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.
I thought I was getting burned out on the Call of Duty franchise. Looks like they up’d their game just in time…
I fell in love with the Destiny Beta on Xbox 360. Due for release on 9/9/14. Finally a well done FPS with and MMO feel. Hopefully there will be plenty of end-game content and consistent updates to keep it fresh. I’ll be logging in and leveling up to find out, for sure.