The game that was bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (and as a standalone title in the far east) will be no more once it hits its 4 year anniversary.
I stopped playing this game online because it was so inconvenient to connect to the konami servers.
stopped playing after all those huge updates. Was ridiculous how long it took to download, connect to a good peer for good speeds, and then install - then manually quit the game then reboot for POSSIBLY another update (depending on when last you played it). It was simply ridiculous
Same here, first time I tried: 1GB, I actually tried but the damned thing wasn't dd'ing s***, so bleh, moved on...
it was a good run for their 1st attempt imo. Played it for a while before I moved on to other games! Konami ID is a pain in the a** though!
I actually really loved this game, I spent a lot of time playing it when MGS4 was released. As you mentioned, the updates really killed it for me and the fact that I was the only one of my friends playing it. This is sad news to me, if only Konami could get their Online together because MGO actually had a amazing game mechanics that other TPS Multi-player games still have yet to use. I guarantee the first developer who figures out what Konami had on their hands and manages to smooth it all out into a nice presentable package will strike gold.
@badz149 It wasn't their first attempt, it was their third. MGO came with the Subsistence version of MGS3, and Portable Ops also had online. This announcement breaks my heart, especially whenever they promised they would support it for 10 years. Every other online game is miles beneath the depth this game had, best online game I ever played.
Sounds like the ps3 period for me. I game on it once or twice a month and I never turn it on without at least 15 minutes of firmware crap and installs. This is why I game on the 360 95% of the time.
Agree, but this is really a sad day for MGO fans like me.....
Snake must rest.
In Snake we trust
it sucks :( my favourite online game ever.
@Pandaboy Yeah bro it sucks :/ mgo was also my favorite online shooter :( I'll never forget CQC grabbing someone, choking them out and knifing them afterwards... All in the shadows....
I had so much fun in the training servers. Everybody would just have fun and blow each other up :'(
I never even got to play it. I let my brother create an account first. Little did I know Konami limited you to one character per console leaving me with no character of my own. Between that and the complete lack of PSN integration, I didn't even bother. It's too bad, because I loved MGO from Subsistence.
You can BUY as many character slots as you want
Yeah, but I really didn't like the idea of that, since I had just spent $60 on the game. Maybe if it was through PSN I would have sprung for it, but I really didn't want to put my credit card info into Konami's craptastic system.
I never registered a Konami ID in the first place. If this was a good game, screw it. Now I'll never have the chance to find out anyway :D
That's too bad, it had some really good ideas going... It's a shame the Metal Gear control style just doesn't fit well with online play.
On the contrary MGO is one of the freshest online shooters around. There's so many systems and mechanics that make this game stand out as being unique and of all these online games you actually have to be skill-full, organised and smart to succeed. This game was only ruined once again by stupid shitty kids lag switching and DDOS attacking the Konami servers constantly, making the experience shitty for everyone. Eventually Konami seemed to not care anymore about fighting back and now its a wild west of randomness. I really hoped that Konami would somehow transfer it to P2P cos to be honest it would probably be better off, but alas it is over. R.I.P MGO
Thats the thing that gets to me, if you're gonna just down the servers fine, but why not make it p2p, so people can still play it? Ugh! this gen has started to many messed up practices
I liked it a lot. However I live in Europe and playing with the Middle Eastern and Aussie folks made way for a laggy experience. Oh and the "Angel of Deaths" that roamed around during lag.
Horrid game. Could of done so much more with a MG:O.
Hell no this was a badass game with inconvinient flaws but great online game, hopefully they will learn and create a more swift online experience, I still think we did not need double online ID.
Oh noes, now I'm stuck with games like Battlefield 3. /s
surprised it lasted this long. first few months were really fun but after the first few dlcs everything started going to shit
Shame, I remember playing MGO religiously after MGS4 came out, but its netcode and konami ID greatly hindered the game. To think it would probably continue its service had Konami just paid the royalties to make it PSN compatible...
I remember how excited when I first played this game. It was fun and I really loved the in game voices which actually gave the character you made somewhat a personality beyond the gun you are holding. The SOP system was real slick as well, this feature should be fine tuned then implemented in later shooters. The graduation feature was also an idea I loved as well until it got raped... However, the combat revolved around headshots way too much which made explosives other than the RPG useless (Two grenades to kill somebody...seriously). Drebin Mode should have never been in the game, instead they should have had every thing unlocked already in all game modes similar to Socom with modifications for ALL guns including the AK-102. Compound the above with the cheaters/laggers, quitters and tons of booster servers which flooded the game, it was only a matter of time.... "I'm okay, I'm not going to die today! I'm okay!"- still makes me laugh every time my character says it....
MGO is so addicting! Sad that its going to end soon, maybe Metal Gear Rising will have MGO?
Lol at the dirty trolls dis-agreeing with you. i hope MGR has an MGO because its story mode will sure suck.
I don't think they are dis-agreeing just for trolling sake, but because MGR seems to be much more about swords than guns - so how could they make an online mode similar to MGO?! Maybe in MGS5, though...
Where is the petition that I can sign to make this not happen?
Question: Is there a way to keep the services online similar to the way Halo did, I think it sucks they're shuting it down.
Why don't they give us bots instead?
I really wanted to get into this game more but konami's logon system was a nightmare.... Everytime I got excited to play the game I would load it up and was hit by the konami logon system that I would forget the logon, by the time i got it i decided to play something else. shame too, the game is great fun. not for the feint of heart who just wants to shoot randomly and get exp.
I wasted funds on the dlc contents, over 18.99 of expansions. Also their ranking system was very bad i was lvl6 and i had to go against lvl 15s in surival it was very miserable.
i loved mgo i playd it alot after the game came out and upper to end of 2009 after a friend bought it from me.
MGO was amazing. More games need to discourage pray and spray like it did. Also I loved that Headshots were really the only efficient way to kill people with guns.
I'll have to disagree with you there. In my opinion headshots should have been treated more like a bonus than a must. It makes weapons feel alot more useless than they should and funnels all battles to be a flurry of XM8 and smoke grenades. I'd rather they praise diversity in executing a target....
I understand your point, headshots ended up being pretty much the only way to score kills later on in the game. However after so many experiences in other games where player accuracy's importance is mitigated due to high bodyshot damage I found it refreshing; I'm tired of games where people are rewarded kills for putting 2 shots into someone's chest against someone who spent the time lining up a good headshot or getting the jump on someone only to have them kill you because they sprayed half a clip into your hip because they got freaked out. I agree that headshots ruined it for kill diversity with other weapons though (minus being stunlocked by slug shot shotguns, screw those guys.), especially people using stealth and knives who combined with the horrible server lag tended to get hit by stray desperation shots going for a grab.
You are right, the mechanic had it's strengths. It definitely wasn't a friend to those with a itchy trigger finger and it was fun to have 70% of gun fights last longer than 3 seconds so you can get your bearings back to retaliate. Hopefully a balance between both appears in the next MGO so both of us can be happy ^^.......
It's not just MGO btw. Also MPO+ and the Vocaloid stuff of Peace Walker
I have 1254 hours in this. I stopped playing like 2 years ago. This game was AWESOME. But, with that it put Lag Switching on the map big time! It was SO over run by cheater's. I was there day one. Before the Survival tournaments. I still have my black Foxhound shirt. Still own the Red beret. Just couldn't take the lag switch cheater's anymore and just stopped playing all together.
this is upsetting as me and a few friends still play together. but the game is deffinetly dying most of the players a actually well known and nobody is really a new face in the game. sad to see it gone though
Ah.... this was my favorite online game for a whole year and I still hold it in high regards. The only reason I stopped playing was because everyone else got to uptight about clans and stages and such. Hopefully the next MGO hurries up along and it's even better.
MGO, the only game i've played that actually takes skill to play. I still play this from time to time. Alt B-
alright Sony...grab the game and translate to psn compatibility with all the dlc and stuff and sell it for like 10 bucks on the store...you'll have a online killer app in the east and make some of us happy in the west. If only that could happen..
The game was awesome .. only thing ruining it were lag switching and the dreaded konami ID . It was always one of the very few modern shooters on console with community deserving of the name . It also showed that you dont need a gazillion players online to have fun , only a good and enthusiast audience
The beta was epic.
Does anyone even play this game still?
well this is obviously a sign that they will be focusing on the new MGO for MGS5 so it will be much much better and more polished. im hoping this is true because i dont think we will ever see a online game like this ever again if this doesn't happen..... :(
they should re-release as a fully integrated psn game that would bring back to life hell i would buy it again
sad to see it go..will have to give it one last go before its gone
This game was awesome for the first 1 - 2 years but then it just went downhill this game is just horrible to play now IMO it just fell behind every other game once the dlc stopped. Its a shame to see such a great game close down even with its massive amount of flaws, I look forward to MGO3!!
they need to come out with and MGO2 that would be a whole lot easier to work with, MGO was such a pain in the ass sometimes.
Hahahaha....this is mgo2. Have you played Mgo on mgs3? I know I did.
Two words......SUNRISE SUPLEX!!!!!!!
MGO on MGS4 is a reboot of the online in MGS3. So, no, it's not MGO2.
nope haha I was too young for that back when it came back, Im actually a bit behind on the MGS series, or i was until recently.
MGO was the best online multiplayer experience I had this gen. Compared to the vast number of FPS, MGO was a refreshing take on video game combat. I hope to see something similar in the future, because I'd rather play MGO than BF or CoD any day.
Still is my favorite online third person shooter of the gen. Sad to learn it's over.
Can't believe its about to be 4 years old. And MGS4 graphics still look damn good too.
Hope MGO3 comes out in the next few years
The best online mp this gen imo.The amount of fun i had headshoting players was unparraled.However, cod4,halo3,bc2 were amazing aswell.
=( MGO is without a doubt the best game I enjoyed this gen. Base and Capture was so much fun. What do you say MGO fans, lets play 20 rounds of Base and Capture
That's Konami for you. They did the same with the original, and now they are doing this to this one. I used to play the original one. Had more than a thousand hours on it but I just couldn't get into this one.
I never understood the gameplay. I remember that I killed an enemy and got kicked.
The community was pretty awful it terms of it having a lot of elitist douchebags. Unless you got kicked for killing someone on your own team, which was a feature in the game. Honestly though players would kick you for several reasons. 1. 'Scrub' skills equipped like Weapon Skills lvl 3, CQC EX, etc. 2. Because of the ranking system if you were a low level you could easily lower the level of someone higher than you so they'll kick you to save their ranks. 3. Using that damn Drum Barrel to run into people. 4. Weapon choices like using Mags, Slug Shotguns, M14EBR would usually get you kicked. The game was fun, but if you didn't abide by unwritten community rules you would usually get kicked. There were games where uneven teams would vote to restart a match because they were losing.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Strict rules. In that match that I got kicked, players were just running around and knocking out so then they will wake up. Getting in the servers was a pain in the ass too...
it sucks ! I love MGO ! So sad...