Troy Baker has asked fans to "reserve judgement" on Kojima's decision to cast Kiefer Sutherland as Snake until they play Metal Gear Solid 5, stating that the 24 star "knocked it out of the freaking park".
Speaking at last weekend's Indy PopCon 2015, Baker, who plays Ocelot in this September's game, talked up Sutherland's performance, explaining that he was "glad that I wasn't Snake".
"To his credit, Kiefer Sutherland knocked it out of the freaking park, and he came in and he put the work in," he said. "I love David Hayter, I love David, he's a good dude and he's Snake, but so is Kiefer. And that guy showed up, rolled up his sleeves and got dirty on this game. So reserve judgement until you play it. You only have like two more months left and trust me it'll be worth it."
Baker also discussed his admiration for Kojima, explaining that "because Kojima decided to make Metal Gear, so many other people have decided to make games.
"I can say this because he never will of himself. I look at Neil Druckmann as another Hideo Kojima, as another Ken Levine, as another Cliff Bleszinski, as another one of these guys that we will look back and go those guys are the reasons why I wanted to make a game, and I want to make a game like they did."
He continued: "I don't know what's going on at Konami, but I love Kojima, and I love him as a dude, I respect him as a game maker, as really one of the first cinematic game makers that we had, someone that really understood in a very Sergio Leone spaghetti western way of making film in a game, and for giving us one of the greatest video game characters ever in the multiple iterations of Snake."
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 1, with a PC release following on September 15. Baker reckons it "might be the most ambitious game I've ever seen."
Source: YouTube Underground Geek Network