Besides whatever narcotics he puts into his system to give him wild visions and convoluted storylines, Hideo Kojima is inspired primarily by movies. I mean, the fact that nobody told him that Metal Gear Solid 4 was not actually a video game past Act 2 is quite plain to see, and the man clearly has some directorial chops.
So, what are the movies that have had the most effect on this gaming storyteller? Well, it seems Kojima has a list. To be honest, from glancing at it, I’d have to say that Kojima would fit in rather well with me and my buds.
He would also get all of our Predator jokes, apparently. See the full list after the jump!
The Guns of Navarone
The Great Escape
2001: A Space Odyssey
Planet of the Apes (original work)
The Deer Hunter
Dawn of the Dead
Full Metal Jacket
Black Hawk Down
Children of Men
007 Casino Royale
Sounds like a dude night if I’ve ever heard one. A few of those (Die Hard and Predator, for instance) are on my favorite films of all time as well. And really, given the absurd action of the Metal Gear Solid series, it doesn’t really surprise me.
So, what favorites do you guys have in common with Kojima-san himself?