MGS Ground Zeroes may tell the story of Solid Snake's genesis
- Posted August 31st, 2012 at 10:09 EDT by Timothy Nunes
- 12 Comments
At the end of Snake Eater, the president was confronted briefly with the idea of having Big Boss head a FOX unit, which would handle all "top secret sneaking missions" for the United States. Since Big Boss went his separate way and created Outer Heaven in the PlayStation Portable title Peace Walker, the next best option to run the FOX unit is none other than the man who headed Operation Snake Eater: Major Zero.
Zero will likely be the villain in Ground Zeros, because of two reasons: the tie to the confrontation with Big Boss and Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4; and because Major Zero took the genes from Big Boss for the LesEnfants Terribles Project, which could be done in a similar way that happened to Snake in MGS4 with the new strain of FOXDIE that was sneaked into his system.
At the end of MGS4, Big Boss sought to start back at zero, because "one becomes ten, ten becomes one hundred." Since the title to this next-next-generation installment is Ground Zeros, it must begin with the creation of Liquid Snake and Solid Snake; it could be the uprising of Major Zero and the FOX Unit, but the plural use of zero eludes away from that. If this truly is the case, the game will also take place in 1972, give or take, depending on how Hideo Kojima will develop and deliver his plot.
That could also go one of two ways: either emphasize the looming hatred between Big Boss and Major Zero, or build up the deceit between them with the Les Enfants Terribles Project being the big reveal near the end. Since Solid Snake's history is with the Green Berets and Zero wasn't involved with it at all - Big Boss was the first boss he had to encounter - it'll probably emphasize the events leading up to Les Enfants Terribles. Unless, of course, Kojima makes Major Zero the voice on the radio as Solid Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven in a callback to the original Metal Gear.
Anyway, the Snake brothers are also alluded to in the Ground Zeros reveal as "After FOX, two phantoms were born." Unless this is a spin-off, which Kojima has never done himself before in the MGS series, the closing aspects of the game should involve the creation of Solid and Liquid Snake; personally, I hope it covers exactly how the FOX Unit went about the Super Baby Method mentioned by Liquid in the original MGS.
The story of Big Boss is still very rich, since Peace Walker didn't dabble into the creation of the FOX Unit or Les Enfants Terribles. It would be far less complicated to create a spin-off, but Kojima loves MGS far too much to do that - we hope. Big Boss still has a lot to tell us, and we hope it heads in this direction.
- 1:29pm EDT - August 31st, 2012
Idk but there's something kind of off about big bosses look to me for some reason. He face doesnt look as badazz or something. But I cant put my finger on it.
- 3:06pm EDT - August 31st, 2012
If it goes back..........I'm not buying it.
- 3:16pm EDT - August 31st, 2012
@2 I feel your pain. Prequels are so cheap. Especially if done more than once in a single series.
- 4:31pm EDT - August 31st, 2012
There are things in the past that you still dont know even after the full reveal in MGS4 or at the very least things that can be expanded upon to better explain it all. There's no reason a prequel has to be lame as long as it gives you new perspective on the present or makes way for a new chapter in the future (by which I mean PS4 not like the flying car-jetsons future way). Plus a new engine with great graphics and more crazy Kojima Hijinks™? I'm in as soon as I find mroe money to throw at the screen.
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 12:06am EDT - September 1st, 2012
remember 1972 liquid and solid were born les fant terribley i think its called , prolly explaining the fight between the boss and zero , who knows? im gonna buy it!
- 6:44am EDT - September 1st, 2012
@2 @3 two of the most stupid comments i have read, they cant go forward.....unless big boss is a zombie
- 3:25pm EDT - September 1st, 2012
@6 You're an idiot. I wasn't the one speculating whether or not it would be a retroactive title. I just said I felt his pain.
- 9:28pm EDT - September 1st, 2012
Is this big boss (naked snake) or is it solid snake (our beloved hero from mgs 1)
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 8:16am EDT - September 3rd, 2012
I think the game is going to be taking place in the past. I watched the video a few times, and a lot of the objects in the surrounding are old design, even the military jeeps. They haven't used those jeeps in service since the early 70's.
- 10:18am EDT - September 3rd, 2012
@8 It's Big Boss. Really, the only part of the MGS realm that hasn't been really detailed or clarified is his story, so that's all that Kojima can really do with it. Fortunately, the story of Big Boss is incredibly rich in plot, so he can easily take advantage of that for Ground Zeroes and, since GZ is the prologue to it, MGS5.
- 1:34am EDT - September 20th, 2012
Operation Snake Eater: 1964
- 7:02am EDT - September 29th, 2012
i think they will remake Metal gear 2: solid snake from MSX , where big boss and snake met the first
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