Video Game Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons Of Liberty Discussion

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09:36:08 AM Apr 26th 2017
edited by morenohijazo
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  • Millennium Bug: According to Emma, the Y2K protective patches on every American's computer also contained a backdoor for the U.S. Government (or rather, the Patriots) — prophetic in light of later events. However, this was still tinfoil hat territory in 2002.

I fail to see the similarity between the Patriots' backdoor and the real-life Heartbleed. The Patriots' backdoor involved a program inserted deliberately in people's computers, using Y2K as an excuse, which allowed them to censor data. Heartbleed involved a glitch inserted accidentally in the Open SSL code, which didn't have anything to do Y2K, which allowed hackers to use it to steal data.
02:00:42 PM Sep 14th 2013
Hi folks I need a bit of help with an example(s) from a Special Efforts thread. See InstantDeathBullet Sandbox for more details Links to threads are in the description.

Any help, suggestions, or other info can be posted to The Special Efforts thread

The examples shown here could perhaps be salvaged with more context or used in other tropes.

What game mechanics, if any, make instant death possible with these games? Please be specific. For example weapons, hit locations, critical damage, direct one shot one kill weapons (like the Golden Gun in GoldenEye)

Does an Instant Death Bullet Occur in cut scenes, gameplay, or anywhere else in the game?

  • Metal Gear Solid 2:
    • While most standard guards drop dead instantly after taking a few hits, none of the bosses die immediately after being fatally hit. In one case the sub boss even took a single fatal hit, but stays conscious for about 5 more minutes.
    • Almost played straight with Vamp in who immediately falls down when he's hit by in single bullet right between the eyes. However being Vamp, he simply regenerates the injury like any other and gets back up in just a minute.
    • Played completely straight with Olga who gets executed by Solidus with a single bullet to the forehead for trying to buy a few more seconds for a miracle to happen that saves Raiden. It worked.

09:27:25 AM Dec 12th 2012
There's a Headscratchers page for "Metal Gear Solid 2" and another for "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty". Shouldn't they be combined?
02:56:28 AM Nov 6th 2012
edited by reno2200
Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane - Toyed with. Fortune can deflect bullets. No-one can hit her, but Snake is certain that, "there's no such thing as a witch." It's later revealed that there was a device on her that could deflect bullets, render grenades inert and so on before Ocelot disarmed it and shot her in the chest. But then Fortune deflected bullets... Whether Ocelot/ Liquid meant for the EMP whatever-it-was to turn back on or whether Fortune has latent telekinetic powers is a bit of a mystery, with both being acceptable answers given Ocelot's notorious planning-ahead and the various supernatural characters that the series has previously seen.

Shout-Out - During the opening cutscene for the Tanker chapter, Snake's active camo turns off so he appears out of nowhere, crouched down and surrounded by electricity, much like the Terminator.
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