#981 – SNAKE?… SNAKE?… SNAAAAAAAKE???!!!

10 Nov

Confused by #981 on my blog of gaming awesomeness? If you are, you might not be a hardcore gamer and that’s fine, I’m not here to judge (heck, I’m just happy you are reading this, you are a nice person). Today’s post is about some dialogue that was made famous in the stealth classic Metal Gear Solid. Why is that awesome? Because it might very well be the coolest Game Over screen in video game history.

Solid Snake is the ultimate bad-ass hero in the MGS series. He fights humongous walking tanks, cyborg ninjas, vampires… honestly, the man is the definition of a super soldier. But in the end, Solid Snake is human (not a snake like his code name would have you believe) so he can come to his ultimate end in the battlefield. And trust me, he will succumb to death more times than you would like (especially if I’m the one playing). When that does happen, you will hear an absolute terrified companion on the other end of your codec yelling for you to respond. It sends shivers down your spine the first time. After a couple more times it is engrained in your mind.

  
The calling out to a fallen hero might not sound awesome, but it is a small detail which really brings together the whole cinematic feel of MGS. It’s awesome for what it makes you feel for failing as the legendary Solid Snake. As well, it becomes quite comical hearing it over and over again, so it works in a serious tone as well as something light-hearted. No other Game Over screen can do that, at least in my eyes.

Please take a moment to appreciate what has become one of most popular audio clips in video game history. You know it’s…

AWESOME… AWESOME… AWESOOOOOOOME!!!

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