IGN’s Metal Gear Solid V Review Leaves Us Wanting More

Why is MGSV an absolute must-play? Read IGN's fantastic review and you'll find out.

Why is MGSV an absolute must-play? Read IGN’s fantastic review and you’ll find out.

It is one of the most anticipated games of the generation thus far and long-time fans of the iconic franchise are champing at the bit. Now, after the first reviews roll in, those excited fans are drooling.

There are 19 counted reviews on Metacritic at this point and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is holding a whopping 96 average. Even more impressively, there are four perfect scores so far, from major sources like GameSpot and IGN. It’s the latter’s review that really captivated us, drawing us into the action from the get-go and never letting up. You just keep reading, wanting to learn more about this new-look, super in-depth entry that is boggling the minds of even the industry’s top critics.

We went with reviewer Vince Ingenito because the analysis has a personal yet informative vibe. We can put ourselves in his shoes as he plays and almost see what he sees, thereby giving us a great idea of what this experience is like. At the same time, it’s not just one big retelling of an individual’s play-through; the review also holds all the necessary information that gamers seek. By the time we’re done reading, we know two things: 1. We want to play the game in question, and 2. We don’t really have any follow-up questions. That’s when you know the critic did his job.

This is Ingenito’s second honor here at VGRHQ; he was first noticed for his Borderlands 2 Vita review.

Congrats, Vince!

Why We Like It:

— As always, and we can never stress this enough, the intro is supremely important. This critic obviously understands the necessity of hooking a reader from the outset.

— Due to the retelling of specific – and exciting – situations the critic personally experienced, the review has a dynamic, alluring feel.

— This evaluation exudes enthusiasm and knowledge. It’s not gushing and it’s not a FAQ; rather, the text occupies that solid middle ground, which makes it highly readable.

Read Vince Ingenito’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review Now

4 thoughts on “IGN’s Metal Gear Solid V Review Leaves Us Wanting More”

Wow. I just have a bad feeling this game will be over my head…it sounds so in-depth and frankly, I get intimidated by that amount of freedom and those number of options.

Based on the reviews, it does seem like all that depth is pretty well implemented though. Maybe the game eases you in and lets you become accustomed to new stuff before dumping everything on you.

Review is great, game is amazing.

Can’t wait to play it.

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