IGN reviews Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
And it goes out with a bang.
So, I guess it's good?, hahahaha. Kojima went out of Konami with a mic drop! AWESOME!!.
The review doesn't really make sense. They seem to criticize the story and still give it a 10. Hype creates yet another weird review, I guess. @ Below: Yeah, the same happened with MGS4, though that game was actually a 10 for me. Maybe this will be too. I'll buy it used, since I'm not giving Konami any money. They already paid Kojima, thankfully. They won't get a penny from me ever again.
meh.. I will get it but Bloodborne still the true game of the year.
@boundtoscale "10/10 doesn't mean a perfect game with no flaws or weak points, read the ign score scale." I don't know how IGN does their scoring but a 10/10 technically is a perfect score anywhere. Otherwise it would be a 9.5/10. So it is a little conflicting. Even if I am excited for the game.
Lol 10/10. I don't doubt that the game is great but really? "cut scenes were sparse and brief" Hell yes, I knew this was going to be the best game of the series. Real excited to play now.
I'm a huge MGS fan, and even with that said... the EXACT same problems popped up with MGS4 back in 2008...it scored perfectly, yet has what the reviewer calls problems...MGS4 being too many cut scenes iirc.. in either case, it just overall shows that scores given to games are pointless...the score attempts to give objectivity to a subjective opinion that is impossible to justify regardless of what the reviewer or website tries to say... they love to say its 'perfect' in a numerical sense, but then say 'nothing is perfect, and it depends what else is available at the time of release' in writing...undermining all of the critical credibility of the entire thing...Its the main flaw of gaming as entertainment, and the media platforms associated with the industry...People love to say a 'great game is a great game' regardless of visuals, regardless of technical prowess, and that its all art, gameplay, and everyone being happy...but...then cop out with how everything above does matter for the numbers, because they still salivate about the visuals, salivate about the technical prowess, and flip out about how technically advanced every 'new' game is... in the end...they can't have it both ways...and their system remains a bad joke a decade later... but, whatever...I'm glad its 'perfect'. MGS4 remains one of the single greatest single player games i've ever experience...Even with IGN declaring MGS4 as a 'masterpiece', which by definition CAN NOT be improved on given the context of a single artist...Kojima having made a second masterpiece...i guess its an outlier, and not worth worrying about...
Adam Boyes is killing it over there for Sony in securing high-profiled AAA games. Watchdogs, Destiny, Batman Arkham Knight, and now Metal Gear V. EU and JPN are getting the red PS4 bundles. This games will sell regardless of which platform is on. I'm sure it will become and standard for benchmarking GFX cards on PC. As for consoles this will definitely move the needle in Sony favor again running at a native 1080p. Can't wait for this game guys. I'll also be on MGO when it's released a month later.
Bloodborne and now MGS5, 2015 has been one hell of a ride!
Solid (hehe) review. I'm a bit disappointed about what I'm hearing about the story mind you. The thing about MGS games is the story that really lingers on in my head once I complete them. Anyway, Ill make up my own mind about it but I can't wait!
@skull Just go home m8. No one wants to listen to your constant stealth troll drivel and your want-to-sound-intelligent-and- seem-objective-whilst-all-the-w hile-providing-quasi-truthful-y et-slanted opinions of your gf the MS corporation and her products. Just go, hurry and run along now, it's almost bed time and the acts up. OT - Day one of course. Review or no damn review.
This will be the last good MGS that worth playing. From here on the next MGS will be downward since Kojima will no longer there
Hummm... this game is getting average scores. /s
I wonder which site will be the first to troll and give it a 6.
@sactolawyer916 Probably someone like Jim Sterling
@fermcr: Actually this is kinda average for a MGS games score. These games are a cut above the rest even with flaws. ... And XBLSkull do you ever get ANY agrees? Maybe you're commenting on the wrong site....
Defnitlay the game is great but i don't know about ign they are MGS fanboys. So maybe they are a little bias, anyway i don't care the game is good and day one for sure.
gamespot' another fanboys?.. and more 10/10 to come .. i guess the game will get very high scores all across the globe..
Scores are ridiculous these days. I usually find GI reviews more spot on IMO. Definitely a great game though and one to remain in my HD for a long long time.
CoD's and MGS' get 9,10 but Alien isolation gets 6. Ofc they are fanboys and biased. But MGSV deserves atleast 8, probably even 9 from what i've seen in Ground Zeroes and trailers (10 is a bit overkill imo since i would rate that high few games, if any at all). Anyway, IGN and Gaymspot are the last sources i would look for an opinion on anything.
It's gonna be even better than MGS4! First Gears of War Remaster on XBone then MGS5 on PS4 a few days later. I shall be busy over the next few weeks.
@StrawberryDiesel420 Agreed. It's awesome being a multi-console gamer. This game is gonna be great fun!!!
Too bad to hear that the story isnt so great, but i expected so much
After reading a few reviews it seems that gameplay is heavily favored over story. A lot of the story is hidden away in audio logs just like in Ground Zeroes. A pity, since the story is my favorite part of MGS.
Gameplay was always my favourite part, and Im glad Metal Gear has finally evolved with modern controls and camera. Ground Zero was great, despite all the whining about its length. Funny how much complaining there was about this "demo" yet I've played over 30 hours on it, more than many full retail games I enjoyed.
Thank you to all the casuals, like xblskull, that have no love for the MGS universe and complained there were too many amazing cut scenes that actually showed character depth and exposition. You could have just used the skip button, but no, because of your dude bro attitude that was too much for you and now I'm left with a game that seems to have next to know narrative. And now the real fans of the franchise have to suffer.
Yeah, I would love long ass cutscenes!
Agree 10000%! The cut scenes are the soul of MGS universe and the gameplay is the heart. I'm very concearned about the " Sparse story"... I'm sick and tired of open world games that have a "sparse story"! -Just go here do this, go there do that- Here's a little bit of story, now, rinse and repeat! This is the reason why I didn't finish Farcry4, no decent story whatsoever.... Hope MGS5 story is still strong, because if it's mostly on audio files I'm gonna be mad!
Or we could blame Kojima / Konami for not having a backbone and caving in to what these 'casuals' wanted. Just a thought.
"...the fact that she’s also required to be a lust-object is disappointing." Sigh... You just had to insert your ideology, didn't you. I wonder if you really believe that or if it's just lip service to please the corrupt gaming media. Maybe you could explain to me why having a lust object as a plot device is so disappointing? Why is is death ok? Why is killing and exploiting and stocking up on nuclear devices ok? Hell, why is children soldiers ok. Thrusting a gun in a 10 year olds hands and forcing him to kill to fine in a narrative is perfectly fine, but as soon as a woman shows a bit of cleavage, OH NO! We can't have that! But on a happier note, can't wait to play this game!
Agreed The gaming media still have a long way to go I'm afraid.
How do these people survive going to a beach and seeing women in bikinis?
From reading the review, I feel like this writer saw it as a cliche that was out of place. Kinda like if you saw a new cop movie that really immersed you in its unique world, only to suddenly hear from the main cop that he's one day away from retirement, and hear the villain say "We're not so different, you and I," word for word. It's like "oh great, here we go again with the compulsory butt shot" or whatever. That said, MGS is a franchise featuring heavy cliches, often from movies that were made within its timeline. This isn't out of place in an 80s espionage thriller in the least, and I don't think it's out of place here. In Snake Eater, there was Eva, and she was completely thematic because it was a Bond flick-influenced game. Particularly miffed writers will say that it doesn't matter - the theme should have been different, or it should have been altered or subverted so women are treated equally (heck, he's saying Quiet is the best character, so is that a subversion anyway?). I don't really see this as a problem in MGS - there's precedent in the past games. Then again, I'm a dude who's played games for 30 years, so my perspective doesn't apply to everyone. YMMV, basically, but this game looks GOOD.
Konami has lost their BEST asset, Kojima.
IGN only gives perfect scores based on franchise reputation and hype, you of all people should know that Niko.
thank you pigeon
Um... do you know what they gave MGS4?
Yesss, I can't freaking wait!! Now to go distract myself for a little over a week...
Longest.. week.. ever.
I know right xD
but Until Dawn is just a day away! A man is waiting till BF for this.
I just love how you're so committed to this character.
first rule of being a man. Do NOT break character.
I asked for vacations just for this.
Planning a "Severe stomache bug" for next week ;)
Wow! I didn't know the review embargo was up yet! This is great news!
Loved what they've done with the gameplay in Ground Zero so I'm eagerly awaiting to jump into the full package.
Hated it. MGS4 had the best controls of the series imo. And animations too surprisingly.
Eh, i'm playing with M&KB so i dunno how it feels on a controller.
Game of The Generation! Hands down.
just no! excellent game but gotg the gen is not even over
Yeah no way of knowing for now however it'll probably be the first one of the gen to be up for discussion for gotg at the end of the gen if that makes any sense (judging by the scores so far). Witcher 3 was awesome but I doubt people will mention it for GotG in a couple of years. The next contender might be right around the corner with Fallout 4 though.
You didn't even played it to call it that.
Why does this have so many disagree?
Probably because we are only close to 2 years into this gen.
you haven't played it yet and the generation is just getting started. You're like those guys who say how epic the DCEU is right now lol
How come people didn't get as many disagrees for saying the same for Witcher 3?
No such thing, it comes down to personal taste. I've spent most of my PS4 time on The Witcher and Warthunder but i bet there are people reading this who dislike both.
This doesn't make this dreadful wait any better >.<
Ok.. I will definitely buy this game. But there is something I noticed. The guy who reviewed witcher is the same guy who reviewed this and they have the same negative. Why does this get a 10 and witcher does not? I am not hating. I really love the MGS series and I have been playing them since MGS1. And I think it's one of the best series out there. Still can't wait for this!!!
The issue may have been on a bigger scale or minor gripes that were singularly insignificant but amounted to a sizeable problem together.
But he didn't say a PART of the story. He said the whole story. Which Is a huge part in MGS games. I really hope it's not that "sparse" :/
Yah that seems odd, i guess personal preference.
Wow, great scores. When was the last time both IGN and Gamespot gave perfect scores to a game? Definitely one of the best games of this gen thus far judging from the write ups. Can't wait for 3 more weeks for my PC version. Lucky console folks get to play it next week.
It's out same day no?
Edit: just did a reserch and it seems they are indeed releasing it on the 1st now. Originally, I was going from previous reports srating it was the 15th. http://www.gamespot.com/art... I just went to the steam page, it said available on Sept 1st. So great news inseed.
I think you're mistaking it with multiplayer, consoles get multiplayer first.
Right, I acknowledge that '10' does not equate to perfection on the IGN scale but the one detractor they make note of is a huge deal to me " - Sparse story " 10 games usually have minor niggles for the minus points, but damn...as a huge MGS fan, that's a biggie : The rich, complex story is a huge component of the MGS games, and I see that as a fundamental issue if true. We shall see though. I have noticed Sutherland's voice performance is 'laconic' to put it nicely. He must have been charging them by the letter.... Having said that, CAN. NOT. WAIT.
That's the problem with hyped games. Reviewers are afraid to criticize even if it's not perfect. I'm not going to let this get in the way of my own opinion As for the 'laconic' performance of Kiefer Sutherland as you put it, Kojima said that this time he wanted Snake to be someone using less words and more facial expressions. Which is also the reason why he didn't used David Hayter as Snake