Last Friday, there was a special episode of the Game Informer podcast where they interviewed all of the original voice actors of the first Metal Gear Solid game. And I'm honestly really glad this exists (and that I got to listen to it during my morning routine at work) because it definitely alleviates one of the issues I have with the video game culture.
And that issue is that we -- 'cause I think we're all a part of games culture even if we don't work in the industry -- aren't really great at keeping track of the history of video games. Since the first Metal Gear Solid, I've been a giant fan. And as an adult, looking back at one of my favorite series from a different perspective is, well, kind of awesome.
It's a pretty long listen/watch but it's well worth it if you're interested in Metal Gear Solid at all. There's an especially interesting moment where they talk to David Hayter (the original voice actor for Snake) about how Kiefer Sutherland had taken replaced him for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain.
There's a lot of things that Hayter says while he's being interviewed about working at the series towards the end and it's really interesting to hear him talk about his experience when it comes to the Metal Gear series. In a way, though, I feel sort of bad for Hayter since his voice acting is what made Snake who he is to a lot of us who are giant fans of the series.
Even though Hayter looks at the whole MGS V stuff as embarrassing and humiliating, I'm still glad to hear that he's proud of all of his work he did within the series. I really enjoyed listening to all of the stories the voice actors told about how they were cast and how they recorded the first game and how they know how important the first Metal Gear Solid is in the history of video games.
If you have the time or need to listen to something while you work, this is definitely a great podcast to listen to.