Backlog Busting Project: Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 1

On this episode of the Backlog Busting Project, Wes Harrington and Randy Isbelle begin Metal Gear Month, which for at the time it was in celebration of the then imminent release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The guys start from the top with the original Metal Gear on the Nintendo Entertainment System. What made this arcade shooter stand out back then? Does it still hold up now? Do they really count it as part of the series?

Then, it’s only one of the most legendary games of all-time. A masterpiece from Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 1. What makes this one of the best of all-time? Did MGS truly perfect stealth? What about the story that started it all? The guys discuss it all.

Backlog Busting Project: Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid

About Backlog Busting Project

This podcast, run by Wes Harrington and Randy Isbelle chronicles their ongoing battle against the forces of Bak’laag — or to put it in laymen’s terms, their video game backlogs.

So what exactly is the Backlog Busting Project? Biweekly, Wes and Randy get together talk about some of the latest things in the gaming community, then dive right in to talking about their experiences with three different games:

1. A game that Wes is playing but Randy is not
2. A game that Randy is playing but Wes is not
3. A game that both are playing.

It is a new adventure on each episode, so be sure to check out the description to see if they cover your favorite game.

Randy Isbelle

Randy Isbelle is a fan of platformers and sports games mostly, but enjoys games from almost every genre. He’s also a life long New York Jets fan as well. Randy has a history of writing reviews for various websites, and has a collection of over 2,000 video games. The dude knows his stuff. When he’s not writing or playing games, he’s spending time with his girlfriend and two children.

Wes Harrington

Wes Harrington is a lifelong geek with a penchant for RPGs and a burning hatred for Hotline Miami. He’s also a lifelong Seattle sports fan, and has been since before the Seahawks were anything more than mediocre. Wes does Video Game Reviews and hosts the Backlog Busting Project for