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Creator of weaponised bees and photosynthesis women says zombies don't fit Metal Gear Solid

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Metal Gear Solid is a notoriously batshit series. This is a stealth series where you fight giant robots that sound like cows, ogle virtual women and where you fight a vampire and a fat bomb expert who wears rollerskates. If I were to list all the times the series jumped the shark - or the giant, flaming whale - I would be here all week. 

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When you think about the series as a whole, it's a strange thing. Does anyone remember the Xbox-exclusive skateboarding mode for Metal Gear Solid 2? I do. Anyway, that's why it's not such a big shock that Konami are making a zombie spin-off called Metal Gear Survive

Survive is a budget game that reuses assets from Metal Gear Solid V, transporting players to another dimension - one that looks a lot like Afghanistan - where there are weird, crystalline zombies to fight, in four-player co-op. 

Speaking at the Tokyo Games Show, series creator Hideo Kojima - who is now working on Death Stranding at his own studio - told IGN his thoughts on the spin-off. 

"The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage," he explained. "Where do zombies fit in with that?" Well, Mr. Kojima, I don't know if you realise this, but Metal Gear Solid V already has zombies in it. They're called wandering puppets but, mate, they're zombies. 

"If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it," he added. They'd probably sound like cows too.

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Surely from that quote he's referring to the general scope/plot of the game, and not the concept of a zombie itself?

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1 Year ago

I understand I'm probably going to get a lot of flack for saying this, but every time Kojima makes a statement about MGS, to me, he comes across as more and more like a presious little princess, and someone who really needs to get over himself.

- And this is coming from the view point that he created what is my most favourite game ever made (SNATCHER).

As the article pointed out, MGSV already has zombies, a game that has his name plastered all over it to the extent it is displayed before (and possibly after, I forget) every damned mission.

So yeah, it does have Zombies already. Now he just sounds like a bitter, prescious, 'artiste'.

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1 Year ago

Kojima is what they call a "Prima donna developer", which has its good things and its bad things (Ego).

That said, I don't think he referred to the concept of zombies per se, but the concept of a zombie survival game without ... you know, "metal gear" mechas and political intrigue.

Take it as you want, but Konami is using the franchise as a cash grab without trying to comply to it. The game can be good or bad, but it sure does not look as a Metal Gear game.