Hideo Kojima Offers Some Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Advice and Talks About Play Styles

September 4, 2015Written by Jason Dunning


Since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain released on Tuesday, Hideo Kojima has been tweeting and re-tweeting about the game like crazy.

At one point earlier this week, he offered up some advice to help save you from getting exhausted:

[Please] take a break time to time as this free infiltration exhausts you if playing for a long time. Go back to [Mother Base] between main missions, take a walk, or do the silly SIDE OPS to get mind reset.

He then talked about the downfalls of trying to play your own game after launch:

To tell the truth, since long ago I’ve stopped playing my game at home once it launched. I can watch someone playing just fine but I can’t do it by myself as I may find something I want to fix again thou I had played over and over during the development.

Today, Kojima was back, discussing development and play styles:

During MGSV adjustment phase in the development, I tested various types of setting & play style over and over. But my favorable way is to take a break, set up MB, listen to the tape in the chopper after mission/SIDEOPS so that you get used to the rhythm of play. [By the way], I stay in blood and go back to MB occasionally.

Just like yesterday, The Phantom Pain servers are still down for maintenance on PlayStation 4 and PC, but service has returned on PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. You can follow along to the status over here.

Kojima also wants to know: “Are you guys enjoying MGSV?”

[Source: Hideo Kojima (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4)]