The signing was scheduled at 11 to noon yesterday. I arrived at the mall around 915 thinking I'd be early. I was early, but about 80 people were earlier than I was. I brought my Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 and 3 manuals for signing.
Around 10:50, the staff of Planet X came out saying that they will only allow two items to be signed. I gave up on having my Part 1 signed. 30 minutes into the signing and I have yet to see Hideo. Another staff came out saying that because of the number of people that turned out, they will now only allow one item to be signed. Shit... there goes my Part 2. At least I can get Part 3 signed, which I bought the night before, by the way, just so it can get signed.
When there were about 10-15 people ahead of me, another staffer came out. Bad news. This time, not only will one item be signed, it will either be your item or the limited edition poster. And get this... YOU WILL NOT GET A POSTER IF YOU DON'T ELECT TO HAVE THE POSTER SIGNED. BITCH!
So since I have the option of having the poster as a decoration in a gameroom in the future, instead of my manual sitting inside its case unnoticed, I opted for the poster.
Anyway, the experience in general was disappointing. But Hideo and Yoji (character designer) were pretty cool, even though all they did was sign and smile. I mean, these are one of the top honchos in gaming. They do not need appearances like these to seel Metal Gear games.
Now hopefully I'll get to meet Shigeru Miyamoto next.