Some new MGSV info: healing spray, length and footprints

A while ago Konami organized a Boot Camp where international press got a chance to play Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Spanish gaming magazine Hobby Consolas was there as well, and there some new bits of information can be found in their cover story.

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  • According to the article, health regeneration is only for minor damage. When sustaining severe damage, the player will have to use a healing spray.
  • The writer doesn’t feel Ground Zeroes is short, they think an average player can easily put 8-10 hours into the game. The best player at Kojima Productions spent more than 100 hours discovering all secrets.
  • Among the features of the iDroid app is the ability to see where other players have been detected on the map.
  • They point out the Fox Engine looks ‘simply spectacular’, with the best facial animation in the industry, and body animations reacting to where bullets hit.
  • Snake leaves footprints in the mud, which can be spotted by guards. This is just one of the things that adds to the difficulty, other things include better fields of visions for guards, randomized patrol routes and search lights; there are many things that can give your position away.

Source: Hobby Consolas, via MGS.be

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  • Cartmangus

    “Snake leaves footprints in the mud” Good to hear they added that, in all gameplay vids so far I’ve noticed that he didn’t leave any when walking around and it seemed like a pretty big detail to leave out in a Metal Gear title.

  • Cyberlum

    I know I will be spending more than 10 hours with this game. All features sound great.

  • Golgari

    “Kojima Productions spent more than 100 hours discovering all secrets”

    100 hours? OMG. No life for me :D Can’t wait.

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Two things might be the case here:
      1) They exaggerate

      2) That player is a huge MGS fan and a perfectionist.(So am l)

      • Nyxus

        Maybe that includes getting all ranks / titles, etc. Still seems strangely high, but it’s what they’re saying. Or the magazine made a mistake.

        • Janeo

          Could be a mistake I mean we know this game will have lots and lots of play time but 100 hours seems a bit much

        • ObsessedGeorge

          I’ve been playing Borderlands 2 for about 1,5 month now and l have a total of 87 hours of gameplay time. I’m currently on my 2nd playthrough, and this game has a LOT of things to keep you busy. I doupt that GZ has so much content. Though, l don’t doupt that a player has spent so many hours on it.

  • Metal Gear Informer Fan

    Good news! I hope we can also walk into these tents in camp omega where the soldiers are captured and rescue them

  • Janeo

    Are there still many people complaining about that length now I mean we have been told by every person that has played the game that it’s great we know there are many side missions and even if you rush through them all you will get maybe 5 hours of gameplay anyway, konami even dropped the price and now we can apparently spend over 100 hours finding secrets so I really hope I don’t hear people complaining about this game anymore

  • Caniad Bach

    Whos footprints are these?!

    • NotSoSolidSnake

      Shut up Akiba

  • Bob Faget

    How come none of the gameplay trailers showed footprints, then?

    • Batzi

      Old build. Remember the last gameplay footage was from TGS. A lot changed since.

      • ObsessedGeorge

        How come Kojima didn’t tweet about it?

        • Batzi

          He is not going to tweet that he added footprints. It is up to the reviewer or the media to mention the small details which they usually do. Alot of things changed in terms of graphics and one big improvement is the removal of the blue and orange filters.

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Yeah, l agree. Even though he tweeted about Snake’s cassete player.

  • PrinceHeir

    “According to the article, health regeneration is only for minor damage. When sustaining severe damage, the player will have to use a healing spray.”

    Lol this reminds me of Resident Evil XD

    “The writer doesn’t feel Ground Zeroes is short, they think an average player can easily put 8-10 hours into the game. The best player at Kojima Productions spent more than 100 hours discovering all secrets.”

    Damn!! I wish i was invited on the boot camp! I already have alot of things i wanted to try out and test the physics and gameplay addition of the game.

    “Among the features of the iDroid app is the ability to see where other players have been detected on the map.”

    Nice, but will not use it until i finished the whole thing.

    “They point out the Fox Engine looks ‘simply spectacular’, with the best facial animation in the industry, and body animations reacting to where bullets hit.”

    Debatable, I’m sure Phantom Pain will top this, unless they changed the engine drastically.

    “Snake leaves footprints in the mud, which can be spotted by guards. This is just one of the things that adds to the difficulty, other things include better fields of visions for guards, randomized patrol routes and search lights; there are many things that can give your position away.”

    Come on this was in previous MGS games only in much improve form! Though they really need to improve the AI. I love how in MGS1 if the guard finishes it’s search, he actually runs back to his post instead of walking slowly.

    What about smell? Like if Snake is smell of cigars, gunpowder and the like, Dogs will be able to detect and discover him if he’s not careful.

    I’m also curious about the sound, i remember they talk about every bullet has this recoil thingy(so no more abuse auto aim BS from the past games) speaking of auto aim, is it there as well? I don’t mind aim assist like in Peace Walker.

    Ahh soo many things i want to try out about the game, but it’s a shame i already have two gigantic LE orders of FFX | X-2 HD Remaster and Drakengard 3, so i need to save some money :(

    • Kenshi Ryden

      In one of the gameplay videos (possibly that first big E3 reveal), we can see the player using aim assist just like from Peace Walker :)

  • whatinthe

    I like the fact that there isn’t full health regeneration, but I’d rather prefer the traditional ration rather than a healing spray

    • Nekkedsnake

      exactly!! what do they think this is, RESIDENT EVIL?? haha. Next thing you know Capcom announces a new RE game with the ability to heal one’s self with, guess what, a ration…, haha

    • Anonymous X

      Me too. Regeneration is a negative for me.

  • Ben Wilson

    “Snake leaves footprints in the mud, which can be spotted by guards. ”
    Who’s footprints are these?!

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Guard: “What? Puma shoes footprints? But we all wear boots in here… WHO’S FOOTPRINTS ARE THESE?!”

  • Kj Kim

    Very interesting, foot print can be spotted by enemy lol

  • XIFF-5

    I guess who finished it in 2 hours was like…. RUN N SHOOT, RUN N SHOOT!!!!

    • Anon

      Nope. They’ve said that speed runners can beat the game in 5 minutes. It takes 2 hours playing regularly. If you read the article, it says they think an average gamer can put 8-10 hours into the game. This means replaying the game and searching around for stuff.

      • Chibi Corleone

        Let’s be honest, there’s not a single asshole that would finish the game so fast without purpose.

        • Anon

          When I get the game, I plan on playing through the storyline and that’s it. That’s all I have done for the past MGS games. I enjoyed them, but I saw no purpose to go back and try to find all of these extra collectibles. I just don’t care about them. And why would I replay a story driven game? That’s all MGS games are to me, story driven games. So I’ll do what I have to for the storyline. After I get the story, I’m moving on. If it takes me 2 hours to get the full story, then I am not paying $30.

  • Anonymous X

    Now I’m hyped.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Healing spray? ok, that’s a little over the top, but alright, at least it’s better than using med kits in others games. the footprints part is gonna prove to be a nervewracking element on my first playthrough unless I can confuse the guards into thinking I made no traversal at all, LOL.

  • Kevin Kerr Music

    Finally made an account here! (Me from twitter Nyxus xD)
    Love this site! First thing I check every time I get connected to internet =)

    I can get on board with the healing spray, still wish we didn’t have regen health but, atleast it is limited!

    Footprints are a must for metal gear.

    • Nyxus

      Welcome!

      To be fair regenerating health has been in MGS for a while now, but in a limited form.

      • Kevin Kerr Music

        Yeah, I’m fine with how it was before. It was more of a… “if you get a chance, you can lay here for a good few minutes and heal”. But it was never really relied upon.

        Its mainly the whole.. No health bar thats bothered me, I understand it makes it tidier but.. blah. I’d rather have it. I know i’ll love the game none the less.

        But on a side note.
        Im REALLY curious as to how this will affect MGO3.

        When I played MGO2, the health/psyche bar played a HUGE role in strategy.

        For example.. “I just hit him with the shot gun, that took off exactly half of his health. He should have no more than half a health bar now”

        And I was a CQC nut on MGO. So knowing the bars and the damage I was doing/taking was the most important part of the strategy.

        • Nyxus

          We know next to nothing about the new MGO, I’m not sure when they will give some details. Personally I never really played the previous online games.

          • Kevin Kerr Music

            Speaking of which I wish theyd give us some more info on MGO3!

            But still, they can’t alter the online play too much from offline play. It will generally need to be the same/very similar.

            And I doubt they will add a whole new health bar to it for online.
            I can wish though… Il just stick something to my screen.. xP

          • glitchbomb

            MGO2 was the very first time I felt compelled to play a game online with strangers. I loved it so much! I quickly became addicted and have never had the same feeling from any other online games/modes. I cannot wait for the next installation of MGO!!
            When it comes out, I wouldn’t mind sharing PSN names with you guys so we can kick ass together. Out of all the MGS sites I look at on a daily basis, this one is quickly becomming the best. It may not be the biggest, but is my favorite.

            (Although, I am curious why you decided to change the post like/dislike system)

          • Nyxus

            Change what? :P

          • glitchbomb

            Uh huh!!
            I’m onto you!

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  • Batzi
    • Nyxus

      Thank you!

  • Chibi Corleone

    Well i spent almost 100 hours playing Peace Walker. I know that this new MGS is different, although they may have the same lenght.
    My dick is rock hard with every fucking update of the game.