V Has Come To… My Playstation 4!

Posted in Action Adventure, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain, Open World Games, PS4, Stealth-Action on September 4th, 2015 by thelonegamer

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain is in the House!

It’s been a long, excruciating wait, and I actually delayed getting this mammoth title a couple of days… but it’s here. I got my copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for PS4, and I can’t wait to get into it. Well, I just may have to… I want to play Ground Zeroes before I get into Pain, though that may just take a session or two to do. I also have to contend with the fact that I am currently also playing Dragon Age: Inquisition (Again).

It’s not the first time I got a HUGE long-awaited game in my clutches and haven’t yet touched it- I bought The Witcher 3 when it launched, yet I’ve barely played it… though given that it’s gotten lots of patches and DLC, that may be a good thing- once I do get into The Witcher 3, it will be with a version much-improved over the launch version.

I don’t see that happening with The Phantom Pain though- I definitely want to start on this over the weekend, and at least get the quite lengthy opening segment over and done with. From there, we’ll see. Managing Skyhold and Mother Base at the same time shouldn’t be too hard, right?

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Launch Trailer!

Posted in Action Adventure, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain, Open World Games, PC Gaming, PS3, PS4, Stealth-Action, Xbox One, Xbox360 on August 26th, 2015 by thelonegamer

Glorious melancholy marks what may be the Final Metal Gear Solid.

Preceded by a tweet from Hideo Kojima himself, here’s the Launch Trailer for the stealth action sequel, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It’s a remarkably shorter spot than you’d expect, but strangely fitting- with about 2/3 of it consisting of a montage of footage from past MGS games- a somewhat bittersweet look back at the series’ many chapters- from the original Metal Gear Solid to Snake Eater to Guns of the Patriots and Peace Walker. With Kojima and Konami parting ways, perhaps irreversibly, this may indeed be the last MGS as we have known it, and that truly is something to mull upon sadly.

The trailer continues though with a rather ominous segment from Phantom Pain, featuring the newest Metal Gear, plus a rather telling final segment that raises a TON of questions for this impending stealth-action epic.

It’s only about a week away. September 1. My Gosh, it’s been a wait but it looks to be worth it.

Musing About the Metal Gear Solid V E3 Demo

Posted in Fan Service, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain, Open World Games, PS3, PS4, Stealth-Action, Xbox One on July 1st, 2014 by thelonegamer

30 Minutes of MGS Awesomeness to come.

It’s a bit late, but I’d like to chime in my thoughts about the next epic chapter of the MGS saga. Behind closed doors, Kojima Productions showed off their upcoming stealth-action sequel at E32014. Thankfully since then, the demo has made its way to Youtube, all 30 or so minutes of it (as you can see above from IGN). All I can say it, wow! Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain looks freakin’ amazing. But it’s quite refreshing to see that despite it looking all photo-realistic, there’s still that Kojima charm and surreal, comicky feel with the goofy but cool ‘Fulton’ gizmo that lets you capture enemy personnel and equipment for your own use. This was already existing in previous MGS games, but actually sending off the stuff you capture via super balloons (and the size of what you can capture is astounding) is off the wall amazing.

So far though the stuff shown is Snake taking on mundane obstacles and enemies- you just know all the freaky stuff like weirdo bosses and wild character designs will show up later. This is definitely a game I will be playing either on my XBox One or my PS4 (when I get it) with utter gusto.