Is the Metal Gear franchise over

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

TestStefan Tschumigetestet on Xbox One


Even after 25 years, Hideo Kojima and his Metal Gear franchise are not a bit tired. On the contrary. The prologue "Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes" clearly shows the direction in which the franchise is moving. The Fox Engine provides spectacular graphics. Incredibly realistic facial features of the protagonists. Dynamic day-night changes and weather changes ensure an incredibly realistic level design. The concept of level design in the open world style gives Metal Gear an additional boost. This is the first time in the 25-year history of the franchise. We think this step is great.

In addition, opponents behave differently in the dark than in daylight. And the game tactics are also adapted to the time of day and the weather. "Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes" shows one thing above all else: Metal Gear is heading into the next league. We want more of it and are already looking forward to "Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain". Because the playing time in "Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes" is really short. The game really makes you want to go on a great adventure, and then it's over again. In any case, you shouldn't miss this history.

It is just a shame that Xbox One owners do not get into such a graphics frenzy as holders of a PlayStation 4. While PS4 gamers can delight in a resolution of 1080p, Xbox gamers have to be content with 720p. This just makes you shake your head. And above all, it's one thing: disappointing! The game developers can't do anything about that, it's Microsoft's fault. But that doesn't mean that the Xbox One version is bad. No way. It's just not as detailed as its PS counterpart.