The first spin off game to the Metal Gear Solid series and if it was only created to save the fortunes of a certain character, boy did it do that. Protagonist Raiden’s first appearance was taking the place of Snake in MGS 2 Sons of Liberty, which would already go down badly with players, let alone his initial personality and demeanour. (more…)
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So, I just got my N64 back from the parents, after years of it being left in a loft (I know, I was crying for it too). But now I have it and to go with it all the fantastic memories of some of the best games I ever played. Pokemon Stadium, from battling the gym leaders to playing Red and Blue on my big (maybe not so big now) TV using the cartridge pack. Going round my mate’s house and constantly trying to grab the golden gun before he did on GoldenEye, one of the best FPS games of all time. Then there was the first time I ever played The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time and brother and I stormed through it together. We were on the edge of our seats the entire time, it was that good!
There is also something to be said about the simplicity of retro games that make them so good to play and this got me thinking…
As I prepare my excitement for streaming on Twitch as of next week (fingers crossed the Elgato gets here quick!) I am trying to decide what games to play when. I am the type of person that plays games chronologically and so I thought I would go through the Metal Gear Solid series over the summer, ready for the Phantom Pain when that arrives in September. Then I got hooked back into Pokemon, watching Youtube videos of Pokemon theories (thank you Protomario, your channel rocks!) so I just really want to go back to playing Red and Blue again. Then there is the Resident Evil series which is close to my heart (SO MANY CHOICES) and I know that will take some time to go through as well.
In any case whatever I decide to go with, I’ve realised that they all have some relative in common, that they are simple, easy games to get into, but also a kickass storyline that absorbs the gamer and takes them away from anything else in the world (including the girlfriend hehe). No matter what age you are, the first games you play and the heroes within them will always have a special place in your heart, for me that is:
Link, Jill Valentine, Sonic and Solid Snake
Game on gamers and never forget the protagonists that made gaming a way of life for you…
Everytime a new Metal Gear Solid game comes out, it always exceeds my expectations, but I never thought it would ever be like this. The open world style, which is at its peak in trending games at the moment is introduced for the first time in a MGS game. Who would have ever thought that stealth action could be done in an open world format and with such perfect execution. From building up Big Boss’ army to the clever disarming of enemies and taking their items using the old school Fulton recovery System, MGS5 has revolutionised the way stealth games are played and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.