History Videogame / MetalGearSolid

8th Sep '17 12:42:03 PM SeptimusHeap
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* NewGamePlus: Started a tradition in the series. Depending on which ending you get, you can start a second playthrough with either the stealth camouflage or the infinite bandana. Get both, and on your third playthrough, Snake will [[BadassInANiceSuit wear a tuxedo]], while the Cyborg Ninja will be [[ShoutOut recolored to resemble]] Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}. In the ''Integral'' version, Meryl will wear a sneaking suit.

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* NewGamePlus: Started a tradition in the series. Depending on which ending you get, you can start a second playthrough with either the stealth camouflage or the infinite bandana. Get both, and on your third playthrough, Snake will [[BadassInANiceSuit wear a tuxedo]], while the Cyborg Ninja will be [[ShoutOut recolored to resemble]] Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}.Franchise/SpiderMan. In the ''Integral'' version, Meryl will wear a sneaking suit.
6th Aug '17 4:48:42 AM PF
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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story explores how the events of ''Metal Gear 2'' affected Snake and his view on much of the world. He's distrusting and is only trying to survive and nothing more -- [[CharacterDevelopment at least at first]]. Also, unlike in previous installments, nearly all of Snake's support staff are manipulating or hiding secrets from him. The Pentagon only agreed to send him in because they needed [[spoiler:a carrier for their virus]], while the Secretary of Defense plans to simply [[MacrossMissileMassacre shell the island with bunker-busters]] and be done with it. Like Liquid says, the market value for spies has dropped sharply since the fall of the Wall; Snake is an expendable tool, nothing more.
-->'''Ocelot:''' You're a tough guy, Snake. But I've got some bad news for you. You're no P.O.W., you're a hostage. There's no Geneva Convention. No one is coming to save you.
* DevelopersForesight: See DevelopersForesight.MetalGear.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story explores how the events of ''Metal Gear 2'' affected Snake and his view on much of the world. He's distrusting and is only trying to survive and nothing more -- [[CharacterDevelopment at least at first]]. Also, unlike in previous installments, nearly all of Snake's support staff are manipulating or hiding secrets from him. The Pentagon only agreed to send him in because they needed [[spoiler:a carrier for their virus]], while the Secretary of Defense plans to simply [[MacrossMissileMassacre shell the island with bunker-busters]] and be done with it. Like Liquid says, the market value for spies has dropped sharply since the fall of the Wall; Snake is an expendable tool, nothing more.
-->'''Ocelot:'''
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-->'''Revolver Ocelot:'''
You're a tough guy, Snake. But I've got some bad news for you. You're no P.O.W., you're a hostage. There's no Geneva Convention. No one is coming to save you.
* DevelopersForesight: [[DevelopersForesight.MetalGear See DevelopersForesight.MetalGear.here]].



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[SarcasmMode That can't be taken the wrong way at all,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj7UfgWYHiY Revolver Ocelot.]]
--->'''Revolver Ocelot''': "I love to reload during a battle. There's nothing like the feeling of slamming a long silver bullet into a well greased chamber."
* DragonTheirFeet:
** Ocelot just sort of disappears before the final battle with Liquid. [[spoiler:However, it turned out that he wasn't really on Liquid's side during TheStinger and he had acquired the test data for Metal Gear REX, and had no more reason to stay.]]
** Based on ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'', [[spoiler:he might actually have wanted Liquid to succeed, since their ultimate goals were similar (basically the same as Big Boss, against the Patriots and for a world of chaos), in which case he performed a XanatosGambit since even though Liquid lost, he still got what he needed. Plus you can argue that since he just had his hand cut off, he didn't fight Snake again because he really wasn't in any shape to do so, and not just because he had completed his secret mission.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[SarcasmMode That can't be taken the wrong way at all,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj7UfgWYHiY Revolver Ocelot.]]
--->'''Revolver Ocelot''':
Ocelot:]]
--->'''Ocelot:'''
"I love to reload during a battle. There's nothing like the feeling of slamming a long silver bullet into a well greased chamber."
* DragonTheirFeet:
**
DragonTheirFeet: Ocelot just sort of disappears before the final battle with Liquid. [[spoiler:However, it turned out that he wasn't really on Liquid's side during TheStinger and he had acquired the test data for Metal Gear REX, and had no more reason to stay.]]
** Based on ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'', [[spoiler:he might actually have wanted Liquid to succeed, since their ultimate goals were similar (basically the same as Big Boss, against the Patriots and for a world of chaos), in which case he performed a XanatosGambit since even though Liquid lost, he still got what he needed. Plus you can argue that since he just had his hand cut off, he didn't fight Snake again because he really wasn't in any shape to do so, and not just because he had completed his secret mission.
]]
5th Aug '17 11:42:35 AM WaterBlap
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* DevelopersForesight:
** Nearly everyone who has read about this game knows about the Mantis fight. What most don't know is that Kojima actually had a failsafe in the event that the intended solution could not be performed. If you were to get the Codec call giving you the solution and then die without performing it, calling Campbell will result in the failsafe kicking in and the backup plan going into effect, allowing you to still defeat Mantis without [[spoiler:having to get on a UsefulNotes/PlayStation with a working second controller port]]. This does ''not'', however, carry over to ''The Twin Snakes''.
** Just before the battle with Liquid in the Hind D, Master Miller informs Snake that he's going to go do some research on Naomi. Probably, so players don't get suspicious when Miller doesn't respond to Codec calls during and after the Hind D battle.

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* DevelopersForesight:
** Nearly everyone who has read about this game knows about the Mantis fight. What most don't know is that Kojima actually had a failsafe in the event that the intended solution could not be performed. If you were to get the Codec call giving you the solution and then die without performing it, calling Campbell will result in the failsafe kicking in and the backup plan going into effect, allowing you to still defeat Mantis without [[spoiler:having to get on a UsefulNotes/PlayStation with a working second controller port]]. This does ''not'', however, carry over to ''The Twin Snakes''.
** Just before the battle with Liquid in the Hind D, Master Miller informs Snake that he's going to go do some research on Naomi. Probably, so players don't get suspicious when Miller doesn't respond to Codec calls during and after the Hind D battle.
DevelopersForesight: See DevelopersForesight.MetalGear.
2nd Jul '17 11:26:03 AM EnigmaLobo
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* Otacon asking Snake if "love can bloom, even on a battlefield" seems to appear to have inappropriate timing, given the circumstances. Later on, you'll find out that Otacon is asking this question because [[spoiler: Otacon has feelings for Sniper Wolf, who was among the few of the terrorists to treat Otacon with any form of decency. It also foreshadows Otacon's inner turmoil regarding about how he would be unable to stop the woman he loves from battling Snake, which would soon lead to her death]].

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* ** Otacon asking Snake if "love can bloom, even on a battlefield" seems to appear to have inappropriate timing, given the circumstances. Later on, you'll find out that Otacon is asking this question because [[spoiler: Otacon has feelings for Sniper Wolf, who was among the few of the terrorists to treat Otacon with any form of decency. It also foreshadows Otacon's inner turmoil regarding about how he would be unable to stop the woman he loves from battling Snake, which would soon lead to her death]].
2nd Jul '17 11:25:27 AM EnigmaLobo
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* Otacon asking Snake if "love can bloom, even on a battlefield" seems to appear to have inappropriate timing, given the circumstances. Later on, you'll find out that Otacon is asking this question because [[spoiler: Otacon has feelings for Sniper Wolf, who was among the few of the terrorists to treat Otacon with any form of decency. It also foreshadows Otacon's inner turmoil regarding about how he would be unable to stop the woman he loves from battling Snake, which would soon lead to her death]].
1st Jul '17 4:57:41 AM nirao01
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** Dr. Clark, the scientist Naomi mentions she used to work for, will be a major supporting character in the prequel games. [[spoiler:She is also a part of the franchise's {{Greater Scope Villain}}s]].
1st Jul '17 4:51:12 AM nirao01
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* BackInTheSaddle: Snake is forced out of retirement by Campbell to infiltrate Shadow Moses.



* CainAndAbel: TheHero and the BigBad are twin brothers.



* ChekhovsGunman:
** Sergei Gurlukovich, Ocelot's old ally from his Red Army days, is mentioned by name near the end. He and his private army will play an important role in the sequel.
** The [[spoiler:U.S. President]] that everyone frequently mention will be the BigBad of the sequel.
** Near the end, Campbell voices his concern that [[spoiler:Naomi]] might be a spy for what supposed to be a powerful organization. [[spoiler:Said organization is the main antagonist of the franchise.]]



* DynamicEntry:
** [[spoiler:Gray Fox]] makes his entrance by chopping off Ocelot's right hand. Ocelot himself may also count but he misses Snake during his own entrance, thus subverting the trope.
** Sniper Wolf makes her debut by shooting [[spoiler:Meryl]].



** Sergei Gurlukovich, Ocelot's old ally from his Red Army days, is mentioned by name near the end. He and his private army will play an important role in the sequel.


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** When suspicions about [[spoiler:Naomi]] are escalating near the end of the game, Campbell voices his concern on the possibility that the spoiler tagged character is a spy for a certain powerful organization. [[spoiler:He is talking about the Patriots, the franchise's main antagonist.]]


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* IconicSequelCharacter: Ocelot, Otacon, Meryl, Johnny, Mei Ling, Naomi, Mantis, and Liquid all make their franchise debut in this game.


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* ProtagonistTitle: The Solid in the title stands for [[TheHero Solid Snake]].


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* RecurringBoss: Throughout the game, Snake will fight Liquid three times and both Vulcan Raven and Sniper Wolf twice.


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* SkywardScream: Snake will do this in the Otacon ending [[spoiler:upon seeing Meryl's corpse]].


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* SnowMeansDeath: The game is set in Alaska, so anyone who was killed fits. Textbook examples are [[spoiler:Sniper Wolf]] and [[spoiler:Liquid Snake]] after the final BossBattle with them, with the former even wearing a WhiteShirtOfDeath.


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* TankGoodness: The second BossBattle has Snake going up against a Russian M1 boarded by Vulcan Raven.
21st May '17 7:13:06 AM PF
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** ''Metal Gear Solid: Integral'', which came out in Japan only for the [=PS1=] and for PC everywhere else. It was mainly a RecursiveImport of the English version, but with a couple of additional game modes (Very Easy mode, First Person View Mode), new Codec frequencies, and an alternate costume for Meryl in addition to the ones for Snake and the Ninja. However, the real meat of the game came with the third disc containing over 300 VR training missions, which was sold by itself as a literal {{mission pack sequel}} in the west.
** On the other hand, this version severely gimped the NoFourthWall aspect of the Psycho Mantis fight, as a good number of compatible games mentioned by Mantis in the original Japanese version were cut out, due to using the English voice acting as the base for the ''Integral'' version, and [[NoExportForYou those cut games were only released in Japan]]. The most notable victims of this were Mantis' mentions of ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' and ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', as well as the special message from Kojima triggered when he detects save data from both ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and ''Policenauts''.

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** ''Metal Gear Solid: Integral'', which came out in Japan only for the [=PS1=] and for PC everywhere else. It was mainly a RecursiveImport of the English version, but with a couple of additional game modes (Very Easy mode, First Person View Mode), new Codec frequencies, and an alternate costume for Meryl in addition to the ones for Snake and the Ninja. However, the real meat of the game came with the third disc containing over 300 VR training missions, which was sold by itself as a literal {{mission pack sequel}} in the west.
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West. On the other hand, this version severely gimped the NoFourthWall aspect of the Psycho Mantis fight, as a good number of compatible games mentioned by Mantis in the original Japanese version were cut out, due to using the English voice acting as the base for the ''Integral'' version, and [[NoExportForYou those cut games were only released in Japan]]. The most notable victims of this were Mantis' mentions of ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' and ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', as well as the special message from Kojima triggered when he detects save data from both ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and ''Policenauts''.
21st May '17 6:54:53 AM PF
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** 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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** 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 explanation requires a lot of work and luck to get, though, as it can only be accessed after surviving the third torture round.



* TheCameo[=/=][[ActorAllusion Creator Allusion]]:

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* TheCameo[=/=][[ActorAllusion Creator Allusion]]:TheCameo:



* EasterEgg: The remake retains most of the Easter eggs the original version had, plus some new ones

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* EasterEgg: The remake retains most of the Easter eggs the original version had, plus some new onesones:



* ShownTheirWork:
** Thanks to the added power of the [=GameCube=], the Genome Soldiers are not only much more clever and dangerous (going into search mode when suspicious), they move as part of a team searching and clearing out rooms. Their fire and movement mirrors a special forces unit much more closely.
** This may also be in part that the game uses the same engine as ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', which also features similar AI behavior.

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* ShownTheirWork:
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ShownTheirWork: Thanks to the added power of the [=GameCube=], the Genome Soldiers are not only much more clever and dangerous (going into search mode when suspicious), they move as part of a team searching and clearing out rooms. Their fire and movement mirrors a special forces unit much more closely.
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closely. This may also be in part that the game uses the same engine as ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', which also features similar AI behavior.
20th May '17 6:37:04 PM Saurubiker
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* SameStoryDifferentNames: The plot structure of ''Metal Gear Solid'' recycles plot events from both [=MSX2=] games, especially from ''Metal Gear 2''.

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* SameStoryDifferentNames: The plot structure of ''Metal Gear Solid'' recycles plot many events and situations from both the [=MSX2=] games, especially from ''Metal Gear 2''.



## Like in ''Metal Gear 2'', Snake's initial objective is to locate a hostage in the enemy's base (Dr. Marv in ''Metal Gear 2'', the DARPA Chief in this game) by tracking him down with a radar. [[spoiler:However, the bad guys see this coming and they implant the tracking device (Dr. Marv's signal emitter or the DARPA Chief's nanomachines) into a disguised enemy agent (Black Color/Ninja or Decoy Octopus).]]

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## Like in ''Metal Gear 2'', Snake's initial The first objective in each of the three games is to locate a hostage in the enemy's base (Dr. (Gray Fox in ''Metal Gear'', Dr. Marv in ''Metal Gear 2'', the DARPA Chief in this game) by tracking him down with a radar. [[spoiler:However, game). [[spoiler:Dr. Marv and the bad guys see this coming and they implant the DARPA Chief both turn out to be enemy agents who used a tracking device (Dr. Marv's signal emitter or the DARPA Chief's nanomachines) into a disguised enemy agent (Black Color/Ninja or Decoy Octopus).to lure Snake.]]
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