Monday, January 22, 2018
Metal Gear: Survive Looks Vaguely Fun, But Also Vapid and Soulless
Besides the fact that it uses the graphical program and assets from, "Metal Gear Solid V," it really sounds like, "Metal Gear: Survive," has next-to-nothing to do with the Metal Gear games and they just are using the name in the hopes that will help with sales. It's a soulless and vapid cash-in, in other words. Folk who have played the beta admit it is fun, but it still ain't Metal Gear. Plus, it's going to have micro-transactions and require players always be connected to the internet, so that isn't garnering much goodwill either.
Look, if Konami wants to use the fancy technology Hideo Kojima developed for his games that is fully within their power as long as whatever contracts were signed previously allow such a thing to be done. That said, just because you're using the tech behind, "Metal Gear Solid V," and some of the imagery, that doesn't make your game, "Metal Gear Solid." The only thing that would truly make it, "Metal Gear Solid," is Kojima, and you apparently treated him horribly by all reports and he's gone.
"Metal Gear: Survive," may turn out to be good fun, even if it is just a big jumble of corporate concepts--"Zombies! Base-Building! Resource Gathering!" That said, it won't really be a Metal Gear game, and that is just kinda sad.