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31 Days: Day 13 - Surviving


Sometimes games can be scary for very poor reasons. Having a jump scare fiesta is one way in which a game can be frightening (at first) while still being a terrible game. Other times a game is simply so awful that it scares you. Metal Gear Survive is the latter of the 2.


The World Beyond the Wormhole - Metal Gear Survive

Let me start by saying that I’m actually not burnt out of survival horror games or zombies. I am still looking for that one game that will manage to tick all my boxes. So when they announced Metal Gear Survive a small part of me felt some excitement. I was still rather sour to the idea of Konami in general for a plethora of reasons. Still the idea of “zombies” in metal gear is an interesting one on its own. The zombies in survive look terrible in my opinion, but there was potential. Sadly all of that was squandered with a subpar story, overall poor mechanics, and bad gameplay.

This is such a shame because the music actually isn’t too bad. The theme of Dite or the world beyond is suitably creepy and conveys that wasteland theme rather well. A dying song for a world that struggles to live on, a song for the dead.

This is actually rather apt considering that the heart that made Metal Gear a thing has mostly moved onto other work, leaving the series an empty husk that is forced to walk on by the will of Konami. A truly frightening fate for such a beloved series. Rather than squandering your time with such a subpar game it is probably best to play Phantom Pain [Steam: Q8LL7-CAE9A-HDAY6]. As I’ve noted in prior years there are plenty of spooks to be had within the game. A far better alternative to wasting your time in Survive.

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).