ARTICLE: Kojima and the Soviet Union: An Analysis of the Political Overtones of the MGS series and Hideo Kojima’s Ideology

10 August, 2015



Mr. Terry Wolfe, creator of metagearsolid.org, has once more published a guest article I submitted to his website, entitled Kojima and the Soviet Union: An Analysis of the Political Overtones of the MGS series and Hideo Kojima’s Ideology. You can read it at Mr. Wolfe’s site here, at my Academia.edu page here, or download it from my site here.

The article analyzes Hideo Kojima's ideology and his outlook on the superpowers of the Cold War, as well as the aesthetics and themes found in each of the games. The role of characters and the comparisons to their real life counterparts is also studied. The article also features some speculation regarding the political and artistic themes in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, including some criticism at its design choices and the motivations of certain characters. Finally, the article ends with a denunciation of nuclear proliferation by remembering the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, urging not to forget them.

Once again, special thanks go to my friend Terry Wolfe for the publication of this article. It is always an honor to be published on this astoundingly intelligent and unique website. I'd like also like to thank those who take the time to read it and discuss it in intelligent debate.

You can visit Terry Wolfe’s website here, which hosts a large selection of lengthy articles about the Metal Gear series and other issues related to the gaming world, aside from tons of other content such as comics, illustrations and podcasts.