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    Friendly debate: Who's the better Soldier? Big Boss or Solid Snake

    Ard! Was having a debate with a friend of mine and he was telling him how "All-World" Solid Snake is. Seeing as I'm a bigger fan of Big Boss, I told him about the struggle and hardships of Big Boss in MGS3. I think Big Boss had it tougher than Snake in the battlefield. I mean, the man pissed his pants from Human Voltage and then got shot in the eye, lol!

    I will say, though....



    With that being said, I still think Big Boss is better! He had to fight The End, The Boss, an entire nation to complete the mission! But enough of that... who do you think is better. Let's discuss, MGS fans.

    P.S - In a non-story driven battle, Big Boss beats Snake. Sorry kids


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    Big Boss in his absolute prime will take Solid Snake down in his.
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    big boss, snake at it easier with all the tech he gets from otacon.

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    Well technically they are the same person but I'd say Big Boss, he had less technology than his clone.

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    Snake got everything he knows from Big Boss. It's in his genes. Big boss hands down. Without Big Boss, Snake wouldn't be.




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    technically, they are the same person


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    Quote Originally Posted by Funeralfog View Post
    technically, they are the same person
    Yep. Big boss came first so he gets the edge imo.




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    I chose Big Boss, a.k.a. Naked Snake, a.k.a. ****ING BADASS!

    Here's why

    - He knows CQC and is up par to the former Boss or even stronger because he learned more techniques later on throughout peace walker era incident, and not only that, but he did help develop CQC in the first place

    - Better survival skills. Big Boss can adapt to any environment

    - Strong leader. He formed MSF, and Outer Heaven.

    But Solid Snake is awesome too cause he can adapt with the times and any technology. He's also an expert marksman and he can take a lot of pain, like his father.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    I chose Big Boss, a.k.a. Naked Snake, a.k.a. ****ING BADASS!

    Here's why

    - He knows CQC and is up par to the former Boss or even stronger because he learned more techniques later on throughout peace walker era incident, and not only that, but he did help develop CQC in the first place

    - Better survival skills. Big Boss can adapt to any environment

    - Strong leader. He formed MSF, and Outer Heaven.

    But Solid Snake is awesome too cause he can adapt with the times and any technology. He's also an expert marksman and he can take a lot of pain, like his father.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    I chose Big Boss, a.k.a. Naked Snake, a.k.a. ****ING BADASS!

    Here's why

    - He knows CQC and is up par to the former Boss or even stronger because he learned more techniques later on throughout peace walker era incident, and not only that, but he did help develop CQC in the first place

    - Better survival skills. Big Boss can adapt to any environment

    - Strong leader. He formed MSF, and Outer Heaven.

    But Solid Snake is awesome too cause he can adapt with the times and any technology. He's also an expert marksman and he can take a lot of pain, like his father.
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    Well, Solid Snake doesn't have the advantage here due to age...because that means experience and well, he's a clone so that sorta messes things up.

    SS was brought up in a very controlled environment whereas BB learned everything hands on, from the best of the best, and the hard way.

    There's just no competition. SS was always supposed to be a mere shadow of BB.

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    Yes and no. While they are the same person, they do have different personalities. Yeah he's a clone, but not a walking drone version which is why I posted this. But Dre won the thread, haha.


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    Neither, because they both (inevitably die).

    In the paraphrased words of Snake: Soldiers stay on the battlefield, bound to fight wars, and they never go home. Or something like that.

    And since they both die, they both abandon their beliefs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelios View Post
    Neither, because they both (inevitably die).

    In the paraphrased words of Snake: Soldiers stay on the battlefield, bound to fight wars, and they never go home. Or something like that.

    And since they both die, they both abandon their beliefs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelios View Post
    Neither, because they both (inevitably die).

    In the paraphrased words of Snake: Soldiers stay on the battlefield, bound to fight wars, and they never go home. Or something like that.

    And since they both die, they both abandon their beliefs.
    This doesn't make any sense lol Neither of them abandoned their beliefs, their beliefs changed (MGS4 ending)

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    Off-topic-

    Amazon has the 360 version of MGS HD Collection for "half" the price of the PS3 version... what gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    I chose Big Boss, a.k.a. Naked Snake, a.k.a. ****ING BADASS!

    Here's why

    - He knows CQC and is up par to the former Boss or even stronger because he learned more techniques later on throughout peace walker era incident, and not only that, but he did help develop CQC in the first place

    - Better survival skills. Big Boss can adapt to any environment

    - Strong leader. He formed MSF, and Outer Heaven.

    But Solid Snake is awesome too cause he can adapt with the times and any technology. He's also an expert marksman and he can take a lot of pain, like his father.
    This pretty much sums up everything I wanted to add to the discussion.

    Solid Snake is awesome, but Big Boss is the original. Both kick ass though.

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    I'm going with Snake. You can never underestimate a snake in the grass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DayWalker View Post
    Off-topic-

    Amazon has the 360 version of MGS HD Collection for "half" the price of the PS3 version... what gives?
    Because it's a staple on the Sony system. A lot more people think Playstation when they think the MGS series to be honest. Gamestop online don't even sell the PS3 edition anymore, they only have the 360 version left. I got lucky in getting the Limited Edition from the Lamestop I got it from near my father's house.


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    Yeah id have to give the edge to Big Boss over Solid Snake. less technology meant harder physical and mental training and focus, you probably couldnt always rely on the tech of his era and he had to do camoflage the old school way. facepaint and different BDU's and using crocodile heads to hide from guards. Big Boss definately had it harder in his time than Solid Snake did. and No, they are not the same person. Just genetically are they the same. If i were to go and find DNA from Adolf Hitler, clone him, and have him raised with a nice family from like, San Fransisco or something, what are the odds he would try taking over the world? hed probably be to pre-occupied with taking over the coreography of the next gay pride parade dancers, so with that in mind, NO, they are not the same person. everything they have is identical except for life experiences.


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    Big Boss & Solid Snake are very different people, Solid Snake may have been cloned but he doesn't think like Big Boss.
    Solid Snake was the one left to clean up the mess, he was the imperfect clone which in the end made him superior
    you seen what Big Boss went though in MGS3 and that makes him the better soldier? yet people seem to forget Solid Snake has been thou more or less the same 10 fold with the advances of technology against him, he just didn't lose a eye.
    And judging by Solid Snake's character, if he had received the same survival training he would have completed the Snake Eater mission more efficiently, imo
    Solid Snake is easily the better soldier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funeralfog View Post
    technically, they are the same person
    They have the same genetics doesn't mean they are the same person. Life experiences shape you just as much as, if not more than genetics.

    This would be like saying identical twins are the same person, because their genetics are the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by ps3freak18 View Post
    Snake got everything he knows from Big Boss. It's in his genes. Big boss hands down. Without Big Boss, Snake wouldn't be.
    So your father is a better than you, because without him, you would not be.
    Is this essentially your argument here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakihara_Anjo View Post



    So your father is a better than you, because without him, you would not be.
    Is this essentially your argument here?
    I think that was pretty clear. Without Big Boss donating his DNA to whomever, Solid Snake, Solidus and Liquid would not exist. Cause&effect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    I think that was pretty clear. Without Big Boss donating his DNA to whomever, Solid Snake, Solidus and Liquid would not exist. Cause&effect.
    That really is your argument? I really thought I was misunderstanding, because it makes little sense.
    Your argument would mean each generation is worse then the one before. Your parents donated DNA to you, their parents donated to them.

    By your arguments some small fish that first grew a spine millions of years ago is far greater than any of us, because without that species we would not exist.

    You mention cause and effect. But ignore that effect can be much greater then the cause.

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    Based on gameplay, I say Big Boss. "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" is the finest example of stealth gameplay I've ever experienced in a game. Switching camoflauge, eating animals, sniper face-off...Solid Snake is in the top bracket of game experiences, but Big Boss is near the top of that bracket.

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