I have a kind of nostalgic bond with 1998’s Metal Gear Solid.

The summer prior to my freshmen year of college, I worked as a temp in order to pay for school (food, gas, etc). I was down to a few hundred dollars after purchasing textbooks and other necessities. Which is around the point that I decided that I needed some form of escapism that didn’t involve spending money after class. I purchased Hideo Kojima‘s Metal Gear Solid for $50 or so and proceeded to spend my non-study hours exploring every nook and cranny of Alaska’s Fox Archipelago.

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Pathetically and awesomely, that game was the one constant during a time when everything around me was changing dramatically.

The following 1980s-styled trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain isn’t quite the same nostalgic haze that I referred to above, but it perfectly captures exactly what it felt like playing Snake Plissken all those years ago.

Well done, Mr. Max Scoville and IGN.

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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 BamnComics.com, 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 ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. 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.