I'm reading these reviews and it sounds to me like Death Stranding isn't for me. It sounds like it's an outstandingly well-written and well-made game with a tonne of value...but like FNAF or even The Last of Us/Uncharted, it sounds more like a STORY than a GAME. So even though some people are praising the game, that means little to me because the thing I like most in games appears to suffer. Doesn't make it a bad game, but does mean it doesn't sound like it's for me. No idea why this seems so hard to understand for so many people.
Im sorry, but have you played any of those games?
It just boggles the mind a bit, when people say "story/cinematic driven game" I think something more in the lines of Heavy Rain, Detroit or Until Dawn - Which are precisely that. TLOU or Uncharted are nothing of the sort, they are 97% gameplay, 3% story. They are as focused on their story as Final Fantasy, Mass Effect or any Rockstar game. Its just a plot device to kick things off or give them direction.
Obviously I havent played Death Stranding (duh) but from the looks of it, its the same. It has a story -used as a simple device for the concept of the game (which is as ambiguos as they come) - that drives the gameplay - which seems to be the focus.
Yes, and I didn't love any of them. I absolutely hated playing The Last of Us and Uncharted because the gameplay was boring and simplistic and unoriginal. It felt to me, with Naughty Dog's recent output, that they had this outstanding story idea with great character and plot and action set pieces but the gameplay was a last-minute 'oh right, we have to make this a game, don't we?' addition, while only giving the player minimal input during the setpieces and bland, generic, boring shooting/stealth the rest of the time.
FNAF hardly qualifies as a game. The actual gameplay is just not fun, and while it's unique it's not interesting. the LORE, on the other hand, is some of the best I've ever seen in gaming alongside stuff like Dark Souls/Bloodborne.
I got it all, baby!
PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android
Top 3 this generation:
Bloodborne, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III