Baden of WGB: "The dismissal of Hideo Kojima has brought with it cries that while Metal Gear Solid may live on through Konami, it will never truly be the beloved franchise again, which in some ways is almost disrespectful to the many, many people who actually make the game behind the scenes and will likely continue on with the series. Kojima may provide much of the vision, but undoubtedly he also just said yes or no to many ideas brought to him. and trusted his team. Still, without the man himself it is quite likely that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be the last true Metal Gear Solid game, especially with Konami involved, a company which, and let’s be honest here, has proven itself to be somewhat…well, stupid. So, if this is really the final proper Metal Gear game does it do justice to the insane series? Has Kojima gone out with a bang?"