April 28, 2018
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

‘Ground Zeroes: Metal Gear Solid’s Darkest Hour

Ground Zeroes had what it needed to move away from the problems plaguing Portable Ops and Peace Walker, but it utilized nothing in favor of a flimsy setup.
April 24, 2018
Peace Walker

‘Peace Walker: Metal Gear Solid’s Love Affair with Big Boss

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is so afraid of tarnishing Big Boss’ legacy that the story spends roughly 20 hours building up to the same character beats present in Snake Eater and Portable Ops, hurting the character’s legacy far worse than if the game actually dared to be bold with painting a known villain as anything but heroic.
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 1, 2018
MetalGearSolid-Playstation-Review

‘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 15, 2018
Metal Gear Solid

Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Demo 1’ and ‘Metal Gear Solid’

How a PlayStation "Demo 1" disc introduced me to some strange game called "Metal Gear Solid".
October 19, 2017

Top 10 Scary Moments in Non-Scary Video Games

Panic, and fear doesn’t always have to come from horror-based video games, because even in the brightest of titles fear can always strike.
October 15, 2017

5 Upcoming Horror-based Titles That Look Wonderful

2017 for the most part has been filled with some fantastic games, and horror has really taken genre-related strides this year. Friday the 13th, Dead by Daylight, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Little Nightmares, PREY, and the recently released The Evil Within 2 are all contenders for the best horror games of the year.
August 21, 2017
Mother 3

Games You Haven’t Played – Fan Translations

There are tons of translations out there into non-English languages, of course, but we’re going to focus on English here for the obvious reason.
July 16, 2017
MetalGearNES

30th Anniversary Retrospective: The ‘Metal Gear’ Series’ Uniquely Self-Aware Journey

Metal Gear is a name that, by now, is permanently etched not only into the history of video games, but outside culture at large, unlike any other multimedia franchise before or since.
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