As far as modern action games go, there is some pretty tough competition in the gaming market. Virtually every game being released has some sort of action element, be it shooting, sword fighting, or fist fighting. There are so many action games; in fact, that one can get bewildered simply trying to make a choice as to which is best.
Metal Gear Solid 5, however, is an action game that broke all boundaries, exceeded all expectations, and reached a new level that has scarcely been touched by any other game since. Metal Gear Solid 5 was not just a good action game, but an action game that was virtually every action game, all rolled into one incredible gameplay experience. Now that the game is a few years old, and no other games other than the online pokies NZ has to offer have come close to its level of achievement, some are starting to think that no game will ever exceed the Eastern developed masterpiece.
What Made It So Good?
Released back in 2015, Metal Gear Solid 5 was met with near universal critical acclaim. It stood apart from other games by allowing players to approach each situation as they saw fit. And although this open world approach can be seen in many other action video games, it was that Metal Gear Solid seemed to somehow be a perfect game, regardless of how the player approached it.
Those wanting stealth gameplay could play Metal Gear Solid 5 as a stealth game, and it was incredibly good in that department, better than many other stealth games. But if the player decided that they would prefer a violent guns blazing approach, this was also possible, and the game was likewise one of the best shooting games to date.
Prefer a tactical approach? The game also happened to be one of the best tactical action games available. It seemed that Metal Gear Solid 5 was the ultimate game, in all action genres, all at once. It seemed impossible, but Metal Gear Solid 5 managed to do it.
A Masterpiece To Go Unchallenged?
Since its release, as already said, no other games have come close to surpassing the many well thought out, and well designed game systems of Metal Gear Solid 5. The Far Cry series attempts a similar approach, but fails to achieve the same remarkable balance of gameplay. It seems, perhaps, that no game will ever achieve what Metal Gear 5 did, especially no since the game’s creator, Hideo Kojima, no longer works on the franchise.
Yes, sadly the legendary game designer Hideo Kojima no longer has rights to the franchise he so lovingly created, and perfected. A well-publicised fallout between him and Konami, owners of the Metal Gear Franchise, occurred. This means, sadly, that although Kojima will likely go on to make many more video games in his life, likely none will be a Metal Gear Game ever again. A tragic end to a franchise that just seemed to be reaching its ultimate peak.
The game Kojima designs next will likely be good, regardless, but will it live up to the incredible achievement that was Metal Gear Solid 5?
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