‘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: Peace Walker HD’

The Metal Gear Franchise has been around for nearly as long as video games have existed. It has left its mark on gaming as a whole and I’ve been covering the Metal Gear Solid series this year in a series of reviews. I’ve discussed and brought up that this series is known for its sometimes … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD’

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 3: Snake Eater HD

The Metal Gear Solid franchise is one that is outstanding in its delivery of intelligent and exciting narrative based games. Last month I took a long look at one of the series’ most intelligent entries with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. I praised the game for how the game controls and for it’s … Continue reading Retro Review: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD

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

Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes’

The Metal Gear Franchise is one of the longest running and most fascinating series in all of gaming. Taking inspiration from film and the gaming medium itself this series has sneaked its way into the hearts and minds of many gamers the world over. The series took a turn when brought to three dimensions in … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes’