There was a bit of concern recently when the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain prequel, Ground Zeroes, was rumored to last all of two hours. With a $39.99 retail price tag on current-gen consoles ($29.99 for last-gen) and potentially a two hour campaign, Kojima took to Twitter to defend the game’s length, stating that Ground Zeroes contains the main missions, 5 Side Ops missions and ways to compete against the scores of your friends.
Dear my Twitter friends, Please read: pic.twitter.com/liUPH2H3vi
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) February 6, 2014
So Kojima isn’t exactly denying the 2-4 hour rumored length, but I think he might be banking too much on replay value and leaderboards. In my opinion, a 2-4 hour game is worth $15 as a download, maybe $20 if it’s quality stuff, but $40 just because it has Metal Gear in the title? What’s your take on it? Is $40 worth a great 2-4 hour experience or would you have just preferred a $15-$20 download title?
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes releases on March 18th in North America for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3.