9. Solid Snake Is Not The Protagonist – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Surely the most infuriating and downright ballsy creative decision made in any major video game to date, Hideo Kojima opted to screw with his sizable fanbase by replacing Solid Snake, the steely protagonist of the first Metal Gear Solid, with Raiden, an effeminate, white-haired, squeaky-voiced dweeb who’s about as badass as Mother Teresa.
Kojima further messed with fans by allowing us to play as Snake on the Tanker prelude level for around an hour, luring us into a false sense of enjoyment until the Big Shell mission begins, and the truth is unveiled.
Though MGS2 is on the whole a great game, it’s totally derailed by the fact that we want to play as Solid Snake, and instead we’re stuck with someone we know little about and don’t really want to either. It’s crazy that Kojima dared to take such a creative risk, and though the game is without question marred by this choice, he did at least have the good sense to turn Raiden into a badass cyborg ninja by the fourth installment.
- 10 Things Today’s Gamers Wouldn’t Understand
- 10 Outrageous Sexy Moments Hidden In Video Games
- GTA V: 12 Dirty Hidden Secrets And Easter Eggs You Probably Missed
- Xbox One vs PS4: Which Should You Buy?
- GTA V: 9 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
- 10 Video Game Endings With Disturbing Implications
- 8 Crazy Video Game Fan Theories That Actually Improve Games
- 100 Greatest Video Game Villains Of All Time
This article was first posted on August 22, 2013