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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.
How a PlayStation "Demo 1" disc introduced me to some strange game called "Metal Gear Solid".
I must admit, I feel kind of bad for Konami. I’m no less disappointed than anyone else by the series’ jarring shift away from the relentlessly original, narrative-driven, stealth-action of the past towards the hackneyed zombie survival genre. And I’m certainly not condoning Konami’s allegedly appalling treatment of its former employees.
By stretching the limits of how we accept such everyday objects to function, Metal Gear Solid imbues The Cardboard Box with a mundane absurdism to match the magical realism that infiltrates the rest of its universe.
With just a few weeks left to release, information on the spin-off is starting to come out more frequently, along with more trailers showing off aspects of the gameplay.
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.
First released in 2002 by Konami (developed by Team Silent) for PlayStation 2 as a follow-up, not sequel, to the original Silent Hill (released in 1999 for PS1), it has since remained a crucial cornerstone in gaming history.
Just as Dracula is resurrected time and time again, Castlevania has once again reinvented itself, only this time in the form of an animated television series on Netflix.
Obviously, Metal Gear Solid was a massively influential game. You can see the DNA of Solid Snake's first PlayStation adventure in many story heavy games that have released in the years since, and it's almost impossible to guess what the industry might look like today had the game never happened.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night still stands tall as the height of the series, nearly a full 20 years later–and for anyone who’s had the pleasure to play it, it’s not hard to see why.