What is a Russian gunship doing here in Alaska!?
The section where you rappel down the tower while being shot at and having to avoid steam shooting out of the walls is an epic story and surely something amazing to behold when done right, but boy is it frustrating on your first attempt in a while. I basically ended up just tanking the damage all the way down, fingers crossed that I'd have enough health. Happily, I did.
Can love bloom, even on a battlefield?
Otacon over here with his waifu crush on Sniper Wolf needs to cool his britches. This dude is serious bad luck around women, no joke. Being a chick around Otacon is a death sentence ladies, stay away.
Anyway, his awkward questions out of the way time to head up to the roof, I've got an annoying fly in need of swatting. I made my way up the winding stairs while tossing chaff grenades every few seconds to avoid taking damage from the sneakily placed sentry guns along the way. Kinda funny how they literally place 1, then 2, then 3, and finally 4, all huddled together. I'll blow those up on my way back down, or I may not bother and just chuck more chaffs. Chaffs are certainly quicker.
See you in hell, Liquid. That takes care of the cremation.
The battle with the Hind isn't particularly tough, but I did go into it with a glaring lack of rations, so I died on my first attempt. The old style of control does take getting used to and first person aiming is... Pretty rough, let's say. I do like the phased approach to the fight, how it gets progressively harder, and even changes the scenery a little depending on where missiles land.
My second attempt was happily much easier as I'd gotten used to the controls on the Stinger, and so that's the end of Liquid Snake! Or is it!? Dun dun dunnnnn...
The elevator... It just started moving on its own...
But seriously does everyone but me get stealth camo? Golly, come on give a guy a break. I know I can get the camo on my second play through but I'm pretty sure that requires failing Ocelots torture, and I passed that. I think success grants an infinite ammo bandana instead, if memory serves.
Anyway, yet another cool little scene, and the game is chock full of em. Just getting into an elevator has a fair bit of build up with the mystery they put around it, and it pays off well upon delivery when you realize you're in an elevator full of invisible dudes.
So... This isn't stealth camouflage then...
I love love love how Snake gets slammed by a Sniper bullet and his first instinct is to kneel down right where he was shot and take a call with Otacon.
I decided that for this playthroughs I'm going to avoid "cheesing" bosses, and so its a Sniper duel to the death with Sniper Wolf. I know I can make the fight excruciatingly easy by hiding in a corner and bombarding her with Nikita rockets, but where's the fun in that eh?
I'll take down Wolf next time, as I've got to take a break for the day, but I look forward to the challenge!