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  • Ghibli 23 Mar 2013 15:05:59 64 posts
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    FFS, I'm wrestling gamely with the MGS2 controls, but by Christ, I can't beat Fatman. Any tips? I beat him on the original but I've forgotten how, and I think my addled game-brain and arthritic fingers are now too used to modern sissy control methods. =(

    Proper doing my nut.
  • Widge Moderator 23 Mar 2013 15:06:34 13,831 posts
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    I seem to remember crawling under things and taking potshots at his face.
  • Ghibli 23 Mar 2013 15:35:01 64 posts
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    @widge - aha! Will try that, thanks. Also at times am having trouble figuring out where the hell he's putting his bombs, but I'm sure I'll get there. I really want to get mgs2 done before I move on to 3, which - for my sins - I never played.
  • Flying_Pig 23 Mar 2013 17:27:20 13,054 posts
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    @JonFE - I recall shooting them in the leg to make them kneel, making for a better head shot. And running around like crazy whenever they launched their missiles
  • dsmx 23 Mar 2013 18:44:21 8,001 posts
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    Well I know the easy way of beating fatman I still remember it from playing it all those years ago, actually come to think of it there's 2 ways. first one is you use the nikita missle launcher on him, the second is far simpler you place claymore mines around the routes between the containers when he hits' one he falls to the ground when he does that either use the tranq darts on his head or a normal gun to do a bit more damage, then just repeat, make sure you have the mine detector out so you can see your claymores though
  • Deleted user 23 March 2013 18:47:01
    I managed it by running around, stopping and shooting him in the head before he shot.

    Edited by lukejones at 18:47:28 23-03-2013
  • JonFE 23 Mar 2013 22:55:36 1,483 posts
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    @Flying_Pig - Thanks. That's the strategy I'm using, but, apparently, I'm useless with the stinger and by the time I shoot for the head, I'm usually hit by their missiles.

    Not to mention that the time I finally got two of them in a row, I ended up surrounded by their replacements and dead within seconds...
  • bigshaba 23 Mar 2013 23:25:16 10 posts
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    how does it compare to ps3?
  • Banyans 24 Mar 2013 11:15:50 169 posts
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    @bigshaba I'd take the vita version out for a nice seafood dinner... The ps3 version I'd probably buy a Burger King.
  • SolidSCB 24 Mar 2013 16:26:00 8,842 posts
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    JonFE wrote:
    I can't for the life of me, beat the Metal Gear Ray bosses. The best I've done is two in a row, but other than that nothing...

    :cry:
    Stay as close to the ones that jump onto the platform as you can without them stomping you. Try to get them to go into an infinite loop with the water jet/laser. Just sidestep the laser and stinger the knee and the face. Rinse/repeat.
  • Deleted user 24 March 2013 16:34:45
    @JonFE I used the same technique as Flying_Pig, just make sure you listen out for the missiles bleeping and be aiming at the head as soon as you take out the knee. You have time to shoot as soon as they fire the missiles, but only a small amount of time.

    It took me nearly two hours of retries.
  • JonFE 24 Mar 2013 16:50:48 1,483 posts
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    @lukejones & @SolidSCB

    Thank you both. I'm sure I'll get them eventually, but that sure is a bitch of a bossfight.
  • Ghibli 24 Mar 2013 21:57:14 64 posts
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    @dsmx thanks for that. I nailed him tonight, using the claymore method. =)
  • bigshaba 24 Mar 2013 22:09:38 10 posts
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    @Banyans lol
  • sirtacos 24 Mar 2013 23:27:19 7,481 posts
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    How does one trigger the sniper battle in MGS3?

    Nvm, it's in Sokrovenno South

    Edited by sirtacos at 00:07:50 25-03-2013
  • Deleted user 22 July 2013 22:00:09
    anyone up for some peace walker online co-op?
  • aros 23 Jul 2013 12:48:26 4,260 posts
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    Can someone give me a quick outline of MGS controls? Should I start with 1 or 2 or 3? I'm thinking 1?
  • Flying_Pig 23 Jul 2013 12:50:23 13,054 posts
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    Chronologically, they go 3, 1, 2

    But I'd definitely play them in the order which they were released.
  • PazJohnMitch 23 Jul 2013 13:01:03 10,149 posts
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    So far I have played 2, 3, 1.

    Intend to play 2 again soon though as I want to play 4. (Sadly I thought 2 was a bit shit when I played it initially).
  • CosmicFuzz 23 Jul 2013 13:05:39 29,062 posts
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    You need to play them in order of release to get the full impact of the story and characters. I recently finished playing through all 4 again and they were great. Going to replay peace walker before 5 comes out too.
  • PazJohnMitch 23 Jul 2013 13:09:01 10,149 posts
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    I thought 3, 1, 2, 4 would make most sense story wise?

    Although doesn't 3 pretty much stands apart in a different trilogy with the PSP games? (Not played either of those).
  • Cannon_Fodder 23 Jul 2013 13:42:20 222 posts
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    3, 1, 2, 4 might be the order of the story but I agree with CosmicFuzz, playing them in order of release is best. Might just be me but I've really enjoyed discovering the links between characters over the years. From MGS1 it felt like there was a lot up in the air (or a lot left to the imagination) and slowly parts slot into place. It's funny how they have managed to make you feel like you understand something which makes no practical sense most of the time.

    And I agree, 2 was a bit shit.
  • H1ggyLTD 21 Jul 2015 16:45:54 2,725 posts
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  • SteJones 27 Jul 2015 03:41:45 217 posts
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    I replayed 2 when I got the Vita collection. How on earth did the game get 96 on metacritic?
  • Ziz0u 7 Aug 2015 08:40:35 8,950 posts
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    Is there any way to load a save any quicker in MGS 3? :( It's putting me off. Having to quit to title screen and wait through a couple of screens. It's literally quicker just letting Snake be killed but that is still too long as well.

    It's extra frustrating because the game actually loads saves pretty quickly once you eventually get to the title screen and can select 'load game'...
  • Flying_Pig 7 Aug 2015 08:55:51 13,054 posts
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    Not that I recall...
  • Ziz0u 7 Aug 2015 09:07:15 8,950 posts
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    Oh well, guess I'll just have to learn to roll with the punches rather than want to load when I mess up a section.
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