Monthly Archives: August 2012

Metal gear solid 25th anniversary news…

Well it has been one hell of a busy day in the world of Metal Gear. Enviously I looked on towards Japan, this morning news came from Tokyo at the big 25th anniversary evet, which before had promised to have “Industry shattering” announcements. Well the event did not disappoint with 3 big, big announcement made!

Lets start small,

Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops

Social Ops looks to involve characters and possibly story arc’s, from many different era’s of the metal gear saga (credit: Konami)

Social Ops is a new smart phone game, it will be fully 3D and allow player to relive past battles and stories from the series. I may be reading the news completely wrong here, but the game looks to use a card system to help with the battles, perhaps similar to the Metal Gear Acid series; or it could just be used for setting up the battles themselves. Given the name of the game, I would not be surprised to see online connectivity (such as trading and battles) being the main features for the title. Now everything so far talked about the game, looks pretty cool. But, after the huge disappointment of the last metal gear mobile game “Metal Gear Solid touch” I am a little wary about the game. But as I can only look at the little information that is currently available, I am hopeful that this could be a great little game for the series.

Metal Gear Solid the Movie

Yes, I know this was announced years ago. That project went nowhere and but now at the 25th event anniversary the project has been restarted. This time with long time marvel comic film adapter  Avi Arad set to produce the film. To say that I’m a little worried about this would be an understatement, Hollywood long history of video game adaptations hasn’t be great to say the least. Metal Gear’s cinematic nature means that it will lead itself to a film adaptation much more than say… pacman but that only doesn’t mean anything where Hollywood is concerned. Now there is always the chance that the series could get the movie it deserved, I won’t however be holding my breath. That is if the project even gets off the ground first.

And now the biggest announcement….

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeros

Solid and liquid?

Even without having the number, many people will be classing this title as the big ‘5’. Nearly nothing is known of the title; a video was shown at the event, though has yet to be leaked to the public. What little we do know is, that the title will be using the newly developed fox engine, it will be out on PC, PS3 and xbox360 (perhaps the next generation consoles too?)  and the title will be open world. There is no date set ye…… wait back up a moment. Open world? Yep, it looks like this new title will be Metal Gear’s first open world title. It is an interesting turn of direction for the series – but is no more drastic than next year’s hack n’ slash game Metal Gear Rising. It will be interested to see how it will work but as it seems that stealth will still play a large part of the game, I’m going to allow my excitement build to levels last seen before MGS4.

So it looks like after 25 years of Metal Gear the franchise is still alive and kicking, and in fact is looking stronger than ever.

Moving on….

I’m not giving up on this blog, not just yet anyway… I’m just struggling to find both the time and motive to keep updating. For the last few weeks I have been starting blogs, on absolute random topics, which to be honest I probably don’t have much right to talk about. At least not without doing a lot more research, and I end up deleting the blog without them ever seeing the light of day. As I as said before, I won’t abandon the blog completely; I plan to update it. Whenever, I have a topic that interests me, that I want share, so basically whenever I feel like it. I know there is very few or none at all that check  on here regularly, but if you do exist somewhere out there (mum?) I apologise. Hopefully there will be some quality content coming on here every now and then….

Cheers,

Joel

Phantom of the opera (song of the month)

Last night I went to see the aforementioned musical, it is the second time I’ve seen the great show. This time I went to see the performance in my home town, as the tour version is passing through. However, the first time I was very lucky to see the show at the permanent home in New York. The UK tour version doesn’t differ too much to the main show, it just on a slightly smaller scale.

The main theme of the phantom of the opera is just exceptional, it’s so haunting and a great contrast between opera, and more modern musicals.