You like Castlevania, don’t you? Open your mind to the possibility that realism can actually get in the way of true immersion, and explore the open relationship that Metal Gear Solid has with the player. [This post originally appeared on Electric Phantasms.]
Metal Gear Solid
Death is no real escape from Metal Gear’s wheel of regret. Take a closer look at Sniper Wolf, the beautiful, deadly and misunderstood crack shot from Metal Gear Solid, for the first in this series of deep dive character studies. She dies, but she lives on in the past, present and future of Saladin.
The myth, the man, the Snake. Metal Gear Solid’s leading man is everything men want and women want to be. He’s also a broken shell of a man that breaks down everything it means to be that hero everyone loves. A whirling mess of battle scars and murder memories.
Welcome to Diamond Dogs, we’re the good guys. You can never leave because things are just so great here, and if you disagree with how we do things we’ll just have to try harder to convince you. Don’t worry, this will all seem very normal in a few days, after we strip you of your clothes, your name, your family and any incompatible thought processes.