The long awaited MGS Collab was unleashed just recently and I must say that I am honored to be a coauthor and to be 2nd in line on the playlist. With 50 artists, the turn out was a toss up really. There were some brilliant ones and there were some weak sauce ones.
I was particularly disappointed by the overuse of penis in this collab. I actually didn't expect it, which is surprising all by itself. The NG crowd is a big fan of the cock, for some reason. Everytime I saw one, all I could think of is how the fallic image was in the place of a well thoughtout script, or clever humor. These cocks were some cop-outs, seeking to amuse the immature audience. I'm not so much pissed off by the fact that the cocks demoralized Metal Gear. I've never played one of the games! So it would be stupid for me to defend the series. They were just there for both shock value and the furthering of some strange internet fad. But Stamper's cartoon was the cherry on top. It made me question whether I had outgrown NG all together. I guess I was looking forward to something less sexually graphic. If I was looking for that I would have just watched porn!
I can't even tell the majority of my friends to go check it out because of the humor choices. Most of them would turn it off after seeing the first dick! And I wouldn't dare show my own girlfriend. It almost made me embarressed to be a part of it all. Point is if you don't have a firm knowledge of the subject matter, find someone who does to help you with a thoughtout script! My friend Ed helped with the dialogue and storyboarding. And look how ours turned out!
I'm not disappointed in the effort put into the animation. The styles were superb. The drawings were excellent. I just want to see NG put its talent toward something more respectable. IMO.