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Botched Canadian Robbery Gets a Metal Gear Solid Makeover

Advertising [x] by Cody Gravelle – on Jul 04, 2018 in Game News

The Canadian convenience store robbery that has now become infamous for its poor execution got a Metal Gear Solid makeover on Twitter yesterday night. User Omar Villegas remixed the security footage detailing the robbery to mimic what fans have come to expect from Metal Gear Solid, and the result has been nothing short of a masterpiece blending real life and video games into nearly two minutes of art.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Metal Gear Solid is widely regarded as one of Kojima's best video games, both within and outside of the Metal Gear franchise. The game follows Solid Snake as he unravels a tangled web of espionage and government conspiracies, ultimately culminating in a series of plot twists that set the stage for the bulk of the series' narrative up to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Metal Gear Solid's gameplay features a number of different stealth missions, and also has some iconic audio and visual cues that signify when a player has been seen by an enemy patrolling the area.

Related: Metal Gear Solid: The 15 Best (And Smartest) Boss Battles

All of that colors the way that Villegas approaches this video edit. The first robber, the male who inexplicably has his shirt off in an attempt to look low-key, stumbles his way through the convenience store in an attempt to find some ill-gotten gains. Fortunately, he's identified by a police officer, with Villegas' edit playing the audio cue for when Snake has been spotted. The enterprising Twitter user also adds some of the grunts and voiceover work from Metal Gear Solid for full effect.

Of course, the real Solid Snake probably would've done a little bit better than these two would-be Canadian thieves. The first robber's swing at the police officer does look a little bit like PlayStation-era character movement, but the second robber's attempt to crawl through the ventilation system of the convenience store leaves a lot to be desired. We don't recall Snake ever falling through the ceiling in enemy territory, spraying debris everywhere, and then attempting to get back up and restart the mission as though nothing had happened. Then again, we could be wrong.

With a Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation still a possibility, this could be our first glimpse into what the film should not do. Luckily, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is available on PC, so even if we can't get this level in Metal Gear Solid, there's still a chance a modder somewhere will make our dreams come true and we'll be able to navigate Snake through the trickier-than-it-looks extraction of sensitive convenience store intel.

More: How The Metal Gear Solid Movie Will Stay Faithful To The Games

Source: Omar Villegas

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