Metal Gear Solid is no stranger to the darker themes of life. It’s a franchise based around war and all the terrible effects it has on everyone it touches. However, it has become clear that the two new upcoming Metal Gear games, Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain will be a lot darker and grittier than previous installments. Recent trailers for the game have sparked some controversy as they show child soldiers and torture.
In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Hideo Kojima explained why he believes games shouldn’t shy away from mature themes and that this is something that should not be avoided if games are ever going to be accepted as art in the same way TV, books and movies are.