Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told By Steam Reviews

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

Steam reviews are often quite funny! This time they might even be, dare I say, touching?

Originally, The Phantom Pain's box art read "A Hideo Kojima Game" just like the previous Metal Gear Solid titles. But suddenly it was removed, leaving people wondering if this decision was related to the rumoured weirdness at Konami.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

While the game's promotional artwork no longer says "A Hideo Kojima Game," Steam reviews sure as heck do. The "A Hideo Kojima Game" comment isn't in every review, but it appears enough on Steam to be be noticeable.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

Some people had fun with it.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

Maybe too much fun.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

Or would shoehorn in the phrase at the end.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

Even people who didn't recommend TPP had to admit: This is a Hideo Kojima Game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

And then there were some choice hearts for Konami.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews

Comments

    It's a nice change of pace from:

    Something stupid happened.

    10/10 would do stupid thing again.

      That was exactly what I was expecting and nearly didn't bother clicking on the article so I'm glad I have no self-restraint. 10/10 would click article again.

      Awh. I kind of like those. Not the uninspired ones, but the amusing ones that actually make me want to play the game.

      Like the Wolfenstein reviews about what you can do to Nazis, or, uh... I assume there were some good ones for Hatoful Boyfriend.

    Bit stupid it plays the credits before and after each mission. Certainly tell its a hideo kijima game when you see his name come up 80 times and he ends up being one of your staff

      Ye but thankfully you can skip those end of mission credits.

      Would you prefer blank loading screens? :P

        Frankly, yes. It breaks the immersion for me, 4th wall kind of stuff.

        You're flying in on a chopper, it makes sense the first time to do credits but to tell me every time that it's a hideo kojima masterpiece then list all the NPCs who are involved as well as "Featuring: random russian commander" just feels very different to every other MGS game.

      It's because Hideo Kojima has completely lost the plot. I've played about 8 hours so far, and the game is bizarro. In it you can really see one man's descent into complete egomaniacal madness. The credits before/after each mission and having "Produced/Directed by Hideo Kojima" linger on the screen in size 72 bold font for far too long is because the game is no longer about the players, but about him. I love the game, but it is no where near a 10/10.

    On the PS4 main screen that shows all your recent titles the MGSV picture includes the words "A Hideo Kojima Game". So, there you go.

    I feel like the credits before the missions are a bit of a spoiler sometimes.

    FucKonami.

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