Does Anyone Actually Like Old Snake? (Minor MGS4 Spoilers)

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#1  Edited By Fr0Br0

Does anybody prefer Old Snake to good ol' young Solid Snake (MGS1 and MGS2). Has he replaced your vision of Snake? Over 2 years from first seeing Old Snake, I'm still not used to seeing my boy so...old. I understand the need to make him seem so vulnerable which was the main point of MGS4, but was the mustache needed?

Just seeing Old Snake makes me feel depressed. After beating the game, I always replay using the Young Snake mask. It makes me feel more badass, you know, like Snake is supposed to be.

Will the real Snake please stand up
Will the real Snake please stand up
Old Snake is Old
Old Snake is Old
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#2  Edited By LiquidPrince

Snake is Snake man. He is badass from infancy until an old ripe age.

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#3  Edited By coakroach

His mustache is glorious!

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#4  Edited By suneku

I'd prefer young Snake, but I do like Old Snake. When it was first announced that Snake was going to be old I was like "wtf man..." But he's still just as badass as he was when he was young so it's all good.

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#5  Edited By Red

Wait, so you're complaining about Old Snake being more relatable and a deeper character?

Go play Gears of War or Halo if you just want some horrible, heartless IDIOT that thinks he's cool.
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#6  Edited By DragoonKain1687

Yep, I love the new Snake (New Old whatever XD). He seems more human now.
But from the young Snakes, I prefer Naked Snake, or Big Boss.

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#7  Edited By Gameboi

It was shocking at first, but then once I found out the story behind it all, it made perfect sense. People only stay young forever in the comics.

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#8  Edited By JacobBrodersen

I really like him that way, he's way cooler as an old dude. All action heroes are cooler when they become old. When they get beat up it feels alot rougher. So yeah, really love him as an old, crusty, dying fool!

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As someone who doesn't know anything about MGS and am just judging by the pictures you posted, I'll say Old Snake looks like he can kick young snakes ass, even though he's a quarter the guys size.

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#10  Edited By Fr0Br0
Red said:
"Wait, so you're complaining about Old Snake being more relatable and a deeper character?

Go play Gears of War or Halo if you just want some horrible, heartless IDIOT that thinks he's cool.
"
I didn't say I didn't like that part. I said I understood why Kojima made him old. And I believe Young Snake is a deeper character than Old Snake. Old Snake was just doing whatever he was told so he could maybe die in the process. Young Snake's motivation was to find what he was fighting for.
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#11  Edited By StaticFalconar

Of course I prefer Snake in his prime (young), but seeing old snake was crucial to the storyline; well it would have been if he had died or something (been at least 6 months no need for spoiler warning)

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#12  Edited By KillaMaStA

I would like it if he was more badass but old snake is fine too. Sure, old snake is also one of the most badass dudes in video games but I liked young snake more.

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#13  Edited By BiffMcBlumpkin

I do, but not in a Catherine Zeta Jones kind of way.

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#14  Edited By gla55jAw

as badass as old snake's moustache is, it makes him look really old, if he had the beard i wouldnt mind him as much, but as soon as i got the young snake mask i put that shit on for keeps. although i wish they had a solid eye young snake mask, or a raiden mask!

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#15  Edited By atejas

Isn't that mask Naked Snake....?
And Snake is Snake. Regardless of how old he looks.

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#16  Edited By Lieutenant

I thought Old Snake was a competent version of Snake, but Young Snake >


Beard >>>>>> Stache

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#17  Edited By joey

It's sorta like how Clint Eastwood is still super badass in his new movie.

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#18  Edited By c1337us

I think Snake looks badass for an old man and the stache works for him. I think it is the eye patch is the thing that gives the illusion of being more broken or feeble, even though its just a piece of equipment.  

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#19  Edited By TheGamerGeek

Yea, I prefer Old Snake better, I don't know why, I just do.

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#20  Edited By Jackel2072

Young or old all i know is Snake looks totally bad ass with that eye patch!

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#21  Edited By Death_Burnout
LiquidPrince said:
"Snake is Snake man. He is badass from infancy until an old ripe age."
agreed.
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#22  Edited By vendetta

No. My favorite Solid Snake is MGS2 era Solid Snake. My favorite Snake though is Naked Snake.

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#23  Edited By TheBigBopper

man i used to think like you i kinda hoped the whole old age thing was a kojima trick like big boss in mgs3 but when i got to the end of mgs4 i thought it was really cool to see how snake copes with being a really old broken down dude and still being able to save the world. made him even more badass in my opinion.

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#24  Edited By TheEnd

I always use the young face mask. Old Snake is still badass though.

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#25  Edited By JJWeatherman

Ryan pretty much sums up my feelings about this at around the 00:35 mark.

  

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#26  Edited By JohnKiller118
@Fr0Br0 said:

" Just seeing Old Snake makes me feel depressed. "

And THAT'S why Old Snake is brilliant. 
He's the legendary hero we've all looked up to while playing the series (aside from the prequels starring an autistic one-eyed uncle that believes in Santa Clause before he became a warmongering asshole), in a state we've never imagined him to be in. He's a dieing legend, but he will live on in the memories of those who looked up and adored to him.
With that said, the mustache is a little stupid. I'd preferred it if he had a beard... but then he would be like Naked Snake, and that just can't happen.
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#27  Edited By Vonocourt
@JJWeatherman said:

" Ryan pretty much sums up my feelings about this at around the 00:35 mark.

  
"
Vinny had so much more hair. *sad face*
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#28  Edited By FLStyle
@Fr0Br0 said:
"
Will the real Snake please stand up
Will the real Snake please stand up
"
I prefer the real young Solid Snake and not the Super Smash Bros. Brawl version on this picture in which Naked Snake's head is planted onto Solid Snake's body. That just looks weird.

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