124 minutes | Sep 2nd 2020

#050 - "Kiss Me, I'm Old" (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)

MAGE CAST is starting to show it's age with this, our 50th episode! For the big 5-0, we're diving into the absurdity and genius of the Metal Gear Solid series. This is our MGS4: Guns of the Patriots podcast. Join the Black Humor Mage and myself as we discuss this game's dual world records, its unique format for the time, its relationship with Apple's sense of morality, the infamous Big Boss run, the brilliance and madness of Hideo Kojima, MGS as anime and Death Stranding, weird for weirdness sake, who's on Ocelot's Mt. Rushmore, mature themes in an immature presentation, series context and ranking the Solid games, Twin Snakes and Raiden, a word on exclusivity and popularity, tying up loose ends and heavy exposition or over-explanation, MGS4 as a game vs a movie, why Big Boss is crazy, our favorite and least favorite characters, and what makes the stealth of MGS4 special. Spoilers: we hate Johnny.

Guest: @BlackHumorMage
Links: https://thespinoff.co.nz/games/19-02-2018/a-definitive-list-of-all-the-weird-shit-that-happens-in-the-metal-gear-series/

Music: "Love Theme" by Nobuko Toda, Hideo Kojima, Jackie Presti & "Old Snake" by Harry Gregson-Williams

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