Also, why can't the bad guys see Snake on their radar?
Also, how can Snake see bad guys on his radar? Are they made of aluminum?
Also, why does Snake have radar?
A plot element from MGS2: "Revolver Ocelot gets his arm amputated, and replaced with the arm of his boss Liquid Snake - an arm which later seizes control of his brain." Although all the words in that sentence are common within the English language, in that arrangement they make no sense. "Garbage truck vagina is a vagina stonemason's boner phone" is another example, and will be uttered during at least one codec sequence in MGS4, in all probability.
Setting too high of a bar. In the beginning of MGS2, you're told that the President has been kidnapped. Any game that compares itself to Bad Dudes
so openly is really setting itself up for a fall. Bad Dudes
is the Cadillac of video games.
The idea of massive killer robots is a classic staple of Japanese culture, and is fair game as far as plot devices go. But the concept of massive killer robots living within a much larger massive killer robot is stolen almost verbatim from an episode of The Golden Girls.
(ep 06e13 - Strange Bedfellows
Too many themes. In Metal Gear Solid 2, the plot touches on elements of existentialism, censorship, evolution, information control, free will, and the meaning of reality. The only other work with that many themes that I can think of is WindowsXP, which is generally regarded as being the worst video game ever made.
The scene where Otacon revealed that he had slept with his mother which caused his father to commit suicide and his sister to hate him, wrecked not just the three obvious relationships, but four, if you count my girlfriend, who was in the room while I was playing through this scene, then stood up, walked out the door and never turned back.
The ending. If I recall correctly, the ending of MGS2 featured a conspiracy theory which was itself part of a larger conspiracy theory which turned out to all be a dream - a dream that was orchestrated by a separate, gayer conspiracy theory. Then Snake turned, looked right into the camera, made a gun with his fingers and said "Fuck you." I felt that was unnecessary.
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