New details roll out of the Japanese boot camp for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
Difficulty setting is unlocked after you finish the game.
You're correct. I was kinda hoping to start with Hard right away :), but it's okey though because TPP will bring lots of new stuff and I'm sure it will still be pretty damn challenging :D. 19 days left oh my god o_O...
I think it'll be challenging from the start. Especially if someone goes the stealth route.
That's an interesting choice for an open world game of this size. Especially since Kojima was worried that many wouldn't finish it b/c it was too big. In a yr w/ games like BB, TW3, F4, JC3, MM, and plenty of shooters, there's alot to play. Hiding a difficulty setting behind the initial playthrough may not be the best idea.
That's the way I feel too. For big games (30 hours+) I like to get stuck in and challenge myself straight away because there are so many other games to play that I doubt I'll replay it for a long while, if ever. Especially since I'm a completionist and will most likely put 80+ hours into MGSV; they said there's a potential 100 hours. Also, for people who do like playing through again straight away on a harder setting, they could just choose Normal first. Everyone's happy. Not letting us play on Hard from the get-go limits our options whilst providing benefit to no-one imho. Maybe they'll be a way to unlock it (Konami code like Bioshock Infinite?) or mod it for pc. EDIT: Ground Zeroes Normal was too easy.
ground zeroes was probably easy because you didnt turn reflex mode off
I'm opposite. I like to take things easy the first time (except for games I know I'll platinum) and enjoy the story more than worrying about repeating the same section 5 or 6 times.
@ tmh3593 Nah, it was because the enemies weren't aware enough. I try to avoid fights anyway since I like to stealth. On the occasions when you do get into firefights and say 'what the hell' let's shoot these guys, you're able to take on loads of people. Big Boss heals pretty quick, has a fair amount of health and the enemies don't flank much. When I played on Hard though, enemies spot you much quicker and from further away and just two soldiers will gun you down pretty quick. I liked that difficulty better. Maybe it will be an .ini mod so I'm not worried :)
@ inveni0 That's totally cool and I've got no problem with that. I hope you enjoy the game thoroughly whichever way you want to play it. I just think it's a shame that an option is being locked for those who like if different when it serves no positive purpose.
Wait... What happened to Big Boss wearing the chicken hat in easy mode?? Does easy mode unlock after you beat the game on normal? That is just bizarre!
im willing to beat easy mode is unlocked after dying to many times
Thank goodness, I thought for a second there that I wouldn't be able to enjoy a few more run throughs on other difficulties.
Yeah but, with respect, you could do that anyway even if Hard was available from the off. Simply choose Normal, complete and then choose Hard.
I made the post before the update, so I thought it would only have 1 difficulty setting & that was it.
Oh, I see, fair enough :)
I wanted the harder options available from me for my first play through. That way I get more game-play time because of the higher difficulty.
Dude, you're already getting way more gameplay time in this MGS, more than any other game in the series. In fact, there is so much more gameplay that cutscenes are rarely triggered.
@ Batzi, with more game-play time, I meant it more in the sense of savoring, rather than squeezing more game-play out of it. Also I like the challenge that comes with harder difficulty's. Matter of fact, the first thing I will do when I boot up the game is disable reflex mode.
Kinda stupid and fanboyish for the title to say PS4, we all know its the same as Xbox One version. Also, as stated already difficulty lvl unlocks after mission completion.
except its not is it.
How are those Sony goggles working for ya?
No extreme mode huh... I hope its not too easy.
If you played ground zeroes you know it won't be easy. Never knew how realistic field of vision can be such a pain. Friggin soldiers can see every flippin thing... Edit: I'm working on my language in case anyone couldn't tell LOL XD
I'm really sorry to be that guy, but my stomach turns a little every time I see "LOL XD" in all caps.
YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, NOKSU.
Fox engine and Ps4... Like strawberries and cream :)
Wow, a game so huge/beautiful as MGS V PP running smoothly @60fps, Native 1080p with short loading times = Great Optimization/Capable Programming and an example to other studios. Day 1 )
yes if im not mistaken this is the first open world game on ps4 to run at 60fps.
Just goes to show that all these naysayers who claim consoles can't handle 1080P 60FPS are talking crap. Maybe if, oh I don't know, more developers took the time to make sure their games ran well on console, we'd see more games like this.
I like how it worked in Peace Walker with missions basically telling you that you had better have some good equipment if you want to stand a chance. While it's nice to just lower the difficulty if you can't proceed, I liked increasing my mother base's efficiency(etc) to get that better equipment. Been replaying Ground Zeroes and the mechanics are finally clicking with me. Specifically the fluidity of the movement, and learning to snap into cover the correct way. Back when it released I pretty much bulldozed my way through it, admittedly. ;) These mechanics with all the stuff I loved in Peace Walker(and improved) could really be a magnificent swan song.
This is going be an amazing game.
Can't wait to play this on my Xbox One and PC.
Why both though?
PS4 & PC here getting both to play MGO3 on PS4 in October :)
He just HAD to solidify that he wasn't playing it on PS4. Even though Playstation has been the lead platform for Metal Gear since forever.
What Savsky said.
Doesn't the xbox one and windows 10 now allow you to stream, or otherwise, play on both 'systems?' So, maybe, perhaps that is what they meant with it? Or, maybe, iduno. Friends are on xbox one but yet wants mods on the PC? That would be a shocker, huh?
He's just another xbox and pc person really. No suprise really. @MasterCornholio
I'm not playing it on any platform. Konmai is a bunch of flip-floppers. They seem to only know how to develop games on one platform. After they released MGS:GZ and PES at 720P on the XB1, which is probably some of the worst programming and optimization by a game company ever, I was done with Konami and their games. They should just make their games exclusives for PS since that's the only platform they care about and know how to develop for. The last MGS game I got was the collectors edition for XBox 360 and I'll be surprised is Konami allows it to be B/C on the XB1.
they said they didnt make mgs4 on the 360 because they would have needed too many discs. Or at least i read that was the reason why somewhere.
Well, Konami is a Japanese company and Sony is a Japanese company so that shouldn't a surprise....
Your condition is known as misplaced anger. Here, let me help you with that: http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/... If you are going to blame someone then be sure you are blaming the right people.
Why are you blaming Konami for XBone's weak specs? That makes no sense.
@morganfell Meantime Fifa 2016 is 1080P 60FPS, Forza 6 is 1080P 60fps with rain and 24 cars on the track at the same time. Tomb Raider 1080P, Halo 5 1080P, etc.. etc... I think I'm blaming the right company here. lol!! I'm pretty sure Microsoft could easily send their tech and developer specialist over to Konami, push them aside and make all their games 1080P on the XB1 without any problems. @SolidU SP Activision, EA and Take-Two Interactive are U.S. companies. Should they just start making many of their games exclusive for the XB1 or marketing them like they aren't on any other platform? Hhhmm..maybe they should. Namco, From Software, Atlus, Capcom and other Japanese developers are doing it. Why not?
@Xander, Those games are not pushing anywhere near the visual data that is found in MGS V. In addition, the other calculations that must be handled in this game overwhelm those in the titles you listed as well. None of the games you listed is a massive open world title with the sort of detail found in this game.
Yep stealthily tell everyone here that your playing it on an inferior console. Might just play it on PC then
Based off a recent study, most of the "master race" have weaker PCs than the PS4. This guy is probably one of those people. My PC is more powerful than the PS4 but I prefer to own physical copies of games and with PC, you purchase a physical copy and still required to use Steam.
Sounds great. :) Glad they did a great job with the PS4 version since that's the one I'm getting.
Good to hear. And difficulty level should not be included with this game imo.
Did they ever get rid of the slow down mode when spotted on Ground Zero? That really annoyed me as it took away the fear of getting spotted.
Is coming back as reflex mode. Still, one should be cautious of getting spotted as it may affect your score, performance or a trophy unlock.
It is in TPP too. But in Ground Zeroes reflex mode can be turned off in the options, and it can be done in TPP too. I will definitely turn it off as it becomes much more challenging that way.
Good to know.
You can turn it off.
It's already a challenge imo reflex makes it easy though. A.I is way to smart, wouldn't be surprised if they disabled reflex on Big Boss Mode.
This game is going to be massive. Is going to look georgeous on PS4 with native 1080p. Can't wait.
1440p for me man with ultra settings... Thanks to my newly purchased 980ti...
Hey everyone! This guy is better than all of us because he can play Metal Gear Solid V in 1440p! Please come look!
@Savsky never said I was better... I am just saying that I will be playing this game at 1440p...
Actually you can go way higher. I've played GZ with my 290 (non X) at 1440p @ 60 frames, so a 980ti can easily run that game at 4k. I guess you don't have such display, so use downsamplig to make the image look even better. But no matter which hardware/console you use, the game will still be a masterpiece!
dont you know by know that you cant play any game on any other platform on this site or youll be wrong? just look at the people saying oh im getting this for ps4 and they have a bunch of agrees but the guy up top says hes getting for xbox one and oh shit he messed up. and you, youre totally wrong for playing this on pc.
@tmh Maybe the agrees are from people who are also getting the game for the PS4 (thereby agreeing with the statement). The disagrees for X1 and PC are down to people who don't intend to get the game on that system. You could be right that it's all a big conspiracy, but it is far more likely that you're not.
For me this game will be gorgeous at 900p at 60fps. For those who be playing it in 4k/60fps on a 4k display...I'm jealous, your game will be the most gorgeous of them all 😬
Clever move starting with the lowest denominator and then climbing up to upper echelons of PC. No mention of the PS4 1080p 60fps version though... Hmmm? /s
@thatpsguy I figure it was implied by the fact this article has "PS4" in its title. The point is that the game will essentially look good on any system. Giving that the pc can do 4k...even better. since many of us will not be able to play the game at those settings it makes it worthwhile to mention that it would be even more "gorgeous." you put put way too much analysis and thought into my comment...but sure, im clever i suppose :) so to right my wrong. Everyone the PS4 version of MGS5 will be 1080p/60fps. Oh wait...i think everyone here knows that. but i rather make you happy. You fanboys are too sensitive sometimes.
XBox owners can't tell the difference between resolutions so the 4k PC version will look exactly the same as the XBone version to you.
no difficulty konami screws gamers yet again glad im not getting this trash
Difficulty increases as you progress. Enimies will become sharper and better equiped as you replay missions for a S Rank. You cant S Rank MGS5 until you develop the right weaponry. Its like a RPG. YOU DUMB SH..t.
you clearly have no clue what a rpg is
Don't blame Konami, blame kojima, he was the one who made the damn game....