After an outpouring of praise from the critics, many are convinced Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be Game of the Year .

Konami is convinced, too.

Speaking to MCV , marketing executive Jon Edwards said MGSV is the "most engrossing and stunning game" of 2015 to date.

" Anyone who has spent any amount of time with it has been blown away by its depth, scope, and ambition. It is one of those games where people go: 'I wonder if I can do this?' and they inevitably can. Many games claim to be sandbox, open-world affairs, but Metal Gear Solid V does offer incredible freedom. Yes, there are missions, but it is truly up to you how they are tackled. When we have shown it to the press, the interesting thing is that they don't discuss just the missions or what they played, but how they did it. You get people swapping different stories, and discussing how they beat certain elements. "

He added that MGSV "moves closer" to the ideal vision creator Hideo Kojima had for the franchise, as he always wanted to build a game with immense scope and detail. Edwards also cited the PSP entry, Peace Walker , as the place where some of these ideas formed (like Mother Base, for instance). Finally, he said:

"It's the game of the year–guaranteed."

Yeah, well, he's a marketing boss so he's supposed to say that. But he's probably right.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Snaaaake
Snaaaake
5 years ago

With so many GOTY awards out there, the only question is, how many can it win?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

So you can afford to make Suikoden VI now okay? DO IT B*TCHES!

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

Cant wait to get it!

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
5 years ago

I've been playing since last night. I was looking to play in hard mode but there wasn't any option for that.

I am not going to give away any spoilers but the gameplay is very solid. A lot of you will miss Hayters voice but you'll soon get used to Sutherlands voice.

Any questions that won't result in spoilers just let me know.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Any imporvements as far as gameplay and graphics from Ground Zeroes?

How did you get it early? I'm eagely awaiting Amazon to deliver it on release day. The wait is killing me! Lol been play Ground Zeroes until it arrives.


Last edited by Jawknee on 8/29/2015 4:47:05 PM

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
5 years ago

Jawknee,

As far as gameplay and graphics I'll say there's a slight improvement but don't expect it to look that much better. What separates this MGS from all of the other ones is the immersion level and as Konami said… the depth. There's a lot to do and collect in the land you're roaming. This is probably one of the easiest MGS entries for newcomers to play (not saying you are) since briefing and dialogue options are mostly optional but it stays true to what the franchise stands for.

I stopped pre-ordering at Amazon because they don't deliver my games on time as promised therefore from now on I go to a local game store that manages to get their games early only for longtime customers such as I.

By the way, what's your PSN ID? I'd like to add you. Mine is MRSUCCESS.


Last edited by MRSUCCESS on 8/29/2015 5:11:22 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Sweeeeet. Sounds goods. Man I can't wait. It should be here Tueday morning. So far I haven't had an issue getting same day release delivery with Amazon. So hopefully there won't be any delay this time either. It was the only place I could find the collectors edition.

I'll send you a request now.

Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

I avoid Amazon too because my games show up at like 8:30pm at night. Just in time to put it in the drive and let it update with a day one patch…. Yay.
I'm all about digital these days though.The benefit of saving tax and getting to play it fully updated on the night before release is too convenient for me. That and it's nice not having to get up and change discs or have to create more shelf space for something.

I'd only do this for games where I think I'll get my monies worth.
They take HDD space but I'm gonna get a 2TB HDD and Im fine deleting old games that go dormant from play.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 8/29/2015 9:55:05 PM

matt99
matt99
5 years ago

Since everything is online these days can't they detect that you're playing the game early (which means it was not legally sold to you)? I don't mean this in any way against you, I'd be playing it early if I could too, but I've heard of people doing this and having their accounts shut down and stuff like that.

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

yeh ive ordered from amazon too but dont think i'll get it early because tomorrow is a bank holiday 🙁

Godslim
Godslim
5 years ago

yeh ive ordered from amazon too but dont think i'll get it early because tomorrow is a bank holiday 🙁

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Odd. As a prime member be I've never had issues with Amazon. All the games I preordered end up on my door step before noon. Which isn't the case for non release day delivery items. Those show up between 2pm and 8pm depending on the carrier.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
5 years ago

Thats cute konmai thinks we care what they think. Heres what i think of konmai ..l.. I'll say it again i wont support konmai i will buy this game used and save five bucks. Oh and GOTY belongs to Fallout 4.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Lol, uh huh.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
5 years ago

You're still going to play so might as well buy it new and support Kojima Productions.

trumpetmon65
trumpetmon65
5 years ago

Yeah, sometimes sales is really fun when all you have to do is show people something great.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

And it should be.

matt99
matt99
5 years ago

Are you saying MGSV should be GOTY? If so, how can you say that without playing it?

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Yes.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

And because 1) it's Metals Gear 2) I have played it. Ground Zeroes. Beyond the complaints about its length the game is virtually flawless. Why should anyone expect The Phantom Pain to fair worse than GZ's?


Last edited by Jawknee on 8/30/2015 4:34:17 PM

matt99
matt99
5 years ago

That's a bold thing to say with fallout 4 releasing this fall as well.

Caanimal
Caanimal
5 years ago

I'm sure MGS will be A GotY, but not THE GotY. There are a LOT of top rated games coming out this fall, and there are a LOT of GotY awards out there. I foresee Fallout 4, Mad Max, and Just Cause 3 also being on the list for many GotY awards.

A lot of times a company will make 'shocking' comments like this to bring attention to their game. I'm sure this is mostly what is happening here. But again, I'm sure MGS will win several.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Lol, uh huh.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

And it should be.

matt99
matt99
2 years ago

Are you saying MGSV should be GOTY? If so, how can you say that without playing it?

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Yes.

Caanimal
Caanimal
2 years ago

I&#39m sure MGS will be A GotY, but not THE GotY. There are a LOT of top rated games coming out this fall, and there are a LOT of GotY awards out there. I foresee Fallout 4, Mad Max, and Just Cause 3 also being on the list for many GotY awards.

A lot of times a company will make &#39shocking&#39 comments like this to bring attention to their game. I&#39m sure this is mostly what is happening here. But again, I&#39m sure MGS will win several.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

And because 1) it&#39s Metals Gear 2) I have played it. Ground Zeroes. Beyond the complaints about its length the game is virtually flawless. Why should anyone expect The Phantom Pain to fair worse than GZ&#39s?

Last edited by Jawknee on 8/30/2015 4:34:17 PM

Godslim
Godslim
2 years ago

yeh ive ordered from amazon too but dont think i&#39ll get it early because tomorrow is a bank holiday 🙁

trumpetmon65
trumpetmon65
2 years ago

Yeah, sometimes sales is really fun when all you have to do is show people something great.

matt99
matt99
2 years ago

That&#39s a bold thing to say with fallout 4 releasing this fall as well.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Odd. As a prime member be I&#39ve never had issues with Amazon. All the games I preordered end up on my door step before noon. Which isn&#39t the case for non release day delivery items. Those show up between 2pm and 8pm depending on the carrier.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
2 years ago

You&#39re still going to play so might as well buy it new and support Kojima Productions.

Godslim
Godslim
2 years ago

yeh ive ordered from amazon too but dont think i&#39ll get it early because tomorrow is a bank holiday 🙁

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
2 years ago

Thats cute konmai thinks we care what they think. Heres what i think of konmai ..l.. I&#39ll say it again i wont support konmai i will buy this game used and save five bucks. Oh and GOTY belongs to Fallout 4.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
2 years ago

Jawknee,

As far as gameplay and graphics I&#39ll say there&#39s a slight improvement but don&#39t expect it to look that much better. What separates this MGS from all of the other ones is the immersion level and as Konami said… the depth. There&#39s a lot to do and collect in the land you&#39re roaming. This is probably one of the easiest MGS entries for newcomers to play (not saying you are) since briefing and dialogue options are mostly optional but it stays true to what the franchise stands for.

I stopped pre-ordering at Amazon because they don&#39t deliver my games on time as promised therefore from now on I go to a local game store that manages to get their games early only for longtime customers such as I.

By the way, what&#39s your PSN ID? I&#39d like to add you. Mine is MRSUCCESS.

Last edited by MRSUCCESS on 8/29/2015 5:11:22 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
2 years ago

So you can afford to make Suikoden VI now okay? DO IT B*TCHES!

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Sweeeeet. Sounds goods. Man I can&#39t wait. It should be here Tueday morning. So far I haven&#39t had an issue getting same day release delivery with Amazon. So hopefully there won&#39t be any delay this time either. It was the only place I could find the collectors edition.

I&#39ll send you a request now.

Godslim
Godslim
2 years ago

Cant wait to get it!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
2 years ago

With so many GOTY awards out there, the only question is, how many can it win?

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
2 years ago

I&#39ve been playing since last night. I was looking to play in hard mode but there wasn&#39t any option for that.

I am not going to give away any spoilers but the gameplay is very solid. A lot of you will miss Hayters voice but you&#39ll soon get used to Sutherlands voice.

Any questions that won&#39t result in spoilers just let me know.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Any imporvements as far as gameplay and graphics from Ground Zeroes?

How did you get it early? I&#39m eagely awaiting Amazon to deliver it on release day. The wait is killing me! Lol been play Ground Zeroes until it arrives.

Last edited by Jawknee on 8/29/2015 4:47:05 PM

matt99
matt99
2 years ago

Since everything is online these days can&#39t they detect that you&#39re playing the game early (which means it was not legally sold to you)? I don&#39t mean this in any way against you, I&#39d be playing it early if I could too, but I&#39ve heard of people doing this and having their accounts shut down and stuff like that.

Temjin001
Temjin001
2 years ago

I avoid Amazon too because my games show up at like 8:30pm at night. Just in time to put it in the drive and let it update with a day one patch…. Yay.
I&#39m all about digital these days though.The benefit of saving tax and getting to play it fully updated on the night before release is too convenient for me. That and it&#39s nice not having to get up and change discs or have to create more shelf space for something.

I&#39d only do this for games where I think I&#39ll get my monies worth.
They take HDD space but I&#39m gonna get a 2TB HDD and Im fine deleting old games that go dormant from play.

Last edited by Temjin001 on 8/29/2015 9:55:05 PM

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