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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
« on: August 24, 2015, 01:35:37 PM »
Ahoy-hoy, campers!

Is anyone else as nerve-shatteringly excited for the new Metal Gear as I am? Do we have any fans of the series on here? Anyone not too sure, but interested about the new one?

It’s getting insanely good reviews as of this morning – not one I have seen so far calls it any less than a masterpiece.

I’m not much of a gamer – never have been, and certainly not any more. Time is the enemy. But a new Metal Gear is always a huge deal for me – I’ve been steeped in the series since Metal Gear Solid came out way back in 1999 on PSone and blew me away. I've even booked a couple of days off work just to find time specifically to play it - something I've never done.

It’s the most batshit crazy series of anything ever, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 04:25:37 PM »
Snake? Snake?! SNAAAAAAAAAKE?!

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 02:43:00 PM »
Since no one has chimed in, I should clarify my snarky reply. :) The new Metal Gear does looks good, but I lack both an XBone and a PS4 (video game time dropped dramatically after the little one came along, so most of my gaming time has been shoved aside to make time for writing) so I likely won't play it. Which is kind of a bummer, because I bet it's a fun game.

Fortunately, Rise of the Tomb Raider is still going to hit XBox 360 (hooray!) so I'll have a bit of a stealth/action fix in a month or so. What's going to make it *really* had not to purchase a PS4 is when the new Uncharted comes out. Maybe I'll experience the story vicariously through Youtube...

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 02:46:42 PM »
I am so ready for this game. Tuesday cannot come fast enough.

What's that you say? I have class? Screw that. First week is just syllabus stuff, right? Right?

And for anybody like me who's only touched the last three that came out, some YouTuber put together an edited cutscene version of the entire series, in case plot summaries aren't to your taste: Courtesy of Forbes.
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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 02:59:24 PM »
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an edited cutscene version of the entire series

OMG. I haven't clicked the video, but how do you do that without making it two days long?

Seriously, the later Metal Gears rival Xenosaga in the amount of talky-talky movie watch they feature between bouts of gameplay. :)

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 03:10:41 PM »
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an edited cutscene version of the entire series

OMG. I haven't clicked the video, but how do you do that without making it two days long?

26 hours in total, give or take. Says that if you can only watch the bare minimum, Snake Eater is the one to go for. Guess I know what I'm doing today. ;D
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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 03:38:44 PM »
Chill,

would suggest Snake Eater, Peace Walker and (obviously) Ground Zeroes is all you really need to get the gist of The Phantom Pain.

Good to have the knowledge of what comes later chronologically, too, if you can, as I'm sure they will link together in this one, but really it's the 'Solid Snake' storyline (Metal Gear Solid, MGS 2: Sons of Liberty & MGS 4: Guns of the Patriots) that are extremely convoluted and confusing and mega-meta-weird. So they're not as essential as SE, PW, GZ for following Phantom Pain.

Big Bosses' storyline is a lot easier to follow, at least up until this point.
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