Thoughts on Metal Gear Solid V

I finished Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain earlier today, it was a bit of a chore to get the “true” ending. Well okay, not really I was just more or less a bit tired of having to do a bunch of side-ops to get it to unlock. But now that I’m finished I’m going to share some of my thoughts on the game, I was going to make this spoiler free from the beginning, but to talk about what I want I can’t do that.

So if you don’t want anything spoiled don’t read past this.

Years later, Metal Gear Solid 3

I’ll be speaking pretty openly about this game and other games in the MGS series, have you not played them don’t read. Because you will get some things spoiled in this text.
It’s been about seven years since I first and last played Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, damn time sure flies… I say that a lot, but sometimes I feel like I have no track of time at all. At that time this was one of my favorite games, and absolutely my favorite of all the Metal Gear games. So how do I feel about it the game now after so many years?

I did not like the game as much as I once did, I didn’t find it as fun to play either. It looked great playing the HD version of the game, but for some reason I didn’t enjoy the game nearly as much as I did in the past. And my memory of the game was not very accurate at all. I can’t explain that really well, but its like I remembered a much more bigger and more epic game. Could be that I had other influences or whatever back then, or even now. Or Metal Gear Solid 4 that killed my interest in the franchise for me. I was so disappointed with that game, I was expecting so much and hopefully get some good answerers to some of the big stuff in the series…

Hey, hey! Where are you going!? Get back here! While those are some pretty negative stuff and thoughts from me, I didn’t say the game was bad. It’s just not as good as I remembered it.
I like the characters and bosses, they have a lot of character and the story is nice.
And I for one am a fan of Big Boss, or rather Naked Snake that he is known as in this game. I don’t know what I can say right now to show I don’t hate this game, but I don’t hate it. I’ve actually become more eager to play Peace Walker now, I want to see what happens there and hopefully see some of the events there that will lead Big Boss to becoming the major villain throughout the MGS series. But I’ll will take a break from the MGS games again, so it will be some time before I’ll play Peace Walker.

So all in all, I’m not a fan of the MGS series and MGS3 didn’t live up to my feelings I’ve had to the game in the past. It is by no means a bad game, I still like it a lot. And will play it again sometime in the future. And I’ll be getting Metal Gear Rising when that comes out, since it looks like a lot of fun to play. I am also hoping to get the energy to actually replay MGS4 someday, I want to see if my feeling have changed for that game. I might appreciate it more now than when it was new? Who knows, someday I’ll give it a second try.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Earlier today Konami revealed the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. This collection will feature reworked games such as, MGS2 Sons of Liberty, MGS3 Snake Eater and MGS Peace Walker. A shame the first one isn’t included, but me getting HD version of MGS3 is more than enough.

All the games in this collection will have trophies/achievements. And this collection will be released in November this year. Remember, “Take care of the box and the box will take care of you.”