Metal Gear Survive Review | Slant Magazine

Jed Pressgrove: “Sadly, Metal Gear Survive aligns itself with too many corporate gaming shenanigans to register as unadulterated fun. Not only must you be connected to the Internet to experience even the game’s single-player mode (an affront to basic notions of accessibility), but some players will be tempted by microtransactions that speed up the upgrading process—which reveals that the silly online requirement probably exists to make financial exploitation a constant possibility. In a title that could have benefited from a more streamlined design, asking players to pay for faster results is insulting.”