Recently MGSV (and also Peace Walker, depending on whether or not I feel like playing in bed or sprawled on the couch (I have it on Vita)) have become my go-to games for relaxation. I love building my bases up, and MGSV controls so goddamn well that I can run about doing side-ops (or just looking for soldiers and equipment worth grabbing). Also it’s nice to be able to pretend you can avert a nuclear holocaust these days for some reason. It’s deeply relaxing to sit in my helicopter, listening to D Dog pant, and manage my soldiers and such.
I also think the story engages with interesting ideas, but the execution is all-too-frequently rotten (and Quiet’s narrative is deeply harmed by the character design. I would have greater respect if Kojima had just said “I wanted some hot titties in the game” rather than saying she breathed through her skin (you know, like the End, who curiously did not need to have his bare wrinkled ass on display in order to function)). It was a bummer to have some of the best content on the tapes (I like listening to the tapes, myself, but I wouldn’t have minded another cutscene or two), and Skullface and Snake’s romantic Jeep ride starts out fantastic, but then goes on too long. All the talk about communication and language was super interesting to me! It could’ve been a million times better!
I still love this game and it is the best playing Metal Gear ever (like Dan, however, I think the title of “best MGS” can be argued to be any one of those games - for me, depending on the day, it is usually 1 or 3 (but also 2 and 4 are so good! And I really only picked up Peace Walker seriously again (i.e. with Intent To Finish) a few weeks ago but you could make a good argument for that too, even though I hate not being able to crawl and pick up bodies SO MUCH (and that second Peace Walker fight is fucking brutal)).
Anyway yes I love MGSV - Ground Zeroes might be a Perfect Game, in terms of its self-contained environment and squeezing as much content as is humanly possible out of a single location - and have happily dumped a stupid amount of time into it.
I also spent some time with the online multiplayer (not FOBs, although I caught myself sliding down that rabbit hole once or twice) and enjoyed it a lot. Last time I booted it up on PC though it was just me and one other dude, which is less than ideal.