Coming up with the ideas behind an AAA videogame is a team effort, right? Not at Kojima Productions; boss man Hideo Kojima thinks of almost everything. That's how good he is.
What else can you expect? the man is a genius, he's in a league of his own, so why would he want to implement peoples ideas when most of their ideas are inferior to his own?
I don't think Kojima is that much arrogant, he probably accepts each others ideas as long as they are good, but the studio isn't called "Kojima Productions" for nothing, he is the head of that entity and he created K-Prod in order to be independent and realize what he wants. Are the other people just executors or do they work differently, such as brainstormings, roundtables, etc...? I don't know. But we can assume if people keep working in K-Prod it's because they like it so they're not forced to shut up and work (cf the Rockstar controversy regarding their employees).
It sounds arrogant but I will just assume there was something lost in the translation, it happens a lot.
I think he means, "not many GOOD ideas" come from the team.
Well at least we know he is solely to blame for Raiden in MGS2. Thanks for letting me play as Solid Snake for 40 minutes. /s The man is a genius and it is obvious that each Metal Gear game is his child so to speak. From what I read about the man, getting an idea implemented into one of his games is an incredibly hard task for the dev team member. I still think he is a robot that never smiles though.
The guy in just an arrogant ass that is taking credit for other peoples ideas. Funny thing is he hasnt made a good game in 15 years he living off a rep that he made 20 years ago.
Did you rike it?
On his level, that's being humble. Kojima is the man.
Wow! I didn't know his arrogant side until now. No wonder why he's so close with Itagaki XD
Well not many ideas were any good in MGS4 so...Get a better team.
Well tbh, that's his job, he is the game designer.
yeah good...on the same scale that george lucas is "good." ...bye bubbles
Actually that's partially true about Raiden story goes a female fan of MGS 1 sent a letter to Kojima saying she didn't like playing as an old man, which is ironic with MGS 4 but either way so, Kojima kept the idea in mind when making a sequel to make a character that's new to the series and that would appeal more to women which it did. After that Raiden became more of a joke especially in MGS 3 with his similar like character Raikov. Then for MGS 4 Kojima wanted everyone to like Raiden so mission accomplished.
@Whitefox789 Did not know that, thanks. Always appreciate some video game facts.
i do hope that kojimas comments are sort of lost in translation and he's not really the egotistical douchebag that he's comes across as. With that being said i'm looking forward to the next title from kojima productions; i just hope ill get to play more than I get to watch this time.
But how big is his head to be saying this? He isn't in a league of his own or there would be a massive gap between his games and other top titles. I don't like him after reading this...
Sounds exceptionally narcissistic. oh wait.. Surely he meant to say: "Kojima: "Not many MOVIES come from the team" uh... no, still narcissistic.
wow looks like even the most respected of dev's can let it get to their head lol a fine example... john carmac
...Who's footprints are these? "!" sonofa... Best moments on my PS1, despite the fact it took me days before I got my first silent kill. Then I remember playing Kill.Switch and thinking I could sneak past the soldiers because the person you played dressed like Snake.
Lost in translation? Maybe someone misunderstood him? Just like the idea of humbleness, you know? Anyway, click on the link and read how funny the comments are. You can tell which ones dont have PS3 and never played the game. "but it's too long a movie," "it's an on rails shooter," "there's no story," etc. The on rails shooter was one of the funnier ones. Then someone brought up Uncharted 2 being overhyped but lack luster like MGS4?! One thing that annoyed me was that somebody thought DMC4 was a masterpiece. Sure it's his opinion but damn he needs to be slapped by DMC1 and DMC3. Anyway, MGS3 still needs to be topped. Hunting for food was great.
Now if it was someone like Itagaki to say this, everyone would push hate at him! But Kojima says it, and everyone praises him! I think the difference is, Itagaki looked too arrogant and confident, so it drew alot of hate. Kojima doesn't look like the type that would be arrogant or full of confidence (aka he's the typical nerd type), so people just kind of accept it! ...As long as good games keep coming, who cares!
Every Metal Gear game is Kojima's, he's the lead designer, director, writer. It's his game. I'm sure it's not that he doesn't listen to his staff (if he did, I'd say MGS4 would have had a lot of cutscene edits), it's more that they understand it's not their game, it's his.
I don't know if cut scene edits would have been such a bad idea. The cut scenes in MGS4 were way too long.
There is askip option. We die hard MGS fans like myself love them.
Well if I skipped them I would miss something. I'm not saying I wasn't interested in the story I'm just saying that it probably could have used some editing to either break up the cut scenes or make them shorter.
I completely agree with Shane Kim. Although I have nothing wrong with the lengths of cutscenes I did have a problem with the fact that there isn't much gameplay. MGS3 felt like a longer game in my opinion.
MGS 3 did feel like a longer game but hey I got to say the cutscenes in MGS 4 are better then the 20 min codec call at the end of MGS 2 even trying to skip all that takes 5 mins.
I actually really missed the Codecs seeing as they added character depth and intrigue. Instead of everything being through cutscenes. Having Drebin calling in and telling you the B and B's story was cool but what about if you could chat with him about weapon's like signit? You probably could have learned some really interesting details.
Ah...there we go again, teh cut scenes are too long.... Please, the Game is Amazing and the cut scenes are long cuz the Game has a Great Story, is not like the generic hero that save the world in 24hs story -_-
...I'm going through my fourth time playing it, and I haven't skipped a cutscene yet (at least on the fourth time, I can't remember what I did the second time).
I've seen a few attempts of "design by consensus", where a product is designed by contributions from everyone and all decisions go to majority vote. In all cases it led to complete failures, mismatch products trying to please everyone and ending up disappointing all. It takes someone with a clear unique vision to be in charge of a top level design so that all aspects contributed by the team matches and fits well with the overall design. So I think Kojima is doing the right thing.
well... thats pretty much how both uncharted games were made.
actually if you watch the behind the scenes videos , everyone at naughty dog wanted to " make the game awesome" so they did .. i'm pretty sure they had a firm line to hold to while adding all the stuff they wanted to make the game awesome
MGS2 > MGS4 IMHO
Mgs2 = worst MG game ive played. IMHO
Metal Gear Solid 3 : Subsistance > any game ever made
A lot of people hated MGS2 because you played as Raiden instead of Snake for majority of the game and people hated the man-in-tight-suit-that-shaped- his-crotch. In my opinion, in terms of story, MGS2 was the best. I can't remember a game where the twists and turned shocked me so much nor a game that broke the fourth wall so much in one go. FISSION MAILED <--- C'mon, I shat myself after seeing that.
007 has it With nostalgia goggles off it goes MGS 3 >>>>>>> MGS 4 > MGS 2 > MGS 1
I can see alot of people like part 2 which is weird almost everyone i know except for the few friends that first MGS game was part 2 all say it was the worst. Mine go 1>3>4>2 although i was a huge metal gear fan on NES. anyways cool i thought the story in 2 was a little to much for the one game but to each his own. but its all prefrence so i respect your guys opinion and raiden wasnt why i didnt like 2 i didnt like the bad guys except for vamp
MGS3 >MGS4 >MGS1 >MGS2.....i guess its different for metal gear fans but MGS3 was the best MGS experience i ever had.
IMO MGS1 is under-appreciated, to me its obvious thats its the best MGS. I cant understand how come more people dont see how completely out of this world MGS1 was. Way better than MGS2 and MGS3 thats for sure.
#4 had the most spine tingling moments when the music comes on etc when your fighting ocelot was just prob the best feeling ive had playing a game.
I need scissors 61! Colonel: Raiden Turn off the game console! Raiden: What did you say? Colonel: You've been playing the game for awhile now haven't you? Don't you have anything better to do with your time? Rosemary: You'll hurt your eyes playing so close to the screen. I was actually tempted to turn off the PS2 when I heard that codec call
MGS2 is almost Perfect, the only bad thing is Raiden The PLOT of MGS2 is the Most Complex and Amazing than any other Game
MGS3 > 4 = 1 >>>>> 2 Raiden ruined it for me. Ending too. Suddenly Snake pops out from nowhere and says something blah blah... i cant find the word for it. MGS3 had the best boss fights except the ones in MGS4 Liquid vs Solid and also Liquid vs Solid in MGS1.
This guy is a legend
Kojima is great but hes gotta be careful with what he says here, dont want to alienate his team and other people that have helped him.
I'm thinking mistranslation. Kojima never talks in english during interviews or awards ceremonies. He only says one liners in english though.
Others work best as a dictatorship. All the same, somebody should have acted as Editor of MGS4, and trimmed all that dialogue! Edit: Jebus I didn't say MGS4 was horrible! It just needed some damned editorial control. Have you seen Apocalypse Now: Redux (with the full length, uncut scenes), it's far worse than the original because it drags too much. Same thing here. Hi should have released a cut version, then a year later, release a directors cut for those who could be bothered.
Agreed, I understand there were a lot of loose ends to tie up but those cut scenes felt like they would never end.
MGS is his child, since he was told to make it from scratch with Metal Gear 1 However, he's not working on Rising much is he? Not a Kojima child...Just a Metal Gear Spin off still curious about it =)
Curious but I don't trust it we've seen what people did with the MG port to the NES and Snake's Revenge. However some other people have made good MG games such as Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel, MG Ac!d, and MG Ac!d 2
Anyone ever wonder what would happen if Kojima came across a Death Note?
haha i see what you did there.. ;)
I didn't get the joke =(
even "not many ideas" must be a compliment, it implies that one or two ideas are from the team. what an honour.
As good as he is, this is worrying me a bit, not because he's good but because of what he said and that is "all the ideas are pretty much coming from me". Not that I don't appreciate that or anything but this makes me worried about "Rising" and how this game is going to turn out to be without the full assistance of Mr.Kojima. Only time will tell, and soon at E3, everything will be finally revealed.
Well, yeah, that's why there is a position known as project lead.
Sounds like Kojima needs a better team ;)
MOST OVERRATED THIS GEN ,this guy makes kids game which the mgfranchise has become he is garbage
A complicated story like Metal Gear should not have too many people involved in its creation. You start to have complications of where to go, what characters have impact, what the main point is. Since Kojima created the story from the beginning, it's only fitting that he is the only voice that matters. He's the only one that can completely make sense of it.
cough...metal gear: rising...cough~~~
oh come on, stop complaining. Kojima is almost finished with Peace Walker so I'm sure he'll take over the Rising team
Come on!!! We all know that MG:R is gonna suck the big one!
I'm guessing this is a lost in translation statement, as if you watched the Document of MGS2 you'd see that isn't really true.
lol, I bet his staff is fuming right now.
...will be SH!T then!!! ;-D Poor ChatBots&ModBots will NEVER get to play MGS:4, but are stuck with... ...MGS:R = NO SNAKE??? NO Kojima??? = NO GOOD!!! ;-D