Hideo Kojima Offers Advice on Playing Metal Gear Solid V



/ 3 years ago

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Now that Konami has released him from his purgatory at the coalface, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has dusted off his Twitter account in the wake of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s release.

Kojima has even offered advice regarding how his new game – likely to be the last Metal Gear Solid game he creates – should be enjoyed:

Not that players are likely to heed Kojima’s words; Jim Sterling certainly hasn’t:

The Phantom Pain has garnered universal praise, from gamers and game sites alike, despite the behaviour of Konami, which just can’t stop being Konami. Even Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, creator of Minecraft, is loving it:

Kojima has also given us some insight into how his own playing style developed during production of Metal Gear Solid V:

However, he insists that he has not played the game since its release, as the famed perfectionist needs to let his baby go now that he has no further control over it:

Thought to be leaving Konami this month, Kojima hosted an emotional farewell to The Phantom Pain, and the Metal Gear series as a whole, during his last Official Debriefing video, during which he chats to the people who worked on the games, past and present, plus a touching tribute to 21-year-old Metal Gear Solid fan Sean Paul Gillespie, who lost his battle with cancer in February. Gillespie, whose correspondence with Kojima Productions touched Kojima, was cited as a motivation to get the game finished:

Image courtesy of Konami Japan.

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