If you were brave enough to bare the cyclone fences and zombie hordes of Metal Gear Survive, I'd love to hear about it.
I've wisely stayed away from Konami's attempt to continue the Metal Gear name. That's because poor Heather has been dealing with that nightmare by herself, and having not heard much in the way of positivity, or fun, I figured my time was best spent elsewhere.
The plot alone is a bit of a red flag, really. You've got a story where mercs are sucked into a wormhole (??) and deposited into an alternate dimension with zombies filled with nanotech (OK). It's then onto you to build a little fortress amongst this nightmare, crafting weapons and venturing into frequent sandstorms to save other lost souls before finding a way home.
The general loop involves venturing into the wasteland, finding resources and balancing the various survival mechanics (hunger and thirst particularly). Some of the mechanics in isolation seem pretty cool, and it'd be good to see those used in other settings.
The grind seems incredibly excessive. The stinginess with the stamina is frustrating to watch, let alone spend any length of time with. And hate to tell you Konami, but you kind of missed the boat on zombies. Zombies and robots also don't hold a candle to one of the best aspects of Metal Gear games: how insane and unique all the characters were.
Plus, attaching microtransactions to save slots is incredibly cheap.
What about yourselves, though? Who bit the bullet on Metal Gear Survive - and what did you think?