One of my absolute favorite genres of video game is the stealth game. For a while now, the Metal Gear Solid series had that whole genre to itself but as the years went on, we saw a new contender enter the ring, Splinter Cell.
Now I'm not asking which series is better (because that's ridiculous), I'm asking which of their characters would win in a fight. Or a battle to the death, or something. Just put them in a plastic box like gross bugs you haven't fed for a while and see which comes out alive. Well, maybe don't do that last one.
Do any of you remember that SpikeTV show Deadliest Warriors? Imagine this card as a text version of that but without any scientists, commercials, a reenactment of a fight, or someone named Max Geiger (that can't be his real name, I refuse to believe it).
I've already said how much I like this guy. So this might seem a little redundant. But who cares, I could talk about Big Boss until I'm blue in the face. He's got his own fighting style, CQC, which is a fictional thing that looks pretty bad ass (that's the important part) and he's very resourceful when it comes to his loadout.
Half of the time you could find Big Boss hiding out inside a cardboard box next to other cardboard boxes. And the other half of the time, he's punching you in the throat and taking apart your gun and then probably running away from a giant Jaeger-like robot machine.
The only thing is that he only has one eye and while wearing and eye-patch is bad-ass as fuck (this is coming from a guy who wore an eyepatch for a year in high school, for medical reasons of course), his depth perception is probably all kinds of messed up. So, maybe he'll miss a punch or two. Who knows?
Even though I'm pretty much a Metal Gear Solid fanboy, I can admit when Big Boss might have met his match. I mean have you seen the things Sam has accomplished? He's stopped multiple "International Incidents" (that's spy-thriller code for "American Fuck-Ups"), there was that one time he thought his daughter was dead and he had all of the CIA chasing him and then, there was that other time (more recently) he started looking and sounding a lot younger.
All jokes aside, Fisher is a guy who willingly went to prison. I'm pretty sure his fighting style is heavily influenced by Krav Maga (which is not fictional at all). And even though both Big Boss and Sam sort of work for the government, it seems like they only give Sam the best of the best when it comes to gadgets.
He has a little remote controlled helicopter that could electrocute you. He has a tiny little tube thing he can stick under doors to see on the other side. But why would he ever want to do that? He can use his goggles to effectively look through inches of concrete and drywall. I have to say though, given recent events with him and his family, I think he's a little emotionally unstable when in comparison to Big Boss.
But what do you guys think?
I know I'd side with Big Boss every time, all the time. But I want to know what you guys think.