A sea of reviews that have been written adopting that peculiar tone of a 'theatre lovie' games journalists always seem to reserve for MGS. Kojima might be a darling of the Industry with damned good reason, but it's natural to distrust that sort of gushing hyperbole. What is your average gamer to make of it all? Will it still appeal as much to those of us who are no special fans of Hideo Kojima's inimitable blend of Stealth action and Machiavellian cutscene 'em ups?
MGSV has the most harrowing opening episode Gamertroll has ever seen in a Videogame. This is a game that starts out how the best games usually finish. Many gamers will be nothing short of awestruck when they first play it.
There is so much epic going on in the first episode that Gamertroll could barely process it all.
The medium has been pushed forward. Admittedly it's been pushed into the somewhat antiquated conceptual direction of assimilating movies but hey, wasn't that Kojima san's personal brief these past 30 years anyway? Bravo Hideo Kojima, you did it.
You see Ladies and Gents, MGSV is a revelation.