Justin Hutchison of DualShockers.com discusses possible directions for Metal Gear Solid 5 and why the main Metal Gear Solid series should be left alone in the wake of Metal Gear Solid 4's story.
Always loved the Metal solid series Snail is the bestest.
lol, just having a laugh, massive Mgs fan and Snake is one of my heroes, Mgs4 is probably my favorite game in the series, actually had a tear in my eye at the end.
Metal Gear Solid is still very much alive. Its the best franchise ever in my opinion.
It would probably help to read the article, instead of commenting on the title.
Kojima knows best...
Wow. Great piece. I almost got teary eyed thinking of the end of MGS4 again. That reason alone should be enough for Kojima to just let the series be. I feel that that this series is becoming the "star wars" to his George Lucas, but using Lucas and the prequals as an example, some things should just be left alone. It's a case where the more you add to it, the more it takes away from what made the last game special. Kojima is full of surprises, so I'm just hoping that this talk of a 5th game is nothing more than a re-naming of Rising. That's just wishful thinking on my part.
George Lucas just forgot what made Star Wars fun and ruined it by adding nonsense about politics and stuff nobody cares about. If Kojima keeps making Metal Gear Solid, I'm confident it won't stop being amazing. Also, Kojima has said he'd stop making Metal Gear Solid games after every release, the series could've ended with any game in the series, they all have good endings.
I'm gonna agree. Snake has been laid to rest and we should leave him that way. It's time for another to step up to the plate. Dare I say Raiden since he got his body back at the end of MGS4 and isn't just a rehash of Snake as a character?
... so, Rising then? If they're going to pick anyone from the currently revealed characters, I'd be interested in The Boss. Hell, you can probably sneak in some co-op by adding the Sorrow.
No. Rising takes place before MGS4 and is more of a side game than anything. Also, I seem to be the only person who actually hated The Boss. What if Meryl took the helm for the next saga?
The Boss would be a very interesting choice. I'm not sure how much they'd be able to go into her backstory, but she was a great character, so I think Kojima could do well with her.
Now that I think about it, it'd be difficult to use The Boss for the same reasons that it'd be difficult to use anyone other than Big Boss/Solid Snake: the father-son dynamic. Though I just realized that, if you look at it in a certain way, one could view Solid Snake as Raiden's "father", since he did so much to develop Raiden, which would add credibility to the idea of Raiden and his son continuing that.
^ Solidus/Raiden had that dynamic, with Raiden finishing the father (Solidus), similar to Snake finishing BigBoss (ok, not exactly), and BigBoss finishing the Boss. The Boss and The Sorrow might not have the same duo, but they certainly had an interesting relationship, ending with the Boss killing the Sorrow. I dunno, I just prefer older settings over the near-future sci-fi setting.
Well, I think Raiden (after MGS4) is in the position where I don't think he should be brought back; he's finally gained a place in the world, and he's finally reached the goal he was searching for all along. Like I said in the article, part of why I'm not big on MGS5 is because the same thing happened to pretty much everyone in Metal Gear Solid 4; almost everything was resolved, the few things left unresolved being so minor that they're not worth digging into.
True. Raiden and Jack could indeed continue the Big Boss and Snake dynamic but remember that Raiden is now raising Jack directly where as Big Boss merely trained Snake.
i'm in favor of a world war 2 era throwback featuring a young version of the boss, aka the joy, as well as the sorrow, the end, the fury, the pain, and the fear. maybe we can find out how they banded together then how things fell apart.
Honestly, I would perfer a Metal Gear title instead of a MGS one. Snakes story should be over. I dont want another prequel,unless its Metal Gear, and takes place way before shadow moses. Maybe, even a remake of both Metal Gears!!!
It died with honour and dignity. But lets dig it back up for the $ Sigh...
snake? snake! snaaaaaaake!!!!!!
Snake Snake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The worst thing about letting Snake go, is not losing the character, but losing David Hayter. Snake's voice, IMO, is more iconic than Snake himself! Snake's voice and narrative adds a depth of drama to the story in such a way that I have yet to see any other character from any other game being able to come even close. I wouldn’t mind AT ALL having a new main character to the series, but I can’t deny that I’ll miss Hayter dearly.
I wouldn't mind losing Snake. It's not like he's necessary for a great mgs game. There were four main games and he was only the lead character in two of them. The first and the last. Know what would be cool? If they'd successfully cloned Frank Jaeger like they did the boss.
After reading the article (great article btw), i definitely agree. As a big MGS fans, i don't want Kojima to ruin MGS 4 perfect ending with some prequel again -_- And i want Kojima to give a rest for MGS series specially Solid / Old Snake legacy. I mean, i knew Kojima-san is a genius. But why he always comes back to MGS when there still a lot of potential from ZoE, Snatcher, Policenauts, etc? And many fans ask a sequel / remake from those series.
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