Items tagged with metal gear solid v: the phantom pain

The wait is over. The time is nigh for sci-fi super-spy gadgets, cigar-smoking, and rampant exclamation points. Oh yes, the one-eyed one has returned. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has landed on the PC and it’s a doozy. Utilizing the same Fox Engine for its visuals, this latest effort nicely follows-up last year’s Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes—the prequel which set the stage for this, the epic and more open-ended Phantom Pain. Despite being one of the industry’s most beloved visually-challenged protagonists--with numerous sequels, prequels and remakes under his belt, Snake is a veritable stranger to the PC platform, visiting the master race all of three times before now (unless you... Read more...
The initial batch of reviews for Konami and Hideo Kojima’s ridiculously anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hit the internet over the weekend, and those of you leaning to the skeptical end of the spectrum may have noticed something peculiar about them: The final scores are exceptionally high, yet many of them lack the detail you’d expect to accompany a sprawling open world game several years in development. That’s because they originated from a controlled review event hosted by Konami. And while a review event isn’t inherently evil by definition, and shouldn’t be grounds to outright dismiss these early reviews, there are some important reasons you should digest them with a heavy... Read more...