The Combat Is Still Good
Takeaways From the Metal Gear Survive Beta
Metal Gear Survive’s combat system is basically the same one we got in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, so it’s no surprise that the gameplay feels good. Shooting is still fun, even if the melee attacks can feel a tad stiff. Still, Survive actually adds on to the combat system with new melee weapons like the spear and axe. This allows for a bit more depth to the system as you can essentially poke at zombies by crafting a fence to keep them out.
Metal Gear Survive does feature a stamina system that drains quickly when you’re sprinting, so you’ll have to keep an eye on that while moving around on the battlefield. However, as fun as the combat is, some of the controls feel a bit unintuitive, such as having to hold L1 and pressing another button to use an item.
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