Retro Wrap-Up: Metal Gear Solid Edition

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

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Retro Wrap-Up - Metal Gear Solid | oprainfall

Another week is behind us, ladies and gentlemen. And while I could make a Retro Wrap-Up devoted to all things Castlevania in honor of Igarashi’s work on the series and the interesting news recently…I have my heart set on another franchise from Konami. Has everyone who’s interested gotten their hands on the newest Metal Gear Solid game? Let’s take a look back! In the spirit of tactical espionage action, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team—me—brings you Metal Gear Solid’s few-and-far-between TV moments here in the United States.

(Courage is solid? I guess so!)
Here are the highlights from this past week (formatted a little differently):

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (Vita) courtesy of Steve Baltimore
Weapon Shop de Omasse courtesy of Jeff Neuenschwander
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles courtesy of Phil Schipper
UnEpic and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy courtesy of Guy Rainey
– And finally there’s a review of, Yoshi’s New Island courtesy of yours truly.

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The Downpour Podcast Episode 45
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Yu Suzuki “Researching” Ways to Fund New Shenmue Game
Evangelion Collaboration Now Live in Puzzle & Dragons
Various NIS America Titles See PSN Price Drop
– And, as I alluded to earlier, Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami

How do you all like the new way I formatted the Retro Wrap-Up this week? I got feedback asking for bullet-style as opposed to paragraph form like it has been in the past, so I figured I’d give this a try. Want to reach out to me? Do you have any awesome ideas for the retro commercials I should try to find next time? Email or send a tweet. Of course, you can always let me know in the comments below!

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