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Hideo Kojima Is The Most Overrated Game Designer Ever


That’s what one of my Facebook friends posted earlier today: Hideo Kojima is the most overrated game designer ever.

My initial reaction was to laugh out loud. Because really, how could Hideo Kojima possibly be overrated? He’s given the world some of the best games of all time. Metal Gear Solid is practically untouchable, and for we true Kojima fans Zone Of The Enders is also a work of genius. So how could Kojima possibly be overrated?!

The same guy continued to argue that every none-MGS game that Kojima has made was below average. Obviously he’d never played Penguin Adventure

It occurred to me that this guy might not be the only person to not recognise Hideo Kojima’s brilliance. I thought I’d correct that issue.

Why Hideo Kojima is the master of game design. Top 3  reasons.

  1. 1. Because Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest franchises in the history of gaming

The original Metal Gear was probably Kojima’s most important game of all time. But Metal Gear Solid is the series that really cements his legacy.

Metal Gear Solid is simply one of the benchmark series in the history of gaming. There’s so much that makes it amazing: the gameplay is pure gold, the stories rival the best of Hollywood, the production values are second to none… and when it’s all said and done, Metal Gear Solid will be remembered as the single most influential stealth game of all time.

And then there’s my personal favourite aspect of MGS: All those times Kojima broke the third wall, the most memorable of which being when Psychomantis took over your controller. Sheer gold. It shows the imagination and creative of one of the genuine masters in game design.





Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes and Phantom of Pain PREVIEW

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The gradual reveal of Metal Gear Solid 5 has been a long-winded affair, with many teasers, trailers, rumour and more, all serving to keep us Metal Gear Solid fans uncertain about exactly where the series is heading. As we all know, Hideo Kojima loves plot twists and loves misdirecting his audience. Perhaps its no surprise,… Read more »


Best Games with Multiple Endings


 We countdown the top ten games with multiple endings. Best Games with Multiple Endings Metal Gear Solid (Hand up who wants Metal Gear Solid 5?) Metal Gear Solid was my first gaming experience with multiple endings, and it made the game so much more enjoyable. In Metal Gear Solid you get the best cutscenes, one… Read more »


9 Metal Gear Solid | Best Game Stories


Metal Gear Solid and Solid Snake 9th place in our list of the best stories in games.  (Image from Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes) Metal Gear Solid’s story is one that is met with as much criticism as it is praise. Most of the criticism stems from Metal Gear Solid’s abundant amount of cutscenes that can… Read more »


Metal Gear Solid 5 Phantom Pain Coming To PS4


Hideo Kojima is up to his usual antics, doing some highly creative marketing work for Metal Gear Solid 5 : Phantom Pain. In the previous Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer we saw a character– who quite clearly was Solid Snake– crawling around a hospital ward. The new Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer is even more… Read more »


Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is a Total Flop

As soon as Raiden was made the lead character of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and it was announced that the primary form of combat would involve Raiden’s sword rather than classic MGS weaponry, questions were asked. Solid Snake has long been one of gaming’s number one heroes. without him would the franchise work? And what… Read more »


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Powerful Games : Metal Gear Solid 4

  Top 9.5 Games That Make You Feel Powerful 9 : Metal Gear Solid 4 Why It’s On The List : Because sometimes it’s not all about what the game actually gives you. Sometimes it’s about the way you feel about the character and the relationship you’ve developed to them over time. Solid Snake might… Read more »