In 2001, Hideo Kojima and his team at released Metal Gear Solid 2: The Sons of Liberty. A perfectly crafted tactical espionage action game that not only elevates the genre of it but also about the means.
Unlocking VR Missions
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance features VR missions to test the player’s mettle. Usually, one unlocks them gradually by completing the early stages. If one has The Document of MGS2, and interactive special features disc sold separately, they can unlock every mission from the start.
All they need to do is complete a small sample of the VR task on disk and then save it. The substance will view the file and unlock all quests for the player to do at their leisure. Unfortunately, this trick is not possible with HD re-releases.
Shooting Out The Lights
Vamp is one of the more difficult bosses. He is lightning fast, accurate, and can stop the player from tracking by throwing a knife at Raiden’s shadow. Any quick thinker can counter this deadly trick by firing a flashlight.
In the early days of PS2, players were unfamiliar with such an interactive game world, so shooting light wouldn’t be the first thing on their minds.
Codec – Metal Gear Solid 2
Codecs provide almost endless chats for players. Not only is it a surefire way to integrate instructions, objective markup, and explanations, but certain chats are only triggered if the player does something special. Otacon, for example, will scold the player if they hurt his sister Emma Emmerich. Raiden can also stand under guard while he frees himself, and the colonel will sympathize with him. Having people on the other end gives it a personality that makes the game feel alive.
Mei Ling is sadly absent from the main story, the aggressive analyst saving Snake’s progress in Metal Gear Solid has no place in the sequel’s story. However, she will make a guest appearance if the player saves enough time in the Tank Chapter. Otacon tries to convey the same old Snake maxims as Mei Ling did in the 1998 title, but repeatedly distorts the meaning. Finally, Mei Ling bursts in and berates the scientist for his flaws and tells Snake the proper meaning of a phrase. Luckily, she’s back in full force in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
Hidden Ocelot – Metal Gear Solid 2
While in Ray’s photo stand, the Revolver Ocelot can be seen waiting in the dark. By climbing through a vent in the Third Compartment in the lower right corner of the room, one can reach a height where they see Ocelot near one of Ray’s legs. They can take a picture and send it to Otacon, who is already charismatic enough but doesn’t indicate that it’s the classic villain. Unfortunately, there’s nothing the player can do to interact with Ocelot or prevent him from destroying the ship.
Shaver – Metal Gear Solid 2
In Plant’s Deep Sea Dock on Strut A, Raiden can find a Shaver he gave to Pliskin during their first encounter. Although it seemed to have little effect, Snake ended up using it while they were using the Arsenal Gear. He will appear with Raiden with a shaved face. It’s not intended for gameplay, but it’s nice to see the character look a little closer to how he did in Metal Gear Solid.