I’ve been playing Ground Zeroes here and there since I be gotten it day one. So far I’ve beaten the Main Mission a few times with a RANK D, then tonight a RANK C. Now I’m messing with the mechanics of such things as the CQC portion of gameplay. I found a pretty nifty party trick. When in the Pause menu there’s a SCREEN TRANSFER option. I wondered what this was when I first saw it. I tried it while synced to my app. It actually let me take screen grabs during gameplay while paused and lets me transfer the saved image to either my device or to a Twitter account, which I’d use if I had one myself. As evidenced by my header above its a pretty neat feature, though the quality leaves something to be desired it’s pretty low res. Here are other shots during my last exploit:
On my last Playthrough I unlocked an SMG to be used at the beginning of the game. I was walking around at the top of the ridge expecting it to already be in my inventory when I actually ran into the weapon box behind a Bush.
The strange thing is since its a Submachine Gun, the tranq gun can only be swapped out to replace it with the SMG. I tried to switch it with my suppressed assault rifle but no go. Maybe I will get to unlock a suppressed sniper rifle with tranq darts. We shall see. I’ve yet to try out the day missions so I will report back my findings at a later date.
My time with the MGSV:GZ app has certainly been substantial since Ground Zeroes has released. I’ve been going mode to mode, discovering some really useful options, both for Ground Zeroes and in-app. This time around I’ve worked my way down to the Cassette Tapes. Just as you would in the game, the app is able to, while synced, access the Tapes that that have been unlocked after the first completion of the Main Mission. Available are Chico’s tapes, Mission Briefings, Peace Walker songs, and Paz’s Diary Tapes.
These tapes are only accessible as I mentioned after first completion of the Main Mission, but Ground Zeroes is not required to be running to actually listen to these tapes. As long as you have WiFi access you can tap into the app server and listen to the tapes on your device as you would with say, you Sony Walkman. Pop in your ear buds for that added 80’s effect.
I’ve been trying to convince some fellow MGSers to use this app as it really does add another dimension to the game. There are tons of different ways to execute gameplay and complete the available missions. And if I hadn’t said this already, every subsequent Playthrough and completion of the missions helps unlock elements in your Mother Base. Why not make it all the more viable with the trusty app? It’s a great advantage I’m doing my best to take.
[Let’s face it. Time is just something not a lot of us have on our side. Especially when it comes to gaming. It’s difficult to squeeze in a nice chunk of time to properly give a typical review, but Something is better than nothing. AMIRITE?? This is where HAR HAR HAR comes in. Or rather, “Half Assed Reviews.” It’s our version of a review, only, um, Half Assed. Enjoy!]
I Finally got a chance to play Ground Zeroes last Friday night. It is, without a doubt, an amazing game! The sights, the sounds, and the virtual smells are awesome. The game is so atmospheric. And honestly those people who complained of a short two hour “demo” should get their heads out of their asses. Below is my play by play as I sulk, slump, and sneak through Camp Omega. This transcript is in bullet point format, cuz HAR (Half Assed Review), so I might sound like a dork. Enjoy.
[Played on my PS3 for about 4-5 hours on first Playthrough]