Archive for August, 2015

Metal Gear Solid V or What the Fuck, Kojima?

Posted in Hands On with tags , , , , on August 31, 2015 by Rabidgames

Careful, minor spoilers below!

First things first, it’s a very positive “what the fuck, Kojima?” The first hour of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an insane ride incorporating everything MGS has stood for – tons of cutscenes, cheeky humour (sometimes involving butt cheeks), iconic villains, and sometimes, plain insanity!

An example? Well, at some point, a flaming whale devours a helicopter. Yes, a fucking whale on fire devours a helicopter! On land! And afterwards, there’s a chase with a freaking fucking flaming unicorn!

Afterwards, the open world beckons, and it’s a beautiful one – there’s stuff hidden everywhere, enemy positions to be scouted and advanced from all sides, and sometimes, new surprises, such as an enemy patrol popping up around the literal corner or certain enemy groups befitting a Metal Gear Solid title. And yes, the good old trademarks such as menus, the famous exclamation marks or the post-death “Boss! Hey! Booooooss!!!” all mesh together fine with the new elements and the amazing graphics.

Rabidgames grins: Kojima might have known in the beginning though this will be his Metal Gear swansong, but he put every effort in it – and then some. The first couple of missions show quite a depth of gameplay – from evading enemies or taking them out with a mortar to the mother base economic system – and probably just serve the foundation for dozens of hours of Tactical Espionage Fun.

Exclusive Content is Fucking Stupid – Then, Now, Always

Posted in The Latest on August 30, 2015 by Rabidgames

So, the coming Mad Max game will feature exclusive content for PS4 … see for yourself:

This begs a question to Sony and Microsoft: WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? ALL OF YOU?

So they shell out money for 12 fucking hood ornaments? Seriously? How plain retarded and infinitely stupid is this? Let Rabidgames repeat it one more time: Sony pays money for exclusive hood ornaments! Thanks Sony, good to know why you were raising the PSN+ subscriptions then …

Rabidgames disapproves: In an age where we have all kinds of console-exclusive, retailer-exclusive, pre-order-exclusive or simply idiotic-exclusive pieces of software ripped out from the game to be hawked in more and more inventive ways, in an age where companies get away with charging ducking 40 quid for below average DLC chunks – it is up to US to vote with our wallets – fuck exclusive DLC, fuck overpriced season passes, fuck those greedy wankers!

However, there’s a silver lining, especially from Poland – let’s not forget Witcher 3 gave us free DLC, and that Dying Light will add a big expansion to the season pass just because they can! Let’s vote with our wallets, and let’s give these guys our money!