We're in the mood for... snakes
Kojima may (or may not) be saying goodbye to Snake, but that doesn't mean we have to! Did you enjoy that seamless segue? Either way, let's celebrate all things scaley and slithery by looking back at the best snakes in PlayStation history.
Shadow of the Colossus
Is it some sort of feathered flying creature? Is it a jumbo jet? No, its merely a giant insectoid/snake thingie you need to stab up in Colossus desert wasteland. Phalanx is the thirteenth and best boss in the PlayStation classic. To best him, you need to puncture his er, pulsating sacks. Dear lord.
Although this slithering rattler only plays a small part in Agent 47s latest sandbox killing spree, Absolutions reptilian killer featured heavily in early artwork. In the game itself, the creature briefly pops up in a mission in South Dakota, offing a bulldog thats guarding a compound.
Resident Evil 6
Yawn. Yet another snake. No, were not being blas honest. Were simply recalling the name of that almighty attic-dwelling T-Virus serpent from the first Resi outing. You fight Iluzija, the oversized pythons descendant in fright night entry six. Annoyingly, hes quite the cheaty chap, even boasting the ability to turn himself invisible.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
The most famous snake in all of games isnt a constricting animal, but a cantankerous pensioner. Solid Dave Snake at least mimics the creature by crawling on his belly a lot. A grizzled appreciator of mullets, the stealthy killer is as deadly as any anaconda, provided you lend him a tranquiliser gun and a cardboard box.
Lego Indiana Jones
Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?! Ah Indy, you loveable adder-fearing rogue. He may be the greatest Nazi-clobbering artefact thief in history, but Henry Jones Jr is still terrified of those reptiles. Even his plastic Danish equivalent loses his bricks at the sight of a serpent.
Hold up. Are we trying to pass off a chrome-domed rassler on you as a bona fide serpent, gentle reader? Oh hell yes, siree. The Texas Rattlesnake (or Stone Cold Steve Austin, to his stunned opponents) is one of the greatest WWE champs ever. He earned his alias thanks to his vicious in-ring style.
Multiple bonces really are superior to one. Take the Hydra in Capcoms mythological button-masher as an example. You and your Pawns can merrily slash away at the giant beastie all day, but unless you slaughter its four heads it just keeps coming at you. Wheres a giant mongoose when you need one?
God of War: Ascension
There was a time when Kratos snake-like Gorgon foes resembled a cross between a black mamba and Vanessa Feltz were looking at GOW2s Euryale. In Ascension, Medusas siblings are much more reptilian in appearance, although they still slice you up in the same horrific fashion.
Talk about being repeatedly whacked around the face by the ugly stick. Iustitia is one of the wickedly sexy witchs most disgusting foes a titanic stone snake monstrosity with seven heads, each one sprouting flicking tongues. Kinda like a Xenomorph, then if you replace the giant alien chompers with stone babies heads. Lovely.