plus, he's open minded enough to get into some of the weirdness.

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    Hell ya I would!

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    Yes that would be great. Can I sign a petition somewhere? How do we get this going?

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    I would watch only if they had the same sensibilities I have when I play MGS: troll the ever loving shit out of the AI, and tea bag their corpses.

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    Yesssss

    Ye$

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    I would pay any amount of money to watch Drew play through this series with Dan as his co-pilot. His reaction during the demo quick look is already hilarious so I can only imagine what happens when he sees all the other fucking batshit insane stuff in that series.

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    tl;dr yes.

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    Yes I would in any format. Be it a ER style or Dan selecting bits to subject Drew too. Cos some long bits ARE just stealth action.

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    I'm trying to remember, but how long are these games on average? I am thinking 15 or so hours each?

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    I've watched Chip Cheezum and General Ironicus play through all of the MGS games, I've played through all of the MGS games myself, I've helped friends play through all of the MGS games, I've played all of the HD remakes of the games from Twin Snakes to the re-release of Peace Walker, and I've watched a number of speed-runners play the games. I've put in a lot of time with MGS, so much to the point that I'm basically sick of the series and the community around the games.

    But I would totally watch these guys play all of Metal Gear.

    I don't care if they don't find all the rations, watch the ice cubes melt, beat each boss with the tranq pistol, beat all of the Monster Hunter levels in Peace Walker, or never raise an alarm. It would be a blast to watch Dan, with his enthusiasm, and Drew, with his military love and general bewilderment, play the games.

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    @excast: If you actually know where to go, they're actually pretty short.

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    Yes. Yes! YEEEEEAAAAAAHSSSSS!!!!

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    Maybe, watching all those codec scenes would not be very entertaining even with D&D commentating over it. They could always do an Endurance Run of Ground Zeroes...

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