The lights are on
The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most revered in video games. The gameplay is solid and fun, the story is crazy and tugs at your heartstrings (unless you are some kind of robot), and the set piece moments are second to none. Leading up to the final confrontation with Revolver Ocelot/Liquid, Snake has the tar beaten out of him for over half an hour. He even crawls through a hallway that generates microwaves. He is literally cooked from the inside out. But it is worth it in the end because he finally accomplishes his mission and the game ends.
Except Snake still has some unfinished business with his old nemesis.
The battle that ensues encapsulates the previous three games and takes place in a cinematic style that brings out the numerous emotions that run through it. Sadness, confusion, old age, determination, nostalgia, revenge, anger, honor, all of these are brought out and enhanced with the terrific soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams and the visceral animations. This sequence really doesn’t pull any punches (pun not intended).
Look, I was being serious about the spoilers ahead thing earlier. If you have not played through the Metal Gear Solid series, there are some major spoilers in the videos below. Do yourself a favor if you have missed out and buy the HD collection for the system of your choice. You won’t regret your decision.
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jack thank you for reminding me of an awesome if not the most epic moment in gaming, and you gave me the videos to watch too. I'm glad I'm not the only one who really enjoyed this moment
Great moment, Jack!
This fight is probably my favorite moment in gaming history. I grew up with Solid Snake and the Metal Gear series. This fight right here was full of so many emotions my first time playing it, and the emotions just kept coming right after this scene.
I may not like everything story-wise in Metal Gear Solid 4, but whenever I get to the final fight, I'm always reminded of my journey with Snake, Raiden, Gray Fox, Ocelot, Liquid, Big Boss, and the rest up to that point, and it always feels so good going through this series.
Epic Grandpa fight
"You're pretty good... but you're not the best."
What a fantastic moment in a video game. Where the pieces all fall together and you realize the villain you've been fighting was the secret hero, desperately trying to break the cycle he had helped create through good intentions gone awry. Hideo Kojima is renowned as the king of wacky plotlines and over the top characters, but he delivered with the ending to MGS4... as long as you ignore the whole Meryl subplot. Seriously, that was ridiculous.
I loved MGS on PSOne. After some of this years games, I may have to pick it up.
well its about time for another play through for this game
Playing any of the Metal Gear Solid games is a great moment in its self.
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Took me hours to BEAT! GREAT game.
I played through MGS way back in the day, and loved it.
Never could get into the second one, though... and never played 3 or 4. Haven't ever really gotten the urge to jump back into the series... maybe someday.