Policenauts, Snatcher, SD-Snatcher and MG series. Timeline, character and story matches

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By anonymous

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05-07-2003, 12:31

As if anyone really knows what each place is called in the middle-east. Wink
Over the course of history each grain of sand has belonged to at least a dozen different countries or empires ^^;

By BiFi

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05-07-2003, 14:11

Changing names every year or so. Smile

By mth

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05-07-2003, 23:47

The story of Solid Snake starts in 1990 when Dr. Kio Marv invented a micro-organism Oilix to refine crude oil in high-quality fuel.

MG2 happens "late 1990's". I don't think an exact year is given, but my memory could be wrong.

So Zanzibar != Zanzibarland?

We considered using just "Zanzibar" in the translation, but then all the "ZL" logos would no longer make sense.

By BiFi

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08-07-2003, 08:50

>>So Zanzibar != Zanzibarland?<<

We considered using just "Zanzibar" in the translation, but then all the "ZL" logos would no longer make sense.
And IIRC the original 'talked about' Zanzibar Land as well, so it would've been better to stick to Zanzibar Land anyway.

By robertwilting

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25-07-2003, 09:56

About the timeline I think this one can't be done. Based on the info I found I think Kojima was fooling arround with us.

First Snatcher -> Policenauts.
Snatcher is set after policenauts however I read that in Policenauts the Napoleon character is talking about Gillian Seed if this is true then how is it possible. Since he hasn't talked to him yet since Snatcher is stated after policenauts.

MGS -> Policenauts.
In MGS you have these 2 posters of Policenauts and in the otakon cutscene we see some policenauts stuff. And Policenauts happens after MGS.

So in other words it's allmost like LOST HIGHWAY. (DAVID LYNCH)

By snout

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25-07-2003, 11:13

Well, in Policenauts you mainly see a few mistakes in the timelines, also caused by some people who like to get frozen every now and then.

With Lost Highway... you simply have no clue what's going on Tongue

By FiXato

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25-07-2003, 15:07

Other pages about the Time Line :

http://www.geocities.com/muni_shinobu/faq/mg_timeline.html
(and a french translation (?) at : http://mgworld.free.fr/index.php?page=Mgtemps)

A page that also describes Snake's Revenge:
http://www.psx2.com/features/metalgear1.shtml
Same Site, different page containing a Release TimeLine : http://www.psx2.com/features/metalgear4.shtml

Page about the Real ZanzibarLand : http://www.leukomtedoen.nl/zanzibar/

Quote about location of Zanzibarland taken from : Google Cache
Zanzibar Land - a small republic just next to Russia, China and the Arab nations - founds a military government

and some info I found using Google Cache about MGS3

and please share a laugh about this quote from a dude who thinks he knows the truth about MG-series :

For those of you who don't know METAL GEAR began on the NES, not on the PS1. And it was set IN THE JUNGLE!!!! An american scientist is taken prisoner and forced to work on the new experimental weapon: Metal Gear. Apparently the plot of MGS3 will call for Solid Snake to pack up and head for the jungles once again.

(taken from : http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=mgs&message.id=430)

that's all I could find for now... (hope it was of any use...)

By snout

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25-07-2003, 15:44

MGS3 plays in the early sixties. I think you will not play with Solid Snake, but with his father.. Big Boss.

By robertwilting

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25-07-2003, 17:18

Unless Kojima uses some alternative universe again.
The data looks like it takes place in the 60's however this will not mean that the actually game will be.
We all know that Kojima can fool us again like he did with MGS2 and MGS2 substance.

By snout

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24-08-2004, 20:12

I'm still quite convinced I'm right about the Big Boss theory Wink

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