MGSV: The Phantom Pain “Change the World” Fan Trailer

Everyone who talks to me about video games knows I’m a pretty huge fan of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. So far in The Phantom Pain, the newest game in the saga, I’ve logged somewhere around 160 hours, and I don’t plan on quitting any time soon. It’s strange though- I had some huge issues with the game, mostly in the way it conveys its story, but at the same time I’ve consistently found myself reading more and more forum thread analyses of the game’s tiniest character motivations. It’s almost as if we, as fans, want to find more to love in this one simply because there’s so little to find.

That leads me to the creation of this video- I wanted to make something that dramatized the stakes of the game’s two warring PF factions, while highlighting Diamond Dogs’ inner turmoil. There’s so much more that could have been done with this final entry in the MGS series, and to me this short trailer represents what could have been, had the emotional moments been directed in a more coherent fashion. It’s pretty weird to be running a video game website and writing about my own fan trailer, but at the end of the day I’m a fan too, and I hope other series veterans will enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

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