The problem with the controversially brutal material in Hideo Kojima's latest Metal Gear isn't the content itself – it's everything else that surrounds it.
When licensing and franchising go horribly wrong, previously brilliant games (and their fans!) are the ones who suffer.
As the Metal Gear saga advances with another adventure starring its one-time villain, we're left wondering just who we're supposed to be cheering for, anyway.
Sure, A Link Between Worlds fits into the Zelda timeline... but is that really a good thing?
And yet, Metal Gear Solid V definitely demonstrates the personality of creator Hideo Kojima... both for better and for worse.