Yeah, I’m kind of in the same boat. I respect the hell out of him for sticking HARD to his guns and only ever making what he wants to make and I hope he keeps doing that forever, because it sets a very good example for the rest of the industry.
After the first Metal Gear Solid, though, his games just have not been for me…but I suppose that’s kind of the point. TONS of people love his games, so why is it that he can’t make them? Why should ANY developers be obligated to filter their vision through a bunch of focus-group BS when people like Kojima can make some of the most idiosyncratic games out there, and people obviously love it to death? Let creators be creative, dammit.