|Platkhung 360, PS3, Win, PS4, Xbox One|
|Developer Kojima Productions|
|Release Date Sep 1, 2015|
It"s fitting that one of the recurring themes of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is about the loss of a part of your being. Phantom limb pain is the sensation that flesh once a part of your body can still be felt, can cause you suffering, after it"s gone.
Series creator Hideo Kojima has been making Metal Gear games with publisher Konangươi for cthua trận khổng lồ 30 years, creating sequels and prequels that bounce back và forth between the future & the past of a labyrinthine fictional world of spies, cold wars and walking nuclear weapons bearing the series" name. The Phantom Pain, an open-world stealth game about the adventures of Big monster, also known as Snake, seems to lớn be his unexpected swan tuy nhiên. The Phantom Pain closes the loop on the three decade-long Metal Gear saga và the result, warts và all, turns out to lớn be one of the best entries in the series.Players who haven"t touched last year"s Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will find themselves thrust inlớn a conflict that can be pretty confusing
Set between the events of 2010"s Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker & the original Metal Gear, the 1987 stealth game progenitor in which Big quái nhân plays the role of chief antagonist, The Phantom Pain serves as a sort of "missing link" between those two games, an opportunity khổng lồ learn how Big Boss transformed from a sympathetic hero khổng lồ an iconic villain.
Players who haven"t touched last year"s Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will find themselves thrust into a conflict that, without similar knowledge of previous Big Boss-starring games Metal Gear Solid 3 & Peace Walker, can be pretty confusing. The Phantom Pain doesn"t waste much time getting players up to tốc độ, but tells them that they"re on a mission of revenge, a mission to rebuild Big Boss" once-thriving private army.
In an effort to grow that force, named Diamond Dogs, và expvà the group"s stronghold, Mother Base, Big monster takes on paid mercenary missions khổng lồ fund his private military group. These missions include exfiltrating prisoners; eliminating military commanders either through assassination or kidnapping; dismantling the infrastructure of occupying forces & more.
Big quái vật has a wealth of weapons, tools và tactics at his disposal in stealth & combat situations. He can sneak in quietly, knocking out foes with tranquilizer darts or go on a murderous rampage, unleashing air strikes and xạ thủ fire at bases until everyone stationed there is dead. I found both tactical options to lớn be valid in The Phantom Pain, sometimes depending on the mission at hvà, though taking a stealthier approach I found paid dividends over time. As a stealth game pacifist, I preferred khổng lồ keep my kill count low, though I rarely flinched when required lớn shoot some poor young soldier in the face. Occasionally, I felt better about just shooting them in the knees to disable them, then hoping that they"d survive a trip bachồng khổng lồ Mother Base.
Wrap Up: The Phantom Pain is a bittersweet but impressive sầu send-off for the series" creator
There"s no denying that Kojima has a vision, a singular style that touches every facet of The Phantom Pain. Missions begin & end with credits that name the supporting players và the Kojima Productions employees responsible for writing or designing each chapter. I estimate I was told no less than 100 times that The Phantom Pain was directed & produced by Kojima. It"s a charming kiến thiết quirk that regularly reminds you of the people who crafted this bold, weird, impressive sầu game. And if this is where Kojima does finally leave the series he created, it will be a bittersweet send-off, both for Big boss khủng and one of gaming"s most intriguing auteurs.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was reviewed on retail PS4 code at Konami"s Los Angeles studio over the course of four days with equal time spent playing that retail copy at trang chủ. You can find additional information about tekkenbasara.mobi"s ethics policy here.