History Narm / MetalGear

9th Jul '16 10:02:45 PM Kadorhal
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** Speaking of which, why is Vamp ''always'' licking his knives even when there's no blood on them? When Vamp first captures Raiden, he stabs him in the chest and licks the "white blood" off the blade. [[FreudWasRight ...Maybe we're thinking about this too hard]].

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** Speaking of which, why is Vamp ''always'' licking his knives even when there's no blood on them? When Vamp first captures Raiden, he stabs him in the chest and licks the "white blood" off the blade. [[FreudWasRight ...Maybe we're thinking about this too hard]]. Snake, who's currently aiming a sniper rifle to try and shoot one of Raiden's restraints off of him, has to [[ReactionShot take a moment]] to pull away from the scope and raise an eyebrow at that one.



** The fact that they are called [=FROGs=] is narmy itself. Ocelot doesn't seem to have a lot of faith in his private army if he's going to name them after an animal that are known to get eaten by snakes.

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** The fact that they are called [=FROGs=] is narmy itself. Ocelot doesn't seem to have a lot of faith in his elite, private army if he's going to name them after an animal that are known to get eaten by snakes.



* The cutscene after the epic Metal Gear fight near the end of Act 4: An injured Snake, having fucked his arm up mid fight watches as Liquid Ocelot joyfully runs out of his reach whilst turning around and giggling and pointing like a school playground bully. Its even more worth it for the too-fast jerky, almost comical way Snake limps at him, clutching his fucked up arm.

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* The cutscene after the epic Metal Gear fight near the end of Act 4: An injured Snake, having fucked his arm up mid fight watches as Liquid Ocelot joyfully runs out of his reach whilst turning around and giggling and pointing like a school playground bully. Its even more worth it for the too-fast jerky, almost comical way Snake limps at him, clutching assault rifle in one hand as his fucked up arm.injured arm dangles.
29th May '16 10:27:32 AM nombretomado
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** This particular line in the PS1 version was infamous among the MGS fandom for the shocked tone Snake says it in, as if it's the last thing he ever expected to see. [[SarcasmMode Because we all know top-secret, highly guarded military bases never have surveillance cameras.]] ''The Twin Snakes'' thankfully redoes the line so it's not something he's shocked to see, but merely a general observation he's making. ("A surveillance camera...")

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** This particular line in the PS1 [=PS1=] version was infamous among the MGS fandom for the shocked tone Snake says it in, as if it's the last thing he ever expected to see. [[SarcasmMode Because we all know top-secret, highly guarded military bases never have surveillance cameras.]] ''The Twin Snakes'' thankfully redoes the line so it's not something he's shocked to see, but merely a general observation he's making. ("A surveillance camera...")



* This is more of a generational Narm, but… If you played the later installments first, then went to the original Metal Gear Solid, you won't be able to take it seriously. At all. Why? '''BECAUSE NOBODY HAS A GODDAMN ''FACE''.''' Say what you will about the Twin Snakes, but they at least have recognizable human anatomy. Making the cutcenes on [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]] hardware without changing the engine after being scrapped in favor of the PS1 made the game look dated, even by the standards of the time.
** This gets even more funny when you play [=MGS4=] and obtain a camo mask of Snake's PS1 face, jagged textures and all.

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* This is more of a generational Narm, but… If you played the later installments first, then went to the original Metal Gear Solid, you won't be able to take it seriously. At all. Why? '''BECAUSE NOBODY HAS A GODDAMN ''FACE''.''' Say what you will about the Twin Snakes, but they at least have recognizable human anatomy. Making the cutcenes on [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]] hardware without changing the engine after being scrapped in favor of the PS1 [=PS1=] made the game look dated, even by the standards of the time.
** This gets even more funny when you play [=MGS4=] and obtain a camo mask of Snake's PS1 [=PS1=] face, jagged textures and all.



* Snake's echoing death scream, which you'll have heard so many times by the end of the PS1 version you'll be ready to chuck your controller at the screen. "YAAAH...yaaah...yaaah..."

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* Snake's echoing death scream, which you'll have heard so many times by the end of the PS1 [=PS1=] version you'll be ready to chuck your controller at the screen. "YAAAH...yaaah...yaaah..."
19th May '16 10:40:06 PM Kadorhal
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* ''A DUD!?!?!!" One marine's response to a grenade fired at Fortune failing to detonate. It's hilarious mostly for the weird American, near Noo Yoik accent he's sporting.

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* ''A DUD!?!?!!" One marine's response to a grenade fired at Fortune failing to detonate. It's hilarious mostly for the weird American, near Noo Yoik accent he's sporting.sporting that none of the other [=SEALs=] we hear speak come even close to matching.



** Fortune's father issues lead into a whole different can of worms. There's two separate characters in the Plant chapter who lost their fathers and hold Solid Snake responsible - and he was not responsible either time. It makes you start to think if "Solid Snake killed my father" is going to become a darker variation on Murphy's Law, holding some well-known soldier responsible for all your woes.

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** Fortune's father issues lead into a whole different can of worms. There's two separate characters in the Plant chapter who lost their fathers due to the incident in the tanker and hold Solid Snake responsible - and he was not responsible either time. It makes you start to think if "Solid Snake killed my father" is going to become a darker variation on Murphy's Law, holding some well-known soldier responsible for all your woes.
5th May '16 4:50:43 PM nombretomado
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* In Mission 31 ("Sahelanthropus"), during the middle of an intense action scene (Snake racing to drive away from Sahelanthropus as he destroys Skull Face's base), we have Skull Face ranting and raving to no one in particular. Made even more narmy because he makes an ill-timed Creator/DavidBowie reference ("Major! '''I'M BURNING UP!!!'''")

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* In Mission 31 ("Sahelanthropus"), during the middle of an intense action scene (Snake racing to drive away from Sahelanthropus as he destroys Skull Face's base), we have Skull Face ranting and raving to no one in particular. Made even more narmy because he makes an ill-timed Creator/DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie reference ("Major! '''I'M BURNING UP!!!'''")
4th May '16 3:27:19 PM Kadorhal
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---> '''Campbell''': There's a terminal in front of the elevator, a node.
---> '''Raiden''': Did you say "nerd"?

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---> '''Campbell''': --->'''Campbell''': There's a terminal in front of the elevator, a node.
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node.\\
'''Raiden''': Did you say "nerd"?



*** Immediately following this is the first Codec call regarding luring guards away. The Colonel suggests making some noise... and Raiden asks "how?" in ''the'' single most confused tone of voice he will ''ever'' muster in the entire game, as if simply tapping his fist against a wall is something he's never discovered before in his life.



* While all of the above are good points, they don't touch the glory that is Stillman- not even Rose. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NzkY-4owW0 "I killed mah SOUL!" "This is the only way I can defuse mah sins!"]]'' Even without the shouting, how can we take his dramatic confession seriously anymore if he drops a bad bomb-related pun like that? (He's the explosives expert who taught Fatman, but still.)
* ''A DUD!?!?!!" One marine's response to a grenade fired at Fortune failing to detonate. It's hilarious mostly for the weird American, near Noo Yoik acccent he's sporting.

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* While all of the above are good points, they don't touch the glory that is Stillman- Stillman - not even Rose. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NzkY-4owW0 "I killed mah SOUL!" "This is the only way I can defuse mah sins!"]]'' Even without the shouting, how can we take his dramatic confession seriously anymore if he drops a bad bomb-related pun like that? (He's the explosives expert who taught Fatman, but still.)
* ''A DUD!?!?!!" One marine's response to a grenade fired at Fortune failing to detonate. It's hilarious mostly for the weird American, near Noo Yoik acccent accent he's sporting.



* Otacon [[spoiler:screaming out "E.E.!" during Emma's death scene. This is a ''horribly awkward'' nickname to say, let alone scream dramatically, since it really does start to make Otacon sound like a monkey. This is made even worse when Emma actually asks him to call her "Emma": he asks what's wrong with "E.E.", and she ''immediately drops dead'']]. The moment just afterwards, [[spoiler:where Otacon sees Emma's parrot and yells "E.E.?! DAMN!"]], is also pretty narmy.

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* Otacon [[spoiler:screaming out "E.E.!" during Emma's death scene. This is a ''horribly awkward'' nickname to say, let alone scream dramatically, since it really does start to make Otacon sound like a monkey. This is made even worse when Emma actually asks him to call her "Emma": he asks what's "what's wrong with "E.E.E.", and with the best/worst comedic timing possible, she ''immediately drops dead'']]. The moment just afterwards, [[spoiler:where Otacon sees Emma's parrot and yells "E.E.?! DAMN!"]], is also pretty narmy.



** Chris Randolph's delivery of the line "what's wrong with E.E.?" makes Otacon seem like an oblivious child with no grasp of the concept of death. You kind of expect him to follow that up with a question about when she's going to wake up from her nap...

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** Chris Randolph's delivery of the line "what's wrong with E.E.?" makes Otacon seem like an oblivious child with no grasp of the concept of death. You kind of expect him to follow that up with a question about when she's going to wake up from her nap...nap.



* The ludicrously whiny way Raiden shouts "400 seconds?!" when Stillman confirms the Strut A bomb's timer (The timer varies with difficulty but most players play the game on Normal and get 400 seconds as a result.) Combine that with how Stillman insists on measuring the timer in seconds instead of minutes.

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** Fortune's father issues lead into a whole different can of worms. There's two separate characters in the Plant chapter who lost their fathers and hold Solid Snake responsible - and he was not responsible either time. It makes you start to think if "Solid Snake killed my father" is going to become a darker variation on Murphy's Law, holding some well-known soldier responsible for all your woes.
* The ludicrously whiny way Raiden shouts "400 seconds?!" when Stillman confirms the Strut A bomb's timer (The (the timer varies with difficulty difficulty, but most players play the game on Normal and get 400 seconds as a result.) result). Combine that with how Stillman insists on measuring the timer in seconds instead of minutes.



** You can fool Volgin temporarily with the exact same Raikov mask. Mid-battle. Where he's likely to see Snake putting the mask on. Sure ItOnlyWorksOnce, but come ON, Yevgeny!

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** You can fool Volgin temporarily with the exact same Raikov mask. Mid-battle. Where he's likely to see Snake putting the mask on.on, right in front of him. Sure ItOnlyWorksOnce, but come ON, Yevgeny!



** This is part of the reason why the memetic "Ladder Sequence" is so memorable - it's just Snake climbing up an incredibly long ladder while "Snake Eater" plays in the background for literally no reason. Doesn't help that it reminded people of the widely hated ''VideoGame/CharliesAngels'' video game, which also had a really long ladder climbing sequence, and the kicker MGS3's sequence is more then twice as long.

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** This is part of the reason why the memetic "Ladder Sequence" is so memorable - it's just Snake climbing up an incredibly long ladder while the vocals to "Snake Eater" plays in the background for literally no reason. Doesn't help that it reminded people of the widely hated ''VideoGame/CharliesAngels'' video game, which also had a really long ladder climbing sequence, and the kicker MGS3's is that [=MGS3=]'s sequence is more then twice as long.long as that one.
22nd Apr '16 4:33:33 PM CrowTR0bot
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* The Fulton Surface-to-Air Recovery System. YOU'RE STRAPPING PEOPLE TO ''BALLOONS''. Its real, ''but still.''
** No less badass for it, as Batman has proven. But in Peace Walker when they can extract soldiers even in doors? ... what?

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* The Fulton Surface-to-Air Recovery System. YOU'RE STRAPPING PEOPLE TO ''BALLOONS''. [[TruthInTelevision Its real, ''but still.real]], ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic but still]].''
** No less badass for it, as Batman [[Film/TheDarkKnight Batman]] has proven. But in Peace Walker when they can extract soldiers even in doors? ... what?
22nd Apr '16 4:29:50 PM CrowTR0bot
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** What really sells the narm is that President Johnson says the above line in the same tone of voice you'd expect to use for congratulating a kindergartner for tying their shoes for the first time.


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** The look of confusion as he shouts his own name makes it sound like he ''[[TomatoInTheMirror didn't even know he was Volgin in the first place]].''
22nd Apr '16 4:21:15 PM CrowTR0bot
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** Awesome though it is, it can get kind of jarring when you remember what [[PlayingAgainstType kind of roles he normally plays]]. You are now imagining a sleep-deprived [[WesternAnimation/Yakko Warner]] doing [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga a Christian Bale impression]].

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** Awesome though it is, it can get kind of jarring when you remember what [[PlayingAgainstType kind of roles he normally plays]]. You are now imagining a sleep-deprived [[WesternAnimation/Yakko [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko Warner]] doing [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga a his best Christian Bale impression]].
22nd Apr '16 4:19:55 PM CrowTR0bot
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** Awesome though it is, it can get kind of jarring when you remember what [[PlayingAgainstType kind of roles he normally plays]]. You are now imagining a sleep-deprived [[WesternAnimation/Yakko Warner]] doing [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga a Christian Bale impression]].
11th Apr '16 11:40:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* One improvement Twin Snakes made was giving more voiceovers to the Genome Soldiers, which is good. Of course (its more of a HeyItsThatVoice example) it gets a bit irksome for some when one of the VAs for the Genome soldiers is Creator/ScottMenville, which makes it pretty jarring when you end up getting seen and having backup sicced on you by [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd Irving,]] [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Robin]]. The same thing happens in [=MGS3=] here Menville voices both an Ocelot soldier, a random scientist NPC and a Soviet radio officer in the ending.

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* One improvement Twin Snakes made was giving more voiceovers to the Genome Soldiers, which is good. Of course (its more of a HeyItsThatVoice example) it gets a bit irksome for some when one of the VAs for the Genome soldiers is Creator/ScottMenville, which makes it pretty jarring when you end up getting seen and having backup sicced on you by [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd Irving,]] [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Robin]]. The same thing happens in [=MGS3=] here Menville voices both an Ocelot soldier, a random scientist NPC and a Soviet radio officer in the ending.



* Now this is just a big case of HeyItsThatVoice and not a fault of the game itself, but Amanda Libre is voiced by Music/GreyDeLisle. The problem with voice actors is that once you learn who does what voice, all of the characters that they do the voice of start to sound the same. That's right, you're hearing [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Vicky]] scream out [[http://youtu.be/gbZy_-W4loM?t=17s "SNAAAAAAAAAKE!!!"]] in complete anguish.

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* Now this is just a big case of HeyItsThatVoice and not a fault of the game itself, but Amanda Libre is voiced by Music/GreyDeLisle. The problem with voice actors is that once you learn who does what voice, all of the characters that they do the voice of start to sound the same. That's right, you're hearing [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Vicky]] scream out [[http://youtu.be/gbZy_-W4loM?t=17s "SNAAAAAAAAAKE!!!"]] in complete anguish.
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