Sunday, May 19, 2013

What now: Snake Eater Conclusion?

Yeah, we've gotten to this point.

  I'm just going to come forward and say I honestly don't have a clue where to take this next.  That in large part has been the limitation in writing more blog posts here.  It's not that there aren't things to say about this game.  I'm not scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas, but how to say it has been the challenge.  Going in the same linear manner as I did for Majora's Mask hasn't really been effective, but I'm not going to shy away from addressing several themes in the overarching story of Metal Gear.

 If you are looking for a summary of the story, I'm sorry to say I will be discontinuing my summary of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.  If you have not played it and want to hear the rest of the story, you can get this game for the PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS, and this coming July in a bundle with every Metal Gear title as a PS3 exclusive.  If you don't want to take the time to play the game or have already played it once, I will link the dubbed series by BroadSpectrumStudios of cartoonist Hiimdaisy's comic series "Let's Destroy the Shagohod."

  As for what is next, I will give a list of a number of themes or motifs I am willing to address in posts about the Metal Gear Solid series.  I would appreciate some feedback in the comments either here or on my twitter @RodeothePirate as to the top 5 themes or motifs you all would like to read.  I will give a list to name a few potential topics.

Women in Metal Gear
Life and Death in Metal Gear
National Identity in Metal Gear
War and Peace in Metal Gear
Technology in Metal Gear
Betrayal in Metal Gear
Multigenerational Conflict in Metal Gear
The Supernatural in Metal Gear
Genetics and Metal Gear
Meme Theory and Metal Gear
Raiden and Snake
Metal Gear in Metal Gear
Pop Culture and Metal Gear
History and Current Events in Metal Gear
Metal Gear and Film

Anything I did not list is fair game as well.  I will be taking a little time off to brainstorm on topics and write more articles for my other work at since I am running out of silent protagonists.  I would also appreciate if you could give suggestions for future titles you would like me to discuss.  The list on this post is a good starting point for suggestions.  I would prefer not to do a series I have already done (so, that's only two of them).  Your participation is greatly appreciated.  Without further ado, I present to you "Let's Destroy the Shagohod".