History VideoGame / MetalGearsolidVThePhantomPain

14th May '17 4:19:47 PM AzyWng
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* ActuallyADoombot: An item, Active Decoy, lets Snake throw a disc that, once placed, pops out a life-sized balloon resembling himself. The balloon also talks, which will attract nearby guards who will immediately attack the balloon until it pops. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy They will still fall for this even if it's deployed right in front of them.]] The enemy can use these against you and it takes a special item to allow your marking system to tell the difference.

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* ActuallyADoombot: An item, Active Decoy, lets Snake throw a disc that, once placed, pops out a life-sized balloon resembling himself. The balloon also talks, which will attract nearby guards who will immediately attack the balloon until it pops. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy They will still fall for this even if it's deployed right in front of them.]] The enemy can use these against you and it takes a special item upgrade to allow your marking system to tell the difference.
3rd May '17 3:35:35 PM HeyFella
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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain. [[spoiler: Played with and ultimately subverted. As this isn't the story about how Big Boss becomes a villain, which many were lead to believe. It's the story about how an unknown Medic becomes the fake Big Boss, Venom Snake, while the real Big Boss goes into hiding. However, he does turns out to be the Big Boss whom Solid Snake kills in the original ''VdeoGame/MetalGear''.]]

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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain. [[spoiler: Played with and ultimately subverted. As this isn't the story about how Big Boss becomes a villain, which many were lead to believe. It's the story about how an unknown Medic becomes the fake Big Boss, Venom Snake, while the real Big Boss goes into hiding. However, he does turns turn out to be the Big Boss whom Solid Snake kills in the original ''VdeoGame/MetalGear''.]]
3rd May '17 2:15:28 PM Golondrina
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* HowWeGotHere: [[spoiler: The opening scene is set in "just another day in a war without end: Outer Heaven", in a room with a cassette tape labeled "From the Man Who Sold the World", amidst sounds of explosions and gunfire. In the true end, we get to hear Big Boss' final message to Venom from the tape and learn that it (and thus, the opening scene) is set during the events of VideoGame/MetalGear1, making the entirety of ''The Phantom Pain'' a flashback episode.]]

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* HowWeGotHere: [[spoiler: The opening scene is set in "just another day in a war without end: Outer Heaven", in a room with a cassette tape labeled "From the Man Who Sold the World", amidst sounds of explosions and gunfire. In the true end, we get to hear Big Boss' final message to Venom from the tape and learn that it (and thus, the opening scene) is set during the events of VideoGame/MetalGear1, ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', making the entirety of ''The Phantom Pain'' a flashback episode.]]



* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain. [[spoiler: Played with and ultimately subverted. As this isn't the story about how Big Boss becomes a villain, which many were lead to believe. It's the story about how an unknown Medic becomes the fake Big Boss, Venom Snake, while the real Big Boss goes into hiding. However, he does turns out to be the Big Boss whom Solid Snake kills in the original ''MetalGear''.]]
* PutOnABus: [[MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Amanda]] stayed behind in Nicaragua, which has finally reached the liberation she sought, and where she's seen as a national hero. She doesn't play any role in the events of Phantom Pain [[spoiler: although she's noted to be sad that Chico couldn't be there to see the fruits of their struggle.]]

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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain. [[spoiler: Played with and ultimately subverted. As this isn't the story about how Big Boss becomes a villain, which many were lead to believe. It's the story about how an unknown Medic becomes the fake Big Boss, Venom Snake, while the real Big Boss goes into hiding. However, he does turns out to be the Big Boss whom Solid Snake kills in the original ''MetalGear''.''VdeoGame/MetalGear''.]]
* PutOnABus: [[MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Amanda]] stayed behind in Nicaragua, which has finally reached the liberation she sought, and where she's seen as a national hero. She doesn't play any role in the events of Phantom Pain [[spoiler: although she's noted to be sad that Chico couldn't be there to see the fruits of their struggle.]]



* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: It's possible to find former MSF staff in the wilderness to reintegrate into Diamond Dogs. And one way to win them back is playing "[[MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Love Deterrence]]" on the [=iDroid=].

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: It's possible to find former MSF staff in the wilderness to reintegrate into Diamond Dogs. And one way to win them back is playing "[[MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker "[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Love Deterrence]]" on the [=iDroid=].
30th Apr '17 8:00:21 AM allwarden47
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** Post-release patches have been steadily adding in Grade 7 and Grade 8 weapons and items to develop. On the one hand, players get access to absurdly powerful weapons, such as an underbarrel tranquilizer pistol with infinite suppressor and very high stamina damage, a non-lethal shotgun that can knock out with one shot to anywhere on the body even at thirty meters (averting the ShortRangeShotgun problem some other shotguns in the game have), a grenade launcher with a [[MoreDakka twenty-round drum magazine]], [[NighInvulnerable battle armor that can resist lead walls of light machine gun fire]]... the list goes on. On the other hand, these things [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts get progressively more expensive to develop and deploy]], making them more suitable to use only against [=FOBs=] that have equally overpowered equipment. The Grade 7 battle armor also prevents players from S ranking missions. Most of the higher grade weapons require staff levels of ''110'' and higher, the Grade 8 LRS-46 requires an R&D level of ''125'', all but guaranteeing those who want such weapons will have to shell out for a third or fourth FOB in order to reach that level, and have enormous stockpiles of resources (upwards of 50,000 precious metals, 1.6 million GMP and 300,000 common metal for some guns) to develop them.

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** Post-release patches have been steadily adding in Grade 7 and Grade 8 weapons and items to develop. On the one hand, players get access to absurdly powerful weapons, such as an underbarrel tranquilizer pistol with infinite suppressor and very high stamina damage, a non-lethal shotgun that can knock out with one shot to anywhere on the body even at thirty meters (averting the ShortRangeShotgun problem some other shotguns in the game have), a grenade launcher with a [[MoreDakka twenty-round drum magazine]], [[NighInvulnerable battle armor that can resist lead walls of light machine gun fire]]...fire]], a [[HollywoodSilencer silenced]] [[MoreDakka anti-tank rifle]]... the list goes on. On the other hand, these things [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts get progressively more expensive to develop and deploy]], making them more suitable to use only against [=FOBs=] that have equally overpowered equipment. The Grade 7 battle armor also prevents players from S ranking missions. Most of the higher grade weapons require staff levels of ''110'' and higher, the Grade 8 LRS-46 requires an R&D level of ''125'', all but guaranteeing those who want such weapons will have to shell out for a third or fourth FOB in order to reach that level, and have enormous stockpiles of resources (upwards of 50,000 precious metals, 1.6 million GMP and 300,000 common metal for some guns) to develop them.
25th Apr '17 9:38:10 AM allwarden47
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** Once you get the Infinity Bandana, pretty much everything can devolve to the strategy of: 1: Equip effective weapons and armor 2: Spam [[BulletTime Acceleramin]]
21st Apr '17 5:06:00 PM allwarden47
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: the vocal chord parasites are engineered to make speaking your native tongue lethal. Quiet is, well, quiet because she has the English strain of the parasites.]]
3rd Apr '17 5:52:19 PM timotaka
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*** Another layer to the name ([[WordOfGod which is confirmed by Kojima]]) is the reference to blood diamonds. Diamond Dogs = mercenaries (dogs of war) who are paid for by diamonds, directly or indirectly.
30th Mar '17 5:37:20 AM at_ease_loser
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* BridalCarry: Venom Snake carries Quiet like this three times.
24th Mar '17 9:28:08 PM manepony101
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** A frequent mission template in the game involves eliminating enemy commanders for whoever hired the hit. Generally, they want the commander assassinated, but Miller often advises recruiting them to Mother Base so as not to waste good talent. Missions that follow this include Episode 3: "A Hero's Way," Episode 7: "Red Brass," Episode 8: "Occupation Forces," Episode 19: "On The Trail," Episode 21: "The War Economy," Episode 22: "Retake the Platform," Episode 26: "Hunting Down," Episode 41: "Proxy War Without End," and most significantly, Episode 30: "[[BigBad Skull Face]]."

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** A frequent mission template in the game involves [[StraightForTheCommander eliminating enemy commanders commanders]] for whoever hired the hit. Generally, they want the commander assassinated, but Miller often advises recruiting them to Mother Base so as not to waste good talent. Missions that follow this include Episode 3: "A Hero's Way," Episode 7: "Red Brass," Episode 8: "Occupation Forces," Episode 19: "On The Trail," Episode 21: "The War Economy," Episode 22: "Retake the Platform," Episode 26: "Hunting Down," Episode 41: "Proxy War Without End," and most significantly, Episode 30: "[[BigBad Skull Face]]."
11th Mar '17 5:13:14 PM HeyFella
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** Huey's involvement with Diamond Dogs starts and ends with the AI Pod. [[spoiler:When Venom Snake enters the building where Cipher is holding Huey, Snake stumbles upon the AI Pod, which is the same one based on The Boss. As it tries to recognize him, Huey greets his old friend and adds "[[JustAMachine It's just a machine]]." Later, when the scientist is put on trial on suspicion for various crimes he has committed against MSF and Diamond Dogs, Miller intends to use the AI Pod as evidence against Huey. The latter tries to discredit the presented evidence by saying that it's just a machine, and shouldn't be listened to. The AI pod promptly proves him wrong as it turns out to be critical evidence to get him exiled from Mother Base.]]
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