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MGS 5 story question [NO SPOILERS]

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  1. Psychedelic Silver Belt

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    Despite being a HUGE fan of the MGS series, I ended up dropping my MGS5 playthrough after like 3 hours. I was playing the PC version, and I formatted my computer, so I ended up not restarting it.

    The main reason why I didn't bother to restart it is that, apart from the amazing prologue, the main game didn't seem story-driven much to me. The free-roaming / missions setting is much more gameplay based than the cutscene & story heavy previous games.

    I'm trying to encourage myself to pick it up again, and my main question is, does the game get more story driven as it progresses ?
     
  2. deadshot138 Red Belt

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    No the story is shit-fucked the whole game and relies on graphics and gameplay to keep you interested. And the gameplay gets redundant.
     
  3. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Double Yellow Card

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    The high point of the story was Quiet stripping in the rain. That should answer your question.
     
  4. RJ43 The Baddy

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    It doesn't get any better. They completely neglected the story in this one. The prologue is amazing but nothing else even comes close.

    Still worth a play for the gameplay, but if you only care about the plot then don't bother.
     
  5. HereticBD Titanium Belt

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    Nope. The story is practically non-existent, unless you like listening to audio logs.

    It's a good game, but you really have to be a "pure" gamer to get the most out of it. If you go into it just playing it to get to the next cut-scene, you'll get bored fast. It's all about experimentation and enjoying the sheer depth the game play has to offer.

    Not trying to come off condescending or anything. I had the same issue. It's a really good sandbox, but that's all it is.
     
  6. GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    If you're interested in the story, best bet is to watch all the cutscenes combined into a youtube 'movie.'

    Its paper-thin, more like a side-story, and it doesn't add much to the overall storyline. An argument could be made that it retracts from it.

    It says alot that the best aspect of the plot is a character that doesn't even speak.
     
  7. Psychedelic Silver Belt

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    Shit guys, that's not very encouraging. But I guess I'm still gonna play it, being the huge MGS fan that I am.
     
  8. HereticBD Titanium Belt

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    It's still fun. You just have to approach it differently. Just try fucking around, and see all the different shit you can do with it. It's easily one of deepest games ever made, in terms of robust game design. There just isn't much driving you forward. You have to create your own fun.
     
  9. Psychedelic Silver Belt

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    I appreciate gameplay, but MGS is practically my favorite series (along with the Xeno- games) because of the over-the-top storylines, plot twists, and larger than life characters. It's kind of weird to see these elements taken out of an MGS game. Even MGS3, which had a minimalist plot compared to the other games, felt much more story-driven. I'll still play MGS5 game, for the sake of not missing on a game in the series.
     
  10. CC's left foot Silver Belt

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    honestly, if you're a MG fan you should play it. The story is not up to the previous standards, but it is still a really fun game IMO.
     
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    i am actually glad that there wasn't a lot of story to MGS5, i just wish the ending was a little better though. I always liked the MGS series for the gameplay, the 'stories' to me always seemed like pseudointellectual mumbo-jumbo and I still never cared about the supernatural elements of the Metal Gear series. I don't get why you run around using standard technology and then keep running into these X-men characters.
     
  12. GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    To be 100% clear, my earlier post was addressing the story exclusively.

    The gameplay is another beast.

    I haven't had the opportunity to play MGS5 (I've only watched the cutscenes) but from what I've seen in the playthrough, the gameplay looks phenominal. I look forward to picking it up on Steam for $20 sometime, I just haven't the time to enjoy it now.
     
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    You'll most likely end up loving the gameplay, as you unlock more weapons and abilities, the possibilities open up and it becomes a blast to play. The story has its high points, it has brief flashes of the old MGS games, but they are few and far between. Quiet's storyline is probably the best, there was a moment at the end of her storyline that felt like MGS of old.

    There are about 3 big moments in the game that I really enjoyed and made me feel like the old games, but its honestly 80% gameplay vs 20% story, whereas before it was maybe 50/50. I would still recommend playing the game, its a ton of fun even while feeling unfinished and lacking in story.
     

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