So this is obvious to anybody that has been keeping up with the game so far, but The Phantom Pain is noticeably darker and more gruesome than any of the previous Metal Gear Solid games. The brutal torture scenes, Big Boss' descent into insanity in his quest for revenge, shocking scenes such as the bomb removal in Ground Zeroes, the child soldiers... what we've seen of the trailers alone is much darker than most of the previous games. Is anybody else really hyped because of this? It seems that Kojima is taking advantage of the open world style, too, so I think that the silly, offbeat humor of the series will be mostly left to side and extra ops, which will allow the main story to be as mature and serious as it needs to be. I really can't wait to play this game and the more serious, darker story is one of the biggest reasons. Specially the development of Big Boss' character and demon theme they have going for him right now.