As much as wish it weren't true, it is: I've never completed a Metal Gear Solid until now.
This is a series plenty of you adore playing, thinking, and talking about and that affection has rubbed off on me over the years. It's infectious, but not quite to the point where I've committed myself to seeing the whole thing through from beginning to end. It's difficult to talk yourself into such an undertaking, even if you know it's for your own good, that starting is the hardest part.
Before that day comes, if it ever does, I've got my eyes on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Then again, who doesn't? You read Steven's preview in all its sheep-stealing, horse-pooping glory, yes? Saw the "Nuclear" trailer? I'll be right there with you during next year's launch.
The lead-in game, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, is on sale this week on Xbox One. I'm a new console owner and, yeah, $6.60 sounds about right for what many have called a "demo." As it turns out, a demo was exactly what I needed. The format worked in my favor.... read more