If you have any curiousity as to how the real Solid Snake might do his thang in real life -- as opposed to how someone like me might clumsily guide him through mishap after glorious mishap, slaying hundreds of guards and sounding several alarms along the way -- you might want to check out the above video. In the Japan-only DVD Metal Works The Perfect (love that name), professional badasses team up with the minds at Konami to bring you a perfect playthrough of both the Tanker and Plant chapters on European Extreme that will blow your mind. It's absolutely insane -- the player takes advantage of every trick and exploit to zip past guards like it ain't nothin. He or she is most certainly a freakin' robot.
I love speedruns, but not the tool-assisted ones; rather, I like the idea of a sack of meat (read: dude) honing his or her skills so perfectly that they are capable of utterly besting the code that challenges them. Though these perfect-play performances are typically reserved to bullet-hell shooters like Ikaruga and Gradius V, it's interesting to see the same brutal understanding of gameplay mechanic in a style of game altogether different than the shmup genre, like Metal Gear Solid 2.
Hit the jump for the complete set of Metal Works The Perfect gameplay videos, complete with slowdown for those really close calls and completely incomprehensible Japanese subtitles!
Tanker Chapter: Part 2
Plant Chapter: Part 1
Plant Chapter: Part 2
Plant Chapter: Part 3
Plant Chapter: Part 4
Plant Chapter: Part 5
Plant Chapter: Part 6
Plant Chapter: Part 7
Plant Chapter: Part 8
Plant Chapter: Part 9
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