As rumours of Metal Gear Solid V's relatively short length began to surface, some folks began to worry about the price. What would we be expected to pay for an experience that, some reviewers were reporting, was less than two hours long? In Australia we didn't have any official information outside of estimates on some retail sites. Now we have the official word.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is set to retail at $49.95 in Australia, across all platforms including the next generation versions on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
It does reportedly take a short time to get from the beginning of Ground Zeroes through to the endgame, but finishing the game is apparently just the start, as the game is packed with content that encourages replay value. Ground Zeroes has been designed to help ease players into a new, open world Metal Gear Solid experience, so I'm inclined to view it as Metal Gear Solid V's version of Tanker level in Metal Gear Solid 2. That was one of my all time favourite gaming experiences of all time, and one that I probably replayed roughly 10 times.
I guess what I'm saying is this: I'm holding off on the judgements about the game's value until I've actually played the thing.