There’s something fantastical about flying in a video game. We can easily run, jump and swim in real life. Flight is more exotic. But we do fantasise about it. Where do you think the term “flights of fancy” comes from?
Metal Gear is a series that’s (at least partly) about giant mecha and Cold War drama. It may be pure fantasy, but in the early 1960s, the US did actually build a giant two-armed military machine: the “Beetle”.