Just been playing through Peace Walker on PS3 and I can't wait for Ground Zeroes. I don't really care about the price, from what I can tell I about the amount of content I am totally fine paying 30 bucks for it. Besides it beats having to wait years for Phantom Pain to come out.
I really liked the ending, as others said it wasn't about the villain but about Rust and Marty. The line at the end about how it's all the same old story of light vs darkness is what the whole mystery was. The story wasn't about Rust and Marty trying to find out who done it but rather two forces of light against an immense force of darkness. It's not about the conflict itself but the specific characters and their struggle.
I love how the show has been able to totally capture just genuine evil in the feel of all of the villains. Not many stories are able to do that well without seeming to cliche.
People for sure are gonna be upset about the seemingly lackluster ending but I think that's largely because of the shows counterparts. Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, and Boardwalk Empire, all focus on an overarching story line and each season finale has huge grand endings. True Detective so far has been much more low key and the ending was what I expected, especially knowing that it was planned to be an anthology series.
I am stoked for season 2, start the speculating on where and when it will be set. I'm hoping for a north west setting because I think it could convey similar atmosphere to this season's Louisiana setting. Dense forests, lots of rain, and possibility for use of weird native mysticism and you have yourself a dark ass setting ripe for serial murder.