Not only does this game not teach you how to fight it is very annoying. One minute you will be cruising along with little problems then some battles are extremely frustrating. No consistency between fights. I feel like smacking myself with a fly swatter for renting this dumb game. Dumbest metal gear game ever.
The game is fun at first. After a hour u get tired of the same thing over and over. The story does not make you want to keep playing to find out what happens. The controls aren't polished. And the game camera sucks in fights. Really wanted to finish it but didnt feel like putting up with it anymore. Some may like the game, some may not. Only way to find out if u like it is to play it. But make sure to rent first
posted by SnowOkami (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Feb 22, 2013
Member since Nov 2010
gamers (46%) found this review helpful
This is an amazing game except for two small problems. The boss battles and the unintutive controls that the game does nothing to teach you about. You can start off in the tutorial modes (there are two to begin with) which are suppose to teach you the basics of the game - problem is they do not. Sure they teach you how to move and attack, but they don't teach you the fundamentals of the game. What is even worse, they don't even test that you know CRUCIAL elements of the game such as parrying. I passed 2 later tutorials gotten from VR missions completely doing the objective wrong. It didn't check or force me to keep retrying until it made sure I knew it and had it down pat, it just let me go on my merry way. Normally I wouldn't complain about such a matter, but the skill is CRUCIAL to this game and if you don't learn it or understand it, you wont be able to advance past the Blade Wolf boss encounter.
CRUCIAL THINGS NOT LEARNED:
How to Parry properly
You can lock on to targets using R2 (this helps aid the horrible camera)
You can semi-dodge (sidestep) by buying a power-up and using direction +x+a
Scanner mode (detect chests, enemies) is activated with up on D-Pad
You can call courtney to save your game at any time from the codec
Equipping and pressing down on the D-Pad allows you to use your health refills manually
You can customize your character with the BP you get (not told to you until AFTER first boss fight, when it would have been very useful before hand)
There is no way to actively dodge is this game or block, the only way to avoid attacks is by using parrying, in which you have to flick the directional arrow in a direction towards whereever the enemy is coming from, and then hit the attack button. You will be destroyed if you miss just ONE parry as enemies will stunlock you.
I got to the sundowner boss and finally quit playing the game after struggling with him. I wish I could have beaten the game, but its not worth the trouble and frustration.