New batch of MGSV impressions from the European press

Earlier this week several journalists attending the Metal Gear Solid V Preview Event got to talk about their impressions, sharing their enthusiasm with their readers. Now, it’s time for the European media outlets to let us know what they think. After having played the game extensively in the LA studio, they were allowed to tweet for one hour, after which the embargo until June 9 went up again.

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Matthew Castle (Official Xbox Magazine)

So! Have spent 7 hours with The Phantom Pain. And here’s what I’m up to…

Current mission involves helping rebel militia by blowing up Soviet vehicles on route to suppress their activities. Really good example of ‘open world’ stealth as you have a large region in which to ambush the vehicles.

iDroid map tracks tanks’ journey, to help plan attack. Pumping manpower into Mother Base Intel team improves map details too. Mission recommended missiles, but I’ve not invested in those yet – going sneaky with C4 traps instead. Takes a lot of C4 to take out tanks – learn the hard way when I disable the wheels and the turret continues to pummel me. Also! Easy to run out of C4, so need to order supply drops. Feel like a real pro until I drop supply crate on Big Boss’ head.

Mission throws in bonus objectives – free a political prisoner being transported, or ambush an arms truck for rocket launcher. Snipe out truck driver (the weapon feels great, by the way) and steal his truck to reach distant tanks. But! Manage to drive tank off cliff. Guard below sees me, so game enters slow-mo reflex mode as I fall. Thelma and Louise moment.

Decide to stick to trusty D-Horse for future runs. Have upgraded its armour so now wears a riot shield on its face. Hardcore.

Tonally, this mission is played quite straight – but have no fear, the game does feature full-on Kojima madness, too. My favourite part? You can steal tapes of 80s pop songs and play them mid-mission as your own soundtrack. Blowing up tanks to The Man Who Sold the World is pretty spectacular. I also upgraded my iDroid so I can play music out loud [through the speakers] – not great for stealthy runs, but good for dramatic entrance.

Lastly, someone asked wether he thinks the game has the potential to be Game of the Year, to which he replied: “It’s properly amazing, yeah.”

Antonio Fucito (Multiplayer.it)

I’ve played Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online for the first time for 10 hours, I’ll talk about one mission. I’ll tell you about the sixth mission, set in Afghanistan.

Before the mission it’s possible to select initial equipment, with two primary weapons, two secondary, gadgets. Also, Snake’s uniforms, the companion and his equipment (in this case, the horse).

When the mission starts, it’s presented like a film, with the cast, the important protagonists and the guest stars.

Besides accessing them from the helicopter and Mother Base, you can stay on the map and take on the missions and side missions in order.

I’m playing as Venom Snake, you will understand the reason why he is no longer Naked Snake at the beginning of the game. He is Big Boss, in any case.

As soon as you’re on the map, you’re joined by the horse, which controls with square to run and the analoge stick for direction. With x it’s possible to position yourself on the left or right side of the horse to avoid detection, and of course it’s possible to use weapons while riding.

With the touch pad, the lower left side uses the iDroid, and from here you can see the map, select markers (also multiple). But also ask support from Mother Base, call the helicopter, etc. With R1, you use the binoculars with multiple levels of zoom. It’s vital for marking enemies and getting an idea of what awaits you.

When the mission starts you can choose the hour of departure, night, 6 or 18.

In mission 6 you had to recover an particularly important missile launcher and there are various optional submissions.

The Afghan map seems to be decisively large, made up of sections but while flying it’s possible to explore it without exiting or loading. On your way to the destination there are always outposts to capture or materials to obtain. The materials are obviously for all the personalizing and upgrades in the game. For example, in mission 6 I’ve upgraded the Fulton system, now aside from persons I can also send heavier things to the base.

In the options it is possible to select from two control systems: FPS type or tactical type. […] I have chosen tactical, with R2 being CQC, with L2 + R2 aim and shoot, with x you go into crouch or lie on the ground. The primary and secondary weapons, the objects and the support gadgets you use with the d-pad. In the first two cases, two per button maximum.

There are many possible approaches, some parts I have done completely stealthy, others in combat, but these are harder. Playing stealth gives lots of satisfaction, because you manage to explore, hit your targets and recover objects in a clean way. It’s important to explore the outposts before your objective, there are blueprints, diamonds, cassette tapes to collect.

You can turn off auto-aim in the options, as well as Reflex Mode.

In mission 6 things were tougher since there’s an enemy helicopter. I have therefor started to run and hide in a valley, and at this point I came across a camp based in the rocks. After having eliminated almost everyone, I recovered the rocket launcher and called a helicopter, but when I came out it was foggy and the Skulls have appeared, aggressive enemies which I could only eliminate using the launcher. Very cool aesthetically and definitely part of the story, graphically the game is very fluent most of the time. The map and environments are much bigger than Ground Zeroes, improvements here and there, beautiful light sources. To me the code seems near finished, probably these 2,5 months are for polishing and testing the online.

Regarding Kojima, Konami said they will provide clarity soon. In the game however, he is present everywhere, from the titles to the posters. [This tweet has been deleted at Konami’s request]

Francesco Fossetti (ExtraEye.it)

I’ve played MGSV for 10 hours, impressive for its scale and inspiration. However, I can only talk about one mission today.

Tenth mission in Afghanistan. The environment is immeasurable, it really is stealth meets free roaming. The connection with Mother Base is very important. Before going into action, it’s better to develop the right equipment. Management of Mother Base is like an incredibly improved version of Peace Walker and Portable Ops.

The excellent stealth mechanics of Ground Zeroes feel very at home in the open world of The Phantom Pain.

Every mission comes with optional side ops, which can be discovered by interrogating guards and exploring the area.

It’s possible to develop an impressive number of weapons, including upgrades for the arm that work as perks.

The approach of missions can change a lot, depending on the hour of the day and the equipment. Great sense of freedom.

The stealth approach is encouraged a lot. If you’re discovered the alerts are dangerous and very long, and your score will be affected.

The missions are modular, with diverse objectives, in localized areas of the immense game map.

My current mission is to infiltrate a base and find Emmerich. But they tell me, there’s a sniper named Quiet!

You can really notice the level design in the most important missions. Always inspired, atmospheric, and extremely calculated.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is undoubtedly a game carrying Kojima’s signature. It’s full of his brilliant and genius ideas.

Work on the accompanying music is enormous. Positional audio, enveloping soundtrack that adapts to the pace of the game.

Binoculars are fundamental to study approach strategies and guards in outposts.

Depending on your actions you may lose heroism! Keeping a low profile is crucial for making a good impression.

The alternation between infiltration and action is very fast, the pace well maintained. Obviously it’s the stealth that gives more satisfaction.

Sometimes a sandstorm reduces visibility, making infiltration easier.

Before going on a mission you can choose a buddy! The horse or wolf?

There are secondary missions you can have Diamond Dogs members to complete [like Outer Ops in Peace Walker]

At three months before launch the code of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is clean. Smooth 60FPS except for a few cases.

Excellent in the technical department. The top is the management of light sources.

Some surface effects have less texture than Ground Zeroes. But with an environment that is 10 times bigger!

The super soldiers of the Skull squad are tough, they jump from every direction and seem very aggressive!

Came into conflict with Quiet among splendid ravines. Beautiful: a boss fight integrated into open world progression. Tension at the highest levels. Kojima has a passion for snipers.

He also answered some questions through Twitter:

Is it a technical improvement over GZ?
“Some texture effects are not as good, but environments immensely more wide!”

What is not as good?
“Just surface effects of certain textures, bump map type. But the code isn’t final!”

Was it the PS4 version? Is it at the level of the E3 trailer?
“PS4 version. I’d have to rewatch the trailer but the quality is really high!”

Does it run at 60FPS?
“All 60. Dips almost absent, really sporadic and mostly during cut scenes.”

How deep is the MB customization system?
“Very deep, well implemented even if initially not too intuitive. You can build bridges, place weapons and create divisions of soldiers with specific tasks who can help you during missions (recon, gadget development).”

Can you request an intervention of a squad of soldiers from Mother Base, or just support helicopters?
“For now support. Recon, supply drop, bombings.”

Has the ‘open’ approach to boss fights convinced you, or do you lose something?
“The first I have encountered! And it’s beautiful!”

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The Arab Gamer

Okay, so I’m on a main mission where I need to acquire a weapon called “the honey bee” from the Russian army in Afghanistan.

There’s lots of different ways to approach the mission. For example I could storm in the base and go Rambo style or gain Intel. Gaining Intel I could find exactly where the weapon is kept and then figure a sneakier approach as opposed to running around.

I ran into some tanks. I need to take care of it. Looks like I’ll need to recruit some engineers to build a rocket. There’s so much to upgrade from idroid to your binoculars. I upgraded my binoculars to identify soldier skills from a distance. I then managed my staff properly to build better “herbal medicine” and rockets, because that’s how I roll.

I finally found the weapon and something incredible happened after (MGS fans will love this). Really wish I could tell you all. After finishing the mission all I could say is wow. It’s one of those games that people will keep playing for hours. The game doesn’t follow your conventional MGS formula. It’s new and fresh and I’m sure newcomers will love it.

The attention to detail is incredible: the day light effecting your vision, wild life, and 80s music. I freaking love this.

Samuel Hubner Casado

Last day @ Konami Los Angeles Studio. Got 30 minutes to tweet about the mission I’m on in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Game’s massive. And gorgeous. The mission I’m on, the 6th, reminded me of Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade in terms of locale. This sixth mission offers as much freedom and stuff to do as the entirety of Ground Zeroes. Truly GOTY material.

Arrived at a temple carved into a mountain on a horse that’s pimped with camo-armor. The moonlight makes me look like Zorro. I spent most of the 1st hour of the mission gathering medicinal plants and hunting birds. Yeah, you can do that. And it’s ace.

Fan of David Lynch? Yeah, you’ll enjoy playing what I’m playing now.

OK, one last thing: if a certain MGS1’s villain’s mindfuckery was your thing, then The Phantom Pain will be right up your alley.

Nacho Ortiz (MeriStation)

I’ve reached level 20 in Mother Base just to develop that Solid Snake infiltration suit [talking about the Sneaking Suit]. :’)

I’ve completed 12 primary missions and 6 secondary missions. Narrative is episodic like a TV show.

Big Boss’ prosthetic arm can be leveled up. You add duration to reflex, stun, a rocket, explosives or sonar.

The prologue, the attack of Cypher on the hospital and Big Boss and the escape is brutal: stress, confusion, surprises and astonishing graphics.

Until now, the most powerful weapon is some guided missile prototype: Honey Bee. It’s key in certain combat.

I can only select Snake to play right now. Is Ocelot playable? Quiet maybe? I don’t know yet what Kojima is saving for us. 😉

Yesterday I went crazy repeating missions and leaving unconscious enemies to recruit them with Fulton and level up Mother Base.

Álvaro Alonso (Hobby Consolas)

I’ve been sneaky, I’ve been Rambo, I’ve messed around with every weapon and gadget… And still I’m feeling like I am only scratching the surface.

World is gigantic, infinite options… And Big Boss is more Big Boss than ever.

In my last mission, a little puppy approached me, barking a lot. Now he is in MB and soon he will be a Diamond Dog.

Oh but not every puppy is adorable… A damn bear finished me faster than one says “lalilulelo”…

Official PlayStation Magazine UK

We have a very stealthy surprise for you. We’re currently at Konami LA playing ‪MGSV‬ and have 30 minutes to share our thoughts. Right now, we’re seven hours into the game and can talk about our current mission, which we’ll call ‘Mission 7’. Cryptic…

So, let’s talk Mission 7. Here’s an interesting fact – we’re doing this one AFTER mission 10. Goodbye linear mission orders. Our objective is to eliminate three Platoon commanders who are meeting in a small town surrounded by guards.

Our loadout includes a silenced AM MRS-4 assault rifle, a RENOV-ICKX sniper rifle, the WU S.Pistol for tranq darts, and C4… By the way, the loadout is totally our call. Want to take nowt but rockets (provided you’ve researched them?) and ‘nades? Sure!

So, three targets and total freedom on how to approach. One target is already at the location, but the other two are en route.

Thanks to our Intel team, their expected routes are on the iDroid map. So we pick our heli drop off point far to the south and plant some C4 in the expected path of one jeep. Boom, one target down, and the base infiltration gets a lot easier.

The action is so good that it’s always a temptation to go in loud. And there are gun emplacements everywhere to tempt you… But we’re old school, so we choose to be quiet. We picked the mission start time at night, so it’s dark. That gives us the edge.

TPP is ALL about gathering intel to press forward. By systematically interrogating guards we uncover the meeting room.

Every small town feels like classic MGS setup, with multiple infiltration points and routes.

OPM UK also answered some questions through Twitter:

How excited are you for the game?
“VERY!”

Does it [non-linear missions] make the story hard to follow?
“Not really. Each mission has its own contained story but the overarching lore has its… moments. We’ll say no more!”

References to MGR or a hint that Raiden is in the game?
“Nope!”

Panthaa (Jeuxvideo)

For your information I am on PS4 and my current mission consists of escaping a cave base with a rather special weapon.

It’s clear that the game is beautiful, there is still a bit of clipping and aliasing. It remains fluid and well done.

GamePro Germany

We are now playing MGSV at the MGSV Preview. First impressions: lots to do, deeply integrated Mother Base mechanic.

The opening sequence of MGSV alone is once again classic Kojima. Cinematically presented and quite a number of WTF moments.

The embargo ends on June 9th, and a week after, on June 16th, we’ll hear more about the media’s experiences with the new Metal Gear Online.

Big thanks to Raymondius for the Spanish translations!

Source: Matthew Castle Twitter, Matthew Pellett TwitterAntonio Fucito Twitter, Francesco Fossetti Twitter, The Arab Gamer TwitterKonami France, Nacho Ortiz TwitterÁlvaro Alonso Twitter, GamePro Germany Twitter, OPM UK Twitter, Panthaa TwitterYong

  • I think I’m gonna stop reading MGS articles… my hype is just increasing, I’m gonna explode soon

    • Gatsu

      Stopping is impossible ;)…

      • Haha true. I feel like this guy was teasing that Big Boss is going to have a prosthetic arm in MGS V o_o

        • Or in reality: Vladimir Zadornov.

      • Icycool

        I know right.Cant wait to get into bigboss’ shoes. On the side note. My two years of life starting from next Tuesday. I will be supremely busy. Witcher 3, Arkham Knight and TPP.

    • Ninja_Se7eN

      Go read a Konami Press Release, that’ll kill the hype instantly.

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      What is this meme called? I see it all the time with Doomguy, etc and I can not remember for the life of me what the template is called.

      • Should be Feels Guy and if you have seen the frog they call him Pepe i think

        • OK, thanks.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            For some reason another site thinks it’s funny to show my inbox for my global account, this one. Sorry about that.

          • I’ve seen somewhere that there is a Pepe camo in MGS 3 (Mod?)

          • It’s a feature on MGS3 for the Nintendo 3DS, you can take a pic of anything and use as your camo ingame.

          • Ah ok sounds cool

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          Nvm, googled both of them and it’s neither.

          • Are you sure? You were talking about *Kaz’ face right?

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Kaz is Feels Guy, yes. I was referring to Boss himself.

      • Darryl
        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          Thank you so, so much. Wish I could give more upvotes.

    • Jon Givens

      All this hype. agh can’t breath

  • Gatsu

    Jesus christ I can imagine how AMAZING it is to be able to play this already… Upgrading MB and using the items on your mission will kick ass. I’m getting so hyped for reading such praises of their gameplay, graphics, MB, hunting animals etc omg …

    And this is so awesome: “You can steal tapes of 80s pop songs and play them mid-mission as your own soundtrack. Blowing up tanks to The Man Who Sold the World is pretty spectacular. I also upgraded my iDroid so I can play music out loud – not great for stealthy runs, but good for dramatic entrance.”

    OOOH YEAH 😀 !

    But really, I’m at loss of words what to write when reading this…it feels to be such an epic game. A kind of masterpiece game industry hasn’t seen yet. So MUCH things to do and see.

    Btw I was so focused on reading the other tweets that I totally missed the image lol:
    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/MGSV-Media-Event-LA.jpg

    Awesome to see the main menu screen finally, I was wondering how it looks. Works as our long desired chopper photo too lol <3.

    • Would be cool if it has different Screens, like a scenery from Mother Base

      • Gatsu

        I was thinking if it maybe changes during the game and the look of Snake too. It’d be cool yeah :).

        • ObsessedGeorge

          Maybe it’s the last place that the game was saved before quitting.

          • Gatsu

            Yes it could be the last place and it would be sort of weird to see Snake like that when continuing from GZ ending, I dunno :).

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            in yongs analysis one man tweeted that in the beginning it is explained well why bbs codename is venom and it is confirmed he is big boss and not some other bozo.

          • Gatsu

            I haven’t watched it, but I’ve been 99% sure during the wait that BB is the main character.

            To be honest, I don’t always watch Yong’s analysis videos, because all the info I need is found right here ;).

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            it was actually a tweet analysis video.sad that the guys tweet is not here.

          • It’s been added now. But to be honest, it was pretty obvious that he is Big Boss.

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            eh nyxus will you gather all important information from all full previews of tpp on june 9th.

          • Probably, depends on how much it is and how spoilerific.

          • Uuuh then I’d always try to save looking at Quiet if possible :^)

    • Hanna-Mari

      so freaking hot. Can I press that “option button” alreadyyyyyy?

      • Gatsu

        Yeah >.<…I wanna press it tooo!

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      according to you what did he mean by hunting birds?hunt to kill and eat?gathering medicinal plants reminds of mgs3

      • Gatsu

        Hmm good question, it would be cool if could eat them like in mgs3. I don’t know if we can Fulton birds, so can maybe only hunt them and eat. But I wonder if it would go like this, when MGSV got regenerating hp system. Unless eating them serve another purpose. Yes the herb thing reminds me of MGS3 too :).

  • Batzi

    This can’t get any better

    • Gatsu

      It can if we get to play it <(^__^<) ! XD

      • Imagine this game supporting mods….

  • XIFF-5

    I wonder why they wouldn’t give the game later 11 out of 10?
    And the Game Of The Whole Time of course…? I am just wondering…..

  • No Place For Hayter

    OMG, NOOOOOOO, DON’T HYPE ME THIS MUCH, IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE SULKING UNTIL AWESOME RELEASE, NOW I CAN’T WAIT AGAIN….. sorry had hype lock on, lol.

  • Raymondius

    You’re welcome, Boss… 😀
    Still some grammatical errors, I tried to finished it as soon as I could… Forgive me haha!

    Thanks to DVinam for having helped me to compile some tweets!

    • Gatsu

      Thanks Ray 😀 and Nyxus!

      • Alberto Sánchez

        Next time, I would be able to translate from spanish too.

        • Good to know, thanks!

        • Raymondius

          Podríamos hacer un grupo de telegram y traducir lo que pudiéramos de habla hispana, a lo JunkerHQ! 😀

          • Alberto Sánchez

            Pues sí, la verdad. ¡Sería una buena idea!

            Por cierto, ¿eres Kijack, de 3djuegos? Lo digo porque tienes su misma foto de perfil…xD

          • Alberto Sánchez

            Por cierto, ¿no serás Kijack de 3Djuegos? Es que tienes su misma foto de perfil xD

          • Raymondius

            Uo, bingo! xD En adelante siempre he sido Ray en Internet. ¿Tienes cuenta allí?

          • Alberto Sánchez

            Sí, aunque hace tiempo que lo dejé oficialmente. Me fui de los grupos de Metal Gear en los que estaba y ahora solo comento esporádicamente (con otro perfil) en el “hilo de Demerzel”.

            Hay que ver, qué precisión he tenido xD

          • Raymondius

            Vaya que sí. Biggest-Boss, ¿verdad? Algo me dice que Demerzel nos observa hasta por estos lares… jejeje.

            In case you’re wondering, we are talking ’cause we know each other from another site lol. Were just thinking about creating some Telegram group to talk about news translations or to help somehow MGI when needed like today.

          • Alberto Sánchez

            El mismo. Me has calado xDDD

    • No problem, removed the errors. Thanks for you work!

  • Chris Jackson

    Can’t hold it…

  • Gatsu

    Oh god…that Nacho’s and Alvaro’s tweet… I can’t take this anymore O_O. I NEED TPP NOOOOW!

    That hospital scene will be incredible.

    • Raymondius

      Yeah, man! Now it is confirmed, the hospital scene is not a lie!!! Oh, the hype!!! :DDD

      • Gatsu

        And upgrading your arm with all sorts of different qualities is gonna be superb ! :D:D:D

        • Raymondius

          Rocket… PEACE!!!

          God, I really hope that rocket is our actual prosthetic hand! xD

          • Rocket shooting prosthetic hand… 10/10

    • I’m probably going to have a heart attack while launching the game

    • GamePro Germany also commented on the opening scene (added to the bottom of the post).

      • Gatsu

        Arigatou :).

        • And the impressions of OPM UK have been added as well now. 😉

  • glitchbomb

    So glad you are back.

  • Mr.Pony

    The question here is really “Can we shoot rockets from the prosthetic, while riding a bear?” and don’t tell me that you do not want that, because that would be a lie!

    • What if the bear shoots laser beams from his eyes

      • Mr.Pony

        Say no more, Metal Gear Bear.

        • The bear is actually a secret Metal Gear project

          • Schlagwerk

            The bear is the weapon they are working on in Africa to surpass Metal Gear. CONFIRMED.

    • José Lucas

      Metal Bear Rocket confirmed :O

  • invader_skoodge

    grrrhaghaghaow I’m going to need some time to process all of this. All these sweet details might give me diabetes…

  • FOX

    Too many spoilers already. İ skill skip theese from now on

    • Gatsu

      I don’t think there is too many. The game will be so huge for sure with lots of things happening. As one of the tweets said, barely scratched the surface or something like that.

      And I will maybe forget some of these mission details during the next months, and the rest well some of the info I have thought to happen myself with these past years.

      Anyway, I can’t avoid them lol XD…

      • FOX

        Well for me game has already been spoiled enough.We know how the game starts,we know go save miller and bring him to mother base and then maybe African mission bla bla bla.So i dont want to know more 🙂 i think i will stay away from news untill september and not even play GZ and keep playing GTA online 🙂

        • Gatsu

          Yeah I understand :), if you can stay off the news that’s good then I think. I do hope we dont get any massive spoilers. What I’m most worried about is the 10-15 days before September 1, when the games gets released in some countries way too early… 🙁

          • FOX

            Yeah, like witcher 3 is on all around youtube already and people can buy it now from unoffical store.Same thing might happen for TPP too and most likely it will cuz on older consoles,the game will be pirated before the offical relase so i will try to stay away from all that

      • RJRO

        It´s a mixed felling they game with this minor “spoilers” on one hand they gave me Hype,i mean we got that legendary Sniper battle that Kojima always wanted to make, and this is only from Act 1 but on the other hand i got a really solid memory and i will probably remember all what i read today.

        • Gatsu

          True, there are some slight ones I think. I hope I forget most of what I read lol :). I believe E3 stuff we see will take my mind off these, just need to be careful when release date comes closer. I don’t want to get any massive spoiler then, like I did get for GZ ending :/…but it was my fault for visiting youtube lol.

          • RJRO

            Yeah for me will be two weeks of no internet because i´ll play it on PC but i hope you are right ,maybe E3 will ruse my mind and makes me, with some luck, forget.

  • Javier

    In the next update can you add a line or something? To go directly to the new information. Thanks.

  • Golgari

    Can’t say anything. This game is a GOTY material. Sorry Witcher or Batman… But it’s the truth. Stealh sandbox simulator that I always wanted… In a Metal Gear universe.

    GGWP Kojima…

    • vic boss

      It’s the truth lol having in mind all the delays that happened for this year , the only games That can compete with TPP are batman and witcher 3 and possibly bloodborne. But I don’t think none of those will win against TPP.

    • Gatsu

      I have to agree, lots of great games coming soon but nothing seems to be so darn fantastic like TPP. I’m glad Kojima is able to do his best MGS for the last, the open world kind he always wanted to do.

  • Enrique Gaspar

    The best news, from the last moths, im been waiting this!!!! :'( thank you for all the info!!!!!

  • Cobra

    Damn, I hadn’t even thought of kiddy Mantis/BB’s brain damage being a chance for Kojima to be able showcase his Lynch influence a bit more. This is great!

    • Frederick Guese

      That was actually Blaustien’s touch. He’s a big fan of Lynch so..you get the idea. If you played Twin Snakes the line is “If I’m close death is close.”. I prefered all the dialogue in 1 to Twin Snakes.

      • Cobra

        Oh really? Can’t say I knew that was Blaustein’s, good catch on that one! What’s he up to these days, anyway?

        Only thing I really remember from Twin Snakes (Well, bar all the anime acrobatics!) was how completely bored Cam Clarke sounded through the whole thing. Always struck me as kinda strange how half-arsed it came across, considering what a great performance he put on for MGS1.

        Also, pretty O/T, but did you hear that Lynch is back in the fold for TP next year?

        • Frederick Guese

          Yea I did 🙂 Jeremy is still working on Blackmore apparently even if his Kickstarter failed. You can pick up his latest translated work Banshee’s Last Cry, A adventure game by XSeed for iphone/ipad.

  • Meristation as usual, dropping spoilers… So they could feel better than the rest… -_-
    All the rest of american previews were clear of spoilers and so nice, talking only about the gameplay, etc.
    But nooo, Meristation had to drop spoilers about the first story mission. Oh boy… -_-

    Well, i think it’s time to avoid any news about MGSV till E3 at least.

    Have a nice day 🙂

    • invader_skoodge

      If you want to accuse anyone of dropping spoilers, that would have to be Kojima himself with his trailers.

      • Well, there is a difference, when i watch a trailer from Kojima, i know that he won’t tell me anything or the minimal, that’s the mission of a trailer, like any other trailer from films and videogames, a teaser, and i also watch them with pleasure.

        But when you expect news without spoilers like all the others news from USA gamers, about gameplay only, etc and suddently you find Meristation being fuckfaces telling about what they have played, that makes me grumpy.
        Not the fault of Nyxus, of course.

        I’m spanish, and i know how people in Spain is, they always want to be the best and the first, they can’t just zip their mouths and follow the contract, they must be the first telling about story and even with pride.

        So here you have your spoiler from Meristation for free, just to be the best and the first, instead doing what others do, follow the rules till 9th of June and talk only about the gameplay and so on… -_-

        Have a nice day.

        • Gatsu

          I understand brother, I removed my post when I thought of it a bit more as it was kinda stupid question lol, sorry. 🙂

          • No need to apologize, mate. And i figured it out why you removed your post, hehe.

            Have a nice day 🙂

  • stocchinet .

    Man, the hipe train…..it’s starting again….the fire is lit, steam is everywere….greasy and rusty mechanism spread their scream trough the air like in the old days…..it’s time

  • RanFujimiya

    Everyones tweets/comments are so hyped and then there’s germany with these “yeah…. it’s cool…..” stuff. xD I should have played and comment this haha

  • JDSS1

    60 fps?!

    • Yes, for the most part.

      • JDSS1

        What about 1080p?

        As you know, this gen is dissapointing and not too many games are 1080p and 60fps in consoles. And at least, 60fps are very different from 30fps.

        • GZ is 1080p/60fps on PS4, not on XB1 though (720p). So it may be the same for TPP.

          • JDSS1

            Ok.
            A quickly (and maybe silly) question, has you played GZ? Does it look great?

          • Yes and yes.

  • JDSS1

    So bad that there are little spoilers, we wanted information and now it seems like we have to be careful about it xD

    • RJRO

      yeah, they should keep it more intriging, most of the things they “spoil” are decuctible but nevertheless.

  • Gatsu

    1 month for E3 :).

  • Mini gear

    i NEED THIS GAME RIGHT NOW. is there anyway theyd give GZ owners a tiny mission? or push the date fowerd? im dying in all this beutiful imagination i feel like im going crazy wirth happiness and hype 🙂

    • Gatsu

      You gotta infiltrate their HQ and steal yourself early copy of TPP :).

      • Mini gear

        you nyxus and michelpaynev will be my support buddies for this mission 🙂 that video just killed me with laughter

    • Gatsu

      I want you TPP.

      • thetrooper1989

        lmfao…oh Gatsu :p

  • George Sears

    The next 15 weeks will feel like 15 years.

    • thetrooper1989

      I’m honestly thinking of taking college summer courses so i’ll be too preoccupied to think about the long wait for MGS V: TPP

  • Niko

    From all those tweets I read, it seems to me that MGO is holding TPP’s release.

    • Javier

      for sure

  • thetrooper1989

    :’) …….cannot…..retain my hype….. I honestly was pessimistic about the scope of the map thinking it was going to be restricted but by god…..from what I’ve read alone makes me want to cry.

  • Victor Medeiros Coelho

    Thankg God for Witcher 3 e Batman… September is still sooooooo far away =/

  • RJRO

    “Blowing up tanks to The Man Who Sold the World is pretty spectacular.”

    Yeah i can dig on that.

  • PrinceHeir

    Freaking hype as hell for this 🙂

    Definitely gonna finish all of my games then will play MGSV TPP Till the end of the year 🙂

    So the wait continues :

    • Gatsu

      I try finish them too, but not all of them make me interested to even try lol. Because there’s only one game I really want D: … Witcher 3 I will be playing a lot and hoping I can finish it :P, because I have the habit of trying to do every side quest in RPG games lol XD…

      • Niko

        I hope so too, but I also have Arkham Knight. If I don’t finish them until September, then they will be on the shelf until I do it all in TPP 😀

        • Gatsu

          They will be on the shelf for a very long time XD, haha.

          • Hanna-Mari

            “sorry b-man” *puts arkham knight away* but here comes big boss”

      • Mini gear

        I hope TW3 last us a while :p

    • Mr.Pony

      A Hideo Kojima Game until the end 🙂

    • Golgari

      Konami should do it right this time. Kojima made this company a lot of money no matter what happened. He created them a franchise that they can continue to milk as much as they want. He and his amazing team created a Fox Engine that can help them milk any franchise they want. Konami has everything right now from Kojima.

      Kojima is our master.

      • James Raskalov

        I vote we should form an official Kojima religion.

    • Gatsu

      Thank you Boss :D.

      • Batzi

        Man wtf.

  • MAG V Supreme

    Im from the USA but UK killed that feedback. Love it.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Ok, this isn’t fair…….. Now I really need to play the game, lol. I mean seriously just thinking about it…. makes it hard to concentrate……………. darn…………. ummmmmm…….. I’m excited but I have to wait, so here I am waiting and watching.

    • Gatsu

      XD

  • invader_skoodge

    Geez with all this hype I had a dream that I was already playing the game. Why is my brain so cruel?! :'(

    Anyways….I’ll be singing this song the day before launch!!

    • Mini gear

      Those dreams are so good when I have me too

    • Gatsu

      Yeah me too XD.

      Skoodge we gotta have some self-control to make sure we don’t go crazy, because the amount of hype we get is insane o_O.

      I haven’t heard this song in a long time lol, I love 80’s and 90’s songs so much ;D…can’t wait to sneak or go crazy in TPP while listening some cool 80’s songs 😉 !

    • ominonarepus

      I didn’t think I can get even more hyped… I was wrong.

  • Shporet

    Ok, this article needs a serious spoiler warning. Anyway…. HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gatsu

    http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2015/05/14/metal-gear-solid-v-the-phantom-pain-could-be-kojimas-perfect-finale/148770/

    TPP will be the perfect finale for Kojima-san. I already know it will even top my favorite MGS3. Game of all times :).

  • Agent HUNK

    I wanna sleep in a coma till sept 1st!!

  • Gabriel Roldan França

    Everything about TPP is exciting me. Being able to do as many missions as you want and go back to Mother Base whenever you want was just what I expected. I was worried that it would be like Peace Walker or Ground Zeroes in that regard, where you always go back to the mission selection screen after completing it. I’m still hopeful they’ll reveal a co-op mode (as seen in Peace Walker), but if it had one, I think they would have already announced it.

    Now I have to avoid spoilers for the next 3,5 months. oh well.

    Also, eighties music. Amazing.

  • Cesare Di Maio

    I want to know more about Mother Base customization, like:
    1 Can we change Personell Outfit? Body Armor, gloves, stuff, hats, ecc..
    2 Can we change Personell Weapons? Primary, Secondary, (Hip & Back) Handgun?
    3 Can we make different strike teams? I F…ing love how it worked in MGS 2 (during alert, heavy soldiers come in, riot shield – shotguns, search teams ecc)
    4 Can we have the GZ helicopter ? Can the new helicopter go around with us during alerts and cover fire us? Like it does now.
    5 how can we capture helicopters? Can we use the helicopter as Taxi on the field? or it just bring you at home?
    6 Can we add armored patrols pattern in the Mother Base?
    7 Can we add even the most little details on the Mother Base? like from boxes, barrels to position and angle of the Containers and Fixed Guns?
    8 Can we add Air Patrols with helicopter and drones pattern in the Mother Base?
    9 Can Mother Base send you empty or manned Vehicles and Soldiers in the field?
    10 Can we have bases in the field?
    11 How the faction sistem works? like Mercenaries 1 or 2? (i really want soviets as ally, not as enemy)

    12 Will factions attack your Mother Base? if so, How? Helicopter unloading soldiers like in GZ with XOF? Boats ? Paradrops?
    13 Can we change Alarm speech and sound? Maybe with different languages or even your voice recorded?

    • Chris Jackson

      Slow down, bud. It’s best to figure all of that out while playing it. Finding out ahead of time does nothing for you. What if some of that wasn’t included? If you’re a Metal Gear fan, you’ll be getting it anyways.

      • Cesare Di Maio

        of course i’ll get the Day one copy, but i’m a huge fan of RTS and Customization stuff, so i really want to know these stuff

    • Mini gear

      i just need an option to send the heli away instead of them being bombarded by anti air for six minutes

    • Jon Givens

      How’d you get those XOF blokes there?
      I mean how long of an alert do you need?
      and how many do we need to slaughter?

      • Kawaii Monster

        From what I’ve seen that’s a PC mod that someone switched the models around, I’ve only been able to get normal armored soldiers but after everyone on base gets wiped out and can no longer cause alerts

        • Jon Givens

          Ah,that’s a shame

    • Solidus Türk

      then build your own soviet army in mother base^^

      • Cesare Di Maio

        only possible if some of these options are available!

  • Mini gear

    I reeeeeeeally want them to push that date at least one month closer. The fact it comes right ( hold on hype this is going to be so perfect everything is going to be great with so much stuff when this comes out this game is perfect 9999999999999999/10 perfect game of foreve r I’m drooling now giiiive it to me Kojima!!!!!) after my break ends, plus it kinda feels unnesecery to be that far out :p

    • Gatsu

      I manage to have little over 2 weeks holiday starting August 28 so can get ready, hope you can make your break longer Mini :D.

      Anyway, it’s crazy how long I think TPP story is ;D, going from GZ ending/hospital all the way to Africa while visiting and upgrading MB, playing through all the incredible trailer scenes, encountering Quiet, having her as buddy and then DD, doing countless side ops in the mean time, exploring every bit of the areas + areas we haven’t seen yet etc. So many things. Oh god…I need it now .

      Thinking of all this is making me so excited already and I wonder how emotional I feel when finally starting TPP 😉 .

      • Mini gear

        im gonna pass out when i have that game popping out of the CE case 😀 im never gonna stop playing this game, its too good

  • Mats

    So, I guess when the previews come in force on June 9, some brave soul here must warn the rest about any potential story spoilers

  • Javier

    Some of them write important things. Spoilers!
    Damn, I don’t want to know anything about the hospital scene and the important characters until I play it.

    • FOX

      Yeah,this is why ignored most of them

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Can’t wait. So much hype.

  • Hanna-Mari

    reading this while listening peace walker main theme makes everything more epic.

    • Gatsu

      I love that theme :).

  • Cobra

    I’m honestly pretty happy to hear that they’re shelling out for some licensed music for TPP. Given Kojima’s love of all things Midge Ure, plus the fact he was poking around the KojiPro studios a few years ago, I’d put money on Ultravox appearing in some capacity.

  • JDSS1

    half-off topic.
    So, TPP will run 60fps, and you know, it’s huge.
    But why then games like the witcher 3 won’t run 60fps on consoles?
    Does this mean that TPP is not as large?

    • vic boss

      No, the game is massive, but we won’t know if is as massive as witcher 3 until it comes out, anyways the fox engine helps it a lot to be 1080p 60 fps.

    • Jon Givens

      Because they don’t try to maximize it as much as they can,for consoles they throw it 30 or so.
      But make it so good gaming PCs can get it running at 60.
      It’s a tad unfair to us who cannae afford a good gaming PC whether to build or otherwise.

      • It runs at 60fps on PS4 at least.

        • Jon Givens

          60 on PS4 and XBOX ONE

        • Jon Givens

          It runs at 60fps on PS4,PC, and XBOX 1

    • Gatsu

      Different engines and Kojima’s magic touch.

    • Javier

      the fox engine is not heavy. it looks good but not has good as other games. That’s why gz is a 3gb game on next gen and 1,8gb in old gen.

  • Mini gear

    i hope im reading this wrong but, “The Afghan map seems to be decisively large, made up of sections but while flying it’s possible to explore it without exiting or loading.” does that mean sectioned open world because i always found that dumb being outside then being sent through loading to next area in open world games, also “probably these 2,5 months are for polishing and testing the online.” dammmnnnn youuuuu (mgo3)

  • Snake
    • ObsessedGeorge

      Wow never seen this before! It should really be the game’s launch trailer.

      • Snake

        yha, its very well done jobe, i love ending music trailer its very very deep
        I do not know why but the music fits perfectly MGSV I can explain

  • Gatsu

    So cool :).

    I still need to finish DA:Inquisition and bunch of others before this lol…not gonna make it D: .

    • PrinceHeir

      Was about to post this as well XD

      • Gatsu

        >:D

        Just few more days ^^.

  • Javier

    I can’t keep playing gz until september. I need something else.

    • Andrea Feletti

      Ahahahaha pretty scary XD

  • Gatsu

    Not intending to ruin the mood for our super hype :), but if you wanna read.
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/15/guillermo-del-toro-laments-what-silent-hills-couldve-been

    SH was supposed to be my dream horror game >_< .
    “What we wanted to do with the game – and we were very much in agreement on this – was to take the technology and make it as cutting-edge as we could in creating terror in the house. The idea was very, very atmosphere-drenched."

    Perhaps in the future I see some other game of the same quality as PT. But not sure, because developers rarely know how to make the kind of scary horror I like :).

    • Mr.Pony

      People at IGN were discussing PT and what could have been. One of the things that they had hope was that once Kojima was free from Konami that some major company, like Sony would buy the rights to make Silent Hills and reunite Del Toro and Kojima. I sincerely hope that one day we get to see this happen since Konami is basically mobile focused from now on.

  • WhatTheJuicay

    I’m kinda hoping that they do like rockstar did with gtav and release online a month later. Let us enjoy and get familiar with single player instead of jumping straight into multi-player and receiving/stumbling upon unwanted spoilers. There’s a lot to do in gtav single player but I barely play it once online was released. Here’s to hoping mgo is connected to single player like it was in peace walker at least.

  • Nanera

    I guess this could be the “honey bee” weapon that the journalists mentioned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPO-A_Shmel

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  • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

    i’ve been re-reading this same article for a long time now… I need it to be September already….

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