So, Konami now says mobile is their go-to platform and they'll try to bring their vaunted Metal Gear IP to the mobile sphere.
And there goes the collective groan from all avid fans.
Why? Because mobile gaming isn't real gaming. It sucks. It always sucks in comparison to real video games on real platforms. People can blather all they want about how advanced they've become; they are always – and will always – be a far cry from what we can get on our home consoles and PCs. Putting Solid Snake on the weak-ass mobile platform seems like a sin.
But really, it might not be. MGS is one of those franchises that has evolved greatly over the years; the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will adopt a more freedom-oriented structure, for example. And when you compare it to the original MGS back on PlayStation, it's hard to say the two games are in the same franchise. But some really liked the original MGS, just like many really loved the old-school RPGs.
Well, where do you go to see old-school styles of play more and more often? The mobile and portable platforms. That much, I have to admit. Therefore, what if Konami made a mobile game akin to the new VR Missions that came out after MGS during the first PlayStation era? Wouldn't it be kinda cool to revisit that old-fashioned Metal Gear Solid top-down stealth style? I mean, I'm almost more likely to play a Final Fantasy on some silly mobile device as opposed to FFXV.
There are pluses in any given situation, I suppose. You just have to find them. 🙂