Two endings

Posted: March 6, 2012 by solidjackal in Games
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I am going to talk about two amazing games and how they ended so there will be spoilers of the games, you have been warned. I am going to be talking about God of war 1 and Metal gear Solid 3

First a basic rundown of the two stories

Kratos. The badass character I have ever played as, the first God of war was amazing! The way the game starts off was something I have never ever seen before (I have written a short story similar to that)

In case you have no idea this is Kratos, I really think this is the best picture of him(either way you might have been really living under a rock). Okay – back to the game, as soon as you hit start you are thrown right into the action. Someone is standing on a cliff, explaining his story and then throws himself off it. Right off the bat, you know something has gone wrong and everything for this person does not end well if he is resorting to throwing himself off a cliff. The camera follows him as he is falling and just before he hits the water below, the camera cuts to black and we are sent back 2 weeks to the beginning of the story. The opening grabs you in so many ways but you will only find out in the end how so. As the story goes on we learn more about the main character Kratos, how he was tricked into killing his family by the God of War, Ares. As puishment his skin is carries the ashes of his wife and children (hence him being pale as a ghost), so he seeks revenge on Ares and goes to find the power to kill a God. Since Ares is causing a lot of problems within the Gods themselevs and the mortal, Zeus and the rest of Olympus grants Kratos help and guidance with his plan of revenge.

Naked Snake or otherwise know as Big Boss.

Here I will be talking about Metal Gear Solid 3. Do not tell the number in the title scare you off from playing this game. In the timeline of the series this is the first one. But explain the storyline of the MGS series is very long and complicated and that is not something I am going to be doing in this article (maybe somewhere down in the future). Basically Snake is sent into enemy lines to retrieve a scientist who wants to defect to the US, everything goes as planned till his mentor Boss and leader of the cobra unit defects to the Russian side and hands the leader a gun that is able to launch mini nukes. And the leader uses one of the two nukes and the whole thing is blamed on Boss, Snake’s mentor.

There will be spoilers after the break

God of war 

After your big fight we Ares, you kill him and end the chaos he causes on earth. And the big mission to help the Gods and in return visions from the past will be gone finally comes to an end but all is not as it seems. The Gods either refuse or cannot  (cannot remember which one) take away the vision, then you return to the cliff. The start of the game. Everything you have done has lead up to this moment and you already knew about it, you knew how the story would end from the start but you truly had no idea. So he throws himself off the cliff and this time we are going to see what happens when he hits the water. As soon as he enters the water, the Gods bring him back to the cliff where they tell him that throwing away his life will be a waste and they gave him the open throne. Making him the God of War

Kratos sitting on the throne while we see images flash on the screen and the hear the voice over. It was perfect, the game was wrapped up perfectly. Because of the way God of War 2 opened and truly felt no connection with the Kratos from the end of one to the start of two. It seemed like he has changed a lot and I did not care why he has or what happened, I never questioned it like I have with Raiden between MGS 2 and MGS4. But when GoW: Ghost of Sparta, opened with him siting on the throne like God of war 1 and giving him the “god” amour by the end thus connecting the one and two, broke my heart. Regardless God of war is one of my top five games ever.

Metal Gear Solid 3

Okay Snake, defeats the bad guy and stops the nukes from being launched but that is not the important part of the story. The amazing part is where Snake has to fight his mentor The Boss and the winner gets the title Boss. The fight takes place in a field of white flowers and she is wearing a white suit, right away you can tell it is going to be a hard fight. She can blend in with the surrounds and you stick out like a sore thumb. The fight goes on for ten minutes or so (if you do not die), watch the video and I will explain more after.

The long fight and if you lose track of her, she will sneak up on you and take you down. The scene I want to talk about and what this has all lead up to was when she handed him the gun and Snake stood up and pointed it at her. At the time I was waiting for him to pull the trigger because I though it was a cutscene still. I was wrong, at first I thought my PS2 had frozen and the game was stuck but I saw the flowers  moving so I knew it was not that. Then I did it, I actually killed her by press the R1 button and snake pull the trigger. So I killed The Boss not snake and Kojima wanted this action to weigh on your soul long after you put the game down. This is one of the saddest and gut wrenching scene I have played in a video game and is in my top five game ever.


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