Today, there are very few “secret characters” in video games. Most of them are discovered within days, if not hours, of the game’s release and circulated so quickly and widely on social media that you never get a chance to find them on your own Is.
But in the old days, the ability to play as various occult characters was learned in only a few ways: through physical magazines and guides that you had to ask your mom to buy for you, schoolboys, or the early Internet. , as was filled with rumors true and false like the seas during the Age of Exploration (and just as slow and difficult to navigate.)
And for every real mystery, there was a fake one we wanted to be true, like how to revive Aerith in Final Fantasy VII, or play as the secret boss reptile in the original Mortal Kombat, but they were usually fake. .
Unless… they weren’t?
These games include hidden characters that can only be found through hidden knowledge. The people who took so much time, luck and made the processes so complicated, only a select few managed to uncover them.
Did anyone do VR training in the original Metal Gear? You know, the arcade style tutorials/challenges are separate from the main story? I guess you can’t have too much of a good thing, but with Metal Gear Solid being, well, Metal Gear Solid, one of Playstation’s best and most defining games, a few extras, stand-alone The levels just seemed superfluous to deal with.
It’s no big surprise that the expansion, Metal Gear Solid: Special Missions (also known as VR Missions), didn’t blip too much on anyone’s radar. After all, it didn’t continue the Metal Gear Solid storyline—it just added a bunch of new VR training levels.
Unfortunately, anyone who drops this seemingly bulky package misses out on something we all wanted but never imagined to be real:
Ability to play as cyborg ninja, Gray Fox.
Granted, you had to complete the bulk of the game as Snake to unlock Ninja Mode, but once you did, you were treated to an entirely new way to play MGS; Run like the wind, become invisible, flip over enemy heads and take them backwards with a lightning-fast slash.
Nothing personal, baby.