Based on the survey feedback after the demo release, Square Enix (and/or Acquire?) has been making adjustments to a lot of things. Interface, visibility, and my own favorite change, the ability to walk or run by simply tilting the joystick, with a “sprint” option available that increases your chances of getting into fights!
This game is really looking great still, and I very much respect Square Enix for being humble enough to put out a demo, listen to feedback, and allow the fans of this genre to push them in the right direction. Yes, you could argue that it shows lack of vision or leadership, but think about it: if you don’t have vision and leadership, why pretend that you do? This is why some series get a creator who ruins tons of stuff in the hopes of becoming a great director. They obviously had good ideas from the start, but listening to fans won’t hurt.
After much anticipation, The Kojima Code is now becoming available for purchase! Get it in glorious Hardcover, Paperback, and digital formats from the biggest online retailers in the world, and Print-On-Demand in locations worldwide. Make sure to check out the options so you can get the format you want at the best value!
Buy it now:
Barnes & Nobles (link) Amazon (link) Chapters (link) Smashwords (link) Kobo (link) And more places should have it! Ask your local bookstore for Print-On-Demand availability
Want to know a little about the book first? Check out the description:
Download the expanded PDF promotional explainer (link) if you’d like to copy and share snippets
Q. Why can’t I find [version] at [retailer]?
The book is brand new, so not every retailer has gotten around to listing every version yet! Either shop around or wait for your preferred retailer to get the version you want. Apparently it’s normal for retailers to take up to a week or two to get each copy listed correctly.
Q. How much of the book deals with Metal Gear Solid 2?
This book is divided into two halves, and the entire second half deals with Metal Gear Solid 2! You’ve never seen analysis this in-depth!
NOTE: This product has nothing whatsoever to do with video games, Metal Gear, or Hideo Kojima. It is an exploration of the human condition, social engineering, and philosophical matters. But it was written by myself for any readers who may be interested in this kind of discussion, and in response to our current social dilemma. Many of you enjoy my commentary and would like more, and this is the first installment of such commentary.
As I work through the final steps of getting my upcoming Hideo Kojima book published I have taken some time to fulfill a fan request to write a different kind of book.
Available through Gumroad.com for $2.50, Volume I is a 50+ page book examining the heart of man, as well as the nature of women, spirituality, social engineering, and our most fundamental choices in life. It is not short because it is lacking in powerful observations, I assure you. This is as condensed and readable as I could possibly make a book of this nature, and I’m positive that readers interested in the topics will agree.
Click the button below to read out the product page and buy the PDF version: