Indie Dev Slams Kojima, Says He Should "Stop Making Games"
Hey now, let's be fair, we're all entitled to our opinions. ...even if they're wrong.
Although Hideo Kojima is generally seen as a visionary and perfectionist in the industry, and is widely regarded as one of the best game-makers in history, not everyone is a fan of his. Take for example Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, a former IGN editor, founded Nicalis, which focuses on smaller independent productions. His team released NightSky, a physics-based puzzle platformer, and they've also handled ports of Cave Story and VVVVVV. In an interview with Indiegames.com, Rodriguez was asked what he thought about the oft-discussed declining quality of Japanese games, which led to him saying that "Konami doesn't make good stuff," and that Kojima should "stop making games and start making bad movies."
"He's terrible at making games. Metal Gear is good in spite of him. I haven't enjoyed a game of his since maybe the original Metal Gear Solid, maybe." He feels the recent ones are tedious, riddled with bad writing, bad story-telling, and bad control."
When compared to movies and books, there's no doubt that the writing in MGS games is sub-par...but then again, that also means the writing in just about any video game is sub-par, because we're still lagging well behind the other entertainment industries in that area. As for control, we're not about to get into that. We could say something about how IGN editors have often looked awfully foolish in the past, but we won't get into that, either.
You guys can, though. ;)
3/28/2012 10:46:03 AM Ben Dutka