Metal Gear Solid full story

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#1 Posted by DEF-JAM (115 posts) -
I really, really want to buy MGS4. But I don't know because I haven't played the previous MGS's. Does anyone have a site that explains the full story? Cause I really don't want to buy MGS 1, 2 etc. Does anyone know what I should do?
#2 Posted by StrmRidr (496 posts) -
There's a guy that uploaded all of MGS games on youtube you can watch it.
#3 Posted by notchewable (97 posts) -

you tube has the cutscenes and codec of each but its long

#4 Posted by DEF-JAM (115 posts) -
Is his name like alexfung?
#5 Posted by Jared2720 (2200 posts) -

You can buy the Essential Collection (MGS, MGS2, MGS3) for $30. Thirty dollars, man! Any gamer owes it to himself to include these games in his collection. They're fantastic. The Metal Gear Solid saga is about story and characters. If you really want to get everything you can out of MGS4, you need to play the previous games and get to know these characters.

If you absolutely cannot part with 30 bucks, fine, watch the cut-scenes on YouTube. But I seriously, seriously recommend that you play these games. Seriously.

#6 Posted by GUNpoint_ (1960 posts) -
spoilers.

the basics.

big boss, uber extreme elite soldier, goes on mission in the 60's.
after said mission, goes on another mission in the 70's. (quick note, Ocelot is the son of the Boss and the Sorrow.)
the 90's. Big Boss creates outer heaven in hopes of creating a world full of strife, perfect for a soldier like him.
snake arrives. infiltrates. defeats but does not kill Big Boss.
the 90's, again. Big Boss creates Zanzibar Land. has a hostage named 'Dr. Marv', who is a genious and created some sort of invention with Petroleum.
snake infiltrates once more. people die. snake kills Big Boss this time.
the shadow moses incident. new Metal Gear called Rex. terrorists sieze the facility.
snake infiltrates. a monumental never ending stream of lies ensue.
cutting to the chase, Snake kills every FOXHOUND member except Ocelot. beast. oh, and the Ninja is Frank Jaeger. friend of snake, but now some sort of elite killing ninja zombie guy.
meryl lives. (MGS4 assumes you saved her.)

end spoilers.

i'm missing so much, it's not even funny.

#7 Posted by DEF-JAM (115 posts) -
Yeah I saw this deal on play Asia, I think I will get this. Thanks for the help.
#8 Posted by tgh93_29 (1483 posts) -
There's a guy that uploaded all of MGS games on youtube you can watch it.StrmRidr
is it lp style
#9 Posted by RahKayne (3436 posts) -

I really, really want to buy MGS4. But I don't know because I haven't played the previous MGS's. Does anyone have a site that explains the full story? Cause I really don't want to buy MGS 1, 2 etc. Does anyone know what I should do?DEF-JAM

Actually if you go to gamestop, the regular game comes with a dvd that has all of the cutscenes put together as a movie.

#10 Posted by truenextgen (3911 posts) -

There's a guy that uploaded all of MGS games on youtube you can watch it.StrmRidr

Agree with all. Its better to watch it play out. Via Youtube. Just try to find someone that has it in order.

#11 Posted by fuzzysquash (17374 posts) -

Look here:

link

#12 Posted by christoph99 (20 posts) -
So gamespot sells a dvd of all of the cutscenes
#13 Posted by therealcoolin (353 posts) -
If your down for a lot of reading, wikipedia has good plot summaries of all the games with character backgrounds etc etc...
#14 Posted by bigboss00 (2508 posts) -
I would recommend playing the others before playing 4. I'm a huge fan of the series and IMO the forth won't have any impact on you without prior knowledge of the series.
#15 Posted by Hububalub2 (1922 posts) -
http://youtube.com/watch?v=K_R5Mu09yRo - Metal Gear
http://youtube.com/watch?v=shhriP2BxVU - Metal Gear 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vCIj8jeG584 - Metal Gear Solid
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rrL654_Ub1k - Metal Gear Solid 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=cBpU42IdSjw - Metal Gear Solid 3
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NVFAOJ_xnzc - Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Go wild :P
#16 Posted by FstBrk342 (1500 posts) -
in all honestly u kind of have to play the games otherwise ur cheating urself because simply watching the cutscenes will make it a hollow experience. just get the essentials package, do the right thing lol
#17 Posted by tmntPunchout (3770 posts) -

Look here:

link

fuzzysquash

Yeah, this is a good link to catch up on the MGS series, prepare for a lot of spoilers though if you want to read up on it.