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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Substance) PS2 and PC

Through, Metal Gear Solid 2, Hideo Kojima, can predict events that exist in the present. Wrapped in a tense stealth gameplay, the theme taken by this action-stealth game is very complicated and complex. The themes brought by MGS 2: Sons of Liberty are very diverse ranging from memetics (the study of information and culture based on which Darwin’s theory of evolution is likened), political conspiracy, censorship, existentialism (the philosophy of existentialism), artificial intelligence, and also postmodernism.

Metal Gear Solid 2

The concept carried by this game is also very relevant today. Kojima tries to describe social media, news feeds, post-truth politics, fake news, alternative facts, and many others. Apart from talking about the political conditions of the world and abroad, if you play this game, maybe you will feel relatable.

By carrying out these themes and concepts, it is clear that the nickname of genius can be pinned by Kojima as a writer. This game is also awarded as the best game of all time. Unfortunately, Konami does not appreciate everything that has been created by Kojima. On this occasion, Buddygame will discuss one of our favorite action-stealth games which was released on November 13, 2001. Follow this article to the end.

Kojima’s Mostly Correct Predictions

One of the advantages of the Metal Gear Solid series is the storyline. As a story writer, Hideo Kojima has always succeeded in making intrigues in the MGS series. So is this second series. We don’t know where he took the reference from, but the concept and theme he took was very “beyond” at the time.

Metal Gear Solid 2

In this second series, MGS 2 presents two protagonists, the first is the main character from the first series, Solid Snake who is the son of Big Boss, and also a young agent named Raiden. The storyline of Metal Gear Solid 2 is divided into 2 chapters, including the Tanker Chapter, and also the Plant Chapter.

The prologue chapter or Tanker Chapter begins with a flashback two years after the Shadow Moses incident in the original Metal Gear Solid series. Solid Snake and Otacon become members of an NGO philanthropy that investigates the development of a new Metal Gear by the United States Navy. Snake arrives on a tanker loaded with weapons in the midst of an attack by Russian mercenaries led by Colonel Gurlukovich and his daughter Olga, and Snake’s enemy from Shadow Moses, Ocelot.

Metal Gear Solid 2

Then for the second chapter called the Plant Chapter happened two years later when the Big Shell was released. At the beginning of this second chapter, you will play Raiden which is a young agent under FOXHOUND who has been re-formed. In this mission, Raiden is ordered to infiltrate Big Shell and help the President and his captives.

Runs At 60 FPS

In terms of gameplay, this game continues the mechanics of its predecessor. To paralyze the enemy, you are equipped with a gun with stun bullets. Over time, you will find many weapons that will help you defeat the existing enemies. The guards in Metal Gear Solid 2 are also smarter. When you get caught they will call their friends and finish you off.

The movement also seems more flexible. Apart from that, in terms of graphics, Metal Gear Solid 2 is the best of its time. Even this game runs at a frame rate of 60 fps. One of the most iconic in Metal Gear Solid is the voice actor. The American version of the voice actor seems to be more popular than the Japanese version. For his fans, surely know the name David Hayter.

MGS’ voice acting so far is the best. David Hayter can make Snake character come alive. Even Snake’s voice is very identical. After its success on PlayStation 2, MGS 2 was released on Xbox and PC under the name MGS 2 Substance which was also released for PS2. You will find some additions like mini games and such.

Conclusion: The Masterpiece of a Maestro

This game is one of the masterpieces created by Hideo Kojima as the story writer. Kojima is known as one of the cool-handed geniuses whose games rarely fail. Even after leaving the company that raised him, Konami, Kojima surprised gamers by making a game called Death Stranding. MGS 2 is arguably one of the best of the best. This game is arguably the most complete game. It has a complex and good story, good graphics, and also a fun gameplay.