As other reviews have stated, this game is really short. The whole game takes place on only one level. Depending on the side ops mission, the time of the day changes, the enemy spawn locations are different, but it's the same level at all times.
With that out of the way, the game play was fun and enjoyable. If you enjoy getting achievements, this is an easy 950-1000 points. Going for the achievements makes you play the game differently which adds replay value. This game is definitely not a buy, but it is a solid 1-2 day rental. I'm glad i played it.
posted by EvanKyleC (PEMBROKE PINES, FL) Jul 2, 2014
Member since Jul 2014
MGS V: Ground Zeroes is the "prequel" to MGS V: The Phantom Pain. In the game you are given the task of rescuing Cipher Agent Paz and child soldier "Chico", but thats about it. You are only given one map to roam around on to do the main missions, find collectables, and do the optional Side Ops missions. If your just interesting in the main missions like me you'll probably blow through it in about and hour or so. That is unacceptable amount of time for a $30 game! Not to mention that its original price was $40! This should have been priced at around $10 dollars at most for what we were given. Now how's the gameplay, well its fantastic! Its such a shame that this game is really short because I would have loved to spend more time with it. The visuals are amazing as well after all it is on next generation hardware. Frame rate was nice and solid the entire time and the graphics were gorgeous. Overall this game is absolutely wonderful but there is barley any game at all, its basically one mission and a few side missions at the price of $30 and all the positives provided are not enough to give this game a higher score that what I've given it.
Final Thoughts: I do think you should rent this game, it will give you a chance to see how it plays and whether or not you want to pick up MGS V: The Phantom Pain when it releases. Like I said its very short so you could probably play it in a day, send it back and pick out a new game.