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Feature: An MGS Virgin's Phantom Pain Diary, Day 6

MGS V: I Bless The Rains

Continuing a diary series in which an MGS first-timer plays The Phantom Pain. On the one hand, the openness and rogue weather of Metal Gear Solid V's second zone is a spectacular, tactics-altering change from the dusty, mountainous, barren Afghanistan I've spent dozens of hours in. On the other, no, it's different, it's not the same, it's all weird, I hate it I hate it…

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Feature: An MGS Virgin Plays The Phantom Pain, Day 5

Big Boss vs Best Boss

I quailed at even the idea of bosses in MGSV [official site]. It’s my desert, leave me alone to do my thing, and that thing most certainly does not involve filling something big with as much heavy ordinance as is possible. A couple of encounters with the teleporting zombie super-soldiers known as The Skulls had already left a bad taste in my mouth. While stealth,…

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Feature: An MGS Virgin's Phantom Pain Diary, Day 4

One Man’s Epic Quest To Retrieve Take On Me In MGSV

I haven't got anything like as many cassette tapes as I'd like in The Phantom Pain [official site]. A combination of a determination to be non-lethal, to knock out or capture everyone and my inherent ineptitude means most base raids go South pretty quickly, and I end up in a desperate sprint to a checkpoint in order that I don't lose all my progress. No…

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Feature: An MGS Virgin's Phantom Pain Diary, Day 3

The Importance Of Pink, Puppies & Kim Wilde In MGSV

Continuing a diary/review-in-progress of MGSV [official site], from the perspective of someone who hasn't really played Metal Gear Solid before. There are no plot spoilers in this one. Metal Gear Solid V is a videogame in which I travel around on a bright pink helicopter which blares Kim Wilde's Kids In America from a loudspeaker. Then I go home to my bright pink oil rig…

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Feature: A Metal Gear Virgin's Phantom Pain Diary, Day 2

Seven Reasons Why MGS V’s Stealth Is A Joy

Continuing a diary/review-in-progress of MGSV [official site], from the perspective of someone who hasn't really played Metal Gear Solid before. This entry contains possible spoilers for some early in-game mechanics, but no plot stuff. I suspect the craziness of Metal Gear Solid V's prologue is as much the 'true' MGSV as are the rather more sober missions, so I don't want to making wild proclamations…

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