I SPECIFICALLY TOLD YOU TO STAND NEXT TO THE EXPLOSIVE BARREL SO THE PROTAGONIST GETS HIS DOPAMINE FIX WHEN HE BLOWS YOU UP.
DON’T YOU DARE DISOBEY ME AGAIN. AND DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A SPARE UNIFORM, FUNCTIONING RADIO, AND A CONFIDENTIAL MAP IN THE TENT BEHIND YOU. DIIIIISMISSED!
MAGGOT YOU WILL ONLY NOTICE THINGS IN A 30 FOOT RADIUS AROUND YOU AND IGNORE LOUD NOISES THAT COME FROM OUTSIDE THAT BARRIER
B-BUT SIR, THE PLAYER IS A POLYGON GAME JOURNALIST. HE ISN'T HITTING ANYTHING, SIR.
DID I STUTTER, PRIVATE SHIT FOR BRAINS? YOU WILL KEEP YOUR ASS POSTED NEXT TO THE BARREL AND YOU WILL STAY NEXT TO THE BARREL UNTIL THE PROTAGONIST FINALLY HITS IT.
BUT SIR, WHY DO WE HAVE A SPARE UNIFORM FOR A WOMAN IN THE FIRST PLACE, SIR, WE'RE AN ENTIRELY MALE PLATOON?! AND NOBODY HAS GUNS THAT USE THIS AMMUNITION: WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE THIS, SIR?!
YOU PRIVATES MAKE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH, KILL EACHOTHER THAT'S RIGHT I SAID KILL EACHOTHER, WE ARE NOT LEAVING UNTIL WE HAVE ONE TRAINING CASUALTY.
YOU *WILL* WATCH THAT DOOR, YOU *WILL* KEEP YOUR BACK TOWARDS THAT WINDOW AND YOU WILL *NOT* TURN AROUND UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
THIS IS GOLD TWO TO COMMAND. I'VE HEARD A STRANGE NOISE COMING FROM WHERE MY SQUAD MATE RECENTLY DISAPPEARED INVESTIGATING A STRANGE NOISE. I'M OFF TO CHECK IT OUT OVER.
I think I saw a box move guys. Should I investigate?
Nah. The wind around here gets crazy. I once woke up and the wind ate all my leftover food.
XIR YES XIR
this is gold three to command. i've heard a strange noise coming from where my squadmate recently dissapeared. i'm off to check it out over
I CANT HEAR WHAT YOU WHISPERING
Hmmm, things seem pretty peacefu-ACK!! AAARGH, OUCH, OWWWW! Sonuvabitch, I got shot in the ass! Who the fu- THERE! RIGHT THERE! GET THA-
Where did they go? Hmmm... you know what, maybe I'm just tired. Moving on...
CORPORAL MAGGOT, THE KEYCODE TO THE VAULT IS 7352.
KEEP THIS LETTER IN YOUR POCKET AT ALL TIMES
>tfw when your friends are dropping like flies but you have orders to ignore corpses
ALRIGHT RECRUIT. HERE IS YOUR GUN AND MAGAZINES. REMEMBER, THE MAGAZINES CONTAIN INFINITE AMMO, SO ONLY RELOAD WHEN YOU'RE BORED OR SOMETHING. HOWEVER IF YOU DROP ONE, IT'LL ONLY CONTAIN 3-7 BULLETS.
>Sir, i see footprints in the snow over.
>WELL DONT JUST STAND THERE MAGGOT, INVESTIGATE THEM
>Sir, i heard a banging sound from the other side of the metal cube thingies
>WELL YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE THE METAL CUBES THAT WE PURPOSEFULLY PUT IN THERE TO SHOWCASE THE FOOTPRINT MECHANICS THAT ARE NOT USED ANYWHERE ELSE LATER IN THE GAME EVER AGAIN
>Sir, the footprints keep going around in a loop around the metal cube, maybe if i had backup i could catch the perpetrator obviously running around the-
>SILENCE MAGGOT, YOU WILL HAVE NO SUCH THING. YOUR IQ IS OVER 180 YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CATCH THE PERPETRATOR USING YOUR SUPERIOR BRAINPOWER!
>Sir yes sir!
>mgs1 goes out of its way to explain that the enemy soldiers are superhuman genome soldiers with enhanced eyesight, intelligence, combat skill etc.
What was the fucking point when they're so obviously blind and retarded, just say they are russian mercenaries from gurlukovich or some shit
To be fair this was 1998 so for that time just having enemies who can get alerted by noise or follow your footprints must've been mindblowing
The footprints was a neat thing, though I think it's only possible a couple of times in the game. Nothing novel about enemies being able to hear you in 1998. Even in the Doom, which was released several years earlier and isn't even a stealth game, enemies can hear you.
The genome soldiers are why they needed Big Boss' body and a big part of why the plot happened at all.
GEE! I SURE LOVE WALKING BACK AND FORTH ALONG THIS PATH, ALWAYS STOPPING FOR AROUND 15 SECONDS BEFORE TURNING AROUND AND RESUMING MY REPETIVE PATROL!
LISTEN HERE PRIVATE, YOU WILL ALWAYS MISS THE VERY FIRST SHOT AT THE ENEMY. IS THAT CLEAR? I DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO HARM THIS MAN WITHOUT A WARNING SHOT TO SHOW WE MEAN BUSINESS.
SIR, WHY DO WE NEED TO EQUIP BRIGHT RED LASER DESIGNATORS TO OUR SNIPER RIFLES, SIR?
SIR MY ASS IS HEAVY
YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY TELL ME WHY CALLED ME FROM MY PRIVATE'S PRIVATE'S PRIVATE'S PRIVATE, PRIVATE!
Protoss Unit, Sarge. Coming through the south pass. It looks broke.
Those cutscenes are too bad for me to even call them soulful. They look absolutely hideous and have horribly choreography to boot. The only good one is Mengsk's coronation.
changed my mind on how I was gonna phrase this halfway through writing, then didn't go back to correct it. FFS.
SIR THE GUY I WAS STATIONED WITH JUST COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED FROM HIS POST BUT I DIN'T HEAR ANYTHING SHOULD I REPORT THAT SIR?
NO YOU WILL NOT PRIVATE RETARD, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STAND NEXT TO THIS OPEN WINDOW. THAT IS AN ORDER.
Am I wrong in thinking in MGS2 they notice missing sentries? I have a vague memory of playing a stealth game were missing sentries are noticed, it causes an alert and afterwards the remaining sentries adjust their paths to cover the sector left open by the missing sentry. Was that MGS2 or something else?
I'm quite sure they don't do that. I can clearly remember picking off everyone in the engine room one by one in the tanker in MGS2. They would obviously have ample opportunity to notice their numbers gradually dwindling.
Yeah, I'm starting to remember now they sent investigation squads. Maybe if they noticed a missing sentry a new one gets spawned in to replace them. I don't remember too well.
I think the game that had guards that noticed other guards were missing and adjusted their paths accordingly might have been Hitman Absolution. Or maybe Splinter Cell. I know there was a stealth game I played at some point where I was surprised to see the guards alter their paths to account for missing other guards.
>Maybe if they noticed a missing sentry
It was if they discovered a dead body, they called in the hardcore former presidential guard guys. Maybe if they spotted you but later lost you as well.
They sweep the room quite thoroughly, but it is possible to hide from them until they leave.
They did got replaced if you return later and you disposed of some before yeah.
They do radio check on them if they don't report since they're missing so yes then they send investigating squad to check out the situation.
I WILL SNEAK UP TO THE PLAYER AND I WILL BE HAPPY
I WILL INTERACT WITH THE OTHER NPCS AND THE WORLD AND I WILL BE HAPPY
I DON'T CARE IF THE FIRST BULLET BLOWS YOUR HEAD OFF LIUTENANT, YOU ARE A BULLETSPONGE BOSS AND YOU WILL TAKE THE THREE MAGAZINES BEFORE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO DIE
BUT THE BARREL WASN'T RED SIR! HOW COULD I HAVE KNOWN?
PRIVATE DID YOU JUST SPOT THE INTRUDER FROM OVER A MILE WAY AND INSTANTLY END THEIR GAME? I DON'T CARE HOW YOU DO THINGS OVER IN EUROPEAN EXTREME, IN MY UNITED STATES OF EASYMERICA WE DO NOT REPORT ON INTRUDERS UNTIL THEY ARE WITHIN BREATHING RANGE AND EVEN THEN WE TAKE 5 SECONDS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE INTRUDERS! IF YOU REPORT AHEAD OF TIME AGAIN YOUR ASS IS GRASS! AM I UNDERSTOOD?!!!
>I DON'T CARE HOW YOU DO THINGS OVER IN EUROPEAN EXTREME, IN MY UNITED STATES OF EASYMERICA
SOLDIER, DID I JUST CATCH YOU TRYING TO USE THE FUCKING RADIO? ONE THOUSAND FUCKING PUSHUPS.
YOU WILL USE TELEPATHY AND ALERT THE ENTIRE FUCKING PLATOON THE MOMENT A SINGLE FUCKING LEAVE RUSTLES, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME!?!?!
Sir! I saw a man walking in a cardboard box...
Did I see a box?
....What am I doing here again?