Game Review: Metal Gear Solid V
Metal-Gear Solid V is a video game with the mission of rescuing two prisoners who are being held at Camp Omega, which is a military base in the United States. The prisoners are Paz and Chico, two of Snake’s allies featured in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Although the game itself is quite short, it features some very good moments for Snake in an open mission area that has no approach restrictions, as well as a specific way to complete the mission.
When you play Metal-Gear Solid V, your progress is entirely up to you. Whether you want to be loud, stealthy, lethal, or non-lethal, you can play however you want. When you deviate from the series that is too strict, you will not be punished exclusively if you choose to use more aggressive tactics. In fact, you are free to use whatever methods you want.
Camp Omega has many areas to explore both inside and outside. There are dangerous guard posts, vehicles that can be driven, closed doors that can be opened, secret tunnels, and other different opportunities that you can take advantage of if you are an observant soldier. The base is under the surveillance of some soldiers who patrol in jeeps and trucks, take a break for a smoke, chat with their colleagues and sometimes reveal important information.
If you’re new to this game, it won’t be long before you realize how much detail the game contains, as well as how the Fox engine it uses is capable of creating a true and open mission experience. The Snake in this game has fluid movements and it is very easy to control its posture, face melee enemies and participate in combat. It is also very easy to grab and decide what to do with the guards. For example, you can interrogate them or delete them.
Stealth in this game has been redesigned to provide clearer vision cones and radars. Your weapon and ammo will be the only indicators on the screen. Your observation will be needed to determine if an enemy can see you. At that time, there will be a small indicator that will show you how alert the guard on duty is. You can turn off the indicator if you are a hardcore player. These are some of the things that make playing Metal-Gear Solid V a refreshing experience.