Episode 105

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (with Gaming Memories)


February 7th, 2024

2 hrs 43 mins 53 secs

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About this Episode

Boy am I glad that I disregarded all of the "Metal Gear Solid 2 is the worst one, just skip it" chatter out there. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, by Hideo Kojima and Konami, is a step up in almost every way from the first Metal Gear Solid game, and does a ton of interesting things in the process. Its biggest issue is that it takes a long time setting up, and then the payoff hits you with too much all at once. But once I've had time to sit and process everything it's doing, I gain more and more appreciation for it. Joining me for this discussion is The Profit of Gaming Memories! He runs a podcast interviewing people about their gaming memories, as well as Instagram, TikTok and YouTube pages dedicated to retro gaming and emulation.

Max Derrat's YouTube video as mentioned in the podcast

Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 1:37
Story Setup/Visuals 12:29
Gameplay/Music 39:09
Closing Thoughts/Recommendations/Housekeeping 57:53

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