It’s been a crazy week, with several news from Gamescom. I wished to be able to post here as soon as the news were out, but it’s been a crazy week for myself as well. Anyway, let’s get on with it.
One of the most… Shocking, must I say? News we got from this week Gamescom was the introduction of a new installment to the Metal Gear franchise, which is Metal Gear Survive
Now, you’d say something like “But Kojima is not involved, this game will suck”, and that’s what I also said as well. But Konami was one step ahead and knew we were going to say that!
So what they did was to start the game from the end of MGSV: Ground Zeroes. You are a normal soldier and are sucked from the flaming Mother Base by a…. UFO? Afterwards you wake up, with no clue of where you are now, and suddenly several zombies appear and you are helped by… Other Big Boss’ soldiers?
It’s a pretty confusing trailer actually. I mean, the idea is pretty recycled up to now. No, it’s not bad, it’s just that it’s been used up so many times already. And maybe this could have worked if they called something else, maybe the could even have started a new franchise from there.
But no… They had to use the Metal Gear name on it. The backlash is really evident now (Just Google “Metal Gear Survive” and you are going to notice all the rants and negative reviews.)
My verdict? It looks like a good game, if it’s executed correctly, and if the direction goes towards the new mechanics. But it’s a terrible Metal Gear game. Nothing has been confirmed, but guessing from Konami, they are still going to try to make it a sneaking game…
I hope they take the hint and just make it a different IP. Maybe that way they’ll make it work… somehow. But as a Metal Gear? That’s not going to survive. (Mostly because of all the things that happened with Kojima)