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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Tomorrow the final metal gear game developed by Hideo Kojima will be released.

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PS4, X1, PC, 360, PS3

Cast

Returning: Snake (Big Boss), Ocelot, Kaz
New: Quiet, Skull Face, Ishmael, Eli, Code Talker

The Game

For the first time Metal Gear Solid will be open world. The story is structured around missions which lets the player progress at there own pace. Mother base returns from Peace walker, you can build the base up, defend it from attacks and talk to NPC's

Horse stealth, enough said.

Plot/Timeline

The Phantom Pain takes place in 1984 7 years after the events of Ground Zeroes and leads up to 1995 (MGS1). Bis boss has just awoken from a coma to lead a new mercenary group, Diamond Dogs. Adopting the codenames "Punished Snake" and "Venom Snake", he ventures into Afghanistan during the Soviet–Afghan War and the Angola—Zaire border region during the Angolan Civil War to track down the men responsible for Militaires Sans Frontières destruction.

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Excited about a MGS game for the first time since the first.

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Tried to buy this on PSN (pre-order) but it just keeps saying my preorder is cancelled. Good old reliable PSN.
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I have a copy

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hmmm i may be needing to check this one out. Haven't played since 2

with this being set before 1, i won't need to worry about backstory
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Possibly, possibly not.

I haven't played any of the MGS' since Raiden's debut, but to my knowledge this isn't the first prequel.
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I've read that the story is confusing in this one if you don't do a catch up, it doesn't do much to help people new to the franchise. I'll watch a primer/recap before I play for sure.

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/f...-in-12-minutes
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hmmm i may be needing to check this one out. Haven't played since 2

with this being set before 1, i won't need to worry about backstory

But 3, Peace Walker and Ground Zeroes are set before it. A metal gear game is confusing enough if you know the backstory.

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The Metal Gear story is about as convoluted as it gets, doing a recap will simply confuse you more.
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My mate gave me the succinct summary:

You play Solid Snake's dad on his rise to power. (He's a baddie.)

Easy.

Re: the game...it's very DRAMATIC But I'm digging it. Just finished the prologue.
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It's incredible.

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That intro was just.... fuck.

Kojima you crazy bastard.
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Ffffuuuuck. Holding out due to work commitments but fuuuuuuck want.
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Need more checkpoints, dagnabbit! Spent aaaages on the last base in the first mission last night, went south unexpectedly...last checkpoint was RIGHT AT THE FUCKING START. How the hell do you trigger them? I'd choked out so many suckers

On the topic of choking out (kinda spoilerish, I guess, for enemy tactics)

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I cleared the first main base and got the "base cleared" notification, but the last guy I choked out happened to be on his walkie talkie at the time...this lead to an alert going out and soon the base was swarming again with new baddies. That's next level stealth, man; you need to take so much into consideration. Love it.
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Holy moly the prologue was fucking EPIC.
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Skull Squad intro was fucked epic.
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That prologue made me even more sad for Silent Hills
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I used the fulton on a puppy last night.

GAME OF THE YEAR

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Skull Squad intro was fucked epic.

They spotted me, epic horse escape was epic.
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That prologue made me even more sad for Silent Hills

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So, I'm just kinda figuring out...****s wake up from chokes, right? Or is it just tranqs? Keep getting caught out by it happening when I think I'm owning the mission and I'm not sure what's triggering it.
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They wake up if you create an alert then the other guards will wake them up.

Do you move the bodies?

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What am I, some kinda stealth noob? Of course I move the bodies

I had one last night that woke up without an alert, I'm sure of it. Hmmm...
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Yeh I could've sworn they woke up on their own in Ground Zeroes but Chippie's explanation makes more sense.
So whats the point in not killing them, affects score?
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If you don't kill them, you can extract them to add to the staff at Mother Base.

Like there wasn't enough reason for me to be an OCD stealth **** already.

This game is going to eat my life, I can tell already
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This user review

"I bought this game due to high review scores and started playing with optimism. I have played for approximately one hour and dislike it so much I've deleted it. I wouldn't really call it a game it's more like a bad film. It's a series of tedious cut scenes I crawl between. Some bad guys are searching for me however they must be blind because one of them was inspecting a corpse barely 20cm away and failed to notice me. I have a companion who walks in what sounds like high heels even though he's wearing rubber hospital shoes. The control system is clumsy and I find myself unable to avoid walking into fire. My hospital outfit must be military issue as my character believes there is a side holster. I'm clearly a medical genius as I can heal a broken arm in about 5 seconds just by pulling on it. I don't expect brutal realism but this is so preposterous it's shattered my immersion and enjoyment. What a disappointment, I hope I can get a refund. - 0/10 "
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The fulton is the DUMBEST THING EVER.

Knock a guy out then fulton in the middle of the base and all the guards are like "what?"

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I expected a dude in a tower to freak the fuck out when one of his colleagues floated past attached to a balloon but nope, nothing to see here

Small things I love: the blatantly "videogamey" noise it makes when you pick up an item and the military drum roll when you get up on D-Horse sometimes.
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The missus is out with friends tonight and I'll have all my work for the day done. MGSV anticipation is maxed. Hnggggg.
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The house has been packed up while I was away. No idea where the PS4 is
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This game became way way way more fun when I got the sniper rifle and realised you didn't necessarily have to take the stealthy sneaky route all the time. Had a blast taking out a camp with a mortar perched on a cliff and taking out the rest with sniper rifle, siiiigh.
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This game became way way way more fun when I got the sniper rifle and realised you didn't necessarily have to take the stealthy sneaky route all the time. Had a blast taking out a camp with a mortar perched on a cliff and taking out the rest with sniper rifle, siiiigh.

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Pro-tip: do the first side op as soon as it's available.
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step on my cubes.

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Pro-tip: do the first side op as soon as it's available.

Spoiler:
As in the Russian interpreter one? Definitely helped with a lot of the bonus objectives for the main missions

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So, prologue.... What.the.actual.fuck.

This is the first MGS for me. Can someone explain how that fits in? I sat down at about midnight and played it. Spent most of it with one earphone slipped half off

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1964 – Snake Eater
1970 – Portable Ops
1974 – Peace Walker
1975 – Ground Zeroes
1984 – The Phantom Pain
1995 – Metal Gear
1999 – Solid Snake
2005 – Metal Gear Solid
2007/09 – Sons of Liberty
2014 – Guns of the Patriots
2016/18 – Rising: Revengeance

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Diamond Dawg popped up for me during free roam, but it seems to be completely at random.

Be nice if there was a smartphone app for mother base so I can manage sheet on the train going to work or whatever.
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I'm not really down with the mother base stuff so far, seems like a needless distraction. Felt the same about Garrisons in Warlords of Draenor. Love the rest of the game though.
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I wish there was more story and less game

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yeah. doesn't help when I am too busy swooning over the Irish accent either.

can someone just tell me

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what is with the fire man and floating straightjacket girl
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yeah. doesn't help when I am too busy swooning over the Irish accent either.

can someone just tell me

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what is with the fire man and floating straightjacket girl

They are characters from other metal gear games.

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