As you may know, I am a massive Metal Gear fan, so like many gamers out there I was very excited for The Phantom Pain. After putting 40+ hours into it, getting through all of the story missions and most of the side-ops, I must say that in many ways I am quite disappointed. While on one hand, it was definitely the best gameplay the series has ever seen, and for me, some of the best I have ever played, the pacing and omitted story elements hurts this game in a big way. Light spoilers follow:

For many gamers, the story plays a big part in the motivation of the character’s actions, and Metal Gear is certainly one of those franchises. As you may have seen, theres is major story elements and a complete final mission that was axed from the game. And I mean its completely obvious when playing through the story and it happens to be available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube. It’s clear Kojima ran into some issues with Konami at some point during development, but it would be a shame if this is the reason loyal gamers/customers got the short end of the stick. Even though it might be one of the best games I have ever played, considering my particular affinity to the series, it is also one of my most disappointing.

For this week’s open forum we want to know what your most disappointing gaming moments/releases were? Are these things really a big deal or should we just be happy to get them at all?