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" Games shouldn't only be fun. They should teach or spark an interest in other things. "
" Even when people abroad see me, I'm often asked about a 'Zone of the Enders' sequel. "
" Japanese players do not like being thrown into an arena in which they are given very little instruction. You can head in any direction, 360 degrees. They say, 'What am I supposed to do? Give me hints. Provide me service instead of just throwing me into this arena.' "
" I always say, 'This will be my last 'Metal Gear.' "
" I want to continue making things. "
" In any game, you have an enemy coming at yourself that you have to shoot. If you go back to 'Space Invaders,' they shoot at you when they come at you, so how are you going to protect yourself? You're going to shoot, and that is a typical videogame. "
" What I'm really trying to do is create unique characters. "
" There are many museums dedicated to technology, artistic endeavors, music, and that sort of thing. From that perspective, I think games really do have a place as a kind of collaborative art or a synthesis of all these various aspects into a whole, and that, in itself, can be perceived as art. "
" One of my first dreams when I was a child was becoming a painter. "
" Normally, when people compose for film, you give them the film, and they look at it, and they compose it. "
" You have to be very careful when you're working on a sequel, because it has to be a continuation of what you did before. "
" I try to watch a movie a day, if not more, and through movies, I learned about so many different political themes I hadn't been interested in and cultural things I hadn't been aware of and economic factors I hadn't thought about. "
" Every time I make a new game, I put all of my effort completely into that game. It's like putting all your effort into a new child that's being born. Once the project is done, I can step back and look at it objectively, which is when I can see a lot of flaws. That's when I start to make a new game that tries to fix some of those flaws. "
" I want to show people how there are variations and different interpretations of good and evil. "
" My parents were huge fans of westerns, European cinema, and horror in particular. They wouldn't just show me kids' films. "
" When I was a child, there really weren't very many video games, but I do have memories of 'Pong.' Maybe it was 'Pong.' It was a home system in Japan, so maybe it wasn't the real 'Pong.' It was just sort of a Japanese game that was similar to 'Pong.' "
" The last remaining thing that must be communicated to the next generation is an aging figure that still continues to change. "
" As far as how I create games, I'm just reflecting what I feel, the things I have in my mind. I put those out there. Some of the things that I'm going through, the things that surround me, might be reflected there. But for me, it's a natural process. I just reflect what I feel into the game. "
" I am tremendously excited to introduce a unique 'Metal Gear Solid' experience to a new audience of gamers as well as collaborate with my mentor in game design, Mr. Miyamoto, on 'Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes' for Nintendo GameCube. "
" Looking back, I am thankful that I didn't go into the film industry. "
" My biggest failure is 'Metal Gear.' It's my biggest failure and my biggest success. "
" My goal is to make a player think, 'I want to reenter this world of lies tomorrow.' "
" My games are rather stressful games, where you have to play for a long time. "
" If it weren't for Miyamoto-san, I wouldn't be where I am. "
" I believe the game should really feel what the players are feeling and change according to that. "
" I won't make games with senseless violence. There has to be a reason for it, such as war. "
" Hollywood continues to present the U.S. Army as being the good guys, always defeating the aliens or foreigners. "
" Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don't think that in itself is bad. If used wisely, genetics can be beneficial, but they can be abused, too. "
" I always observe the people who pass by when I ride an escalator. I'll never see most of them again, so I imagine a lot of things about their lives... about the day ahead of them. "
" Many people are taking 2D games and making them into 3D games by recreating the characters in polygons. But the gameplay's still the same, and that's not what they should be doing. "
" It's part of my ritual to watch a new film every day, no matter what. It's important to me. "