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Submitted by Iltapalanyymi 887d ago | rumor

Metal Gear Solid V To Lose Codec Conversations!?

For anyone following the site on a regular basis, Gamersyndrome has focused (unintentionally so) on the crazy musings of one Hideo Kojima, in revealing more info on the next exciting installment, MGS V. The Metal Gear Solid series has always been known for it’s righteous blend of cinematic styling and verbose dialogue, to create an experience some criticize as being a little too much story and not enough gameplay.

In a shocking turn of events, this may be a thing of the past for the MGS series. (Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Hard to tell
Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 16
Iltapalanyymi  +   887d ago
I seriously hope not. But then IF this is really happening i don't really mind. I am that hardcore Metal Gear fan. I can tolerate even the biggest change.
xHeavYx  +   887d ago
Not having the codec conversations would be like remaking Ocarina of Time without an ocarina
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One_Eyed_Wizard  +   887d ago
Bad comparison. MGSV isn't a remake.
xHeavYx  +   887d ago
Not sure if serious or...
andrewsqual  +   887d ago
I hope not too but comes as absolutely no surprise. Destroy all expectations for this one people. That way you will be less disappointed.
Iltapalanyymi  +   887d ago
I wont be disappointed, no matter what happens. It is Metal Gear! :3
solidjun5  +   887d ago
Snake Nooooooooooooo!!!

All jokes aside, I hope not. I really like the conversations via codec.
CocoWolfie  +   887d ago
as long as the reason isnt to make it more "accessible" but to improve, then i dont mind that much either, although they were a blast
Redrum059  +   887d ago
If this is true, I am going to die.
Shad0wRunner  +   887d ago
Snake: "Otacon, do you read me? Hello? OTACON! Dammit..."

LOL. Funny. The game clearly has to feature SOME way of communicating with intel and advisors tho. Wouldnt seem right, if it didnt.
BroGamer  +   887d ago
The more I hear about MGS V, the more concerned I get.
WitWolfy  +   887d ago
You and me both...
Cernunnos  +   887d ago
Same here...
SuperLupe  +   887d ago
Kojima here. No concerns to have.

Name me a single developer more trust worthy than Kojima quality wise ?
goldwyncq  +   887d ago
Naughty Dog?

I respect Mr Kojima and all, but claiming that the man can make no mistakes won't improve the quality of his games at all.
TheDarpaChief  +   887d ago
Its gonna play like peace walker.
cpayne93  +   887d ago
Really not sure what to think of it as a whole so far, but I'm still sort of upset over the Hayter deal. Also, the past mgs video games never forgot that they were video games, and not just interactive movies. They were able to provide deep serious storylines but be humorous and fun at the same time. I hope the next game retains that feeling.
gaelic_laoch  +   887d ago
Where is the filler going to come from now????
Tapani  +   887d ago
It would be cool if the codec conversations were made with radios scattered around the open-world. This way, they could serve as a gameplay mechanic (instead of a nostalgic-factor) and offer you tips to your next location or reveal side-objectives.
goldwyncq  +   887d ago
2cents  +   887d ago
It's a love hate relationship with me.

I love the additional info gained from the codecs, but I hate when I'm short on playtime and there is loads of dialogue to go through before getting back to the action.
Also when your listening for ages then you zone out for a moment and can miss some crucial info that's mixed with all the fluff.

I agree with brogamer above on the direction that the new games is taking.

Wait and see again, I guess.
Summons75  +   887d ago
But codec conversations were some of the funniest things ever! Plus where else will I learn my movie trivia or hit on Chinese girls that save my progress :(
TheDarpaChief  +   887d ago
Everybody pissing and moaning about these features arent real fans. Want to know how i know? THEY WERE ALL IMPLEMENTED IN PEACE WALKER! Yet nobody bitched about that. How interesting

Edit: go play peace walker now!
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Shadowstar  +   887d ago
Maybe you should avoid telling people whether or not they're real fans.

Mobile != console release; I understand that there's less disc space available on a mobile release, so there's no room for optional conversation pieces. Heck, I didn't complain about AC!D, but I wouldn't want that to be a main gameplay method.
TheDarpaChief  +   887d ago
Peace walker is regarded by many as the best in the series from a gameplay perspective. Took me over 60 hours to play through it all and it was all gameplay. Mgsv is going to turn the gameplay up 100 fold with some of the best stealth i have ever seen in a videogame and yet people are worried about codec calls (which are still in the game if you read any of the ground zeroes previews) people tell kokima 4 was a joke because of all of the cutscenes now he is selling out with 5. I can say what i want about you hippocrates just like you have free reign over your opinon of me.
Shadowstar  +   887d ago
Just because we have a difference of opinion I wouldn't say you're not a real fan. This whole "real fan" thing is what I hate most. I can be critical and still be a fan. You can be a sycophant and still be a fan. We're both fans, and neither of us is more or less real than the other.

Various people like different things. Me? I'm a cutscene and crazy story kind of girl. The over the top stuff in MGS is what makes it better than the other stealth games for me, so any reduction in story makes me nervous. Other people don't like that-- but that doesn't stop them from being fans.

(BTW, it's spelled hypocrite. Hippocrates (hi-ˈpä-krə-ˌtēz) is the old greek physician, like hippocratic oath.)
TheDarpaChief  +   887d ago
Thats more then fair. Knee jerk would be more than an understatement to my reaction and i apologize about that. Its just really annoging seeing all of the people with their comments that i pointed out whice were in no way intended towards you. It was for the people who were ignorantly and impatiently dubbing the game as "sell out". You are right though and thats what makes being a fan so special. There is something for everyone but imo the story has actually grown due to the inclusion of taboo topics but you are correct as the story is more spaced out now to accomodate for the open world. Like i said before i apologize for the knee jerkiness and i was gonna edit it but i was hoping someone was gonna make fun of me and make a pic meme of a hippo on a crate :3
skydragoonity  +   887d ago
They shouldn't dare..
illustratedDEO  +   887d ago
Losing the codec conversation would be out of character for the series, as well as this new slow motion CQC,that 24 guy VO casting is worrysome as well.But hey, maybe it's best for the new saga of Big Boss, i'm a die hard fan of the MGS series and honestly I'm ready for anything Konami and KojimaPro have in store for the franchise.V FOR VICTORY.
shysun  +   887d ago
Whats next, no story all together?! All for the sake of mainstreaming this game! Errrrr
ForgottenProphecy  +   887d ago
No David, no codec calls? I love Metal Gear, and this will be a day 1 buy no matter what, but I hope this game still feels like a Metal Gear game...
ZBlacktt  +   887d ago
Is this even MGS anymore? Even I feel so lost from the game now. It's like it's become some other game that just shares the same title.
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bigboss1990  +   887d ago
Wouldn't it be great if say the 24, guy wasent really voicing big boss and that it was a massive joke done by kojima so fooling you into thinking your gonna have a new voice actor and when you finally see snake he says KEPT YOU WAITING UH in David hayters voice lol that would be cool something tells me that's what's going to happen hence the big suprise that kojima said that would be in the game lol
EdoubleD  +   887d ago
Don't do this...Codec conversations are one of my favourite parts of the game. Hell, even Rising had them and they were fairly enjoyable.

However if it is an evolved version than I might be open to it, but....please don't get rid of it entirely.
LAWSON72  +   887d ago
MrGunny94  +   887d ago
MGS was my childhood... But it seems like it's changing to a more mainstream audience...

It's killing everything I like each day...

David Hayter.. Come on...

Codecs... Really...??

CQC slow mo.. Cool it's Call of Duty now -.-"?

What's next multiplayer with kids yelling on my ears? God dammit MGS Online was fun as hell..
oldassgamer  +   887d ago
! Oh man... I hope not. The Codec communication is a staple in MGS. But, I guess if they can get rid of Hayter, then... There's probably a lot more changing that they haven't revealed.
Eyesoftheraven  +   886d ago
War sometimes changes.
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