MGS4… Bringing it HARD!!
Really not much to say but rather show, in the midst of all the GTA IV love (it’s “supadupa” great… we get it) MGS4 is also wanting to say: “Hey! We’re here too.” They begun what I’m l thinking is gonna be a huge P.R. (Public Relations) month or in other words: “Try to sell the hell out of this game”… eergh.. month.
GTA IV and MGS4 are bothe great titles, one is proven and the other one has a legacy and duty to fufill that expectation. Only this time their are two key difference between the releases of both titles.
- The GTA (Grand Theft Auto) series isn’t going anywhere, and will continue to pump the series with new locations and installments in the future. The MGS series on the contrary is ending its tenure with MGS4 and is basically obligated by history to put out one of the best god damn games released by humanity and set its place up with Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and now GTA IV. (I bet their are also others, but hey! those are the ones of the top of my head.)
- MGS4 has a huge burden that Sony (or rather Konami/Kojima Productions) has placed on it’s shoulders. This game IS a system seller. This type of job would have fallen on GTA IV’s shoulders also, if it had not been because of Ken Kutaragi’s arrogance to secure the exlucivity of the series or at least this installment on what would be at the time Sony’s “Next Gen” console (Playstation 3). So, if you calculate on still that huge group of people that were not early adopters, the people with PS3’s that have been waiting for another friggin game to be worth the investment on the PS3 since Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and those who are waiting to buy the PS3 for this game alone (Me included)… this game will sell over a million copies and might (it just might) sell Sony over a million PS3s on its own.
Of course, that last bold statement (zing!) will not just depend on what Konami does for the game’s P.R. but without a doubt Sony will set a HUGE SPOTLIGHT on the game, using its own resources and P.R. manpower to let as much as the industry, gaming and (to some extent) the public mainstream-media know the game exists, its playiable, its got action, its sexy, looks beautiful and realistic and most importantly CAN ONLY BE POWERED/PLAYED /MADE A REALITY on ONLY the PS3. :S
Now, that I think of it… although it’s sad to say as a fan, MGS series or MGS4 in specific will never reach GTA series sells numbers since its not as mainstreams nor as controversial as GTA is and you’ve never seen it talked about in in public-popular media outlets… weather: late night talk shows (Letterman [after minute 5:40 in the vid], Jimmy Kimmel… [after minute 8:36 in the vid], Conan O’brien, Craig Ferguson) news channels (CNN’s Glenn Beck) and even current date leading U.S.A. Democratic party presidential candidate Barak Obama…
Geez! The most mainstream MGS4 has gotten up to know was that morphing PS3 commercial from some time ago. Hmm, Sony hasn’t done to well on publicizing the PS3, huh? Then again, this is the first exclusive game that actually matters to millions of of possible customers at any given time, with even a movie in production, which would indicate a mainstream portal for the MGS series but a little too late.
Oh man, I said I wouldn’t write anything more, but I just ramble too much about this series’ future at times.
To finish, during what’s gonna be the month of May up to June 12th, don’t be surprise if you see 2 or more stories weekly, some game show paid P.R. or even a new mainstream (cable or non cable TV channels, radio, etc) commercial during May… highlighting the game as some huge larger then life “THING”………………………. but even more important on how you can only experience it with a PS3.
Anywho whats important:
Metal Gear Solid 4, You’ve Changed, Man
MGS4 Revived Trailer
With a follow up story on Kotaku titled: More Info About Metal Gear Solid 4 Flashbacks
G4 TV, X-Play Exclusive New Gameplay Video
Thank to Kotaku for the heads up on it.
Thats it I guess, for now. Most probably this is just a sample of stuff to come regarding the game for this whole month up until it’s launch date. Prognostic: A great month for MGS fans!