Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series–which turns 25 next year–says he’s drawn influence from four video games above all others. They are four very different games, each “very important” he says. What are they?
It was 1992. I was at my friend Paul’s house, playing games on his mighty 486 PC, and we’d just finished a complete playthrough of Monkey Island for probably the 100th time. Bored, he turns to me and says “Oh yeah, my brother got this new game. Let’s play that.”