Stop toying with me, Kojima!
Hideo Kojima does like to mess with us,doesn't he? To him, we are like catnip-laced jingle balls he bats around his living room floor. There's always some strange story or bizarre screen shot that appears before a new Metal Gear game is announced. That was certainly the case this time around. But the part about David Hayter not returning to voice Solid Snake was one I was highly suspicious of. His voice is so connected to the character it's hard to imagine anyone else doing it. Now it's going to be revealed at E3 if it was all just a joke on us by Kojima-San. If he were not the visionary game designer he is,I'd almost be pissed off by this one. But you can't help but love the guy. He's done so much for us he can have his fun at my expense. My leg has been pulled by him so much it's a wonder my hip is not dislocated!
I am used to the voice of Lara Croft changing from time to time. That doesn't seem so unusual at all. But Snake is such an iconic character as well,yet his voice is part of who he is in my mind. Just the right mix of gruff and angry thrown into it. But he also has a funny and kind side to his speech as well. We will see very soon who the new voice is.....or perhaps Hayter will be back.
What I'm listening to today.................