Not too big considering that the game can pack in 8-10 hours of gameplay.
Well the MGS fans such as myself could not wait for the Next-Gen MGS so here it is, LOL
It's not really next gen since it is a cross gen game.
It is next gen on the PS4...
The PS4 edition does have a weather simulation engine that is not available in any other platforms. If anything the PS4 edition is closest to Next Gen then Xbox One - No fanboy intended.
Would someone mind telling me what sets mgs apart from other games please? I had a go once with mgs2 but that's it I just never got into them for some reason I felt because I never played the first I didn't really know who the characters were, but I'd love to give it another try for the new gen.
i cant believe gamers like you exist, kojima has been innovating with every single game he has released for every generation since nintendo and has evolved with the rest of the games from 2d to what you see now. I cant justify the pricetag but i can say that almost every metalgear game has always offered a bit more when it came down to game mechanics and character actions. Paired off with great story usually its worth it. support it even more if you own a xbox.
@grqndpasnake I own both, but I'd be getting it on ps4. gamers like me lol its just about the only game I never got into, seriously, if you saw my games list its just I never felt I knew who the characters were because I didn't follow it from the start. I got a ps3 pretty late (around god of war3) tried to back track the exclusives I'd missed, I tried mgs4 I just didn't know the people, I suppose it felt like if someone would have jumped in to mass effect on the 3rd game. It will be my first metal gear game that I'll play when it actually releases and not later. I know it invented a lot of the stealth aspects to games I just always played splinter cell back in the day.
I used to be a huge MGS fan, but after playing through MGS4 on PS3 I really grew tired of the games. The thing is there is lots of good tech, and some very deep story telling; however, the games are not games any more rather 45-90min cutsceens with 25-60 min gameplay. MGS on PSX was phenominal in my oppinion, and number 2 had an interesting marketing stunt which was cool. However, after that it really started wearing out on me. If you own a playstation and can get the original MGS its worth playing through even today. Maybe you'' get the MGS fever, but I grew tired of it, and will get this with PS+ down the road.
These are some of the best games ever made. You might be lost playing ground zeroes if you don't play mgs 3 first and at least watch cutscenes online of peace walker. There's a lot of tie in to those 2 games. And if you really have time play the mgs for ps1. Most people believe that main characters from this game will resurface in phantom pain.
It would bw very hard to get into now. At this point the story is so convoluted because each game adds more and more crap to them that was never originally intended. Unsless you spend a day learning about literally 30 characters that look the same and all have similar names then don't bother - the games are about the story and if you don't get it you won't enjoy it as much. If you can be arsed to learn about it tthen go for it because they have all been amazing games so far.
Yo whitefang, if you want to love MGS you really need to play the first MGS. It's true that the gameplay is great but the true charm of MGS,imo, is the story . Man those characters are so deep, the story telling is so rich, so complex, so catchy.I have really very enjoyable memories with this saga.
Thanks for the advice people, I knew I'd probably have to start at the beginning. Just out of interest do you think I could get away with a YouTube MGS catch up vid? Bubbles up for ybadr, domination, becuzisaid, Edvin, gsnake
Play MGS1 (the PS1 game). Give it a try, and then think about how innovative it was for its time and how great the story is. Then, if you are impressed, replay MGS2 and give MGS3 a try. People can try to express what is great about the series, try to justify it, and so on, but as with everything in life you'll have to give it a genuine and honest shot yourself in order to appraise its value. Maybe it won't click for you - I've know people who don't like it. But I think the series is one of the best ever made, for my part. MGS is cheap these days, so give it a try. I think its worth it, and so do others. If that's worth about $5 and 15-20 hours of your time, then go for it. :) EDIT: Regarding the Youtube question, I recommend you stay away from it. MGS has a story that you need to experience first hand. Like I said, it's cheap. And its a damn fun game too.
This will be my first major jump back into MG. Getting it on xb1, hope it's worth the price tag.
Well you will set the value bar once you've played it. I mean did you enjoy it enough and can your replay it a few times. I mean if you go out on a date now of days you'd pay $30 bucks in total for movie tickets for a 90 min CGI crap fest lol.(Lego movie was bad ass though)
Getting it for Xbox One? Why would you pay the same price as a 1080p version, but for 720p resolution? Unless...that's your only option? And if that's the case... :-/
@edvin. You know I hear a lot of people justify prices for things and in the end that's all it is. Some gamers don't see the value in this game because of the length but I personally have over paid for food at sporting events or places like sea world. From the footage I've seen it looks like fun so I'm ready to dive in @monsta I have a ps4 but I favor the xbox controller and xbl more. You seem to let a number like 1080p decide for you and that's fine its your money and you have certain likes and dislikes when you game. For me its not about the 1080p its about the comfort of the system I play on. I really got my ps4 for games like uncharted and the order. My ps4 hasn't been on in a week. Its just what I like.
Not just 1080p, but dynamic weather system absent on xbone
@asyouburn it's what ever you like man. Stuff like that adds to immersion and is great for games.
theres no such thing as next gen, would you call a new iPhone next gen? or a new tv?
What about the xbone ?
Xbone is 1.91GB. Half the size due to half the pixels
Is this true? If so ill get it on Xbox, as my PS4 HDD is rather full after Infamous and I got a little bit of space left on X1. We need that USB patch Sony/MS to upgrade our HDD storage.
Or you could just delete content? If you're getting infamous you probably aren't going to play crap like knack or killzone again, not to be rude.
die_fiend Haha brilliant. I don't know what's funnier, your comment or the dude underneath asking if it's true.
Got this very cheap because of a friend. Can't wait to play this and Infamous: second son.
Getting both of these games from my girl for my birthday I should be strait on games for alil bit with all the side missions and deja vu in GZ, the good and evil campaigns in SS and dead nation on the side
You little slut :p
I wish I had friends.
@omar I try lol
This I'm afraid to say will be quite the sobering feeling. I'm almost certain Ground Zeroes will be more MGS4 as opposed to MGS3, also I'm expecting Second Son to play largely similar (obviously) to Infamous 1 & 2 i.e solid but VERY unspectacular. My advice - based on my experiences - buy a Wii U, DONT listen to the propaganda circling based largely on people who haven't even play one let alone owned - the only true way to get a feeling for a console. I feel positive in saying 2014 will be Nintendo's year to show us the true 'next gen' games.
I don't want to be rude but I'm going to be anyway. Nintendo are the kings of "solid but unspectacular". Come back and troll when Nintendo take some risks and innovate like Sony does.
Lol I read that as 3.82 GBP. I was thinking "WHAAAAT!?".
LMAO... you and me both... I was looking at it and for some reason I thought money, I thought the store messed up... I was ready to turn my PS4 on in a heartbeat and download it quick before they fix the price, back to 20 bucks... LoL They I realize, No that's the size.. ahhhhh... LoL .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
Infamous bloody dlc is larger than that
nice, i might buy the digital version then
This is becoming a trend as more and more games are dropping pre-rendered cutscenes and instead using real-time cutscenes. This is a very good thing. For example The Last of Us was pushing 30GB; half of that is the pre-rendered cutscenes. Another recent releases; Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2; was also small in filesize due to its use of real-time cutscenes. Real-time graphics have now advanced to the point that we really don't need to "fake" the cutscenes, and with a future clearly based in digital distribution we do not need that unneeded bloat in filesize.
*cough* Final Fantasy
But isn't that essentially what modern Final Fantasy is?
Definitely- I think the current gen will be the generation which moves away from pre-ren. Even Batman: Arkham Knight's trailer was apparently all in-engine. There are no more pre-rendered cutscenes in the game apparently. All rendered real-time.
How was that Batman trailer in-engine?
Sorry not buying a demo version of the full game for $30 bucks or even $20 bucks for that matter. Going to have to pass on this one. With games now in the 20gb-40gb territory, 3.8gb is going to be a very short and small game.
None of this content will be in MGSV so it's not a demo. Save those bucks then pal, maybe they're better used on next year's COD
Haven't bought a COD game since COD2. Bought MGSV on launch day though. Huge fan of the series. ;-)
Or maybe he's saving it for a full MG game.
MGSV isn't even out yet so find that hard to believe. I'm gonna buy both parts of it for the complete experience
@ No_Limit But didn't you already buy Titanfall? And MGSV is not out yet, so good luck with that.
Size has nothing to do with content, mate. State of Decay is about 2GB, and on one playthrough it contains about 15-20 hours of gameplay. Really good bloody gameplay. With the game's equally tiny DLC the play-hours are potentially infinite. Developers with massive budgets can do a LOT of work to compress and economise their code, so a lot can happen with even 4 or 5GB. The entirety of Spiderman: Web of Shadows is about 4GB, and it's a huge, graphically solid game. GZ will be very economical indeed- most of the 3.8GB is probably the apparently long sound files, then a chunk of it will be the game's engine, then the game's single large map- but within that map there are 4-6 missions to play, which will all be very replayable due to how the engine is designed. For a cursory play the word is it'll be 8-10 hours, but I reckon I'll be sinking in 20 or more. It's definitely not a demo- but it's definitely a taster. A teaser-game, if you will. Kojima also says it's functioning as Phantom Pain's tutorial, so you'll be better equipped when that rolls out- and you'll get more MOTHER BASE stuff. I bet it'll be a great, if tight and short, standalone experience. Even UKside you can get it for £20 at GameSpot. Definitely worth it.
I went and pre-ordered it yesterday so now i will get both InFAMOUS:SS and MGS:GZ on the exact same day, can't wait
Feelin' this too. Seems like there's been a bit of a gaming drought of late, but this is sure to satiate the appetite
too big for a 1.5hr long game the PS3 version is only 2gb talk about a demo being sold in daylight to public and no one is even mad that demos are being sold like that
I think it's more that people who earn money can spend it how they like. If you don't want this 8-10 hours of metal gear, then don't buy it. But there aren't a huge amount of games out there right now
you're talking about phantom pain i'm talking about GZ the 1.5hr demo
I had a voucher and got it on Amazon for 25 Yahoo.
Not even 4 Gbs damn
you mean GB?
On Pc prolably would be much more with better textures😉 we see when koijma anounce Pc version😉
do you people not know open world games don't require much space?
Quite worried about this MGS, I mean I heard it could be completed in 2 hours?
for a normal run excluding ending and credits it can be done in 30 minutes i think. I think Speed runners can do this in under 10 minutes.
Wow, I mean that's pretty crazy. It just gets harder and harder to justify shelling out £25.
If you not a big MGS fan then maybe you should be cautious about this game. if you a fan then I guess it doesn't matter, you probably will get it no matter what. I'm just thankful that it didn't cost me £40.
Played on the ones since PS1... so you are right, they've got me ha ha.
Demo for 30$ ? Only for ps4!!!! Xbox one miss this demo!!!!
It's not the size it's what you do with it.
Most games can be done in 2 hours if you cut out all cutscenes and miss everything a game has to offer but then if you do that you might as well just watch someone play it on twitch and save your money, resident evil 1 is a prime example, how long on first run 6-12 hours depending how you get on, once you've done it a few times easily done in under 2 and a half hours, who cares get what you want from it, if that's an hours playtime as you were so eager to get to the end and wait another week for anything else decent to come out then that's entirely up to you, crazy but up to you.
>inb4 phantom pain is 45gb well im still gonna enjoy this game. im sure it will bring me lots of fun and FEELS.
This is Konami's greedy fault. they could have just included it in the main game phantom pain. ala tanker mission in MGS2 and virtuous mission in MGS3. How much does this game cost guys? because im surely not going to pay full $60 on a prologue
Probably because they don't have uncompressed audio (looking at you titanfall) or a lot of videos (max payne 3).
Ugh. People seriously still believe that Ground Zeroes will be included with The Phantom Pain for free... In the beginning, it WAS implied they were separate. Then after GDC, it seemed like they were one release and that was REALLY implied at e3 2013. Then at some random point, it was revealed they were separate.