Jim Sterling, "For those who don’t follow the development cycle of Metal Gear Solid games very closely, allow me to tell you how a new game in the series is made. First of all, Hideo Kojima says he will not be directing it. A month later, Hideo Kojima starts to direct, write, produce, and essentially make the whole damn thing. The mad professor of videogames has attempted — or least pretended — to quit the Metal Gear Solid franchise numerous times, but every time he ends up attached as the leading brain. If you’re a follower of games and you’re tired of MGS’ endless bait-and-switch silliness, you’re not alone — Hideo Kojima himself seems pretty damn sick of it as well."