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We recently launched our SOLID SNAKE SD 8″ PVC statue from the Metal Gear Solid series, which is the second franchise to receive the F4F Super Deformed (SD) treatment. There have been more than fifteen Metal Gear titles released to date, though some of you may have never touched any of them in the past. You may be wondering what the hype is all about, and we highly recommend that you at least give the series a try as it is an experience only game creator Hideo Kojima can deliver.
We are currently giving away ten (10) digital copies of Konami's Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience for the PlayStation 4, which contains both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. If chronological timeline matters not to you, then this installment will give newcomers a great understanding of what the franchise is all about. If you, unfortunately, luck out on our 10-day giveaway spree, the game is still available for purchase for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Today, we present you three reasons why we think you should play the Metal Gear series.
- Intense gameplay
Metal Gear (1987) and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990) are arguably the first video games to impressively incorporate the stealth mechanic as part of its core gameplay. It was implemented in such a way that, at times, left players with no other option but to employ stealth, utilizing almost anything available to them (e.g., cardboard box, magazine, infrared goggles, etc.) so that they may reach their next waypoint. And with the commercial success of its far superior sequel, Metal Gear Solid (1998), the franchise as a whole was unofficially credited for defining and solidifying the genre in the gaming industry. First 4 Figures knew of how iconic this aspect of the game is that they opted to include this in their Solid Snake resin statue.
- Memorable boss fights
If you ask Metal Gear fans what they love most about the franchise, a considerable number would very likely say the boss battles. Each encounter is not just about shooting the opponent until their health bar is depleted; it also takes patience and trial and error to discover the technique behind the boss's weakness since most confrontations are practically impossible to win without isolating said weakness (more on this in the next section). Furthermore, apart from the fights themselves are also the robust profile of each boss character and their role in the overall plot that makes them all the more interesting. These bosses are not just some individual or thing that must be defeated and then forgotten; each one is unique in personality and is integral to the development of the story across the Metal Gear Solid timeline.
- Breaking the fourth wall
When a game goes beyond having players control a controller and addresses them to do out-of-the-box things such as reset their gaming system in order to proceed, or make an in-game occurrence happen in such a way that it was as if a hardware malfunction was actually happening to the console, when in fact it was just the game's way of playing tricks on their players, then that is when you know a game was well thought out. Metal Gear Solid is no exception to this brilliance and incorporates the breaking of the fourth wall during two unexpected instances, the boss battle with Psycho Mantis and figuring out the Codec frequency of Meryl, Solid Snake's questionable love interest. I will leave you to it to experience each one for yourself but rest assured that each interaction is ingenious, to say the least. After some time, the game will give you hints to help you figure out the puzzle if you remain oblivious to the solution, but where's the fun in that?
Well, that is all we have for now. Hopefully, this convinces some of you to jump onto the Metal Gear hype. Our SOLID SNAKE SD 8″ PVC statue is still open for pre-orders until the 29th of March 2019, our PSYCHO MANTIS statue is still open for pre-orders until further notice, and our SOLID SNAKE statue is still open for waitlist. That still gives you plenty of time to try the series out yourselves. For more Metal Gear and First 4 Figures news and updates, please join our First 4 Figures Official Collectors Club Facebook group.