Average User Score: 8.0Oct 30, 2015Having only just begun this account I will make this as short and to the point as possible. I am not in the habit of awarding any game with aHaving only just begun this account I will make this as short and to the point as possible. I am not in the habit of awarding any game with a perfect ten under usual circumstances. METAL GEAR SOLID: THE PHANTOM PAIN is the greatest stealth game I have ever played.
The vast amount of time and energy it must have taken to make it so polished and smooth are mind boggling. Snake controls better than any game character playable today IMO, except for maybe GTA V characters rendered with the Natural Motion tech.
If you have a PS4 do yourself a favor and rend or play this for a few hours. and you really need to invest some time too. I just reached a point in the game where everything becomes much more fast paced and complex. That is usually the time the story starts to come together, but not in MGS Phantom Pain.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jun 28, 2015This is probably only the second review I have ever written for Metacritic, but I felt compelled to defend the score of this game and commentThis is probably only the second review I have ever written for Metacritic, but I felt compelled to defend the score of this game and comment on the ridiculous USER score. Because it is an absolute joke for people who are only looking for an interpretation of the games fun factor (and by the way fun factor = Awesome).
I loved the old Batman games and this one is so much more and factoring on the Richter scale as far as graphical improvement. No possible way this should score in any field below (6) no matter your feeling on the developer or the publisher or the color of the box it came in.
This is most certainly a next generation game and if you have the next gen Console you will be missing out if you don't at least try it. I was hesitant too, because of the bad reviews on places like Metacritic, but it was unjustified. they knocked it out of the park. (9/10)… Expand
Average User Score: 5.2Nov 16, 2012Black Ops II was something I was really looking forward to delve into and explore. From the videos I had been watching to make sure it wasntBlack Ops II was something I was really looking forward to delve into and explore. From the videos I had been watching to make sure it wasnt the same old formula, I felt I had a pretty good idea of what to expect and a healthy amount of curiosity for what had been supposedly changed.
The game was always going to be a polished form of the previous iteration from a run and gun standpoint, bnut where Black Ops seperates itself from it's predecessors is in its sci-fi interpretaion of Military technology. Some of the most fun I have had with a Call of duty game to date and it makes me wonder why they hadn't thought of this before. The gunplay was never the complaint from me as far as Call of Duty goes, but rather the unimaginative level design and variety from a publisher who had the resources (and now more than ever before) to revolutionise gaming each consecutive year. And while I wont call Black Ops II a Revolution, it is undoubtedly in the right direction. Great work Treyarch… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2May 27, 2012Very impressed by the game and while I would agree that the graphics don't blow me away all the time the core fun and strategy of the gameVery impressed by the game and while I would agree that the graphics don't blow me away all the time the core fun and strategy of the game could not be much better. Not since the first SOCOM games have I felt like such a badass strategy killing special operator. Thanks Ubisoft I cannot wait to see the next generation Ghost recon that is most likely inevitably going to come!… Expand
Average User Score: 3.2Nov 20, 2011I have to say that when the original Modern warfare came out I was blown away by the engine and how impressive it was. While today if anyI have to say that when the original Modern warfare came out I was blown away by the engine and how impressive it was. While today if any other developer were to release this game looking like this it would probably be hailed as a spectacle to see, we expect more from you at infinity ward and sledgehammer. I mean come on adding a few guns some minor graphical improvements to water and a few other things and a new scope attachment and you think people werent going to complain. Anyways if you want to get back on top grow some balls and try something different! Oh and by the way improve the Audio engine the silenced sniper rifle was an absolute joke!… Expand