For many persons, there are two main games in the stealth genre, Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid, so when a new MGS comes out, you can rest assured that the stealth fans are definitely looking forward to it. Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain was a long time in the making, and to be honest I was definitely looking forward to its release. But does it deliver?
I have to say that the ability of using Snake, the main character, in a new and open world environment seemed like a dream come true. There are a few issues for me, such as the control scheme that’s a little clunky especially on the PC, as well as the graphics that could be better, but when it comes to the gameplay I like it a lot. The game does manage to bring in a lot of unique materials in Snake’s repertoire, so you do feel like an agent on revenge.
There are tons of quests to perform but to be honest most of them were a little dull, however the main story is filled with the Kojima style that we all know and love. It might be filled with plot holes, but in the end the story is solid and it does bring in a great conclusion to the series and that’s what we wanted.
The mother base is amazing and this time around you do need to upgrade it the best way you can. Some of the companions aren’t that useful, but my main issues was with Quiet. While she does seem to be tightly integrated into the story, they do sexualize her a lot and this doesn’t really offer value to the end user. Some might like her, but in the end the overall quality hampers a little bit.
Having multiple climate conditions, a ton of weapons to choose from and stellar stealth mechanics is really cool for me, because the game does manage to provide a much-needed, extraordinary value that you can enjoy. It’s a whole lot of fun to play the game because there are so many strategies that you can employ, however the open world side of the game is a little off.
While many open world games fill the world with a lot of stuff to do, this is not the case. Instead, Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain has a lot of locations where you can just find a barren wasteland with close to no items in it.
Overall, this is a stellar stealth game that does offer a lot of value to the gamers. It might not be the best looking game out there, but it does provide a wide range of new mechanics for the series and it’s a whole lot of fun to play. If you can get past its problems, Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain can be a very enjoyable and fun game, although it does require a specific state of mind, especially if you like open world games like GTA. It’s not that, instead it’s a new breed of open world, stealth and action that’s truly impressive and definitely worth a shot!
YouTube: METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN – Launch Trailer
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