Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up with a PlayStation or any of the Metal Gear Solid games, but I have literally zero tolerance for Hideo Kojima’s nonsense. I haven’t even played the games, I just watch other people do it. My roommate in college? I watched him play Metal Gear Solid 2 up until the moment where they explained the entire thing with the Presidents. What? We’d seen part of this Phantom Pain trailer during the Spike VGA Awards and that seemed cohesive if not a little mindless. Now, we have the full thing.
So Kojima decides to use GDC to unveil the latest twist of his spiral of madness and as the trailer concludes, there is loud and uproarious applause from the live audience. This isn’t even the first bizarre peek at Kojima’s Metal Gear games. People would camp around Konami’s E3 booth just to see unveil trailers for his previous games during their regular intervals. Look, I was a Splinter Cell guy for a little bit and yeah, I understand that franchise went a little pear-shaped (or a lot, depending on who you ask), but nothing quite like this. Have you seen a firey whale consume a helicopter? You will.