“MAGE CAST” episode #011 – !


Yes, the episode title really is “!”.

Gravelly voices abound in this Metal Gear Solid episode on the origins of TWRM and the pun name, the PS1 Classic, a Metal Gear franchise overview, what’s canon and what’s not, the unique pitfalls of cinematic storytelling, stealth as a genre vs a mechanic, messing with people after getting optical camouflage, our favorite scenes and characters in MGS1, the importance of ESRB ratings as a parent, the embarrassing story of “the music room”, Solid Snake’s ethics of killing and justification of murder, sympathetic villains and the legacy of a father, auteur theory, the growing chasm between critics and fans, Batman vs Solid Snake, and recording myself watching a trailer for the first time.


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-The Well-Red Mage


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