Metal Gear Round-Up

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There’ve been a few tidbits of info released regarding the Metal Gear series as a whole. First up, we have the series’ art designer Yoji Shinkawa discussing his favorite characters from both the upcoming new chapter in the series, ‘The Phantom Pain,’ and also his favorite version of Solid Snake throughout the entire series, and also his favorite character other than Snake. He’s a little cagey, as seems to be Kojima Production’s modus operandi before the release of a Metal Gear, but he expresses an affection for the four commandos seen in the sandstorm during the E3 trailer, though he’s not allowed to publicly name them yet. It’s an interesting interview to a real Fox-Hound like myself, but it would probably be lost on a series-newcomer.

And speaking of newcomers, the other little tidbit is from the man Himself. Series creator Hideo Kojima said this week that he believes the best game for newcomers to the series to start with is ‘Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater,’ because it was the first installment of the series that featured the modern control scheme (albeit less refined than the most recent console chapter). He feels that after playing MGS3 players should move on and play ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.’ This makes sense from a purely gameplay standpoint, but I’m frankly surprised he wouldn’t want newbies to start from the beginning. Half of the enjoyment of MGS is its story presentation, so my advice to anyone who hasn’t played the series (shame on you) is to get your money ready for next week’s release of ‘The Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection,’ and start from the only logical place TO start: The Beginning.

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