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METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY - PAL CASTING THEATER FAQ

Created by MWOJM (mwojm@mwojm.freeserve.co.uk)

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The PAL (european) edition of Metal Gear Solid 2 contains extra 
features not available in the US or Japanese versions of the game (I 
don't think it is in the Japanese version - If it is I apologise). 
One of these features is the Casting Theater mode. Here I am to tell 
you about it. Yipee.



CONTENTS
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1. FAQ VERSION HISTORY
2. THE MADE UP FAQ BIT
3. THE IN DEPTH SCENE ANALYSIS BIT
4. THE END (ALL THE THANKS & STUFF)



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1. FAQ VERSION HISTORY
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1.0 - Created:   8th June 2002
      Finished:  9th June 2002
	File Size: About 60KB

Well this section sucks...I just wrote what's here!


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2. THE MADE UP FAQ BIT
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Q. How do I unlock it then?
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All you have to do is complete the Tanker and Plant chapters once, 
and it doesn't matter what order you do it in. 
The Casting Theater option will then appear in the 'Special' menu.

Q. And how does it work again?
------------------------------

You choose a scene from the game, and you get to change the 
characters in that scene around. For example, when Vamp attacks the 
SEALs, you could make it Ocelot attacking lots of Raidens.


Alright! Emma getting stabbed, here I come!
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Err...not quite. You can only choose from 8 cut scenes from the game:

Demo 1: Stealth Snake from Bridge to Tanker
Demo 2: Snake watches soldiers landing on Tanker
Demo 3: Olga meets Snake
Demo 4: Ocelot steals Ray
Demo 5: Vamp eliminates SEALs
Demo 6: Fortune Vs SEALs
Demo 7: Solidus Vs mass-produced Rays
Demo 8: Solidus Vs Raiden: The final battle


Q. Can I at least pick Emma?
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*sigh* No, you can't. You can only choose from the following 
characters:

Raiden - The blonde boy who looks more than slightly like a girl.

Solidus - The Chief baddie with the tentacles. Comes in 2 forms; 
'Regular' and 'Pumped'.

Snake - The gruff hero, Solid Snake. Carries his cigarettes 
everywhere.

Ocelot - The guy who's really old, with a pistol and a possessed arm.

Vamp - The...vamp. Comes in two forms; 'Regular' and 'Shot and 
shirtless'.

Fortune - The girl in the swimsuit, carrying a gun the size of a 
hatchback. Fear her.

Rose - Raiden's lovely Codec operator...but is she real?

Snake (MGS1) - The Solid Snake from the first game, in all his few-
polygons glory.

Ocelot (MGS1) - Ocelot's model from the first game, and he's not very 
detailed either.

Office worker (male) - Used in the ending sequence...a guy in a suit 
with a shoulder bag.

Office worker (female) - Also in the ending sequence. A woman in a    
suit.

Lady (middle age) - I haven't seen her anywhere in the game. A large, 
grey-haired woman in a blue dress.

Soldier (hi-tech gear) - The russian soldier that comes for you in a 
clearing. Wears grey camo reinforced armour.

Soldier - The 'normal' russian Gurlukovich troop, complete with 
orange camo suit, black balaclava and AK.

SEALs - The doomed SEAL team US soldiers, with their grey suits and 
black balaclavas.

Ninja - Not the Gray Fox Ninja unfortunately... this is the MGS2 one.

Pliskin - You know who, in his SEAL team lieutenant disguise.

Scott - Scott Dolph, the guy who gives the 7-minute speech at the end 
of the tanker mission.

Olga - Her of the hairy armpits, in her tanker costume.

Sergei - One of the big guns from Shadow Moses, Sergei Gurlokovich is 
Olga's dad and Ocelot's comrade.

Even then it's not that simple. You can only use certain characters 
in certain scenes - Raiden and Snake are available for just about 
everything, but Rose is only available for Demos 7 and 8. You can see 
who can be replaced with who in the in-depth scene section.


So I can pick Snake. What about the soldiers in the tanker, can I...
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No, you can't turn all the marines into Snake. You can only change 
certain 'roles' in a scene, and the marines are not one of them. More 
on that later.


It's not fair! I can't do any of the scenes I wanted to!
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True, true. You get what you're given and that's it. You can't unlock 
bonus characters through dog tags either. Hey, now there's an idea 
for Substance...


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3. THE IN DEPTH SCENE ANALYSIS BIT
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Right, I'm going to go through the scenes one at a time. I'll list 
the following:

CAST:------ I'll put the name of who the character is supposed to be, 
then list the characters you can select to take that role.
FROM: ----- A brief description of when the scene starts
TO: ------- A brief description of when the scene ends
NOTES: ---- Any extra, things I can think of to do with the scene.


Here are a few general notes that apply to every scene:

* The voices remain the same. If you put Fortune in place of Ocelot, 
when she opens her mouth she will talk like an old man.

* The casting theater has no gore. this is particularly noticeable in 
Demo 5: Vamp eliminates SEALs.

* Not everybody is the same size. The easiest way to see this is to 
select OCELOT (MGS1) in place of SEALS in Demo 6. Notice how the ones 
lying down float? That's because they are shorter and thinner. This 
also makes people hold guns oddly.

* As well as selecting characters, you can also set a role to 
SHUFFLE. This will make the PS2 choose someone at random for you. 
There is a button to set every role to SHUFFLE.

* You can't equip anyone with any items. You cannot have Raiden with 
the Orange Wig, or Snake with a clean shaven face. The 'sunglasses' 
and 'boxer shorts' situations are also sadly excluded.

* The Office workers and the Lady are not major parts, and are made 
up of less polygons to save PS2 power. This simply means that they 
can't open their mouths. I think if you put someone in place of 
someone who wears a mask (e.g. you use Ocelot as a SEAL) their mouth 
won't move - Why waste time programming a mouth to move if no-one can 
see it?

 
Understand? Good.


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Demo 1: Stealth Snake from Bridge to Tanker
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FROM: The George Washington Bridge fades into view, as a crackle of   
thunder is heard...
TO:   Solid Snake, safely on the tanker, kneels down behind an 
obstacle to use his codec.

-----
SNAKE
-----
Raiden
Snake
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)

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OCELOT
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Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no eyepatch or 
tentacles, and his muscles are the normal size.
* The role of 'Snake under the cloak' stays the same - No one else 
appears under that cloak. Your choice kicks in once he gets rid of 
the cloak and turns his stealth Camo on.
* The stealth is selective about hair - You can still see Raiden's 
hair, as well as a little bit of Fortunes.


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Demo 2: Snake watches soldiers landing on Tanker
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FROM: Snake enters the bridge of the tanker, and looks out of the 
window...
TO:   The soldiers have disembarked, and the camera focuses on a 
Kasatka chopper flying away.

-----
SNAKE
-----
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

-------
SOLDIER
-------
Raiden
Snake
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Soldier


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no eyepatch or 
tentacles, and his muscles are the normal size.


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Demo 3: Olga meets Snake 
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FROM: Snake hides as he listens to Olga talking on a 2-way radio.
TO:   Snake is just about to fight Olga, as the screen whites out...

-----
SNAKE
-----
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Snake (MGS1)
OCELOT (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

----
OLGA
----
Raiden
Solidus
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Ninja
Olga

------
Sergei
------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja
Sergei


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no eyepatch or 
tentacles, and his muscles are the normal size.
* Everybody gets Olga's knife and gun, but only Olga has the hat. 
Everyone else will just remove and throw thin air.


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Demo 4: Ocelot steals Ray 
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FROM: Scott Dolph has just finished his speech, and all of the 
marines salute him.
TO:   Ocelot orders the Gurlukovich troops to untie Metal Gear Ray, 
and they do what he says.

-----
SNAKE
-----
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

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OCELOT
------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech)
Ninja

-----
SCOTT
-----
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja
Scott

------
SERGEI
------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja
Sergei


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no eyepatch or 
tentacles, and his muscles are the normal size.
* The video walls show video clips - not whatis actually happening. 
Look closely when it shows the video wall in Hold 2,
  and you'll see that the characters are normal, regardless of who 
you picked.


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Demo 5: Vamp eliminates SEALs 
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FROM: Raiden turns the corner to find a gory corridor strewn with 
bodies.
TO:   Vamp makes a fast getaway through the rafters.

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RAIDEN
------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

----
VAMP
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Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

-----
SEALs
-----
Raiden
Snake
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Soldier (hi-tech)
SEALs

-------
PLISKIN
-------
Raiden
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja
Pliskin


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no eyepatch or 
tentacles, and his muscles are the normal size.
* The Vamp of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no bullet holes, and 
he's still wearing his jacket.
* Only the 'moving' SEALs are changed - 2 of the dead SEALs in the 
outside corridor do not change into your chosen 
  character.
* Everyone gets Pliskin's headset, but only Pliskin gets the 
removable balaclava, and the cut on the arm as he is attacked
* Everyone gets Vamp's knife, but only Vamp gets the wound from 
cutting himself.


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Demo 6: Fortune Vs SEALs 
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FROM: Raiden reaches the BC connecting bridge, to see the SEALs 
shooting at Fortune.
TO:   The SEALs and the bridge destroyed, Raiden kneels and activates 
his Codec.

------
RAIDEN
------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

----
VAMP
----
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Office worker (female)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

-------
FORTUNE
-------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja

-----
SEALs
-----
Raiden
Snake
Fortune
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
SEALs


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no eyepatch or 
tentacles, and his muscles are the normal size.
* The Vamp of this demo is 'Regular' - He has no bullet holes, and 
he's still wearing his jacket.


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Demo 7: Solidus Vs Mass-produced Rays 
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FROM: The Metal Gear Rays are going crazy, and only one man can stop 
them...
TO:   Solidus stuns Raiden unconscious with an electric blast from 
his tentacles

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SOLIDUS
-------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Rose
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech)
Ninja


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is 'Pumped' - He has his eyepatch and his 
tentacles, and he powers up his muscles.
* The Vamp of this demo is 'Shot and shirtless' - The title that 
explains itself.
* Everyone gets Solidus' big gun, as well as the glowing electric 
effect of the tentacles!

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Demo 8: Solidus Vs Raiden: The final battle 
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FROM: Raiden! And Solidus! Swordfighting!
TO:   Solidus lies dead on the steps of Federal Hall, as Raiden 
stands triumphant!

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RAIDEN
------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Rose
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Office worker (male)
Lady (middle age)
Soldier (hi-tech)
Ninja

-------
SOLIDUS
-------
Raiden
Solidus
Snake
Ocelot
Vamp
Fortune
Rose
Snake (MGS1)
Ocelot (MGS1)
Soldier (hi-tech gear)
Ninja


Notes:

* The Solidus of this demo is...OK, so I lied, there's 3 types of 
Solidus. He has his eyepatch, but not his tentacles, and
  his muscles are back to normal.
* The Vamp of this demo is 'Shot and shirtless' - The title that 
explains itself.


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4. THE END (ALL THE THANKS & STUFF)
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Well, that's it. Thanks to Konami for a great game, thanks to me for 
filling a gap in the FAQs, and thanks to AstroBlue, who wrote the FAQ 
that I used to see how to lay mine out.
One last thank - An honourable mention to Shankis for telling me how 
to post this.



Metal Gear Solid is a copyright of Konami hem de lay la la la, oochie 
wala um da dah da dah da. Hell, I'll write what I want here. You 
should know all the copyrights, and if you don't, check them in 
another FAQ. No-one reads this bit anyway.

Oh yeah, just two more things -
"This document Copyright 2002 Carl Mitchell"
You know the rules. Don't copy this, steal this or reference it 
without asking me or crediting me.

And if you have anything more for this FAQ, e-mail me at - 
mwojm@mwojm.freeserve.co.uk