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Author Topic: Konami loosening its grip?  (Read 2423 times)

Holy Diver

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« on: June 02, 2014, 10:32:53 PM »

Here is a weird article about Konami giving some "modders" somewhere the go-ahead to remake Metal Gear:

http://www.destructoid.com/the-original-metal-gear-is-being-rebooted-by-independent-modders-275758.phtml

My guess is the real story here is Konami said do as you please. Although its not clear where the wannabe group is from (Japan?) what is their ability (it sounds like the answer to that is question is: nada), and whether or not players may freely donate their money to the project in return for the service (the article says Konami expects the game to be free)

Konami is responsible for Castlevania. There are fans of Silent Hill and Suikoden, but I am not such a fan. Megal Gear of course. I can't think of what else Konami has in its stable, but it is interesting that Konami would officially be cool with this, in writing.


EDITED: I checked Wikipedia and there wasn't any other truly noteworthy games mentioned on the main article page. Funny because I always thought Konami was much more prolific than this.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 12:51:36 PM »

For the record I remember reading a while back that Konami after giving the go ahead ultimately pulled the rug out from under this "fan" initiative. So maybe Konami really is losing its grip, literally that is.

There was some speculation that the reason Konami did this is the fan game wasn't looking so hot, and so Konami decided it would tarnish the Metal Gear brand. At the very least its reasonable to to conclude that Konami concluded that there wouldn't be much outcry for loss of something that could've been great (because of lack of said greatness.) I am in agreement that it didn't look very good myself, but then I don't think any games look good anymore. To be honest I'm constantly surprised that anyone plays new video games. I don't know what they see in them.

Anyway, the game maybe didn't look so hot, but since when do Konami's games consistently look so hot across the board? Konami seems to be saying if you want to do free work for Konami we'll let you until we decide it's not in Konami's interest, then we'll inform you that you just colossally wasted your time (unless you want to go to trial???)