Phantom Pain theories survey

Some guy at Reddit has conducted a survey on which theories people believe.  I found the results interesting!

For example, more than twice as many people believe that Big Boss is replaced with a doppelganger at some point during the game than believe the “Quiet is Chico” theory.  More people still believe that Quiet is related to Sniper Wolf, and the majority of people believe she’s related to The End!  Of course that’s just one slice of the Metal Gear community.

Theory: Skull Face found in MGS3? Dr. Clark’s role in MGSV

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(The original picture — which I’ve edited to include names — and this theory, both come directly from this SnakeSoup post by member Gentapo, so give that guy credit (or ridicule) for connecting the dot.)

Below are my thoughts on its plausibility and implications.  I miss the days of longshot Metal Gear theories and rampant speculation, so now I’m going to indulge…!

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“MGS4: Sold Out” Part 13: Meryl’s Not Interested

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After an extremely long hiatus, I present the 13th installment of MGS4: Sold Out!  This one deals with the changed dynamic between Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh.

UPDATE:  This is actually the 13th installment!  I forgot to update the classic site’s index page and totally forgot about Part 12: Resistance Gamer Kids!!

Only For Revenge: Kojima’s Secrecy And Obsession With Misunderstanding

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: Only For Revenge

 As the strange tale of Kojima’s meta-narrative becomes more complex and epic, when can we expect to see him tip his hand and explain everything?  Why hasn’t he done this yet?  Why does he keep his genius secret?

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Did VGX read my The Last of Us review and change their mind about it?

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This happened the day before the VGX awards… Coincidence?  Hinting?  Or consequence?

I changed history folks.  That’s one less “Game of the Year” accolade to slap on the back of The Last of Us box, and one less pillar to uphold the neofeminist crusade.  We all know that VGX awards are the highest authority, after all… Ha ha.

VGX gave The Last of Us three awards. (Best Voice Actor, Best Voice Actress, and Best PlayStation Game.)  That’s only one award short of my prediction, which means if they had given it “Game of the Year”, my prediction would have been correct!  Spooky.

(For those who weren’t paying attention, Grand Theft Auto V won their “Game of the Year” award, which fake intellectuals and insecure liberals are trying to condemn, despite being a crowning achievement of production, game design, and yes, even writing this generation.  I may have to explain why in a separate post some time.)