We’re all massively excited for the next installment of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. The main game will be The Phantom Pain but Konami are releasing Ground Zeroes as a sort of prologue to The Phantom Pain that they hope will help tide us over until The Phantom Pain is released. This sounded great but a recent article by Game Informer revealed that Ground Zeroes is seriously short.
After getting a test play of a near finished version of Ground Zeroes, Game Informer said that they beat the main story (not including side missions) in under two hours. They said “Judged just by the core story mission, Ground Zeroes is short,..We completed it in just less than two hours.”
Konami have said that not only is Ground Zeroes meant to help gamers wait for The Phantom Pain but it’s also designed to help us get used to the new controls and mechanics that will be in The Phantom Pain. Now I’m not saying that a short game means it’s a bad game but I will point out that PS4 and Xbox One gamers will have to pay a lot of money for this and it seems like a few hours of gameplay, even really good gameplay, isn’t much to offer gamers in exchange for the kind of cash PS4 and Xbox One games are right now.
Of course we shouldn’t make up our minds until the game is officially out so until then, stay frosty.
Ground Zeroes is due for release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 18th in the US and March 20th in Japan and Europe. The game will be followed shortly by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.