Following PS4’s Launch Party on Spike TV last night, Konami today has just released an English version of the MGSV Ground Zeroes 2013 TGS Demo that’s as shown a few months ago. Kojima Production’s Sean Eyestone was narrating the familiar gameplay in English, pointing out all the bullet points of what can be done in Ground Zeroes. During gameplay we can hear Kaz Miller (Robert Atkin Downes) giving Snake mission directives via codec. In the section during Snake’s enemy interrogation we can hear Kiefer Sutherland say “Spit it out!” (more…)
I waited all day in anticipation for what would be in store for Spike TV‘s PS4 Launch Night. I was hoping to see something really exciting, perhaps jaw dropping from Hideo Kojima‘s little presentation among all the others. Well, I guess I’ll still be waiting because whatever that was Wasn’t what I was expecting.
I was expecting to have my mind blown. Instead, what he treated us to was little more than a throwback to MGS1. His presentation showed an exclusive level in MGSV for PS4 called Deja Vu Mission. This is a PS4 only mission that lets us play as Classic Snake, aka the pixelated incarnation of Solid Snake from MGS1 during the PSX days.
I was amused for 5 seconds but when I realized that THIS was the ONLY THING Kojima Was serving his fans tonight it left me confused and bit annoyed. Usually when Kojima makes announcements they’re pretty worth my while. This time around it left a bad taste in my mouth. This demo was little more than another nostalgic nod to the MGS fans. The thing is, it’s already been done. IN A WHOLE GAME. Which game, you ask? Metal. Gear. Solid. 4. Guns. Of. The. Patriots. That whole game was a tribute to fans. It was drowning in fan service. I enjoyed it. But I’m over it and its been 5 whole years! I thought somehow that perhaps this Deja Vu Mission would show Classic Snake all dressed up with the FOX Engine. NOPE. Same ole blocky mofo. This feels like a missed opportunity at some Real fan service. Kojima could have given ole Solid that next gen shine by actually creating him via FOX Engine specifically for this Mission. Shit, even MGS4 had Young Solid Snake face camo that Old Snake could put on along with Classic Snake face camo.
This one is a bit graphic, but it show’s off the game well. The Fox Engine looks amazing, and by far one of the best looking game’s I have laid my eyes on.
Enjoy it.[youtube http://youtu.be/UMyoCr2MnpM]
I’m beginning to wonder if all this talk from Kojima about David Hayter not voicing Big Boss is just another elaborate setup just to hype up MGSV even more. Based on the whole Moby Dick Studios and Joakim Mogren trickery, things are starting to smell fishy.
So far I’ve been pretty perceptive about my guesstimations about MGSV. My latest epiphany brings me back to my assumption that one character in the MGSV trailer and gameplay clips is being voiced by none other than Jack Bauer himself, Keifer Sutherland. I took to Wikipedia and decided to search for Keifer to see what projects he’s currently working on. Lo and behold my efforts proved CORRECT!
You can see Keifer’s other works on this list as well but his newest most current project is in fact MGSV. Another thing I did assume in my previous articles was that perhaps Keifer somehow is also voicing Big Boss. In the gameplay trailer Ishmael refers to Snake as Ahab, another character in Moby Dick, and Snake barely utters a few sentences but yet sounds roughly like Sutherland doing his best Big Boss impression. As I’ve said before, I will miss David Hayter performing the voice acting as he’s done so for over a decade, but I’d totally be up for Jack Bauer running around in a sneaking suit.
Note1: Keifer will apparently be working on MGSV into 2014 as indicated by my screen grab so this could shed some light on a release date.
Note 2: Assuming Keifer really is playing both Ishmael and Snake, this information won’t be reflected in the Wikipedia info I just came across until possibly a much later date to retain the secrecy of Snake’s voice actor.
UPDATE: I just rechecked Wikipedia to see if the info I reported would stick. And wouldn’t you know it, the information on Keifer playing Ishmael has suddenly “Vanished.” The mystery and intrigue are heightening..!
Theft Auto V Solid V: The Horned Snake aka Not Hayter Phantom Menace Pain isn’t anywhere near one iota of a release date and there’re already many David Hayter fans (myself included) who’re in an uproar about Kojima’s decision to replace Hayter with a completely new VA.
YouTube user theRealAnonymousRain made a video pleading his case to Mr. Kojima about David Hayter’s absence from
MGTAV MGSV. I gotta say, he does make some good points and I agree. Like the one about the Japanese market being able to retain the same Japanese VA for Snake in MGSV. It’s like Optimus Prime not being voiced by Peter Cullen! Where’s the love for the English speaking MGS fans? What’s up with that, Koj?
Hey listen, it’s not like I won’t get the game because the voice actor was replaced. I’m a big MGS/Hayter fan and have emotionally invested in the characters of its rich universe, especially Solid Snake/Big Boss. David Hayter’s voice performance was a huge factor in that. I’m still definitely getting this/these game(s) but I’ll be scrutinizing the hell outta the Rookie’s voice. In terms of MGS he’s probably no 10 year vet. AMIRITE?!
There was a lot of confusion surrounding the announcement of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. And then after GDC, where Hideo Kojima revealed that GZ and TPP were in fact, one and the same forming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, there was even more confusion as to what it all meant.
Those of you who’ve watched the trailer for MGSV might or might not have noticed something extra strange about Big Boss. And by extra I mean that THING on his forehead. What the heck is going on there, buddy?
Hot off the pressess from this years Game Developers Conference, Hideo Kojima show’s off the next iteration of his Metal Gear Series.
I haven’t fully seen it yet, but from what I saw, this is making me giddy.
- GDC: Hideo Kojima Reveals “Metal Gear Solid V” (nerdist.com)
- [Trailer Update] GDC 2013: The Phantom Pain and MGS: Ground Zeroes Make Metal Gear Solid V (bagogames.com)
- GDC 2013: The Phantom Pain Revealed To Be Metal Gear Solid V (webpronews.com)
- Metal Gear Solid V Is Official – FOX vs. XOF [UPDATE: Trailer added] (kotaku.com)