I'm a veteran so my early experience of Metal Gear Solid V has mostly involved me being a complete artiste, sneaking around like a ghost, interrogating people, never getting spotted, being amazing.
Then I played mission 8 and everything went to complete shit.
Some context. This mission involves tanks and this is the second half of the mission. The first half was all about me finding the location of these tanks, where they would be deployed. The second half was about destroying them. I completely ignored the (great in hindsight) advice to bring a rocket launcher to this tank fight, so I basically put myself in a difficult position.
I had to outsmart around ten armed guards and two tanks by myself.
At first I tried stealth. I tried to sneak up on the tanks but it felt impossible. For the first time in the game so far I was really struggling with a mission.
So I was like, bugger it. I can ignore stealth for one mission. I'll snipe all the soldiers and take out the tanks once I've cleared out the human element.
That was another disaster. I was constantly getting spotted, constantly getting taken out by the tanks. Goddamn this mission is hard.
I decided to go stealth again.
I noticed the cave section at the back of the area. This features in another, earlier mission. I knew if I could get to that cave section I might be able to sneak behind the tanks and avoid the gaze of the soldiers.
Of course, it all went to shit. And that's where the video comes in.