Ken McKown writes:It has been a long and bumpy road to get here. The Metal Gear Solid series is the reason I started a website. Every entry in the series has been one step up from the last. The circle is now complete. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may be the last entry that matters, the last directed by Hideo Kojima, it is the end of an era, and it has been an amazing ride. The Phantom Pain is a much different beast though. Taking a lot of what made the series one of my favorites, and stripping it away for more refined, and addictive game play. The end result is a masterpiece of a game that falls short on what it means to be Metal Gear.