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If you haven't played any of the other games, you will almost undoubtedly not appreciate this title. The target audience is console gamers that have been waiting six years for a new Metal Gear Solid (not counting Metal Gear Rising). The game is misunderstood by most: why would you want to play a game that only has one level? I'll tell you why:
Because it's a Metal Gear Solid level that I have not played.
I really, REALLY enjoyed this title.
Konami accomplished their goal: to showcase the new Fox Engine and give the fans a preview of what's to come. The gameplay is loaded with variety; while the goal is, as always, to sneak in and out without being seen, Ground Zeroes offers a plethora of tactics to carry out your mission. Once the mission is complete, you are offered a variety of other missions that take place on the same map, which is the drawback of the game. However, the game redeems itself slowly. With each easter egg providing a giggle here and there, and the various side ops to keep you challenged, constantly forcing you to learn new and awesome aspects of the game, Ground Zeroes ends up being a really fun game.
The only reason it doesn't get a ten is because I kept accidentally hugging the wall, which gets annoying. Hopefully they'll work that bug out in the upcoming and MUCH more expansive part 2: The Phantom Pain.
I've always been a Metal Gear Solid fan, and I have been waiting six years for a new title. Unfortunately, I have never been so disappointed. I know its only a single mission teaser for a coming game, but I still did not like it at all. Where are all the gadgets, like the chamo suit that blends in with your surroundings? The weapons are pitiful, the silencers break, you cant shoot out most of the lights, the AI is blatantly stupid. If this is what the coming game is going to be like, I wont miss it at all. Too bad, so sad.