Here is Kojima’s advice on how to play MGSV:TPP

On Twitter, Hideo Kojima explained his preferred way to go through the game, alternating between exhausting infiltration missions and more lighthearted side ops as well as listening to cassette tapes in between.

Are you guys enjoying MGSV?

During MGSV adjustment phase in the development, I tested various types of setting & play style over and over. But my favorable way is to take a break, set up MB, listen to the tape in the chopper after mission/SIDEOPS. So that you get used to the rhythm of play. Btw, I stay in blood and go back to MB occasionally.

Pls take a break time to time as this free infiltration exhausts you if playing for a long time. Go back to MB between main missions, take a walk, or do the silly SIDE OPS to get mind reset.

Metal-Gear-Solid-V-The-Phantom-Pain-Chopper

He also said that he stopped playing his own games at home a long time ago, because it always resulted in him seeing other things to fix, no matter how many times he played through it during development.

To tell the truth, since long ago I’ve stopped playing my game at home once it launched. I can watch someone playing just fine but I can’t do it by myself as I may find something I want to fix again thou I had played over and over during the development.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • Deuce

    We’re not worthy

  • Boลผydar Mazur

    Im afraid to be covered in blood 24/7 because I dont know if it affects story or ending. If it doesnt, oh well, call me Crimson Snake, but if it does i dont want BB to become a demon.
    Oh wait.

    • John Doe

      to me, the real demon comes from within. It’s something that can’t be seen. You can be a beautiful looking person but the inside is just shit. I usally take the shower when i’m covered with blood but fortunately to my play style it almost never happens. beside that i play exactly like kojima recommends.

    • Tong Ninja

      The addition of blood only affects what Snake looks like in the cutscenes. Don’t think it changes the story at all. I replayed a mission with a chicken cap (for fun!) and the story cutscene was hilarious! haha

      • Boลผydar Mazur

        I heard some rumors that it decreases staff morale. Dont want to search for confirmation because internet is filled with spoilers

        • jack_coban

          I don’t think that’s true. You get the cutscene with Ocelot and that’s it.

          • Tong Ninja

            If you have a Quiet as a buddy when you return to Motherbase and you smell, you will get an alternate cutscene. ๐Ÿ™‚ Try it out if you wish haha

        • Tong Ninja

          Oh yeah. If you don’t shower, you will smell and will get an optional funny cutscene with Ocelot when you get back to Motherbase. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Cristian Landeros

          if you don’t get a shower, the reflex mode will be shorter than usual.

  • Ravenous

    Speaking of Side Ops, does anyone know if they’ll become replayable after the main story is done?

    I get that having any of them replayable would lead to breaking the entire R&D and GMP situations in the game, but there are so many good missions in there I’d love to play again after finishing the story ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      From what I hear some of them are replayable during the game, just not that ones that involve certain people being extracted like the Russian Interpreter. I can not confirm this, though, this is just a few people on Reddit saying this.

  • Tong Ninja

    I’m not far into the game, but a yes/no answer to this question would be nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Has anyone confirmed or have done a play through of a mission regarding returning to Camp Omega??

    • Javier

      no

    • Robin Besch

      nah nothing yet

    • solideater

      There is no returning to Camp Omega…

      • Tong Ninja

        has it been confirmed though? Kojima said we could return to Camp Omega for a special mission.

    • muaddib

      In the Phantom Pain OST there are 2 tracks that references Camp Omega, and there are rumors and hints in the trailers that point out we gonna return to the place, i guess for research, primarily.

  • Random sniper

    Does someone know about the duck army vine

  • Javier

    Mother base is really boring. Im doing side ops and playing less time because my head needs it. But every time I see an enemy camp I have to steal everything. My base is full. I think is better to listen tapes in mb because in the helicopter the ps4 is on fire.
    I died like 5 times in a mission, the chicken hat appear, I disabled it, finished the mission and obtained rank s with No Restarts. And if you change cloth the blood disappear.

    • jack_coban

      Yeah, MB could’ve used more activity. I’m curious when (or if) the doors with the red lights will open up. For now I can only acces the one on the medicine platform (don’t wanna spoil that). But I noticed them doors on all platforms.

      • Javier

        the jail? I want to talk with huey.

        • jack_coban

          No there are two doors on the medical platform. Check it out. I think it’s worth it (one of them is still closed for me though)

          • Javier

            Thanks, I will.

          • Javier

            Thank you man. I went to the door and wtf! Its a very important thing and they have never told me anything about that. The other door is closed for me too.

          • jack_coban

            Yeah, that’s what I thought!

  • Bigger Boss

    Has anyone seen articles on the mission that is cut from ending? I’m getting game this weekend so don’t spoil it. But I saw a link to video that is on blu-Ray that is some type of REAL ending that was cut from the final game.

    • Robin Besch

      came on the bluray with the CE i didnt watch it yet though because like you said its supposed to be the ending

      • Bigger Boss

        Sucks that it’s not in the game. Kinda puts a small damper on it for me. Some say it’s a huge deal in regards to the story.

        • Robin Besch

          yea i read that too. will see about it when im done with it. i have to say to this point there are actually quite a few things story wise that let me down somehow but i wont give any real opinion before i played to the end

        • KP must have therefore stuffed more story in last missions, for sure redesigning some various either code and assets aspects…

      • Johnny

        I have the CE and I didn’t know this was in the blu ray. Thanks for mentioning this. Now I won’t touch the thing until I finish the game for good.

  • ร–nce Vatan

    Mind reset lol? From what hahahahaha the mains missions feel like sideops.

  • Alex Lopez Manriquez

    anyone have issues since patch1.01 I having a really stupid one

    • Raven_Sorrow

      which one?

      • Alex Lopez Manriquez

        install patch and play, then next day i go offline and this message of invalid data for non relevant content appear stoping me from play, quit. go online check updates, mark updated, then do the radical, erase game data and reinstall game, but the console keep the data and make me redownload and reinstall patch 1.01 and after all that I can play, the problem is after playing I restart to check and the same problem appear again! my console is 2 months maybe is a setting I do or donยดt activate, but will be a pain in the neck do that every freaking time

        • Raven_Sorrow

          Wierd. Never heard of that happening to anyone else.,. Beware your hard drive Is not defective :/

  • Gatsu

    “Pls take a break time to time as this free infiltration exhausts you if
    playing for a long time. Go back to MB between main missions, take a
    walk, or do the silly SIDE OPS to get mind reset.”

    This is what I do, instead of just doing Main Missions :).

    • jack_coban

      Me too. I don’t want to play through the story, although I really want to play through the story.

      • Raven_Sorrow

        Me too but i dont stay in blood.. i always go take a shower! Maybe i shouldn’t :/

        • Gatsu

          Being bloody ftw ;D. Things often get messy on my missions for some reasons. I think rain washed it off too.
          http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/436076195931196054/AAA385BB921DBEC26B0F326301649ABBB9A30DE7/

          • Greyfox98

            Ditto man, I’ve been taking my sweet time to do everything, I’ll do a side op or 2 and then head to MB and prep for a main op. I’ve been having a blast (arm) with this game!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Also I won’t give any spoilers but the sniper battle with Quiet was the best sniper battle yet

          • Gatsu

            I totally agree :D, although I didn’t use my sniper rifle for a certain reason. But that just made it so much more awesome and challenging. Actually I usually played The End battle in MGS3 same way. But I get into details when everyone has played TPP :).

          • Greyfox98

            I admit the first sniper rifle you unlock isn’t all that good but it was enough for one of the most fun sniper battles I’ve ever played. And I usually skip the End battle.

          • John Mcgrath

            I snuck around The End and held him up for camo

          • Shalashaska

            hahaha I used mother basesโ€™ something something to drop her in two hits! Most awesome thinking i have ever done in a game xD

          • Dario Tafuro

            I did exactly the same thing! ๐Ÿ˜€
            I can’t wait to face her again to try other strategies.

          • GlockGuy1926

            I haven’t done it yet (mess around with side ops, and get pulled over to Rocket League too much by my buddies) but is it too spoilery to tell me why I shouldn’t use a sniper rifle?

            I have the tranq sniper rifle, is that ok? Or is there a perk to using a tranq pistol only? (I’m assuming that’s what you used)

          • Gatsu

            You can use a sniper rifle don’t worry :), fight any way you think is best. But I just didn’t have a tranq sniper rifle during the fight.

            I didn’t want to use a lethal gun, but I developed a Stun SMG for the fight lol ;D.

          • PhantomSnake

            Oddly the weather favored me during that one….sandstorm lol.

        • Cristian Landeros

          if you don’t get a shower, the reflex mode will be shorter than usual

        • Manoj Varughese

          My sole intention of MB is shower. The good feeling after all that gore is gone.

      • Thiago Paulino Dantas

        Same here. I want to see the story develop, but I don’t want it to end.

      • Horus SC

        Whoa; my thoughts exactly LOL

    • solidsnack

      I visit motherbase a lot and just mess with my recruits and hunt for diamonds when I get worn out but the side ops are really cool idea it’s like playing a super immersive mgs rpg game. I don’t understand people saying it has no story either if you view the storytelling in a different way the lore is just as rich!

      • Gatsu

        I love listening to the cassette tapes :), lots of nice story info and conversations.

        • Greyfox98

          Oh man the tapes are awesome, its where a lot of the great voce acting really comes out

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      Six hours in, my routine so far is do a main mission and a couple of side ops, then return to Mother Base to shower and check on DD ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Vincent Phua

        How do u check on dd? He’s a buddy I can bring along to missions now. But even before then I could never find him

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          You just return to your base and he’ll be there at the helipad. Occasionally you’ll get a cutscene with Ocelot updating you on his progress as a puppy, and then after a few missions he becomes available for deployment.

    • DouglasPly

      I have 25 hours and I’m still in mission 10
      Let’s Explorer o/

      • Babyboy

        Im in the same boat. I am a little over 30 hours and I just finished mission 12. figure another 4-5 hours and I should finish mission 13. May be sooner – I want that Snake eater tape, and i already know where it is.

      • Courier.6

        im about a hundred hours in and only up to 31

      • thegermankid

        hey , right now im at 56 percent overall, mission 31 , and 168 hours ๐Ÿ˜€ i explored alomost everything up to this point ๐Ÿ˜€

        Great GAME !

    • korruption

      My routine is as follows:
      1) Play a mission and suck at it
      2) Go back to Mother Base, shower, and beat the shit out of some masochists
      3) Fail at the target “side-op” (especially later on when the base expands!!!)
      4) Go look for diamonds
      5) Repeat all of the previous steps except for #3.

    • same i do 1 MM 5 side ops and visit MB take a shower then off to MM

  • Machine Gun Kid

    Fkn great game. Iv been playing exactly how kojima-san suggests. On a side/op note to anyone who got the ce. Is the dlc for mgo listed for you on your account? all of the dlc for story mode is listed on mine but theres nothing listed for the mgo dlc.

    • Machine Gun Kid

      Im assumeing its because mgo3 was pushed back until next month.

    • MGO DLC doesn’t work yet, at least that’s how it is in Europe.

  • FOX

    ฤฐ’ll have to play it on ps3. ฤฐ hope it will still be a great experience. Would like to know impressions if anybody is playing it

    • muaddib

      The textures, frame rate (but it’s easy to get used to it), and that “pixel” effect that’s even noticeable in new gen versions, is higher here. But what really bothers me it’s the draw distance, altough the aliasing here is less present. On a Side Ops, i needed to capture an Sniper, that were stationed in a mountain. With the binoculars, at 1km-700 mt, the game couldn’t render the enemy. It takes a little bit of time to render the iDroid’s interface, especially the map. Some other minus issues, of course, like lighting and shadows. Also, there are cons that you don’t see only in the old-gen version, this happens in the new-gen too, like rendering a character model from far.They removed the depth of field in the old gen version (although i think this feature is dumb and stupidy)
      Asides from those flaws, i’ll have to praise the capacity of Fox Engine to hold the frame rate in more movimented areas, like gunfights. No need to worry when you enter in alert mode. It holds pretty good when riding fast your D-horse. Vegetation and pop-in, if compared with GZ’s old gen version, it’s incredible. No terraforming bullshit this time around, the rock you see there will stay forever in the same shape. Sound is the same. Rain in GZ looked poor if compared with the new-gen versions. Now the rain looks simply amazing.

      What i can say is: Fox Engine it’s a miracle of technology. No need to worry.

      • FOX

        Thank you for answering. ฤฐ just can’t afford to buy a ps4 now and i also can’t wait to play it ,but on the other hand ,i want to play this masterpiece on what it deserves. Soo confused. ฤฐ ve been playing metal gear since ps one.

  • FOXHOUND

    The game is insane I’m having a blast thanks to kojima and team

  • Please tell us, daddy Kojima!

  • Danny Patten

    “Take a break” sure, like that’s going to happen in the next weeks ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Crazyboi_06

    THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!!!!!

    • Greyfox98

      I KNOW MAN!!!!!!!! This is giving skyrim a run for its money imo

      • Crazyboi_06

        Yeah big time!!!! This belongs in my collection for life!!! Now to see what next year got for us…hideo will always be a master craftsman to video games

        • Greyfox98

          YEEESSS!!!!!

      • Greyfox98

        AND I LOVE SKYRIM its a great game even today.

    • korruption

      Yeah I guess it’s alright.

    • CR7HarisSnake

      After 7 days of consecutwvly playing i am drinking now hard to get over the pain its the last mgs game for me… Damn i need more beer

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    This is the way I play normally. Do a main mission, a couple of side ops, and head back to base to see the puppy and take a shower. I also decided to stop copping out and reloading a checkpoint if I’m caught unless something goes really, really wrong. Besides, the combat feels amazing so far. Very fun way to play.

    I also listen to tapes in the ACC or while riding D-Horse to an objective. One of the very few complaints I have so far is that you can’t quickly pause the tape when Ocelot or Kaz start talking over them.

  • Gatsu

    The feeling when traveling in the open world areas while listening to 80′ songs is so awesome <3 …

    • Random sniper

      or listening to envinronmenta sounds like in episode 8!

  • Random sniper

    I feel like I’m being considered an asshole because of my comment about dat stupid vine

  • My game is broken ๐Ÿ™ I have to re-install it

    • Random sniper

      Holyyyy shit!

  • Guys something cool will happen when you have birthday ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Tong Ninja

      There are different versions as well depending on what unique characters you recruit over the course of the story before your birthday.

      • Well I didn’t have that much time

        • Tong Ninja

          haha I was just letting you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • David “bigboss” richter

    I just finished the main story… ABSOLUTELY MINDBLOWING this is my new favourite game of all time

    • solideater

      How did you like the story? For me it was the weakest aspect of the game…

      • David “bigboss” richter

        How it all conects is the amazing thing, but yeah a few more cutscene wouldnt have been wrong

        • Cristian Landeros

          how many main missions are?

          • David “bigboss” richter

            I dont want to spoil anything sorry, i can say there are probably more then u think ๐Ÿ™‚ keep playing

        • korruption

          Never thought I’d agree with that after having played MGS4.

          • David “bigboss” richter

            mgs 4 has a great story no doubt, like 3 aswell,and 2 etc… but it gets intense at the end on 5 more then i thougt

    • Random sniper

      the truth ?

      • David “bigboss” richter

        The truth is that there should have been more cutscenes… but the story gets more intense the closer u get to the end

  • Shalashaska

    Im on the last mission. (i think) And Ive done EXACTLY THIS! Haha!

    Love how devoted he is to His games to even want to fix near-perfect games by himself after launch.

  • vic boss

    Were you guys able to capture quiet the first time? I just saw her but I just had my tranq gun and I didn’t want to kill her ….
    So I left . Haha

    • solideater

      Yeah, I always keep sniper rifle with me…

      • vic boss

        But like If you kill her you still get to capture her or she dies?

        • solideater

          You get the option to kill her or let her live after the battle.

          • WotsUhTheDeal

            I thought you had to just use non lethal weapons on her, so I spent a good 40 minutes shooting her with the tranq gun and rubber bullets. At least I did a bonus objective that way ๐Ÿ˜›

        • korruption

          Apparently even if you use lethal weapons against her, she doesn’t die. The game still gives you a choice to kill or spare her afterward.

    • JJBYACH

      I just marked her with my int scope and dropped ammo on her head, took half her stamina bar, she then ran to another point then I just did it again, knocked her unconscious, and extracted her lol.

      Easiest S rank of all time.

      • gerber

        Lol! this is very MGS, you’re pretty good. I struggled with tranq gun. Underequipped fights rock, remind me of Solid Snake vs Tank ๐Ÿ™‚

      • WrongDirectionZ

        Exactly what i did ^^

      • vic boss

        Omg how I didn’t think of that

      • Rob Machado

        lol i woulda never thought of that. I had a sniper battle with her

      • korruption

        I heard about doing that, did it, and laughed my ass off. I think I dropped a present on her but she didn’t open it. I’m surprised she doesn’t carry a custom-made umbrella with her whenever she joins me on missions. =D

        Side-stepping a little, I’ve noted there have been several times where she leaves a lot of spare ammo around and usually it’s out of reach.

      • SAM11TRUNK

        She kept dodging my ammo drops

  • PrinceHeir

    The only fixing so far i want is during peeking. It’s supposed to be togglable for controller(one button press). Since peeking while holding the right stick is kinda hard to control and see the environment clearly.

    Also this arrive yesterday. Just finished my community service for the day. Gonna play this now ๐Ÿ™‚

    I didn’t include all of my collection cause some of the games are at the back of my glass door and it’s hard to get it and put everything back in place, some of my PS2 games are back home in my country for 7 years now(i’ll need to get them someday)

    But here it is ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yes i have a shitty phone camera, stupid Samsung S3.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ojjjmZ7FzpE/Venl8g7-USI/AAAAAAAAN6c/RAUFRv_uOOs/s912-Ic42/20150904_141740.jpg

    The JPN Legacy Collection and The Phantom Pain JPN Special Edition have similar style in terms of packaging and even art(both have chip board boxes, special art inside

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WpOtYwuEQeA/Venl8op3nvI/AAAAAAAAN6E/UuIqLZ987Ck/s912-Ic42/20150904_142020.jpg

    It also has a reversible cover just like Ground Zeroes! ๐Ÿ˜€

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SQIBLZVD–Y/Venl9NmSATI/AAAAAAAAN6M/1OHm9lKl9Oo/s912-Ic42/20150904_142725.jpg

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vrBNyZBU7I8/Venl9mqQdAI/AAAAAAAAN6k/GGhsB2xPmg4/s912-Ic42/20150904_142753.jpg

    Nana Mizuki’s(Paz) Exterminate Album! I should have waited since she’s releasing an extra album that includes all of this song as well as the Glorious Break Theme from Symphogear GX Instert theme.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GpTspTLrx_Y/Venl8hZRDxI/AAAAAAAAN6I/yiKcpHxbiHE/s912-Ic42/20150904_142040.jpg

    • Gatsu

      Looking amazing Prince :D, thanks! Now go, let the legend come back to life!

    • Random sniper

      Whats up prince san you havent posted really too much in terms of comments apart missiion 51!arigato!

      • PrinceHeir

        Been busy with College and real life stuff XD

        I’m sure it’ll be even more busy due to MGSV coming out!

        • Random sniper

          im also busy with college due to the examinations coming but weirdly i have time for mgi but im sure you must be really busy!Anyways thats nit my problem.

  • Andross

    So I guess George Lucas has watched Star Wars at home too many times.

    • Ishmael

      hahahaha

  • MarcoRM82

    havent had the time to play because work, only spent 5 hours…looking foward to play all weekend !

    • gerber

      Have fun! I’ve played 40,5 hours over 4 days, now I’m talking a break. This game is huge

      • Gatsu

        Same here, but I can’t take a break yet :O.

  • Sozuke

    has anyone been able to transfer their ground zeroes save data it will not transfer at all for me.

    • gerber

      I did. Remember that first you need to upload your GZ same from the GZ’s main menu, and then download it in menu in TPP. You need to be connected to PSN to do that

    • solidsnack

      I did you get couple really cool stuff to develop

  • Danny Patten

    So I just fultoned someone with S-Rank! He asked me “What took you so long” and it wasn’t Kaz^^

  • vic boss

    Good god I just rescued Emmerich, all i will say to avoid spoilers is what a long and tough motherfuckin mission.

    • JJBYACH

      Some how that was one of the extremely few missions I actually got an S rank in. It seems time is the most important factor in the ranking system.

      • Raven_Sorrow

        Debatable. I tested it, really fast mission time, no fidling, strait shot to objective, no kills, no alerts and A rank to show for it. I think secondary objectives and mostly Gmp cost of deployment ( more expensive means better equipment) are more important on some missions.

    • PhantomSnake

      I laughed my ass off upon meeting Emmerich lol.

    • korruption

      That mission broke me and I… I… used the chicken hat… *cluck*

      =`(

    • Shalashaska

      My god that ending was hard!!! I know, the only place i used the chicken hat after like 3 hrs of trying :/

    • mikefichera

      got an S complete stealth no kill no reflex hollah.

  • My V hasn’t took a shower since he has come to.
    I wanna see the flies buzzing around and a bucket of water from Ocelot ๐Ÿ™‚
    then the final fiddling from Kojima at the end of the game.

    • CaspburnT

      I haven’t tried myself, but I assume flies come from hiding in trash bins.

  • Danny Patten

    We need a spoiler news. Got a few questions but they might spoil something for others :/

  • Rob Machado

    I had a glitch…fell thru the map and got stuck! Luckily i was able to go back to the chopper.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      Bummer. Happened almost the same thing to me. I was doing my thing (running up to guys and hard punch them with the bionic arm which cracks me up every time) and the poor bastard I just rearranged his teeth disappeared down to oblivion :/ with good stats too

    • korruption

      I’m amazed that hasn’t quite happened to me yet, since this is Kojima’s first go at a full-on open world game. But I will say that I wish a LOT more of the cliffs in the game were climbable.

  • Alejandro Nogales

    Any body is playing in a 360? Cause I am

  • Raven_Sorrow

    Btw, have you guys tried an Athlete skill soldier? Those guys can leg it! Like catching the back of a truck while traveling! I shit you not when I tell you that, in nighttime, sneaking suit and baklava, I just ran straight to a guard looking in my direction! *reflex-mode: hard punch, lights out! NO…FRICKIN’…ALERT!! XDD

  • Gatsu

    So I just did the FOB tutorial and was thinking of changing my emblem from Venom Sheep to a new one :). So if anyone decides to invade a base that have this….well you made a biiiig mistake >:C .
    http://i.imgur.com/UPv6gI8.jpg

    • Raven_Sorrow

      Woah great emblem! I don’t have FOB’s yet but I have a WIP emblem :3

      • Gatsu

        Gonna try if I can find someone’s base to invade :).

        • Raven_Sorrow

          Aww man! Everybody got FOB’s already! And him here at my parents house for the weekend, only reuniting with my TPP on Monday… Someone please Fulton me xD

          • Gatsu

            Well I don’t think everyone has it lol ;D.

          • Raven_Sorrow

            Well, my friends are f’ing liars xD if you can invade a FOB please share the experience

      • how did u get that head gear?!

        • Raven_Sorrow

          When you select a motherbase soldier you can go to head gear and select between baklava and head protection gear seen in the pic for the sneaking suit. But for the camp uniforms you have only baklava option. Haven’t tried battle dress yet, hope it has helmet option ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • PhantomSnake

      I actually got mine just right lol.

      • Robin Besch

        looks sick bro

    • Golgari

      he is so cute man ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Gatsu

        Thx ;D, my first one was actually “Venom S”, because I didn’t have Sheep in the name list :P…

        Battle Bear sounded badass so had to choose it, lol.

        Oh crap the tutorial continues, I thought it was over. I gotta invade O__O…wish me luck haha.

        • Golgari

          Good luck man. you need it. Plox win this stuff and destroy someone’s base xD

          • Gatsu

            Actually I had to invade my own base and I got slaughtered. Damn staff were brutal bastards lol D:. Tried to connect afterwards to other players bases but they were all being invaded :). Gonna try later but need a break XD.

    • Danny Patten

      I’m fearing to progress further :/
      I always have in my mind that I’ll never have that “First-Time”-playing feeling again :/
      So I’m still stuck at Mission 18 ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Shalashaska

        I did this too.. unfortuantely im way far ahead at mission 30 .. so sad im finishing this so quickly ..but i remember PW .. i played that for like 150+ hrs.. i think im already done half of that with TPP

      • Mauricio Acosta

        I am still on mission 9 with 20 hours of gametime!! Taking it like a snail!!

    • Shalashaska

      lol i see your emblems and think my one is such shit xD

      • Gatsu

        Won my first FOB yeay :D! I chose enemy player with only 1 platform so it might be easy lol and luckily the enemy player didn’t appear. Flawless victory for Battle Bears!

    • Ardens Anima

      Sons Of Venom is mine. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’d show it, but I have no way to take a picture. e-e

  • Golgari

    Today I was impressed with the games A.I. I thought I saw everything but…

    there was a Side-Op where you need to extract or kill 6 heavy-infantry in Afghanistan. So as always, I tried to extract them all. It is a hard mission because once you are spotted they are really aggressive with machine guns, so CQC them in alert mode is super hard. Killing them is also not easy because of armor.
    So basically after 2 retries I was successful at extracting 5 of them (thx to D-Dog’s bark.) and there was the last one. Holy shit…
    I tried to sneak behind him and as always – “Hands up!” and he did. I came close to fulton him and in a split second he turned to my face with a knife and Reflex mode started, he slapped me with a knife… I was on the ground, almost dead… O_O

    IMPOSSIBRU.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      If you cqc when he does that you do the cqc sequence we saw in the trailer that disarms the knife then slam. You can anticipate that move by trying to interrogate right after the hold up: If the interrogation text options is not available, prepare for attack ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Gatsu

      Yeah the AI is amazing imo :), I sometimes underestimate them haha.

      Also I love playing with DD so much ;), just so cute and badass. It’s funny when he always barks every time, when noticing some enemies etc.
      Woof, woof, woof!

      • Shalashaska

        I like how quiet nods at boss in the chopper.. yesterday, i was drooling at her for like an hour ^_^

        • korruption

          Only an hour? I like some of the things she does at a (roughly) 7+ bond level. By the way, anyone know how to check bond levels without going into the buddy equipment screen or at the end of missions?

          • Shalashaska

            I dont think theres a way..

            I know man, every damn animation in this game geta to me. DDโ€™s animations are probably the best dog animations in any game so far.

          • korruption

            I like to go visit her in Mother Base and… dayum!

          • Shalashaska

            If only she would just turn.
            But man there is this that really just freaked me out about her.. i had shivers while also using binoculars xD

    • Shalashaska

      dude, remember that bit inthe trailer with the new cqc counter.. when u see them putting their hands dowb, get ready to press the cqc button to counter it.. im saying this because that move killed me like 4 times before i figured how to do it

      big boss pulls off some PRETTY FREAKKING COOL counter cqc moves in the game.. there is a counter for even the soldiers who get hyptonized by the skulls. soldiers- have different counter moves depending whether youre in front or behind them

    • FZJanimated

      today i encounter a lazy group of russians in afghanistan , all of them went to sleep lol , i didnt do anything they talked a little and one by one they went to bed ,i dont know if is a bug or something ,but i was suriprised and laughing out loud.

  • vic boss

    I just think is amazing how much has happened in the game and the amount of things one can do with just 12% into the game. I can’t wait to find out what will happen and what we’ll be able to do by the end of the game.

  • vic boss

    What I just saw at Walmart , I wanted it to take it home with me but I can’t.

  • korruption

    Here’s more advice: be ready to pull your hair out whenever you encounter soldiers with riot shields!! =(

    • Shalashaska

      Aw yes. Those buggers piss me off more than the skulls.. cant aim!!!

      Skulls scare me though man.. like they are really really scary man.. just stare at the stuf they do.. their moments and their owl like head moments scare the crap out of me

      • korruption

        In one mission I did get my revenge by blasting one riot shield wielding asshole right in the foot with a shotgun. I took a good amount of punishment but ultimately killed the fuck out of them. Ah it was grand, thus I shall be using shotguns more in the future. =)

    • FZJanimated

      They are not that hard , the ones with battle suit are a pain in the ass l,worst if you only have non-lethal weapons lol

      • korruption

        Which was usually the case. I tried using CQC and moving around them but they weren’t having that.

        • FZJanimated

          Use a smoke granade ๐Ÿ˜›

          • korruption

            Hey I panicked and froze. But thanks for the advice.

      • BurntFM

        OMG I had so much fun with the heavy armored soldiers. First I tried the stealthy approach and try to hold the up until one of them got sassy and tried to knife me but I CQC the knife out of his hand. Now my approach is run at them with a Bionic Arm to the face and it knocks their helmet off lol

  • Gatsu

    Wow TPP sure got cool effects :). So I was hiding in my epic cardboard box, while enemies were searching for intruder(me) after noticing “a strange balloon”. There I was just chilling in my box waiting from people to calm down. Until the weather suddenly started getting stormy and the wind blew my C-box away from me leaving me without cover, and of course enemy patrol was just in front of me lol xD. -_-

  • vic boss

    Look what I just bought , saw it and couldn’t resist the temptation . xD

    • Gatsu

      Awesome, no one could resist the temptation haha =)! My Golden Joystick book arrived yesterday, but I haven’t read it yet :D. Mine has different cover image though.

      • vic boss

        I was actually looking for the Playstation magazine UK for September for the stickers for the ds4 of metal gear , but they didn’t have it yet, so I saw this and I just had to buy it.

  • korruption

    I like how all of the recruits at Mother Base are masochists. I interrogate them for locations to diamonds and after that they tell you how much they’re enjoying it… Damn these freaks (good freaks, mind you) are loyal!

    • FZJanimated

      i enjoy hitting them with the cqc 5hit-combos ๐Ÿ˜›

      • korruption

        I still have yet to place shitloads of Boss decoys around them and watching them go insane…
        *writes on never-ending list of things to do in this game*

  • korruption

    Do you unlock the Guard/Defense platform later on? Not asking for spoilers, just a yes or no. Main reason is I need it to upgrade D-Dog to use a stun knife for some reason.

    I never play multiplayer, so if I have to build an FOB then that’s out of the question. =(

    • Gatsu

      Yes.

      DD + knife is super cool.

      • korruption

        Thank you. =)

      • Ryan Locke

        You need the security team to be lvl 20, and the security team is strictly for FOBs arent they?

        • Gatsu

          Oh right, yeah they’re for FOB ;D… Forgot to mention. Not sure was it lvl 18 or 20.

          But @korruption you could try play FOB, who knows maybe you like it :).

          • Mini gear

            the connection to them is dead though ๐Ÿ™‚

        • korruption

          So you need something meant for multiplayer to unlock an option in for a buddy meant for single player? Does anyone else think that’s just fucking stupid?

  • Darby Crash

    I just saw something that blew my mind on the medical platform :O

    • korruption

      Just guessing here but… is it related to Quiet?

      • Darby Crash

        Nope.
        Take a good look at the platform. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • ominonarepus

          at any time or from some point in the game?

          • Darby Crash

            Don’t know exactly, I think I just completed a side op after building medical platform.
            Main missions unlocked by now: 7,8,9 (to complete yet) so it can be found pretty soon.

          • ominonarepus

            OK. I found it. O_O

        • korruption

          I found… it. My heart stopped and now I don’t know what to think. As said countless times before – nothing is what it seems.

          • Darby Crash

            I noticed that if you save the wandering members of the old mother base (side ops) and come back to the platform it triggers more dialogs.

    • Ishmael

      just had the same experience few hours before. i was like what the fuck? HOW? wonder what this will lead to.

      • Random sniper

        wait for chapter 2 and your mind will get fucked!

    • Random sniper

      yes i know what its . i wont post a hint though.

    • Mauricio Acosta

      Funnily enough, I had a theory about that in Ground Zeroes and it turned out to be EXACTLY the same!!

  • vic boss

    For my fellow comrades that speak spanish. Yes it is long, and yes you could be playing TPP . But the whole video it’s about metal gear so watch it it’s pretty cool. But it’s just in Spanish tough.
    https://youtu.be/iGZdohLNWCc

  • BurntFM

    I’ve been playing the game for 2 days straight and I’m barely on mission 16. There’s so much to take in I don’t think my brain can process all the greatness.

  • Donut

    guys I need to vent, I really fucking hate skulls… please tell me there is some good ways into taking them out, no matter how hard i try I always get caught by them. I swear this is like the worse part of the game for me.

    • Gatsu

      I suggest using some gun that packs a punch.

      I’ve used rocket launcher on them and worked pretty well, especially if few Skulls stand near each other. Takes nice amount of health from them. Running away from them and dodging their shots isn’t so easy though, especially when they run so fast :D. Skulls kinda scare me because of that.

      C4 is good too if got time to put it on ground imo. I’ve tried machine gun but it dont work well imo. Dunno about shotgun or grenade launchers. Lots of guns I haven’t tried on them actually, because the list is long lol.

      Anyway, I’m sure everyone got their own way to defeat these dudes :D.

      • Donut

        Thanks, I’m probably gonna take a little break and try the mission again later. I figure stealth isnt much of an option, just bust out the big guns and killing them is the way to go… hope it doesn’t interfere with the S Rank.

        • Ryan Locke

          Killing the skulls actually help you get an s rank I’m pretty sure. The best weapon combo i think is the grenade launcher and LMGs. Rockets are very effective but they don’t have a lot of ammunition. LMGs though constantly take their health down. I picked up an enemy LMG one time cause I ran out of rocket ammo and it worked very well. My reccomendation is killing a couple or few with rockets, then using some strong automatic weapon to finish the remainder. Also NEVER fight them in open areas.

          • Donut

            Yeah, I figured out running a way from them isn’t such a good idea.

            Thank you, again for the help. Next time I play again, I’ll pack some heavy weapons, or perhaps bring D-Walker. Just ugh are they frustrating.

          • Sockerfri

            I used Quiet to fight off some heavily armoured skulls. She was pretty good at finishing off a few enemies.

            I also used DD and a tranq sniper rifle to beat them one time.

            But I guess D-Walker would be a really good choice to go with!

          • SAM11TRUNK

            Hello all. I’ve been reading through this threadand have signed up to talk on here as it is the first forum i have come across where everyone seems like decent, helpful people. Not keyboard warriors going toe to toe (or keyboard to keyboard). Lol. It’s made good reading too and i like how you all try to avoid spoiling the game for those who haven’t gotten as far.

            I’m absolutely loving the game.

            But on the skull unit note, i literally spent the best part of the last 24hours trying to still a four man skull unit. (Still being stealth kill). Found it incredibly difficult.

            In the end i destroyed three with a rocket launcher and pummeled the last with the am mrs 4.

            However, contrary to what you have said Ryan, i found it a hell of a lot easier in an open space than with objects to use as cover.

            Not saying your wrong or anything, dude. Just how i managed it after a day of being killed by them.

            And you’re right about killing them to help you get an S rank. I died plenty of times and still got an S as i killed all four.

            87 hours in and only 30% complete!lol

            Love it!!!

    • lannyjack

      If you are talking about the second time they show up – I fultoned 2 of the 3 vehicles right out from under their noses, and crawled right past them. I was terrified the entire time and thought it might have been a glitch. I am finishing a mission first, then reading the piggyback guide afterwards. I was surprised to see it described as a huge boss fight.

    • Mini gear

      spam counter on blade then rapid fire away for me

    • Robin Besch

      used the recoilless rifle was actually too easy with it

  • Gatsu

    Such a memorable encounter at Mission 23 :), I can’t wait to hear everyone’s thoughts on it later! Time to get some sleep ;O …

    • Mini gear

      just finished my 30th(?) or above mission, i love this game

    • Cartmangus

      EPISODE 20 SPOILER BELOW STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED IT.

      Just played Episode 20 “Voices” earlier today and I thought it was incredible. That fucking hallway, those creepy sounds, so reminiscent of the Grey Fox hallway but shit just got way more sinister shortly after that. “BOSS, GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE” everything about that mission was stellar, even leading up to that reveal at the end, just really ominous vibes across the entire thing, starting with the dead Africans in the mud at the start, to the misty creepy forest, and finally when you reach the place, nobody is there, just complete silence until… The fact that it was all gameplay walking through that made it feel super effective as well, such a dark fucking moment.

      There was one part I have no idea if it is meant to happen because I triggered it myself, but when the man on fire was walking towards me, just before the exit I fired a bunch of rounds into his body and ran the fuck out just to see what the explosion inside the hallway would do, and the entire fucking wall blew wide open and he came out after me. Shortly after this my PC overheated (lol) and turned off without warning, luckily the checkpoint worked out.

      • Gatsu

        I agree that part was freaking intense. It game me the creeps when entered the place :O …

      • Sockerfri

        When “the guy” showed up I got so freaked out and disoriented that I didnยดt know where to run. I smashed into walls and flames.

        Im glad your game saved, bro!

    • Random sniper

      The white……… Huh?

  • DV87

    40 Hours in, Just Finished Episode 12: Hellbound. Please tell me there are more missions like this, because this one was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

  • Random sniper

    started playing tpp yesterday and i fucking love it!!!

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Good advice I suppose. A break always clears your head. Haven’t been on here in a few weeks. Who’s enjoying the game so far?

    • Random sniper

      me!

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        That’s great good citizen. I’ve been hearing that everyone is having a blast with it. I don’t have PS4 yet though so the wait will be a while but worth it when I finally get around to playing. Hideo Kojima went out..with a BANG!

    • Gatsu

      I love it <3 and hard to stop playing haha.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        I can imagine. Metal Gear is always good I can’t wait to get it myself eventually. Kojima at his finest.

  • solideater

    Finished the Game. Game-play is fantastic, best in the series, story not so much.. It looks like at the end the game was rushed as it has no proper conclusion. I blame Konami and Kojima Feud…

    • JJBYACH

      This is what irks me the most about the whole situation – that people would immediately blame Konami for all problems with the game: Why can’t we just entertain the more likely possibility that Kojima screwed it up himself.

      PS. I haven’t completed the game, 35 hours in an I love it and the way it’s presented.

      • Robin Besch

        yea its sad but i have to agree with you there..
        imho he startet screwing up story wise with peace walker got better again with TPP but never as good as mgs 1-4.
        gameplay is the biggest blast ever tho so i guess you just cant have it all ๐Ÿ™‚

      • solideater

        The Game is Great I have no issues with that.. but in last part of game it feels rushed as the budget or time just runs out for Kojima

    • ominonarepus

      I haven’t finished yet, but I’ve heard a lot of complaints about that… but what I think is, are you sure you finished? Is Kojima… I mean, I didn’t finish Peace Walker (it just don’t get me) but I know that to reveal the real ending you have to make some specific things sooo… dunno… I think is too early… or maybe a DLC is on the way :S

      • solideater

        Yes I have finished the game. Seen all the endings, it raises more questions than answering it…I don’t think there would be a DLC as the cut content is shown on the collectors edition. May be we get a expansion like subsistence with additional story content..

    • Gatsu

      I haven’t finished the game yet, but I’m sure I like the ending :). I’ve enjoyed the story a lot so far and yeah it feels different because of open world.

      Have you seen the Collector’s Edition bonus content?

      • solideater

        Yes i have seen the bonus content and that makes me sad as it provides closure to some of the characters…The game has pacing issues.

  • MK_Madness

    Can someone tell me how many chapters there are? And is Africa and Afghanistan the only place to play?

    • Danny Patten

      Yes those two places are where the main mission portion happens.

      • MK_Madness

        What about the chapters?

        • Tong Ninja

          Apparently there are only 2 chapters

          • MK_Madness

            Ah ok thanks.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Who else is glad that in TPP Big Boss is the same funny guy we knew from MGS3, I mean he was actually more depressed in Peace Walker.

    Looks like giving up the Bandana and embracing the title of Big Boss was the best decision!

    • Random sniper

      Euh did you finish the game?

    • Random sniper

      Did you finish the game ?

      • MichaelPayneV

        No!

  • Kara25

    Hey guys I was wondering.. I got quiet and even have her tranq sniper rifle developed about mission 14 I don’t remember exactly but is there any way or does she have a silenced sniper rifle??? It just makes a lot of noise and almost kills the purpose of a sniper at that point!

    • Robin Besch

      if im not mistaken you have to bond with her to certain lvl and silencer will unlock

      • Kara25

        Thanks for the replies guys so far I have all the buddies spent no time at all with d walker but I can say that dd makes the game a cakewalk for me when I am with him on missions! Just scan everybody and go in for the Fulton by myself if it’s worth but if it isn’t dd arrack! Perfect stealth kills and away I go!! Hahaha!!

    • MK_Madness

      You have to make a silenced one for her, but you don’t really need her only if you’re going to fight the Skulls.

    • ominonarepus

      I use Quiet on the side-ops the most, is perfect to infiltrate without being noticed, ’cause she distract them and if you get spoted, she saves your ass more than once but the problem is (for me right now) that she kills and is noisy…

  • ominonarepus

    Just a question, it may sound stupid but… where the hell is the FOB?

    I’m on mission 16, got DD, D-Walker, Quiet and all the teams except the security… is this one the one I need?

    And another one

    Anyone else have complaints about the cutscenes during mission? I mean, for example, on the first mission on Africa, once I’ve complete one of the objectives (blow up a thing) a small cutscene appears, well, before that cutscene I was hide behind a pillar and after, BB appears standing near the pillar but not behind, fucking up my, until that time, perfect infiltration on that pretty hard base… dunno, MG alway has those “raccord fails” since the begining on the cutscenes, from the “socom without supressor on the sniper wolf scene to make it more dramatic”, I suposse, to change my tranq. gun for a normal one when you find Huey… but on the actual game…

    Besides that, I love this game! 15 non stop hours on the first day, pure drug.

    • JJBYACH

      Mission 22 you get FOB. And about your complaint about the cutscenes… That has never happened to me, hm strange.

      • ominonarepus

        Africa was just an example, it happens every time a cutscene on gameplays appears (not very often xD) BB is on a different position from where it was :/

        Rescue Huey, Walker gear, cutscene with BB on the walker gear, ends cutscene, BB is next to the walker and Huey couple meters ahead on the floor… might be the chunk on my head xDD

  • JJBYACH

    Well, I have a dilemma. I am about 35 hours into the game (at mission 24) and I am not sure when I will get to play the game next, these next few months are pretty busy for me. My current play time is more than enough for me to render a finalised verdict regarding gameplay – but story wise… I am debating whether I should just wait until God knows when to beat the game or just watch the rest of the cutscenes on YouTube and beat the game later when I have time. My main concern is how episodic narrative tid bits are thrown down during seemingly emergent gameplay segments, and that type of narrative structure would lose effect when viewed like a movie on YouTube. I’ve been waiting 3 years to find out what happens in this games’ story but don’t have the time to invest and see it through now that the game has actually come out. Fuck my life.

    On a side note: Does anyone who has beaten the game (without spoilers) can say if I am around the part where the story kicks off, because I feel like it is reaching the climax but not there yet.

    • ominonarepus

      You said it, 3 years… wait and see it for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

      • JJBYACH

        It’s even more painful that I actually have the game in my house and have played half of it and can’t see it through until like December, maybe later.

    • Random sniper

      There are 46 missions so you’re pretty far but you’re reaching the climax of chapter one though!

      • JJBYACH

        The whole ending debacle has also kinda deflated my enthusiasm to rush through the game to see its end.

        *POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR MISSION NUMBERS – if you don’t like to know when a game ends*
        I heard chapter 1 ends abruptly at mission 31 and the rest are just repeats and once you do some of those and the side ops then you unlock mission 46

        • Random sniper

          Yes I know!

          • JJBYACH

            I’m just gonna bite the bullet and watch it, that way I don’t have to speed run through the gameplay with the chicken hat to get to the end.

  • 223hzy

    I’m sad that I’m already 11% into the game.

  • Random sniper

    What scenes were cut from tpp apart the final boss battle!

  • XIFF-5

    Does anyone know if i can invade my friends in FOB? Thanks…

  • 4% done, logged 28 hours already. Enjoy walking in the hills in naked version camo scouting areas and just enjoying how amazing the aesthetic, sound design and gameplay is. First Mother Base addition I built I ended up walking all the way to it listening to cassette tapes and intel. No other game has made doing nothing so entertaining. Gonna take it slow as possible to really enjoy it.

  • Game is so good you try and play something else and think “The hell am I doing I could be playing Phantom Pain right now”

    • Gatsu

      Exactly how I would feel if try play something else ๐Ÿ˜€ !

    • Darby Crash

      What is “something else”?!

      • Sockerfri

        I try to play some CS GO with my mates. But I usually go back when Iยดm killed off.

  • Shadow Rex

    Hello dear brothers! How amazing is this game?! That opening and music. The fox engine is absolutely crazy, the loading speeds, the file compression and that beautiful lighting, oh the lighting. PS4 looks gorgeous, just started playing on PC last night and my PC ain’t great and it baffles me how much better it looks.

  • Danny Patten

    I’m streaming some MGS now, tune in if you want!

    But be aware tat I’ll not watch out for spoilers or anything. If you don’t wanna see me progress in the story, don’t watch me! You have been warned.

    http://www.twitch.tv/overcapacitygaming

  • Sockerfri

    A few personal notes on reviews of the game:

    So many reviewers said that the game lacked story segments, and that they felt disconnected from the story; being that the narrative was poorly executed, or that Big Boss didn’t talk much. Greg Miller stated that there were “no Metal Gear moments” in the game; YongYea said that it was tedious to go with the chopper forth and back. Given their notes they were overall very pleased with the product, tho there were some elements lacking.

    However, after playing the game for myself I cant help but to get frustrated over how wrong these guys were. There are so many moments Ive noticed my jaw drop; being story moments; horrific scenes; tapes… I wont spoil anything, but I have to say that — Iยดm around 40 hours into the game in just a few days. Last night I thought I beat the game. But no. It goes on.

    Its massive. I dont think Ive even comprehended it as of yet.

    I think that Ive been a little fooled by all the reviewers pointing out smaller things that they thought was bad. And it frustrates me; because I think I started to doubt some elements in the game. The fear of something “missing” from the game has beared with me all throughout the time Ive been playing. And it shouldn’t. Its so good! Thereยดs little missing from the game; and there are some pretty awesome “Metal Gear moments” in this game. Thereยดs lots of story to uncover; lots of stuff to discover; lots of stuff to do.

    • Gatsu

      I’m maybe halfway through the game and I agree. It’s different for everyone, some play through it fast, some listen to cassette tapes etc and for some it feel different if not even familiar with MGS. But I haven’t found a single thing that bothered me with my 55 hours of playtime.

      I love the more silent Big Boss, for example when I cleared Mission 23 early this morning, which was freakin cool. I could understand so well what he thinks/feels just by looking at BB. The facial/body motion capture is awesome in TPP.

      I always play the way that I explore everything, cassette tapes etc and there’s been many awesome things so far. I think they’ve managed to add the story very well into open world and can’t wait to play the Story Missions further :D, but first other things!
      Also with most open world games, I’ve had trouble trying to even remember my main objective, like in Witcher 3 when have so much to do. But that’s not the case with TPP which is good.

      Can’t wait to share my complete feels after everyone has completed the game :).

      • Sockerfri

        Agreed! Looking forward to discussing and reading everyones thoughts.

        You can really tell that the developers have done a terrific job with motion capture, VO, etc. Just having Quiet confirmingly nod is thrilling.

        So far Big Boss has stayed honorable. Iยดm excited to see what comes next.

      • solidsnack

        i also can’t believe how well paced and balanced the open world is and i’ve had so many amazing surprises. this game is incredible. i hope all of us enjoying it so much is pleasing kojima-god

    • Javier

      The helicopter should work in the field like it is in mb. To go from one point to another.

    • stocchinet .

      I feel the same way, i don’t think the chopper wait is tedious, it feels like coming back home i like it

  • Gatsu

    So after trying all the buddies, I think I like DD the best for my playstyle. It’s just so fun sneaking with the cute doggy and doing combo attacks. Tactical Fulton suit for him is awesome XD, so funny lol.

    • Sockerfri

      Hands down the best buddy. Iยดve made a few bad moves with him, tho. I managed to tranq him at one point. Iยดve dropped a few guards on him when pulling them from towers. Iยดve even gotten him blown up a couple of times. Its heartbreaking to hear his whines. Weยดre still buddies, tho.

      • Gatsu

        Me too… I accidentally blew a C4 next to him lol. T___T
        But he forgave me.

        First I voted for Quiet being my favorite buddy in the poll, but changed my mind :).

        • Sockerfri

          Quiet is awesome too. A little harder to use, but really good if mastered.

          I placed her on a cliff over looking a village in one mission. Used the command “cover me”. She took out the whole village in a matter of minutes.

          I got the tranq sniper last night. Havenยดt tested it out yet, but Iยดm sure she is just as awesome with that one.

          • BlankAzure

            Yeah it is lol I’ve been using her with it a lot for the highly skilled soldier side ops

          • korruption

            Yeah she’s basically god-tier at that point. It’s hilarious hearing all of the “CLANG!” noises when the guards start using helmets too. =D

      • korruption

        One time when I was interrogating an enemy, I kicked him awake and hit DD at the same time. The blow stunned him and the bond level went down. =(

      • I feel you, I got him hit by a mortar once ๐Ÿ™ I felt so bad

      • Mark Tremonster

        Quiet is my fav take her on every mission

    • N-Shifter

      I use a Quiet and DD combo, I start out with Quiet, send her ahead to scout a base and then I call in DD when I get there and we do the infiltration bit together ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AeroGre

      I like Quiet the best because I like doing the infiltration part solo, so I just send her to scout, but DD comes along when I feel like looking for animals to put in the zoo

      • Gatsu

        Quiet it awesome when got tranquilizer rifle with suppressor :D.

      • bro i get animals in the field and were do they go like were ar they on ur MB?!

        • TJa

          **Maybe possible spoilers? Idk, I don’t think so.**

          You have to unlock the zoo, if my memory serves me right, it’s the ‘capture the legendary bear’ side op. (I forget what causes this to unlock)

          • i have that side op i dint want to do it case i wanted to get a zoo frist lol thanks bro

          • Corgor

            When leaving mother base by chopper press the button for the copper to take you to another part of mother base, then when looking at map you gotta press y i think to change the map to your zoo. Also zoo unlocks after you capture like 5animals

          • Corgor

            Zoo unlocks after you capture like 5 animals

    • Robin Besch

      kinda boring but i actually use the horse most since you get fast anywhere and you much less likely to be spotted on horse.
      quiet is awesome too sometimes just for fun i lie down next to her and let her kill a whole outpost by herself lol

      • i like to get my jeep full of C4 go in with DD and jump out of car BLOW UP A BASE CAMP with it and just walk in like a badass

    • Tao

      I like DD. I usually hate companions entirely because they’re annoying and get in the way but DD makes up for any annoyance for being actually useful!

      I’ve mostly gone with Quiet once she became available though. Having her scout ahead and knowing she’s there to cover if something goes wrong is great! (Plus, I like the sound of her humming :3)

      Though when a guard sees me but I grab him before he can actually alert anybody, it frustrates me to then see his head explode as he dies in my arms because Quiet decided he’s going to die anyway…

  • Ravenous

    Ok guys, I just have to ask, does anyone know if the Triumph Venom bike is even in the game? And if it is, is it drivable?

    No spoilers please, haven’t finished the game yet ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Raven_Sorrow

      I really want it too! Only recently I tried traveling around driving and it was so satisfying! On a bike it should be just heaven xD

    • JJBYACH

      You can’t drive it.

      • Ravenous

        Dammit, that sucks, I was really looking forward to that :
        Strange that they went as far as to make a real-life version of the bike if it’s only in a cutscene Oo

  • Can someone tell me how (when) I can modify my weapons?

    • Raven_Sorrow

      When you extract the “legendary gun smith” its a side op. Make sure to go to mother base often to receive radio calls on ACC about new sideops

      • Alright I think I didn’t visit MB after extracting him, thanks.

    • AeroGre

      Theres 3 of the extract the legendary gunsmith side ops you gotta do before you actually get him, also you only need to go back to the ACC to get new side ops added

      • korruption

        Where do you get additional parts for the weapons? I thought it was from developing more but I don’t have the GMP to experiment on a whim.

        • AeroGre

          Thats pretty much it,like for instance if you want your base to be an AK, you cant put optics on it until you get the upgraded version

          • korruption

            It’s been an expensive process for sure, but nonetheless very intriguing. Now then, I have some soldiers to quarantine…

  • Tong Ninja

    Stefanie Joosten has been live streaming her first time playthrough of MGSV: TPP lately. ๐Ÿ™‚
    She’s playing right now if anyone is interested!

    http://www.twitch.tv/stefaniejoosten

    • korruption

      Kawaii! I watched a little of it until she said she had to leave. =(

  • JJBYACH

    Well, managed to finish the story, and I usually like to play devil’s advocate but what the fuck happened to the rest of the game? It’s like half way through the second chapter Kojima was like screw it that will do… I don’t entirely blame Konami but something clearly went wrong during this game’s development, and that is really painful. I guess this is our phantom pain ๐Ÿ™

    • solidsnack

      there’s a missing ending there was supposed to be an episode 51! it’s on the CE blu-ray and you can see it online too. i was so sad when i heard the last mission wasn’t even included! edit: even if it wasn’t konami blame konami!

      • JJBYACH

        That was just a single mission, the second half of an entire goddamn chapter was missing – the game even shows you a preview of what was cut: WTF.

        The best case scenario (still really shitty) would be that Konami releases the following chapters as episodic DLC, I think this will be the case as several full scenes shown in the trailers and the preview of chapter 2 were not playable in the retail game, but clearly fully finished, but it may not be. I kinda get the meta narrative (if there is one) but I think it would be too extreme to do this just to convey a point.

        • Random sniper

          The scens in the preview were not cut but scenes from trailers were

        • Gatsu

          It’s a shame if cutscenes I was hyped to see were removed for no good reason. Goddamn Konami and yes Konami is to be blamed for that, why would Kojima want to remove some amazing cutscenes from his last game that were done already. Bastards just couldn’t wait for him to finish it completely.

          Oh well, I gotta see how it is myself.

        • solidsnack

          damn really? if it’s a lot of content i probably will sell my soul and pay for the DLC to finish the story ๐Ÿ™

    • Mini gear

      konami for some reason cut it, as well as camp omega and “can only be done in a video game, i think you will be very surprised”

      • Random sniper

        He was talkibg about chain ov revenge whuch wqs the thing can only be done in a videogame

        • Gatsu

          No he wasn’t.

          โ€œPeople who own [Ground Zeroes] will be able to play a different mission(s) at Camp Omega in [The Phantom Pain],โ€ JunkerHQ tweeted. โ€œThatโ€™s the current plan. Thereโ€™s something of a big feature involved.

          Itโ€™s never been done in the games industry before. So I canโ€™t go into detail about it, but I think when you experience it for yourselves youโ€™ll be surprised. Itโ€™s something thatโ€™s only possible through video games.โ€

          • Robin Besch

            and that was cut out..??

          • Mini gear

            what happened to my comments? lol

          • Gatsu

            I decided to delete them. Better to let people play the game first, then share our feelings and info of the ending imo and what’s been done.

          • Mini gear

            Makes sense, “you’re pretty good” at moderating, either way you’re the boss boss ‘-‘7

    • Random sniper

      I entirely blame.kojima for this !

      • JJBYACH

        The thing that confuses me is why show footage of scenes not in the game at all in the trailers, and then show some of said scenes with upgraded lighting and different camera angles in a preview of something not in the game. Surely if Kojima knew content was cut he wouldn’t he wouldn’t act like all is still the same. Smells like DLC.

    • Gatsu

      I wonder what Kojima thinks of this. Doesn’t he still work there for the end of this year, maybe they do some extra stuff :P. He wanted to close the loop and show us how Big Boss turns into a madman. I hope I won’t be left feeling phantom pain after seeing the ending, like something big is missing. It’s sad to hear if stuff was removed from the very last fcking Metal Gear :(.

      Why would they show all those things in the trailers and then not show them at all :(. You just don’t do that lol to completed stuff.
      Will the footage be added later? I hope so. Feels weird if there’s supposed to be “Chapters”, but they cut it off like that.

      When I finish the game, can say my opinion of it ;)…this just make me bit sad to hear when still playing through it but I will try enjoy.

  • Javier

    I just found snake eater song. Oh, I need fuel resources.

    • Robin Besch

      i hear you! fuel shortage is slowing my base down too… maybe time to go and “lend” something from someones FOB

    • WERE i need it xp

      • Javier

        Im not sure, between episode 19 and 20 I think.

  • JohnnyAB

    Have you ever graced a pot/vase with the top end of your rifle?

    • Robin Besch

      that did not happen..?

      • JohnnyAB

        Wahaha, walk past a pot or vase ingame.. and grace it with the end of your rifle.. See what happens..

        • Robin Besch

          booting up my PS4 right now!

          • JohnnyAB

            Cool! Easy setup would be: Wear a Sniper rifle and start the Rescue Kaz mission. In the first part of the mission where you have to get the Intel in that little building with the antenna, you’ll notice some pots before you go up the stairs. Just walk past ’em lol

          • Robin Besch

            lol yea i just did it. everytime i think now i’ve seen it all that game show me something i never would have guessed haha.

  • H’m

    ok so i officially hate quiet and ddog ( not really ) but there FUDGING ANNOYING ME.. i was it full beast mode playing like a boss ( pun intended ) and quiet just starts freaking shooting up the place, told her to cease fire two secs later shes at it again
    so bangs shes out of the game … and ddog, i tell him to wait, take ten steps and hes behind me.., seriously why have commands if the do do shit! really fucking annoying, oh and dont get me started on the fact that the game didnt even tell me there was sub menu for quit argggh even before this

    • Danny Patten

      Yeah I noticed that with DDog too. You move 10m away from him and he runs after you.

      • Robin Besch

        maybe u have to increase his bond to a certain lvl for him to better follow orders

        • Danny Patten

          I have 100% with him and he still does it xD

          • Robin Besch

            and i thought ocelot trained him well…

    • JablokoMoloko86

      When enemy see d-dog he will NOT activate alarms. So don’t worry and go close by d-dog xd

    • RELLY??! case thee OP AF Quiet never shoots up unless sum one sees me or if i tell her to (take aim) and she shoots wen i shoot and Ddog is op too he is like Ellie from TLOU enemy sees him and tell him to go away he all ways by me case ther is no down side to it

  • Danny Patten

    Are the PSN servers fucking up again or is it maintenance? Just got my FOB and can’t do jack because of all the server hick ups -.-

    • It’s most likely Konami severs, my FOB was raided and I couldn’t connect to retaliate ๐Ÿ™

      • Danny Patten

        Nah, I get that message from the ps4 and not the game message.
        It happens only when I wanna connect to the FOB stuff. rest is fine.
        It really starts to frustrate me. I wanted get a change of pace and raid some FOBs but nothing works except for a few. ๐Ÿ™

        • Oh man, :/ sorry to hear that. I’m not sure then dude

  • JJBYACH

    This game’s attention to detail is insane. I was trying to extract a high ranking soldier in Afghanistan, so I tranqed him in the head and went to fulton him but was weirded out that I couldn’t, I thought it was a glitch until I noticed he fell down face first in a shallow stream and drowned.

    • Gatsu

      Same happened to me :), was wondering where the guy was after put to him sleep, but he fell face down to water lol.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      Wow! Thanks for the “heads up”
      <(-.^<)

    • Robin Besch

      lol yeah i was quite shocked when that happened to me for the first time

    • solidsnack

      that’s amazing no way! I gotta tranq someone in a river now.

    • Danny Patten

      I have fun with Snipers lately. I take a penetrating tranq sniper rifle and get behind them.
      Shoot them in the head and they fall down the cliff xD sometimes 20m or more xD

  • solidsnack

    when in the chopper my ps4 actually sounds like a helicopter just landed in my room.. such immersion ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Danny Patten

    Quarantine is no joke…and hurts quite a lot :/

    • Golgari

      Yeah… That’s true. But I like it in terms of pacing. Great idea. Mother Base and my children now matters to me so much and that is thanks to the gameplay idea.

      I like how a lot of story elements are built around the gameplay. That is great.

    • Robin Besch

      i was reading your comment earlier and thought “whats he talking about? is he sick?” then i startet playing TPP and shit got real. i lost like 10 lvl in every department to that frikkin disease…
      one question: did u do a certain side op where u pick up an interpreter right before it happened?

      • Random sniper

        That shit was fukkin sad

      • Danny Patten

        Dude spoilers ๐Ÿ˜€
        I have said it like to be vague.
        I just put everyone in quarintine…lvl 0 on every branch :/

        • MK_Madness

          You don’t have to do that, put every soldier that speaks Kikongo in there.

          • Danny Patten

            I know that but it is still a spoiler…

        • Robin Besch

          damn…

  • Gatsu

    Time to add some custom songs to TPP :).

  • Javier

    I cant find the prisoner in episode 19. The kill the mayor mission.

  • vic boss

    Undoubtedly TPP is one of the best games I’ve ever played, and even more so because it’s the very first game that I play that is very very long. Like I don’t like the souls games or bloodborne, and I haven’t played witcher 3 so I could say that the longest games I’ve played are gta5 or AC black flag, but none of those last more than 30 hours with mgs5 im at 20 hours with just 15%. So I think it is pretty good that my first game that lasts long time is mgs5.

    • Ishmael

      gta 5 doesn’t take more than 30 hours, are you joking? story alone took me over 80 hours. and then add the time on gta online to it and its like 1000 hours or so.

      • vic boss

        Gta 5 took me like 30-35 hours to beat,, well at least to me, it is long but not as long as the souls series or witcher 3,

  • PrinceHeir

    Hey does the PS4 version of The Phantom Pain support Custom Music???

    It’s the reason why i chose to buy GZ on PS3 in the first place.

    • vic boss

      No it doesn’t but you can always play spotify.

      • PrinceHeir

        Ehh i want my Ghost in the Shell OST

  • vic boss

    So is or isn’t camp omega available in TPP?

    • Robin Besch

      i think someone postet earlier that it was cut. im not 100% certain tho.

    • solideater

      It was cut f from the game…

  • Gatsu

    Just wanna say before million guys jump in to answer vic boss’ question below and decide to give too much info, if have played the story already…

    Can we please not talk about the ending or most content which is possibly not in the game before many have even finished TPP :)? Just to keep the experience nice. I’m sure we find out lots of things it has if we play it. And can all share our concerns later, not while I try enjoy the story lol.

    Mostly said this relating to earlier comments, but maybe for upcoming comments too. Thx.

    • Ishmael

      Staying away from the comment section is an option but i totally agree on your point. I find it rushy when guys already finished the story line. I try to enjoy the game in every possible way, which means i take myself a lot of time with the missions, 40 hours into it and only finished mission 12 of the main ops + about 15 side ops or so. Completion Rate at 20%, and still it feels to fast for me. Sometimes i just sit there and watch the nature or take a walk at MB, sayin’ hi! to all of my staff. or just put a tape into the walkman and enjoy the songs. lately i’ve been waiting 20 min in a mission that was already finished but i upgraded my fulton and had to wait that long until i was able to take all the containers and walker gears with me. It will take me surely 150-200 hours more until i reach the 100%, if not more. and i find that fantastic.

    • BurntFM

      Thanks Gatsu. I’m barely on mission 18 and I love this game. I never understood people who want to rush to the end of a game like their life depended on it and then toss it aside and never play it again and go for the next game for the next. I waited too long for this game. I take my sweet time taking everything in and I want to experience those things at their own pace. At the same time I understand people who want to tell the world everything about the game they just experienced lol

      • same way bro im in MM 21 and i ben taking my time got all my Buddys at 80% or more love this game so much i cant wait for MGSO thats gana ROCK!

    • hey gatsu maby in a week or two do you think u can post a headline were we can talk about everything anything in TPP endings and plot twist that way we can all talk about it lol im in MM 21 and this game so far is 10/10 true story. over and out boss ‘-‘7

      • Gatsu

        Posting new articles is up to Nyxus :)… It would be nice.

        • well then i need to ask Nyxus thanks boss ‘-‘7

  • GrayFoxWasTaken

    SMALL SPOILER WARNING

    DO NOT BUY FOBs BEFORE QUARANTINE! I had to remove 222 out of 530 soldiers by hand and it took forever

  • Shalashaska

    Oh my god! Just found out something about Quiet That made me fall in love with her. Oh my god.

    • boobs get bigger wen zoomed in?! xD lml

      • Shalashaska

        Its a story wise thing.. keep playing past the 30th mission, youโ€™ll know. Dont wanna spoil it for everyone.. its a cutscene .

  • Venom_Sina

    Finished story 8 hours ago.I don’t know what to say right now…

  • Random sniper

    The fact that its my birthday today and v has finally come to makes my best bd ever

  • Mini gear

    dANG… deploying cost a kaz (get it heh) now. into 20000-37000 to use anything cool/good

    • clintonmeade40

      Arm and a leg was what u were going for I’m assuming (I see what you did there) you’re pretty good. Those engravings give you no tactical advantage whatsoever. I lol’d when I heard that in tpp

      • stocchinet .

        Those wounds still burns into ocelot’s soul

    • Danny Patten

      Yeah, my “routine” mission costs me around 80-90k with chopper fly in, fly out and gear ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Robin Besch

        wow im like slightly over 15k

  • clintonmeade40

    Can someone tell me how much longer it will be before I unlock the Fulton for vehicles and containers? I’m getting ready to start Africa but I do still have one mission and a couple of side ops in Afghanistan (I’m sure a few more will unlock before I decide to go to africa) but I feel like I should already have it. I don’t have quiet as a buddy yet, she’s still confined to mb and don’t have dwalker yet. Also when can I interact with people in my mb (cutscenes) only one I’ve seen is one that is on medical platform that blew my mind)

    • It really depends on your r & d level sir. It doesn’t at a certain point in the story. It’s up to you

      • clintonmeade40

        Any info on mb cutscenes?

        • They’ll happen as the story progresses, just frequent the base.

  • PhantomSnake

    The snipers are a bitch. When I see the sniper symbol it is like hold X balls to the ground. D-Dog seems to be my favorite for infiltration and Quiet for assault.

    • korruption

      Some of the Outer Ops (or this game’s version of it) allow you send a team to disable the distribution of items such as shields, helmets, sniper rifles, night vision goggles etc. But I don’t know when that takes effect or for how long.

      • stocchinet .

        I don’t do them cause i want enemies to have those items, just to spice up things

    • stocchinet .

      Man, i did several sniping style mission and now there are snipers everywere, hard times

  • wana know whats ur fav buddy now that we all got to play with all of them mine is gata be D-dog and Quiet then D-horse then D-walker wbu guys?

    • Robin Besch

      D-Horse ftw
      (didnt say quiet becuz i feel like cheating using her)

      • i feel the same way with D walker

        • stocchinet .

          Maybe it’s a litte too fast, but i like it a lot, the dog spot enemies for you and i don’t like it, at least you can order quiet to shut the fire, horse is just a vehicle ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • GrayFoxWasTaken

      I am looking forward to getting my d walker a flamethrower and seeing how fast I can clear out the eastern communication area

    • Quiet. Just busting through a base guns blazing and she’s taking people out is awesome. But stealthily… D Dog is sick

      • it wold be totally OP but i wish we can use two buddy’s at once all i need is DD and Quiet!

  • Pingback: Some more tips by Kojima for playing MGSV: The Phantom Pain | Metal Gear Informer()

  • Foxdie

    I hate MB so much. Got almost all platforms, go diamond hunting all of them in one sitting, fall off somewhere and die and lost all my stuff since I didn’t extract and they don’t seem to reappear after dying either. So I pretty much just spent hours traversing this monotonous base, searching every corner, for absolutely nothing. Hate the way the autosaving works, I don’t want to needlessly travel and spend cash just to save.
    I’m enjoying the open world more than expected in terms of gameplay but as expected, like Peace Walker, it directly affects the dynamic of the story and pacing. I’ve been playing for dozens of hours and have literally seen no cutscenes or progression of story since the intro. I knew this would disappoint me but it’s even worse than expected. I always loved the cinematic feeling the frequent and long cutscenes added to the series.

  • Deebok

    So don’t get me wrong, this is probably the best Metal Gear, no, best game I’ve ever played with its mechanics, environments, diversity, play styles, etc. but… Where is Camp Omega? I was really looking Foward to the “content for returning players” once you got there but it seems like it isn’t in the game (on mission 32ish now) I read somewhere that it’s in the game files, but I’m just curious as to whether or not it’s in there.. I’d love to go back with the new weapons and buddies

  • Aces Shah Anderson

    A if any this game is for people who can really gasp the concept of what’s real nd what’s fiction I’m 5 hours in and I already can’t believe how deep the game is masterpiece

    • think how ur going to feel in 40 hours in Still have 34 MM left a SHIT LODE of Side ops and 4 buddys to take care of “Quiet, D dog, D walker, D horse.’ and a huge Mother base…

  • Random sniper

    thanks!

  • WWEfanatic22

    How you view your buddies bond level?

    • at the end of a Mission you get to see it and i love ur pic of Selena ”sory if im off topic” xD

      • WWEfanatic22

        Thanks & Ikr she’s cute lol

  • its 2:43 @ 3:00 im going home at 3:40 ill be playing MGS V M/M 27 fuck yea see yall tomorrow (‘-‘7)

  • Jessica Rabbittttt

    Is anyone else having glitches on ps4 after mission 42? I beat it but my screen goes black afterwards and I can’t go anywhere. I hope it’s not just me

  • Quiet’s loud sister

    Can those who whine like little children “please dont spoil it for me “SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH YOURSELF. IM SICK OF HEARING YOUR BULLCRAP ABOUT COMPLAINING WE RUINED YOUR GAME TIME BECAUSE YOU MADE A DIRECT EFFORT TO GO ON THE INTERNET WHERE PEOPLE DISCUSS THINGS. GO EAT YOUR OWN WORDS.

    • Tao

      People shouldn’t have to avoid the internet to avoid spoilers in a new game. It should be common courtesy to not to leave spoilers around on such a new and anticipated game. Especially in an article that has nothing to do with spoilers in the game.

      If the article/video/whatever is labeled in a way that you know spoilers will be there, fair play, your own fault you had it spoiled. Here on this article though? No, not so much.

      Also, you’re a major hypocrite. Whining about people whining when you open your comment complaining about those who whine.

      • Gatsu

        This isnt just any place, this is MGI and spoilers will be removed for a while longer.

        People shouldnt have to avoid internet as you said, that’s just bullshit. It’s what early leaks forced fans to do.

  • Tao

    I jump between main and side missions. Once I did my first mission in Africa, I stopped with the main missions and cleared up all available side-ops in Afghanistan before I continued with the story. It’s probably helped in future missions as well since I was getting a ton of cash, equipment, materials and soldiers fultoned to Mother Base that I wouldn’t have by now if I was just doing main missions.

    I don’t really agree with the audio tapes though. I don’t mind a few in games but I find it a really boring and non-engaging way of storytelling. I’m gonna have to listen to them all eventually but probably via youtube in the background whilst I do something else…I dunno, listening to audio tapes feels even less like ‘playing a game’ than watching cutscenes, neither of which are gameplay.

  • Quiet’s loud sister

    Ok . I admit my comment was slightly hypocrital and i did overeact but logically… you EXPECTnot to stumble on spoilers and you go on a site called metalgearinformer? Thats just arrogant.

    • Gatsu

      You might run into them here too. But we mods will remove them and ban if someone keeps doing it. It’s what we agreed on when game released, to keep this place clear for a while.

      This site has a big fanbase and even though some are still playing the game, they still like to visit here and chat about things. It’s what I did too, because I enjoy being here.

      So hopefully you understand why can’t spoil the full game yet. There is MGI forums for that if really have to. Or other sites, but players deserve some more time to finish because have waited a long time for TPP :).

  • Got stuck in my pimped out gold chopper now I have to start again

  • Thiago Paulino Dantas

    Sometimes I go back on motherbase and if there is nothing important to do, I let my 6 years old brother on the base hunting diamonds and doing the challenges, or just messing with the animals.

  • Sean Filkins

    5 hours into the game…I’m on episode 3. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I like to do all available missions/objectives before moving on.

  • Cartmangus

    Welp, I finished the game and I wish I hadn’t. Massive Spoilers Below


















    I just can’t defend that ending even though I understand what Kojima was going for. He already did this with MGS2 though, and he did it better there. What was the point of repeating that, and doing it in the very final mission of the game? It adds absolutely nothing to it, if you remove that twist absolutely nothing changes, the game still works, it is still the same story. If you put Snake in the shoes of Raiden in MGS2 that entire game falls apart. You don’t make the player the protagonist with an already established character with a set path in the story, you just don’t do that. “I’m Big Boss and so are you” really? I mean I get it, Kojima, but it doesn’t make it not trash. And the fact that the Medic was Venom Snake is only detrimental to the message as well, why does that matter to anyone? why even give him any past? it adds nothing.. it’s like a bad fan theory acid trip of an ending. I wish I could get behind it, but I can’t, it’s just not good in any way and it feels so haphazard and adds nothing for me, only takes away. Yay, we have an answer to how Big Boss came back from death in Metal Gear 1…….

    God damn, what a weak note to go out on.

    Here’s the amazing journey that Big Boss went through in The Phantom Pain: Wakes up, rides ambulance, rides bike.

    Such a shame, because the game underneath was absolutely fantastic and there were even plenty of great story beats throughout even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the story in general, but there were great moments (immediate standouts being the episode 1, 12, 20, 28,29, 30, 31, 43) but chapter 2 was so poorly put together and the final mission just dropping out of nowhere and being a flashback, just dropped in there with repeats of old missions, and the fact that it plays exactly like it did the first time around, they didn’t even bother to remove the tutorial prompts, I mean what is that shit?

    At least playing it was a great experience.. but I’m so let down, and the fact that this is the last ever Metal Gear by Kojima makes it even sadder.

  • Alexander Scott

    Checkpoint system is pretty bad if you ask me.

  • Eethan O’Connell

    Please patch the game so that we can use Quiet again. Taking her out of the game completely is a totally crap thing to do.

  • faisbross

    Whenever I get blood on Snake, I get back and shower. But since I can’t feel the freshness of it. I always take a shower myself…everytime. Do I have a problem?

  • B Miller

    There’s nothing like shooting off an enemy helmet from behind then exploding their melon when they turn around, lol.

  • Mike

    I’m not going to lie, when I started playing it I didn’t like it. I thought to myself the game was over-hyped and it couldn’t possibly live up to everything I expected. Little by little the game completely won me over, I absolutely love how this game doesn’t take itself so seriously, at every turn I learn something new, I saw a sign at mother base warning that it is a construction site, one of those hard hat area signs — as I was looking at the drawing of something falling from above BAM! I started laughing hysterically, the attention to detail is crazy. Here I am a scarred and BLOODY psychopath barely able to form a sentence being licked by a puppy who also has one eye lol! You get the clear impression that Hideo Kojima is like a little kid, this is what video games are supposed to be like. My friend was experimenting with the game saying that if you let your horse drop a deuce and you roll around in it you can get closer to animals before they run away. Idk if that’s true or not but the fact that the game is so well thought out, you got people spending time at home rolling around in horse poo lol! I can’t tell you how hard I laugh when I’m at mother base beating the hell out of my soldiers who salute me, “I won’t let you down boss!” “Thank you B — *BODY SLAM!*” It just seems so wrong but apparently they like it rofl! The design for everything is so cool, stylish. Cinematic cut-scenes that are WAAAYYY over the top, EPIC! Compared to other games the cut-scenes and levels from MGS V are INSANE LOL! Explosions and gigantic boss fights, when you first start playing you’re like “This is soooo unrealistic….”, 3 minutes later you’re like “The hell with realism! That chopper just got taken out by a flaming blue whale projectile and now a fiery horse is chasing me through the forest setting everything ablaze! GALLOP B*TCH! GOGOGO! Realism went out the window with the b*tch that strangled my doctor. Giggling at Ishmael’s butt-crack all while simultaneously being terrified that I’m going to be discovered and executed… I mean, you gotta’ think, they all want to kill me so bad that they’re fighting over who gets to kill me, IT MAKES NO SENSE!!! Infiltration missions are very satisfying when you get the hang of it. Unique game, a lot of replay value, a lot of missions. Fun game^^

  • Juan

    i finish all the missons in the game except for mission 46 which doesnt not come out. I m at 78 % of the game and i have 3 FOB, the first is completly updgraded. i have finished all the side ops in Yellow and most of the white ones. but i dont get mission 46. can anybody help me ?

  • Pingback: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Lessons learned and top tips for newcomers | The Games Writer()

  • Tony Flores

    Konami killed this awesome series prematurely with this unfinished game that needed 5 chapters.

    • 5 chapters? That seems like a bit too much. It is already the longest Metal Gear by far with just the two.

  • TiMeSpLiT–TeR

    I turn off display notifications when marking enemies, reflex mode and reticular aim to off. This is how metal gear should have been in the first place because it’s espionage. You rely on sound cues. When you enter an area, the music changes if there are soldiers nearby. The music changes again and plays a chyme sound when a enemy is nearby. Their is also a cue when an enemy has spotted an unknown origin.

    When you play with Quiet, her laser will follow and hums if she spots a nearby enemy. If the enemy is alerted, she will fire. If the enemy is wearing a helmet and spotted you, she will shoot the helmet and give you time to react. You just have to put her somewhere to get a clear vision of your path. For DDog, the dog barks if he spots enemies, just count the barks and it will tell you how many. Just be careful with the sound cues, if he barks with a following chyme sound then he probably located a plant or an animal or a weapon. DDog growls if the enemy is nearby. You will know the location of the enemy nearby by just looking at Ddog, he will be facing at the direction of the enemy.

    I find this setup more immersive.

  • Spam TheChat

    If only there was a way to change the alert theme music. You can do it in mgo, I don’t see why i shouldn’t be allowed to get shadow Moses island memories in single player

  • RolanTHUNDER

    Looks like Kojima-san and I have the same approach – I have been alternating between main missions, side ops and visits to my MB for rest and a shower. I also listen to tapes in my ACC ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sam Arcade

    i wish they remove that online inventory cuz when i connect on the server my gmp goes red and lost many staff and resources(sold it)

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close