Some may say he snuck his way into the office of the Vice President. Maybe he hid in a cardboard box. Maybe he used octo-camo. He did, though, recruit the hearts and minds of thousands of gamers across multiple platforms to become fans of his greatest works and leave a historical impression upon the history of video games.
Hideo Kojima has now officially been promoted to the office of the Vice President of Konami digital entertainment. This is not just a great, honorable transition for Mr Kojima and his team but triumphaunt news for us, the gamers that played his works, for, like most icons of our time, helped him achieve this goal by giving us some of the most memorable gaming experiences in gaming history.
With his dedicated team, he introduced stealth for the very first time and capitalized on the mechanic with the continuation of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, one of the most important and critical franchises in gaming history. With that, he helped the development of other titular games like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and created other notable titles such as Policenauts, Zone of the Enders, and Z.O.E: the 2nd Runner. With each of these titles, Mr. kojima and his team gave us a quality that cannot be made elsewhere and moments that still give gamers ,like myself, goosebumps when we think about them.
If you’ve played any of these games, trust me you’ll remember….
The haunting and dynamic land of Shadow Moses Island as our hero, Solid Snake, embarked on the most dangerous mission ever imagined in a Post-Cold War era. (Metal Gear Solid)
When we witnessed a hero rise and find something to fight for and belive in the face of an impending disaster in NYC (Metal Gear Solid 2: The Sons of Liberty).
When our hero experienced Peace, love, and War as well faced one of the most memorable and emotionally charged final boss battles of our time when the world was on the brink of nuclear annihlation (Metal gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
When an old hero returns to embark on his final mission and discover the truth to everything, including himself (Metal Gar Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
When the ideals of close guardian fuel the need of power. (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
And when a legendary hero must let go of the guilt and pain of the past if he is to save the world and build his army. (Metal gear Solid: Peacewalker)
When we witnessed a young boy face his emotions in a futuristic, orbital city under the siege of a ruthless terrorist attack. (Zone of the Enders)
And witnessed a hero, shrouded and disillusioned, embark on a journey to discover and experience Freedom, Power, and Love. (Z.O.E: The 2nd Runner)
And So to you, now Vice President Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, and the crew at Konami Digital Entertainment, Congratulations! Good luck with all your future works! I’ll look forward to MGS: Rising and the next Z.O.E.
As you can tell, I have played many of Mr. Kojima’s games. What games of Mr. Kojima do you have? What are your favorites? Any memories?Hideo Kojima Sneaks his way into Vice President of Konami Digital Entertainment,