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Expect to See Small Inconsistencies in Metal Gear Solid V

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Hideo Kojima admits that it’s difficult to avoid inconsistencies when creating a game that takes place during two very important games. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain (Ground Zeroes is a separate game and a prologue to the events in Phantom Pain) take place after Peace Walker and before Metal Gear (about 20 years in the game’s chronology), so there’s plenty of story to tell. The problem is, the main plot line has a precise ending, so storytelling becomes restrictive.

Unfortunately, Kojima, who’s pretty good at avoiding inconsistencies (except for “Dr Clark”), has been unable to avoid inconsistencies in the new game, as if the lack of David Hayter isn’t already a big inconsistency.

I’m pretty sure that the guys at Star Wars had the same issues. When you try to write something that was supposed to be in the middle there will be some inconsistencies when you go into very small details,” he (Hideo Kojima) said.

“The most important part is writing something that is fun, something that is impressive, something that is better than it was before. So sometimes in the interest of doing this, of having a better experience, we sacrifice some consistencies in the story. I hope the fans and players understand this, but I need to write the best we can, even if there are some small discrepancies.”

It’s understandable that he’d want to deliver a brilliant game, but the devil is in the details. Hopefully the inconsistencies will be minor (like in the case of Dr Clark) so it won’t be a big deal for die hard fans of the series. Whatever the outcome, Metal Gear Solid 5 will remain one of the most highly anticipated games released on next-gen consoles. What do you make of minor inconsistencies in video games, do they drive you crazy or do you just shrug them off?


Source : VG247

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Author: Kyle View all posts by
Hermit gamer living in Cape Town. Whenever I leave my game cave, I am armed with my trusty VITA or 3DS - just in case the real world gets boring.
  • NightOwl1087

    I don’t mind if there are small inconsistencies in the game. I haven’t played all the metal gears anyway because I only have an xbox and a PC. Not having a playstaion has limited my metal gear experience. Still, I can’t wait to play the upcoming titles.

    • Garrit4Ever

      Same here, it’ll be my first proper romp with the MGS series, looking forward to it, hope it’s as good as the reputation that preceeds it

    • Julian

      +2 I’ve only played the first and second game but I am really keen to finish the other titles in the series.

  • Albertus

    I am very stoked for this game. These plot/story inconsistencies will only be noticed by die hard fans of the series that has played these games in order but will go unnoticed by casual fans, so no biggy. I just like playing MGS games so I will enjoy it regardless.

  • Marius

    Inconsistencies occur and i am ok with it as long as it does not break any of the other story-lines. If i fine out Ocelot is actually Snake’s mother i will be pissed but in a good way.

  • Michelle

    Inconsistencies do bother me abit,cause you want things to make sense,otherwise it’ll be at the back of my mind “That doesn’t really make sense”.
    I’ll try to overlook it,maybe I would mind depending on how big the Inconsistencies are.

  • V3rt3X

    Inconsistencies? Pfffft, we’re talking about my favourite perverse developer here, Hideo Kojima. This is normal for him!

  • Anti-Avarice Sensual Action Patrol Squad: The Batfan & Nigel

    Kyle, you a Hayter, son? Metal Gear Solid V’s rollin and you’re Haytin’. He’s gone, man. He’s gone. Listen to Mother Mary and let it be.

    • Kyle

      Very cute.

      • Descending Phoenix Super Smashing Photogenic Bros: Batfan & Nigel

        Right? Aw, come on, dude. I’m 100% sure MGSV is going to obliterate expectations… Although I feel your angst. Roger Craig Smith near ruined Arkham Origins for me, but I still… kind of… enjoyed it a little.

  • Dian

    If you cannot make the game properly jsut dont make it. Rather focus on one and make it awesome

    • Kyle

      He’s trying to make it awesome, hence the inconsistencies. Mind you, a game that happens before the events of MGS 3 would be nice. Imagine having the chance to play as The Boss!

  • http://www.nyaanime.co.za Zombia

    It’s MGS. As if the storyline wasn’t over the top crazy as it is :P Just deal with it. /end

    • marc

      Totally agree with you on that.

  • Thami

    Dr Clark, Para-Medic? What about her?

    • Kyle

      In the first game Naomi says Dr Clark is a man.

      • Thami

        Haha wow. Maybe Naomi was kept in the dark by Frank Jaeger to make sure he successfully assassinate the doctor without having to involve her little sister.

        • Thami

          Or is she Frank’s little sister *mind f#cked*

  • Robert

    It happens…

  • marc

    As long as its fun I don’t mind a few inconsistencies.

  • Ryan

    MGS on PS4 going to be epic

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