Remember back in June of 2008, when the heavens opened and bestowed upon us the wonder that was Metal Gear Solid 4? It was to be the “Game of the Forever” for MGS fans. It was the killer app, the system seller, the reason you had to own a PS3. And to be fair, it was just about the only thing the PS3 had going for it at the time. I had several friends who purchased a PS3 just for MGS4, but as a PS3 owner from just after launch, I was just happy to have something good to play. And honestly it was pretty great.
Shortly after the game launched, Sony started the roll out of their Trophy system. Gamers everywhere began asking the logical question “When is Konami going to patch in trophy support?” To which Konami replied simply, “We’re not.” I, along with many others, figured that was simply PR speak for, “We’re not announcing anything yet. (wink, wink)” Nope. Turns out they were serious. Well now here we are four years later, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series and once again the heavens have opened. Sony announced today that the patch that so many have been waiting for is finally coming. 20 Trophies (8 Bronze, 8 Silver, 3 Gold and 1 Platinum) will breath new life into MGS4.
My first thought upon hearing the announcement was that it’s “too little, too late” but the more I thought about it, I really believe it’s a good move. It gives those of us who finished the game and then shelved it a reason to blow off the dust for another run through and will most likely give trophy whores (like one of my Gametwerp co-hosts) a reason to finally play the game for the first time.
If you want to see the trophies you’ll be hunting, here’s the full list:
|Bronze||You enjoy all the killing, that’s why.||Killed many enemies in one area, and vomited.|
|Bronze||Divine Wind||Caused a “divine wind” using the Tanegashima.|
|Bronze||Hands Up!||Held an enemy soldier at gunpoint and performed a body check.|
|Bronze||Emotion Control||Controlled an enemy soldier’s emotions using an Emotive Magazine.|
|Bronze||Hurt me more!||Shocked an enemy soldier using Mk. II/III.|
|Bronze||Drum Can Addict||Knocked an enemy soldier flying using a Drum Can.|
|Bronze||That Tune Is His Mind Control Music||Played Oishii Two-han Seikatsu and made one of the BB Corps dance.|
|Bronze||Overhead view — just like old times…||Used overhead view on Shadow Moses Island.|
|Silver||SUNLIGHT!||Obtained the Solar Gun.|
|Silver||I Just Don’t Fear Death||Caused ALERT status while wearing the Corpse Camo.|
|Silver||Where I Can See Ya||Located enemy soldiers using the Scanning Plug.|
|Silver||Ghost Photography Addict||Snapped at least 5 shots of ghosts on Shadow Moses Island.|
|Silver||FaceCamo Addict||Obtained 10 or more types of FaceCamo (excluding types obtained via password).|
|Silver||Can you feel my power now!!!?||Took control of an enemy soldier’s body using the Mantis Doll or Sorrow Doll.|
|Silver||Are you an Otaku too?||Viewed all model posters.|
|Silver||You’re pretty good.||Got kissed by Ocelot during the final battle.|
|Gold||Flashback Mania||Viewed all flashbacks.|
|Gold||Sounds of the Battlefield||Obtained all iPod® tracks (excluding tracks obtained via password).|
|Gold||I am THE expert on weapons, equipment and cutting-edge technology.||Obtained all weapons (excluding weapons obtained via password).|
|Platinum||The Legendary Hero||Obtained all trophies.|