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‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ developer responds to difficulty concerns

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A few staff members from Kojima Productions have further responded to the difficulty concerns surrounding the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.” According to a report from Metal Gear Informer on Dec. 14, Sean Eyestone disclosed that fans are worry about the sequel not being challenging enough.

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He mentioned that the gameplay videos shown so far only showcased the normal difficulty setting, adding that the hard mode will be significantly different. You can take a look at a few screenshots featuring “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” in the slideshow to the left of this article and the comments below:

Some people are still worried about, you know, will this be challenging enough? Because they’ve seen some of the gameplay videos, and think it looks a little bit easy. Keep in mind these videos were shot in normal mode. There is a significant difference between normal difficulty and hard difficulty.

Jordan Amaro also added that “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” is still a stealth game despite the changes. Going through the mission simply blasting away will be more difficult as opposed to sneaking your way around. You can find his statement below:

At its core, it’s still a stealth game. So you have all these options, but going through the game trigger happy will make the game so much more difficult. The DNA hasn’t changed. It’s still the Metal Gear that everyone knows.

Finally, the development staff reconfirmed that players can turn off the reflex mode, which temporary slows down time when you are spotted by the enemy, to add more challenge to the video game.

Although “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” currently does not have an official release date, Konami Digital Entertainment is planning to release a prequel called “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” for multiple platforms on March 18, 2014.

You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes,” PS4 and Xbox One. A few holiday deals can also be found in the following link from Amazon.com: Holiday Deals.

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