I love the Metal Gear games, but their central story thread is damn hard to follow. Psychics, vampires, robots and highly poisonous Zanzibar hamsters I can deal with, but how can anyone possibly keep up with what side Ocelot or his arm's on, what a Philosopher's Legacy is and who or what The Patriots are?
You can keep your refined combat systems, your open-world nonsense and your Kiefer Sutherland - here's to the time when Metal Gear Solid was all just fields. Well, air ducts and exclamation marks.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is due out in Europe later this week and our glowing review went live this morning, arguing that while it's only a small game, it's wonderfully formed. But perhaps you want to see more of it for yourself? If you do, be sure to check out Ian Higton's live stream today from 5pm GMT.
Cripes, to think we're only a week away from the release of an all-new Metal Gear. Except, perhaps, we're not - there's still some debate about whether Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is a fully-fledged game, or a very expensive demo for the more fully-featured Phantom Pain. Either way it's worth playing, if Jeffrey's impressions from last week are anything to go by. There'll be a full review up early next week.
Whatever you think about its length and amount of content, Ground Zeroes certainly looks - and plays - the part. You can have a closer look at it in action courtesy of Ian's preview video, which features Snake in all his slightly damp, slithering glory.