Renan Fontes, Author at Goomba Stomp

Renan Fontes

April 16, 2018

‘Metal Gear Solid 4’: An Act By Act Analysis

There is not a single video game that opens as profoundly, or as appropriately, as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots does with Solid Snake’s “War has changed” monologue. In less than five minutes, not only is the game’s tone established, so is a new direction for the franchise as a whole.
April 10, 2018

‘Portable Ops: Metal Gear Solid’s Missing Link

the problem with Portable Ops is that it became a missing link despite being critically important in understanding the direction the series adopted with Guns of the Patriots.
March 30, 2018
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‘Metal Gear Solid 3’: A Perfect Circle

With The Boss, and with Metal Gear Solid 3, Kojima recontextualizes the entire Metal Gear narrative to tie into Metal Gear Solid 2’s ending. In that sense, the series also becomes a story that was always leading to an ending like MGS2’s. Metal Gear becomes a perfect circle.
March 22, 2018

‘Metal Gear Solid 2’: Conclusions and Resolutions

Sons of Liberty was meant to be the last game in the series, and Kojima wanted to leave the audience with a feeling of ambiguity.
March 1, 2018
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‘Metal Gear Solid’: How Kojima Made The Third Game In A Series Feel Like The First

1998 was undoubtedly an important year for gaming; Ocarina of Time changed the landscape for 3D action-adventure titles, Pokémon Red and Blue took the West by storm, and Metal Gear Solid forever influenced the future of video games as a storytelling medium.
February 8, 2018
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Games that Changed Our Lives: ‘Ocarina of Time’

Ocarina of Time was in a league of its own, it wasn’t just better, it wasn’t just the best, it was the “greatest game ever made.
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