Story - 31%
Graphics - 80%
Audio - 69%
Gameplay - 20%
Replayability - 10%
When it comes to Metal Gear Solid, we have come to expect the highest of standards from this beautiful Konami Classic. Did Konami use the MGS name to try carry a survival game after the departure of the MGS creator?
To be honest, I was quite excited for this game, not as a MGS series continuation (because I did not expect any link at all) but I was excited at the thought of Konami creating a survival game with their own spin. Boy, was I let down! The game lacks everything, just everything.
The actual gameplay is just weak, overcomplicated and just all round an overall shambles. If you manage to power through the hours of gameplay before you can actually play what you really want to, the multiplayer online survival. I spent around 4 hours grinding through the single player story to level up my character to eventually get to the multiplayer online, where I actually felt, for the first time ever in a game, that I wasted my time and life for absolutely nothing. In order to actually survive, you have to level up your character to a certain point, where you can use those acquired skills in the SP in the MP online, makes you feel like you’re forced into playing something you may not want to play.
Coming into the multiplayer with the lowest expectation, I put in some grind hoping that there will be some improvement and some fun. I was somewhat surprised, the game isn’t annoying or fun, just a tedious grind that you now you have to do because the game tells you too. I was never really laughing or concentrating, more like living that boxed office life going through the paces because you know you have to.
There are a few things the game has going for it, the insanely crazy cut scenes (compensating for something?). The scene are action filled and really fill you in on the story quite a lot. The cut scene cinematics are great. Graphics are pretty spectacular, very well balanced for a survival 3rd person shooter, not quite Phantom Pain, but hey it is a much smaller scale game. Character creator is pretty much the same as the last MGS title, detailed and probably the most fun you’ll have ion the game.
Overall, this game was a letdown and after reviewing it, I would probably let it sit on my main screen as a playable game that I will most likely never play again. To put it into perspective, I’ve only ever got a refund for 1 game and that was No Mans Sky (Which I bought again after the major patches and updates) and if I had paid my hard-earned money for this game, I would have 100% requested a refund without even making it through the single player.
Hopefully they can redeem the title with some updates and patches as well…
Reviewed on: Playstation 4
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Age Rating: 18
Publisher/Developer: Konami, Konami Digital Entertainment
Estimated RRP: R399
Release Date: 20 February 2018
- Detailed Cut scene
- Character Creation
- Tedious Grind with no satisfying results