One of the few games able to stir the water around GTA V, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was one of the most anticipated releases last year. Though to a lesser extent than Fallout 4, it stole a bit of the spotlight from GTA V for a week or so. The Metal Gear franchise has a highly dedicated fan-base, who have been armed with pitchforks since the rift between Konami and Kojima. Based on previous cross-over fan content, it is safe to say that large portions of GTA V’s and Metal Gear’s audience overlap.
There have been previous adaptations of Metal Gear to GTA V’s Rockstar Editor, the versatile gameplay recording and video editing suite developed specifically for the game. Bringing popular games and attempting to recreate them within the world of GTA V isn’t exactly an original idea at this point and this particular game has also been done before. So what makes this stand out?
It’s 12 minutes long. We’ve heard from experienced content creators that putting together a well made video in the Editor that lasts 3 minute can even take months. This here is almost quarter of an hour of premier Rockstar Editor content.
The attention to detail here is amazing. Not a single frame of those 12 minutes is sloppy. Certain shots switch to the over-head view typical of pre-MGS4 installments in the series. Sound-files have been taken from MGS games to make it that much more authentic. The animations are well timed and chosen. This entire GTA V fan video oozes professionalism. Based on the views and the number of subscribers the creator, Doogle Lawless, has on YouTube, we’ve happened upon hidden talent here. This should be remembered as one of the best Rockstar Editor fan videos of its time.
Did you put down GTA V back when MGSV launched, or do you never ever leave Los Santos?
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