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After an extremely long hiatus, I present the 13th installment of MGS4: Sold Out! This one deals with the changed dynamic between Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh.
UPDATE: This is actually the 13th installment! I forgot to update the classic site’s index page and totally forgot about Part 12: Resistance Gamer Kids!!
This article has been updated on June 7, 2011 for your enjoyment.
In the previous articles, The Long, Dark Path to Metal Gear Solid 4, and Kojima VS MGS4, we looked at how Kojima’s relationship with the Metal Gear series became dysfunctional leading up to the development of Guns of the Patriots by things such as stubborn fan expectations, lack of appreciation, and outright hostility. We also studied the pre-release indicators that Kojima did not like MGS4. In this article we will look for in-game evidence that Hideo Kojima not only decided to undermine the series with the game, but communicate his own plight in its subtext.