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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)

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After awakening from a nine year coma, Big Boss forms a new mercenary group called, Diamond Dogs, and teams up with his former rival, Ocelot, to track down the men responsible for the destruction of MSF.

Directors:

Hideo Kojima, Junji Tago

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Venom Snake / Big Boss / Medic (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Kazuhira Miller (voice)
Troy Baker ... Ocelot (voice)
Stefanie Joosten ... Quiet (voice)
Christopher Randolph ... Huey Emmerich (voice)
Piers Stubbs ... Eli (voice)
Jay Tavare ... Code Talker (voice)
James Horan James Horan ... Skull Face (voice)
Dave Fouquette Dave Fouquette ... Man on Fire (voice)
Tara Strong ... Paz Ortega Andrade (voice)
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ... Soldiers / Extras (voice) (as Philip Anthony Rodrigues)
Crispin Freeman ... Soldiers / Extras (voice)
Joel Johnstone ... Soldiers / Extras (voice)
Matthew Mercer ... Soldiers / Extras (voice) (as Matt Mercer)
Roger Rose ... Soldiers / Extras (voice)
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Storyline

In the aftermath of the events of "Ground Zeroes" and the destruction of Militaires Sans Frontières, Big Boss falls into a coma. Nine years later, he awakes and forms a new mercenary group, the Diamond Dogs. Now under the guise of the codename "Venom Snake", he ventures into Afghanistan during the Soviet war to track down the men responsible for MSF's destruction. Along the way, he becomes reacquainted with his former rival Ocelot and encounters a unit of warriors robbed of their past, present and future. While he and Kazuhira "Kaz" Miller are initially driven to exact revenge, Snake soon unearths a plot by the Cipher organization to develop a weapon with the potential to surpass even the Metal Gear system, and his mission quickly switches focus to ending this new threat. Written by Steven Vo

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Not for any nation. Not for any ideology. Not for justice. Not for honor. Not for power. Not for the future. Not for love. Not for peace. Only for revenge. See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

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Release Date:

1 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Hideo Kojima made nearly all of the cutscenes seamless long shots. The camera will just move around without any cuts, portraying a long, continuous world. This a reference to the Alfred Hitchcock film, Rope, in which Hitchcock tried to use as few cuts as possible between scenes. See more »

Goofs

One of the gameplay mechanics is called "Reflex Mode", which slows down the time from the player's point-of-view when they have to react to having been visually caught by the enemy. However, the scientific definition for the word 'reflex' is "an involuntary movement in response to a stimulus." The correct term would be "Reaction Mode", as the scientific definition for 'reaction time' is "the elapsed time between a sensory stimulus and the subsequent behavioral response." See more »

Quotes

Paz Ortega Andrade: You can kill Skullface, murder Huey, burn the world down and it still won't bring me back. Me or any of the dead.
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Hideo Kojima is gaming's Stanley Kubrick.

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is the penultimate journey in Hideo Kojima's classic saga; even though it's a prequel there is a good deal of surprises to be found in the story. The gameplay is nothing short of phenomenal and there's so much attention to detail graphically and narratively speaking.

The Phantom Pain is a gaming experience to be remembered for generations to come. Its immersion for the players is unsurpassed, its atmosphere phenomenal, its story a bit sparse yet massive in scope and ambition. Hideo Kojima has made the 2001: A Space Odyssey of video games right here. There's endless subtexts throughout, visually and script-based, and that's excluding the ridiculously tense and terrifying start of the game, where you're at a hospital in Cyprus, trying to escape certain death.

If you haven't played the game yet, please do so, and play the 'Day One Edition' on the PS4: the definitive version of this modern masterpiece.


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