So...Been a huge Metal Gear Solid fan for 14 years.
Annnnnnnd, that was the straw that broke the camel's back. This series has been gradually disappearing up its own ass since after MGS3. Sure it was heading that way with some of MGS2, but MGS3 was a thorough course correction and MGS4 was a decent follow up. But it [MGS4] began a shift that has ultimately transformed these games into not being the series I fell in love with. Getting rid of Hayter is bad enough, but the reasoning - that they wanted to use an actor who could also mo-cap the character - is asinine.
And even if it is a massive troll...I've had just about enough of that shit from Hideo Kojima. It was funny the first few times, but now it's just getting to be fucking annoying. So this stands as the tipping point for me even if David mysteriously re-surfaces in the game. Frankly, that'd be worse. It's just rude to constantly dick around with people like this.
So...I'm out. You can keep your new Metal Gear, Konami.
The weirdest thing about this to me is that Microsoft is allowing all this negative press to be the only message about the Xbox Durango/Infinity/Whatever going whilst Sony are in control of their message and have people mostly focussing on excitement about the games. How long are Microsoft going to be willing to put up with this situation?
Honestly, my biggest remaining problem with it is I'm not overly fond of the serif font used on headlines, usernames and the menu. I know there's a few bugs remaining to be squashed (though for what it's worth, they rarely affect me - though I'm probably no longer a typical user), but that's hardly surprising given the enormity of the task in question (rebuilding from scratch). I'm sure the bugs will be dealt with in due course.