‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

I began my time here at Up Your Geek with a lot of hopes and a lot of goals. I wanted to explore new territories as a writer and I wanted to do work that would be engaging not only from a place of having fun, but also a place of smart analysis of popular … Continue reading ‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

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Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ ‘Ground Zeroes’ & ‘The Phantom Pain’

The Metal Gear Solid Franchise is a legendary series with many games under its banner and the impact it has made on the gaming culture and gaming as a medium is immense.  It’s widely respected and admired for its unique qualities including its well-told, but convoluted narrative. This story is deep and can be traced … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ ‘Ground Zeroes’ & ‘The Phantom Pain’

Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’

The Metal Gear Solid series’ unique traits make it work so incredibly well. It is able to deliver on a unique cinematically pleasing game that often avoids the issues that many other game franchises generally fall into. It’s fantastic delivery of long and convoluted narratives while having enough twists and turns makes playing one of … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’

Retro Review: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD

The Metal Gear Solid Franchise is a video game franchise certainly worthy of analysis and review. Last month I dived into the franchise with my review of Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. I praised the game for it’s effective controls, good graphics, and excellent storytelling. With the first game finished I decided to take … Continue reading Retro Review: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD