Metal Gear Won’t Survive Without Kojima

Hideo Kojima may very well thrive without Metal Gear, but Metal Gear as we know it is likely to fail without Kojima.

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FinalFantasyFanatic296d ago (Edited 296d ago )

True, but by the end there he was getting tired of being forced to make more MGS to the point where I believe his quality work was starting to decline. It's better for him to be able to move on and make the games he really wants to make, unfortunately Konami will probably rape the corpse of this series for years to come.

franwex297d ago (Edited 297d ago )

There were several directors for mgs2, 3, 4, peace walker, and 5 and game designers in addition to Kojima. I’m sure they can conjure the right team and make a good mgs game. Wish they did actually. It’s just that Konami is crazy right now and won’t.

_-EDMIX-_296d ago

That's interesting so you're telling me you have no clue that the majority of that team is not working with Sony Computer Entertainment along with Kojima?

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I seriously don't understand how you were able to know enough about the development team but not even know that the majority of them are still working with the famous director.

So buddy you might want to take a glance at the Kojima Productions staff because the majority of them left Konami following Metal Gear Solid 5 as I would too.

Kojima is a huge visionary and people move with the titles he releases so you have to understand that Metal Gear Solid to many is not even the same Series without the same development team. So all I think this is proving is that gamers are not simply going to buy a game simply because of game alone it has everything to do with the concept in the trust and longevity of the development team to actually create a quality.

Let's be completely honest here you could have one of the most famous game series in the world but if the majority of the fans hear a different team is making the game they're going to be skeptical about its quality just like any other project. Trust me Metal Gear Solid is more than just a sum of its name.

MohammadAdam296d ago

worked out pretty ok for treyarch with call of duty tbh. Kojima wasn’t the only game designer at Konami. I’m sure they will find someone who can make a good metal gear game without kojima at the helm.

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Jaypi03296d ago

@edmix show us proof of what you say please. As far as the majority of the team leaving, and don't tell me to "google" it because you're the one who made the claim, so back it up.

franwex296d ago (Edited 296d ago )

I was going to mention call of duty, but someone else did already. Also there’s Nintendo as an example as they are always changing people up.
Either way Kojima has been saying since mgs2 that he didn’t want to make metal gear anymore and was training his staff to take over. He didn’t want to do it, and Konami didn’t want him doing.
I think it can be done if Konami focuses.

cerpintaxt44296d ago

this comment isnt directed at you edmix. comparing mgs to call of duty really? idiots

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cerpintaxt44296d ago

no Kojima is the overall writer and director of every main mgs title. its similar to how film works there are team leads and 2nd directors but everything went through Kojima.

franwex296d ago (Edited 296d ago )

Gotta resort to name calling?
We were not comparing mgs to cod. We we’re comparing how other developers can still make a product similarly to the original team with similar quality.
Personally liking or disliking COD is negligible.
Either way it doesn’t matter. Konami had a chance and came up with crap. They thought of a new concept and slapped the mgs logo on it.

FinalFantasyFanatic296d ago

Considering how terrible Survive is, this begs the question of how much freedom did Kojima have with the games he was working on and what he was forced to do against his better judgement? I can't see the series improving, I think it had already reached its pinnacle and will most likely go down hill from here.

Prince_TFK296d ago

I think Jim Sterling says it best. Fu*k Konami should be a thing right now whenever their name is mentioned.

Melankolis297d ago

I think the gamers who will play that game is the real "survivor"

Derceto297d ago

"...but Metal Gear as we know it is likely to fail without Kojima."

I'm not a huge fan of egomaniac Hideo Kojima the person, but I am a fan of Hideo Kojima the game desginer.

There is no "likely" about it. Survive is about 80% recycled MGS V, which was still a great game, despite Konami's meddling. Yet, Survive is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Somehow, it is comparable to Umbrella Corps in how cheap and uninspired it is, yet, most of the game was merely just "imported" from MGS V. It's basically a hilariously bad mod for MGS V, created by Konami itself.

No, there is no "likely" about it. Metal Gear as we knew it, is finished without Kojima. End of story.

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