Tons of critics praised the gameplay mechanics of Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain and regarded it to be a vastly bigger and better game than Ground Zeroes. However, fans are worrying about the game because of prior reports that MGSV TPP will have lesser cutscenes than what fans have been accustomed to.
According to Gamingbolt, fans are worrying that the open world nature of MGS5 would de-emphasize the focus on the story and will necessitate grinding in order to progress. Konami Communty Manager Robert Peeler, however, reassured fans that MGS5 is not jeopardizing the quality of the story to make-up for new features:
?There are plenty of dramatic and amazing cutscenes throughout the game. You are also correct though that the open world design has created new ways to tell stories in the game, including breathtaking moments that are interwoven within the gameplay itself,? Peeler told Gamingbolt in an interview.
Dark And Taboo Themes Remain
MGS5: Ground Zeroes?stirred a bit of controversy with taboo themes such as prisoner torture, child militia, and also a gory scene where [spoilers] Paz?s stomach gets digged to remove the bomb in her body. Peeler said that The Phantom Pain would not be toning down the controversial and dark themes.
?The story resembles the tone and intrigue that was present in Ground Zeroes. Remember, this is a story of revenge where Snake, Kaz and their new crew of Diamond Dog mercenaries are eager to take back what they lost at the end of the events on Camp Omega,? Peeler told Gamingbolt.
If you haven?t played Ground Zeroes yet and are wondering what the fuss is about the taboo themes, you can see the Ground Zeroes red band trailer below. You can check (or skip) 1:45-2:19 to see a kid?s stomach getting digged to have the bomb removed in her body.
Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain will be released on September 1, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.