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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes completed in less than two hours

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a $20 prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The budget price should have been a clue as to how...

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a $20 prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The budget price should have been a clue as to how limited the experience might have been. According to a recent playthrough of the game, the main campaign can be completed in two hours.

According to Kotaku, Game Informer's preview notes a two hour completion time for the campaign. However, this doesn't include any side quests.

Series creator Hideo Kojima said that the reason to split up MGSV was ease players into the experience of playing, with Ground Zeroes serving as a "tutorial" for the game. The Phantom Pain will be "hundreds of times larger."

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    February 5, 2014 6:30 AM

    Alex Martinet posted a new article, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes completed in less than two hours.

    Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a $20 prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The budget price should have been a clue as to how...

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      February 5, 2014 8:13 AM

      The Tanker Mission in MGS2 was the only marketed material prior to release and that was roughly an hour and a half worth of content on a first play through.

      I am guessing this is the same approach.

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      February 5, 2014 8:15 AM

      I'd be upset, but given the number of releases that try (and fail) to keep my attention for far longer, the occasional bite-size AAA game is welcome.

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      February 5, 2014 8:19 AM

      A $20 dollar tutorial.... genius.

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        February 5, 2014 9:14 AM

        Yea that pretty much took away any excitement I had for it.

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      February 5, 2014 9:21 AM

      I miss the days of Shareware. In the olden days this would be the first episode released for free and the phantom pain would be what you got when you mailed in a check for the rest.

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      February 5, 2014 9:26 AM

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      February 5, 2014 10:07 AM

      MGS 5 is not coming for at least a year or two and seeing the game and the Fox engine has been in development for years already they are probably desperate to get some revenue before then. Personally, MGS is one of my favorite series so I will buy it but I am interested to see how it sells and if the Early Access idea that is so popular on Steam transitions to console albeit in a form like this or like GT Prologue or if these are just one offs by companies who need revenue because of a long in development game.

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      February 5, 2014 10:19 AM

      I DON'T CARE HERE'S YOUR MONEY KOJIMA-SAN

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      February 5, 2014 11:12 AM

      I'm going to go ahead and call it now. This story is not about Big Boss. Maybe G0's is but my bet is that G0's ends with Big Boss MIA or captured. Phantom Pain will be about Solidus Snake who is a dead ringer for Big Boss both in appearance and genetics.

      Solidus was created and accelerated to replace Big Boss where he left off. He is probably psychically tricked into thinking he is Big Boss on a mission to rescue his old FOX unit. I'm going to guess that there is a hint of Psycho Mantis or someone like him (hints of gas masks). Since Solidus is mentally and genetically identical to Big Boss, there is a psychic who is reading/projecting to both of them but is totally confused as to why. Solidus as Big Boss feels the pain of the captured and likely tortured real Big Boss hence the title Phantom Pain. Hence also why Big Boss has a new voice actor.

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        February 5, 2014 12:10 PM

        I could see this.

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        February 5, 2014 12:34 PM

        I like your way of thinking. This is honestly the biggest reason I've been superstoked about Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes. Big Boss' storyline is the most interesting part of the whole thing. There could also be something to the whole Moby Dick reference as well.

        Let's not forget that Ahab was in pursuit of the whale for revenge. Depending on how you see it Big Boss could be looking for revenge on The Boss for having him kill her, or he could be seeking revenge on Zero for betraying him and not following his interpretation of what the Boss really wanted, it could be anything. That is the main point is that he has all of us, the fans of the series asking all sorts of questions again even after attempting to answer everything with Guns of the Patriots. We have to remember that for the most part that was the end of Solid Snakes storyline. Big Boss has yet to be fully fleshed out.

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