Metal Gear Survive, more hate then love
| Jan 23, 2018 | By: FEARIUN
The Metal Gear series is an iconic game series and maybe one of the best stealth and action game experiences out there. Obviously, these games have created a cult following. But as Hideo Kojima had to go after Metal Gear V, people started to wonder what direction will the game take. And apparently, we are getting a spin off called Metal Gear Survive.
As you can imagine, being a spinoff does allow Konami to spruce things up a little bit. That means they don’t have to continue the original story, they can put their own spin to it. And Metal Gear Survive is definitely a great example in this regard.
What is Metal Gear Survive?
At its core, this is a survival action adventure game. The idea is that you have an open world environment and you can cooperate with other people too. The focus is on exploring the world and completing a lot of missions in order to improve your character and take it to new heights. The thing to keep in mind here is that even if you play solo, you will have AI companions. It’s a good thing that you don’t have to play solely with other people, you can easily go solo and enjoy the experience in any way you want, if that’s the thing you enjoy the most here.
In order to get back home, the focus is to find materials and figure out how you can get home as fast as possible. This means exploring the map, eliminating enemies and identifying the right way of enjoying this experience and just having fun as a whole.
What people like about it?
Maybe the best thing about Metal Gear Survive is that it’s designed as a cooperative experience. Players like the idea to cooperate with one another, and the experience always gets to be impressive because of that. Also, another thing to note about Metal Gear Survive is that it’s very intense and it always require you to switch strategies. This is definitely a good thing for players that want an alert and action packed experience.
Plus, Metal Gear Survive is a wave based title, so you will always end up finding new waves of enemies that want to eliminate your base. That’s extremely impressive and it definitely brings in front a huge range of amazing opportunities if you like this type of experience.
What people don’t like about it?
Metal Gear Survive has a mostly negative reception, and this happened even before players got to check out the beta. The reason is simple, Metal Gear Survive seems like a cash-in on the series and not something relevant for it. There’s a clear lack of innovation, and that’s the last thing that players want to have from a lore-rich series like Metal Gear. But apparently Konami has a very hard time figuring out where to take the Metal Gear series, so a spinoff that will use the same name will definitely continue the franchise and maybe even milk the name a bit more while Konami finds the right solution.
Moreover, there are micro transactions. These were announced even before the game’s beta was released, and that’s obviously a problem for players. Since the game is a fully fledged AAA release with a large price tag, the last thing you want to have in here are micro transactions. But that’s what happens here, and it’s clear that Metal Gear Survive did generate quite a negative reaction because of it. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Metal Gear Survive is a bad game, it’s too early to say anything bad about it.
micro-transactions, and you get to encounter that even if you pay full price for it.
And, on top of that, Metal Gear Survive is always online. This is obviously bad for people that just want to play it offline.
Why players are upset about the always online?
Let’s face it, if you pay for a game, you expect to own it. But in this case, you are restricted. You can’t play offline, even if you are allowed to play with bots and not humans. Yet even if you can play with bots, you can’t play unless you are always online. If the internet connection fails, the game will not be playable.
While the focus on cooperative gameplay is understandable, it’s also a huge problem here. Metal Gear Survive doesn’t offer people the ability to control the way they play and they limit the entire game experience. This is not a good idea. Players want to have fun and enjoy the title they paid $60 for. The last thing they want is to deal with yet another limitation. But it does happen, whether you like it or not.
In the end, Metal Gear Survive does release February 22 this year. We still have a bit of time to wait until its release, but it’s safe to say that the Metal Gear Survive game is already bringing in a lot of debate and problems regarding its story, world and gameplay. Hopefully the game will turn out well, although the community is already furious especially after the beta.