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:
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.