Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:44 pm

Easily one of my top 3 favorite games of all time. Never played a Metal Gear game before? Me neither.

Too many pros to mention, few cons, if any.

How awesome is this game? How about rocket punching a bunch of niglets and kidnapping them with balloons...yeah, that awesome.


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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:04 am

You play Far Cry 3?

You would love it, almost everyone you kill has dark skin.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:30 pm

Hell yeah. The first half of Far Cry 3 is nothing but putting the hurt on nagger pirates.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:21 pm

I've got some credit at Amazon and I'm fixing to buy a game new for once rather than waiting for a Steam sale.

GTA V or phantom pain? Have never played a previous metal gear game but have heard this is excellent; have played all previous GTA games and enjoyed them for the world building more than the gameplay or story.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Protobuilder » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:59 am

How old are you people?
WildGorillaMan wrote:Enthusiasm combined with no skill whatsoever can sometimes carry the day.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:03 am

Bud Charniga's grape ape wrote:I've got some credit at Amazon and I'm fixing to buy a game new for once rather than waiting for a Steam sale.

GTA V or phantom pain? Have never played a previous metal gear game but have heard this is excellent; have played all previous GTA games and enjoyed them for the world building more than the gameplay or story.

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Depends on the type of play you value. GTAV is arguably the best open world game ever created. MGSV also does open world well, but GTAV is bigger and busier while MGSV's action is clustered more around the missions.

GTAV also has a better storyline, while MGSV is essentially Jap gibberish.

Where MGSV excels is in stealth. This is perhaps the best stealth game yet, and the game rewards that style of gameplay. The play variety is similar to the Far Cry series as you can choose to go in loud with different load outs, or pick everyone off in stealth mode. There is also an economic play dynamic that overlays everything where you accumulate resources to build your base and develop weapons, equipment, etc.

Both games are great, and you can't go wrong with either one. If you've loved the previous GTA games, then V is the zenith of the series. They accentuated everything that was wonderful in the past, and fixed/removed everything that was wrong or annoying.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by TerryB » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:49 am

Protobuilder wrote:How old are you people?
that's what I'm saying

Put away your childish things!
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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:07 pm

Thanks Kaz. I'm sure I'll buy both at some point, the only question was which one first.

Proto and Terry: You're absolutely right. From now on I'll only do very mature and grownup things. Like dicking around on the internet.

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Terry has over 8000 posts on here.

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Post by Protobuilder » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:05 am

I like the post whores. I've built some of the greatest threads in Internet history with them. How could I not like them?
WildGorillaMan wrote:Enthusiasm combined with no skill whatsoever can sometimes carry the day.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by milosz » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:12 pm

Took me a few missions to get into this and to resist the standard FPS run and gun urges, but it's pretty damn good. Skipping all the cutscenes helps, though that's probably why I don't understand anything about the intro (nor do I care).

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:53 pm

milosz wrote:Took me a few missions to get into this and to resist the standard FPS run and gun urges, but it's pretty damn good. Skipping all the cutscenes helps, though that's probably why I don't understand anything about the intro (nor do I care).
Yeah, the hour long survival horror intro is a pain, but once you hit Afghanistan the fun begins. The deeper I get into it, the better it gets.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Protobuilder » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:26 pm

Kazuya Mishima wrote:
milosz wrote:Took me a few missions to get into this and to resist the standard FPS run and gun urges, but it's pretty damn good. Skipping all the cutscenes helps, though that's probably why I don't understand anything about the intro (nor do I care).
Yeah, the hour long survival horror intro is a pain, but once you hit Afghanistan the fun begins. The deeper I get into it, the better it gets.
Then what happens?
WildGorillaMan wrote:Enthusiasm combined with no skill whatsoever can sometimes carry the day.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:40 pm

Protobuilder wrote:
Kazuya Mishima wrote:
milosz wrote:Took me a few missions to get into this and to resist the standard FPS run and gun urges, but it's pretty damn good. Skipping all the cutscenes helps, though that's probably why I don't understand anything about the intro (nor do I care).
Yeah, the hour long survival horror intro is a pain, but once you hit Afghanistan the fun begins. The deeper I get into it, the better it gets.
Then what happens?
I don't want to spoil the surprise for you.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:28 am

I picked up Far Cry for dirt cheap. But am waiting for Fallout 4 before I begin my dive into video game time wastage again

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:56 pm

Oh, I am DONE when Fallout 4 hits the street unless they fucked it up, somehow.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Shapecharge » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:43 pm

Hey deviants, I got an XBox One for my Burpday. I have for about the last 5 years strictly been a Call Of Doody on-line multi-player guy but some of their shit has worn on me particularly the shit they pulled with Advanced Warfare and the XBox 360. So what's the scoop on this Fall Out/Far Cry stuff...is it on-line play where you're zapping chubby pimply faced 12 year-olds or it's the actual game itself? I can be convinced to try something else.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:20 pm

Far Cry has online multi-player, but the single player campaign is the absolute tits and the core of the game.

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Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:02 pm

Fallout 4 is going to be great in about two years, when I pick it up for $5 in a Steam sale, after modders have patches out all the bugs.

Shape, are you looking for online manshoots or are you looking for a good single-player game? Or both?

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Shapecharge » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:48 pm

Bud, I have been primarily an on-line shooter guy but I'm willing to consider something different. The CoD developers, particularly this last one with Advanced Warfare just fucking offended me and all the other 360 players by putting out the game and letting it roll for awhile then did an update in May which kept me from earning any of the big rewards and allowed the 360 players to play only one game style (team deathmatch). When I started digging I discovered the 360 really can't support all of the on-line features of the game...but nowhere during the initial launch of the game did that get mentioned. I wouldn't have bought the fucking thing. So I'm in the mood to boycott these fuckers but they'll still sell 10 million copies of the next one.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:49 pm

I'll write more later but if you like online shooters but hate Activision, you should take a look at the Battlefield games, the most recent of which is BF 4 (ignore Battlefield Hardline, which is stupid).

The focus is more on large-scale "you are a soldier in a big army" fighting than small-scale "you are teh best specfor commando!" a la CoD, but it's still basically DARF's Nocturnal Emission: the video game.

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:45 pm

Kazuya Mishima wrote:
milosz wrote:Took me a few missions to get into this and to resist the standard FPS run and gun urges, but it's pretty damn good. Skipping all the cutscenes helps, though that's probably why I don't understand anything about the intro (nor do I care).
Yeah, the hour long survival horror intro is a pain, but once you hit Afghanistan the fun begins. The deeper I get into it, the better it gets.
Picked this up the other day. Just got to Afghanistan. If I hadn't (a) blown $60 on the game and (b) heard it gets better, I probably would've given up.

I mean: OK cool I'm in a hospital and I'm weak and oh there's a lady assassin oh dear now she's on fire and I guess I'm following this guy wow photorealistic asscrack and now the soviets are trying to kill me that seems unfortunate and now there's a lady but I guess she's also made of jetpacks and how much longer does this last and there's a guy who's made out of fire oh jesus christ idgaf and a whale made out of fire just ate a helicopter that's something I suppose fuck me it's not over yet oh and now there's a man on a horse and I'm shooting at the fire man even though the past fucking hour of the game just showed me over and over that shooting fireman doesn't do anything oh it's over yay.

All of that could've been boiled down to "you are a BAD DUDE go kill these OTHER DUDES."

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:53 pm

The first hour is a bullshit waste of time. That crawling on the floor shit.....

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Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Post by milosz » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:06 am

I didn't realize you could skip the cut scenes for most of that, it was fucking awful.

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