Submitted by BlagaMan85 497d ago | opinion piece

Metal Gear Solid 5: Hideo Kojima’s quest for redemption

Will the next gen consoles offer enough oomph for Kojima to end things properly (again)? (E3, Hideo Kojima, Industry, Metal Gear Series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Next-Gen, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Number-Nine  +   497d ago
MGS4 was phenomenal.
BlagaMan85  +   497d ago
As a whole, I really enjoyed it. But technically, it was a strange game (the chapter installs and all that) But it's easy to see it didn't live up to Kojima's expectations.
Snookies12  +   497d ago
The only reason the installs were like that was because at that time the hard drives weren't that big... So Kojima didn't want to take up a huge chunk of your hard drive just to play the game.
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papashango  +   496d ago
redemption really?


Hideo Kojima plays it the safest amongst all the other japanese devs. SE, Capcom all of them.

All he can do is Metal Gear. Even the d-bag compulsive liar Peter Molyneux has the balls to attempt new things.

The most comfort Kojima has felt outside of MGS is a ZOTE remake lol.
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Snookies12  +   497d ago
It was a masterpiece really. Especially when it first came out... Man that game looked SO good.
2pacalypsenow  +   497d ago
Still is a masterpiece in my book
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Donnieboi  +   496d ago
Why does the writer of this article keep indicating that this game will be the final one? Kojima never once said that (not even in this interview). The author just keeps assuming that, simply because kojima once said that mgs 4 would be his last one.

But I get the feeling that Kojima is re-inspired again about mgs now that his vision of an open, free world is possible. This engine of his can give many opportunities to expand the story-line and it's past, while giving him the speed and flexibility to make other IP's and new games too. There's room for both MGS and new IP's too now that Kojima has learned to rely on quick tools that he made with fox engine.
BlagaMan85  +   496d ago
Ever since MGS 2 he's been threatening to step down. And if you read some of his current interviews, he still seems to want that(he's just hesitant to say so, in case he ends up returning for whatever reason). Still, if he could work on MGS and other IP's that would be great. But I find that VERY hard and I would prefer to see him try new things. He's one of the few "auters" we have, and he is still basically only known for MGS.
StuffofLegend  +   496d ago
Hell yeah! Playing it right now, it really concluded everything in the best way possible.
BlagaMan85  +   497d ago
It still does! some of the textures are still top notch!
2pacalypsenow  +   497d ago
Redemption for what? MGS4 was a great Ending. Also Selling out and working with Microsoft and showing up for MS e3 and not Sony's who helped him reach where he is now is not helping him reach "Redemeption". Not everyone might feel that way but thats just how i feel i lost a little respect for him when he showed up at MS e3 2 years in a row and not Sony's
BlagaMan85  +   497d ago
As long as the game comes out to both platforms, I'm good. But what's in question here isn't the value of MGS 4 for us. It's for Kojima, who has stated repeatedly that it could have been better.
Krosis  +   497d ago
MGS has been on PC, Xbox and Nintendo--developers go multiplatform, hardly "selling out". Why can't all gamers enjoy his games? Grow up.
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Nate-Dog  +   497d ago
Bu bu but he was with Sony it would have been 10000000000000000000000000x better as a Sony exclusive!
j-blaze  +   497d ago
well, he'd show up at Sony's conference IF they actually cared and asked him, Kojima will definitely not refuse but MS was smarter
and IF Sony cared they'd have secured this along with FF15 and KH3 long time ago, but hey, Sony just don't care about Japanese games as much as they care for their overrated western first party games and devs...so glad these games are multiplats now

oh and btw it was Kojima who helped Sony to massively increase sales of ps3 thanks to MGS4! back then when ps3 was selling like shit
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nypifisel  +   497d ago
What a misinformed comment!

First off it wouldn't be economically feasible for Sony to buy exclusivity on those 3 blockbuster titles, it would cost too much - So instead of doing what Microsoft is doing, moneyhatting third party developers Sony has a invested first party developer lineup to assure a steady stream of games.

And don't even compare Sony and MS on the japanese gaming market and which has the most games fit for said market, cause if your answer is anything else than Sony you're delusional. X1 doesn't even launch in Japan for all we know now, they weren't one of the 21 markets and not even listed among the Asian countries that would get the X1 a year later.
fsfsxii  +   496d ago
You can't deny that the Japanese devs fell this gen and the Western devs have shine except for some japanese devs.
Firan  +   497d ago
Seriously what difference it would have been if he went to Sony's E3 instead of MS's? If you lose respect for this you're just a fanboy. Besides, the series started on MSX2 which is a PC.

"not Sony's who helped him reach where he is now "

I would say it's the game devs who helped Sony reach where they are now. I doubt PS1/PS2/PS3 would have sold well without games.
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2pacalypsenow  +   496d ago
It started on the MSX but it didn't get worldwide popularity until it hit the Ps1
talocaca  +   497d ago
It's very Japanese about him....fake humble.

All Japanese people hate their projects or so they say....they should hang out with Peter Molyneux for a while!
Krosis  +   497d ago
MGS will not end, he has been saying it for years. It better not end with Hayter cast out either..
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j-blaze  +   497d ago
i'll never get tired of MGS, it's one of those franchises that never gets old
fsfsxii  +   496d ago
I'll agree with you for once... ONCE!!
I still replay the whole series sometimes. My most played MGS game is MGS2 (Call me a weirdo)
FoxHound_  +   497d ago
Love the effort and heart Kojima is really putting into MGSV.
Kojima also just released information saying that everything we have seen in MGSV so far including everything at E3 was all current gen. He said we havent even seen the PS4 version yet. That makes me extremely happy. The current gen versions look incredible too.
TomOfAllTrades  +   493d ago
I'll believe it when I see the console in front off me, with the disk of MGSV within the console.
Why are you so skeptical?
Mr-SellJack  +   497d ago
redemption??what a tool...MGS4 is easily the top rated game by the consumers and critics and still the best Ps3 game in my book....MGS is the only long legendary franchise till now that hasn't been rotten and shifted to HD gfx
Summons75  +   497d ago
You clearly don't know anything about creative things do you? Kojima has stated multiple times that we wasn't satisfied with the end product of MGS4 and that it could have been better. Creative people are always trying to better there products and learn form what they wanted and missed in the last entry. It's always shown in kojimas work which is really good of him to do so.
ThyMagicSword  +   497d ago
Redemption? I help you to die... These are two different things, hurry up with your game and shut up, Foxtail.
zeroskie  +   497d ago
This man needs no redemption.
KillrateOmega  +   497d ago
Maybe in his eyes he needs redemption, but I thought that MGS4 was very good. Yes, it had its flaws, but it was great game overall and a worthy installment in the franchise.
Krosis  +   497d ago
I still liked MGS3 the best. Everything blended so well in that game...not sure if it is the history buff in me (love the cold war theme), the music, the origins behind the characters...so awesome. To me that was one of the best endings to any game ever.

How cool would a WW2 themed MGS be? Cobra unit origins, play as the Boss...no snake but it'd be a great spin off...much better than that unic Raiden IMHO.
BlagaMan85  +   497d ago
That, sir.... would be awesome! And MGS 3 is still the best of the franchise. It's the one where everything just fell into place. Love that game.
fsfsxii  +   496d ago
What redemption?? I still think that MGS4 is the best PS3 game to date. TLOU comes close

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