|QUOTE (Ryda King @ Tuesday, Dec 11 2012, 15:25)|
| If this is indeed MGS5, it looks...creepy. Well, at least it's a refreshing new change.|
So many things here are dead giveaways too. The "old guy" has a bandage over his eye (same one as Big Boss), same beard and hair (plus color) of Big Boss, what looks like Volgin at one point, and what looks like Psycho Mantis at the end. Now someone please explain the giant flaming whale eating a helicopter.
By the way, I never played Peace Walker or Portable Ops. Are they important in the storyline?
This is all potentially someone messing with Big Boss' mind (notice at the end of the trailer, we can see a figure rising from the ground and floating above our protagonist... only a couple of people have been known to do this floating magic trick. The Sorrow, Psycho Mantis and Screaming Mantis). It's fair to think someone with the powers to control someone's thoughts and actions can very well manipulate a sequence of weird nightmares and personal hells into a character.
As for the flaming beluga whale? That's a part of this whole nightmarish sequence... also, it's a nod to Moby Dick. The whale is just there to draw connections and add the strangeness to the whole situation while the actual symbolism is that in Moby Dick, Captain Ahab (Big Boss) loses his arm to the whale and wears a hook... he then goes on a quest to try and achieve his lifelong goal in capturing the whale (Big Boss is trying to capture the Boss' vision of a free world for soldiers). The goal brings Ahab into a descent of madness (Big Boss pretty much loses his mind and cannot distinguish good from bad by the time Solid Snake is sent out to eliminate him and the Outer Heaven uprising).
It's reaching, but it makes a lot of sense. It's very possible that the plot of the fifth game will take heavy inspiration from the Moby Dick novel where Big Boss is recovering from injuries he sustained on a battlefield and that he wants to initiate the Boss' vision. This game could very well lead into the classic Metal Gear games.