20°
Submitted by Hitman0769 511d 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  +   511d ago
They need a new direction and this could be it.
tristanwerbe  +   511d ago
My thoughts

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Gioteck review Pure Pool

1h ago - Gioteck review Pure Pool by VooFoo: "Remember Hustle Kings, the Pool game for PS3 and PSVita?... | PS4
20°

Pokémon Y Now Available For A Reduced Price On Amazon

1h ago - Pokémon Y, one of the latest entries of the series together with Pokémon X, is now available for... | 3DS
10°

The Lobbycast: Episode 286 with Geoff and Jordan

1h ago - Geoff and Jordan say farewell to Robin Williams, talk TV and Gamescom news, as well as dole out a... | PS4
10°

DayZ Ashwood Short Bow Crafting And Loot Spawn Guide

1h ago - One Angry Gamer "A new guide for the standalone of DayZ has gone live to help players become the... | PC
Ad

Win a Titan One from N4G and ConsoleTuner!

Now - We're giving away three Titan Ones from ConsoleTuner (original inventors of the Cronus and CronusMAX)! The Titan One device makes modded controller... | Promoted post
10°

Doorways: The Underworld Launches On September 17th

1h ago - One Angry Gamer "Saibot Studios sent out word that Doorways: The Underworld will be coming soon t... | PC
Related content from friends