Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid 5 is Amazing to Look At
Just watch it. If you saw Microsoft’s E3 press conference yesterday, you saw parts of this already, but not all of it. It’s quite the sight, delving into some pretty damn visceral stuff. I have to admit, as much as I’ll miss David Hayter in the role of Snake, I’m digging Kiefer Sutherland’s take in Metal Gear Solid 5.
My feelings regarding Metal Gear Solid 5 are two fold. One, I’m super impressed by the beauty of this game (though I’d like to know which platform the trailer represents: next-gen Playstation 4 and Xbox One, or current gen Xbox 360 and Playstation 3?). It’s better looking than MGS4 was, and with any luck it’ll also have better loading times (not that they could get much worse). Two, this makes me ask, why oh why did they only make MGS4 for PS3, particularly given that it was released at a time when the PS3 was still struggling? It’s pretty clear at this point that there really was nothing about Metal Gear Solid 4 that couldn’t have been done on 360. Sure, it would have required compressing some of the audio, video and CG, but that’s not a particularly big deal when all is said and done.
Ah, well. The past is the past, as they say. At least it seems Konami has decided that Metal Gear belongs on every platform that might sell a few copies, and that’s nothing but good news for gamers.