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EGM Reader Response: What Do You Think of Kiefer Sutherland as Snake?

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Posted on June 7, 2013 AT 10:58am

Question: What Do You Think of Kiefer Sutherland as Snake?

For fans of the Metal Gear Solid series, the last few months have been a bit of a crazy ride when it comes to the topic of voice actors. Ever since the original MGS hit on the PlayStation, David Hayter hasn’t just played the voice of Solid Snake (and later Big Boss)—he has been Solid Snake. However, it seems that series creator Hideo Kojima might have other plans for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and the whole “will or won’t Hayter be back to play Snake” discussion broke out.

Yesterday, we seemed to get an answer to that question: Hayter won’t be back. Instead, for MGSV, Snake will be played by Mr. Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland. Yes, seriously. Or maybe not seriously—because a few members of the EGM staff are convinced that there are most twists in this story still to come.

At least for now, if this isn’t another big ruse, Kiefer Sutherland will indeed provide the voice for Snake in Metal Gear Solid V. What we want to know is, what do you think of this? Is Kiefer Sutherland a good choice? Are you glad to finally see a new actor get a shot at playing Snake? Or has Kojima made a terrible decision by dumping Hayter?

Simply let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We will be updating this post throughout the day showcasing the best comments, so be sure to check back to see if yours has been chosen.

What You Said

Zoey Engel: “I understand going after star power to help push the brand, but I feel like this hurts the integrity of both the franchise and Kojima (the change was made in a completely unprofessional manner), and his reasons for change makes me feel like he thinks we’re complete idiots (Sutherland is 46 and Hayter is 44). I also think it hurts the series continuity and characters as well. Knowing Ground Zeroes is directly after Peace Walker I’ll have to imagine Boss had his testicles smashed in to believe the change, especially after noticing Miller has the same voice actor.”

Kevin Osborn: “I am both mad and intrigued. I have this weird feeling that I will enjoy the acting a lot yet despise the voice.”

Colton Williams: “I honestly respect his decision. he did it for a honest reason. its not confirmed that david isn’t in the game, we might see a young snake, or a teaser. just because he made a decision for snake doesn’t mean the game is ruined. hey, it could be worse. he could have got like sponge bob or something to voice it.”

Harry Muntz: “I enjoy keifer sutherlands acting, and think its great he’s willing to do a video game. that being said however, hayter’s version of snake is iconic. Name another voice of a video game character that you know as soon as you hear it? not a cartoon voice, a strict video game voice.”

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