Metal Gear, Resident Evil bosses meet on talk show

Kojima - Image 1Fans were enthralled in a one-day gaming extravaganza called Snake vs Zombie Vol. 2 put up by Grasshopper Manufacture in Japan. Talk shows and presentations were run all day, but everything came down to a face-off between two of the industry’s true heavyweights: Director Hideo Kojima of the Metal Gear Solid series and director Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil.

The two met in an hour-long talk show where provocative questions were asked. Both men showed a healthy respect for each other’s work by revealing their experiences playing each other’s games. Kojima first ran into Mikami’s craft when he played the first Resident Evil and finished it. Mikami, on the other hand, says he’s played through Metal Gear Solid and liked it a lot.

Kojima even had an amusing suggestion for the Resident Evil online game. “The player is a zombie hunter and enters a town infested with zombies. When you die, you turn into a zombie and you start to walk aimlessly, unable to control your character — just the camera. But, you will still pay for your monthly subscription!”says Kojima, as the crowd burst into laughs.

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For his part, Mikami said that he could never direct an MGS game because of his impatient nature. He says whenever he goes out to play war games, he’s usually the first to get shot because he just can’t stay put in one place. Kojima chimed in that he has a similar problem whenever the MGS development team goes to the mountains for their combat training sessions.

Both Kojima and Mikami revealed that they have problems regarding their staff and jokes. Mikami says that his staff takes a lot of his jokes too seriously at times and some of it eventually reflects in the game. Kojima, on the other hand, has a problem getting his staff to take him more seriously.

The two, however, said that they would still want to direct a game if they ever end up in a collaboration. The host jokingly asked “So how do you decide, with rock, paper, scissors?”

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Kojima - Image 1Fans were enthralled in a one-day gaming extravaganza called Snake vs Zombie Vol. 2 put up by Grasshopper Manufacture in Japan. Talk shows and presentations were run all day, but everything came down to a face-off between two of the industry’s true heavyweights: Director Hideo Kojima of the Metal Gear Solid series and director Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil.

The two met in an hour-long talk show where provocative questions were asked. Both men showed a healthy respect for each other’s work by revealing their experiences playing each other’s games. Kojima first ran into Mikami’s craft when he played the first Resident Evil and finished it. Mikami, on the other hand, says he’s played through Metal Gear Solid and liked it a lot.

Kojima even had an amusing suggestion for the Resident Evil online game. “The player is a zombie hunter and enters a town infested with zombies. When you die, you turn into a zombie and you start to walk aimlessly, unable to control your character — just the camera. But, you will still pay for your monthly subscription!”says Kojima, as the crowd burst into laughs.

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For his part, Mikami said that he could never direct an MGS game because of his impatient nature. He says whenever he goes out to play war games, he’s usually the first to get shot because he just can’t stay put in one place. Kojima chimed in that he has a similar problem whenever the MGS development team goes to the mountains for their combat training sessions.

Both Kojima and Mikami revealed that they have problems regarding their staff and jokes. Mikami says that his staff takes a lot of his jokes too seriously at times and some of it eventually reflects in the game. Kojima, on the other hand, has a problem getting his staff to take him more seriously.

The two, however, said that they would still want to direct a game if they ever end up in a collaboration. The host jokingly asked “So how do you decide, with rock, paper, scissors?”

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