Konami & Kojima Productions‘ upcoming open world action-adventure stealth game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s review embargo has been lifted.

The game has been developed by Kojima Productions and directed, designed, co-produced & co-written by Hideo Kojima.

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It serves as a sequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and a continuation of the narrative established there, and will carry over the same tagline of Tactical Espionage Operations first used in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

Set in 1984, the game follows the mercenary leader Punished “Venom” Snake as he ventures into Afghanistan during the Soviet–Afghan War and Africa to exact revenge on the people who destroyed his forces and came close to killing him during the climax of Ground Zeroes.

The firm has spent over $80 million on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s development. Now let’s check out the reviews to see if it was worth the wait & development costs?

“In the aftermath of the events of Ground Zeroes and the destruction of Militaires Sans Frontières, Big Boss falls into a coma. Nine years later, he awakes and forms a new mercenary group, the Diamond Dogs.

Now under the guise of codenames such as ‘Punished Snake’ and ‘Venom Snake’, he ventures into Afghanistan during the Soviet war to track down the men responsible for MSF’s destruction.

Along the way, he becomes reacquainted with his former rival Ocelot and encounters a unit of warriors robbed of their past, present and future.

While he and Kazuhira ‘Kaz’ Miller are initially driven to exact revenge, Snake soon unearths a plot by the Cipher organization to develop a weapon with the potential to surpass even the Metal Gear system, and his mission quickly switches focus to ending the threat.”

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is set to release on September 1, 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, & PC. Metal Gear Online launches on October 6 for consoles and January 2016 for PC.


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