Today is November 13th of 2021, and that means it's been exactly 20 years since Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was released in North America.
This game was almost like a crystal ball story wise. It had it's share of haters at the time but I loved it and still do ❤.
Yeah, a lot people genuinely hated this game when it came out because they wanted something else (more MGS1 but better). It's kind of crazy to think about when you look at well it still holds up 20 years later across the board. I do prefer MGS1's setting, music and especially the bosses and main villain but MGS2 is great. 3 and 4 gave fans everything they could have wanted so the hate for MGS2 slowly subsided, and now there's endless "Postmodern masterpiece" videos essays. lol. Something similar has happened for GTA4 and even Far Cry 2.
People got disappointed of being forced to play with Raiden. And in the whole game was about putting bombs variety wasn't there.. The tanker level with snake was the most impressive thing though, and I had a demo with that section below the game came out and many saw that as fake ad with that satisfying section everyone thought only snake was playable
Certainly, Welshy. I love Snake Eater almost as much as life itself, but MGS2 has aged beautifully. The issue people took was with Raiden, which is kinda sad because it ignores the significance of the point that anyone can be made into Solid Snake given the appropriate conditions (hence, the "meme" theme attributed to Sons of Liberty). Solidus was such a great villain, too, and excellent social commentary. I liken him to Malcolm X, where he was portrayed as a villain in the moment, but with time, you come around to the reality of their fight (and the sort-of erasure of their actions that are relegated to a footnote in the larger narrative). I love Sons of Liberty. Such a forward-thinking game.
Mind-blowing graphics that got us all psyched when we first saw the trailers. Running round bored on a generic dull platform called Big Shell when we played it. Thankfully Snake Eater was more than a return to form.
I recently replayed this to get the achievements and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the story and game. Yea Snake Eater and MGS1 were better but this is still an amazing game in the series. I liked it better than MGS V
20th anniversary of Raiden!
Played this game natively on PS2 during lockdown and it’s still incredibly gorgeous. I’d love a release with all the cutscenes they removed due to 9/11
Can't engage with this game story , can't get through the ship without quiting the game, can someone tell me how did you get to like it to get through it and beat it easily ?
I just played through it. I loved the story although a bit convoluted. Getting through the ship was pretty easy
Games are one of the ways I still get amazed at how fast life is flying by (well that, plus the fact I now have my own kid). I don't understand how it's been 20 years! How!? 🤯 For a while I had to settle on playing this at my mates. Then finally - and I still remember the feeling like it was yesterday - my brother and I got our first PS2 for Christmas, along with MGS2, Code Veronica X, GTA III and Vice City. The excitement of picking out what games we wanted, then that childlike agony of watching as it was put away until the big day. Games have come so far it's incredible, but there is still something irreplaceable about that time in my childhood. I think an honorary replay of the tanker mission this morning is in order.
Time is fake yet it's legit, it's confusing sometimes to think of it both ways but at least we acknowledged it.
Absolutely! I love the fact time is a human concept.
A new remaster collection would be nice, *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*, "konami?"
Yeah, but they took the game offline instead.
Because of licensing issues it’ll be back up unless they plan to replace the originals with a remasters like Rock Star did
That's up to Konami, not Kojima.
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