Kojima: It's Ridiculous To Compare MGS4 To Ground Zeroes
Typically, when you examine a new installment in an established franchise, you look at the previous entries to compare and contrast.
But you really can't do that in regards to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. This is because comparing this new experience to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is "nonsense."
That's what MGS creator Hideo Kojima said on his Twitter page. He says the comparison doesn't work because in fact, Ground Zeroes is an open-world game, while MGS4 certainly was not. Ground Zeroes is also going to be a good deal shorter, as it's only a prelude to the full game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Well, that much was obvious.
However, I would like to point out that Kojima is also on record saying that MGSV isn't an open-world sandbox game in the strictest definition of the term. He's clarified that the label "open-world" has created some misunderstandings, due to the fact that MGSV won't be like Grand Theft Auto or Assassin's Creed. There's freedom, but it's not about free-roaming, per se.
Either way, though, it's probably true that you can't compare Ground Zeroes and MGS4.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2/18/2014 9:59:53 PM Ben Dutka