History VideoGame / MetalGearSolidPortableOps

1st Mar '16 10:12:14 AM PF
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While initially advertised as the missing link between ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' and the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''Portable Ops'' is considered more of a sidestory, as it was developed without Creator/HideoKojima's own direction. Kojima would take directorial helm of the next PSP game in the series, ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'', building upon the game design of ''Portable Ops'' and chronicling the further exploits of Big Boss. Kojima [[WordOfGod has since clarified]] that while the game '''is''' part of the ''Metal Gear'' canon, [[BroadStrokes future games may take some liberties with certain elements of the plot]].

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While initially advertised as the missing link between ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' and the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''{{VideoGame/Metal Gear|1}}'', ''Portable Ops'' is considered more of a sidestory, as it was developed without Creator/HideoKojima's own direction.wasn't directed by Creator/HideoKojima. Kojima would take directorial helm of the next PSP game in the series, ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'', building upon the game design of ''Portable Ops'' and chronicling the further exploits of Big Boss. Kojima [[WordOfGod has since clarified]] that while the game '''is''' part of the ''Metal Gear'' canon, [[BroadStrokes future games may take some liberties with certain elements of the plot]].



* AFatherToHisMen: Snake plays this straight, and the {{big bad}} does a twisted parody of this.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Snake plays this straight, and while the {{big bad}} does a twisted parody of this.
1st Mar '16 10:08:45 AM PF
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'''''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops''''' ([[InsistentTerminology officially abbreviated]] ''MPO'') is a ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the {{PlayStation Portable}} in 2006. Following the release of a few ''Metal Gear'' spinoffs for the PSP (both ''VideoGame/MetalGearAcid'' games and ''Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel''), Kojima Productions decided to develop a legitimate ''Metal Gear Solid'' game for the handheld system that remained true to the stealth action game design of its console counterparts, with a story that followed the events of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Metal Gear Solid 3]]''.

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'''''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops''''' ([[InsistentTerminology officially abbreviated]] ''MPO'') is a ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game released for the {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Portable}} in 2006. Following the release of a few ''Metal Gear'' spinoffs for the PSP (both ''VideoGame/MetalGearAcid'' games and ''Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel''), Kojima Productions decided to develop a legitimate ''Metal Gear Solid'' game for the handheld system that remained true to the stealth action game design of its console counterparts, with a story that followed the events of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Metal Gear Solid 3]]''.



''Portable Ops'' was followed by a stand-alone expansion titled ''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus'' (or ''MPO+'') in 2007. It drops the story mode from the original game with an "Infinity Mission" mode, while introducing new multiplayer modes, maps, units and unique characters based on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' and even ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'', rather than being based strictly on ''Metal Gear Solid 3''.

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''Portable Ops'' was followed by a stand-alone expansion titled ''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus'' (or ''MPO+'') (''MPO+'') in 2007. It drops the story mode from the original game with an "Infinity Mission" mode, while introducing new multiplayer modes, maps, units and unique characters based on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' and even ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'', rather than being based strictly on ''Metal Gear Solid 3''.



* AnimalThemeNaming: Snake himself and the generic members of his team. Subverted by the members of FOX: Gene and Cunningham are also known as Viper and Boa respectively, but they're never really addressed by those codenames; Null didn't use the codename "Gray Fox" until years after the events of this game; and Ursula's name (which coincidentally means "little bear") barely counts as a codename since it's a common given name. Only Python uses an animal-themed codename.

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* AnimalThemeNaming: Snake himself and the generic members of his team. Subverted by the members of FOX: Gene and Cunningham are also known as Viper and Boa Boa, respectively, but they're never really addressed by those codenames; Null didn't use the codename "Gray Fox" until years after the events of this game; and Ursula's name (which coincidentally means "little bear") barely counts as a codename since it's a common given name. Only Python uses an animal-themed codename.
15th Nov '15 2:38:12 PM CynicalBastardo
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* {{Nerf}}: CQC, even when used by Snake, is a lot less effective than it was in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''; It's more difficult to grab an enemy from the front and the CQC knife can't be used to slit throats and, as such is reduced to a WeaponForIntimidation.
15th Oct '15 9:59:00 PM bigbossbalrog
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9th Oct '15 8:35:27 AM bigbossbalrog
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24th Sep '15 1:36:44 PM PF
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Set in 1970 (six years after Operation Snake Eater), Naked Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss) finds himself abducted by members of his former unit (FOX) and imprisoned in a base somewhere in the San Hieronymo Peninsula in Colombia. After escaping from prison, Snake finds out that FOX has allied themselves with members of the Red Army and have taken over a secret Soviet missile base. They're now threatening both the US and Russia, and the US government thinks Snake is leading the FOX revolt. Unable to take down the FOX unit by himself, Snake joins forces with a Green Beret soldier named Roy Campbell, forming the core of a soon-to-be-much-larger team dedicated to saving the day.

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Set in 1970 (six years after Operation Snake Eater), Naked Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss) finds himself abducted by members of his former unit (FOX) and imprisoned in a base somewhere in the San Hieronymo Peninsula in Colombia. After escaping from prison, Snake finds out that FOX has allied themselves with members of the Red Army and have taken over a secret Soviet missile base. They're now threatening both the US and Russia, and the US U.S. government thinks Snake is leading the FOX revolt. Unable to take down the FOX unit by himself, Snake joins forces with a Green Beret soldier named Roy Campbell, forming the core of a soon-to-be-much-larger team dedicated to saving the day.



** Sigint and his UMA Club is referenced by Snake and Sigint

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** Sigint and his UMA Finders Club is referenced by Snake and SigintSigint.



** Most of the characters and areas in the original ''Portable Ops'' were recycled from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', right down to using the same textures. This especially noticeable with all the returning characters from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' (aside for Snake himself, Para-Medic and Sigint) who look and dress exactly like they did during Operation Snake Eater six years ago. Ocelot, Raikov and [[spoiler:Sokolov]] in particular were playable characters in the original incarnation of ''Metal Gear Online'' included with ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence'' (released two years prior), so their abilities were carried over from that game intact.

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** Most of the characters and areas in the original ''Portable Ops'' were recycled from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', right down to using the same textures. This especially noticeable with all the returning characters from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' (aside for Snake himself, Para-Medic and Sigint) who look and dress exactly like they did during Operation Snake Eater six years ago. earlier. Ocelot, Raikov Raikov, and [[spoiler:Sokolov]] in particular were playable characters in the original incarnation of ''Metal Gear Online'' included with ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence'' (released two years prior), Subsistence'', so their abilities were carried over from that game intact.



* PlotTwist: Although it has several twists left and right, arguably the biggest one to deserve a mention on here is [[spoiler:that the American branch of the Philosophers were not the founders of the Patriots, as previously stated in the scrolling timeline of ''[=MGS3=]'', but rather they were murdered by Ocelot under orders from Zero, who forms the organization alongside Big Boss. This sets up the backstory of ''[=MGS4=]''.]]

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* PlotTwist: Although it has several twists left and right, arguably the biggest one to deserve that deserves a mention on here is [[spoiler:that the American branch of the Philosophers were not the founders of the Patriots, as previously stated in the scrolling timeline of ''[=MGS3=]'', but rather they were the CIA Director was murdered by Ocelot under orders from Zero, who forms Zero. Furthermore, the organization alongside Big Boss.was founded by Zero in the aftermath. This sets up the backstory of ''[=MGS4=]''.]]
24th Sep '15 12:42:45 PM Saurubiker
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* PlotTwist: Although it has several twists left and right, arguably the biggest one to deserve a mention on here is [[spoiler:Volgin launching a nuke towards the Sokolov Research Facility being revealed to have been intended all along by a single deviously cunning strategist. In ''Peace Walker'', it is revealed that Hot Coldman was the one responsible.]]

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* PlotTwist: Although it has several twists left and right, arguably the biggest one to deserve a mention on here is [[spoiler:Volgin launching a nuke towards [[spoiler:that the Sokolov Research Facility being revealed to have been intended all along by a single deviously cunning strategist. In ''Peace Walker'', it is revealed that Hot Coldman was American branch of the one responsible.Philosophers were not the founders of the Patriots, as previously stated in the scrolling timeline of ''[=MGS3=]'', but rather they were murdered by Ocelot under orders from Zero, who forms the organization alongside Big Boss. This sets up the backstory of ''[=MGS4=]''.]]
24th Sep '15 12:22:25 PM Saurubiker
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** Most of the characters and areas in the original ''Portable Ops'' were recycled from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', right down to using the same textures. This especially noticeable with all the returning characters from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' (aside for Snake himself, Para-Medic and Sigint) who look and dress exactly like they did during Operation Snake Eater six years ago. Ocelot, Raikov and [[spoiler:Sokolov]] in particular were playable characters in the original incarnation of ''Metal Gear Online'' included with ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', so their abilities were carried over from that game intact.

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** Most of the characters and areas in the original ''Portable Ops'' were recycled from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', right down to using the same textures. This especially noticeable with all the returning characters from ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' (aside for Snake himself, Para-Medic and Sigint) who look and dress exactly like they did during Operation Snake Eater six years ago. Ocelot, Raikov and [[spoiler:Sokolov]] in particular were playable characters in the original incarnation of ''Metal Gear Online'' included with ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', 3: Subsistence'' (released two years prior), so their abilities were carried over from that game intact.
28th Jul '15 10:48:09 AM PF
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** Konami themselves prefer to use ''MPO'' as the official acronym for the game instead of "''MGSPO''". This is because ''MPO'' was largely based on ''Subsistence'''s free-to-play online component, ''Metal Gear Online'' or ''MGO''. ''MGO'' and ''MPO'' are play on NGO (non-government organization) and NPO (not-for-profit organization) respectively.

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** Konami themselves prefer to use ''MPO'' as the official acronym for the game instead of "''MGSPO''". This is because ''MPO'' was largely based on ''Subsistence'''s free-to-play online component, ''Metal Gear Online'' or ''MGO''. ''MGO'' and ''MPO'' are play on NGO (non-government organization) and NPO (not-for-profit organization) organization), respectively.
7th Jun '15 10:11:29 PM GoldenSeals
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** Elisa definitely qualifies. Heck, she does it both times (although one time was completely against her will, [[spoiler:as Gene was starting to forcibly awaken her other personality half.]]), and later does it with her twin sister [[spoiler:(or rather, split personality)]]. Raikov also technically counts, namely in regards to allying with Snake (in the last game he appeared in, he was an enemy. Of course, considering what Snake did in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', he probably does still view him as his enemy, and probably would fight against him [[EnemyMine had it not been for the fact that they had a common enemy]]), though also due to the fact that he wished to redeem himself in the Soviet Army's eyes (they exiled him to the San Hieronymo Peninsula due to the fact that he abused Soviet soldiers, as well as Volgin's death).

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** Elisa definitely qualifies. Heck, she does it both times (although one time was completely against her will, [[spoiler:as Gene was starting to forcibly awaken her other personality half.]]), and later does it with her twin sister [[spoiler:(or rather, split personality)]]. Raikov also technically counts, namely in regards to allying with Snake (in the last game he appeared in, he was an enemy. Of course, considering what Snake did in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'', he probably does still view him as his enemy, and probably would fight against him [[EnemyMine had it not been for the fact that they had a common enemy]]), though he also due to the fact that he wished to redeem himself in the Soviet Army's eyes (they exiled him to the San Hieronymo Peninsula due to the fact that he abused for abusing Soviet soldiers, as well as Volgin's death).



** Konami themselves prefer to use ''MPO'' as the official acronym for the game instead of "''MGSPO''". This is due to the fact that ''MPO'' was largely based on ''Subsistence'''s free-to-play online component, ''Metal Gear Online'' or ''MGO''. ''MGO'' and ''MPO'' are play on NGO (non-government organization) and NPO (not-for-profit organization) respectively.

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** Konami themselves prefer to use ''MPO'' as the official acronym for the game instead of "''MGSPO''". This is due to the fact that because ''MPO'' was largely based on ''Subsistence'''s free-to-play online component, ''Metal Gear Online'' or ''MGO''. ''MGO'' and ''MPO'' are play on NGO (non-government organization) and NPO (not-for-profit organization) respectively.
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