Do you think there's extreme significance in the final boss' theme music? SPOILE
#1 Posted by MikeGnz -
I noticed that while, lyrically, every boss' theme reflects their nature, I think there's something special to be said regarding Senator Armstrong's theme, It Has to be This Way.
Not only does it reflect Armstrong's beliefs lyrically, there's also the fact that it's backed by a recomposed and remixed version of the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker main theme.
Compare: PW Theme: http://youtu.be/OIvdj2dwfxE?t=2m20s
It Has to be This Way: http://youtu.be/ZcpGIVbPYrI?t=1m41s
Now, there's the typical lyrical significance to Armstrong's theme and his beliefs, but is there an added significance given that Peace Walker's theme is a part of Armstrong's theme now?
One could say that it's a nice little reference, and that may be all it is, but considering that MGR and Peace Walker are very different, I think there may be more to that. Maybe it's commentary on how Armstrong and Big Boss might have shared the same beliefs if the both of them met each other? Or what? I'm not sure of anything yet, but I feel as though it should be brought up for discussion.
Wait...so then what the hell do I do with all these scissors!?
#2 Posted by RustleSmith2 -
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#3 Posted by Godstriker8 -
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#4 Posted by NetherTraitor0 -
I don't think It Has To Be This Way is Armstrong's theme, I think Collective Consciousness is due to the lyrics sarcastically supporting his beliefs and views of America.
It Has To Be This Way gives me the impression that the song is apologizing for the violent outcome while saying that it was inevitable.
"Standing here, I realize
You were just like me
Trying to make history"
Didn't Sam say something like this before the badlands showdown?
"I've cut my own path
You've followed your wrath"
It was this combined with the fact that the lyric's fade out every time you lose your sword that made me think this song is from Raiden's POV or Sam's as the latter's last words echo from the sword.
I've cut my own path- Raiden
You've followed your wrath- Armstrong
I've cut my own path- Sam
You've followed your wrath- Jack the Ripper
But I could be wrong, what do you think?
"BY THE HAMMER OF LOU RAWLS!!!"-Me during the final battle of Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
#5 Posted by personae777 -
#6 Posted by BlueMeth -
MG has a knack for doing this, some of the past soundtracks have been ambiguous enough in title that they could refer to multiple characters.
For example, The Stains of Time could both refer to Monsoon's broken psyche or Raiden's.
It has to be this way seems to be spoken from Raiden's perspective, but it could also be spoken from Armstrong's perspective. Also yes I believe it was confirmed by Kojima that It has to be this way has elements from the Peace Walker theme.
#7 Posted by BlueMeth -
This is why It has to be this way was not used in the Sam DLC, because it would make no sense.