Gear Solid 2. Ohhh I had such
high hopes for that game. Lemme
just say though that it's an
incredibly fun game to play,
the graphics are still the best
I've seen done on the PS2, and
a lot of time and effort obviously
went into it. Wait a sec, I'm
meant to be complaining here!
Here's my main reason:
Us, the consumers, bought that game to play
as Solid Snake. Solid Snaaake!
About perhaps a third or under
into the game, Snake "dies",
and a brand new character, Raiden,
complete with floppy He-Man
style hair makes his first entrance
on the scene. Hrmmm, he's ok,
a little whiney, but I'll give
him a chance. "Beep beep"Oooh,
it's the Codec! Ahhh, greetings
Colonel, long time no see! You
have someone with you? Rose?
Who? Why does she keep asking
what day it is?? Stop contacting
me! No no, all I wanna do is
that was pretty much it for
the rest of the game, her constant
whining to Raiden, and his constant
complaining to near enough EVERYONE
around him. Ahah, but a character
named "Iriquois" makes his debut,
and is screamingly obvious even
before he speaks that it's Snake,
alive and well. Excellent! That
means we'll get to play as him
again, right? Right? I would
like to personally strangle
all the testers for this game,
as it seems not a single one
of them turned round to the
creator, Hideo Kojima, and told
him that he'd made the biggest
mistake of his life! Oh Snake's
there for the rest of the game,
but we're not gonna be able
to play as him. I think it's
some kind of vile torture the
creators threw upon us.
Snake (Dave to his friends)
is one of the BEST video game
characters out there, even if
he is a rip-off of a movie character.
I think the reason many people
still prefer MGS to it's graphically
superior sequel is due to the
fact that we could play as Snake
the ENTIRE way through the game!
Ok, so he was a bit of a man-slut
throughout the entire game,
flirting with anything remotely
female (would flirt with a brick
if he could get away with it!),
but that's what made it fun.
What's worse, there's a scene
in MGS2 where you *have* to
play as Raiden bloody naked.....it
should have been Snake!! Ok,
my fangirl colours are probably
glowing right now, but that
was such a wasted oppourtunity,
makes me wanna cry!
at the game's finale, it's Raiden
who kills Solidus. Shouldn't
it have been Snake? I mean,
killing family members and comrades
is his "thing" after all - Big
Boss, Grey Fox, and Liquid Snake,
all raise your hands. Well,
not Liquid, as he has 'immortality'
through Ocelot and his arm(that
HAS to have been the stupidest
idea in the whole game!!). But
anyways, Raiden willingly plays
out his chess piece part to
the Patriots, and then walks
off to a bloated Rose. Oh did
I mention she was pregnant?
Probably with the Colonel.
I'm such a bitch. I did love
this game ya know! It would
probably be my fave game of
all time if it weren't for the
above elements. I've still bought
the figures, artbooks, and posters,
I mean it is my duty, but all
I can say is MORE SNAKE PLEASE!
I'm well aware of MGS2: Substance
and am counting down the days...*Slurp*