Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
There's more than the 'naked eye'
The Metal Gear Series is one of the best video games I have ever played. The people I run into, in real life, are all Metal Gear fans. The friends I have that never played before, get inspired when I tell them all about the game it has to offer. Then they get hooked and spread the word about how awesome these games are. If it does go online like it did for Guns of the Patriots (#4), it will be one of the best online tactical shooter in the gaming industry. Guns of the Patriots Online, or MGO, was the most versatile online shooter I have ever played. You could sneak, stun, kill, trap enemies in countless ways online. You had ranks given to you by your own personal skills so not everyone was a level 15. As for the gameplay to Metal Gear 5, it might be beaten in less than 2 hours but that is if you just ran through the entire game without watching cutscenes or experiencing what the game has to offer like hidden objects or side quests. I do believe it will take weeks to beat if you take your time and experience what Hideo Kojima has for you to experience. Only then will you be able to enjoy the game that has taken 5 years to build. And there is going to be an online version but I'm not positive if it's similar to MGO that we all know and love. I will already give this game 5 stars because Hideo Kojima puts his soul into every one of these creations.
MGS5 next-gen games are finally here.
MGS5 GZ is very short but for 30 bucks I had to buy it. Okay no spoilers but this game is very good, it's much darker/dramatic and hard to watch at times. The dialogue is also more adult oriented and for a mature audience. Its not so much profanity but the themes are more "grown up" and the emotional impact of the game is far greater then the previous games of the series. It took me about 45 minutes to finish the game. It has replay value if you want to replay the game and complete 100% of what the game has to offer. The game is very fluid and quite impressive; the new Fox Engine delivers a very immersive experience with weather effects and attention to detail. Also vehicles are now available to be used, but the options are very limited to say the least. I will end saying this game is worth playing but its more of a demo if you are a hardcore fan of the series you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to The Phantom Pain, this will keep you busy and at least give you an idea what is in store for this epic series.
Amazing Game (don't listen to the naysayers)
This game is incredible to play and I've been playing nonstop since I got it, no linear scripted A.I. like in past metal gear games which lets you accomplish the mission anyway you like every time you play. The people who do the speed runs aren't playing the game the way it was intended to be played and then wants to complain it's to short without playing the side missions on both difficulty modes and viewing all the cutscenes or even listening to all of chico's tapes etc.....a lot of people are going to be lost when the phantom pain comes out because they won't know how to play it from not playing ground zeroes and getting used to the new controls and open world play style but to each his own. This game doesn't disappoint not one bit, if your true MGS fan this game is a definite must buy to play small example of next gen metal gear instead of waiting until next year to play the full game.
New Era Of Metal Gear Is Here
The trailer shown for MGS5:Ground Zeros was amazing but its even more exciting to just have a new Metal Gear in our hands to play on next gen consoles. The new open world exploration aspect will give the gamer much more freedom on how to achieve your objectives without being detected by the enemy and at the same time getting us used to the new play style in preparation for when the main game MGS5: Phantom Pain comes out next year. The story timeline is the Big Boss era (years before Solid Snake era) right after Peacewalker, Big Boss has to rescue Chico and Paz (members of his army from peacewalker) from an interrogation black site on a naval base. The photo realistic graphics are mind blowing which will add to the gameplay experience, also best believe with how Kojima tells the story thru cutscenes this game will have us in awe waiting for the main game Phantom Pain to come out. I've already pre-ordered my copy cause I know this game is going to sell quick, you shouldn't wait either order your copy now.
All it is, is a teaser...
I've played every game in the Metal gear series. I have beaten each game to the highest of accomplishments whether it was time in VR Missions or beating MGS 4 on big boss extreme in under 5hours no kills no alerts. There was so much hype behind this game. Despite the game showing even better graphics and sound quality, there is no excuse for releasing a game in which i beat in 1 HOUR and a HALF. Mind you I am not in my prime in MGS gameplay. I'm sure if I go at it again i can pull it off in 30min - 1hour. It was like having a bite out of a whole pizza because this game wasn't even a slice. The cut scenes and credits combined were longer than the game itself. Don't get me wrong it was a GREAT hour and a half of gameplay, but now I'm left with nothing for my $30 plus tax. I pray that MGS Phantom Pain makes up for this.
Can't wait for this to come out!!
I have been playing MGS since I first played the demo when I was about 18 I think, the very first game in the series, and haven't stopped playing. I await all the new releases. MGS 4: Guns of the Patriots was awesome, and I played quite a few times :-) I fell asleep during one of the cut scenes (it was about 4am, so I was tired, not bored) and I woke up to see the classic Snake scene from the first game and I got disoriented, lol. I didn't know about it until then! It was pretty cool to stumble upon and a great memory relived :-) For those who haven't experienced MGS, or if you are a girl, like myself, give it a shot, it is definitely worth it!
DO NOT BUY! DO NOT PROMOTE THIS TYPE OF MARKETING
You are better off waiting to the entire full game to come out. This is just a 2-hour demo of the next MGS series. Please think about it. Do not promote this kind of marketing because companies will take advantage of this.
Not as bad as people make it out to be!
I remember the days when I owned a Genesis/Mega Drive and a Super NES in the early Nineties. The majority of games released back then were under 3 hours of gameplay. A time when games were priced between 49.99 and 69.99 new on average... No one complained then, why now? It is true that you could run through the main mission of Ground Zeroes in under ten minutes, but that isn't the point of the game! If you read the back story, explore the island from all directions, interrogate the enemy soldiers, collect and listen all the cassette tapes, save additional prisoners and watch the cutscenes without skipping, the main mission could last you 3-4 hours! Even than, there was still additional missions to complete. With the time of day, changing weather, and random enemy movement insures a different experience every time you play through each mission. The music is Epic, the Game plays like a Metal Gear Solid game with some additional inputs. A lot of work as been put into the development of this game and should not be judged by the people that like to run through just one mission, skipping the story... I recommend this game to any of the MGS fans and more! The mean conception is that this is some kind of glorified demo. Though, that couldn't be father from the truth. It is a prologue, meaning, if you skip this game, you may not know what is happening in phantom pain when the full game is released! think about this... A true Next Gen game experience for $29.99 USD... What is to complain about at that price?
A ten min game
This game can be beaten within about ten mins if you exclude the cutscenes. Cause there is only the one map. No other locations just the one...but wait when you do the side missions you can play in the map during the day instead of the evening. So you got the main mission which leads to the preview to the Phantom Pain game that might come out in 2015 and a handful of side missions. It looks great visually and the sound is nice but it is short leaving the experience feeling like a thirty dollar demo. I wonder if the studio is using up so much of their money they needed a boost of cash.
Worth the money, yes. But not for everybody.
I'll start by saying I'm a big Metal Gear fan, but I'll try and stay as objective as possible. This game is not for everybody. If you want to blow through games as fast as possible, just to chalk up another win, you likely won't get much out of the game. However, if you're interested in stealth combat, trying different challenges and approaches on multiple play-throughs, you will definitely get your money's worth for the game. As for as the Graphics and Sound, I felt the game really made use of the PS4 system, not just a retextured PS3 game. If you like stealth and tactics type gameplay, you should have fun seeing the new approaches to the genre. Overall, the game is a fun playground, and I enjoyed every minute of all the missions. As far as beyond that, there are challenges to get the top rank in each mission, find the easter eggs, and so on. Ultimately, I feel the lasting appeal will vary from person to person. Personally, I sank over 50 hours in the game, and I still play it. I think this game is best thought of as Pre-DLC, which in those terms, is about the appropriate value compared to normal DLC. If you're a big fan and are salivating for Phantom Pain, it's not a hard decision to pay $30 to get some hands on of what's to come.