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Metal Gear Solid 5 Confirmed

Kojima To Helm Fifth Installment in The Heavy Hitting Stealth Series

By Nick Schneider on 11/17/2011
Hideo Kojima has reinvented the stealth genre several times throughout his time in making the Metal Gear Solid series.  In an upcoming interview with Official Playstation Magazine Kojima discusses Metal Gear Solid 5 as well as Project Ogre.  Certainly exciting news for any fan of Metal Gear Solid, and will definitely become a hot topic of speculation following the interview.  With Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots having wrapped up the story fairly well in its final moments, the direction of the series is unclear at this point.

What is clear however, is that the franchise is alive and well and there is more in store than just Raiden's solo debut.  Perhaps gamers will recieve an inside peek into the events leading up to Metal Gear Solid 4, or we may shudder to think that Kojima will put us in the shoes of another operative... again. Although given the heavy public outcry from fans after Metal Gear Solid 2, it is possible for a more back story focused game ala Snake Eater. Regardless of direction, or whether or not Snake will even be a part of the story, Kojima usually doesn't strike out with a game, and this exciting news is sure to keep gamers looking ever further into the future.  

What are you looking forward to in the next Metal Gear Solid game? Or do you feel that the core franchise should be left alone after the events of MGS4?
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Chieftawsmcool on November 27, 2011
I am a giant fan of the Metal Gear Solid series, and I've played every single game over and over, but I wanted the game series to end on Metal Gear Solid 4. I will of course buy this game, but I'm worried that the gameplay will be too different and not end up being what I'm used to. I've seen the trailer and the problem I'm seeing is that I have no idea how Raiden will be able to play with the sword. It seems that you can control which way you can slice your sword, but it doesn't look like you can look around while you're aiming. I hope that Hideo Kojima will somehow get this to work. I'm scared that the game series is going to go from this great ending to a sour note. So I'm not excited for gameplay, but I will say I'm excited to dive deeper into the story of Metal Gear Solid.
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thecrew on November 22, 2011
yessssssssssssssssssss
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SuperSonicPunk on November 19, 2011
I agree with everyone, a new protagonist is just what we need to make MGS5 an absolute success.
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NSchneider on November 20, 2011
As long as right out the gate, players are aware of the new character, being the protagonist. Metal Gear Solid 2 had the issue where it seemed that Snake was the protagonist until near release day, and Kojima pulled the wool over our eyes. While Raiden's story was a great one, and easily 2 was an improvement of gameplay, many were disappointed in not being in Snake's shoes.
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Entropic on November 18, 2011
I'm cautiously optimistic on this one. While MGS4 is easily one of my all-time faves, I felt that it concluded Snakes story quite well. If Kojima tries to find some weird loop hole to bring Snake back after MGS4 was supposed to be his last game, I will feel a bit cheated.

However, if there is a new story to be told here, with a new protagonist, I think I would be very interested. Metal Gear Rising is near the top of my wishlist as I'm not only a huge fan of the franchise, but of ninja's and swords, naturally.

So I'm waiting with bated breath on MGS5. Kojima has never really disappointed me in the past, and I doubt he'll do so here.
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McGill93 on November 18, 2011
OK. I have never, ever played a Metal Gear Solid game. Which one should I start with?

And, on topic, I could have sworn the fourth was to be the last game, and before that it was the second. Well whatever. As long as the games are good (From what I've heard).
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GhostBabel on November 18, 2011
MGS is definitely my favorite franchise of all time, but then again I'm a sucker for epic single player campaigns. Thinking back to the original Metal Gear Solid on PSX brings back some awesome memories for one of the best games ever made, in my opinion. Playing it today will probably feel a bit stiff, as the controls are not modern, but the action, characters, level design, and story are all worth checking out.

So in short, if you have some time on your hands, I would recommend starting with MGS, then going to MGS2, then MGS3, and finally MGS4. While chronologically MGS3 is the first in the series, playing MGS and MGS2 before that one will help to give some context to what's happening there.

And for me, MGS4 is still the best game of this generation (and maybe ever). The cinematics rival some of the top AAA action movies, and octocamo is one of the coolest features I've ever seen in a game. Clearly I'm biased, but this is a great series worth experiencing.
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Merfyz on November 18, 2011
I'm in the same boat McGill.
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cjf582 on November 18, 2011
I totally and completely agree with GhostBabel. MGS4 had a great story, great gameplay and half the time I felt like I was watching a movie.
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spartafxrs5 on November 21, 2011
no offense... but, seriously????? anyway start with metal gear solid!!! hahaha... or you could also play with the titles from SNES too!!... great great franchise!!! cheers...
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Sarcasto on November 17, 2011
I would say go back to when he first started as a rookie but that's called "Metal Gear".

Unless you go before that? Some mission he did to get into Foxhound?

Or recreate "Metal Gear" as an updated version which I would have no problem with!
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NSchneider on November 20, 2011
I think you're onto something here...since the numbers are no indication on when the series takes place, look at 3 with it being in the past, then this would work rather well. However, Kojima does what Kojima does, and one way or the other we will get a great story, probably lengthy cut scenes and all.
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