@patrickklepek My biggest issue with the way you were talking about the Metal Gear stuff was you said "Kojima is trying too hard." I hate the "trying too hard" phrase. It just seems like an asshole thing to say. "Oh, you are attempting to do/make something and giving it too much effort." It's always just bothered me.
More to the point on the MGS discussion, all that rape stuff just seemed to me as a way to set up that skull face bro as a super rotten dude. I dunno if that is trying too hard or not... but it made me want to put a bullet in his brain. So I guess it was effective.