Snake has returned. However, his eagerly awaited return lasts only for a few hours. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the prologue to the much awaited The Phantom Pain.
Snake has returned. However, his eagerly awaited return lasts only for a few hours. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the prologue to the much awaited The Phantom Pain. It works as a starter to the main course (The Phantom Pain). Some will enjoy it; some will be hungry for The Phantom Pain. Other than the duration, Ground Zeroes is a fantastic game. It really is.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a classic stealth game. You are Snake, who starts on the outskirts of Camp Omega. The main task is to rescue Cipher agent Pacifica Ocean and Sandinista child soldier Ricardo ‘Chico’ Valenciano Libre. If you have played Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, you know who we are talking about. Other than this main campaign, Ground Zeroes has 4 side quests and an exclusive mission (depends on which platform you play). The guards at Camp Omega are alert, as you expect them to be. What works well in Ground Zeroes is the lighting. You can sneak past guards in not so well-lit areas. Also, the pouring rain conceals the sound of your footsteps. The game also introduces a new system where you can track the guards using your binoculars. Once you are spotted by a guard, you can kill him quickly to stop him from calling for any help. Reflex is a new system that we see in Ground Zeroes. Reflex freezes the game for a few seconds, thus allowing you to kill the enemy, once Snake is spotted. If you don’t manage to kill him, guards arrive from everywhere. If you manage to run away, a guard will be sent to your last location. The combat is fascinating.
Also, MGS broadcasts different time slots. During the day, it is easier for the guards to spot Snake. When darkness falls, Snake has an upper hand over his enemies. Ground Zeroes also introduces Snake’s driving capabilities. He can drive jeeps and trucks. He can also call for helicopter support. The consequences depend on these decisions. The game is powered by Konami’s new FOX engine, which truly enhances MGS experience. The movements of Snake are fluid. He can sprint, take cover and kill easily. The graphics are top notch and no frame rate issues are experienced (PS3 version).
Ground Zeroes is a brilliant way to prepare us for The Phantom Pain. While the length of the game may push some gamers away, MGS fans have to grab this. Snake is back and he was truly missed. The Phantom Pain can’t come soon enough.