The Weekend Chat: Metal Gear Turns 30

 
 

In case you missed it, the Metal Gear franchise is 30 years old. What began as a simple, top-down stealth game for the MSX2 and NES, evolved into something far larger. It spanned console generations, and changed the way we approach storytelling in games.

What are some of your favourite Metal Gear memories?

Was it the original, with its funky translation? Or diving into Metal Gear Solid 1’s reactive world, where guards noticed minor details like footsteps in the snow? Was it one of the weirder offshoots, like Twin Snakes or Revengeance?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Comments Comments (14)

 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 4:41 PM
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My favourite memory was playing through the whole of MGS4 with a no alert run just after it launched... The story, The graphics. The gameplay. It was amazing to see that Kojima could deliver on his promises for the Playstation 3. (Though story wise MGS3 probably still stands as the best...)

It was probably the pinnacle of my stealth gaming prowess really. Since then I've just been happy to play through other games with stealth mechanics and just accept getting detected/seen/alerts as part of the game. Thank goodness there aren't many other games that require 100% undetected playthroughs :P
 
 
 
Posted by that_black_guy
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 5:46 PM
4
Psycho Mantis reading my memory card had me trippin balls
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 6:12 PM
4
Fighting Psycho Mantis in MGS1 for sure. The controller swap trick was amazing.
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 7:05 PM
3
I FEEL ASLEEP
 
 
 
Posted by sakuraba
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 9:09 PM
2
It's was the original nes version hidinginside the cardboard box and that sound when an enemy spotted you.
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Friday 14 Jul 2017 10:58 PM
3
I've only played one Metal Gear game, MGS4 on PS3...
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 12:47 AM
2
Naked Cartwheels
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 5:40 PM
2
Oh solid snake...
 
 
 
Posted by emetic
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 1:47 AM
2
MGS4 when you could hold the bumpers on occasional cutacene moments to view from Snake's viewpoint and Snake's talking with this doctor lady in a minidress and he "accidentally" drops his pen then crouches down to pick it up and have a peek.
 
 
 
Posted by rcvillamor3
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 7:13 AM
2
My two sons always asks me, "Dad, what game would you choose to play if you're trapped in an island?" My answer? The game that just celebrated 30 years.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 12:43 PM
-4
Just in time for it to die?
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 7:14 PM
1
16 July 2017, 01:47 AM Reply to emetic
MGS4 when you could hold the bumpers on occasional cutacene moments to view from Snake's viewpoint and Snake's talking with this doctor lady in a minidress and he "accidentally" drops his pen then crouches down to pick it up and have a peek.
So typical for a Japanese developer right? :D
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 7:15 PM
1
14 July 2017, 10:58 PM Reply to Outlaw213
I've only played one Metal Gear game, MGS4 on PS3...
It's not a bad one to play but a lot of the context would have gone missing. I think that MGS3 is a great game both in context of the Metal Gear SAGA, but also as a standalone narrative :) MGS4 kind of threw that out the window I suspect... I wonder how it was for you? Did you end up having to look up a lot of the references and context online?
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 9:42 PM
1
16 July 2017, 12:43 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Just in time for it to die?
Well only time will tell w/ the next game.