BRAND NEW STORY WITH A FRESH CHARACTER
THINGS WE WANT FROM A MGS V SUCCESSOR
Since the release of the first Metal Gear Solid twenty years ago, the series has heavily relied on its history to bring fans back to each entry. Metal Gear Solid IV brought people in with the return of Solid Snake, while Metal Gear Solid V continued the story of Big Boss. With Hideo Kojima out of the picture this time around, I think the best option for the next game in the series (if Konami wants to go that route) is to have a brand new story with a fresh main character.
Having new characters, a unique setting, and an interesting (not so convoluted) plot would make it easy for newcomers to join the fray and have some fun without carrying the extra baggage that the name ‘Metal Gear’ brings with it. As much as fans of the series love the characters of Solid Snake and Big Boss, it would be exciting to get to know a new character or even a fan favorite like Boss or Revolver Ocelot who have never been in the spotlight before. A side-story that takes place sometime in the Metal Gear universe with an established character that features a confined story might be a neat route to take, something that doesn’t require past knowledge on the subject. I think both options will be the only way to continue Kojima’s legacy without getting fans angry. I mean, just look at Metal Gear Survive.