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Beginning as old, What is this beast I've become, And what's with that pig?

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    Altered Beast

      Actually, the use of the word "beast" in there means it's probably not. Though those weird pig things you kick definitely make it sound like it could match...

        Nah, I think it is indeed Altered Beast, a one syllable alternative to "beast" may have been hard to come by.

          But if you condense "what is" to "what's" you have a whole extra syllable to play with!

            Of course you would know
            What with making up The Dig
            Haikus every day

          Except you don't "begin as old" in Altered Beast...unless it's referring to the fact that you start each level as your "old" self again before morphing into a new beast.

          Last edited 03/09/13 12:25 pm

            Could also be the whole "Rise from your grave" thing, but I think you've got it

            The main character is a resurrected Roman centurion. That's pretty old, I'd reckon.

        They're three headed dogs, rather than pigs though...

    What's old is now new
    Knowing the monster inside
    The answer's The Dig.

    I was more thinking "Shadow of the Beast" maybe....

    Metal Gear Solid 4.
    Snake is old. There's guinea pigs. And a large part of the plot is the beasts the enemies have devolved into.

    wonder boy 3 dragon's trap

      or Wonder Boy 3 The Dragon's Trap, for those pedantic people

      You start of as your old self (human)
      Then you become various beasts The Pig

        The "Beginning as old" was a reference to you playing through the end of Wonderboy II at the start :)

      Nice one man :)

        Wonderboy was my favourite series of that game generation. Number 3 being my favourite of the series

    If the argument could be made that you start Majora's Mask at the end of Ocarina of Time you could say that you begin as old. You can also turn into a number of beasts and there is a pig mask...

    OK so it's a stretch but all the more likely guesses are already taken

    The 'And what's with that pig?' immediately makes me think of Valkyria Chronicles :P not sure it fits the rest though

    Metal Gear Solid 2 ha ha ha!!

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