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MGS5 : The Phantom Pain – IGN Review

IGN’s review of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain by Vince Ingenito. I couldn’t agree more.

The Phantom Pain is the kind of game I thought would never exist – one where every minute gameplay detail has true purpose. Its lack of story focus is sure to be divisive for the Metal Gear faithful, but the resulting emphasis on my story, my tales of Espionage Action, easily make it my favorite in the series. 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.

Grand Theft Auto V: Official Gameplay Video

I picked up GTAV on the first day of release. Like everyone else, I’d been anticipating it for years. It’s simply the best game in this genre…ever. There is so much to see and do and having the three different player perspectives opens up the world to three different play styles while staying in the same story. It’s just perfectly done. But even better…I can foresee so many possibilities for future addon’s and DLC’s. Not to mention multiplayer due out next month. It’s almost as if they’ve crafted an excellent “engine” to build future stories for years to come.