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SummaryOpen-world stealth at its greatest.
The GoodThe Phantom Pain is a very immersive experience and sure to fondly remembered for years to come because of its significance to the Metal Gear canon and its re-imagined gameplay of the franchise.
The BadBecause of Kojima's troubles with Konami, he was fired after completion of this game: which is somethign the game unfortunately became associated with rather than the game itself in some instances.
Though the game's great, there's a sense that there remains 'unfinished business' in the development department's side of things: there was to be a 51st Mission called 'Kingdom of the Flies' but it never got completed and has since remained an internet pipe-dream ever since its discovery on the PC version's files.
It's easy to traverse area and escape from your enemies, and while I do love the open-world aspect of this game it can leave things feeling pretty barren some of the time.