History Videogame / MetalGearSolid

28th Aug '16 12:47:22 PM PF
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* PacifistRun: While low kill runs are possible,[[note]]The maximum allowed for a Big Boss rank is 24, and with a little SequenceBreaking it can be as low as 12. [[/note]] This is the only ''Metal Gear Solid'' game where it's impossible to get ''no'' kills, since there's no mechanism for non-lethally dealing with bosses and several combat encounters can't be beaten without casualties.

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* PacifistRun: While low kill runs are possible,[[note]]The maximum allowed for a Big Boss rank is 24, and with a little SequenceBreaking it can be as low as 12. [[/note]] This this is the only ''Metal Gear Solid'' game where it's impossible to get ''no'' kills, since there's no mechanism for non-lethally dealing with bosses and several combat encounters can't be beaten without casualties.
28th Aug '16 8:51:57 AM TargetmasterJoe
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** It's often observed by fans that the staggering costs of Metal Gear make it an impractical tool for warfare. Well, Shadow Moses is the first enemy stronghold in ''Metal Gear'' for which that could be said, too. This is the [[http://metagearsolid.org/reports_mgs4_deconstructingshadowmoses2.html nmost needlessly complicated]] base known to man and its construction would probably bankrupt the country if any President tried it. But that's why it is awesome.

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** It's often observed by fans that the staggering costs of Metal Gear make it an impractical tool for warfare. Well, Shadow Moses is the first enemy stronghold in ''Metal Gear'' for which that could be said, too. This is the [[http://metagearsolid.org/reports_mgs4_deconstructingshadowmoses2.html nmost most needlessly complicated]] base known to man and its construction would probably bankrupt the country if any President tried it. But that's why it is awesome.



** Revolver Ocelot is also an explicit ShoutOut to {{Spaghetti Western}}s, even down to his look modeled after actor Creator/LeeVanCleef.

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** Revolver Ocelot is also an explicit ShoutOut to {{Spaghetti Western}}s, even down to his look appearance modeled after actor Creator/LeeVanCleef.



* WigDressAccent: After the re-released versions of ''Metal Gear 2'', as well as ''Peace Walker'', [[spoiler:Liquid disguising himself as Miller]] is closer to this. More obviously Decoy Optopus, as not only is he capable of matching a person exactly, hence his codename, but he can even use their blood with his own just to ensure that he doesn't get caught.

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* WigDressAccent: After the re-released versions of ''Metal Gear 2'', as well as ''Peace Walker'', [[spoiler:Liquid disguising himself as Miller]] is closer to this. More obviously Decoy Optopus, Octopus, as not only is he capable of matching a person exactly, hence his codename, but he can even use their blood with his own just to ensure that he doesn't get caught.



* YouBastard: The "Otacon" outcome of the torture sequence. Basically, Ocelot crows that he's going to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge rape/torture/murder]] Meryl, and it's all your fault. "I hope you can still look at yourself in the mirror."

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* YouBastard: The "Otacon" outcome of the torture sequence. Basically, Ocelot crows that he's going to [[StuffedIntoTheFridge rape/torture/murder]] Meryl, and it's all your fault. "I
-->"I
hope you can still look at yourself in the mirror."
28th Aug '16 7:12:09 AM TargetmasterJoe
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* PacifistRun: While low kill runs are possible,[[note]]The maximum allowed for a Big Boss rank is 24, and with a little SequenceBreaking it can be as low as 12.[[/note]] this is the only ''Metal Gear Solid'' game where it's impossible to get ''no'' kills, since there's no mechanism for non-lethally dealing with bosses and several combat encounters can't be beaten without casualties.

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* PacifistRun: While low kill runs are possible,[[note]]The maximum allowed for a Big Boss rank is 24, and with a little SequenceBreaking it can be as low as 12. [[/note]] this This is the only ''Metal Gear Solid'' game where it's impossible to get ''no'' kills, since there's no mechanism for non-lethally dealing with bosses and several combat encounters can't be beaten without casualties.



** It's often observed by fans that the staggering costs of Metal Gear make it an impractical tool for warfare. Well, Shadow Moses is the first enemy stronghold in ''Metal Gear'' for which that could be said, too. This is most [[http://metagearsolid.org/reports_mgs4_deconstructingshadowmoses2.html needlessly complicated]] base known to man and its construction would probably bankrupt the country if any President tried it. But that's why it is awesome.

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** It's often observed by fans that the staggering costs of Metal Gear make it an impractical tool for warfare. Well, Shadow Moses is the first enemy stronghold in ''Metal Gear'' for which that could be said, too. This is most the [[http://metagearsolid.org/reports_mgs4_deconstructingshadowmoses2.html nmost needlessly complicated]] base known to man and its construction would probably bankrupt the country if any President tried it. But that's why it is awesome.
28th Aug '16 5:51:59 AM TargetmasterJoe
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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] UsefulNotes//NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].

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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] UsefulNotes//NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].
10th Aug '16 5:24:25 AM PF
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** Also, Ocelot. His main motivation for wanting a world filled with strife is explained as him wanting people to have the ability to actually voice their true emotions and viewpoints, something he knows the current age forbids. The fact that [[spoiler:Liquid Ocelot]] states something similar in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' implies that for once, he actually was being honest about his goals that time. This explaination requires a lot of work and luck to get, though, as it can only be accessed after surviving the third torture round.

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** Also, Ocelot. His main motivation for wanting a world filled with strife is explained as him wanting people to have the ability to actually voice their true emotions and viewpoints, something he knows the current age forbids. The fact that [[spoiler:Liquid Ocelot]] states something similar in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' implies that for once, he actually was being honest about his goals that time. This explaination requires a lot of work and luck to get, though, as it can only be accessed after surviving the third torture round.



* WesternTerrorists: FOXHOUND, a former US Special Operations unit whose main members include a British-American super soldier clone, a Native American shaman and heavy weapons specialist, a female Kurdish sniper, a Russian gunslinger and interrogator, a Russian psychic, and a Mexican master of disguise, and the Genome Soldier mooks are all Americans.

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* WesternTerrorists: FOXHOUND, a former US U.S. Special Operations unit whose main members include a British-American super soldier clone, a Native American shaman and heavy weapons specialist, a female Kurdish sniper, a Russian gunslinger and interrogator, a Russian psychic, and a Mexican master of disguise, and the Genome Soldier mooks are all Americans.
9th Aug '16 5:30:13 PM Bat178
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* WesternTerrorists: FOXHOUND, a former US Special Operations unit whose main members include a British-American super soldier clone, a Native American shaman and heavy weapons specialist, a female Kurdish sniper, a Russian gunslinger and interrogator, a Russian psychic, and a Mexican master of disguise, and the Genome Soldier mooks are all Americans.
21st Jun '16 5:05:52 AM PF
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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] UsefulNotes//NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].

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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'') ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] UsefulNotes//NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''), ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].



''Note: this page is for the original [=PS1=] game and its ports and remakes (including The Twin Snakes for the [=GameCube=]). For the GameBoyColor game released outside Japan as Metal Gear Solid, see [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel Metal Gear: Ghost Babel]]. For the rest of the series, see the main Metal Gear page.''

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''Note: this page is for the original [=PS1=] game and its ports and remakes (including The Twin Snakes for the [=GameCube=]). For the GameBoyColor UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor game released outside Japan as Metal Gear Solid, see [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel Metal Gear: Ghost Babel]].VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel. For the rest of the series, see the main Metal Gear page.''
21st Jun '16 5:04:04 AM PF
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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].

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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] NintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes//NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].
21st Jun '16 5:03:08 AM PF
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** Also, when you get to the part where you must [[spoiler:insert the PAL key at room temperature, then cold, then hot, there's two pipes around that area, one steam pipe and one liquid nitrogen to greatly shorten the distance.]]

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** Also, when When you get to the part where you must [[spoiler:insert the PAL key at room temperature, then cold, then hot, there's two pipes around that area, one steam pipe and one liquid nitrogen to greatly shorten the distance.]]



* DungeonBypass: There are now steam and nitrogen pipes lining the walls of REX's lair. These are meant for freezing/warming the key and skipping the whole rigamarole. Additionally, a sniper rifle with tranquilizer rounds can be found inside the Nuke Building, allowing the player the choice to use that one instead of the lethal version found in the armory.

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* DungeonBypass: There are now steam and nitrogen pipes lining the walls of REX's lair. These are meant for freezing/warming the key and skipping the whole rigamarole.rigmarole. Additionally, a sniper rifle with tranquilizer rounds can be found inside the Nuke Building, allowing the player the choice to use that one instead of the lethal version found in the armory.



* OneDoseFitsAll: Zigzagged in exactly the same way as in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' due to GameplayAndStorySegregation. The game features a tranquillizer pistol with which enemies can be dispatched non-lethally. Tranquillizer darts will be equally effective on any regular enemy regardless of size, provided they are not wearing full body armor, making this a straight example. In boss fights, however, it's played with. Bosses can also be defeated non-lethally, but rather than knocking them out with a single dart to the head, they instead have a "stamina" bar, much like their regular health meter, which depletes the more they get hit by tranquillizer darts. However, this stamina bar is based not on the enemy's size, physical fitness or constitution, but rather simply scales up linearly as part of the game's difficulty curve. So it's averted, but in the interests of gameplay rather than realism (could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]], as the boss fights would be very anticlimactic if the bosses reacted to tranquillizer darts the same way the regular enemies do).

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* OneDoseFitsAll: Zigzagged in exactly the same way as in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' due to GameplayAndStorySegregation. The game features a tranquillizer pistol with which enemies can be dispatched non-lethally. Tranquillizer Tranquilizer darts will be equally effective on any regular enemy regardless of size, provided they are not wearing full body armor, making this a straight example. In boss fights, however, it's played with. Bosses can also be defeated non-lethally, but rather than knocking them out with a single dart to the head, they instead have a "stamina" bar, much like their regular health meter, which depletes the more they get hit by tranquillizer tranquilizer darts. However, this stamina bar is based not on the enemy's size, physical fitness or constitution, but rather simply scales up linearly as part of the game's difficulty curve. So it's averted, but in the interests of gameplay rather than realism (could be considered an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable break from reality]], as the boss fights would be very anticlimactic if the bosses reacted to tranquillizer tranquilizer darts the same way the regular enemies do).



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Sniper Wolf's wolfdogs can be killed, including the [[KickTheDog puppy.]] You can also shoot Sniper Wolf's corpse as well as Meryl during the first encounter with Wolf.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Sniper Wolf's wolfdogs can be killed, including the [[KickTheDog puppy.]] puppy]]. You can also shoot Sniper Wolf's corpse as well as Meryl during the first encounter with Wolf.
21st Jun '16 5:00:25 AM PF
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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two [[{{MSX}} MSX2]] games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].

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[[SequelDisplacement To many players' surprise, it is not the first game]] in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: The original two [[{{MSX}} MSX2]] UsefulNotes/{{MSX}}2 games in the series (''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]'') were never released in North America (aside from a [[ReformulatedGame drastically altered]] NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of the former and an unrelated sequel titled ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''), so ''Metal Gear Solid'' was the first proper game in the series that most people in the West played, and the ''Metal Gear Solid'' moniker carried on to the rest of the series, [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel aside from]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearAcid a few]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance spinoffs]].



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