In the year 2014, Konami released the latest in their long-running Metal Gear franchise, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. I am not going to play this game for reasons we may or may not get into later.
Instead, we are here for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a much better and much more complete game in all respects.
Previous Metal Gear Solid titles had Snake traversing some manner of military complex or warzone another in a somewhat linear fashion. This latest entry takes that structure and throws it into the garbage in favor of an open-world game that’s a hell of a thing and a blast to play.
Joining me on this wild ride will be my brother Peanut Butler, who’s never given a shit about a Metal Gear in his life. Which is good, because this game is set up for exactly that kind of person. You don’t need to know or care about the previous games to enjoy this one, which is good and the correct way to design a game.
Before we get started, we got a couple of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Rules.
Firstly, NO SPOILERS. This may be a departure from the rest of the series, but this is still a Kojima-brand video game and there’s gonna be a lot of twists and turns. Don’t talk about shit we haven’t seen or can’t know about yet, including gameplay shit.
Second, yes the vape is a vape. Don’t tell me it’s not a vape.
Third, NO SPOILERS. What can I say, it’s a recurring issue.
Anyway, we good? Here’s the videos.
New videos posted every week assuming nothing catches on fire.