Don’t worry, everyone, I haven’t snapped and become catatonic quite yet. Thus, this review!
May be over with, half a year since last update
Hyperbole has many uses. Some people use it in metaphors in order to get into the pants minds pants of the lovely ladies. Some employ it while creating political posters, bonus points for a comparison to Adolf Hitler. Sometimes it works well in sarcastic remarks.
A key use for it, however, is in comedy. After all, why say something when you can SHOUT IT AND PUT IN GIANT IMAGES?!
That’s essentially the approach that the Hiimdaisy Comics takes when poking fun at video games, namely the Mother and Metal Gear Solid bunch.
The odd thing of it all is that, while I can’t vouch for Mother, the Metal Gear Solid comics, exaggerated characters notwithstanding, follow the plot of the game pretty closely. After all, why would you have to make new material for MGS? The story itself is practically one crazy party by itself because Hideo Kojima is nuttier than a squirrel’s winter home.
You think that I’m kidding? There’s not a single point in the comics that isn’t in the game. This includes Otacon saying, and I quote, “I guess now would be a good time to mention that my father killed himself because I slept with my stepmother”. While his father was drowning himself and Otacon’s sister. What a dandy is he!
That being said, if for some reason you want to play through the series but didn’t get around to it in the (checks Wikipedia) seven years since the third game came out… and you still own a PS2, and track down all the games, and oh fuck it. <Spoiler alert> ARE YOU HAPPY.
Of course, you’re wondering if it’s any good at all. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is yes, you twit. I wouldn’t be writing such nice words about it if it was terrible!
However, it may be a conditional love, like a girlfriend that loves you as long as you pay her by the hour (it adds up). See, I’m a fan of the MGS series. Well, a limited fan, I liked 1,2 and 4, but never got a chance to play 3, much to my chagrin. Apparently that’s the game where everyone lost their minds and the plot shot itself in the head. It lived however, in a catatonic state for six years before awakening and finding its mind addled beyond repair. My, what a convoluted metaphor. Still, take this with a grain of salt, as Your Mileage May Vary.
In all, I enjoyed the comics. The exaggerated, simplistic style was entertaining, and it’s funny, plain and simple. Have fun!