Metal Gear is one of the most recognizable franchises in videogames. The series is still wildly popular after more than 33 years since the launch of the very first title, and out of all the boss fights and various antagonists Hideo Kojima has cooked up over the years, Solid Snake’s confrontation with Psycho Mantis is the most memorable. In fact, many believe it to be one of the best boss fights in videogame history.
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Strands Across America
HIGH The online sharing is one of the coolest things ever in a game.
LOW The storytelling is absolute junk.
WTF Hideo Kojima has all the subtlety of a custard pie to the face.
The Silent Snake
HIGH Infiltrating a heavily guarded enemy prison for the sole purpose of retrieving a copy of A-ha's 'Take on Me'.
LOW A lack of story motivation coupled with an overload of open-world repetition.
WTF Huey's role in the game.
War Does Change
HIGH The slow-mo reflex mechanic that kicked in to save my ass countless times.
LOW Hitting "Restart Checkpoint" because a guard saw me across the map.
WTF That time a guard shot me from one foot away … with a rocket launcher.
Fall in Love With Hating Skull Face
HIGH Grabbing one Marine by the throat and shooting his friend in the head while slo-mo rain pelts the scene.
LOW How long am I going to have to wait for the resolution to this cliffhanger?
WTF One of the side missions is longer and more intricate than the main game.
Ghost in the Machine
HIGH The excellent expanded characterization of The Boss.
LOW Watching a tank slowly circle an area for 30 minutes while attempting to non-lethally disable its entourage.
WTF The ending after the ending. Pacifica Ocean?