Metal Gear Solid V: Your opinion

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  1. jacksonmorenos

    Apr 13, 2016
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    As a MGS fan that beat MGSV not long ago on the PS4, I would like to know the opinion of other fans about the game.
    Personally, I have very mixed opinions about it.
    I didn't like it, but at the same time, I did.
    Story-wise, I thought it was the weakest of the series, I didn't really like the twist even if it does kind of make sense as to why would Big Boss do it.
    Gameplay-wise, however, it's the best of the entire series, I had so much fun playing MGSV. I mean, the many ways you can beat a mission, how to sneak past enemies, how to take them down, the buddies you use, the 80's music you can play on your iDroid, I had a lot of fun with all of that and still do, really.
    What did you guys think of the game?
  2. Master_Craig

    Master_Craig Forum Moderator
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    Jul 2, 2006
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    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was not a bad game, but it was ultimately disappointing. MGSV was Game Revolution's Game of the Year 2015, which I completely disagree with, but it is what it is - ... f-the-year

    I'll start with the positives.

    The graphics were absolutely insane. The game ran at a silky smooth 60 FPS. Items and equipment could be upgraded. The game play was non-linear and for the first time in an MGS game, the player roamed a sandbox environment. The unlockable soundtrack was great too, I loved being picked up and dropped off by chopper to "Take On Me" and "The Final Countdown". The actual controls were tight, responsive and felt very natural. Definitely the best game play of the series.

    Now, the negatives.

    Upgrading stuff took way too Goddamn long in terms of real time (console had to be on) and in-game money. Microtransactions were pathetic, "insurance" to protect your base from an unavoidable online play? Bleh. The game play got quite repetitive, especially with the side ops missions, the story is in my opinion among the weakest and most confusing of the MGS series. Despite the game having fifty or so story missions, the story missions starts going down hill after mission thirty, because they all begin to essentially repeat themselves.

    Phantom Pain was by no means a bad game, but it was unfortunately an overly hyped, disappointing experience. It's not worthy of Game of the Year, especially when contending with the likes of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and Fallout 4.

    It's funny I talk about MGSV like this, considering my display picture is a cartoon of "Punished" Venom Snake giving the finger - ... lift-34669
  3. MattAY

    MattAY Forum Moderator
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    Mar 2, 2006
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    Weak bosses. Weak storytelling...not so much weak story. Or should I say weak compared to previous entries!

    You know all those tapes that you can play of the story unfolding? Golden tapes on memory? I reckon Kojima wanted to have them as cutscenes...but it didn't happen for some reason.

    I miss codec convos...but I think they need to get rid of them in order to keep up with modern gameplay (but maybe have the faces in the corner or something?!)
  4. COMaestro

    COMaestro Regular

    Feb 3, 2014
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    I really enjoyed TPP, but I do agree that storywise it is the weakest in the series. Or like MattAY said, the storyTELLING is weak. The story itself is pretty good. And the gameplay was just fantastic. I haven't played TPP in a couple of months now because I'm trying to focus on other games, but I still get the craving to do so now and then. It was just so much fun.

    Really, Kojima started going this route with Peace Walker. The majority of the story and information came from tapes, you had Mother Base to upgrade by Fulton capturing enemy soldiers or POWs, buying upgrades, etc. TPP was just the next logical step from there.

    Honestly, I wish the repeat missions with restrictions had been presented as Side Ops rather than normal Missions. If they had been presented that way, it might have gone a little smoother with some people.

    And yeah, definitely the worst bosses of all the MGS games. Really, there just weren't all that many. Quiet, The Man on Fire, maybe 3 Skull fights, some of which you can avoid, and Sahelanthropus. And I guess the insanity of Quiet's last mission could count as a boss fight in a way. It was certainly difficult for me to get through at the time, anyway. There should have been more unique boss fights, especially for the MGS series which was known for them.
  5. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

    Jan 30, 2009
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    The combat and the different ways the enemy engaged you depending on how you engaged them was brilliant. It became a giant fame of chess where the enemy actually thought about what you were doing and reacted accordingly. I felt like three added such great gameplay with four not really innovating it. This was leaps and strides beyond and did after jobrising above the camp grade system of 3 and 4 while still incorporating pieces of it. The gun customization is great too.

    The story had all the pieces but none of the time. Looking at the way this came out in pieces with Ground Zeroes and the TPP. i get the feeling it was supposed to all be one game but Konami was getting itchy to turn some profit.
  6. cyberjim2000

    cyberjim2000 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
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    If the game wasn't rushed then it'll be on par with the other MGS games but with a more fluid and open game play. It was kinda crummy how Konami treated Kojima. First Silent hills PT and MGS V. Two games with a lot of potential but ultimately got cancelled or rushed respectively.
  7. JaguarJK

    JaguarJK Rookie

    Jul 31, 2016
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    Very good game, very fun, but a bit repetitive missions
  8. thenerdds

    thenerdds Rookie

    May 6, 2016
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    Enjoyed it just fine. Loved the soundtrack though.

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