With the news that Kojima is about to spill the beans on Metal Gear Solid 5, can the great developer and his team inject some much needed spice into gaming and save it from its spiralling into repetition hell.
What's wrong with gaming apart from the over-saturated FPS genre? We had tons of great games this year...Deus Ex, Skyrim, Gears 3, UC3, LBP2 etc etc. But of course anything MGS is welcome :)
Precisely. There is nothing wrong with gaming. UC3 Gow3 Deus Ex Skyrim Zelda Batman What more do you want?!
With all due respect to that list you offered but it's obvious and clear that you are a COD hater because COD alone with the number of players per day on both Xbox Live and PSN exceeding 4 million people is pretty much everything one should know about. This is crazy, and this is GAMING on fire. :D Metal Gear Solid is always welcomed and it will always add something to the gaming industry, something developers should learn about.
To be honest. That is NOT the fault of the developers. Like it or not the fault lies solely on the consumers. Sales are made because it is what people want. Not what the devs give us. There is something to be said about why so many people go to MCDonalds instead of BK or Wendys or CarlJr. It isnt the food. If it was then those other places would be doing better because they have a better product. Yet people are more interested in what works for THEM. Game developers have tried new stuff and consumers arent biting as much as what THEY want. So can you really blame a company for giving the majority of the buying public what they are paying their $$$ for? On topic...we have been down this path multiple time. This game will save that or can that save this. AS A WHOLE...gaming does not need saving. Last I checked it was getting bigger than music movies and (gasp) PRON!
This is an xbox site, of course they feel they have a lack of variety. Only time of year they get some variety is around the holidays, the rest of the year is stale. For PS3 owners the whole year rocks, with a variety of games from different genres. This is what happens when you lack 1st party studios.
Such a stupid title.
"Can Metal Gear Solid 5 save gaming?" I wasn't aware that gaming needed saving. Have you not seen what COD has been doing to popularize gaming for the past half decade?
It figures that you would get disagrees for that. I don't like cod myself, but I can't ignore the fact that it has made gaming more popular and mainstream.
Saying something positive about COD on N4G garners the same response as telling a 4 year old that Santa Clause doesn't exist.
Popularizing something doesn't necessarily make it better. Specifically, the casualization of gaming is seen by "old heads" as detrimental. Given that the majority of people who play CoD fall rather squarely into the "casual" category of gamers, and thus don't buy a variety, but generally one or two franchises or like games, it causes less mainstream games like, say, Valkyria Chronicles to be overlooked, despite being an amazing title. And while it can be argued that such niche titles aren't expected to sell well in the first place, it's only when any niche gets sufficient exposure that it becomes mainstream, like the FPS genre currently is. So while CoD's popularity with the common person has made gaming more popular, it hasn't necessarily made gaming better, and it's actually arguable that it has, indeed, put gaming as a whole in jeopardy.
you fellows forgot dark souls....but beyond that i didnt know it needed saving either, in fact i think this has been the best year in gaming for over a decade
Surely the OP of this article jests? One game is NOT going to save gaming, nor does gaming need saving. There's an insane variety of new and old IPs coming up in 2012, a great time of much variety. Not to mention that MGS5 exists in namesake only, we know nothing about it, whether it's still in idea mode, pre-planning, pre-development, or already being worked on. OP could be banking on a game we might not see for 3-4 years. Just another website with a sensationalist title looking for hits. Ain't gonna get mine!
most tard title ever
I think you meant retard...-_-
I think you meant 'retarded'
Didn't realise the gaming world was on the verge of crumbling.
when did gaming start dying?
the day COD was the biggest selling entertainment item of all time *troll face* lol only kidding... kind of theres nothing wrong though everything is good with all these fantastic games but who would ever say no to metal gear :D
I have a better title. "Can a donkey give himself fellatio?"
'Can Metal Gear Solid 5 save gaming?' LOL!
I wasn't aware it was in any danger.
if it needed saving, yah, probabley
it comes with full kinect support :D
Will just have more 30 minute cut scenes, a story that makes little sense and play mechanics years behind what western developers have achieved. So the answer is no, unless Kojima pays attention to developments outside his own.
there great games imo but the stories are a bit off the charts, imo hed be better off scrapping everything he told up to this point except for metal gear solid ( ps1 ). that game is still the best becuase it had the most legit plot, it was actually believable to some degree. the bosses from sons on just got rediculous, fatman on skates, i want to be vampire, wasp boy, etc.....even though we get explanations on how they do those things its still retarded
I agree with you wholeheartedly...we're going to be disagreed to death, you know.
"Play mechanics years behind western dev have achieved?" LMAO!!! You must be a 5 year old. Who bought cinematic story telling? Who redefined the stealth genre the quality of which will never ever be touched by games like Splinter Cell etc etc.. How many dev are there in the western world who crafts better boss fights then Kojima ' The GOD' San - Your comment is the most retarded comment I have heard in a while even going by n4g standard. MGS4 Meta at 94 - you - zero
The first game in the series did all of that. The series went COMPLETELY off the deep end with the second entry onwards. The sequels became an indulgent exercise in increasingly convoluted melodrama and tiny, incremental gameplay enhancements. Not to mention the fact that they have become less and less "cinematic" and more just...well literally "cinema." I mean forgive me for being old-fashioned, but it seems like if a game is going to "save the gaming industry," it should not be striving to be a movie instead.
"redefined the stealth genre" lol I shoot an enemy and he yells "must have been the wind" GOTY!
Im hiding in a barrel. STEALTH MODE ENGAGED
Wait, what? THis is amoung the worst articles to make it on N4G lately...
No but it will potentially destroy its name.
Even if gaming was dying it still would not be enough. Games like Gta and CoD can save gaming if it was dying
I rarely comment on here, and I half agree with the article. This year has been lackluster, and in fact I believe this gen as a whole is lackluster compared to the previous generations. While this gen has its fair share of good games. MGS4 in my opinion is the greatest game this gen, and will stand the test of time. At first I didn't want a part 5, but honestly how many games this gen delievered amazing stories? This gen is all about online, and then that game is replaced by the next big thing.
Bioshock,The Witcher,Half Life 2 and UC2 all told better stories than MGS. They didn't have cutscenes that went on for over half an hour, but they told their stories far better. When I play a game I want to actually play it, not play for five minutes and then wait half an hour for the privilege of playing it again.
I haven't played The Witcher, but I have played all the other games you mentioned. Half Life 2 is last gen, so that was irrelvant. Uncharted 2 is an excellent game, it did a good job in engrossing you into the story with its great characters, but the story itself wasn't exactly a masterpiece. Lastly Bioshock's whole "story" revoloved around one plot twist, and that was it for that game. By the way MGS has had long cutscenes since MGS1, so counting that as a flaw, would mean you don't like the series as a whole, and i am sorry to hear that.
The gameplay in MGS4 blows every thing UC2 and HALF life 2 did out of the water. The absolute brilliant use of split screen to create a cinematic presentation. The boss fights are the best in gaming and which the the games you mentioned can only dream of. The split screen gekko fight, the microwave scene etc etc could have only been done by Kojima. The other games dont even compare. @Descendant - exactly. Let the poor guy delude himself into thinking Bioshock is revolutionary while MGS4 is not. http://www.youtube.com/watc... and http://www.youtube.com/watc... MGS4 4 life!!
Tarantino_Life, thanks for those links. I almost forgot how EPIC MGS4 was. :)
Some games such as Call of Duty, transformers, shadow harvest, duke nukem, naughty bear, assasins creed, dead or alive and alone in the dark etc etc, There are plenty of GREAT games
I don't care if it can save gaming or not, I just can't wait to get my hands on MGS5 when they ever do decide to release it.
I seen this was from Xbox world and then I just laughed because if it is a Sony Exclusive this same website would run an article very close to MGS5s release talking about why you should choose another game over this one lol. History tells the truth. Anyway I really doubt this will release for the Xbox because if theres one game Sony will fight to get exclusively for it would be MGS5.
Stupid article writers should be saved... For stupid articles...
when was gaming doomed? this whole year was filled of great games :L
Save gaming from what? Game is as good as it was years ago. Do you realize how big gaming is in this day and age? Its not some "kids toy" anymore. Gaming is a huge business now. The gaming industry has made even more money than the movie industry these days. Don't believe me? Go check the numbers out yourself! There are so many games out there. You can't say that its a "repetition hell." Sure there's quite a few games that try to copy the CoD formula, and the overall military shooter formula. But the fact is that you have many different choices around that. You have Mario, Zelda, Resistance, Halo, Borderlands, Bulletstorm, Portal, Deus Ex...
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