Kojima

April 10, 2018

‘Portable Ops: Metal Gear Solid’s Missing Link

the problem with Portable Ops is that it became a missing link despite being critically important in understanding the direction the series adopted with Guns of the Patriots.
March 30, 2018
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‘Metal Gear Solid 3’: A Perfect Circle

With The Boss, and with Metal Gear Solid 3, Kojima recontextualizes the entire Metal Gear narrative to tie into Metal Gear Solid 2’s ending. In that sense, the series also becomes a story that was always leading to an ending like MGS2’s. Metal Gear becomes a perfect circle.
March 22, 2018

‘Metal Gear Solid 2’: Conclusions and Resolutions

Sons of Liberty was meant to be the last game in the series, and Kojima wanted to leave the audience with a feeling of ambiguity.
February 15, 2018
Metal Gear Solid

Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Demo 1’ and ‘Metal Gear Solid’

How a PlayStation "Demo 1" disc introduced me to some strange game called "Metal Gear Solid".
January 19, 2018

A Tribute to Gaming’s Greatest Cardboard Boxes

By stretching the limits of how we accept such everyday objects to function, Metal Gear Solid imbues The Cardboard Box with a mundane absurdism to match the magical realism that infiltrates the rest of its universe.
March 19, 2017

Boss Battles: Expectations and Originality in ‘Metal Gear Solid’

Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear series, once said: “as a creator, I always want to betray fans' expectations.” Throughout his hallmark series, Kojima has done this in many way
December 2, 2016

The Game Award’s 2016 WrapUp – If You Made It Through Them You Deserve An Award

Every year The Game Awards proves itself to be more of a two-hour marketing campaign than an awards show. Host, Geoff Keighly quickly showed this year would be no different when he announced five award winners in the minutes before the show had even started.  An hour into the show, […]
June 9, 2016

From the Man Who Sold the World: Kojima’s Goodbye to ‘Metal Gear’ and that Shocking Third Ending

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s story stacks up against other entries in the series. It’s not difficult to see why. As possibly the final Metal Gear Solid game, and certainly the final one by its creator and mastermind, Hideo […]
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