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Ground Zeros and Epic Playlists!

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So I would not be lying when I say that I am terrible at Metal Gear Solid. Honestly the only one I ever finished was Twin Snakes and most people disown that one for numerous reasons. (I enjoyed it a lot)

But we all dance here… Right?


But for some reason I had the urge to purchase Ground Zeros on the PC:
1) PC Ports are rare from the 90s
2) It’s a rare series that I find myself able to play one of their games
(Aka rare chance to use some left over Sod from the neighbors)

Ground Zeros really got me excited about the possibility of PC ports. Not only are all of the requirements posted not quite as true as they say, but my dual core computer can actually run the game around 30fps. (So not too far away from the 360 or PS3)

But lets talk about this demo… This is one beast of a demo. Yeah with the right skill the game could be 100% in like 7 hours. But this is one heck of a sandbox they throw you into. In scope of everything this is a lot like the original Metroid when it comes to pacing. There are a total of two objectives and then tons of alternate missions.

Something about 2014 brought out the best in Cassette Tapes, as I instantly saw the value of having an even larger soundtrack that could be collectible through the missions. There is a few, but I wanted a ton more of collectible tapes and yeah I can see why that would have taken me out of the game, but the collecting side of my mind wanted there to be more collectible music.

So I made my own playlist:

The Chase by Giorgio Moroder: This song is so epic in the right of ways and the whole 1980s electronic vibe fits perfect with Metal Gear Solid. Never watch the movie it is connected to, it will only let you down that such a cool song was stuck to such a terrible movie.

Shoot or Die by Chris Huelsbeck:
If you have no clue what this song is you never have played Turrican the best game ever that is criminally disregarded as the years went by. If you know me then you know I really love Turrican, which is basically the best skilled-based side scrolling series you will ever play. Not only is this ambient music rock, but also it really gets you pumped up stealth.

 

Or not…

Yngwie Malmsteen - Black star:

Since the game already had an instrumental guitar track I thought I should add my own. This guy is a beast and the music he plays is really good. Nuf said.

 

Vangelis – Chariots of Fire
Since flight of the Valkyries was not enough. We needed more epic finishing music (spoilers) for helicopter escapes. What is more epic than this song? I really have a hard time figuring it out. Also I have found for some reason this song makes me smile when I get found and start mowing over all the guards even though my E rank will not get higher…

The Tornados – Telstar
This song does not fit in at all, and that’s why I love it. It’s like the best meme joke song that could ever happen. Just got found? Telstar! Just blew up stuff with C4? Telstar! Just threw a man into the ocean? Telstar! Just called for a helicopter to steal guards? Telstar!

It’s almost as bad as guiles Theme when it comes to fitting in and staying in your head.

But really I just enjoy it :)

Pipeline – The Chantays
I have heard this song too much, and it just fits with the weird western vibe the new MGS has on it. Plus you are next to a beach…

Might as well through more beach music into the playlist:

Dick Dale – Misirlou

Cause why not?

Well, I really did enjoy Ground Zeros, even though I had no clue what the game was about. Or where the game might be going. But it was a tight game. The combat and controls felt pretty good. And the graphics were amazing, though they weren’t crysis… but who cares about that anyway?

Hope your blogs are going well, but get them turned in tonight! So we can do an epic recap.

Btw I was thinking about Old School FPS games being the theme of next month. (like the 2.5D early 3D era Doom Quake and even look-a-likes like Gungods) What do you think?

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About Retrofractionone of us since 5:01 PM on 08.24.2009

I play really old video games and enjoy them.

My parents bought an NES and MM6 and Metroid and that is how I got into gaming.

You could say I am a Nintendo fan boy, but I am starting to get off of that train as of recent.

Anyway hope you enjoy my blogs and feel free to leave a comment.

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