Time for some things I found while digging through the old archives.
Did this one back in early 2005
, when I was playing MGS 3 all day long, (fantastic game, been through it on Hard, Extreme and European Extreme .. twice) and loved every second of it.
On bit, however, made my especially impressed.
The battle with The End could be, and I mean it, the best boss-battle ever made in a Video Game. And I've played more or less everything worth playing.
Kefka, Bowser, Sepiroth, Virgil, Ridley, Mike Tyson, Dr. Wily, Ganondorf, Wizpig, RAAM, Mother Brain, Jecht, Whatever-name-the-arm-robot-from-Gradius-bears, Samurai-dude in Shenmue, Lavos, Captain Blue on V-rated.
Even the 2 hour long last boss of Skies of Arcadia and the last boss of FFVIII when all my guys were on lvl 100.
You name it.
But The End ... the End, he's special.
The jungle ... full of places to hide and things to hide behind .. and he'll still find you. You got 100% of camo, hiding in some grass and you think you got the old man in the middle of the scope's sight. Then .. it turns out it's just a tree, and there you are, scared ..sweating .. not knowing where the hell the little scary old man is hiding. That's when you hear it; "The end .. is always near", as if he was standing right behind you, siper locked on some vital part of your body.
Bam, and the battle ends.
On European Extreme ... I had no bullets and had to HIT the old man to defeat him .. it took 1 hour and 54 minutes to do, and was bonechilling from start to finish (on mistake, and you gotta restart).
I love the battle with The End. This is my tribute to Kojima's best boss ever.
Things that might be good to know concerning this picture:
It's kinda half-old, so some things are a bit fishy.
The End is supposed to be taller than he is in game, and taller than Snake. Why? Because I wanted to give him the upper hand, the feeling of him just growing out of the ground to kill you.
Yes, them leaves were teh pain.
PS Find a snake, a parrot, a frog and a spider, if you're hardcore
Obviously, the first two ain't that hard xD