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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will only appeal to hardcore fans of the series | Canada

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes feels like an elaborate $34 two to three hour generic third-person shooter. Also, Hideo Kojima’s dreams of an open world stealth title, never really come to fruition in this glorified demo. (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) -

hay  +   688d ago
Apparently I'm not hardcore enough. I'm still stunned after completing the game that Kojima pulled this off. For me it seems like a home console Peacewalker tech-demo. Can't wait for the full title, but feel ripped-off on this one.
Omar91  +   688d ago
I'm enjoying every min. of it. I'm already 4 or 5 hours into the game and haven't even finished all the special op missions. I agree though that this game will only appeal to hardcore fans. Anyone else will feel as if they have been ripped off.
BX81  +   688d ago
I'm deep into it and haven't finished yet. I think it has to do with my lack of stealth. Lol. I don't regret the $30 I paid for it. I'm actually surprised by how much I'm enjoying it. Can't wait for the full game. I got it for ps4 and the only issue I've had so far was some crazy skipping on the title screen. Just closed out and it worked fine. Game on!
pat_11_5  +   688d ago
I still don't understand how they're selling this as an actual game...
BrianSharon  +   688d ago
Because, the monies.
@pat_11_5: Have you even played it?. Be honest.
pat_11_5  +   688d ago
I wrote this review; honest.
Allsystemgamer  +   688d ago
There's a lot of play time. I bet the grounds zeroes missing in just over an hour. Then each side op takes roughly 30 min and there's 5 or 6. Now there's beating them for the sake of beating them OR doing everything that is actually involved in each mission, which adds double or so gameplay time.

There's also completion like finding all the tapes, finding hidden captured allies that are part of each mission that people seem to be ignoring.

Then there is the scoring. Sure you can go through it and get an E on each mission but that's terrible. Part of the fun is trying to get an S on HARD on all missions. Mind you I have it on ps3 so I paid $25 for it.

So far I'm 9 hours in and JUST unlocked the last op.

I'd say my $ spent is justified.
2pacalypsenow  +   688d ago
duh Only the real fans will buy this
Heisenburger  +   688d ago
Uh, no. I bought it and that comment is ridiculous. I'm not "more of a fan" because I bought it. I went back and forth myself, but I ultimately had the money to waste. Now the wait for Friday is significantly easier for me

More of a fan... *scoffs*
TomahawkX  +   688d ago
I don't agree with that generic 3rd person shooter comment at all.
TheDarpaChief  +   688d ago
Its coming from someone who does game reviews for a living. Dont trust unestablished sites
Allsystemgamer  +   688d ago
Neither do I. It's not even a shooter. Yea sure you CAN shoot people but you most likely will die if you try and play it like a shooter.
kevnb  +   688d ago
I look at it as overpriced dlc and its actually pretty good, however it should be around $10
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Grave  +   688d ago
I am a hardcore fan and have almost 10 hours in and I have only completed one objective on this first mission. If you play this game in 25 minutes and think it's a demo you are doing it wrong casul.
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TheDarpaChief  +   687d ago
sheesh im assuming you raided all of the armories and found the patches. and tpp is going to be 200 times the size.... send me into a coma like boss :(
Grave  +   687d ago
Found 2 patches and 1 armory so far. I've spent most of my time experimenting with guards, weapons, and learning how to navigate environment with the new controls/UI.
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Grave  +   688d ago
Haha!! I just saw that this guy was the same one that didn't like Dark Souls either. I would bet you $1000 that this casul loves Titanfall.
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BX81  +   688d ago
Nothing wrong with liking Titanfall just like there is nothing wrong with liking zeroes.
Grave  +   688d ago
I agree, but I bet it is a fact.
Ozmoses  +   688d ago
I played for a total of 4 hours just messing around and experiencing shit. After I finally beat the main mission, the menu only said 10% complete.

unlocks like 5 or 6 missions, and there are challenges. and then there is always the stats tracker you can follow to try and beat your personal best.

considering all the media and drama about this "glorified demo" I'm actually finding it rather fun and enjoyable.

I got it on PS4 and already uploaded a few videos to my facebook. looks nice, runs smooth. yeah, it may be short. but there are so many different things to do.
Allsystemgamer  +   688d ago
I got it on ps3. It looks great. I want to play it in ps4 to avoid the damn frame drops lol
Legacy212  +   688d ago
Played it, beat it, disappointed. I beat every metal gear solid game including the hand helds (yes even metal gear acid). I was reluctant to buy it but I did to support kojima but now I feel ripped off. Beat it in a few hours and I agree it felt like a demo
Allsystemgamer  +   688d ago
Did you get S on hard on all missions and find all the tapes and complete all challenges? If not you didn't "beat" it.

Completing a narrative doesn't mean you beat it.
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-EvoAnubis-  +   687d ago
Um...for a story based game, that's EXACTLY what completing the narrative means; you've beat the game.
NikX  +   687d ago
I will pass. Waiting for MGS V: Phantom Pain and besides there are other games I'm more interested in atm.
cla2  +   687d ago
So many people calling it a demo, yet, judging it as a complete game...

I'm just disapointed to see so much fellow so-called "gamers" who don't understand at all what was the point of this release.

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