Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Analysis

E3 has revealed to the world yet another stunning Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer:

What speculation can we brew from this footage?

Eli- A youth who curses his fate

But the Lord spoke of Samuel’s sons: “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
(1 Samuel 16:7)

Eliab was described as a tall and handsome man who looked every bit the part to be king. However David, his younger brother, was chosen to be king because he had a good heart and superior character. In Metal Gear Solid, Liquid Snake and Solid Snake are the “Sons of Big Boss,” clones created to be the perfect soldiers like their legendary father. The clones were inexact, with Liquid receiving Big Boss’s dominant traits (including making him a few cm taller) and Solid receiving his recessive traits, though Liquid would grow up with the misconception he possessed the inferior genes as he cursed his fate.


Diamond Dogs

This wouldn’t be the first time Hideo Kojima makes a Bowie reference in Metal Gear, MGS3 had Major Zero going by the code name ‘Major Tom’, and Kojima wanted Space Oddity to be the end credits song.

Cunning insight or wild speculation? We’ll only know when the game comes out, but until then we’ll be wracking our brains in anticipation of Kojima’s next masterpiece.

*Special thanks to Weigy for his help on this post!
*Richmond, Weigy and I will continue to pool our heads together and update this post as we speculate and maybe discover more

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Author: Andy Lee Chaisiri

I make videogames in Beijing

3 thoughts on “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Analysis”

  1. “Diamond Dogs” may be more than just a Bowie reference. The game takes place in Rhodesia, and the dogs (as shown in the images above) are Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Diamonds also seem to be somewhat important, as the bit with Snake and the children in the cell implies – the area was (and continues to be) a hotspot for blood diamonds. Rhodesian Diamonds + Rhodesian Dogs…

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