I have to apologise. My review copy of this enormous game arrived a week late, and I’ve had to scrounge together every spare second I’ve had to play it so I could get this review out sometime before next year – and even that only allowed me time for a general grand tour rather than an exhaustive attempt at completion.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an absolutely mammoth game. There’s so much to it that I don’t even know where to start. So let’s start with the obvious. The Phantom Pain is another interquel in the Metal Gear series that takes place after Peace Walker and Ground Zeroes, and before the original Metal Gear from 1987.