here are many games that I used to play when I was young, games like Zelda, Metroid or Silent hill. Although my all time game was Metal Gear Solid 3. I remember when my father bought me the game when I was only young I played it all the time I loved it!!! Now I hate it I never want to play another MGS game again. I have been deeply traumatised by my experience with the game I played it wasnt MGS 3 it was something more demonic.
A year ago exactly I got back into games again I played games such as Bioshock, Resident Evil and Final Fantasy all were games I would play constantly but I always remembered the good times that I had with MGS 3 soo I decided to go and buy the game again…..to my regret. I still had the original game my father had purchased for me but the disc was scratched and it was beyond repair. So one morning when I was sleeping over at my grandmothers house she woke me asking me if I wanted to go to a garage sale with her. At first I thought “Why on earth would i want to go to a garage sale?” but then I realised that this was my chance to purchase MGS 3 if of course it was even there. And it had to be in good condition too and not some lame ass copy of the game. I told my grandmother that id get ready and that I would be coming with her to the garage sale.
On the way up I thought about reliving those days when I played MGS 3 I couldnt wait! But soon after I thought to myself “The game may not even be here…..so why am I getting my hopes up?” When we arrived at the sale we looked around for a bit nobody sold anything of interest until I came across a man sitting on the ground with weird items and all sorts around him. I dont know why but something about him caught my eye so i went to the man. There were no games, movies or anything like that around him but I still asked him “You wouldnt by any chance happen to have Metal Gear Solid 3 would you?” the man laughed and replied saying “No but i have a game that is better than Metal Gear Solid 3 its the same game only its “improved” I thought to myself “An enhanced version of MGS 3! ill take it!” He moved a stash of accessories that were lying beside him under them lay 4 games Assassins creed, A weird looking Dino crisis, another weird looking game called Harvester and finally MGS 3. It didnt look like MGS 3 It had a shadowy face on the cover which looked like Snake on one side and a messed up version of The Sorrow on the other. I really didnt care for the cover I immediately turned to ask my grandmother for money for the game when she gave it to me I turned back but the man had strangely disappeared. We waited there for around 20 mins but he never came back. We just took the game and got back in the car to drive home.
On the way home I was filled with only excitement I couldn’t beleive it I finally had MGS 3 again I couldn’t wait to relive those moments I had with the game. When we finally arrived home I ran to my room turned on my Playstation 2 and opened the box. Inside the box contained a piece of paper simply saying “I will see you again” I was too excited to think about it so I took the disc which looked the same as the picture on the front box and put it into my PS2. I could not sit still the anticipation was killing me until something pretty creepy happened. My Playstation loaded up but the sound id usualy hear at the begining was reversed and the background was the exact same as the one you see when you put in a faulty or unknown disc. Before I even had the chance to reset the game it loaded up the beginning text was weird it was Konami but it was backward and very close together….I knew there was something wrong immediately, but curiosity got the better of me and I continued to play the game. The song at the beginning was replaced by a loud screeching type noise soo loud it really hurt my ears I skipped it then the title screen appeared…This is when things got creepy the text was normal like it was in the original game but instead of showing snake fighting a soldier like it usually does it came up a picture of an evil looking character in the game known as The fear just staring at me covered in blood with the text below saying “I see it….I see the fear ” I hit start as fast as I could the main menu was normal I hit load game to see how far the player before me had gotten.There were 2 files both saying Torture but room was revesed and almost unreadable….It showed how long they had both been playing for both said 00:00:00 which was weird because there is no possible way you could get to the torture room witout playing for at least 4 hours…..Out of curiosity I loaded up save file 1.
When I opened the file white text appeared saying “Snake is dead” and small writing at the top almost unreadable which looked like “You will die” It was the type of writing that comes up when you enter a new area but this obviously wasnt an area at this point I felt nothing but fear I should have ended the game there and then but I had to play on I dont know why….I just had to play on. I was in the torture room it looked normal enough blood on the walls as usual…but then I turned behind me only to see The Pain holding a sign like the one The Sorrow does in that cutscene where Snake loses his eye. The sign said “I see it The Pain” and this was just terrifying I looked behind me again only to see The Fury holding up the same looking sign only this time it said on it “I see it The Fury” My screen went to black and I heard the music that plays in the cutscene where your’e about to face The End only it was speeded up really fast then the screen came back on only this time it had all the cobras surronding me except The Fear who was hovering above me constantly repeating the words “The Fear!” all the cobras were around me The Pain, The Fury, The End,The Boss and The Sorrow they all looked to be crying and trembling as if they were scared…They all just stared at me…I tried to move but I couldn’t….It was about 10 seconds then the screen went black and all I could hear were crys and screams of Snake and that sound you hear when The Sorrow attacks you it stopped then i heard SIGINT talking it sounded weird though he only said lines that were cheerful and happy one of them was “Dont worry Snake youll be alright” It sounded nice but at the same time scary. The game then crashed completely and I had no choice but too turn my system off.When I turned it back on the same PS2 opening came on and the game loaded the exact same as it did before but this time the two save files were gone. I decided to start a new game I remember it used to come up saying “I like mgs1!” then 2 and 3 but this time it said “Snake is dead” “Snake is dead” “Snake is dead” I picked it and the game didnt even load…It instead came up a game over screen and in the background was Snake lying dead with The Sorrow watching over him crying tears of blood with those broken glasses he wore…The text came up saying “Snake is dead” Usually the text would fade and change around but it stayed the same I also kept hearing a weird voice in the background…But I could not make out what it was telling me.I couldnt take much more so I ejected the disc and shut off the PS2
I opened the box and took a closer look at the paper inside I turned it around to see another piece of text saying “We will get you we promise”
Ive destroyed the game and wiped all memory on my PS2. I will always remember this.