Death Stranding (Kojima Productions) [PS4, PC]

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  1. PSman1700

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    Expectations have gone way down for DS lately, it seems.
     
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    The game will be divisive some will like it a lot, some will hate it, probably low 80 Metacritic.

    For the moment two early review they like the game

    Pelaaja 9/10 finnish publication

    Voxel Brazil 91/100

    https://www.voxel.com.br/jogo/death-stranding/analise.htm

     
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    Lots of high scores, few very low ones.

    Its a big game, and end is full-on-Kojima [once cinematic lasts an hour! :D ], but what is troubling some reviewers is the logistics of the main gameplay loop. There is no big reward for making the delivery, instead the game tries to make the process of delivering challenging and eventful, throwing innovative roadblocks [or players having to deal with their own mistakes such as loosing a vehicle] that make a memorable journey. Some players will not find fun in that.

    I can't wait to experience it! :)
     
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    Hmm, I wonder if it's like FFXV, where ultimately the journey with the Bros was more important than the destination (although the ending was packed full of emotion).
     
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    One cinematic lasts one hour? Kojima’s almost insulting indulgence strikes again.

    Mixed-to-positive reviews I see. And I have very mixed feelings about it. Buy or not buy? I really want to see it in action but even the positive reviews make a point about the pacing and tediousness of it all and I’m a bit apprehensive about buying it.
     
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    You know you want to buy it. :yep2:
     
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    Are you told this when it starts? I would be enormously pissed if I came home to play some game for a bit, and then had to sit watching an hour long cinematic, especially if I didn't know how long it was and kept checking the time. When you watch an hour long TV programme, you know how long it will be able timetable accordingly.
     
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    True. FFXIV is the only game I know that alerts you when a long cinematic is going to play and you are allowed to postpone it.
     
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    I kinda really do, but more to see the insane eye-candy, and to figure out WTF happened in this game. And from experience, when I bought games because of eye-candy, I always got it wrong. And on top of that, it would appear that I might not get my full answers by the time I finish the game, and there is literally nothing more infuriating for me than sitting through a movie/TV show/game looking forward to getting my big questions answered, and then that doesn't happen.
     
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    For a game with rather new mechanics, i think its metascore is pretty good.
     
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    Yes. This is a great score for Kojima's first game. I am kind of surprised by that score honestly. This game is on my radar now, this is really a mysterious game. But can you skip the cutscenes ? :yep2:
     
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    If you skip the cutscenes, you will miss out on a lot of the plot exposition. Which will make the game a lot easier to understand...
     
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    From what I gather from reviews, there are some moral ambiguity in this game, clashed with "gamification" of good/bad morals.

    Unfortunately many people can't wrap their heads around moral ambiguity so I think lots of people will miss a lot of intriguing stuff.

    They will only get half of the story
     
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    Lol i don't know, but at least the game seems to be different than your standard open world such as AC.

    Some people might like the novelty and some people might be disappointed.
     
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    From John Linneman(Digitalfoundry), the interesting part out of the story is the open world traversal.

     
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    Wait, what?
     
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    I meant his first game done by his own company: Kojima productions first game.
     
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    Any mentioning of Photomode? You don't ship this insanely beautiful game without a Photomode Kojima san.
     
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    Game looks amazing, that terrain detail, that lighting oh mine..
    [​IMG]
     
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