Metal Gear Survive
As expected the game has almost nothing in common with the Metal Gear we know and love. While it has interesting ideas and some well thought out mechanics, it ultimately fails to be fun because of overly grind-heavy and frustrating progression.
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Metal Gear Survive is likely to see ongoing additions to improve it, and at this point I’d recommend waiting for some of those before jumping into it. Right now it’s a survival grind in the Metal Gear universe that’s more busywork than fun and it's only the gameplay carryover from Metal Gear Solid V that make it worth a look at all.
I really enjoyed the time I spent with Metal Gear Survive along the 47 hours finishing the main story. With that said let's dive into Metal Gear Survive and what it does.
Taking gameplay mechanics and foundation of its spiritual predecessor, Metal Gear Survive is an interesting mix of survival, resource management and action game. Its constant internet connection, lack of variety and sub-par technical performance might push away some players, but it's still a solid game that could get better if properly updated over its lifespan.
Metal Gear Survive is a flawed but incredibly fun survival game that adequately takes advantage of the weirder side of the Metal Gear series. Though the game has a slow start and cliché characters, the addictive exploration and impressive amount of included content makes Survive a solid spin-off.
Metal Gear Survive is a mediocre endeavour at trying to let a storied franchise meet a genre that lost steam two years ago. It feels dated in almost every aspect made worse by what feels like an under-developed game. It hardly does anything extensively bad but it doesn't attempt to do anything with the core system. It is just another crafting survival game, except it has the Metal Gear named slapped on.
It all boils down to whether or not you should buy the game. And I think that’s the worst part about it, is that there’s really no real reason to buy it. There are many more zombie shooter survival games out there that does this a whole lot better. Why buy Metal Gear Survive?
Verdict Building off the foundation of Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive had some potential that was mostly squandered, though still far from being an awful game. The co-op missions with friends can be fun and the game itself performs well enough, but the tedious structure of the game and the inclusion of awful microtransactions make Metal Gear Survive one you might want to think about skipping.
Metal Gear Survive has some really interesting elements, yet comes across as shallow in some areas.
Metal Gear Survive manages to provide some fun gameplay, despite having plenty of issues with its story and survival mechanics