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Death Stranding

08 November 2019
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Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.
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Kojima Does It Again
Death Stranding will have you question why you are roleplaying as a mailman in post-apocalyptic North America yet there is a aura, a unmistakable charm to it that certainly kept a smirk on my face as I talked to Sam through the screen, trekking across desolate wastelands that look like something out of a fever dream.

It's not an easy game to put into a box. It is decades of ideas and plotines from Kojima's catalog all thrown together into a wholly unique package that compares to absolutely nothing else, for better and worse. Seeing faces like Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reddus on a Kojima title like this is something that will never cease to stun me in a state of shock and awe.

It is a very slow burn of a game, which will turn off a lot of people. The gameplay loop takes a while to get used to but once it clicks, it becomes quite enjoyable and addictive as you try to optimize your ways around the map a little faster, and take just a little bit more cargo with you. slowly start rebuilding the infrastructure of a forgotten, dead land.

The story is very self-indulgent at times but the writing and characters has that classic Kojima charm to it that you can't get anywhere else. It is very atypical and out there but you'll be left wanting more and more as the puzzle is slowly revealed to you over the course of the main storyline, with a very worthy ending for such a journey of a game.

Death Stranding is a divisive, controversial masterpiece that somehow manages to make over the final hurdle and deliver a product, a game....an immersive experience that nothing else can hold a candle to.
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MalkavianOwl 2022-06-29T09:33:54Z
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Before Death Stranding, my only Kojima experience is MGS 5. So I'm really not a connaisseur of the man and its work through time. So MGSV is my only comparison game, and they definitely can be compared, at least gameplay/mechanically wise, because they have a lot in common and DT is MGSV's follower.
And well, what a deception it is (just finished it). The story is not surprising, it's crazy and artificially over complicated, like Phantom Pain was. All the social aspect of DT (connections, the general reflection on social media ok I get it...) is interesting but the catastrophic repetiveness of the gameplay testifies of the pretention of Kojima who seems to feel like a genius. The only parts that I found quite "refreshing" are the war fields immersions and combats, so happy you are to break the routine when they happen. I have no problem with the fact that you are a fedex guy who delivers packages, but so much in the game proves the work behind is very limitated : almost all characters/preppers only appearing in holograms, the progress of your gear and weapons feels too superficial, and that's sad because in MGSV this was absolutely perfect! The weapons, accessories etc were really well balanced, adapted in time, and vast. An other weakness in DT is the truck mechanics. Godamn it driving the truck is horrible. The wanted realistic so you slide and lose you control if accelerating too much on sloppy terrains, but wait... you can JUMP with a truck?
Also moving boss in MGSV was a magic of physics, what a responsive control heaven! On DT moving Sam is not exactly fun, not at all, even if I sensed common mechanics with MGSV. A positive thing in the game was the menu, or more exactly the fact that i played a lot Phantom Pain helped me be familiar with DT's menus quite fast.
Now to finish, the secondary missions, well deliveries and the rewards/accessory elements like emails, memory chips etc... What's the point? Why every damn game, especially open worlds have to include collectibles or these artificial and easy to programm kind of stuff to the games? Stop that lazy game makers for god sake!
Oh and by the way there is no reward or I didn't feel really satisfied finishing the game in hard mode, so that's a problem too I think.
So to conclude, I don't care how complex or stupid the story may be in your next game mr Kojima, but please make it interesting and exciting to PLAY !
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Death Stranding has the best and worst characteristics that video games can have at the same time.

Storytelling based on cut scenes, not user's 'play'. childish lines, etc... The game has so many 'cinematic' features which I hate extremely in video games.

But at the same time, Death Stranding has what only video games could do. A movie in which a character only walks for two hours without any lines will not create any interest. However, Kojima succeeded in making 'walking' interesting in a completely video game's way. For me, this 'walking' was more immersive than most action games. It also perfectly expressed the theme of 'connection' through 'walking' and limited multi-play system.

In conclusion, death stranding is a good 'video game' for me.
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Great deal for players who haven't played the original "Death Stranding" yet. There are many little additions to the gameplay that are pretty much pointless if you already completed the game. The new "story" missions can be completed in less than an hour and don't add anything to the plot.
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kitten199X Death Stranding 2022-08-13T23:28:58Z
2022-08-13T23:28:58Z
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oliver97point1 Death Stranding 2022-08-12T23:53:45Z
2022-08-12T23:53:45Z
3.0
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PS5
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2.5
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Earworms Death Stranding 2022-08-12T16:21:30Z
2022-08-12T16:21:30Z
2.5
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gabr Death Stranding 2022-08-12T14:30:50Z
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1
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gabr Death Stranding 2022-08-12T14:30:36Z
PS4 • XNA
2022-08-12T14:30:36Z
5.0
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bleakage Death Stranding 2022-08-12T09:53:35Z
2022-08-12T09:53:35Z
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IrritatedPizzaNoises Death Stranding 2022-08-12T08:29:59Z
2022-08-12T08:29:59Z
84 /100
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doeni1298 Death Stranding 2022-08-12T02:12:08Z
2022-08-12T02:12:08Z
4.0
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elAx5 Death Stranding 2022-08-11T03:24:14Z
2022-08-11T03:24:14Z
5.0
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pandanskos Death Stranding 2022-08-10T22:27:28Z
2022-08-10T22:27:28Z
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Hesick Death Stranding 2022-08-09T11:26:05Z
2022-08-09T11:26:05Z
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  • jaspie999 2022-04-02 00:41:05.35873+00
    the best game ever made in some aspects
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  • UltralightSeason 2022-04-04 00:37:32.208829+00
    There are two wolves inside me
    One is "jesse what the fuck are you talking about"
    the other is "9/10"
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  • Somedudeontheinternet 2022-05-22 15:55:41.211224+00
    The Trout Mask Replica of games
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  • Arinisonfire 2022-06-10 21:52:08.8605+00
    Extremely happy this is getting a sequel. It's deeply flawed but did lots of things so well that could all be expanded on in the sequel
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2022-08-10 04:02:58.260325+00
    this one has some really strand-type vibes
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  • DavidthePearce 2022-08-11 15:14:58.356484+00
    Video games peaked in 2019
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