That Time Kojima Deceived Everyone About Metal Gear Solid 2's Main Character

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was one of the most anticipated games ever. 1998’s Metal Gear Solid blew everyone away with its attention to detail and imaginative world. The sequel, one of the first big PS2 games, would herald Solid Snake’s triumphant return. Snake came back...but not for the entire game.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,…