Troy Baker calls MGSV absolutely massive: ‘It may be the biggest game I’ve ever seen’

During the January 13th episode of KindaFunnyGames, hosted by Colin Moriarty and Greg Miller, Troy Baker talked a bit about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and his involvement in the game as the voice and facial actor for Ocelot.


“I’m anxious to see how people look at this new Metal Gear. Because it’s really different, man.” he said. “It fits perfectly within the rest of the franchise. In some ways I think it’s… man. It’s going to be really good. But I’m really curious to see what people think.”

The conversation then shifted to the game’s scale. Troy Baker: “It may be the biggest game I’ve ever seen. Just in terms of everything that you can do. Like, Skyrim looks like an afternoon playpen next to it. It’s massive! It’s absolutely massive what you can do.”

Then they talked about the choice to replace David Hayter with Kiefer Sutherland as Big Boss’s voice actor. Troy Baker especially wanted to implore people to play the game before they judge it. “They did the mocap over in Japan and we did the facial everything here, which is super super hard. And I keep coming back to this, but I really applaud Kiefer for what he did, cause he came in and… if you watched his speech for the Game Awards… I wanted to stand up and applaud the guy, because the way he came out, the heart that he came out with which was very contrite and gracious to all the fans and there was like this understanding underneath that’s like: look, I get it, you don’t want me to be Snake. That’s fine. Neither did I. But let me tell you what made me fall in love with it, and how I told my other friends about how important and what this story means to the world, and to entertainment period. I was like: good on you man, because they put him trough the fucking wringer, man.”


Hideo Kojima and Kiefer Sutherland during the Game Awards

Troy also did not seem to agree with the anger directed at Kojima for making this decision, as he feels that this is up to the creator: “He can do whatever he wants to do.”

That doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to criticize, but here Troy once again said people should play the game first before doing so. “Reserve judgement until you’ve actually played the game. And then hate it if you want to.”

Talking about working on the project, he said: “There’s so much that… even being a Metal Gear fan coming into this going ‘wow, that’s what you’re doing, that’s broad, that’s bold’.”

Source: KindaFunnyGames (Thanks Sn4ke_911!)

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