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Submitted by Nyxus 310d ago | news

MGSV: Cardboard box returns, exclamation mark almost did not

Alert! Kojima actually considered scrapping Metal Gear's iconic exclamation mark! (Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

no_more_heroes  +   310d ago
Not really a huge MGS fan, but I definitely know about the carboard box and the exclamation mark (with sound effect). Would've been odd for an MGS game not to have it.
Nyxus  +   310d ago
Agreed. Some things are just icons for the series and shouldn't be changed.
Batzi  +   310d ago
INB4 David Hayter comments.
Neo-Axl  +   310d ago
Personality, that's what it is. Resident Evil flung Herbs, safe rooms, & typewriters out of the window. Which murdered everything after the drastic game play change.

After watching the TGS game play (Daytime) I was rather impressed, personality intact, game play evolved, it should be great!
xHeavYx  +   310d ago
Now they need to bring back the rations
titletownrelo  +   310d ago
The scene in "Wreck It Ralph" where he pulled out the exclamation point and it made the sound effect was great!

http://images1.wikia.nocook...
GrandpaSnake  +   310d ago
You guys dont even know, using the box on someone in metal gear online is priceless, it actually works.
Welshy  +   310d ago
I miss MGO =(

I hope MGS5 brings MGO back bigger and better than in MGS4, because i was so gutted when those servers closed, the day that patch popped up and removed the option to even open MGO... a tiny bit of my heart died that day.

But nostalgic rambling aside, yes it was brilliant to actually use a box and have it work on a real human being xD

If they removed boxes, exclamations AND David Hayter... MGS or no MGS, i woulda been hell'a pissed.
trenso1  +   310d ago
the best was hiding in a box in the middle of a street next to other boxes and watch people walk right by you.*
DEEBO  +   310d ago
yeah most people would run pass you in the box.
Omar91  +   310d ago
I would of been pissed if they removed the exclamation marks. It's an iconic symbol that MGS has had for years.
ZeV  +   310d ago
Kojima makes bad moves on bad moves in MGS V...He decide to ruin his game !
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Welshy  +   310d ago
KEEPING iconic features is a bad choice?

MGS without cardboard boxes and exclamation marks is like COD without guns or Gran Turismo without cars.

You don't just remove the things that people identify your franchise by, keeping them was a good move.
titletownrelo  +   310d ago
or like Mario without the shrooms, flying turtles, and green dinosaurs...
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   310d ago
Some people here are forgetting Kojima almost dropped the exclamation mark in MGS4 also.
andrewer  +   310d ago
When I play MGS at a friend's house the only things I do are get into the box and run around lolol I'll keep doing that it seems
sigfredod  +   310d ago
please get rid now of the regenerative health, and bring back the rations kojima, the cool about the MGS series is that i remember that even the weather affect the rations when they froze and you can´t eat it, that was cool and give more inmersion on the game, or when some food get rotten fast, or when you get injured and you had to heal yourself, or treat bleeding, or poisoning, that was great about MGS, i don´t like this new dumb down approach, i blame metal gear rising and too much "western" flavor to appeal xbone gamers
Nyxus  +   310d ago
Metal Gear Rising is anything but western. It's distinctively Japanese.
Welshy  +   310d ago
Pretty sure he was referring to MGS3 with his comparisons, but if he WAS talking about Rising somehow without mentioning it, then yes it's about as OTT and Japanese as you're going to get in a Metal Gear game.
Bundi  +   310d ago
Non-playstaion exclusivity would have been blamed. You know it's true. . . !
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Neo-Axl  +   310d ago
This looks like it could be the best one, I'm a PlayStation user of 15 years. What's your point?
GenericNameHere  +   310d ago
But no one in this thread has commented about how the Xbone is ruining the game so far, yeah? The closest is @sigfredod, but he blames the Western appeal the game is targeting, rather than the Xbone itself. So yeah, the "You know it's true. . . !" part? You're showing your bias and fanboyism, and the ". . .!" made it seem like you are paranoid and maybe have a profound and creepy love for Xbox. But hey, whatever right? As long as you get to prove PS fanboys wrong, eh?

Anyways, I hope Kojima NEVER removes the "!" icon above enemies' heads. That's a really iconic symbol to gamers, and I'll be darned if they do. Kojipro isn't as stupid as Square Enix. Removing the unforgettable and classic victory theme for FFXIII, even though it's been in every FF game since the first? Nuh-uh, SE, you gun dun full retaaaad.
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Bundi  +   310d ago
The ...! Was so I could include the exclamation mark. You read way too much into this and made it personal buddy.

Chill.
NarooN  +   310d ago
MGS without the exclamation mark just isn't MGS. It would be like Quake with no strafe/rocket-jumping. Burnout with no takedowns. Call of Duty with no campers. It just wouldn't be right.
Nyxus  +   310d ago
Well takedowns were introduced in Burnout 3. :P
NarooN  +   310d ago
True, lol. Burnout 2 *kinda* had them, but they weren't officially there until Burnout 3, true. :p
ziggurcat  +   310d ago
MGS without the exclamation mark would be very, very wrong.
BG11579  +   310d ago
How do we know if it's a MG if it wouldn't have the exclamation point!?!
That would just be unholy!!!!

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