Thursday, December 02, 2004

Snake Eater Owned!!! | Tried Pitch Black 7/10

The long awaited Metal Gear Solid 3 - Snake Eater is out at last. Earlier today I walked into the River Falls ShopKo, and was looking for this game and I could not find it at first. I thoually searched for Metal Gear Solid 3. I found Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal, and Jak 3, but no MGS3. I almost bought R&C Up Your Arsenal until I realized that ShopKo had it. I swear to God that somebody placed it there when I left the isle. So I drove 4 miles to Toyriffic which just opened because it was 11AM. I like to go there and see what games I HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF BUYING. I saw a Magnavox Odyssey at this store. I have seen pictures via surfing gaming sites, but not a real one up close, this is my first time. It was in fair condition, and I have an idea why no body bought it. It’s really old, there probably isn’t any selection of games along with it, and the graphics are monochrome. Gamecube’s dropped down to $69.99 US, and as always the store has no PS2s available used. I hear the units keep breaking, and the DVD ROM drive is the first to fail. Mine has never failed on me.

The story is about the Cuban Missile Crisis! It starts when on October 08, 1962 a U2 Spy Plane unravels a MRBM missile silo in Cuba. A few days later there are US Spys in that location of Cuba and tell President Kennedy that is an advanced operation there. The US goes DEFCOM 1, and the President announces a speech to the world saying that any attack from Cuba is an attack of the Western Hemisphere, therefore, an attack from the Soviet Union. We immediately create a blockade surrounding Cuba. The U.N. tells the Premier Khrushchev too keep his ships out of Cuba, and supports the blockade of ships. On October 26, 1962, Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin knocks some sense into the US Defense department, and turns to ABC to have a live interview saying that war is going to break out between us and them. He acknowledges that if the US won’t invade Cuba and declare Peace again, the Soviets will retreat. This must be where Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater starts. Cuban Missile Crisis – Complicated. This makes no sense because the document said there was no commando force in Cuba during the “Cuban Missile Crisis” only undercover CIA agents. Why does this game’s storyline exist? The main character isn’t Solid Snake, but instead his fellow regiment commando, Big Boss. This is the 2nd most anticipated PS2 game of 2004. The first was San Andreas. The 3rd was Ratchet and Clank - Up Your Arsenal. Metal Gear Solid 3 is not as good as MGS 2 Sons of Liberty, but who cares - it's Metal Gear Solid, and that alone is enough too decide if it's worth it or not.

I guess I am cool now that I have the new Metal Gear Solid....because anything Metal Gear is cool. Did you know that Metal Gear was the name of the NES game published by Ultra Games in 1987? It starred Solid Snake.... Ultra Games came out with Metal Gear 2 in 1990. I have the ROM, and its game play is really out of date. Imagine a time when there was a D-pad and 2 buttons! That's not the point. The point is there was a Solid Snake 10 years prior to 1998 when Metal Gear Solid came out on PlayStation. It must be as old as Contra – because Contra is started on NES the same year I think. See, I only started playing games when I was 13, and that was 1997. I haven't played or owned a NES or SNES since I was invited over to David's house prior to 2003 when I bought a NES for myself. Still - I find nothing wrong playing the ROM version of Metal Gear.

New Games I am going to add to my VG list:

• MGS 3 Snake Eater
• Super Mario 64 DS
• Golden Sun

I tried out the new Mountain Dew called Mountain Dew Pitch Black. On a taste test I give it a 7/10 for good, but not as good as Mountain Dew Classic. It tastes like a grape jolly rancher! It tastes a bit mellower than Mountain Dew Classic. When you first taste it your taste buds get confused because it’s a new taste, but if you drank 2 or 3 cans, your mouth gets use to the new taste, and I am starting to like it (that’s the strange part). Pepsi get’s rich off me! I spend roughly 384 dollars on soda per year. It comes down to white ratios leading to one twelve pack, and one six 24 ounce bottle pack every week. I don’t like Mountain Dew Code Red, but I do like Mountain Dew Limewire a lot better. Surprisingly, Coca-Cola’s main competitor not Pepsi directly, but Pepsi owned Mountain Dew. My advise is too pick up a bottle of Pitch Black for a buck, and try it out before the Limited Edition is not at covenant stores any longer!!!

Here’s how I would rate it from best to least:

1. Mountain Dew Classic (Lime, Citrus) - 10/10
2. Coca-Cola Classic – 9.6/10
3. Mountain Dew Limewire (Orange Soda) - 9.0/10
4. A&W Rootbeer – 8.0/10
5. Mountain Dew Pitch Black (Grape Soda) – 7/10
6. Mountain Dew Code Red - 5/10

This is Ian Signing out!

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