Submitted by Ben Reilly 876d ago | opinion piece

Has Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes been rebranded as MGS5?

ThatDudeCurtis gives his opinion on why he thinks Ground Zeroes might now be going under the name MGS5. (Next-Gen, PS3, Xbox 360)

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j-blaze  +   876d ago
the writer made some really good points, i really hope Ground Zeroes is actually MGS5
ANIALATOR136  +   876d ago
I hope its still the prologue to an even bigger game. MGS5 on PS4. Imagine it.
ZombieKiller  +   876d ago
What makes everyone think that phantom pain IS MGS5? what if its another prequel? 2 Phantoms born? What if each of those Phantoms gets a prequel? Kojima is known for unique styles of his games. What if he decides to release little versions of the next gen MGS5. Bear with me...
We all know that the xbox is only capable of holding 8gb on a DVD. But Kojima wants to make this massive open world game. What if he has 2 games ala Phantom Pain and Ground Zeros in development at the same time, which will be smaller versions of the massive next gen MGS5? Maybe in development at the same time to be released months apart. Kind of like how the Matrix or The Lord of the Rings Trilogy did the movies back to back. I have a feeling that this story is going to start after PW, go through the Les Enfant Terrible project and end with the death...well, "death" of Big Boss, then I bet MGS5 will be on next gen, and will be the MG1 and MG2 remake that I've been dying for.
I think I would die laughing if he put one game on one console and one on another. HAHAHA flame wars. I'd buy both, hell I might even buy ON both, hype hype HYPE!!
Indo  +   875d ago
@ZombieKiller its either i dont get you or you one big dumby.
kent80082007  +   876d ago
I thought it has been said that GZ will be a prequel to MGS5
itani  +   876d ago
WTF how many Metal Gears is there that are being made simultaneously?
first1NFANTRY  +   876d ago
in my opinion not enough.
Hanso  +   876d ago
2 or 3 now
we still dont know if GZ and 5 are two different Games
dubbnasty  +   876d ago
i think Ground Zeroes is the first mission of the game, the helicopter crashes and thats when "the phantom pain" happens, 2nd mission.Combine both of these together and you get the prologue for MGS5. So Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain, and then MGS5 is all one game.
Jasimulator  +   876d ago
This is what I was thinking, Ground Zeroes is the prologue, Phantom Pain is Chapter 1, Mobby Dick is an in-game organization at the first chapter, and the whole thing is one game that you know what it is.
ANIALATOR136  +   876d ago
doesnt quite make sense. Snake isnt in a helicopter he is sneaking through an enemy camp. Perhaps you meet up with someone in a car. They then drive you to some destination but you crash before you get there. You then wake up in this strange hospital leaving the player wonder if its real or not.
ILive  +   876d ago
I was thinking that that moby dick was created by one of the bosses in the game. Do you guys recall the guy in the flaming suit? Good point though, dubbnasty.
WeskerChildReborned  +   876d ago
I like this idea.
NavydAd  +   876d ago
I have never played a Metal Gear solid game. I just picked up a Ps3 and finished the Uncharted series. Thinking about going with metal gear series or God of war series where should I start?
RedDeadLB  +   876d ago
Tough call, but definitely play both series. I'd suggest MGS if you're in a sneaking mood.
ANIALATOR136  +   876d ago
yes but I suggest you play MGS1 first and give yourself some time after you've finished it to relish over it than start on the other 3
Hanso  +   876d ago
if you start with GoW play in order first:
GoW 1
GoW 2
GoW 3

for MGS
MG Rising
Sketchy_Galore  +   876d ago
Do not play MGS4 first. You'll be absolutely lost and nothing that happens will mean anything to you, I also didn't much like it as a game but I'm in the tiny minority there. If you can handle old old old games the first Metal gear solid still stands up well.

Overall though I'd have to say for the perfect balance between easing yourself into the story and playing a well rounded Metal gear game I'd start with Metal gear solid 3. It's the first part of the story chronologically (I think) and even though its a sort of prequel story that can be played at any point in the marathon (as long as its played before Peace walker, which is its direct sequel) it's got the smoothest controls and the best mix of accessibility and originality. The only problem there is that it's probably the best one so it'll be downhill from there. Not far downhill but still no other game in the series stacks up against it for me.

If you can handle old PS1 games you should try playing them all in order of release. If not I'd say start with MGS3, then either MGS2 or Peacewalker, then MGS4. Just be sure to at least watch some of the cutscenes from MGS1 on YouTube before playing 2.

Warning, be prepared to take a lot of stuff with a pinch of salt. It's an amazing series but there's more then a little craziness and melodrama in there that can put off the more weak willed.
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MizTv  +   876d ago
Good point!
MizTv  +   876d ago
You know out of all the mgs games I think I like mgs2 the most
I fn love dead cell and yes I know people hate him but raiden is my boy!!!
RGB  +   876d ago

Hanso got it completely wrong! Metal Gear has one of the most complex stories in gaming history, probably media history. Starting at MGS1 would be retarded as by MGS3 you'd be completely confused!

The chronological time line is;

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD collection)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP only)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (HD collection)

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (coming next year)
Metal Gear Solid V (coming in the near future)

Metal Gear (HD collection)
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (HD collection)
Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes) (PSN or Gamecube)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD collection)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3 only)

Edit... Play in this order, MGS3 first and MGS4 last to get the most out of the story!

I'd avoid Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, not a proper Metal Gear.


You've hit the nail on the head. Ground Zeros seems to be the warm-up acted before MGS V. Ground Zeros is a sequel to Peace Walker and the prequel before MGS V. MGS V will probably be the prequel of Metal Gear, the original game in the franchise.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   876d ago
This mean 360 is getting MGS5?
NoFanboyRequired  +   876d ago
Its a possiblity. Dont see why people are disagreeing. I think it would be great for MGS to go fully multiplatform. Everyone needs to experience the greatest stealth series to date.
Mac is OK  +   876d ago
No reason for people to disagree with his comment. The Moby Dick Studios website already says that it's for PS3 and 360.
ginsunuva  +   876d ago
I wish MGS would stop at MGS4 because that was a perfect time to end. Now with Rising and this one it seems like Konami forced it out of Kojima.
crazysammy  +   876d ago
I disagree. Kojima built a beautiful story and mythology and these other games are all filling in gaps to that universe. Rising wasn't forced it was cancelled and only brought back because Platinum offered to finish it.

I have said this before but I think most people really don't know whats its like to be a creator, and to tell a story with characters and how hard it can be to let them go. He has put so much work into this he doesn't want to stop.

He does want to be recognized for his other accomplishments as well, but he doesn't want to stop making Metal Gear. In fact Konami put him in a position within the company so that he can branch out and help other franchises like he did with Castlevania and presumably an upcoming Silent Hill and Contra game.
MizTv  +   876d ago
What ever the hell it's called I want it!!!!
Nada Nuff  +   876d ago
People are turned off by having to buy multiple consoles to enjoy the core story of a series. By releasing Metal Gear for the PSP people expected it to be a spinoff (both in terms of story and gameplay) because of the assumption that Konami would understand that not every PS3 owner is interested in the PSP. Yes, assumption--I know what it means. Kojima has decided to ignore that trend, and now has to deal with the fact that a lot of people skipped PW and will accept GZ as the next "true" Metal Gear after 4. It's not right, but what can you do?
WeskerChildReborned  +   876d ago
It could be possible but i'm not sure, Kojima said that GZ would be a prologue for MGS5 so it could be possible that two games are being developed at the same time.

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