Monday, 22 August 2016

James' Take: The Metal Gear Survive disaster

Konami Please.

Last year, with the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Hideo Kojima finally left Konami, which was pretty bittersweet for fans of the series as this meant the end of traditional Metal Gear but the start of something great for Kojima as he now has his own studio.

However, Konami still own the rights to Metal Gear, and they won't hesitate to brutally dismember the corpse and flaunt it for all to see. Metal Gear Survive is one such abomination that is set to com e from Konami, being a 4-player co-op stealth action game. Unveiled at Gamescom 2016, the trailer appears to try and twist the plot slightly with the XOF attack on Mother Base opening a portal to some kind of desert world that sucks in all the MSF soldiers and the ruin of Mother Base.

On the other side, MSF soldiers appear to be defending the ruin of Mother Base from some Crystal Zombies that are totally not a rip-off of the SKULL Parasite unit from MGSV at all. The aim of the game appears to be survive against the attacks and return to Earth.

It isn't all that dark looking into the abyss of Konami's future for Metal Gear. Some of the team that worked on MGSV will be working on Metal Gear Survive and the game will be made in the prestigious FOX engine, which allowed you to fight a 40 story mech called Sahelanthropus. The game just won't have input from Hideo Kojima.

The game has been met with mixed reactions from the fans, some wanting the game to rest in peace and others sort of warming to the new pacing. Whatever your opinion is, Metal Gear Survive is sure to shake up the series and we can only hope that Konami show the series some respect in this regard.

At least it isn't a pachinko machine, Konami MGS3 remake pls.

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