WARNING: TONS OF SPOILERS
A Chico that’s aged a few years could make for an interesting character. While he was a kid in Peace Walker he was an annoying brat used as a device to introduce EL BASSILISKO, but now that he’s older and seen more of the horrors of war, it’s more likely that Hideo Kojima will use him as a plot device to show how war affects young people caught up in it’s wake. He tried to do that with the B&B Corps in 4 but it was about as subtle as an anvil to the face because of Drebin’s narration of their stories.
EDIT: Yeah, he didn’t look that much older in the trailer. But how old was he in Peace Walker, anyway? 10?
WAR SCREWED HER UP, YO. FEEL SORRY FOR THIS BOSS. WATCH YO’ BACK. CLICK
It used to be that bosses would espouse their life stories. Sniper Wolf’s death sequence in MGS1 was emblematic of how effective this could be (although I honestly thought the end boss of MGS3 was more depressing because of how much it was rubbed in the player’s face). Sure, it was often long and drawn out, but it was sometimes effective.
Drebin taking over just gave the point a real disconnect. You never got to know the Corps as characters. You didn’t see them as frequently as Dead Cell from MGS2, even. (Of course, Fatman only showed up for his fight, he was only foreshadowed by his ‘game’ with Stillman)
But back to my point about Chico. If this game is going to set about breaking down Chico into a shell-shocked psycho, it could be effective if it’s handled well. He already had a lot happen to him in Peace Walker, so it wouldn’t take much to send him over the edge.
I agree about Paz. The twist about her in Peace Walker pretty much broke the game’s plot over it’s knee. [COLOR=‘DimGray’]The fact that she stole ZEKE in her fucking underwear was even more absurd.The revelation about all that was way too compressed and not foreshadowed at all. If they take the time to flesh out [COLOR=‘DimGray’]her involvement with CIPHER then it’s possible that she could be worked into the plot in an interesting way. But it’s unlikely.