Justin Burnett to score ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is one of the most participated action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and directed, designed, co-produced and co-written by Hideo Kojima. The game 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.
IGN awarded the game a score of 10/10, complimenting the way the gameplay mechanics worked together and the organic nature of the open-ended missions that allowed players to create their own memorable experiences without being punished for going off-script, but criticising the over-arching storyline as lacking focus. GameSpot also gave the game a 10/10 similarly praising its gameplay and highlighting the meaningful development of the characters despite being beholden to the original Metal Gear as the conclusion of the character arc.The Phantom Pain is the 23rd game to ever receive a perfect 40/40 review rating from Japanese magazine Famitsu.
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