Metal Gear Solid is a franchise in itself. I have never seen any other game put people on the fence than MGS. Ever since Kojima teased Metals Gear Solid: Phantom Pain at E3 last year, there have been queries, controversies, speculation and rumors galore. Today as we announce the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes in India. Let us take a look the game, and what it brings to the table.

About MGSV: Ground Zeroes

MGSV: GZ gives core fans the opportunity to get a taste of the world-class production’s unparalleled visual presentation and gameplay before the release of the main game. It also provides an opportunity for gamers who have never played a Kojima Productions game, and veterans alike, to gain familiarity with the radical new game design and unparalleled style of presentation. The critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid franchise has entertained fans for decades and revolutionized the gaming industry. Kojima Productions once again raises the bar with the FOX Engine offering incredible graphic fidelity and the introduction of open world game design in the Metal Gear Solid universe. This is the experience that core gamers have been waiting for.

Features:

THE POWER OF FOX ENGINE – Ground Zeroes showcases Kojima Productions’ stunning FOX Engine, a true next-generation game engine which revolutionizes the Metal Gear Solid experience.

INTRODUCTION TO OPEN WORLD DESIGN – The first Metal Gear Solid title to offer open world gameplay. Ground Zeroes offers total freedom of play: how missions are undertaken is entirely down to the user.

UNRESTRICTED STEALTH – Imagine classic Metal Gear gameplay but with no restrictions or boundaries. Players use intelligence and cerebral strategy to sneak their way through entire missions, or go in all guns blazing.

MULTIPLE MISSIONS AND TASKS -Ground Zeroes boasts a central story mode and Side-Ops missions ranging from tactical action, aerial assaults and “covert” missions that will be sure to surprise.

REDESIGNED INTERFACE – Ground Zeroes users will benefit from a clean in-game HUD that shows the minimal amount of on-screen data to give a more intense gaming experience.

Cover Art for Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes
Cover Art for Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes

#100Games View:

When Metal Gear Solid V: ground Zeroes was announced. Once again Kojima was questioned: is the game big enough? is it open world? what color pants is solid Snake going to wear? Answering all of those question very patiently and with the usual grandeur of a succesful Japenese game maker, Kojima said that Ground Zeroes is almost like a demo, only its so big that we had to put it out as a game. He also said that Phantom Pain, when it comes out, will be 20 times bigger than Ground Zeroes.

Now if that doesn’t put you on the fence, I don’t know what will. A lot of people will look at it as a cheap way to make money by just releasing what the developers are themselves calling almost a DEMO. On the other hand, it can let new players ease into the Metal Gear Solid world and become accustomed for the things to come. It can also allow loyal fan-base to get to terms with the open world gameplay promised by Metal gear Solid Phantom Pain.

Whether Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes makes it big or not, remains to be seen. But we at #100Games can tell you that it will be releasing soon enough.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be available in India on 21st March, 2014 at Rs 1999/- for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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