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Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


I'm no rookie! Let's play the whole drat Metal Gear Solid series! [OPEN SPOILERS]



Pictured: Tactical Espionage Action



First thing's first, if you've never played a video game before and need me to tell you what Metal Gear Solid is, you should leave this thread right now. We're going to be slinging around spoilers like mad both in the videos and in the thread. There's a bunch of excellent LPs better suited to first timers. They'll also be better in general so I'm doing you a favour.

With Phantom Pain finally getting a release date, we're going to be playing straight through from MGS1 to MGS4, and possibly a couple others depending on how the thread goes. We're still on the fence with Peace Walker, since I've never actually played it before, but I do own it, so who knows? WE'RE TOTALLY PLAYING PEACE WALKER.

In the case of the mainline games, I'll be using older save files, which means we'll have some of the unlockable fun stuff! In the case of MGS1, I have both the bandana and the stealth, but in later games I only have a couple things unlocked. I'll also avoid using anything blatantly cheaty unless it's either funny, or helps me skip something bullshit. Also boss battles are fair game for the bandana.

Spoiler protocol is don't worry about it, spoil whatever you want, although consider going light on Peace Walker spoilers if you want us to play it down the line.





This will be a very cas' LP, including talking over some cutscenes, embarassingly bad gameplay, blatant spoilers, and inappropriate jokes during serious sections of the game. At the very least I have most of these games memorized, so if I get confused, there won't be any episodes of zero progress. Don't expect this to be overly informative or skillful though.





So since I am a man who codifies hubris, I decided to challenge myself to a drinking game. I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to beer (I'm a cider man, dammit, the only beer I've liked so far are draughts) so I figured I'd give myself a reason to try new stuff and also punish myself when I suck. Each session I'll have a new beer to try, or I'll bring back an old contender from earlier in the LP. I mention this in the video but I also got sassed by guards and Grace a lot, so I didn't explain it too well.

- On an alert (either my own fault or due to story reasons, as long as the time says "ALERT"), One Drink
- On eating a ration, Two Drinks
- On a Game Over for any reason (not including Fission Mailed, Fake Death Pills, or the Sorrow ), One shot of Rum.







Playlist

Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 1 - Thanks Paul
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 2 - Tumbling Down
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 3 - Drunk Canadian History
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 4 - Gray Fox's Punchout!!
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 5 - A Very Methodical Man
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 6 - Pupcave
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 7 - Hostage Situation
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 8 - Apple Affront
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 9 - Salt and Sass
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 10 - Baker's Personal Stash
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 11 - Ghost Hug
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 12 - Dan Fights A Giant loving Robot
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 13 - Dave And Hal's Big Adventure





Playlist

Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 1 - Everything Chat
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 2 - Punching Mans
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 3 - Answered Questions
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 4 - Vague
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 5 - Don't Be A Creep!
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 6 - Better Than 0th
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 7 - Enemy Unknown
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 8 - When The Snakes Cry
Let's Play MGS VR Missions Episode 9 - Finale





Playlist

Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 1 - Sweet Shades
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 2 - Commandant
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 3 - CALL PRESS SELECT
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 4 - Everyone's A Patriot
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 5 - Facta Non Verba
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 6 - First Dates
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 7 - You Missed
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 8 - You Must Be Ames
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 9 - The Worst Episode
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 10 - Wetworks
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 11 - President Johnson's Slaughterhouse
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 12 - Shut Up, Anime
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 13 - Contractual Sniping Level
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 14 - Metal Colonel Solid
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 15 - Dan Fights A Bunch Of Giant loving Robots
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 16 - A Cruise of Ruse
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 2 Episode 17 - A Reference To uh, American Horror Story





Playlist

Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 1 - Hero-Proofing
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 2 - Snake Motel
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 3 - Birds Are Jerks
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 4 - Yellow Blue Yellow Blue Yellow
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 5 - Rated E For Everyone
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 6 - Nikita Nightmare
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 7 - Flamethrower Raven
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 8 - A Hind-D?!
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 9 - Do Not Taunt Gun Camera
Let's Play Metal Gear Ghost Babel Episode 10 - Dan Fights Some Loser In A Giant loving Robot





Playlist

Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 1 - STEALTH
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 2 - Snake's Worst Day
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 3 - From Zero to Gut-Punch
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 4 - Croc Violence
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 5 - Appule
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 6 - Doctor Bees
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 7 - Naked Snake: Office Linebacker
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 8 - End The End (Part 1 of 7)
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 9 - Infinite Helicopters
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 10 - N Has Come To
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 11 - Try Number Two
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 12 - Johnny's Record Breaking Log
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 13 - Dunkless
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 14 - Don't See C3
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 15 - Dan And Eva Fight A Giant loving Robot
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 16 - Baby Snake
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 17 - Undunkable





Playlist

Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 1 - Pinky-Chan Rising
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 2 - Canadian Politics and Drag Queens: guest starring Pyroi
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 3 - King Of Monsters
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 4 - Bisexual Velociraptor
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 5 - Nadir
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 6 - Jewish Christmas
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 6 - Jewish Christmas
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 8 - The Raiden Mega Episode ft. Surprise Guest
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 9 - That One Where Grace Is Sick
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 10 - A Tale of Snake
Let's Play MGS2 Substance Episode 11 - Drunk American History





Playlist

Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 1 - Limes and Coconuts
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 2 - Co-ops
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 3 - Hombre Nuevo
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 4 - Sleepy-Pants
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 5 - MVP
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 6 - Slightly Run-The-gently caress Down
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 7 - Pod Person
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 8 - Wee Anime Child
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 9 - Determination
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 10 - Confused Memories
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 11 - Snatchers (Kaz Tapes)
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 12 - Alligator and Wombat: The Ultimate Team (Paz Tapes)
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 13 - Old And New (Amanda and Chico Tapes)
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 14 - Elbakki (Huey tapes)
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 15 - Prison Break (Cecile Tapes)
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 16 - Peace Runner
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Vs Op - Lake Fight
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 17 - Whirlwind Tour
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 18 - Alligator and Wombat's Second Honeymoon
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 19 - Victory Hugs
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 20 - Dan And Grace Fight A Giant loving Robot
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 21 - How To Woo An Anime 101
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 22 - Getting Ahead (And A Jetpack)
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 23 - Tensions Run High
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 24 - All Our Base
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 25 - Monster Hunter Solid
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 26 - Red_panda_twittering.mp3
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 27 - Board Game
Let's Play MGS Peace Walker Episode 28 - The Dangers Of Popping
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Episode 29 - Alligator and Wombat go to White Castle
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Episode 30 - Do Not Pop
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Episode 31 - Dan And Grace Fight Our Giant loving Robot
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Episode 32 - Quantum Paz
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Episode 33 - Red Panda Adventures
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Episode 34 - Still In A Dream
Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Episode 35 - Argentinaman





Playlist

Let's Play MGSV Ground Zeroes Episode 1 - Let's Gitmo
Let's Play MGSV Ground Zeroes Episode 2 - VIP
Let's Play MGSV Ground Zeroes Episode 3 - Thread Canon
Let's Play MGSV Ground Zeroes Episode 4 - The Memories Will Never Disappear
Let's Play MGSV Ground Zeroes Episode 5 - Pleasure of Tension





Playlist

Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 1 - Ishmael, Please
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 2 - Trailer Shot
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 3 - How You Do It Is Up To You
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 4 - Liquid Grace
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 5 - An S-Rank Episode
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 6 - Blow me, Miller
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 7 - Sharaahshakshaskahka
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 8 - The Great Escape
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 9 - Bark Bark
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 10 - Anime Ashore
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 11 - You Can't Do That
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 12 - The Legendary Gunsmith
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 13 - Pup Sneak
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 14 - It's Dan Time
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 15 - Soma Chat
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 16 - Swatting A Mosquito
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 17 - Early Father's Day
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 18 - Save The Kids
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 19 - Goat Expert
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 20 - Our Garbage Son
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 21 - Parasites
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 22 - Snatcher Inc
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 23 - Skull Base
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain Episode 24 - Dan Fights A Great loving Gatsby And A Giant loving Robot
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 25 - I Finally Brought Quiet On A Mission And She Ruined Everything
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 26 - I'm So Fresh
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 27 - Secret Beans
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 28 - Kidz Bop
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 29 - Big Crazy Man with a Big Crazy Plan
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 30 - Honkin' Your Bepis
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 31 - Panfam
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 32 -
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 33 - Quiet The Hedgehog
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 34 - Paz Chat
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 35 - Spice And Woof
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 36 - No Seat On The Boat
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 37 - Ghost Tape
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 38 - Near A Tomato
Let's Play MGSV Phantom Pain 39 - [EXTREME] Dan Fights A Giant loving Robot





Playlist

Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 1 - A Ransom Paid
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 2 - Shoot Rude People
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 3 - The Trash Panda
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 4 - Anime Grievances
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 5 - Hans Davis
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 6 - Xmeight
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 7 - Philosophy Class
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 8 - Dan Surprise
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 10 - Hat Hat Hat
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 11 - gently caress Your Hats
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 12 - The Dark Lord Bob
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 13 - gently caress Your Sniping
Let's Play Metal Gear Acid Episode 14 - So FAR Away





Let's Play Metal Gear Rising Episode 1 - A RAY of Hope




[S-001: Bomb Disposal]
Let's Play Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes Episode 1 - The Worst Stillman
Let's Play Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes Episode 2 - The Letter "See"

[S-002: Psych Evaluation]
Let's Play Sonic Dreams Collection

[S-003: Operation Accelerated Rodent}
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 1 - Wave Ocean
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 2 - Gling
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 3 - Twitter
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 4 - No Don't
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 5 - Legit Salt
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 6 - Self Esteem
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 7 - My Own Master
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 8 - Ape Foo
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 9 - I'm Glad Sonic's Dead
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 10 - Can You Please Don't
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 11 - Just Suck
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 12 - Cube
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 13 - Zero Time Dilemma
Let's Play Sonic Adventure Episode 13 - d e s p a i r



[S-004: Tapping Animals]
Let's Play Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival
Lets Play Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival: Digby's Long rear end Title (Featuring Grace's Brother)



[S-005: Crossover Hazard Assessment]
Let's Play Super Smash Bros modern warfare
Lets Play Super Smash Bros Wii U Cooler's Revenge (Featuring Grace's Brother)


[S-006: Platform Competence]
Let's Play Super Mario World Episode 1 - A Shameful Display
Let's Play Super Mario World Episode 2 - Donut Plains 1
Let's Play Super Mario World Episode 3 - It's Fine

[S-007: Multiverse Platform Competence]
Let's Play Mario Maker Episode 1 - Spike Hat Out Of Ten
Let's Play Mario Maker Episode 2 - #IStandWithThwimp

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Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


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Danaru fucked around with this message at Sep 17, 2015 around 07:26

GenderSelectScreen
Mar 7, 2010

Boops boops


College Slice

SPOILER ALERT!

The third game is a prequel. Also the best one.

All I really remember from MGS1 was dying. A lot. I was really bad at this game. It took MGS2:S to get the hang of the series. Looking forward to 4.

anilEhilated
Feb 17, 2014

But I say fuck the rain.


Grimey Drawer

You are insane.

CJacobs
Apr 17, 2011

I'll have what he's having.


I'm so pumped. I love your LPs Dan

Iron Chitlin
Sep 3, 2011

I need to use the bathroom!


I have been pumped for this since first hearing about your plan to do it, I am 100% on board with this crazy endeavor.

Will you be using any of the alternate costumes for MGS1?

Seyser Koze
Dec 15, 2013

Welcome to my lab.



Clapping Larry

Aw, man. This is an LP that I can't follow, since I got the Legacy collection a couple months ago so I could finally play past MGS2 and still haven't opened it.

samu3lk
Aug 25, 2008

I'm untouchable thanks to these pills.


MGS1 was the primary reason I bought a PS1 and this will be a good LP.

Worklurker
Jan 2, 2014


There sure have been a lot of let's play several years worth of games lately, I like it. I like it a lot. Shine on you crazy diamond.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


Iron Chitlin posted:

I have been pumped for this since first hearing about your plan to do it, I am 100% on board with this crazy endeavor.

Will you be using any of the alternate costumes for MGS1?

Snake and the Ninja have their alternate costumes, Meryl and Otacon are in their normal outfits though. I'm probably going to run through a second save file two more times off screen and make a bonus video to show those two off.


samu3lk posted:

MGS1 was the primary reason I bought a PS1 and this will be a good LP.

The copy I'm playing right now is actually the same one I got as a kid age hasn't slowed it down one bit

ChaosArgate
Oct 10, 2012

Why does everyone think I'm going to get in trouble?



Pretty sure Otacon doesn't have an alternate costume?

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


ChaosArgate posted:

Pretty sure Otacon doesn't have an alternate costume?

I read somewhere that Otacon and Meryl get new costumes if you beat their endings with the tuxedo, I never tried it myself so I'm not sure if it's true, but I'll try them both at some point. Considering the bullshit I'm doing offscreen to set up for MGS2, this isn't anything major

EDIT: Apparently Meryl's other outfit is only in Twin Snakes, and Otacon has no other costume at all, it's just one of those things that immortalizes as truth, like how you could TOTALLY tranq Ocelot after talking to Ames and get his dogtags, you just have to be fast.

Danaru fucked around with this message at May 1, 2015 around 13:29

MichaelGreyFox
Jan 18, 2015

A E S T H E T I C S

You should add a rule to drink every time there's a noun-question (metal gear?!, second floor basement?, etc.). I don't think you make it through the first game alive

Rigged Death Trap
Feb 13, 2012

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP



Yeah these rules seem a bit sparse.
Especially since you are by your own admission a hefty Canadian man.

Shot of rum every time a character gets an introduction.
drink every time the codec points something obvious out.

MichaelGreyFox posted:

You should add a rule to drink every time there's a noun-question (metal gear?!, second floor basement?, etc.). I don't think you make it through the first game alive

And this but only when it happens in a cutscene.
doing it for every instance will turn your liver into pâté.

powerful lizard
Jan 28, 2009


This is going to be glorious.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


MichaelGreyFox posted:

You should add a rule to drink every time there's a noun-question (metal gear?!, second floor basement?, etc.). I don't think you make it through the first game alive

Rigged Death Trap posted:

Yeah these rules seem a bit sparse.
Especially since you are by your own admission a hefty Canadian man.

Shot of rum every time a character gets an introduction.
drink every time the codec points something obvious out.


And this but only when it happens in a cutscene.
doing it for every instance will turn your liver into pâté.

Just wait until episode three, Grace was a goddamn liar about me beating it without getting a game over. also protip, regardless of height or nationality, don't knock back multiple ciders before doing a drinking game involving rum.

I might switch out the rum condition for a beer related one, and then also accept drinking words/conditions from the thread. If you guys haven't noticed, we're basically making this poo poo up as we go along

Spalec
Apr 16, 2010


Additonial drinking rule suggestions:

-Drink each time the fourth wall is broken (not including a character telling you to press select or whatever) - you might die at the end of MGS2 though.

-Drink for each gratuitous rear end shot.

powerful lizard
Jan 28, 2009


My drinking condition is go as drunk as Kojima was when he wrote the ending of MGS2. Huffing household cleaners may also be required.

Choco1980
Feb 22, 2013

I fell in love with a Video Nasty


I'm all about this LP. Once upon a time I played a crapton of MGS 1 & 2. I kinda got burnt out somewhere in the middle of 3 and that's kinda where I stopped the series dead. I've never actually seen any of the plot to 4 or Peace Walker or Rising. I know they go in the clear direction Kojima takes everything though, so I can't wait til you get there.

You know, I'm not sure if I've ever actually seen that SOCOM conversation between the guards. I always take the top floor vent and see them talking about the Ninja, which is the first place the game makes you realize that not everything is going according to plan.

gregory
Jun 8, 2013

METAL GEAR!


Peace Walker was really fun, if for nothing else but the fact that it had coop mode that allowed for the use of silly-but-completely-funtional cardboard box tanks.

chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014



I'm already super familiar with MGS thanks to my own beating of 2 and 3 and Chip's massive LPs of all the other main games and Peace Walker, but I'm still going to try and follow this one.

Also 3 is the best.

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!


MGS runs are entertaining, but turning this into a drinking game is gonna be even better.


Looking forward to the ensuing madness.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


Oh snap good thing I wasn't planning on monetizing these



Bizarrely enough, the two scenes it didn't like were the scene where Snake is in the SDV, and the part where he talks to Octopus right after the sepia-toned flyaround of REX. The rest was fine apparently

chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014



In all honesty, Metal Gear Solid hasn't aged that badly for a PS1 game. Obviously it looks terrible by our standards, but the cinematic presentation in the cutscenes and the music still hold up. Likewise, MGS2 and 3 have way better presentation and graphics than a lot of competing games around their time.

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!


chitoryu12 posted:

In all honesty, Metal Gear Solid hasn't aged that badly for a PS1 game. Obviously it looks terrible by our standards, but the cinematic presentation in the cutscenes and the music still hold up. Likewise, MGS2 and 3 have way better presentation and graphics than a lot of competing games around their time.
Only game from that time that I feel outdoes it in cinematic production is Vagrant Story, and that game had no voice acting (but at least there was facial animation and a better translation than most Square games on that system).

I feel that I've gained more appreciation for the first MGS as time went on. At the time that I first played it I found the actual gameplay too simplistic for what I wanted out of a stealth game, which was something that later entries rectified. But there's still a lot of attention to detail even in this game.

CirclMastr
Jul 4, 2010

GENERIC CANDY AVATAR #1


New condition: drink every time one of your videos gets flagged.

Bacter
Jan 27, 2012

You too can shine like stars in the descending night, for only six easy payments of $19.99. And your pants.


Awww yis. I'm really digging the "let's play all of" trend that seems to be sweeping the forum these days.

LP needn't die. LP must... evolve (disclaimer: just saw Age of Ultron)

Choco1980
Feb 22, 2013

I fell in love with a Video Nasty


Agreed. This retrospective style really works well with thread-based discussion, allowing the entire series to shine instead of just a highlight.

Edward_Tohr
Aug 11, 2012

In lieu of meaningful text, I'm just going to mention I've been exploding all day and now it hurts to breathe, so I'm sure you all understand.


Aw, man, MGS drinking game.

I tried that with a couple of friends, once.

Take a shot every time someone mentions nanomachines. (This rule was preemptively waived for anything past the first game)

Take a shot every time someone says "Metal Gear".

Take a shot every time Snake repeats the previous sentence in the form of a question.

It went from "This is boring, I'll just take a drink whenever" to "Holy poo poo, I literally cannot drink fast enough to keep up" in the space of the DARPA chief scene.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


CirclMastr posted:

New condition: drink every time one of your videos gets flagged.

So far all three videos I've edited and uploaded in preparation have been flagged, Konami is on top of their game.

Edward_Tohr posted:

Aw, man, MGS drinking game.

I tried that with a couple of friends, once.

Take a shot every time someone mentions nanomachines. (This rule was preemptively waived for anything past the first game)

Take a shot every time someone says "Metal Gear".

Take a shot every time Snake repeats the previous sentence in the form of a question.

It went from "This is boring, I'll just take a drink whenever" to "Holy poo poo, I literally cannot drink fast enough to keep up" in the space of the DARPA chief scene.

I genuinely considered the nanomachines one, then I watched this video again and decided against it.

Speaking of the drinking game, I've updated the second post with a description of the drinks involved, and I'll be keeping it updated as we go along. We're also going to stick with the normal rules for the next session, but plan to introduce thread decided conditions later on. So far I have a bad feeling about it considering what's already been suggested.

ZeusCannon
Nov 5, 2009

BLAAAAAARGH PLEASE KILL ME BLAAAAAAAARGH

Grimey Drawer

Fist video seems good ill definitely be following this. Just for my own curiosity is'nt there something in the truck outside? or does it not spawn till later? I cant even remember what it was i just have this vague recollection of it and wonder if its correct.

Are people allowed to suggest beers?

Edward_Tohr
Aug 11, 2012

In lieu of meaningful text, I'm just going to mention I've been exploding all day and now it hurts to breathe, so I'm sure you all understand.


ZeusCannon posted:

Fist video seems good ill definitely be following this. Just for my own curiosity is'nt there something in the truck outside? or does it not spawn till later? I cant even remember what it was i just have this vague recollection of it and wonder if its correct.

There's a SOCOM there.

If you miss that one, there's another during the upcoming shootout sequence.

man nurse
Feb 17, 2014

Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.

You should absolutely be doing Peace Walker, especially if you're planning on playing 5. It's also A Good Game.

Choco1980
Feb 22, 2013

I fell in love with a Video Nasty


Edward_Tohr posted:

There's a SOCOM there.

If you miss that one, there's another during the upcoming shootout sequence.

I suspect that conversation I said I didn't see happens because he didn't pick up the gun up in the truck, to let you know where to get one.

ZeusCannon
Nov 5, 2009

BLAAAAAARGH PLEASE KILL ME BLAAAAAAAARGH

Grimey Drawer

That would make sense.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012




Let's Play Metal Gear Solid Episode 2 - Tumbling Down

Fun facts for this episode:

-If you do manage to beat the combat segment with Meryl unarmed, Snake automatically scoots over to the socom and picks it up. Also note that Meryl shits on us later for being a gunless dumbass when we met
-When Baker mentions Jim, he's referring to Jim Houseman, the secretary of defense. You may remember him as the total prick who's technically leading the mission, despite his only active input being sending a plane to nuke you.
-The line Ocelot was saying before I shot him in the rear end was "I love to reload during a battle, There's nothing like the feeling of slamming a long silver bullet into a well greased chamber". If it weren't for the torture fetish and the implied rapes, Ocelot would easily be my favourite character.
-You can call Campbell after speaking to Meryl and tell him she's okay. He's super relieved. I did it off screen between episodes though, so whoops.

Iron Chitlin
Sep 3, 2011

I need to use the bathroom!


The first time I played this game I got stuck because it never occurred to me that they were talking about the actual game's CD case, which was made even more confusing because Baker gives you an optical disc. It was a while before I could contact Meryl because I was a young kid who didn't understand what the fourth wall was.

Also I had no idea this game even had alternate dialogue and scenes depending on whether you grabbed the SOCOM, that was a new one for me.

Demicol
Nov 8, 2009



I had to look up online what the frequency was when I first played, I think I tried calling everyone and couldn't figure out how to get it, not sure if they mention the cd-case.

Choco1980
Feb 22, 2013

I fell in love with a Video Nasty


I had a similar experience to Danaru in that I rented the game and it came in a flimsy plastic store box with a printed label on it, and they too added Meryl's frequency as a PS to the game description on the back with zero fanfare.

Also, I now seem to recall fooling around and not grabbing the socom to see how far I could get after watching this and I want to say it keeps pulling the "appears right in front of you where it normally doesn't" thing it did here until you're forced to grab it in Ocelot's room because you can't beat him any other way.

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ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!


Considering I played the game in the winter of 2009 or so, a lot of the weird poo poo that people talked about with MGS I had absorbed through osmosis and pretty much knew what was required with the "code on the back of the case" deal.

Funny thing, the reason for why I started playing the game then was that I was taking Biology in high school and we were talking about genetics, and like everything else in this series, the theme of "genes" in MGS1 was something I had heard about and decided to give it a shot based on that. Was especially hilarious when Liquid started talking it up near the end despite getting the idea of dominant and recessive genes loving wrong.

But hey, could have been worse. I could have played Parasite Eve instead...

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