Considered a Swan Song for Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain would be a fitting closure for the long running game franchise.
Just a few days before the game release, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is getting a lot of positive reviews from the different game journalists around the world wide web with a surprisingly perfect score to some publications, as many felt that this may be the final game to be developed by Hideo Kojima after with the controversies inside Konami. Even Metacritic gave Metal Gear Solid 5 a 95 out of 100 score.
We gathered some of the reviews from other gaming websites in this little compilation along with a short summary of each publication?s verdict and see if all have the same boat with Phantom Pain as Kojima has claimed it to be the Missing Link to the Big Boss saga.
There has never been a game in the series with such depth to its gameplay, or so much volume in content. The best elements from the past games are here, and the new open-world gameplay adds more to love on top. When it comes to storytelling, there has never been a Metal Gear game that’s so consistent in tone, daring in subject matter, and so captivating in presentation.
There have certainly been sandbox action games that have given me a bigger world to roam, or more little icons to chase on my minimap, but none have pushed me to plan, adapt, and improvise the way this one does. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain doesn?t just respect my intelligence as a player, it expects it of me, putting it in a league that few others occupy.
An open world, a customizable base, a variable mission structure ? these are not traditional aspects of Metal Gear, but they are what makes The Phantom Pain such an exceptional game. The gameplay, storytelling, and protagonists in Metal Gear may shift with each new installment, but Kojima?s ability to surprise and enthrall gamers remains unchanged.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain feels like a simultaneous celebration of the series, and a decidedly new chapter. It’s equal parts tough and flashy, and it’s fitting that if this is Kojima’s last Metal Gear, he goes out on a high note.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on September 1, 2015