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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' Campaign Is Under Two Hours Long

Didn't keep you waiting, huh?

Game Informer revealed the cover of their next magazine today, and they have had an exclusive play of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

“We had four hours of exclusive hands-on time with Ground Zeroes,” says Game Informer, continuing “which we used to play through the main mission and experiment with extra modes”. So, that’s four hours for the main story campaign and playing a few modes? That’s really not long at all.

What’s worse is that Kotaku are now reporting that the main mission is even shorter – Game Informer say within the latest issue of their magazine that they “completed it in just less than two hours”. Now, factor in Metal Gear Solid’s staple of long cutscenes and you’ve got a game that lasts about as long as the last cutscene segment in Metal Gear Solid 4. So, how much time of gameplay will that include?

Don’t forget that MGS V has a more open-world approach, so the side missions may be more substantial, but a less than two hour prologue including cutscenes is really disappointing.

Remember, they’re selling this for £30 on PS4 and Xbox One digitally, or the same on PS3 and Xbox 360 boxed. The last generation digital version will set you back a little less at £20, but it’s makes you wonder if they’re going to make an excuse to charge £100 for all of the content in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain when it releases.

Source: Game Informer, via Kotaku

18 Comments
  1. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    A metal gear game that’s 2 hours bonkers! I’m guessing the only gameplay is when we push snake to walk forward then cut scenes is 1.50 mins

    Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 22:11.
  2. Adam Garrett
    Community Manager
    Since: Feb 2009

    That’s shockingly bad if true, although I very much doubt it’s true. For one, They have said many times that GZ is also open world but on a smaller scale so I don’t think there will be just one main mission and not much else.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 22:28.
  3. DividSmythe
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    I think I’ll wait for a price crash or free on PS+ deal with this demo then. I’m glad I couldn’t preorder this. Shame really I was looking forward to it.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 22:31.
  4. baska
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    think of it like Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

    Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 22:42.
  5. Phizzy
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Prologue, not epilogue.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 22:48.
    • baska
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      as in sample of a game for a reduced price to get the taste buds going

      Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 22:57.
      • Blair Inglis
        hisnameisblair
        Since: May 2009

        My mistake!

        Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 23:22.
      • baska
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        plus to the average Joe, its really 6 hours

        Comment posted on 05/02/2014 at 11:05.
  6. boeboe
    Member
    Since: Feb 2013

    Shambolic.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 22:55.
  7. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Wow, that’s short. Not short compared to say the Tanker Chapter or Virtuous Mission, but short as its own release! I hope it makes it as a single dis release at some point, I think a lot of us would rather wait for that to get our value for money.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2014 at 23:06.
  8. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Right, definitely not getting this until things are cleared up. Surely it can’t be that short… Can it?

    Comment posted on 05/02/2014 at 00:23.
  9. PriceofWar
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Disappointing but expected. We pretty much know the gist of what happens too, there has to be a big twist, has to be. If Hayter is voicing Big Boss, totally worth the price :P

    Comment posted on 05/02/2014 at 00:28.
  10. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    I the biggest MGS fan. But even I’m perplexed.

    Comment posted on 05/02/2014 at 00:57.