LTTP: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD

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Metal Gear Solid - Peace Walker Logo

LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for me to catch up and write about games I missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots was the last Hideo Kojima helmed game that I played. I played it once in 2008 and left it in 2008. I never revisited it because I felt MGS4 was a game that was meant to be experienced once. There was limited replayability because of the game’s heavy reliance on cutscenes. I enjoyed the wacky adventure for what it was and appreciated the fact that it was one of the last big budget games where the game’s director was allowed to go hog wild.

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Checkpoint: Listless Gaming Edition

Checkpoint - Listless Gaming Edition

I’ve been quite listless when it comes to gaming lately. The future looks promising and I’ve poured quite a bit into upcoming games but it’s been a bit of a struggle to find something to grab hold of and lose myself to.

It’s a combination of my personal life issues and compelling television shows. My girlfriend and I are struggling to figure out whether we can stand each other’s differing opinions and philosophies in life. I’ve also found myself wanting to watch more television these days. From catching up with Archer, continuing The Wire and losing myself to excitement that is the World Cup.

You can’t fault me for not trying to find a compelling game though. I tried to get into The Last Remnant but the writing and voice acting was enough to deflate my enthusiasm for the title. I decided to throw in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker from the MGS: HD Collection but I haven’t gone back to it after the slow start. I’ve also started Crashmo and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask in an attempt to kickstart something.

Alas nothing has grabbed hold for more than three days thus far.

I’m not bored of gaming. Far from it. I continue to look forward to Destiny but this summer lull is hitting me pretty hard.

This will sell you on the Phantom Pain

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I was sold on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain last year. I didn’t need to play Ground Zeroes or an extended gameplay demonstration like the one Konami gave in this video.

This video did remind me that I had to go back and play Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. I’m ashamed to say it sits unplayed in that unopen copy of Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection.

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