The first names of Otacon and Solid Snake are Hal and Dave (David), the same names of the computer and the principal character in 2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968). The chief of Foxhound's medical staff is Dr. Naomi Hunter, this was also the name of one of the scientists in 2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968). The submarine that Snake is launched from is the Discovery - the name of the ship in 2001. Dave was also the first name of Meryl's partner in Policenauts
(1994), which was one of Kojima's previous games. The character of Meryl Silverburgh appeared in both games, although neither game are actually related by plot. See more
You okay, Snake?
I'm not the right guy. I can't save the world.
I gave into the pain. I'm sorry, Colonel. I sacrificed Meryl to save myself...
Snake... She was a soldier. She knew the risks. Battlefield casualties are always tragic, but they're an unavoidable part of war.
Don't blame yourself. You still have a mission to do.
The Best Is Yet to Come
Written & Produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid Ni Chufaigh
Recorded at Beech Park Studio, Ireland
Engineered by Philip Begley
Lead vocal: Aoife Ni Fhearraigh (appears courtesy of Gae-Linn Records)
Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey, Eimear Noone, Meav Nt Mhaolchatha, John Mc Namara, Cathal Clinch,
Rachel Talbot, Sinead Fay, Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith Carter, Ewan Cowley
Deelan Masterson (low pipe, bouzouki), James Blennerhassett (double bass), John Fitzpatrick (fiddle),
Noel Bridgeman (percussion), Rika Muranaka
(keyboards) See more