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#31 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3187 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:55 AM

From the few video review/gameplays I watched.. Pretty much everyone agrees that if you look at it as "Survive" and drop the Metal Gear part... it's a decent game. 

 

And also the reviewers.. were kinda pissed because Konami sent out codes for the game for reviews... and forgot to turn the servers on, which you need to save your character... oops.

 

I saw this last night and decided to grab it, got the code about 15 minutes after picking the game up. Since I've played about 10-15 minutes in the MG franchise (lifetime total) I don't have any connection that others do. I watched the gameplay and decided I liked the idea since I tend to like these types of games.

 

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As for the character slot thing.. I assume that there will be people that will want a single player save slot, and an online save slot.. 



#32 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6111 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:17 AM

I've never read a thread so full of people being salty over not being able to understand the intricate story of the greatest game series of all time before.

First time for everything, I guess.


I would actually argue that V undermined quite a bit of the story established in the first 4 games, as it exists with a missing third act. Rather than diving deeper into the Big Boss mythos we got a bunch of misdirection and a significant story gap with Solid and Liquid being left as kids. V is the equivalent of Boba Fett in the Star Wars prequels ... it could have been awesome but instead it shows everything but what you actually wanted to see.

#33 ritchardf  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:48 AM

Question

 

If I return the copy I ordered, what happens to the gift card?

 

I haven't used it yet. I just don't want to be charged.

you get the gift card free! then you can use it to order another copy of the game, cancel that, and have 2 gift cards!



#34 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6857 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:50 AM

Kojima is overrated ... this game isn’t as bad as some people are making it sound. I liked MGS ... didn’t love MGS II, IV aged poorly and V was unfinished ... This game isn’t amazing but it’s somewhat fun and decent for the price.


Don’t you have to pay real money to create a new character? Yeah, this game is trash

#35 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6111 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:25 AM

Why does everyone suddenly need multiple characters at the same time? And no ... I don’t really care or need to know why. Oh and just to piss off the people hating on the game, I read that it’s actually canon by the end of the single player mode 😉

#36 JCDogg911   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:55 AM

Is this online, or is it in store also? 



#37 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:23 AM

Is this online, or is it in store also? 

In-store also



#38 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3886 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

So any other company would be fine with letting an employee have unlimited resources, time, money, and complete free reign over a project and not fire them when they have had very little to show for all that. Get real.

 

I love Kojima when he gets things right, and it really blows that V is pretty unfinished, but a lot of it really does fall on him for how it turned out. The game was announced eons ago, spent all that time developing a fucking engine for it, and he ended up completely mismanaging time and money on things that weren't exactly game essential (Kiefer/Joosten.) Working conditions at Konami did seem pretty shit, but it's pretty much on par with how a majority of entertainment studios run their companies in Japan. 

 

I personally won't be getting this game. Not for some blind allegiance to Kojima or a hatred of Konami, but because it seems pretty underwhelming and feels like some sort of DLC mode that could've been added to MGSV multiplayer. Don't blame Konami for putting this out, though. They made a massive investment on MGSV and to have all those resources sitting there unused would be pretty dumb from a business standpoint. 



#39 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4863 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

Not defending Konami but will you even need to make a new character? Are there different classes that you can only select on a fresh character?

For people that want to start completely fresh again I guess, but otherwise no point since SP/MP both share progression. It also takes awhile to become properly "MP ready."

 

As for classes, there are four in the game and you are free to switch between any one of them at will. 



#40 Stridix   IT"S OVER 9000!!! CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 02:22 PM

Considering it $10 for a 2nd save character slot...probably need to be $20 off instead.



#41 midloo   User No. 2 CAGiversary!   2164 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 02:39 PM

It's too bad this game is getting dumped on by folks who won't even give it a chance.  I'm loving it.  It takes some time to reveal itself, but this is a unique, and uncompromising survival game. 



#42 john718   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:52 PM

Here is a $10.00 gift card from Best buy as compensation from the $10.00 you would have to spend in game costs when you get to create another character.

No thank you Konami, I would like to keep my games cost efficient.

#43 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3732 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

For people that want to start completely fresh again I guess, but otherwise no point since SP/MP both share progression. It also takes awhile to become properly "MP ready."

 

As for classes, there are four in the game and you are free to switch between any one of them at will. 

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Doubt I'll need to worry about another character slot then if I end up getting the game.



#44 dsman3717   Saber is Life CAGiversary!   723 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:55 PM

For some reason the game only showed as In Store Pickup when I originally pre-ordered it.

 

So once I picked it up, I got an email that the e-gift card was available.

 

Honestly, the game is pretty decent for me. The whole 'survival' aspect is fun and engaging.

 

Of course, the whole treatment of Kojima by Konami was pretty horrible, but I won't let that stop me from enjoying a decent game.



#45 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3813 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:39 PM

Sounds like $7.99 on Black Friday.

#46 Brendan_Frye   all five senses CAGiversary!   1311 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:44 AM

Why does everyone suddenly need multiple characters at the same time? And no ... I don’t really care or need to know why. Oh and just to piss off the people hating on the game, I read that it’s actually canon by the end of the single player mode


Dude, so not the f&$%ing point, and you know it.

#47 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2863 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:49 AM

I would actually argue that V undermined quite a bit of the story established in the first 4 games, as it exists with a missing third act. Rather than diving deeper into the Big Boss mythos we got a bunch of misdirection and a significant story gap with Solid and Liquid being left as kids. V is the equivalent of Boba Fett in the Star Wars prequels ... it could have been awesome but instead it shows everything but what you actually wanted to see.

V is just a side-story. It's a "Metal Gear Gaiden". That's why it's specifically not titled Metal Gear Solid 5.



#48 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6111 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:04 AM

V is just a side-story. It's a "Metal Gear Gaiden". That's why it's specifically not titled Metal Gear Solid 5.

Shame Kojima spent his final budget and time with Konami on a ‘side story’ ... V is 5 so I’m not sure I buy the whole argument. Regardless, they could have focused on a modern, direct prequel to MGS that would have been far more interesting.

And the save thing doesn’t bother me in the least, it would bother me if it was $10 to save ... it’s only if you want a second character, which for my needs is unnecessary. As others pointed out, that’s been a standard with MGO from the start.

#49 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:18 AM

Kojima is overrated ... this game isn’t as bad as some people are making it sound. I liked MGS ... didn’t love MGS II, IV aged poorly and V was unfinished ... This game isn’t amazing but it’s somewhat fun and decent for the price.

 

 

I would actually argue that V undermined quite a bit of the story established in the first 4 games, as it exists with a missing third act. Rather than diving deeper into the Big Boss mythos we got a bunch of misdirection and a significant story gap with Solid and Liquid being left as kids. V is the equivalent of Boba Fett in the Star Wars prequels ... it could have been awesome but instead it shows everything but what you actually wanted to see.

 

 

Why does everyone suddenly need multiple characters at the same time? And no ... I don’t really care or need to know why. Oh and just to piss off the people hating on the game, I read that it’s actually canon by the end of the single player mode

 

 

Shame Kojima spent his final budget and time with Konami on a ‘side story’ ... V is 5 so I’m not sure I buy the whole argument. Regardless, they could have focused on a modern, direct prequel to MGS that would have been far more interesting.

And the save thing doesn’t bother me in the least, it would bother me if it was $10 to save ... it’s only if you want a second character, which for my needs is unnecessary. As others pointed out, that’s been a standard with MGO from the start.

Hey, buddy, bit of advice. If you're going to shill for Konami, don't make it so transparent, you fucking bastard. The posts in bold are some of the biggest piles of dooky I've ever seen. If you keep this up, Konami will dock your pay!



#50 runthejewels  

runthejewels

Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:27 AM

Bunch of people whining about the cost of a second character when they were never going to make a second character.

#51 WWF   Yours Forever Faithfully Silenced   1117 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:40 AM

Sounds like $7.99 on Black Friday.


Or a free weekend rental now as it trades into GS for roughly the same $22.50 it costs after the gift card.

#52 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   4019 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:44 AM

Bunch of people whining about the cost of a second character when they were never going to make a second character.


You see, it's the principle of the whole thing. There's principalities in this.

#53 runthejewels  

runthejewels

Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:03 AM

You see, it's the principle of the whole thing. There's principalities in this.


Oh yes, I forgot how principled these people are.

#54 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6111 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:50 AM

Hey, buddy, bit of advice. If you're going to shill for Konami, don't make it so transparent, you fucking bastard. The posts in bold are some of the biggest piles of dooky I've ever seen. If you keep this up, Konami will dock your pay!


Yeah man, not like I’ve been on this site for years and might actually have an opinion that isn’t based on hype for a series and creator that went off the rails in the last game 🙄.

#55 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2863 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:14 PM

Shame Kojima spent his final budget and time with Konami on a ‘side story’ ... V is 5 so I’m not sure I buy the whole argument. Regardless, they could have focused on a modern, direct prequel to MGS that would have been far more interesting.

Peace Walker was originally 5, they changed the title because Konami didn't want a PSP-only game to be a full sequel. It's much more relevant to the plot overall than V is.

 

V was meant to be a test run for the Fox engine and afterward Kojima would continue with the next actual Metal Gear game, but now that will never happen, so whatever.



#56 Woocls   Grumpy Old Gamer CAGiversary!   1225 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:04 PM

So you can change character classes and everything and everything is accessed without loot boxes and nonsense but you're going to complain about a paid feature nobody would have given a shit about if it weren't offered in the first place.

#57 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

this game is going to be $10 in two months. And considering the amout of effort that went into it (this is the biggest case of asset flipping even in comparison to Steam Greenlight lol), at $10 they will still make good profit margins.



#58 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3187 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

What I’m seeing here, a bunch of complaints about extra characters, and Konami/Kojima.

No bashing of the gameplay itself. Speaks volumes.

#59 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2863 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:04 PM

this game is going to be $10 in two months. And considering the amout of effort that went into it (this is the biggest case of asset flipping even in comparison to Steam Greenlight lol), at $10 they will still make good profit margins.

The best example of that is how the chunks Mother Base have a Diamond Dogs logo instead of MSF, because they're literally just reusing the model from MGSV. I saw that in the beta and had a good laff.

 

What I’m seeing here, a bunch of complaints about extra characters, and Konami/Kojima.

No bashing of the gameplay itself. Speaks volumes.

Okay: The gameplay sucks shit too. Hunger and thirst decay bewilderingly quickly, melee combat is awful and you're stuck with that for a very long time, the map system is a mess, etc. Better?



#60 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5847 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:18 PM

The best example of that is how the chunks Mother Base have a Diamond Dogs logo instead of MSF, because they're literally just reusing the model from MGSV. I saw that in the beta and had a good laff.

Okay: The gameplay sucks shit too. Hunger and thirst decay bewilderingly quickly, melee combat is awful and you're stuck with that for a very long time, the map system is a mess, etc. Better?

The gameplay is great. You need to "prep" your attacks and know how each weapon handles a la Monster Hunter. Just like in MH, it's easier to think of each weapon as a character class instead of just a weapon. You need to unlock skills to handle crowds.

The map system is the same as Phantom Pain except with the stark exception of being completely unusable in the Dust. Well, that and you have to manually mark the map to remember what resources are where. You're right about thirst and hunger depleting too quickly, though. I laughed out loud when I saw an empty bottle as a login reward. There's plenty of dirty water to drink, but even a little bit more clean water would help immensely.