Well done weather effects can contribute a lot to games. They can add immensely to the atmosphere, the can make the world prettier- but the best weather effects are the ones that have an actual impact on the gameplay itself. In this feature, we will talk about fifteen games that had such weather effects.
METAL GEAR SOLID 5: THE PHANTOM PAIN
Metal Gear Solid 5’s emergent sandbox has a ridiculous amount of depth, with multiple systems constantly interacting with each other to deliver some of the mot dynamic stealth gameplay we’ve ever seen. Weather effects are one of many layers in that complex web. Rainfall and storms can dampen the noise you make, making it easier to sneak around enemy bases, while sandstorms do the same, in addition to also impacting visibly, which impacts the enemies as well as you. Having to adapt strategies on the basis of the weather feels truly rewarding in The Phantom Pain.
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