An easy 5/10 for some solid gameplay moments that are let down by the worst story in Metal Gear history, a fairly lifeless open world, and highly repetitive grind of missions.
If you haven't picked up MGSV yet, I recommend waiting for the definitive edition releasing in mid October as it comes with Ground Zeroes and all the extra cut dlc items. Unfortunately, no act 3 to actually end the MGSV's terrible plot.
It may sound petty, but as far as I am concerned? Metal Gear ended in 2008 with MGS4 and all the games released since I do not consider canon. XD
Peace Walker was alright. If anything, the story was worth it. MGSV not considered, I'd say MGS4 was the worst game in the series. It just feels like a never-ending mockery of the previous games, from the gameplay to the plot. It isn't that bad of a game, but playing MGS4 after been acquaint with the prior installments feels like a bad parody of them.
And what an age we live in. After thirty years of Metal Gear, we discuss it right when it became a pachinko and whatever Konami is calling that last travesty. Quite a time for us...
I can't judge Peace Walker as I have not played it. However, I've seen a detailed review of its story and I agree that the game does a better job of connecting to the later Metal Gear plots than Phantom Pain. MGS4 isn't the best MGS, but Kojima was obviously sick and tired of just making Metal Gear by MGS4 though. Î really did like the first two acts and the nostalgia filled return to Shadow Moses in MGS4, but the game was definitely weighed down by Kojima's self hatred and over abundance of cutscenes.
All good things come to an end eventually. What Konami is currently doing with the Metal Gear franchise is just plain stupid. Pissing off die hard fans remaking awesome scenes from Snake Eater in MGSV's fox engine for a lame pachinko machine. Lazily reusing MGSV assets for a terrible looking Co op zombie game. Metal Gear Survive is as much a Metal Gear game as Resident Evil 7 is a Resident Evil game. Some franchises need to just end man... XD
In all fairness, MGS4's Debriefing is to date my favorite moment of the series. It may expose some questionable choices made for the franchise, but, for a variety of reasons, it just feels right. Something to do with how well executed it is, how it references previous games and, for the mistakes, even an eulogy: it wasn't perfect, it tried.
Yeah, it's about time Metal Gear is left behind. Now it will be a memory, time and again reappearing for our eyes to see in other titles that shall be influenced by it. In any case, it's time to rest and let another generation live on.
Great to talk to you again, man. We should meet from time to time.
Imagine an honest trailer for Steven universe, If that does happen I want to hear them say this: a show with characters like Peridot and lapis who are so beloved, we all gave them a pass for attempted child murder. XD