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Death Stranding Review Thread - MC: 83 / OC: 85 / GR: 84.89%

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colafitte said:

Well... I played 4h non stop already on hard difficulty.....I don't want to say nothing spoilery, but if the "game concept" was the thing that makes the game love or hate the game, i'm now allowed to say that....

I love it.

Completely original, full thought, continuously taking decisions, in a super beautiful and realistic landscape. And yes, things are calm most of the time..., but oh my god when things suddenly become ...."tense". You can feel it. And it makes absolute sense that feeling of relief reaching a base to rest up..., physically and mentally. I'm completely inmersed in this game. And this is just the beginning of the game. I still need to see the rest of the mechanics and concpets of this game.

As for the rest of the game. Is a Kojima game in the best way possible. Impecable presentation, full of cinematic cutscenes with surprisingly everything making sense. This is the best work in this deparment Kojima has made until now.

This game can not be compared to anything else. It requires long periods of gameplay to enjoy it, because it's a slow game. Yes..., is a walking/hiking simulator but is a damn good one, full of interesting things happening around you. I'll have to see if the gaming loop is still interesting after 30-40h, but right now, it is.

If you are looking for a unique game and you're tired of the same generic gaming mechanics for RPGs, shooters, action games and want an ambicious story driven game with top tier production values this is your game. There is nothing else like this in in the market.

Thank you for the feedback. You think "hard" difficulty is the way to go ?



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Keiji said:
colafitte said:

Well... I played 4h non stop already on hard difficulty.....I don't want to say nothing spoilery, but if the "game concept" was the thing that makes the game love or hate the game, i'm now allowed to say that....

I love it.

Completely original, full thought, continuously taking decisions, in a super beautiful and realistic landscape. And yes, things are calm most of the time..., but oh my god when things suddenly become ...."tense". You can feel it. And it makes absolute sense that feeling of relief reaching a base to rest up..., physically and mentally. I'm completely inmersed in this game. And this is just the beginning of the game. I still need to see the rest of the mechanics and concpets of this game.

As for the rest of the game. Is a Kojima game in the best way possible. Impecable presentation, full of cinematic cutscenes with surprisingly everything making sense. This is the best work in this deparment Kojima has made until now.

This game can not be compared to anything else. It requires long periods of gameplay to enjoy it, because it's a slow game. Yes..., is a walking/hiking simulator but is a damn good one, full of interesting things happening around you. I'll have to see if the gaming loop is still interesting after 30-40h, but right now, it is.

If you are looking for a unique game and you're tired of the same generic gaming mechanics for RPGs, shooters, action games and want an ambicious story driven game with top tier production values this is your game. There is nothing else like this in in the market.

Thank you for the feedback. You think "hard" difficulty is the way to go ?

If you consider yourself an able/experienced gamer, these kind of survival games are most enjoyable in harder difficulties. The time i've played so far has not been a difficult game even in hard (yet), but i feel this difficulty level is the one will make the experience more satisfactory in the end. Like i said in another post, you need this game to make you feel exhausted physically/mentally when you reach your goal to leave a mark on you. If it doesn't feel you have experienced obstacles along the road that you needed to overcome then the game will not work for you.

This is a game about the journey, not the destination. If people try to rush this, they're destroying the game for themselves.



twintail said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Well either way the PC version is months off. Definitely not spending $60 on this 😆

But no, the score is irrelevant. The text is

So if the text in so called 5/5 review is well written with nice phrases like 'delivers on all fronts', 'worthwhile', 'feels good to play', 'genre-pushing', then?

I suppose what I am saying is why do you choose to place so much stock in a single 2/5 review and not on other views too?

What do you mean “so much stock”? I replied to that post because whoever posted it said it’s a very well written review (I’d have read it soon anyway since it’s Giant Bomb). It’s not as if I’m deciding to pass on buying the game on PC or PS4 because of that review. I’ve read a lot of the glowing reviews as well and even a lot of them talk about how underwhelming the narrative and/or the gameplay are. 

Furthermore I’ve replied to a few people here upset about the scores or how reviews work and told them to find reviewers they trust and rely on those. I practice what I preach, and Giant Bomb is one of my favorite places for reviews and podcasts. I’ve also gotten into Easy Allies the last couple years because of their podcasts and iirc they gave it an 8 but also complained about many gameplay elements. I don’t care about what some gushing A+ review from Gaming Age says and I didn’t read the 3.5 out of 10 score either because I put zero stock in those websites. 

The reviewers I do trust have big issues with gameplay and also some of the narrative as well. And for those reasons, I’m out. Shark Tank!



DonFerrari said:
twintail said:

So if the text in so called 5/5 review is well written with nice phrases like 'delivers on all fronts', 'worthwhile', 'feels good to play', 'genre-pushing', then?

I suppose what I am saying is why do you choose to place so much stock in a single 2/5 review and not on other views too?

I can't fanthom why some would focus on the 2/5 while ignoring the many more 5/5 and the high Meta.

*shrugs*

suits the narrative they want perhaps

OTBWY said:
twintail said:

So if the text in so called 5/5 review is well written with nice phrases like 'delivers on all fronts', 'worthwhile', 'feels good to play', 'genre-pushing', then?

I suppose what I am saying is why do you choose to place so much stock in a single 2/5 review and not on other views too?

Cause the other "professional" views are saying the game is "not fun" and "boring" while still giving a 100 or 95?

You mean 'some' other right? Cause it took literally seconds to find a review that said 'feels good to play'

LudicrousSpeed said:
twintail said:

So if the text in so called 5/5 review is well written with nice phrases like 'delivers on all fronts', 'worthwhile', 'feels good to play', 'genre-pushing', then?

I suppose what I am saying is why do you choose to place so much stock in a single 2/5 review and not on other views too?

What do you mean “so much stock”? I replied to that post because whoever posted it said it’s a very well written review (I’d have read it soon anyway since it’s Giant Bomb). It’s not as if I’m deciding to pass on buying the game on PC or PS4 because of that review. I’ve read a lot of the glowing reviews as well and even a lot of them talk about how underwhelming the narrative and/or the gameplay are. 

Furthermore I’ve replied to a few people here upset about the scores or how reviews work and told them to find reviewers they trust and rely on those. I practice what I preach, and Giant Bomb is one of my favorite places for reviews and podcasts. I’ve also gotten into Easy Allies the last couple years because of their podcasts and iirc they gave it an 8 but also complained about many gameplay elements. I don’t care about what some gushing A+ review from Gaming Age says and I didn’t read the 3.5 out of 10 score either because I put zero stock in those websites. 

The reviewers I do trust have big issues with gameplay and also some of the narrative as well. And for those reasons, I’m out. Shark Tank!

You should've just led with 'i trust Giant Bomb reviews'. But yeah, it's a fair point to follow review outlets (specific reviewers) that you trust. Not everyone's going to share your sensibilities. 



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Jeff Gertsman is a retro gamer, i wouldn't put any stock in his opinion. He plays Garfield games and rates them amobg the highest games ever. 



 

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