@nickzambuto: Read my post to cool jammy above, it addresses the same arguments. You can rely on anecdotal evidence to a certain degree, but a battle board is all about objectivity, and like in a court of law, where the term anecdotal originated, an entire argument can not be based off anecdotal evidence. You're effectively just theorizing that Big Boss's age was the true reason for his defeat, when not once in the entire franchise, canon or not canon, has any material given such an idea. Theories like that are better suited for discussion posts, not battle posts.
I'm not relying on anecdotal evidence Nick, Big Boss was an old man when they fought that's just the way it is, we know age effects people in game it's already been demonstrated so there is nothing reaching about what I said, the fact is Solid Snake never fought Big Boss in his prime, clearly you think David is better and that's your opinion which is fine but I disagree, we clearly aren't going to see eye to eye on this so there isn't much point continuing it.
I will say that experience itself sharpens reflexes and hones senses, so even as Big Boss's body declines, his growing experience compensates, until he reaches a point where he's just decrepit and aching for no reason like Solid Snake was during MGS4.
Reflexes and senses only decrease with age Nick, experience grants wisdom but if you are physically outmatched by someone who is nearly as good as you are chances are pretty good that you'll lose.
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