MGSV: The Phantom Pain ships over 3 million copies worldwide, according to Japanese ad

Several Japanese websites are displaying a new advertisement for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, that states the game has already shipped over 3 million copies worldwide.

 

This is what the ad looks like:

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The translation reads as follows:

“Cumulative worldwide shipments: three million copies breakthrough.”

These are some impressive early numbers, but keep in mind they are just ‘shipped’, which is not quite the same as ‘sold’. Shipped means the amount Konami sold to retailers, and sold means the number the retailers have sold to customers. This means copies that are still on store shelves have been shipped, but not yet sold.

Still, it’s a very good start!

Source: NeoGAF, via DualShockers

  • Boldizar

    I have not finished the game yet but if it is going to end up being 3 million unfinished games like I have briefly read regarding the missing important scene, I am going to be mad.

    • solideater

      3 million unfinished games… continued in DLC or expansion pack

      • Steven Michael Brown

        I would buy it as dlc. So many other games do it a lot more and this game is so huge already

        • solideater

          Now we really need remakes for Metal Gear 1 and 2 to explain the story as well as some form of story DLC as currently I have the least motivation to play the game.

      • JJBYACH

        It’s a sad time we live in. But I’m not too mad as long as it has loads of content like the retail game.

      • Boldizar

        Now there is an idea! Ground Zeroes was a prologue, then epilogue mission. I doubt that would over well but if would be cool.

  • Golgari

    Just finished 1-st chapter. (Not first mission lol) but basically I completed the game for a certain part.
    THAT LAST LEVEL and BOSS were insane.

    After that I tried to complete some objectives like to extract “something” at the last level and do “this” or “that”… but it was so hard at the last level. Even if you go apeshit in terms of action… They kill you so fast.

    I’m impressed.

  • i am one of the 3million (‘-‘7)

  • cklambo

    I’m surprised anyone is leaving messages, too busy playing the game.

  • Marxal

    I finished the game, barring any secrets gained at 100%

    I feel a Phantom Pain, one that can never be healed. Does anyone else feel it too?

    Or perhaps utter disappointment?

    • Venom_Sina

      You’re not the only one.

  • Batzi

    I think it is breaking records in the series.

    • It could very well end up doing so. 10 million copies sold doesn’t seem that unlikely.

      • Golgari

        10 million is easy for this game. It is super-well received among the industry. Every platform out there + PC. Not to mention about Digital sales.
        I’m so impressed by MGSV. This game will be played for years.

        I’m just sad that this awesome experience ends and Kojima won’t touch Metal Gear anymore… I remember that interview when he said about Normandy and The Boss game……………

  • Kara25

    Guys any news or confirmation about camp omega been in phantom pain?? I see a lot of people saying that they completed the game but no sign of returning to camp omega.

    • nope still nothing why wold you wana go back its all dead case in GZs final MM we blow it the hell up xD

      • Kara25

        Just curious about the mega super secret thing been done for the first time in video games according to kojima… Well damn I will just keep searching all the platforms in mb in hope that a another door unlocks like the medical platform and seeing some cool Easter egg!

        • Danny Patten

          Did you search your Medical Platform thoroughly? 😉

        • 104 bro let us know if u find sum thing cool

      • TheOhInZero

        Not exactly true, my friend. The Extra Ops concerning the black site were just recycling the Camp Omega base. They actually took place at some other place. Hence the “Pseudo-Historical Recreation” you see at the beginning of those 4 missions.

    • Tong Ninja

      Nope!

      I think someone should ask Kojima or Konami about this! 🙂

    • Why would you go back there?

      • Tong Ninja

        Special mission, and there is a super cool secret regarding something that can’t be done in movies but can only be done in video games. Kojima stated this last year I think. 🙂

        • Oh okay I didn’t know that 😀 Sounds interesting

    • Robin Besch

      wasnt it already said that it was cut from the game?

  • Venom_Sina

    Guys,a simple “non-spoilerish” answer will be enough.Have you finished the game?Is the ending was Satisfying for you (I mean did you enjoy the ending)?
    For me:I have a weird feeling and I can’t say for sure,but I think I dissappointed.What are your thoughts?
    Dear Mods,if you think this question is spoilery,feel free to remove it.Thanks.

    • Golgari

      It’s ok to post smth like this.
      I like the ending when I’m right now. But i have not finished the game for 100%.
      I finished only 1st chapter and I like it but it’s not really an ending. It’s a climax of some sorts.

      • Venom_Sina

        Thank You.
        You just finished Chapter 1.That’s not the end of the game.Keep playing till you see the ending,then let us know what you think about the final moments of the game.Thanks again.

        • solideater

          I have ended the game and the story is disappointing… for me the story did not lived up to the hype it generated.

          • Venom_Sina

            Exactly.Let me tell you something.I think the story was a complete (sorry for the bad language) BULLSHIT!!!(espacially the final mission)
            I don’t know why I have this feelling,but I’m happy that I’m not the only one!!!

          • solideater

            The second part of the game feels rushed as Kojima ran out of time. As much as people are blaming Konami for it, I also blame Kojima for his project management and meeting his deadlines. A company does not have unlimited budget to spend, and this game cost $ 80 million

          • Venom_Sina

            Well said.Yeah,I think it has nothing to do with Konami,I think this is KJP’s fault.One other thing about that rushed part:Those [EXTREME] bullshit missions means they were running out of ideas or something like that,Why we have to repeat those missions that we already completed once?

          • solideater

            They weren’t running out of ideas, they were running out of time by looking at the cut content. I read somewhere that Phantom Pain was to release in first quarter 2015 after GZ but then we got the date for third Quarter. It looks like KJP again missed their dead line and Konami higher ups said enough is enough and made them release the game for this fiscal year at any cost.

          • Golgari

            People need to calm down about that “content” that was not in the final game.
            The reasons are unknown at this point. You need to understand that in reality “cut content” is a common thing in the games development.

            I’m sure there are a lot of things they cut we have not seen. The reasons are unknown.

            the game right now is more or less finished. It has a start and the finish.
            MGSV:TPP will be at Tokyo Games Show. We need to see what will be there.

          • solideater

            Leaving out conclusions for certain characters and then showing that content on the extra disc which provides proper resolution to said characters shows that either they ran out of time or there is a future DLC, as the game is structured in episodes format. If that’s the case I’ll wait for GOTY edition….

          • Venom_Sina

            I’m not worried about the removed content,cause this game that I have right now is supposed to be a complete game.What I’m trying to say is:This supposed “completed game” doesn’t give us the contents that developers promised us,and the contents that are in the game,as you said earlier “did not lived up to the hype it generated”.

          • solideater

            You know after playing the game in my mind i have relegated this game to non canon territory… now i wish for remake for Metal Gear 1 and 2 so at least we can beat Big Boss and learn why he did all of this…

          • Venom_Sina

            I think I’m gonna do that,too,in the near future!!!

          • Venom_Sina

            BTW,it was nice talking to you,solideater and Golgari.I really enjoyed it.Have a nice day both of you.

          • Golgari

            This is not about the ideas. EXTREME difficulty levels are for hardcore players.
            These levels have amazing level design, I don’t see a problem to repeat them. They have different conditions and a bit harder which is nice.

          • Venom_Sina

            You’re right,the level design is good and all,but why repeat them?If a hardcore player wants a real challenge,he/she can play the game with higher difficulty,no reflex etc. to challenge himself/herself!!!Again I don’t see anything special in repeating the same thing over and over.

          • I think that completing GZ with 100% gives a totally different experience on how to play TPP. I am so happy to own this master-piece of a simulation…

    • MichaelPayneV

      I think that it was perfect, the ending is a very strong metaphor that I won’t spoil.

      • Venom_Sina

        Thanks for your opinion.I tried really hard to communicate with the ending,but I couldn’t!!!It just doesn’t sit in my heart.

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          Big Boss is Hideo Kojima, and Venom is us, the fan-base, that all tough Kojima created us, like Big Boss created Venom, we created “A HIDEO KOJIMA GAME” just how Venom created Saladin, we created Kojima Productions, just how Venom created Outer Heaven, We spread and will spread Hideo’s legacy, just how Venom spreads Big Boss’s legacy!

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah,that’s a good theory.But I’m not a fan of your theory! I’m sorry! Still the ending doesn’t make sense if we apply your theory to it as well.

          • Random sniper

            unfortunately thats the truth not a fucking theory !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dario Tafuro

      I’m not even close to the end, but I’d like to ask you something: which MGS is your favourite from a story/contents point of view?

      • Venom_Sina

        Story:MGS2 and MGS3.
        Contents:MGS3 and Peace Walker.
        I love’em all,but these games are really good!!!

        • Dario Tafuro

          I absolutely agree. Well, I’m a little bit worried about the ending of V right now, but I guess I just have to wait and see with my own eyes, then I’m going to share my thoughts with you guys. Also the gameplay is stellar so far!

    • FoxTamerMGO

      I did NOT like how the game ended.. it missed something..

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      If only Venom Snake died protecting Big Boss.. ONLY then, his existence as “venom snake” would be purposeful. I mean.. what’s the point of having him as a body-double anyway? to protect the real big boss from skull face? SKULL FACE WHO GOT KILLED BY RUINS FALLING ABOVE HIM? What an anti-climactic villain. Now that Skull Face is dead.. Venom Snake has no purpose.. This is the only MGS game where i hated its ending.. It’s like that Kojima wanted to end MGSV with a twist but he couldn’t think of one so he said to himself “Oh, what about a body-double twist”.. I wanted to be surprised by the end of MGSV like what happened with MGS4.. but that didn’t happen.. because almost EVERYONE predicted there will be a body-double :’/

      • Venom_Sina

        Well said,man.That’s what I’m thinking.

        • FoxTamerMGO

          After re-thinking the story of MGSV i realized how it all make sense.

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          Zero is the one who initiated the plan of getting a body-double for snake, not only to protect him from Skull Face but ALSO from the Patriot AI in the future. Zero loved snake as a brother and wanted to protect him. It’s true that they had their differences but he doesn’t want snake to be killed by his creation (patriot AI). After he gets in a coma(Zero getting in a coma because of skull face’s “gift”), he won’t have control over the patriot’s AI to protect snake from them SO that’s why he initiated the plan of creating a body-double. Also, i wanna mention that the only three that know there’s a body-double are Zero, Ocelot and Kaz, the patriot AI doesn’t know. In 1995, the “U.S” controlled by the Patriot’s AI not knowing that Big Boss is behind Outer Heaven, they told Big Boss (the leader of special unit FoxHound) to investigate Outer Heaven of whether they have Metal Gear or not. So Big Boss takes the job and sends a cassete tape to the Phantom Big Boss, called “Operation Intrude N313″(The mission name given to solid snake in MG1 to infiltrate Outer Heaven) as we saw in the ending of MGSV to warn the phantom Big Boss of Solid Snake coming to investigate the area. And as we all know, in MG1, Big Boss leads Solid Snake to traps trying to kill him, And when Solid Snake figured that Big Boss( not knowing it’s the phantom) is behind Outer Heaven, he killed him. And The real Big Boss continued building his Outer Heaven till 1999. So in a sense, the phantom Big Boss protected the real big boss and serves his purpose.

  • Danny Patten

    Quiet is a Disco Queen isn’t she? 😀
    And HOLY MOLY that “Heavens Divide” cassette :O
    Chills…!

  • solidsnack

    i keep getting this weird glitch where i complete a side op and get the GMP ect for it but then it just appears on my list again as a new side op? i hope this doesn’t impact the story missions triggered by completing a certain number of side ops! anyone else having this problem? if this is a spoiler feel free to delete it again

    • BurntFM

      I get the same thing. I cleared all my side ops for Afghanistan I had at the time and when I go back to the chopper they show like new missions and there’s a dot next to them like I haven’t completed it but there’s also the checkmark that I DID complete it. I hope they fix that.

      • solidsnack

        yeah I’ve extracted a POW now 3 times and then it finally went away and now I’m sick of that outpost lol

        • BurntFM

          I guess they’re supposed to be played a bunch of times. MY OCD can’t handle all those notification numbers next to the side ops menu. It drives me crazy.

    • Tong Ninja

      Not sure but I think it means you can replay that side-op again (for GMP farming purposes). Some side-ops can’t be replayed again.

    • Steven Michael Brown

      When I did one of the extract the highly skilled soldier side ops the targets highest rating was an “E” but the dude next to him was a “B” so I just fultoned them both. Weird

      • JohnnyAB

        It’s so random lol. How about, highly skilled soldier everything E but R&d which was D, but the guy next to him had 2 B’s and everything else C

        • Steven Michael Brown

          Was it the one where they were snipers on the cliff?

      • I got to that side op Extract the highly skilled solider #12 before I had to start killing everyone else ;( I tried to take everyone

    • FZJanimated

      i dont think is a glitch ,i think it means you can do the mission again but with high difficulty or with better stats soldiers.

  • Danny Patten

    Mission 30 is intense af :O

  • MK_Madness

    I really do understand why the reviewers said that the story lacks so much, it has no same impact as the other MGS games and also about Ishmael you could have easily guessed who he was and i bet 90% here knows who he is.

    • JJBYACH

      Ishmael is Quiet? I knew it.

      • MK_Madness

        Lol but no.

  • vic boss

    Anyone knows if the songs from the trailers are in the game? Not your kind of people, nuclear and elegia, I know that sins of the father and quiets theme is in there but can you listen to them with the iDroid ?

  • MichaelPayneV

    Just 3? Looks like Konami shoot themselves in the foot with the whole name removal microbulls*t!

    • Random sniper

      the witcher has 6 million now ! so i think thats a good thing!

  • !!!!SPOILER! This is for those who have completed EP.25!!!

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    So I have got a question about this disease. I found out that members who speak Kikongo are the source of it; that’s like half of my staff, is everyone who speaks this language infected or only those who have listed ‘Kikongo’ first like this:

    • Robin Besch

      every single one has to go to quarantine

    • MK_Madness

      Everyone who speaks Kikongo must be put in there.

  • MichaelPayneV

    I know i’m in the minority here, but Punished Venom Snake is not just my favorite Snake, but my favorite character from the series, he is above even The Boss for me!

    • Danny Patten

      He sure gets messed with.
      I’d break under those conditions as well :/

    • MK_Madness

      SPOILERS!!!! DON’T READ IT IF YOU’RE NOT FAR IN THE GAME!!!!

      That’s not the real Big Boss but the Medic from the chopper that jumped between the bomb and the real Big Boss in Ground Zeroes.

    • Venom is truly damaged.

  • Gatsu

    Impressive amount that 3 million.
    So I’ve completed Chapter 1 and it was awesome as hell :). I think this game has been really amazing, but I’m just worried now that it won’t have any epic ending like MGS3 :(. Because many keeps talking of this cut content etc… Not sure why it happened, but it does happen in some games I guess. Hoping it would be added later if there is some.

    I also watched the CE episode earlier, don’t know why I did, but that is something I wanted to see and it kinda hurts.

    Anyway I am still glad can play the last MGS by Kojima :D. He wanted us to enjoy it and I absolutely do love it, so much things left to do. On to continue Chapter 2 + Side Ops :)… Please don’t spoil the ending of Ch 2 to me, even if you don’t like it :3.
    Had to share my feels after all the negative opinions. I might share more after completing game ^-^. Kojima also said long time ago, that he wanted to make the story more simple in MGSV if I remember correctly, but also how Big Boss go bad. Hope I find the reason…

    • Danny Patten

      Tbh I have the feel that we miss like 20-30 or 1 Chapter of missions to conclude everything.
      But also have a feeling that Konami will release something afterwards…not sure what but they will put out something like another GZ.

  • Danny Patten

    Huey is a freaking nut job…

    • MK_Madness

      Or is he?

    • Random sniper

      SPOILERS WARNING

      HES AN ASSHOLE!

  • BurntFM

    [delete if necessary]I don’t know if this is spoilery or not but. I liked to listen to Paz’s Diaries in PW and GZ and…………..

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    The new Paz Diaries are so different it makes me feel a little melancholic about paz’s situation. I hope I can get all the pictures and see how it play’s out.

    • JJBYACH

      Yeah, makes me sad.

    • GrayFoxWasTaken

      They seem like redacted versions of the PW tapes, something is off, I cant tell if im just reading too deep and the new cassettes were made by post GZ paz, or theres some huge hints being dropped

      • BurntFM

        I know. Her tone in the last ones was different. She sound happy in this tapes. I keep getting the feeling when you get all the pictures from the MSF soldiers, something is going to happen. I just haven’t got that far into the game yet.

        • GrayFoxWasTaken

          I have a few and she is acting strange

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Someone know how to do update to Phantom Pain? When I choose connect to internet from ACC it says I must update the game to connect and use online features. Somebody can help me?

    • MK_Madness

      System?

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        System? You mean the console? No.
        It appears when Im launching Phantom Pain. First appears word: login to sever, and next it says I must update the game to use online features.
        When Im trying to download the ground zeroes savedata it says I must choose connect online from ACC. When Im choosing connect online from ACC it says I have to update the game.
        I have digital version. When I launched Phantom Pain first time there was some update.
        4 of them. Whole update was 5.4 GB. Maybe I will try to delete that and download it again. But there is possibilty that it will delete my save too. Because I dont know If I can only delete that update. You have some idea?

        • MK_Madness

          I meant on what system you play

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Hahaha! Sorry.
            Im playing on Xbox360. I cant use online functions and cant download ground zeroes save date.

          • MK_Madness

            Do you have xbox live gold account?

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            No. Only Silver membership. Free. No gold.
            You think that is the problem?

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            I dont know if my replay appeared in discussion because my disqus account show that my replay is not there, so I will write one more time.

            I dont have xbox live gold account. Only Silver. No gold. Free! Without gold!

            You think that can problem of the update?

          • MK_Madness

            Yes, you need gold.

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Really?! Thank You so much! I will buy it for sure. Thanks for reply. I would never think that I would need gold. Thanks again.

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Hey. I have question. There was some update to Phantom Pain and now I can use online functions without gold. But I still cant download Ground Zeroes data. It says to start over the game and upload score. But I have already 100% in GZ. How to upload that to server or what this game want from me? Play again the main mission? What do You think?

          • MK_Madness

            You’re supposed to upload the Ground Zeroes save via the game to the server and than you can download it in TPP.

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Thanks, but Can You tell me how I have to do this? Im launching ground zeroes and it says that game conncet server. Next what? Play all missions again? What options I have to choose? How to upload ground zeroes save to server?
            I dont know how to do this. I will be really grateful for help.
            I dont see any options where I can upload that save.

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Ive just saw information about some update for ground zeroes here on MetalGearinformer that add save data upload option. Its old. I didnt have that update. So I cant download it.
            I think its xbox360 problem. Dejavu mission supposed to be on X360 added as patch but I dont have it.
            Anyway thanks for help. I think Konami doesnt care about X360 users.

    • Random sniper

      i also had to it when i started my psn account months ago it will tell you that for every game wich has an online feature but fortunately you can ignore that!actually i still have it!

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Yeah. I ignore that and I can play the game but I cant download the ground zeroes save data.
        What to do?

        • Random sniper

          i didnt play ground zeroes but i think you should try to contact cuntami i feel bad for you but dont worry its just extra staff and a costume so itts not thst important.

  • Hello Brothers! To celebrate the nice sales figures for MGSV and the awesome game itself I made this spoof movie poster which references a certain game mechanic… Anyways, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoy ‘fultoning’ everything not pinned down in the game. 😉

    • Gatsu

      I love this poster :), thanks!

    • Awesome!

    • Robin Besch

      nailed it!

    • Random sniper

      LOL

  • Kara25

    Hey guys just a quick update… I am at mission 19 and I can’t stop the feeling that there is more content cut from the game rather than just the infamous camp omega revisit I don’t know but I think the game was going to be even more humongous than already is! I can’t get into details because of possible spoilers but yeah… I am smelling a gold edition of the game down the road with all the extra content. Just saying!

    • Raven_Sorrow

      Smelling or hopping?

    • Ryan Locke

      Dude there is SO much more to the game down your path! lol

    • no worries bro, just fasten your seat belt !

    • They cut the omega revisit???

    • GrayFoxWasTaken

      Sorry, I think your going to be disapointed.

  • solidsnack

    damn imagine how much fuel BB burns up in the ACC

    • Robin Besch

      now i know why i always have fuel shortage!

      • It all makes sense now…

      • Solid PhoeniX

        Ah so the Struggle is Real

  • PhantomSnake

    Just beat the game my mind is fucked. The reviewers were right it throws you through a loop.

      • PhantomSnake

        Lol it blew my mind.

    • Gatsu

      Awesome xD. I can’t wait to see how it ends :). I want to play it much more before finishing, but also want to see the end already so won’t get spoiled of it… Because I think someone will eventually do it to me anyway :3

      • If the end is what I think it is. I’ve noticed a few things confirming a theory slightly. But if it ends like that, I will be burning with revenge.

  • thetrooper1989

    I’ve spent 85 hours in this game easily and holy shit, I didn’t realize the insane amount of time I put in it without realizing. Easily my GOTY candidate for the gameplay alone, since I’m not going to go into the story detail. I spent 60 hours total for “The Witcher 3” and that took months for me to get the motivation to finish. I spent 85 fucking hours in one week. 1 week!

    • I hit 61 hours yesterday :D.

  • Mauricio Acosta

    Just met Eli… THAT WAS EPIC!!!

    • Ryan Locke

      Weirdest boss battle ever right?? lol

      • Was different

        • Random sniper

          remnds me of arkham origins lol!

    • Yeah the little shit. Haha

  • vic boss

    Anyone knows what are PF points ?

  • Adstratorz

    Hi all can anyone out there post a link or full pic of this front cover? I want to make it my wallpaper for my phone.. please!

    • Adstratorz

      saw one but its not full the thumb and head is cut..

      • Please keep us tuned if you find it. I love it too and could not find it complete / in a decent res so far.

  • Y Jebai

    Ah, that explains the 50+ copies we got at GameStop. People here in Switzerland still don’t understand the glory that is Metal Gear 🙁 It’s sad… so sad…

    • Y Jebai

      And they wouldn’t understand that reference!!! Who’s gotten through the story already as well? 🙂

  • SholidOnline

    SO AWESOME! The game has blown my mind (except story progression)! The online stuff can blow chunks though. I finally connect, I start an infiltration (after many attempts of selecting users), and what happens? I go offline suddenly and the game tells me I lose! Now that’s fair, isn’t it! Fix the servers, and that losing crap Konami!

  • J_muse72

    Has anyone seen the cutscene when Quiet is in the rain?

    • Random sniper

      yep!

      • J_muse72

        I was wearing the bandana, looked like a badass!

  • Solid PhoeniX

    25% Completion and I am still in MGS Awe!!! These are one of those games that you play for a couple of days then realize again that THIS IS an AMAZING GAME! Im doing the main story Missions like sipping a fine wine. . . Im Savoring every moment

  • Ryan Locke

    JUST got to chapter two, no spoilers i promise. I thought the game was over then BAM, “chapter 2” lol SEXUAL CONTENT WARNING: Sooo there are very few women at mother base, is it just me, or does the thought of them getting gangbanged by all the guys turn you on? And when you interrogate one she says boss harder, and its an honor to be held in your grip. That’s, sexy. lol

    • Robin Besch

      hahaha you’re the best

  • Lewis

    Just finished the game. Super disappointed with story and the ending.

    • I’m kinda getting the same. I love this game but how the trailers portrayed BB and revenge. I was expecting more from the story than this.

      • Lewis

        Not finishing the loop, not expanding, not making anything matter. This game’s story may be ingnored in the whole MGS lore, and it wouldn’t be a big deal.

      • I was expecting something different too. Then the game made me realize that I expected the wrong things and, what it gave me in the end, was way better than what I hoped for.

    • vic boss

      Shit I can’t believe it , I haven’t beaten the game yet but I can’t believe the ending it’s that bad, maybe you didn’t see the true ending with 100 %.

      • Lewis

        Is there one? If so, it better clarify some things.

      • Gatsu

        It’s just opinions. There’s millions of MGS fans and some hate some stories, some don’t. I haven’t finished TPP story yet either and kinda depressing reading all these comments, but I have to see the ending myself so can share thoughts :).

        • Those comments are indeed very depressing but fortunately, and beside the fact that this opus is a huge and fantastic game simulation, I am very happy with the story in terms of volume so far. Of course that’s a POV (I really loved MGS IV even if I was wondering how others would understand Kojima universe). I mean SOL was like that, SE was like that, GOP was like that, PW… and TPP is awesome (only reached chapter 2 / 50hrs or so). I wrote somewhere below that people may judge severely the game because the story line is not what they expected. I think they miss the point that this project is an unseen / more-than-meets-the-eye simulation ! One other think I love(I am at mission 31 or something), is that the cut scenes are getting longer and longer, Yeah !
          Regarding the gameplay, I think we should insist on the fact that finishing 100 % GZ gives a totally different insight on how TPP should be played and this unfortunately won’t be obvious to new comers or just “casual-snakers”. Knowing how to play with the ranking system multiply by several order of magnitude the overall value of the game whether for HC gamers or casual ones…

          • Lewis

            Wait till you see the ending, and then share your opinion. Until the final cutscene, I was also sure, that the story is amazing. And nobody speaks here about gameplay, it is awesome in every way.

          • Gatsu

            The story of games can still be amazing imo, even if the ending isn’t what you hope for. This just brings the ME3 story in mind where 90% of fans hated it just because of ending, but I didn’t :P.

            P.S. anyway I still haven’t finished it so I keep my mouth shut now lol :).

          • Right, a video game is a [gameplay + story] package since you are the one who holds the camera. I never saw in my whole life something that well polished.

          • Lewis

            The story was good, and the ending is mostly good. But…well, I just hoped so much, that it would correct the biggest mistake (for me) in MG lore, but it didn’t. It shoved it further into that abyss.

          • All right but, do you evaluate the whole game story line according with the final cut scene ? With all MG endings we go like very surprised but it take sometimes week to get the full sensation of what was the story. Just finish it once or twice more.

          • Lewis

            If you take MGSV (GZ+TPP and mb add PW) as a separate world, the story is kinda good. But it is not separate. And the ending is not surprising. BB in the ending of MGS4 is surprising, but this? It is just…lazy. And the biggest problem is not in the ending itself. It is about what it brings afterwards. Well, I’m not gonna say anything more. Discover it yourself, and I really hope you like it, cause I spent the whole night trying to feel good about it, but I couldn’t.

      • Random sniper

        I think its badass and realistic and has a message which is sharing is alway good and it can even save your life lol

    • I disagree. I loved the ending, it very nicely tied with the MSX games and, what’s most important, made sense in-universe. And it was clever.

      Now I don’t want to get all philosophical (but I will anyway), but the story is much more than just the ending. Heck, even if you hate the ending it doesn’t invalidate all the other things, the whole storytelling in the game which I also think is top notch (although there could be more of it and some might not like that 3/4 of the story is in tapes).

      • Lewis

        The game promised to tell, how Big Boss turned into a “demon”. I was always fucking pissed, that everyone treated BB as a villain. And I wanted this game to prove, that it was wrong. And when I saw the ending, at first, I believed, that my dreams came true, but then it was once again fucking ruined. And I also didn’t see the motive, the “downfall” (like every fucking advertisement promoted the game). For me BB will always remain a hero.

    • Mauricio Acosta

      Did you get the secret true ending?

  • Not even one week and triple smash hit….
    “I’m leaaaavin a dreaaaam, smash hitteeer…” : D

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