Preview: ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ – Try not to panic | Examiner

"The “Metal Gear” name brings with it a certain clout, a history rich with twists, turns, and characters that typically deserve a double take in both visage and story. Never content to deliver what we could call a “straightforward” approach, Hideo Kojima and Konami are going big with “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”. Sprawling and open in nature, focused yet bombastic in narrative, “The Phantom Pain” looks to expand on the excellent pairing of story and stealth action from past entries, while exponentially increasing the overall immersion in the experience. In this hands on preview we were able to get over 15 hours of uninterrupted gameplay in “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”, and our Mother Base is ready."

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Palitera1316d ago (Edited 1316d ago )

A must buy! And a great read. Recommend it.

JoeMcCallister1316d ago

Thanks Palitera! Definitely looking forward to it even more after getting that good hands on time, and talking/reading/watching about it all day today is making the wait until Sept painful!

Palitera1316d ago (Edited 1316d ago )

I didn't have the scope of how great it could be (despite liking Metal Gear since MSX days) until I tried Ground Zeroes through PS+.

O M F G ! It is incredible how amazingly designed and creative the game it.

I'd like to ask you two questions, if I may...

How "open" is the world? It is seamless like true open world games; based on giant, independent levels like DA:I or TW3, or big areas interconnected, a la Kingdoms of Amalur?
Something tells me it is the second option.

And how was the performance? It has been a long time since I have played anything as perfect as Ground Zeroes in terms of frame rate. (We know TPP is a work in progress state, though.)

Thanks for the article. Very informative and fun to read.

Gatsu1316d ago

Awesome stuff :), September 1 need to come faster!!!

JoeMcCallister1316d ago

Thank you Gatsu! Totally agree, Dearest Elon Musk, get on a time machine for me right quick!

WizzroSupreme1316d ago

Okay, I won't panic. But I'll salivate every preview I can get until Sep 1st!