Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Releases Early Next Year, At A Ridiculous Price
It seems like I was the wrong one. A few months ago Azhar and I had a heated debate about what Ground Zeroes was. I implied that Hideo Kojima had amalgamated it and the Phantom Pain into one game, notably Metal Gear Solid V, but it seems like even I can’t keep up with the chops and changes that man puts us through.
So yes, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and it’s coming in the first few months of next year. It’s also going to be ridiculously expensive.
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And by that I mean expensive for what we’re seemingly getting. Ground Zeroes will consist of one mission, one we’ve already been shown about three separate times. The mission will introduce players to some of the new mechanics that this latest Metal Gear Solid title is bringing to the table, as well as set up the premise for the main game which is yet to have a release window announced. It sounds a little bit like that Gran Turismo Prologue that fans were “treated” too a few years back before GT5 came out, and it should every bit of the same rip-off.
You see, Ground Zeroes is going to cost $20. That’s if you buy it on current-gen consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PS3. On the PS4 and Xbox One, which will be out in less than two weeks, you’re going to have to fork over $10 more. So that’s $30 fr essentially a one-level demo that has some vital story elements for the main game. I’m sorry, but has someone over at Konami hit their head repeatedly on a table and then been asked to come up with a pricing plan for this?
I don’t care about being able to play a mission repeatedly for hours and hours. It’s the same mission, and it’s not even tying into a greater game for that isolated price point. There are hundreds of absolutely incredible full games for half the price of that, so this really does feel like a kick in the nuts to those looking forward to the release of Metal Gear Solid V.
I for one will not be indulging in something this ridiculous, no matter how much I love the series. We’re being taken for a complete ride here people.