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Submitted by Orbis 1921d ago | opinion piece

Metal Gear Solid Boss Countdown: #10 – #6

Come with us now on a journey through time and space as we delve into one of the elements that helped solidify Metal Gear Solid as one of greatest video game franchises of all time. Over the next few weeks, 6A will hand pick Hideo Kojima's ten best boss confrontations, and deliver them in two parts - kind of like the two discs on PSX. (PS2, PS3)

ZBlacktt  +   1921d ago
Best thing I've read in a long time on here. First started playing this game(s) Dec 26th 1998 and been super hooked ever since. I just had no idea back then it would become all that it has over the years.
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opoikl  +   1921d ago
^^ These are indeed the kind of articles one would expect on a gaming site. But they require a bit more time and brainpower than flamebait articles..
RedDead  +   1921d ago
Yeah this list is great, it is a good read. I guess i'm the only sucker who fought mantis the hard way in my first play through hehe.

I see there's no Mgs4 bosses on there yet. I don't think any mgs4 bosses deserve to be on the list, except maybe Ray v Rex and the final battle of Liquid v snake. I just didn't feel the beauty and the beast, their only purpose in the game was to be bosses and I didn't care much about them(except the one who killed the baby, I felt bad for her) but take Mgs1 for example, Sniper Wolf hurt meryle, Raven was a cun* that needed to be silenced, Mantis was a creep, grey fox was fu**ing brillant. And finally Liquid, Liquid was epic, he just kept coming back. Kill him in rex, kill him on rex, then he chases you down in a jeep.
Orbis  +   1921d ago
Agreed, and you'll be happy to know that your thoughts are echoed in the top five. It just goes to show that graphics aren't everything; sometimes all it takes is a simple, inventive approach to development in order for a game to be a raging success.

MGS4 had an arsenal of technology at it's feet in the Playstation 3, but even now, after both the PSX and PS2 have become somewhat outdated, I'd still prefer to go back and play the boss battles from MGS and MGS3.

Thanks for the positive comments as well guys. Metal Gear is an amazing series that I've fallen in love with over the years, and as such, I put a lot of time and effort into this story.

Hope you all had as much fun reading as I did writing.
RedDead  +   1921d ago
You keep writing and i'll keep reading.
BattleAxe  +   1921d ago
Now give me the Metal Gear Solid collection please....
opoikl  +   1921d ago
Too many great boss battles
for a top 10 IMO.

#1 - The End
RedDead  +   1921d ago
One of the greatest moments in gaming imo. Something gamers should be proud of.
riksweeney  +   1921d ago
The End
I really need to get around to playing MGS3 just for this boss fight
cranium  +   1921d ago
It took me an hour and a half to beat that mofo. I knew there was a sniper rifle somewhere on the map, I just didn't find it until way later in the fight X_X
Ocelot525  +   1921d ago
I beated him in 20 seconds in the boss battle special mode. It was sheer luck: I was walking around some cliff, heard some snoring, looked up and there he was in the grass. I equiped my dragunov and BOOM HEADSHOT
ZBlacktt  +   1921d ago
Snake Eater has always been my favorite. That game was so ahead of it's time on the PS2. Loved everything about it. Which speaking of epic fights..... It's that game again that brought Big Boss and The Boss together for a epic battle there at the end.
Ocelot525  +   1921d ago
my favourites:
-Liquid snake (mgs1)
-The Fury
-The Boss
-Solidus Snake
-Liquid Ocelot

mgs3 had the best set of bosses imo
DJKGBYF  +   1921d ago
#1 - The Boss.
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Socomer 1979  +   1921d ago
freaking awesome!
Loved all the boss battles!
I really enjoyed sniper wolfs set-ups.
RankFTW  +   1921d ago
MGS is the best franchise that I have ever played. I just recently replayed all 4 of the main games after completing PW and I could do it all again right now.
telekineticmantis  +   1921d ago
Mantis #6?
If psycho-mantis is number 6 I wonder who the top 5 are.
Acquiescence  +   1921d ago
I'd be really surprised...
if any of the boss battles from MGS4 made it on this list. They were standard as hell.
Shane Kim  +   1921d ago
Don't agree...they were all awesomely made. Especially Screaming Mantis.
punisher99  +   1921d ago
I just simply enjoyed the hell out of actually going back to shadow moses and driving Metal Gear Rex. And using it to destroy that weak, Metal Gear wanna be, Ray.
Shane Kim  +   1921d ago
The End and (for some reason) Gray Fox are my favourites. And in a close second place...Vamp in MGS4. Took me 40 mins until I remembered that Naomi said that the syrenge did something to the nanomachines and I was relieved to see it work on Vamp.
Redempteur  +   1921d ago
sunny does something else rather than cooking eggs ...
she can help to create foxalive if she wants too ..

at times she is also playing some old kojima games ...
HelghastKid  +   1921d ago
Damn Gray Fox is my all time favorite character in the series. He looks like such a bad ass! Raiden has nothing on this man! Im gonna go buy MGS1 off the store right now :p

Edit: "The Fear moves around at an incredible rate of knots; jumping from tree to tree, firing projectiles from his crossbow. Without thermal goggles, this battle is just plain awful - like a retarded kid covered in ants." LMAO this article is to damn funny.
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