By Doug Elfman
"Doug Elfman is an award-winning entertainment columnist who lives in Las Vegas. He blogs at DougElfman.com."
Guns of the Patriots is clearly the solo-mission game to beat this summer, and it should be regarded as a great work of art. I'll get to that in a second. But it's newsworthy that, since the Supreme Court just ruled in a 5-4 throwdown that the Second Amendment gives us the right to bear arms, we are bearing them.
There is serious thought to ponder in the plot. Narratives and dialogues depict a world at constant war. Characters explore literary themes of mortality, individualism, the rise of machines and interpersonal relationships.
Most of this is credited to co-writer-director Hideo Kojima, a legend in the gaming industry who retired a few years ago after he created the often stunning Metal Gear Solid 3.
Alas, some gun-crazy fans of the Metal Gear Solid franchise were so upset, they forced Kojima to come out of retirement to make this new game. How did they convince him?