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Submitted by Hitman0769 702d ago | opinion piece

“The Phantom Pain” and the Pleasure of Pageantry

Samuel Woodruff of RealGamerNewz writes, "So now we all know what we’ve suspected since its announcement in December: “The Phantom Pain” is Metal Gear Solid V. Now, full disclosure, I am a bona fide Metal Gear Solid freak (One of my criterions of friendship is how a person responds to “Who are the Patriots?”) and while I am positively giddy about the prospect of not just one, but TWO new Metal Gear Solid games, I am a little melancholy at the revelation. Not because the trailer isn’t amazing (it is) but because I’m going to miss the speculation that came from all the little tastes Kojima gave us. Or rather, Joakim Mogren gave us. Now that we have the news of a new Metal Gear, we can start anticipating just what it’s going to be, but that won’t fill the void of what is gone: pageantry.

Kojima is exactly what a game designer should be, and if there are any in the industry that could safely be labeled an “auteur” he is the one. He is a singular voice amongst a sea of undecipherable... (Culture, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)

Garethvk  +   702d ago
They need a new direction and this could be it.
tristanwerbe  +   702d ago
My thoughts

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