Metal Gear Solid V is a stellar game, with top-notch stealth action and a malleable world that leads to all sorts of memorable moments. Too bad the ending is such a mess.
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SPOILERS!!! For those who havent finished but yeh the article perfectly outlines the big problem with MGS5... this was suppose to be the game that would bring the whole series full circle... but it didnt. Its still a great game but Metal Gear fans are disappointed and rightly so.
Oh shoot, totally forgot to warn about spoilers, thank you. And yes, by no means is the game bad but the ending could have been improved.
I love the gameplay but the story is so painfully bad and the game is obviously not finished. Everybody who gave it a perfect score has been blacklisted to my eyes. That's exactly why I never trust big companies that review games like ign or gamespot. Trash. They just gave it a perfect score to keep getting games early so they can keep handing out high reviews and lying to people.
ok correct me if i am wrong but didn't we get all the answers in MGS4 ending? so why do people expect closure when closure was delivered in 2008 or maybe i am missing something Spoiler alert: also there is another ending in MGS5 too
*Spoiler Yah, MGS5 has the regular ending for it. And if you want the true ending for the game, you work a little bit more for it (which you can get without losing a certain friend). But overall, MGS4 takes place after it chronologically and wraps up the series.
Ending made me feel a certain type of way...is it, Phantom Pain? I'm a fan of the series but I was left disappointed as one as well. I see people trying to justify the ending, I guess my expectations were very high prior to the release. I have no hope anymore, I want to believe its a ruse but I just expect the worse from now on... As most said...gameplay wise its brilliant, story wise not even close to any other in the franchise.
Agreed, the gameplay is fantasic but the story is a major step down from the previous metal gear games
Honestly, I don't fully agree. I think the game does some brilliant theme exploration. That does keen that the story ends up being more functional and contemplative and less emotional, but I think that lends itself better to an open world in the first place. I will agree that the ending leaves a lot to be desired in terms of tying up loose ends. You have to appreciate it as a standalone piece of self expression and not really an entry in the franchise if you want to enjoy it.
I can't read this because I'm still playing the game, but I watched a spoiler free IGN discussion about the quality of the story earlier and I'm wondering if the ending being discussed here is the actual ending. In the video they talked about the fact that there is more to the story after the credits roll. I don't watch many of their discussions but that one interested me and there were points made for both the "more story is better" crowd and the "less story is better" crowd. I'm in the "I don't care because the gameplay is fun" crowd, though it won't surprise me if MGS3 is still my favorite when I'm done.
SPOILERS!! The whole thing was getting so exciting with Eli/Mantis leaving mother base with those kids and the Metal Gear, and with Code Talker warning Venom about Miller, two new and interesting plot threads just dropped for a sudden ending, or rather ending of a chapter. I want the rest of MGSV god dammit.
there's two endings though
Give it a while, then there will be three.
Technically there are no endings.
the people looking for how big boss becomes a villain in MG1 and 2 need to pay more attention to Hueys sendoff. Kaz- "Hes gonna tell tales about the black hearted diamond dogs and all the fools will listen and nod." Think about it, Huey was locked up the entire time. all he saw was BB and Kaz's lust for revenge, the child soldiers, the slaughter of his own men, the nuke in peace walker.
Except that wasn't BB huey saw, it was the medic. The last time we saw the REAL BigBoss, he was saving the world in PeaceWalker and a couple kids in GroundZeroes. Huey was more a villain one could argue, releasing the pandemic on mother base and killing the mother of his kid.
I respect your opinion
The ending is perfectly fine. It is honestly the most interesting part of the game. The dissappointing stuff is the blandness of the Skull Face/Parasite plot, and how the Eli plot was never properly developed or ended.
It sucks because it feels like Kojima trolled everyone on his way out. He left some of his charachters like Frank Jaeger (who we always heard was BigBoss' bff) grossly underdeveloped while thrusting a complete nobody into the spotlight undermining the Snake legacy in a way Raiden never even came close to doing. For Medic to suddenly be the face of the franchise leading up to Outer Heaven, for the war between Boss and Zero never being something we saw (Skullface stealing his thunder), I don't know. Hell at least make the protagonist relevant in some way, a clone or something. For a random medic Bob to do what he did in MGSV defies the series' own logic. All the soldier genes stuff they need from BigBoss that made even his corpse so invaluable. Why even bother with les enfants terribles, if this medic guy is such a beast just clone him instead lol. Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson) had a body double in Batman Begins (ken watanabe) but liam still did all the heavy lifting/training/recruiting/fi ghting. Beethoven could have someone else put on his face, but that wouldn't make the double be able to create music or play like him. Heck, rock bands can barely change lead singers without self destructing lol.
The ending is just fine as it is, I liked it. Although it didn't exactly feel like a true ending, but it's what we got. Of course I had own dreams of how I thought it was going to end during the years. Fans just like to complain so much of everything. Like with MGS2, it was hated for a long time. Kojima and KojiPro worked years hard on this game and in difficult conditions at the end, I wish fans could at least try and enjoy it.
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