I wouldn't say the goofball is completely gone, just hidden behind exposition tapes in PW, which has it better in that department - character interactions and development are legit wholesome (for me at least). Instead of codec/radio calls you get the tapes, and while it takes away a lot of the spontaneity and urgency it's okay in its own right.now I dont wanna play peace walker and 5 so much. his goofball shit was my favorite part of 3.
V though, is the polar opposite, even in the cassettes. BB is just an exposition depositer - you hear info, get some idea as to what the world you're living in is now like, and that's it. Very choice tapes are somewhat free of tension, and human.
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