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Submitted by PrivateRyan 154d ago | opinion piece

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Is Really Short (But That Doesn't Actually Matter)

NowGamer: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes might not even last you two hours and the reaction to that news has been an angry one. Why? (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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lonelyplayer  +   154d ago
Yes it does!
Palitera  +   154d ago
Positively. It's a great length for a demo.
SoulMikeY  +   154d ago
Considering you can speed run through MGS 1-3 with no side quests to offer, no I doesn't matter. These same fools complaining right now have spent full price for lesser games. Quality and length.

It's annoying that people complain about $20 for this. And if you are spending more, that's all your fault. Shit, if you're spending ANY money that's STILL your fault. Plus, all the extras such as side missions and collectables, probably a 9 or 10 hour game, more than most $60 games.

So yes, act like a 12-year old bullied kid and disagree or argue, but I'm right.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   154d ago
I have 40 reasons why it does.......
Erudito87  +   154d ago
You can replay it in many different ways. Im still going to pick it up.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   154d ago
Where do you live? I have a Playstation Underground Jampack I want to sell you for 60 bucks....
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dennett316  +   154d ago
Not everyone likes to play the same missions over and over again in order to get "value", it gets repetitive and irritating. No problem with them selling a short game, but £30 is too much.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was only £12 at it's most expensive, and was available quite a bit cheaper during sales...and it was 3-4 hours. That's about right. I think people are letting them get away with murder just because it's a Metal Gear game. If EA pulled this nonsense with a Dead Space game, people would lose their minds.
listenkids  +   154d ago
To do everything will probably take you 8 hours, if you're not comfortable with money, don't buy it.
dennett316  +   154d ago
And people won't. That doesn't mean that people shouldn't say they don't think it's good value...games companies need to be told when they're under-delivering on value. Silence would just ensure more and more companies break off parts of a game to sell at unreasonable prices.
Joe913  +   154d ago
Smart ppl will because they realize that the story part is 2 hours if you seen the list of achievements then you would know there are other missions just have nothing to do with the story a lot like the vr mission game which a lot of ppl liked so I do not see the problem plus the price range from $20 to $40 ppl act like they are asking flat out for $40 if price is a issue get digital on last gen for $20 that is fair then get TPP on current gen when it come out or wait a year and see if it come with TPP I know ppl going to say but they want the disk on ps4 I do to but if price was such a factor I rather have it digital on my ps3 instead of not getting it at all like a lot of ppl claim they will do
Zichu  +   154d ago
I don't think I would mind if it was that short and wasn't so expensive, but it is.

Like I said in a previous article, I'm going to wait for more news on MGS V to see if they include GZ with it at no extra cost or just wait for a massive price drop.
-Foxtrot  +   154d ago
Yeah it does.....don't just ignore it because it's Kojima

Did we all pay for Snakes Tanker missions in MGS2.....no we didn't
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   154d ago
Again dude, Kojima doesn't decide the price. At least learn how the industry works a bit before pointing fingers at whoever is popular.
Snookies12  +   154d ago
He didn't decide the price, but he did decide how long the game would be... I mean, come on. A 2 hour game? Why not just include this with Phantom Pain and have a longer complete game rather than try to cash in on a long demo? It's absurd, and this kind of practice shouldn't be supported.
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-Foxtrot  +   154d ago
1) He still probably cut this to sell it separately. Its basicaly what Capcom did with Case Zero in Dead Rising 2

and

2) He's quite high up in Konami he probably gets a say on most things, like the price
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Joe913  +   154d ago
Exactly I'm sure kojima choose how much his games are going to cost hell if he has so much control why even work for Konami lol ppl are crazy if they really think Kojima make those types of choices he is a employee of Konami I'm sure he create his own deadlines but to say he control pricing is a bit much
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DanielGearSolid  +   154d ago
Everyday another website is telling us why something doesn't matter
dennett316  +   154d ago
They most likely get review copies for free, so forget that the paying customer is getting shoddy value because they've lost sight of that by not having to pay for the game.
DanielGearSolid  +   154d ago
Good point
--bienio--  +   154d ago
Yes it does!! Maybe kids are happy cos parent spend cash for game but when you work have family it does!!!
gamesTM_dom  +   154d ago
It does just kind of feel like Konami sliced the first level off Phantom Pain, repackaged it, put a litte bow on it and offered it up again.

$30 for boxed copy seems like a lot for what they're actually offering. $20 for digital is fair, just about.
hollabox  +   154d ago
When I saw the price for $39.99 I was thinking maybe 5hrs or so, but less than 2? I will wait, I'm sure when the main game comes out Ground Zero will be included.
Meltic  +   154d ago
cmon 40$ to much. He just want a taste of the Money of a damn prologue. If it was 20$ or less i would glady buy it. But i will Watch youtube gameplay 2 hours instead :).
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NYC_Gamer  +   154d ago
I'm not paying 40 bucks for a 2hr experience
CorndogBurglar  +   154d ago
I think people are missing the fact that 2hrs is if you just run through it and only do the necessary things to complete the story.

When is the last time any of you have ever played a game like that on your first playthrough?
OhReginald  +   154d ago
2 hours of gameplay, 10 hours of cutscenes. Nothing has changed since the previous games.
Melankolis  +   154d ago
I won't buy it so i won't complain, you hear me Kojima?. I'll wait for Phantom Pain, be it 2 or 3 years from now.

Or wait...are you trolling again this time? i (almost) dared to bet that you're giving Ground Zeroes for free when it's released...
Shinymasonite  +   154d ago
The real problem, like they said, is the pricing. Coincidentally they used the same example I was gonna give. Can you imagine paying $40 for Case Zero?
While I'll bet that Ground Zero will be a little higher in quality, I'm positive that it won't provide enough to warrant the ridiculous price tag.

Anyone who argues that this game is too long to be considered a "glorified demo", you never played the Phantasy Star universe demo which gave you unlimited playtime and access to a majority of its features for the first thirty levels with the only setback being less loot drops.

For fourth dollars, this is a demo.
If it were fifteen or maybe even twenty, it'd be a kickass arcade title.
Tzunoy  +   154d ago
said the brainwashed monkey.
Tales RPG addict  +   154d ago
2 Hours for a $30 game on current gen. systems, and $40 on Next Gen. If this becomes the norm then the Video Game industry can burn to the ground, and resurrect like a Phoenix.

Ground Zeroes is no more than a Graphical Demo Presentation. Forget this game I know games that'll be worth my $$$.

The Witch and the Hundred Knights
Tales of Xillia 2
Drakengard 3
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma
Daylight
Hyper Light Drifter
Natural Doctorine
inFamous Second Son
Final Fantasy XV
Kingdom Hearts III
Tales of Zestiria
and more.

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