As I was reminded when I visited Jay Payne’s place yesterday, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is officially out. And while the game has scored strong reviews despite some rocky drama during production, the franchise as a whole is still wide open for a good ribbing.

The folks over at Smosh Games have given the MGS series the “Honest Trailer” treatment, and the results are hilariously true and hard to deny.

Personally, I’m a lapsed MGS fan. I lost interest somewhere around Snake Eater and the arrival of the X-Box 360. That said, I am a fan of and still own Metal Gear Solid on PS1 and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty on PS2. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t openly admit that, for me, the painfully convoluted plotlines were secondary to just how great those games played. Then again, I don’t typically go into a game for story in the first place, so plenty of MGS’s philosophical musings were rather easy for me to ignore.

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Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for, OfNote Magazine, and His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.