Snake? Are you there? SNAKEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you didn’t understand that reference, then I’m sorry to say your not a Metal Gear fan. That’s ok, because the games are still amazing and have stood the test of time so you need to check them out. I would highly recommend the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection that has all the games in one for a low price! It is always so hard waiting for the new sequel in the series to be released, but for new crowd it’s easy. Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain is due out in September and I believe will be one of the best games of the entire year (the comment button is below my friend….I’m ready for you).
I love this series not only because of the amazing plot that leaves you hanging better than any blockbuster movie, or the soundtrack that makes you feel like you are watching the scenes live as they occur, but also the in-depth story we get for each character. Even the enemies are not your typical bad guys, no, no! These are not the types that want to “destroy the world” because they are clinically insane or have nothing better to do. All have reasons, ideas and even entire philosophies as to why they do what they do and make you even question if you are doing the right thing or not by taking them down.
In Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots, Solid Snake encounters a new breed of foe he has yet to do battle with. Let me introduce to you, the Beauty and the Beast Corps (BB Corps). They are four insanely powerful machines out to hunt our hero, Snake. That is their only mission, and they will kill all who stand in their way.
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As you progress through the game, you have to fight each of them one by one. The interesting fact that you discover is that they are not only cybernetic, but are actually women. They were affected by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from the trials of war. Their names are reminiscent of past FOXHOUND soldiers (an elite group of mercenaries in the games), and since they are only after Solid Snake they are called the SNAKEHOUND Unit.
When you defeat them, their armor breaks and you see the individual lady in a soldier uniform. Because of their unstable minds, they will attempt to attack Snake unless you end their misery. Either way, they perish after a few minutes since they cannot survive without their suits that soothes their insanity. They were difficult at first to beat, but once you figure out their techniques you can do it fairly quickly.
I’ve never faced a group like them in any other game, which are women traumatized with an actual mental illness trapped in robotic frames. Yet, in real life many people are stuck in the same predicament. I’m talking about PTSD, yes, but I’m also talking about other struggles that we deal with. It’s easy to spot someone’s issues with the words or actions they chose, but what about when nobody is around? We can get attacked severely in our minds, I would say even more so than physically.
If we never deal with these problems, they just go with us everywhere we go and start to inflict damage on our relationships and ourselves. Contrary to the BB Corps, there is hope in God who gives us a peace that you can’t find anywhere else.
7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
When we leave these emotions and thoughts unchecked, we also become a beast just like these poor women became, lashing out on the world because of painful experiences in our past. All four have their own backstory as to how they became deranged, but unlike a video game we are given free will to make the right choice in the end. Whether it’s loneliness, rejection from a friend or loved one, not feeling worthy or ashamed of some mistake you made, you need to go to Christ and ask Him to heal you.
Right where you are, I would like you to take a moment and pray this, “God, I need you to help ease my mind. I reject those negative words spoken over me and I receive your love and peace right now. Jesus Christ, thank You for healing me, and I receive Your forgiveness of my sins.” Make sure that when those attacks do come (they will), you remember that they are not true and that your worth more, and made in God’s image to accomplish great things!
How have you dealt with thoughts that were messing with your head, and how did you deal with them? I would love to hear your thoughts, take care my wonderful readers!