Metal Gear Solid Expert, StrataTek Studios
Charlie Anderson has been a fan of the Metal Gear Series since the original title that launched for NES. He considers himself a huge gamer since his early years, and has put in countless hours of game play in perfecting his Metal Gear tactics for both the game and online play.
Metal Gear Solid 4-Tips & Tricks
Gaming expert Charlie Anderson demonstrates how to play Metal Gear Solid 4 including some tips for Boss fights, as well as how to find some awesome secret items.
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Charlie Anderson: Hi, Charlie Anderson here, Metal Gear Solid 4 expert. In this section I want to go over some tips and tricks in the game. Some tips for Boss fights, as well as how to find some awesome secret items. There is a lot of secret items in this game, I am not going to go over every single one of them, I want to give some good pointers on some good stuff. Alright, so this is Laughing Octopus. I am going to show you some tips and tricks real quick on how to survive this encounter, especially on the Boss Extreme. Laughing Octopus will do a number of attack, and pretty much wants to try to -- when she is shooting, find out when she shoots, dodge her attack, and then jump in and try to hit some shots off right at the end of her attack. She is also going to do this thing right here, which are these little bombs that try to seek you out and kill you, so you just want to run away and avoid them, and they will eventually just go off on their own. If they do get on you, you would have to jump and get off of them. You locate your Radar, she doesn't show up, but what she does is she hides using the Octo-Camo, and she is going to try to lure you out to find her. I am just going to do something real quick to show you what she would look like, let me try to find her. She has a bunch of things that she tries to hide, but if you look right here, you can see her right here, so I will let just it on, and what not, and try to do a couple of things. It is pretty much rinse and repeat. She is going to do this attack which she will jump on you, she will go into a ball and then jump on you, and she will also try to hit you with her tentacles, and what not. But when she does that ball attack, you want to get up high, so that way she can't roll. Pretty much, if she hits you, she will kill you. That's pretty much -- that's some good strategies and tips and tricks for Laughing Octopus. She is not that hard, you have just got to keep at it. If you need ammo, you always have Drebin Shop to buy ammo, for your weapons. Grenades are really good and really useful against her, especially Flashbangs; other grenades that really knock her down. That's pretty much it for the Laughing Octopus.
In Metal Gear Solid 4, there is a lot of cool stuff you can get. I am going to show you a couple of things of how to obtain them; actually I am just going to show you the items, I am actually not going to show you how to obtain them because it takes too long to get, but I will tell you how to do it. You can get a few Face Camo stuff; you get this later on in the game, Face Camo; you get a young version of snakes, so if you seen that trailer about him that's how this came about; you get him with a headband. You get a pixelated one from Metal Gear Solid 1, which is kind of wild. Then, these are the cool things, you get actually all the beauties that you will be facing later on. I am actually in Act 5 right now, so I don't have the Mantis yet. But you get this. If you want to get these beauties' faces, what you need to do is you need to take them out first, and then from there you use the Anesthetic Pistol or use the Stun Grenades to stun them and not kill them, and then you will get their faces. This will actually work to your advantage in some places, because if you equip their faces and then walk around, the guards will not attack you, will not see you, so its kind of cool, its kind of a way to do it. There is one thing that you can do, its the best item in the game, its the Camouflage, Stealth Camo. It is ridiculously impossible to get, but if you can do it, hats off to you.
What you to do is you have to play the game, Big Boss Extreme or the Boss Extreme setting, and you have to not kill anybody, not get seen; not killing anybody includes the Bosses, not get seen, not use any recovered items, and beat the game in under five hours. It's pretty crazy. I am about halfway there; I am almost into Act 3 right now, about an hour-and-a-half, and slowly but surely, it takes a long time to do, because you pretty much save every single chance you possibly can get. So that's how to do it. Here's some cool stuff, its pretty wild if you ever want to play, make Snake feed chick, here we go, here is your chance. That's it for some special items.
Alright, so that was tips and tricks. Next up is we are going to go over Metal Gear Online; how to set up your account.