Troy Baker: 'Reserve judgement' on Keifer Sutherland's Voice Acting
Hideo Kojima's decision to have 24 star, Kiefer Sutherland, voice Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been met with some criticism from fans. When asked about his opinion on the matter at Indy Popcon 2015, Troy Baker gave high praise to Sutherland's work.
"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."
Troy Baker also spoke highly of Hideo Kojima, saying that he is one of the greats in Video Game development.
"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 went on to talk about how Kojima truly understands game development, "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 V: The Phantom Pain launches on PC on September 15. Baker reckons it "might be the most ambitious game I've ever seen."