When Metal Gear Solid V was officially announced last week at GDC (fully acknowledging that the Phantom Pain previews from earlier were indeed MGS related), it was revealed that they would not be asking David Hayter to resume his role as Snake. They wanted to go in a new direction with the gruff old bastard that I’ve been in love with since I first witnessed the MGS2 trailer and fell hard for the series.
Kojima partially lost me with his insistence on bringing Raiden back time and time again. I hate Raiden. I don’t have Metal Gear Rising: Revengence because I hate Raiden. Raiden was the worst part of MGS2. I wish Raiden would die in a horrible accident that erased all trace of his DNA and could never be brought back ever. That would make me happy.
I am so torn on MGSV now. I want to play it (and yes, I know MGS4 is still in my backlog) but without Hayter it just won’t be the same.
I think it’s time for Kojima to move on once MGSV comes out. It’s been a good run, but all good things should come to an end before they ruin themselves by dragging on and holding out hope that maybe the next reboot will fix it all. It won’t. Unless you make Metal Gear Yotsuba a real thing. That would be the only Metal Gear game I would want to happen post-V.
RIP, my Snake. =( (more…)