Metal Gear Solid and Solid Snake 9th place in our list of the best stories in games.  (Image from Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes)

Metal Gear Solid’s story is one that is met with as much criticism as it is praise. Most of the criticism stems from Metal Gear Solid’s abundant amount of cutscenes that can tend to interfere with the action. While that can negatively effect gameplay, however, it can only be a good thing for the story.

Metal Gear Solid has one of gaming’s most complicated stories, with an intricate plot that keeps you hooked right the way through.  It helps that Solid Snake just so happens to be one of the best characters in the world, too.

What separates Metal Gear Solid from other war games is the fact that the enemies Solid Snake fights usually aren’t outright evil; they’re realistic characters with their own morals and principles that just happen to be at odds with Snake. This realism captures the complexity of war and makes Metal Gear Solid one of the deepest and most interesting of stories.

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Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.


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