Boss Buster Guide for Metal Gear Solid 4 (page 3 of 3)
- July 07, 2008 00:00 AM PST
Final Boss: Liquid Ocelot
- Keep Liquid at a comfortable distance and counterattack whenever possible
- Blocking will save your life against Liquid's heaviest punches and strikes
- When using CQC, be quick on the buttons or you'll get hammered
In this fight, blocking will save your life. Liquid's running headbutt is probably the most dangerous and damaging move you'll have to worry about. Just make sure to dash and dodge his attacks when you can, and gut-punch Liquid when you can get an open shot. If you can use your combos to push him close to the ledge, you be able to pressure Liquid soundly. Sometimes, the old geezer will taunt you if you're knocked down. If that happens, get up quick and punch him silly.
Liquid will adapt an overpowered wild punch that will always knock you on your ass if you don't avoid it. Blocking will lessen the impact, but you're better off keeping your distance. Luckily, Liquid's punch leaves himself open long enough for you to get some quick combos under his guard. Also, some on-screen prompts will allow you to choke and grapple him, so take advantage of the free damage when you can. After half his life is gone, get ready for another shift...
Close Quarters Combat, your old friend from Snake Eater, makes an appearance in this leg of the fight, making things more epic than a minute ago. Use the Triangle button and Left Analog stick to counter and cut off Ocelot's attacks. Not only are they the best ways to inflict damage, but the CQC elements of the fight will keep Ocelot from getting off a lot of cheap shots. Stay in close, and you'll both start to lose steam, signaling the ending round of the battle.
Old age finally catches up to Liquid as he turns into a punching bag. It only takes a few good blows for here on out -- no CQC, no spinning kicks, and no combos. Beat Liquid down and bring an end to this war once and for all.