Metal Gear Solid is the 61st episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Matt Raub, Michael Davis, Michael Schroeder and Andrew Bird. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the action-adventure stealth video game Metal Gear Solid. It was published on September 1, 2015. Metal Gear Solid was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 3 million times.
"From the developer that fired everyone who made their classic franchises comes the game series that’s named after three random, cool-sounding words in a row: Metal Gear Solid." ~ Honest Game Trailers - Metal Gear Solid
[Requests appear] Kept you waiting, huh?
From the developer that fired everyone who made their classic franchises comes a game series that's named after three random cool-sounding words in a row.
Metal Gear Solid
Prepare yourselves for the game that put the video in video games. In the twisted love child of anime and a Michael Bay movie. Where you take on a role of an international spy-- by watching 45-minute cutscenes and shooting a bunch of guys in the dick!
Experience the series that revolutionized storytelling in video games. With a plot so advanced, we still have no idea what the f*** is going on. As you dive into a setting that is that swings between slavish devotion to realism, [Naked Snake describes a M1911A1: "Thumb safety is extended to make it easier on the finger... A long-type trigger with non-slip grooves..."] and the goofiest bulls*** you've ever seen in a video game. [Johnny Sasaki discovered while trying to covertly take a dump. He farts].
Experience a franchise older than most of its fans, featuring: the MSX games you've never played [Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]; the one that blew your tiny child mind [Metal Gear Solid]; the one that made you play as this asshole [Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty]; the one with the alligator hat [Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater]; the one which explained everything with "coz' nanomachines" [Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots] [Montage of multiple characters saying "nanomachines." The guy trying to take a dump farts]. Let's see... what else? Metal Gear: Hearthstone [Metal Gear Acid] Metal Gear: Monster Hunter [Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker], Metal May Cry [Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance], and Metal Gear: Inflation Fetishes Jack Bauer [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain] [Clips of balloons rising into the air]. I hear it's great!
Step into the shoes of the world's foremost covert operative, Solid Snake... or is it Big Boss? Or sometimes this jerk [Raiden]. I... I don't know! I have no idea! And take on the world's most ridiculous terrorists like: gimp-suit-wearing psychics [Psycho Mantis], mini-gun-wielding shaman [Vulcan Raven], human beehives [The Pain], ghosts [The Sorrow] (No, really! Ghosts!); bisexual electric men [Colonel Volgin]; your dead brother inside another man's arm [Liquid Ocelot]; two separate characters that are immortal and want to die [Vamp] and the president who is also Snake's brother in a Doc Oc suit [Otacon]. ["It's like one of my Japanese animes!"]
Challenge the gameplay that's kept players mildly entertained with cutscenes for two decades! With advanced stealth techniques like: hiding in boxes, doing the worm, distracting your enemies with porn, and waiting for guards... [Elevator music]... forever. Come on! Or just go full Rambo and murder everyone in sight The take a break from the hours of codec conversations and battle the true enemy of the Metal Gear Solid series: the terrible controls!
Immerse yourself in the mind of gaming's Tarantino, Hideo Kojima. And experience the insane level of detail Metal Gear puts into pointless details as well as the innumerable secrets and Easter eggs hidden throughout the series -- about half of which are really creepy. [Paz in swimsuit: "Did you come here to swim? It's too dangerous. Stay away from me"]. Oh Japan, you so crazy!
So whether you think Kojima could do no wrong and everything in the game is intentional [Outer Haven's Mt. Rushmore-like sculptures rise from the seas] or you think the story is so far up its own ass, it'll never see the light of day. One thing is for sure, this totally doesn't work in real life. [Sneaking around in a cardboard box].
Starring: Snake Pliskin (Kiefer Sutherland as Big Boss); The Mighty Mighty Boss Clones (David Hayter as Solid Snake and Cam Clarke as Liquid Snake); John Carpenter (Patric Zimmerman as Revolver Ocelot); Professor Layton (Christopher Randolph as Dr. Hal "Otacon" Emmerich); You Don't Know Jack (Quinton Flynn as Raiden); Octopussy (John Cygan as Solidus Snake); Jane Lynch (Lori Alan as The Boss); The Voice of Samurai Jack (Phil LaMarr as Vamp); and Punctuation (Metal Gear exclamation point and alert noise).
Movie Gear Solid: Snakes in a Game
I'm tired of these motherf***ing snakes in this motherf***ing game!
Honest Game Trailers - Metal Gear Solid has a 97.2% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Joey Paur of Geek Tyrant wrote "This is one of those game franchises that really didn't hit with me. This trailer does a great job of explaining why with its accurate and very entertaining jabs." James O'Connor of VG 24/7 observed "this ‘Honest Trailer’ is more focused on all the weird places the series tends to go to. It’s a loving tribute, in that it has clearly been put together by people who have actually played the games, even if it does portray them in a bit of a negative light."
Ryan Winslett of CinemaBlend said the video offered "mostly accurate and extremely entertaining jabs at one of the most beloved series in games history. I may be a starry-eyed fan of all things Metal Gear, but even I can’t pretend that this most recent Honest Trailer doesn’t hit the nail on the head multiple times over. That’s part of the fun of this particular video series; it can be fun to laugh at the things we love. It’s kind of like when a cool celebrity is willing to go on Saturday Night Live and do a skit parodying themselves. I think one of the best parts of the video is actually a couple of the opening lines."
Executive Producers: Andy Signore and Smosh
Directed by Spencer Gilbert
Edited by: Max Song
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Title design by Robert Holtby
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