Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Metal Gear Solid V Review

Welcome to another great review from Gamer 2 Gamer and today we have Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. This title is the latest installment in the franchises and its all for revenge.

Currently G2G is playing this title on both Xbox One and PS4, and we will be talking about the game as a whole.

Back Story:
So if you haven't already played the prologue (Ground Zero), well dont worry, we have you covered. The back story is part of a sub-series of prequels in the Metal Gear series, taking place after Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Ground Zeroes stands alone as the first part of Metal Gear Solid V, acting as the prologue. The game follows Snake as he infiltrates an American black site in Cuba called Camp Omega, attempting to rescue Cipher agent Paz and A child soldier called "Chico".

At the end of the mission, you see this epic cut scene's showing the fall mother base and the legendary hero Snake fighting for his life, this then sets the tone for The Phantom Pain. 


You then awaken from a coma 9 years later in a mysterious hospital, that seems to be under attack. E
After making it out, you end up meeting with your team mates, Ocelot and Miller to rebuild your Mother Base and establish a new private army called the Diamond Dogs. Only then will you find revenge on cipher. This game aims to give the best explosive conclusion to Metal Gear.

The game is set in 1984, and follows the mercenary leader Punished "Venom" Snake as he ventures into Afghanistan to take revenge on the people who destroyed his forces and came close to killing him during the climax of Ground Zeroes.

In Metal Gear solid V, you take the role of big boss (Punished/Venom Snake) in a new open world experience. The gameplay is the same as they left it with Ground Zero with the way you have to sneak from several points in the game world, avoiding enemy guards, and remaining undetected for parts of the game. The game offers the same equipment as any Metal Gear experience with the way you have your equipment, such as pistols, assault rifles, binoculars, maps, and explosives.

The game still tries to encourage you to do missions without alerting enemies and getting through without killing also, don't put me wrong its hard to do that with getting frustrated half of the time, because the games so big. You can call in your support chopper to take to from place to place, or you can ride your horse from area to area. The only downside to the horse is that it doesn't seem to jump over certain rocks within the game, causing you to get stuck from time to time. 

Also you can jump in tanks, cars and trucks as you see them to sneak your way into enemy compounds undetected or just scale rock faces for short cuts to save time.

As i mentioned before you get a support that you can call in for support against enemy soldiers within an area. When you progress through the story more, you can call in AI companions and your pet called DD, a trained wolf acquired on the battlefield of war-torn Africa as a pup and trained on your New Mother Base to assist you in the battlefield.

You might hear me talking alot about this mother base alot, well its the same as the mother base you found in Peace Walker. The game offers a base-building feature that allows you to develop weapons and items from your home base. As you see enemies in the field you can take them down and send them back to the base to get converted to your privet army, allowing the base to grow through organization.

Right lets look at these great visuals, the resolution is different across the last-gen consoles, they seem to be rendering the game at around 992×720. The Xbox One is running at 1600×900, the PS4 at 1920×1080, and the PC version can deliver up to 4K.

The PS4 offers better texture filtering than the Xbox One, but the difference is small.
The cut scene are definitely eye popping as they should be for a Metal Gear with the new weather effect aswell added to gameplay also shows what the next gen consoles can actually offer.

As far as we know its under maintenance and we cannot connect online yet, review of the section will be published after they launch online mode again.


Gameplay: 8/10

Audio: 7/10

Graphics 10/10

Multiplayer: Unknown (Down for maintenance) 

Main Score: 9/10 

1 comment:

  1. The back story is part of a sub-series of prequels in the Metal Gear series, taking place after Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Ground Zeroes ...