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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    marks the end of more than 1 legacy

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    originalname2
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    tl;dr explanation of rating: Phantom Pain would be five stars if it weren't for the fact its not finished (-1 star) and the story quality takes a nose dive half way through (-1 star) The internet's general impression about MGS5: Phantom Pain is that it starts off great, but falls apart and reveals itself to be an unfinished mess. This is 100% true and proves to be Metal Gear Solid 5's biggest flaw. The first chapter hits all the right notes. The prologue mission is incredible; does the perfect job of pulling the player in. Even the very first mission does an excellent job giving the impression of how amazing the game is going to be. The first chapter as a whole mostly lives up to what you would expect and want in a Metal Gear Solid game. Then you hit chapter 2 and MGS 5 goes off the rails and explodes into a burning train wreck. The story becomes super absurd. Most of the new story missions are exact copies of chapter 1 missions with special restrictions. It all just falls apart becoming unsatisfying and inconclusive. The end product would have benefited if chapter 2 was scrapped altogether. It would've been wiser for Konami to release each chapter individually at a reduced price instead of push an unfinished product. Its clear development was way in over its head unable to come close to meeting its goals by the September 1st ship date and they had to gut chapter 2 and cut a lot of content because of it. In spite of this the actual game itself is mostly good. The play is great for the most part, but there are lots of rough spots the player will run into as they play. For instance Snake has lots of trouble getting over ankle high rocks without sliding back down them. The game's variable difficulty also tends to make it super obnoxiously difficult at times as well. The other unfortunate aspect about MGS5 is that its secretly #6 in the series. Peace Walker was unofficially 5, and if you're familiar with the MGS series, they're like the Star Trek movies. Except its the even # ones that have terribad stories. Phantom Pain comes close to breaking this trend, but ultimately fails. Starting almost as soon as you run into Code Talker. He essentially ruins the story single handedly. This is Hideo Kojima's last game with Konami. Konami also appears to be abandoning video game development. And, personally, I feel MGS5 is a last hurrah for Japanese developed AAA video games as well. Overall, I do feel that MGS5 is worth $60. Despite its shortcomings, the game does deliver enough content to live up to that price. The first chapter alone takes between 40-50 hours to complete and is very good. Unfortunately the rest isn't as long or good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hours of fun!

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    JacobGreen
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    I never played a single Metal Gear game and I was sort of cautious in starting the last one. That being said, I bought this game anyway and began to play. Instantly, I was blown away. It's gorgeous, badass, hilarious, engaging, and overall amazing. The combat suits all play styles, from charging in guns blazing to stealthily crawling around enemy territory. Side missions are plentiful, sometimes repetitive but always worth it. This is an epic game for the ages. As far as the story goes, it's an original and very interesting, full of twists has two chapters (I highly recommend doing the Quiet missions). There is loads customization, from forming Mother Base to even putting an eye patch on your pet dog. It isn't quite an RPG, but the ability to build your own guns for certain missions and putting on different suits really makes it have it's own elements of one. You can even play as your own staff members if you want. I spent a lot of time just goofing off and trying to fulton a tank full of C4, then blowing it up mid air to destroy a helicopter. It's special moments like those that make this game so great. There were no glitches since release that I found and the frame rate is the best of any game I have ever played, being perfectly fluid with no drops of any kind. Finding creative ways to take over a base is always fun. It has an open world setting, which I hear is uncommon for these games. It has two huge maps in both Afghanistan and Africa, each with very different aesthetics and details. It made me feel as if I was actually there. The online mode for the game is unique and amazing, with different maps and game modes to choose from. It reminded me of Uncharted's multiplayer, except much better and more defined. Customizable characters and classes are again available in multiplayer online, allowing for a different style of play for every situation. Definitely a game newcomers, regulars, and hardcore gamers can all enjoy. It's a must have even if you haven't played other games in the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was like, yeah this is cool

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    I have an Xbox, my metal gear history goes like this, never played one, played sons of Liberty(the 2nd one) on the original Xbox when it releases with more content, coincidentally calling it substance. Played snake eater(the 3rd one) when it was a dual combo that came out with the 2nd one on the Xbox 360. Never played the 4th one, which as I far as I know is exclusive to the PlayStation. I don't really care. I like the series and I love the character, but having been introduced to the series with the 2nd one just ruined me. I went through it completing the game many times, not to mention going %100 on the VR missions because I read that there was a skateboarding mode. Which come to find out was possibly an Aprils fools prank or is just exclusively for the PlayStation. Again. I honest to god believed that you could unlock akuma in resident evil 2 by beating the game twice in less than 3 hours with each character, getting an S ranking? And not using any herbs or saving. Not sure on the specifics but runs along those lines. I believed that when tips n tricks magazine released it in their Aprils fools edition in I believe 1999. I believed that until last year! When I looked it up because akuma ran through my mind. I was so mad. It wasn't like finding out Santa Claus isn't real, because this was plausible. You could have access to many doors without keys you didn't need weapons since you could hadouken zombies in their face. Because both street fighter and resident evil were made by capcom or they own it or something I don't know I don't care. Not anymore. They had screen shots of akuma in the game being all cool and stuff. And I didn't have a PlayStation at the time so I couldn't play it and as I got older it just subsided. But it was something that was near to my heart. Especially considering I read that magazine after a typhoon hit the island of Guam during my Christmas break. Anyways I like this game it's cool.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent stealth action game

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    This game is quite different from many of the Metal Gear games that came before, but it is still a great addition to the series. The focus of this game shifts from a story-driven, linear structure to an open world sandbox style. You are given the utmost freedom in choosing how to complete the copious side and main story missions. Many of the missions are similar to the enemy outposts seen in the Far Cry series, but you have even more options for how to tackle them in this game. Stealth is often the best path (this is Metal Gear, after all), but you can go in with guns blazing if you desire. The tight gameplay and expansive arsenal of weapons and gadgets ensure that either is a viable play style. While the missions themselves are fun and thrilling, one of the main draws to this game is Mother Base. Throughout the game, you are given the opportunity to level up your headquarters using resources found in the game world. You can also extract enemy soldiers and equipment to staff Mother Base, so it is often a better strategy to use non-lethal means on your missions. As you level up Mother Base, you are granted access to increasingly useful research projects, which allow you to equip powerful items in the field. In short, this is an excellent game for fans of the Metal Gear series, action games, stealth games, and open world games that give the player options for completing tasks. The missions are well designed, the progression system is rewarding, and the story is interesting (even if it is not as much of a focal point as in previous Metal Gear games). I have only completed about 20% of the game thus far, and I am having a blast with it! I am anxious to see what the rest of the game has in store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, but not perfect.

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    I'm at least 30 hours into this game and I see no end in sight and that's a good thing. There are pros and cons to this game as with any other, but the overall experience has been awesome. I've read some polarizing reviews from fans and newcomers alike, but in my opinion this is one of the best of stealth action games I ever played. Pros: Addicting game play. Graphics and sound design or top-notch. Stealth mechanics at its finest. Gadgets and weaponry galore. Challenging and lengthy in a good way. It seems that almost everything you pick up and gather, matter to the game. It's not just arbitrary collecting. The buddy system is a breath of fresh air. Staff and resource management, developing/upgrading weaponry and the " mother base " itself make the game feel more fleshed out. Side note: " Mother Base" development carries over to the online portion known as FOB missions. I haven't done anything regarding online because the multiplayer portion hasn't been fully unlocked yet. Cons: Convoluted story ( per usual with Metal Gear games) Weapon and gadget selection during gameplay can sometimes feel like it's working against you. Every main mission starts off as if it's the first time you've ever played the game. Some of the mission types get a little repetitive. Aside from that, if you are looking for one of the best stealth action games you can possibly get this generation look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game

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    I've been playing it for about six hours now. Here are my thought: 1. EVERYONE has to play the first mission of this game ("Prologue"). It's one of those rare moments in gaming when you actually FEEL like you're the character. It's very graphic, though, so I wouldn't sit the entire family around the TV for this one. 2. I just finished Far Cry 4 and this has a lot of the same elements in it. For instance, when "attacking" an installation I spend some time "tagging" the enemies with my binocular just like I did in Far Cry 4. 3. Graphics are the best I've seen yet on Xbox One. 4. Very elaborate controls, in my opinion - almost to the point of being confusing. Lots of "Hold down the D pad while pressing the left button while selecting AND pushing down with the R analog stick" kind of stuff. Still not used to it all. 5. The story is solid and the voice acting is great! 6. I like the "Mother Base" component to the game. It's a great way to customize and pick the equipment you want without adding too much management overhead. 7. It's kind of "open world." It's not nearly as open as Skyrim or something like that where you literally can just go do whatever you want. Great game. Glad I bought it. Look forward to MANY more hours of enjoyment

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A contender for GOTY

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    Metal gear solid 5 is itself a work of art. It sucks you in from the very beginning with its introduction of what happened to Big Boss nine years after ground zeros and immediately puts in the action of what Big Boss and his crews main objective is....revenge! The gameplay in this game is a very unique one. Unlike in previous Metal Gear games where its more of a linear tactical game the fifth installment to the series is full open world and you have the choice to be fully tacticful to get that S rank on a mission or go full on Rambo. The action in this game is so addicting that even the most repetitive missions in this game are amazingly fun every time thanks to full freedom of choice. You can have a buddy with you scout the mission area while you just recieve the target without any enemys spotting you or you can take out every enemy there with helicopter support. The graphics in this game is another plus thanks to the adaptable Fox engine. There is tons of stuff to do in this game and the fact that everything you do has a purpose is just great. The story and its charcters is so inviting and original you will feel like your in a movie. All in all the game is a must buy for 60 dollars. It really does deserve your attention.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great One

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    1. EVERYONE has to play the first mission of this game ("Prologue"). It's one of those rare moments in gaming when you actually FEEL like you're the character. It's very graphic, though, so I wouldn't sit the entire family around the TV for this one. 2. I just finished Far Cry 4 and this has a lot of the same elements in it. For instance, when "attacking" an installation I spend some time "tagging" the enemies with my binocular just like I did in Far Cry 4. 3. Graphics are the best I've seen yet on Xbox One. 4. Very elaborate controls, in my opinion - almost to the point of being confusing. Lots of "Hold down the D pad while pressing the left button while selecting AND pushing down with the R analog stick" kind of stuff. Still not used to it all. 5. The story is solid and the voice acting is great! 6. I like the "Mother Base" component to the game. It's a great way to customize and pick the equipment you want without adding too much management overhead. 7. It's kind of "open world." It's not nearly as open as Skyrim or something like that where you literally can just go do whatever you want. Great game. Glad I bought it. Look forward to MANY more hours of enjoyment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    It might seem like I've been quite hard on Metal Gear Solid V for what it does with the story. Guilty as charged. That being said, though, the experience of Metal Gear Solid V is still pretty amazing. The gameplay is engaging, even if the story isn't always engaging. I've poured hours into this game and haven't tired of it yet. For as much as Metal Gear Solid V stumbles, it's strengths stand just as tall. Fans should play it just to get the full story. On the other hand, though, it's lack of emphasis on the storytelling might be hard for some of the most devoted fans of the series. It has its moments where it'll challenge you and make you think, but the story is not quite as engaging as the gameplay itself is. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I've spent with Metal Gear Solid V. It's not perfect and it doesn't hide its blemishes as well as other Metal Gear games, but even with its flaws in storytelling I found myself unable to put it down. For that, I can recommend Metal Gear Solid V. Even if it can't quite reach the heights of the previous games in the series, Metal Gear Solid V is still a great game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Metal Gear Series? Go get this NOW

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    This by far has been one of the most fun games I've played in a long long time. The attention to detail in this game is typical Hideo Kojima. It plays wonderful and the cutscenes are very Metal Gear Solid 4 and are beautiful like a movie. Storyline takes place after Peacewalker from the PSP (or 360 HD collection/PS3 Legacy collection) You should be able to get the PSP game also on the Sony Market place iirc. Anyways I do recommend playing Ground Zeros if you get the chance to play that first. Its a short stupid game but it actually ties Peacewalker and MGSV together and explains what happens despite how short and disappointing Ground Zeros was. Metal Gear Online (MGO) Has been offline since I got the game on Day One. Still no sign of repairs yet. Thankfully I'm focused on the offline at the moment but if you are looking forward to playing online, you might need to keep waiting though this game really was built for the offline campaign. If you enjoy Stealth and Action where you can choose how you want to play and enjoy an amazing storyline series. Please do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Metal Gear Games to Date

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    I've been playing the Metal Gear Solid Games since they first debuted on the original Playstation back in 1998. All of the main games have been great, and this is no different. This isn't your typical Metal Gear game with one mission that is continuously evolving. This game takes place over different countries and each main mission you take on is an episode (almost has a 24 feel to it).You have side missions to take on and you are charged with building your base up, which will include recruiting personnel through different means in order to accomplish. To be honest, I haven't beaten the game yet because the side missions are absorbing my time. It is a fantastic game, although the overly done cinematic feel could have been toned down, but you can say that about any Metal Gear Solid game, just look on YouTube at the hours of video that encompass each game. I'd recommend this game for any Metal Gear Solid fan as it is a great way to wrap the series up, should they so happen to end it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Most Fun Metal Gear Solid

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    I'm currently around 40 hours into The Phantom Pain, and I'm still not sure how the story will end up stacking up to other entries in the series. That being said, it's been a wild ride. One thing that is clear to me though is the depth of the gameplay. Mechanically the Phantom Pain is the most satisfying stealth game I've played. The control fluidity mixed with the RPG elements of building Mother Base have engrossed me thoroughly. Kojima's final Metal Gear gives you all the tools you could ask for to explore and infiltrate the lush open world maps, and make this an easy recommendation regardless of story considerations. Whether you're a Metal Gear fan or not, this is one of those essential games that anyone interested in the medium should try at the very least.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Metal Gear Game!

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    The game so far has been awesome, Im about 18% through the game. I haven't played any metal gear since the first one but this one is just crazy man.. The graphics on it on the xbox 1 really stand out, and the game play is really smooth. The multiplayer has not come out yet, to me thats not too big of a deal seeing as the single player is great and it seems to take awhile to actually get through. You can create different squads for your base, and level those up so that you can achieve different weapons and Items. You also have a team you can send out and do missions, its just overall pretty good. Pros: Good game Smooth game play Story line so far has been great Crazy action Good Graphics on X1 Cons: multiplayer has not been released yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Open World Metal Gear Stealth Action

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    AkumaX
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    The new Metal Gear redefines it's tried and true gameplay by going open world. The graphics are top notch. The storyline is good, if not overly stuffed, this is Metal Gear after all. This game is Hideo Kojima's magnum opus. He goes out on top, as if he had any other way to go. The new base-running mechanic where you recruit new soldiers and divide them up into different units (combat, intelligence, R&D, etc.) is a big bonus. The game is extremely long too, but could be sped up depending on how you play the game. An average mission lasts me about 3-4 hours. After each mission the game completion percentage goes up about 1%. There are over 100 missions in the game. I have dug into the multiplayer yet so I can't comment on that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Installment to the franchise

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    Serdna25
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    MGS:TPP is an excellent installment in the MGS universe, you play as Big Boss who is the main villain in the widely loved Metal Gear Solid (1998), As big boss you are trying to rebuild your Base that was destroyed in MGS:Peace walker, The open world take on what used to be a one level at a time, works so well, you feel like a solder in this large world and you can take on missions however you see fit and collect resources for your base that you can actually visit make this game feel very immersive and makes it feel like you are responsible for everything and not just the game guiding you down a Liner path. if you love open worlds and the game letting you how decide how to run the show then this game is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Stealth Game

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    This is a very fun game, even for those not quite up on the story so far. You can go ninja or all out machine gun bad-a... ahem. You get lots of equipment to develop and use. There is a pretty neat mechanic where you build and populate your base. It is fairly easy to understand and adds something different from most stealth or action games. The game has tons of content in terms of many, many missions, most taking an hour or more to complete when trying to be stealthy. The only down side I see is that the travel in between mission areas gets a bit dull with the same old checkpoints to laying in the way. Still, if you're imaginative you can have varying fun with these. Making your own goals increases the fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but requires a lot of Patience and free time

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    I tried to get back into Metal Gear after a long Hiatus. Beautiful game, very detailed and lots of cool things that can be done in the game. However after a week of playing it, I realize it's not really a pick me up and as you get into the harder missions you have to plan half a day out of your schedule if you want to do the mission right. So I ended up trading it back in. If they had more frequent checkpoints this wouldn't be a problem but the fact you can spend 2 hours on a mission, and fail and have to start all the way from the beginning - it's just not a realistic time commitment for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game and great buying experience

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    I give the game 4.5 out of 5. I give the service 5 out of 5. I also preordered and got $10 in bestbuy rewards. On top of that i am a part of their gamers club unlocked for $30 for a 2 year membership, so i saved $12 on the game. If ur not a member and u buy more than 1 game each year, you need to get on board with the gamers club unlocked. So worth it. After 2 games it pays for itself and the rest is gravy. i cant believe that people in the industry are not touting this more. Probly cuz they r so in love with gamestop. Guys, free shipping to your door on release day, save 20% on all new games and preorder certain games and get $10 in rewards certs. A no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not your usual Metal Gear

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    The game plays differently from past Metal Gear titles. There is a lot more freedom to run around and do whatever you want compared to the previous main numbered entries. For those used to a more cohesive structure, the game will feel a bit odd because it is more a series of episodic missions rather than one continuous narrative. The gameplay is still fun however, and the game allows replays of completed missions and side quests in case you missed any special objectives the first time through. There is now also the option to expand your home base and build up a private army; just be prepared to do a lot of repetitive grinding for resources and man power.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, but not complete or long-lasting

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    This is probably the best Metal Gear Solid made as far as gameplay, graphics, audio, etc goes. However, after a certain point, you can tell when they told Kojima he had spent too much money and needed to wrap things up. The plot (which is convoluted and confusing at best) and story missions stop abruptly, cutting off several narratives and subplots. What you are left with is the ability to replay the same missions over and over again with different goals and difficulties. The online play bombed, to put it plainly. This game is still an amazing experience, just don't expect it to last forever.

    I would recommend this to a friend