Kojima Himself Is Pleased By These Metal Gear Speculations
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was probably one of the biggest releases this year. Its release was surrounded with controversy and while it managed to be a good game, it was definitely not the game that fans were hoping for.
Even though the game has faced a lot of criticism, it looks like this discussion between two best-selling Japanese novelists will probably make you re-think your current views on it.
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Manabu Makime and Hitori Nojima are two prominent Japanese, with Nojima being responsible for the novelisation of the Metal Gear Solid games.
Good speculation of MGSV TPP by 2 Japanese best-seller Novelists. https://t.co/0UuSlTgV0Z
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 20, 2015
These two writers recently had a pretty lengthy discussion about the Metal Gear Solid series. They started off talking about their reactions to the games before V, discussing how Metal Gear had changed over the years between iterations.
The following statement made Makime with regards to the Phantom Pain is however what is probably going to make fans re-think their current stance on The Phantom Pain.
I’ve completed MGSV, including all the SIDE OPS, but when I finished the main missions, I found myself thinking, “Kojima-san, why would you do this?” And I realized he must have felt a need to betray players’ expectations. So if everyone’s clamoring for this kind of a story, then his thought as the creator must have been, “How far can I turn this on its head?” And when I say “betray,” I don’t mean as a “screw you” to the players, I mean he must have relished the opportunity to create in a way that diverges from everyone’s expectations and lets him tell a more interesting story.
Fans have already been whipping out their tin-foil hats but this seems to make a lot more sense than trying to find some sort of secret hidden in the game. In any case, this discussion does seem to give insight into the minds of writes when they go through other people’s work which is pretty interesting in itself.