Terminal Lance Solid #4

December 12, 2017

It can’t be! The twists and turns of the Metal Gear Solid story are really what set it apart from other games upon its release and today. What starts as a fairly straightforward military mission is soon turned on its head with unpredictable variables like cyborg ninjas, evil twins, and government conspiracies.

It’s kind of like the real military life, except instead of your best friends returning to life as cyborg ninjas, you’re more likely to be shocked and awed by infidelity and STD’s over the course of your contract. The only government plot that exists is the dark shadow of the Green Weenie trying to fuck you hanging over your every thought and action.

Okay, so maybe it’s not like the real military life at all.

(If the last lines of this comic are new to you, I really recommend reading “The White Donkey: Terminal Lance” for some context.)

On a slightly related note, I have no idea what the fuck Death Stranding is about, but I’m gonna buy it day one collector’s edition for sure.



Terminal Lance Solid #3

December 8, 2017

Hey… You’re that Ninja…

It’s hard not to feel bad for the random guards in the Metal Gear Solid games. A while back I realized that, while everyone wishes they were the badass guy in a bandana, they’re actually the poor asshole standing post. As a Lance Corporal you’re not Solid Snake, you’re the sad, random douchebag that he slaughters his way through to beat the game.

This is especially apparent in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, when you’re at Guantanamo Bay sneaking your way through Marines. I couldn’t help but wince every time I had to plow through the poor souls that happened to be standing post that day as I played through the game.

Stay tuned next week for the next Terminal Lance Solid!