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Why the greatest moment in the Metal Gear Solid series isn’t what you think (spoiler-free)

Slackerninja.com thinks that we missed out on what was the defining moment in the series.

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yellowgerbil977d ago

The defining moment in the series was when you first went down the hallway in MGS1 and saw the bodies and the invisible ninja killing them. That creeped me out so much back in the day and scared me more than games like Resident Evil or Parasite Eve or dino crisis (we need a return for Parasite Eve and Dino Crisis!!!)

djplonker977d ago

Nah I played both when I was around 8 years old and that first zombie encounter on resident evil was the worst thing ever to me lol

*SPOILER* (just incase)

I didn't have a problem with mgs1 until the ninja died for you and when you kill sniper wolf and when she shoots meryl them bits made me sad and I was quite a hardy 8 year old!

also I like the ladder from mgs3 :3

pedrof93976d ago

I think that those old graphics had a way to scare people more easily. Because even looking at something you couldn't be sure what you were seeing.

Resident evil is an example.

camel_toad976d ago

My most memorable moment was in MGS when Campbell told me to basically look at the back of the actual MGS case for the codec number (screenshot of the codec) That was something genius only Kojima could come up with.

Mr_cheese976d ago

The series as a whole had a hell of a lot of great moments, but all of my personal ones come from the original MGS from the minute you come out of the water, to hiding in your first box. The list is endless and I haven't even mentioned things like switching the controller port!

Activemessiah976d ago

For me it was the port changing... that was genius.

djplonker976d ago

Or the game-over screen in mgs2

yellowgerbil976d ago

snake eater, when you die no matter what and are supposed to take the pill at the gameover screen. Took me HOURS to figure out that was what I was supposed to do

ANIALATOR136976d ago

David Hayters original performance in MGS1 is just unforgettable and Gray Fox's death scene

Luke_fon_Fabre976d ago

If you play all the games in order, the defining moment of the series would be quite early on. The moments when you must fight Big Boss at the end of Metal Gear or the revelation in Metal Gear 2 that the Black Ninja is actually Schneider from Metal Gear 1 after you've already killed him come to mind. Now, most people start with MGS1, so the defining moment there, I think, is the torture scene which shapes the game's ending. Some people start with MGS3, and I'd say the defining moment there is The Boss's betrayal. So, what I'm getting at here is that the defining moment of the series depends on where you start.

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