MORE ARTICLES ADDED TO 1UP METAL GEAR SOLID 4 HUB PAGE! OVER.
Fortunately, I think this is the last thing I ever have to write about Metal Gear. (My MGS4 review was written nearly a month ago and is sitting on ice, waiting to be unleashed when silly things like “embargoes” and “NDAs” no longer apply.) A glance at the hub should give a good indication of why I am pretty tired of the series at the moment — I’ve written a stupid amount about Solid Snake and his talkative pals in the past month or so. In writing about Metal Gear’s long-windedness, I have become as long-winded as Metal Gear. The void gazes back, I fear.
This week, unfortunately, marks a pretty flabby finale for my efforts: Our WTFiction!? V.2 didn’t turn out nearly as well as I’d hoped since it was produced against the hard deadline of our artist leaving to go work at Telltale. And I aimed to take a somewhat different approach to the series’ history with today’s overly lengthy retrospective, but it never really gelled. So now it’s simply too long, highly disjointed, and not nearly interesting enough.
On the plus side, the latest episode of Retronauts (on, yes, Metal Gear) is actually quite fun, if you ignore all the parts where I talk. Especially ignore my Solid Snake impersonation, which used to be spot-on, and now is… not.