- 22 Oct 15
Hideo Kojima is calling time on his long-running series, but the gaming legend is going out with a bang. Phantom Pain is the best Metal Gear yet.
The story begins with Solid Snake waking up in a Greek hospital after spending years in a coma. When hired killers arrive to take you out, crawl along corridors trying to remember how to use your legs. Kiefer Sutherland’s character, worryingly dressed in a hospital gown that reveals his bum crack, takes the lead. It’s Kojima’s explosive ode to action flicks.
While other Metal Gears were weighed down by never- ending cut scenes, Phantom Pain cuts to the chase with vast, free-roaming environments in Afghanistan and Zaire.
The story, set in 1984, explores Cold War politics, communist revolutionaries and capitalist pigs, throwing in commando-style antics and Snake’s love of hiding in closets.
Snake catapults captured enemies to his fort in the Seychelles, where they develop new weapons and items. Others help translate the confessions of captured baddies.