Kojima: "I'm not a genius"
- Posted May 30th, 2008 at 15:58 EDT by
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Many may label Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, a perfectionist, but how many would consider him a genius? He certainly doesn't. Kojima recently sat down with Reuters to discuss his long running franchise as well as his role within the development of the series. One of his more unique comments from that interview was clearly his comparison of himself to George Lucas.
"I'm not a genius like George Lucas." Kojima states to Reuters. "I didn't have this story planned out. I always tried to finish the story in each game, but by some miracle in MGS4 I was able to resolve the mysteries left behind in past games and resolve the side stories from past games."
The humble approach that Kojima often takes can sometimes be misinterpreted by the people who report on it. This was very evident in his declaration that MGS4 wasn't up to snuff on what he had imagined it to be. With Solid Snake's last mission set to take place very soon, it'll be exciting to find out what Kojima has planned for the fans of his titles.
- 11:02am EDT - May 30th, 2008
Kojima you're INCREDIBLY modest
- 11:03am EDT - May 30th, 2008
lol. Well, even if he may not be a genius, he has the imagination and the ability to transfer that imagination into a game and see that it was very thoroughly done...to some that is genius enough.
And it may come as no surprise, but Im sure there are millions of MGS fans that are glad he couldn't finish the story in one game...Im one of them.
- 11:04am EDT - May 30th, 2008
kojima is the best
- 11:05am EDT - May 30th, 2008
I've never played a MGS game before but from what I've heard they're incredible hoping to start with MGS4
- 11:17am EDT - May 30th, 2008
He is not a genious!!!
He is brilliant!!!
- 11:26am EDT - May 30th, 2008
No he is not a genius but he is pretty ok :)
And George Lucas is an idiot (no i don't want to argue, it's just my opinion)
- 11:28am EDT - May 30th, 2008
Yes you are. Don't lie.
- 11:29am EDT - May 30th, 2008
He IS a genius. However, imagine how much better the games and storyline might have been if he did have them planned out from the start.
- 11:33am EDT - May 30th, 2008
Kojima knows he's a genious , he's just being modest
- 11:38am EDT - May 30th, 2008
He isn't a genious...he's a god.
- 11:53am EDT - May 30th, 2008
He is very modest.
- 12:00pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
Kojima is one brilliant game producer, am excited to see the "new Metal Gear" or "Metal Gear 5?". Cant wait!
- 12:01pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
I'm all hyped up. I wanna MGS4 fast!! Go go go Koji!!
- 12:07pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
wow that makes him even more of a genius if this stuff just came off of the top of his head thats even more amazing than if he had planned the whole saga out
- 12:08pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
Please. The guy has an indredible vision, and UNLIKE George Lucas, he can make the chapters of his story actually seem like they were written together.
- 12:10pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
a genius no a great imagination and story teller yes i'm surprise sony havent made a movie deal with kojima. mgs would make a great summer blockbuster
- 12:26pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
Hideo is better than Lucas. Sure, Lucas did cool stuff like the first three Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies, but have you seen his latest stuff? Pure crap. Atleast Hideo can carry his series past 3 iterations.
- 12:44pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
Kojima & the ps3 r made 4 each other & im so glad 2 b a part of th@
- 1:33pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
Kojima is definitely a genius when compared to Lucas. However, my left sock is also a genius when compared to Lucas....
- 1:41pm EDT - May 30th, 2008
Ya know I understand he is modest and all, but weither he likes it or not he IS a genious in all ways!
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