May 9, 2018
Metal Gear Solid V

‘Metal Gear Solid V’: A Chapter by Chapter Analysis

What’s saddest about Metal Gear Solid V’s conclusion is that it genuinely feels like very little has happened.
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
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‘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 30, 2018
Metal Gear Solid 3

‘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 18, 2018
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Pie in the Sky: ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Nintendo Switch Wish List

The Goomba Stomp staff have decided which characters they would love to see make the roster...but probably won't. Get ready to smash and punch your way through these notable Nintendo personalities.
March 1, 2018

‘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".