This post *may* contain some minor spoilers for The Phantom Pain! Nothing to ruin your experience if you haven’t played if before. I will only be talking about different locations and characters within the game as I have played so far. I won’t be spoiling any big game plot points as I wouldn’t be comfortable ruining a game for someone.
The first time I tried to play The Phantom Pain, I was overwhelmed. I was really bad at shooters, I had no concept of stealth. I was a pro only at equipping the chicken hat. I gave it a chance but I don’t think I was ready for the vast amount there is to do in it. Afghanistan was amazing, it looked fantastic but I found myself constantly in the same couple of locations. I eventually threw it by the wayside.