Since its launch, Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been reaping praise from gaming sites despite early issues surrounding the game creator’s departure from Konami while the game was in development.
The Guardian reviewer Simon Parkin even called it “the greatest stealth game ever made,” giving it five stars out of five in his review.
Parkin praised the game for its cinematic effects and attention to the gamers’ experience by crafting a game that is challenging, thought provoking and basically a test of one’s tactical ability. He said MGSV made sure that each trinket and device that a player worked hard to earn served its purpose and that everything built up to a grand master plan for success.
“This is sumptuous, deluxe, groundbreaking game making, and proof positive that Hideo Kojima is a master of the medium,” he said.
Forbes’ Dave Their seemed to appreciate the game as a whole but had some problems with the female character Quiet, which he described as a nearly naked sniper who does not speak.
“Metal Gear Solid changed the way we think about video games, and Hideo Kojiima’s swan song is as sprawling fascinating and brilliant as any of us could have reasonably expected it to be. It’s a great game, and I’m glad it got made,” he said.
In related news, it has been reported by Gamespot that the online servers for the game have been encountering several issues.
Based on the advisory on the Japanese website, all five servers are currently undergoing maintenance operations. The problems began shortly after the game’s launch last Tuesday which administrators first tried to remedy by disabling some features but the problem continued to persist.
“We sincerely apologize for the current difficulties in connecting to online features. We are currently looking into the problem and working on solutions. For the time being, please continue to enjoy the main game while you wait,” an advisory dated September 3 on the Konami official website stated.