Metal Gear Mind F**K: Groznyj Grad is in Zanzibar Land
All the Metal Gear Fans ought to get a kick out of this. IDK if anyone else has noticed this or not, but if you pay attention to the Geography of the series, Specifically that of MGS3 & Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, you'll make a startling revelation. One might even call it a Mind F**k.
Metal Gear Solid 3 takes place in at Groznyj Grad. It was a Soviet Military Fortress Dedicated to advanced weapons design. It is located in the fictional Region of Tselinoyarsk. The game States that it is located in Central Asia on the southeast border the Soviet Union, roughly where current day Tajikistan is. In the Briefings they state that it is a Mountain jungle area with desert to the south.
Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake Was set in Zanibar Land a fictional Fortress Nation Built by Big Boss. It's Mountainous Jungle area with Desert's in the southern Region. the game also states that it was was bordered by Afghanistan, China, & Russia. That places it roughly on the Southeast Border of the USSR, in roughly the same spot as Tajikistan.
If you analyze the data you'll Realize they are set in the Same Geographic Location. They ALSO Share the same environment. That lead me to the conclusion that Tselinoyarsk (which Groznyj Grad is located in) & Zanzibar Land are, in fact, one & the same back when Metal Gear Solid 3 came out.
Also if you think about it in the context of the story it makes sense as well. Zanzibar Land was founded where Snake was forced to kill the Boss & Big Boss was born, metaphorically speaking. Zanzibar Land was founded as a place where soldiers were free to control their own destiny unfettered by allegiances, political or otherwise. This also happened to Big Boss' interpretation of The Boss' Dream. Poetic if you ask me. What better place to start than the place where she died giving birth to Big Boss?
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Oh my god that is a stretch (if you'll pardon the pun), that is dumb dumb dumb.
Check the sign above the door and see what shock site it reminds ye of.
If you still don't get it now, congratulations, you're still innocent on the internet. xD
I approve of this
Then all the sudden, the inclusion of the MSX Metal Gear games on the Subsistence edition and the HD collection doesn't seem so much like a throwaway but an intentional move.
Also as an aside, what was the "mindfuck" with the hyper link to that A Link to the Past picture? I couldn't see it after staring at it for 5 minutes.
That's a very interesting piece of info.
THat's amazing! Nice find!
Don't Tell me your head asplode too. Seriously I can't believe no one else made the connection before... its so OBVIOUS.
Sorry the blog was so hard on your mental faculties. XD
Irony being, as i discovered tonight, while Looking through the Metal Gear Wikipage's I linked to, according to the Metal Gear Encyclopedia Who's Canonicity is questionable, I am right on the money. The funny thing is I figured this out AGES ago before Encyclopedia was ever published... Back when I played MGS3 on launch day. This was actually something I discussed a LOT in the Metal Gear Group I belonged to on myspace, but slipped my mind after I left and thus never posted a blog about it XD.
I'm Actually one of the Few that was familiar with Metal Gear 2 PRIOR to MGS3, Prior to MGS, if truth be told. My Familiarity with it actually came back to bite me in the ass when i played the Subsistence Versions. there's a Spot where you are suppose to Hang glide off the building, but first you had to throw Gas Grenades till the wind blew in the correct Direction, the radio convo even tells you to do this, but in this version you are just suppose to Equip the Cigs as soon as you get there. Then he takes a puff then jumps. If you throw the Gas Grenades it resets the wind blowing in the wrong Direction permanently and you wont be able to make the jump.
You sir are clearly mentally gay, because you just blew my mind.
Well that's new. Interesting theory Kenshiro.
Your head Asplode?
pretty much I expect something like this out of the metal gear series.