Metal Gear Solid V just went all cute on me & update: I’m liking it [may contain spoilers]

Note: If you’re playing it and haven’t got far, this could spoil a really nice moment for you. You’ve been warned

A few days ago I wondered whether I’d made a mistake buying MGSV: The Phantom Pain.

Well, after a few more hours, I can report I’m actually starting to dig it. It’s really throwing up some neat little touches that I’m liking [I really like the shower on Mother Base so I can wash off all the enemy blood from Snake. Thumbs up, Mr Kojima]

I think the turning point was a mindset change. I started playing it more Splinter Cell and less Gears of War [insert any other shooter name here, if you like]. I started thinking  tactically, rather than go in guns blazing [although during one early mission I was doing incredibly well, being stealthy, until a guard spotted me carrying an unconscious buddy – then all hell broke loose]

Then this happened during the opening moments of, I think, the third mission:


Up, up & away: Yes, that’s Snake fultoning a puppy back to Mother Base.

So, I completed the mission, returned to Mother Base to wash off the blood, not really giving the puppy a second thought, then this happened as I stepped from the helicopter.

Oh, Mr Kojima, you know how to generate the “Awws” from me. Nice work.



2 thoughts on “Metal Gear Solid V just went all cute on me & update: I’m liking it [may contain spoilers]

  1. After your initial review, it’s interesting (to me anyway) re: your approach to be more stealthy rather than “gears of war” guns blazing. My flatmate and I played this way back when it was on the original Playstation. She excelled at it; I just couldn’t get in to it – I prefer “guns blazing” to stealth. Nice to see the warm fuzzy in your review. Made me think of the Mabari from Dragon Age 2 and how I missed seeing my one (Woofles) in some way in DAI (mind you I’m hopeless at importing my previous DA2 save game data from Origin, but I don’t recall anyone else saying their Hawke turned up with his/ her mabari in tow).

    • I haven’t played a lot of MGS games so I thought perhaps using a more tactical approach of assessing a situation then acting might work best. It seemed it has worked, for the most part. I think I’ll keep using this strategy!

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