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Gaming History You Should Know – History of Metal Gear March 14, 2021

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.

Happy Sunday welcome back to Gaming History You Should Know. Traditionally, we highlight some of the best independently produced gaming documentaries from across the web and we’ve got a great documentary to highlight for you guys today!

I don’t have much of a chance to talk about it on the site these days, but I owe a lot of my love and interest in console gaming to the original PS1 game Metal Gear Solid. From the first moment I played the introduction demo over at my cousin’s house and saw the game’s story and presentation laid out over the first hour of the game I was absolutely hooked. I broke my “never console only PC” rule and picked up a PS1 of my own so I could play the game for myself and never regretted it. I unlocked both endings and even earned the tuxedo suit. However, after completing everything I could in the game I found myself wanting more. I needed to know if there would be a sequel so in late 1999 I devoted myself to learning more about the game and the history of the people who made it.

On the first day of E3 2000, I was one of the first people to view the Metal Gear Solid 2 announcement trailer, and from then on I followed the gaming industry with great interest. More games would follow, and we would also receive ports and remasters over the years. If you ever wanted a complete history of the Metal Gear series, Channel Requires DLC has an ongoing series called From Pixels to Polygons, where they’ve highlighted the history of franchises ranging from Legend of Zelda to Metroid. Today, we’re going to highlight their video about one of my favorite franchises of all time, Metal Gear Solid. Take a look:

Hope you enjoyed this incredible history lesson. Special thanks to Chanel Requires DLC for letting us feature them on this site. If you’re interested in checking out another one of their Pixels to Polygons videos you can watch their Metroid video here and their Legend of Zelda video here.

Metal Gear Solid is out now for the PS1. It is part of the PlayStation Classic. Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 were released on the PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360. Metal Gear Solid 4 was released exclusively on the PS3.



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