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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.1)


Gloves

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This is Snake, Colonel can you hear me? 

It's a good sign of things to come when I get caught in the first room while trying to be stealthy about it. A friendly reminder not to try too hard to be perfect on the first attempt at the game I've made in literally years. I may be able to get the platinum trophy on MGS4 for ps3, but this is a totally different beast. As they remind you off the bat - weapons are OSP; I'll be picking things up as I go, so it's important to not expect perfection right out of the gate. 

And so I hit that reset button and go back in with a fresh resolve - just get through the game, take in the story, really enjoy it. It's not often you can re-experience a game since you haven't played it in so long. And so it was that the strangling massacre began. 

 

Press the Action button to go up the ladder. 

It didn't take too long to recall how often you get calls from the Colonel and other supporting characters. Beep beep, look out for those enemies! Beep beep, that's a camera! Beep beep, press forward to move forward! Ok that last one was an exaggeration but it's not too far off! Thankfully these are all skippable, so they won't be TOO annoying in the long term, and it's fun to laugh at the things they'll call about. 

 

They're rookie eyes if I ever saw them. 

Speaking of recall, anybody else have their first game character crush on Meryl? Eh guys? Redheads Amirite? *cough* carrying on... 

And poor ol Johnny getting beat up and left there naked. Butt in the air, which can't be good considering his terrible bouts of IBS. Ugh. Poor guy. Hilarious recurring character though. 

As I've moved through the story little by little (I'm doing it in bits and pieces due to other life stuff) I've remembered important bits and pieces of the main plot, so not a whole lot of big surprises in store for me. What happens to "Donald Anderson" isn't a mystery for me, and Meryls connection to the Colonel isn't going to be a shocker. But I'm enjoying it nonetheless; taking the time to sit and watch the cutscenes and enjoy the kitschy dialog is a treat. 

As I get to each area I'm reminded of what's upcoming, so not a lot of daudling going on either. I reached the Ocelot fight and decided to call it a night there, so saved my progress through Mei-Ling (not without a bit of flirting, naturally). Of course, my save file safe in hand and nothing to stop me doing so, I decided to end it in style: I blew open the entrance to the fight and popped a few bullets into the Armstech president, prompting a Game Over and Ocelot calling me an "Idiot!" which is something I've always loved in the series. My favorite is when you kill Ocelot when he's stunned near the beginning of MGS3 and the Colonel scolds you for creating a Time Paradox. Good times! 

 

Idiot! 

And that'll be it for today's little writeup. I'm doing this as I play, so didn't get TOO far in the game, but I think it's a nice little introduction to the "series" that is this blog. 

Be sure to let me know if you liked it, and I'll keep writing more as I progress! 

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I love it!  Keep it going man.  I like this style of write-up - it's a bit different and is kinda like taking a stroll through the game, bringing back memories of my own playthroughs.  It's been a long time since I've gone back and played MGS[1], and this kinda makes me wanna play it, which is a good sign you're on the right track here.  Keep em comin!

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MGS is one of my favorite games of all time. Love the write up and it might just inspire me to do a write up on my favorite game on PS1, Parasite Eve!

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8 minutes ago, Fillrup said:

MGS is one of my favorite games of all time. Love the write up and it might just inspire me to do a write up on my favorite game on PS1, Parasite Eve!

Niiiiice. I loved Parasite Eve when I played it last year. Definitely a top game, it's too bad I missed it as a kid. Happily, not having many games as a kid means finding tons of gems as an adult! 

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5 minutes ago, Gloves said:

Niiiiice. I loved Parasite Eve when I played it last year. Definitely a top game, it's too bad I missed it as a kid. Happily, not having many games as a kid means finding tons of gems as an adult! 

I don't know if you realized the replay value of PE1 but after beating the game if you play through it again there is a new location you can go to. The new location is the Chrysler building and if you make it to the top you get the true ending of the game. I beat the game back when I was 12 or so and didn't realize there was more to do until I decided to play the game again when I was like 16. 

Climbing to the top isn't for most but if you truly loved the game, I'd recommend it. If you do decide to, don't forget to use your Bonus Points after completing the game.

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42 minutes ago, Fillrup said:

I don't know if you realized the replay value of PE1 but after beating the game if you play through it again there is a new location you can go to. The new location is the Chrysler building and if you make it to the top you get the true ending of the game. I beat the game back when I was 12 or so and didn't realize there was more to do until I decided to play the game again when I was like 16. 

Climbing to the top isn't for most but if you truly loved the game, I'd recommend it. If you do decide to, don't forget to use your Bonus Points after completing the game.

I did the Chrysler Building! Super fun! 

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