Lots of us are playing this, so let's have a thread for it. Mark all spoilers using spoiler tags and have the mission number outside of the spoiler so we'll know if it's safe to click. Example: Spoiler: Mission 5 Big Boss shoots some guys I'm enjoying the game so far, it's huge compared to previous MGS games and takes a lot of things I enjoyed about Peace Walker/Ground Zeroes and improves it. The open world is really nice because Side Ops can be started any time you want, as long as you're in the right area and there's plenty to explore to find materials to upgrade your base. Out of all the MGS games, I think this one has the best balance between gameplay and story, you can easily get sidetracked and spend hours exploring and completing optional stuff. I am noticing what people were saying about Big Boss being mostly silent, but maybe that changes later in the game. I can't wait to play more, I have so many questions already after seeing that crazy intro. I suggest listening to tapes as soon as you get them as well, they answer a lot of the questions you might have that haven't been addressed in cutscenes. Spoiler: Mission 10 So we rescued a guy who was being questioned about his village burning down, I think this has some connection to Psycho Mantis because he burned down his village as a child after finding out his father hated him/blames him for his mother's death. It's also further proof that the gas masked child is Psycho Mantis.