Long post is long.
My true finest moment?
It was a hot summer day in 2010, and I was inside where there was air-conditioning. I was playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
on the PSP, the first time I had actually played a Metal Gear
game; At the time I was under 17, and my parents were strict about M rated games, so the T rating was a godsend for me.
The previous night I had completed the "chase Peace Walker while riding The Boss's horse" segment, and then turned in for the night. So when I started up the game on the next day, I started the "Infiltrate the US Missile Base" mission. And infiltrate I did; the specifics of this part don't matter much, but the end result was all POWs rescued, 0 alerts and kills, and my first S rank. Moving on the next mission. Paz is captured, the enemy knows my location, and I am all alone; the time for sneaking is over, this was war.
I prepare as best I can: Battle Dress, M653 w/ Shotgun, WA2000, C. Gustav, grenades, supply marker, future curry, zero-calorie soda, ballistic shield, and my trusty Rescue Box. Almost immediately the enemy is shooting through the windows in my hallway, thankfully on the far side of the outside chasm. I switch my sniper rifle and headshot everything in site, never missing, one shot per kill. As soon as I clear the path and head out of cover, a seeker drone appears. I switch back to my M653 and blast the tincan to Robot Hell. Quickly I move down one ladder, sprint across the platform, and back up the next ladder. I turn and three more soldiers and two drones are moving towards me, one sniper in the distance. I shoot one soldier dead as he's running; take cover as the other two open fire; break cover and return fire, killing one; return to cover and CQC the last when he foolishly gets close. No time to stop, the drones are on me and the sniper takes his first shot, I move so as to break the sniper's line of sight and shotgun the drones as the open fire. Switching back to my WA 2000
, I return to cover and counter-snipe the last enemy; area finally cleared.
After resting to heal the damage, I go into the next area and find myself face to face with more soldiers and drones. switching to my assault rifle, I fire as I advance, kill the drone, sprint forward and CQC the soldiers, clearing my balcony. One soldier runs up the ramp to my location, I shoot dead and blast the drone that quickly follows. Viewing my surroundings I see a have a perfect snipers nest and pick off everyone by the head, once again never missing, one shot, one kill. I move on and head into the tunnel, weave from cover to cover, and slaughter everyone who dares to be in my way. Two bridges lie ahead, both filled with gunmen and conveniently placed oil drums. I switch out my sniper rifle, take the shot, one shot, one glorious explosion, repeat, and no time to count the dead. I finish the remaining few, heal, and move on.
Entering the next zone, I look at the map: one hallway that I enter in, a second hallway running perpendicular, and a wide-open courtyard. Before I can do anything else, there is an explosion and the cover of my hallway is partially destroyed and a soldier runs in through the new hole. I kill him, look out to see more soldiers coming, and get blown off my feet by a second explosion that leaves a second hole in the wall. No time for staring, I get up, shoot at one of the approaching guards, and haul ass to the second hall as some 50 soldiers and a fucking gunship rain hell on me. The gunship fires off a third missile, making a third hole, thankfully not hitting me,; and as it does, the battle music stops, the works "Heavens Divide" and "Donna Burke" appear in the corner of the screen, and a truly beautiful song accompanies the battle.
I spend the next five minutes rapidly switching between weapons and equipment, sniping two here, lobbing a grenade there, etc., all as Heavens Divide
plays. Before I know it, all soldiers are dead, all cover is destroyed, healing supplies depleted, and all that remains is myself and the gunship. Finally the time has come to unleash my rocket launcher. I fire, move as the round hits and the gunship returns in kind, I reload and fire again. the process repeats, some times I hit, sometimes I miss. Heavens Divide
concludes, I take one last shot. The rocket hits home and the gunship goes spinning down in flames. The onslaught is over. I walk over to my destination and conclude the mission like a Big Boss.