Metal Gear Solid V: the Phantom Pain: A Relic of Kojima's Impression
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the last game from one of the game maestro, Hideo Kojima, after leaving Konami and making a game (which seems cool) called Death Stranding. MGS V comes with 2 games, the first is Ground Zeroes which is the prologue and also Phantom Pain.
These two games are good news for PC gamers who are also MGS fans because the previous two titles were exclusively Sony PlayStation. Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain is still present as a stealth game, but there’s a lot of extra action due to its third point of view.
This game was released not only on current generation consoles, but also on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. If you haven’t had the chance to play this game from Kojima’s fifth series, you can follow this article before you try it. Don’t miss it!
Storyline Metal Gear Solid V: Kojima Is The Maestro
As we mentioned earlier that MGS V comes with two games. Phantom Pain is a continuation of the story from Ground Zeroes. This time you will play as a Big Boss called the Punished “Venom” Snake. At the beginning of the game you will find Snake in a hospital called Cyprus. He was awakened from a coma for nine years due to the explosion of an additional bomb in the body of Paz (a child who must be saved in the Ground Zero mission).
The explosion that left him in a coma for 9 years seriously injured him. As a result of the explosion Big Boss had to experience many bone fragments lodged in his body. In addition, he also had to lose his left hand. Having just finished recovering, Big Boss had to be threatened with an assassination attempt by Cipher. While performing surgery, Cipher also attacks the hospital. Fortunately, he was saved by Ishmael.
To take revenge, he leads a mercenary group called the Diamond Dogs. This time he adopted the name Venom Snake and traveled to Afghanistan before Afghanistan’s war with the Soviet Union as well as the Angolan Zaire border during the Angolan civil war to track down the mastermind behind the destruction of MSF (Militaires Sans Frontieres). In Snake’s journey this time, you will find one of the old characters that has existed in previous series, namely Ocelot.
A Wider World with Super Slick Graphics
As Kojima’s work with Konami, Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, you could say, is quite different from the previous series. As an action-stealth game, MGS V the Phantom Pain has a very large map that allows you to visit places along the map. Kojima’s last series with Konami carried the open-world aspect, which was really trendy at that time.
This game also consists of main missions and side missions which sometimes have continuity between the two. To complete the existing missions, you are offered various ways so that there is no limit when you want to complete each mission. In carrying out missions you can use the traditional MGS method by stealth or with careful planning, or you are bored with stealth, you can use a machine gun or tank.
Choose the Peaceful Way or the Frontal Way?
If you are someone who likes brutality, maybe the second method is more suitable for you. You will find many corpses lying around, but if you are a peace-loving pacifist, you can paralyze the enemy without having to kill him. One of the interesting features presented in this game is the Reflex Mode which is able to slow down time so you can strategize when the enemy knows your whereabouts.
Metal Gear Solid V Conclusion: A Not Disappointing Legacy After Leaving Konami
Surely for those of you fans of MGS or Metal Gear Solid, you know the news of Kojima’s departure from the company that has made his name. It’s not in vain that Kojima puts all his energy into his last game at Konami before Konami makes a game with the name Metal Gear which even vilifies the name of the franchise. This game is really worth a try for fans of the Metal Gear series or those who are not fans. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain not only offers cool graphic quality with sharp details, but also very interesting gameplay.