#MusicMonday returns once again, with this fine installment from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty. There are some really unique tracks from this game’s soundtrack, and this one cannot be overlooked. A lot of the music from the Big Shell area is so mysterious and haunting. It encapsulates the intrigue and espionage of the mission at hand while searching for answers of the global elite. It really makes me want to revisit the entire series.
It’s part one of a two-part interview with life long gamer Ben Todd. He walks us through how he became a gamer, chats about some of his favorite games, and dives into the finer details of the Metal Gear Solid stories.
Metal Gear Solid 4 is quite possibly my favorite installment in the whole series, and so is this haunting track, “Old Snake”. It really encapsulates the exhaustion of war, and the exhaustion of Snake. Snake is rapidly aging, and this piece of music emanates that somehow. It has some thematic orchestral swells, but for the most part, it’s a sad, haunting, honest theme that sets the tone of the story so well.
Hey Folks! Music Monday is back with a track from one of my most beloved franchises. “Intruder”, from the original Metal Gear Solid, I personally think defines the atmosphere, perfectly. High Hat shimmers, cricket sounds, bass-y themes, and dramatic sound effects. I honestly think it’s very difficult to describe the ambient tracks for this game. With that said, enjoy the track for yourself! Snaaaaaaakkkkeeee!!!!
Folks, where do I begin with this one. The one and only, Metal Gear Solid. Arguably, this very special title is regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, and for good reason! In so many ways, this classic shaped the way we play games today, and certainly the way stealth is implemented in game design. From the polygonal visuals, the blurry faces, the outstanding and remarkable soundtrack, the revolutionary game design, the insanely robust characters, to one of the best stories ever told, Metal Gear Solid gets my stamp of approval for a cool game. Let’s dive in and find out why this experience holds such a special place in most gamers lives. This, is Metal Gear Solid.
How cool would it be to play as a lightning infused, katana-wielding cyborg, that has the ability to run faster than Usain Bolt, along with the power to crush an artificial spine with your bare hand? Well, I may have a game suggestion for you. Developed my one of my favorite game developers Platinum Games, this, is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. One can only dream that was a real word.
Let’s take things back to February 19th, 2013, when this cool game was released. For the Metal Gear fans out there, you may have heard of a fellow by the name of Raiden. Yes, yes, I know, Metal Gear Solid 2. We won’t go there. I happen to love that game, but that’s another article! In Metal Gear Rising, you take control of Raiden’s cyborg infused self, wielding perhaps the most satisfying katana you’ve ever used in a video game. The story is set four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots, quite possibly my favorite game of the series, and you are confronting a private military company, “Desperado Enforcement.” The story is not what makes this game so cool though, it’s the sheer gameplay. Let’s talk about why this game was cool enough to almost have me pre-order an electric infused lamp..thing..with a sword in it. Picture to follow..
NSFW Alert: We get a little more vulgar than usual in this one.
Will and Drew continue the episode 50 festivities with their panel of experts best friends. Joined by Damien, Dave, Vency and Vic, the six chat about their favorite games ever, what they’re looking forward to, getting punched by a wall of dicks in Destiny, their top three fighting games, and much much more.
If you haven’t already heard episode 50, make sure you check that one out first before listening to this episode, and keep an eye out for the continuation of the roundtable next week!
Have you ever thought of what games in your collection you view as “cool”? What defines a cool game in your eyes? Well, I might have narrowed down what a cool game means to me, as well as a list of games that I like to brand as, “Will’s Cool Games.”