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i only just fired it up yesteday.

im sorry but, what the (you know the rest of this). i thought it was absolutely crap. it felt like a hybrid of the latest hack and slash type adventure games like DmC or Darksiders, but with Metal Gear characters. was almost as if "oh its Metal Gear so we better just throw in some kind of gun play element just coz we have to, but we dont want to"

i didnt know what to expect, but i didnt expect a melee combat game like that. mind you i havnt been following it so i had no idea. but yeah...wow. definitely wont be buying it haha.

am i the only one here?
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yea it was crap, got bored after 5mins of playing, it feels really straightforward for any metal gear game.
the hack and slash element is total crap.
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haha yeah like, im still in shock. i cant believe how bad it was. not to mention was a 3.4gb demo download. oh well.
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mmm and the trend continues...

It seems no genre is safe any-more, and with studios fighting harder than ever for the console market no-one should be surprised to find their favourite franchise has sold out to the masses. (=game dumbed down to sell more to kids)

I wonder when some smart developers are going to realise that the average gamer, with money, is over 30 years of age....
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yeah i guess. if it wasnt melee combat orientated, might have been ok. thats the major thing that has destroyed it for me. im not a total MGS elitist where the slightest change to the gameplay means i wont play it. but this literally has nothing to do with MGS apart from the name.

its like the Resident Evil series evolution into what it is today. except that for me, i love the new games. the essence is still there for me, its just sort of genre-hopped and evolved, but it really had to.

MGS4 was great. would have been nice to see a new game/story implemented like that. even have the ninja death sword thingy as a melee attack via button press or something when in close range or stealth or whatever, change it like that.

the Japanese really love their swordplay dont they haha.
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The japanese have been running out of ideas this decade...maybe that's why a lot of people including my sister and canadian niece is into korean drama.

But at least Hideo is making metal gear solid ground zeroes since so many people including myself don't like the idea of superhuman cyborg hack and slash
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And if they'd keep it strictly stealth, people would then complain that it's the same damn thing too.
Then more will complain how clunky it is because the gameplay from MGS4 wasn't made for fast action when it needed it.

So?

Complain, complain, complain.

Thank goodness the producers and developers has decided to say "F you, don't play it if you don't like it" on their Twitter.
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And if they'd keep it strictly stealth, people would then complain that it's the same damn thing too.
Then more will complain how clunky it is because the gameplay from MGS4 wasn't made for fast action when it needed it.

So?

Complain, complain, complain.

Thank goodness the producers and developers has decided to say "F you, don't play it if you don't like it" on their Twitter.

haha yep true. although i didnt really see our discussion here as complaining. simply voicing our opinions. i gotta be honest, take away the MGS title and for me, it was still a terrible, boring demo. i expected different because of the MGS name, thats why i was so shocked.

the only hack/slash adnventure game (if thats how you classify them?) that i've ever been into is God of War. even Devil May Cry series doesnt really do it for me. but after playing every God of War game, and looking forward to the new one, thats enough hack and slash for me smile.gif
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Guys it's not Metal Gear SOLID it's Metal Gear RISING.
Hideo has nothing to do with the game other than he allowed the young members of his team to make a game, it's not supposed to coincide with MGS in anyway other than Raiden (who is a filler character/experiement)... he didn't even allow them to use Grey Fox.
 
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Guys it's not Metal Gear SOLID it's Metal Gear RISING.
Hideo has nothing to do with the game other than he allowed the young members of his team to make a game, it's not supposed to coincide with MGS in anyway other than Raiden (who is a filler character/experiement)... he didn't even allow them to use Grey Fox.

yeah thats fair enough, but thats my point. with an epic like Metal Gear Solid, when you see the title you come to expect the gameplay in a way. this was just way out at left field for me, and didnt work at all. but im not a fan of this type of game anyway so yeah, thats my personal preference.
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