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Metal Gear Scanlon

Metal Gear Scanlon: 3: Part 01

Kept you waiting, huh?

Drew Scanlon attempts to go on as many sneaking missions as he can find.

Feb. 26 2015

Cast: Drew, Dan

Posted by: Jason

570 Comments

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>,<

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I'M READY

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Kuwabara, Kuwabara.

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MY BODY IS CRUMBLY with anticipations!

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lets go!

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Being an insomniac paid off!

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HYPE

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OMG WHEN I FIRST CLICKED ON THIS LINK IT SENT ME TO A 404 ERROR SITE BUT NOW IT WORKS AND I'M SO HAPPY

...I'm so happy.

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hype hype hype

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Yes! Hype for OST and BMG in this game; and hype for best parody on 007, Veitnam-setting, over dramatic out-of-japan characters, Ah! Best MGS!

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Bring it!

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Ooooooooooooh Snaaaaaaaaaaaaap!

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What a thrill!

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Yay!!!

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Edited By Sor_Eddie

TBH I actually think this is the worst of the four mainline MGS games. All the new gameplay mechanics are super half-baked, almost all of the bosses are paper thin (hell, one of the bosses isn't even mentioned in a single line of dialogue until fought, and is then never spoken of again), and the plot is fairly meandering until the end of the 2nd act. I feel like people who like MGS3 the best generally don't like the rest of the series that much, since MGS3 is the most "western" and most shooter-y of the series. Still wanna see Drew play it tho :P

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aaaah it took me so long to get to the page on PC browser but I managed to watch it on mobile while it was still the front video but now i'm good yay

edit: I will be very upset if they don't take a look at the Secret Theatre on the real Subsistence at some point after they're done playing the game.

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"Nucular."

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I can't believe they didn't comment on the Raiden mask lol

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No pre trailer show? There is a 40 min making of mgs2 video that came with the European version, that opens so much light onto MGS2.

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Yesssssssssssssssss

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Yeeeessss!!!! Been waiting for this :D

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Delicious.

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Oh wow, I was going to actually play MGS3 but watching MGScanlon is going to be much more fun.

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@sor_eddie: Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it was Kojima's intention to strip down the dialogue. I believe you get a lot more background on the bosses and more if you call up characters on the codec. The background stuff is there but you'll have to look it up yourself.

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Engineers really need to fix whatever's going on with videos these days

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I didn't like MGS3, I loved the first game and I loved 2, but 3 felt like a linear level rather than being in a complex Die Hard style. Maybe it opens up? I only played a few hours before never playing it again. However MGS4 did the same linear style thing and I hated that as well.

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

YES.

the intro song always brings a tear to my eye

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SNAAAAAAKE EATERRRRR

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Try to remember the basics of C Drew C...

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Time for best Metal Gear!

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@sor_eddie: I'd say MGS4 is far more "Western" than 3.

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D-pad to move silently.

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Drew Fighting!!!!!! parte tres!!!!!

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This has been a long wait. I can't wait to dive into this.

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My body is ready.

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METAL GEAR?!

HELL YEAH!

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I get to watch two awesome people play through my absolute favorite game of all time, and actually be excited about the prospect rather than jaded for once. Thanks for this, I'm gonna enjoy every moment.

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GAMEPLAY TIPS:

  • Your crouch problem can be alleviated through pressure sensitivity. If you jam down hard on the X button snake will immediately stand all the way up or lie all the way down.
  • Circle is the new melee button. You don't need to switch to your knife... ever, really.
  • Use the dpad to "Stalk". This is a slow way of moving that consumes stamina but makes no footstep noises. Useful for CQC.
  • There are reasons why you might want to throw things like food.
  • The game does a bad job of explaining CQC so here goes:
    • Tap circle to do a basic knife combo (will also kick at things on the ground)
    • If you're running at a guy and press circle it will flip the dude over and knock him out for a few seconds (long enough to run away and hide). This is usually the best/easiest thing to do when you're caught!
    • If you HOLD circle while standing still next to a guard you will GRAB him. From here you can do a bunch of stuff:
      • SQUARE to aim/shoot while using the guard as a human shield (R1 for first person)
      • TAP CIRCLE LIGHTLY to choke him out (non lethal)
      • TAP CIRCLE HARD to break his neck (lethal. Nearby guards will hear the crunch)
      • JAM ON CIRCLE HARD to slit his throat (very lethal. The blood might get on your clothes, hurting your camo index)
      • L3 to interrogate. This can do a bunch of things-- mark important things on your map, give out secret codec frequencies, etc.
      • I think you can also somehow use this to throw guys around. Like if you hold a direction and press Circle you can throw your human shield into a group of dudes or slam them into the ground to KO them, etc.
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Love how they try to make you think you're playing as Raiden at the start.

David Hayter's voice is so annoying though, sounds like he is overacting and it is cheesy, glad they got rid of him for 5. Though I wouldn't put it past Kojima that Ground Zeroes was a big stunt and David Hayter is the voice in 5 in some big reveal.

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Drew didn't react to the "disguise" at all...

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This *and* D&D?! What a time to be alive

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"Kept you waiting, huh?" Ok that gave me a grin.

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Heh. The page crashed for a bit.

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All you need is Woodland facepaint and Tiger Stripe uniform. It is a perfect mix of good camo and coverage to take you anywhere. You can run around just fine with it. But please learn to use the PRESSURE SENSITIVE CIRCLE BUTTON FOR CQC. It will change your life.

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@venekor said:

Love how they try to make you think you're playing as Raiden at the start.

David Hayter's voice is so annoying though, sounds like he is overacting and it is cheesy, glad they got rid of him for 5. Though I wouldn't put it past Kojima that Ground Zeroes was a big stunt and David Hayter is the voice in 5 in some big reveal.

YOU'RE A CRAZY PERSON!

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Here we go. I believe in Drew.

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Kept us waiting indeed!

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I am about as big a fan of MGS as exists outside of Dan (who I will allow is bigger). Yet I was a fan of the story that was told in 1 and 2. The joke has been made on bombcasts (by Jeff or someone) but to me, this is not MGS 3. The third game in the series is, and was for me, 4.

I never even beat 3 because it was always the story that I was interested in, and this game did not really advance it. All the answers you finally get in 4? Those are what I wanted from a mgs 3.

Which isn't to say MG3 isn't a good game or, indeed, has importance in the story. I will even allow that the over all consensus I have heard that this is the best of the MGS series might be true.

For me though? Someone to whom the story of these games was all important, was why I bought my ps3 and so on? MGS4 remains the best of the series for me. A game which if nothing else is the gold standard for how you wrap up a series and create an ending.

That said. I'm absolutely looking forward to this as, in large part, everything here will be new to me. Though there are still parts in MGS4 I am waiting to see them get to purely to see, I assume, Dan gush over them the way I did when I saw them.

No spoilers. But if your a fan of the series ridiculous over the top story as I am, you'll know the ones in the ending I mean.

That said, hopefully I was wrong all those years ago in not bothering with 3, and there are some fanboy moments to have from this game too.

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GAT DAMN!

Seeing that MGS3 intro again makes me realize how creatively bankrupt last gen was.

@bladededge I'm with you as far as 4 being the best. 3 was a distant last place for me for a LONG time. But I played Peacewalker last year and then replayed 3 and now really love the Big Boss story.

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I am about as big a fan of MGS as exists outside of Dan (who I will allow is bigger). Yet I was a fan of the story that was told in 1 and 2. The joke has been made on bombcasts (by Jeff or someone) but to me, this is not MGS 3. The third game in the series is, and was for me, 4.

I never even beat 3 because it was always the story that I was interested in, and this game did not really advance it. All the answers you finally get in 4? Those are what I wanted from a mgs 3.

Which isn't to say MG3 isn't a good game or, indeed, has importance in the story. I will even allow that the over all consensus I have heard that this is the best of the MGS series might be true.

For me though? Someone to whom the story of these games was all important, was why I bought my ps3 and so on? MGS4 remains the best of the series for me. A game which if nothing else is the gold standard for how you wrap up a series and create an ending.

That said. I'm absolutely looking forward to this as, in large part, everything here will be new to me. Though there are still parts in MGS4 I am waiting to see them get to purely to see, I assume, Dan gush over them the way I did when I saw them.

No spoilers. But if your a fan of the series ridiculous over the top story as I am, you'll know the ones in the ending I mean.

That said, hopefully I was wrong all those years ago in not bothering with 3, and there are some fanboy moments to have from this game too.

there are so many reasons why youre crazy i dont even want to begin. MGS4 isnt even a video game its like...like, a "video object"