Ah, the beauty of the gaming medium. I can't imagine sitting down for four and a half hours straight with any other form of entertainment and after this quick break I think I'll keep playing and cut myself off before 6am and grab two hours sleep if I'm lucky. I'm really, really invested in this shit and more so than any midnight release I have done since GoW so that is saying something but the true test will come the weekend and hopefully it keeps this momentum. It's pretty damn good so far and I now understand what the whole "fun" argument was aimed at and the people spouting that there is 3 hours of cutscenes before you get to play were bullshitting, it's an hour and half tops with some tutorial baked in and I spent well enough time gawking at the scenery when I had control. The last two and a half hours of my time have been pure gameplay with the odd NPC butting in for tutorial purposes without any loss of control. I'm unsubscribing from people and and unfollowing folks because of the amount of bullshit people threw out around this, a lot of what I have now learned was knowingly bullshit in some kind of weird console cold war, bunch of petty assholes.
Last edited by John2290 - on 07 November 2019
As for the game, I can't believe they made a delivery man simulator interesting and so emgrossing, post apocalyptic or not it sounds so silly but it works pretty damn well. Graphics are top tier PS level with some aliasing that hampers them a bit but where the visuals excel they excel so very far. Almost photo realism, the scenery and what not is brilliant, waterfalls are insane and the HDR is fantastic. Music is fitting and mood inducing so far with one really cool track that gives off vibes. Writing feels very much Japanese anime dub style much like MGS but with top tier VA. Most presentation feels very much like MGS5 right down do the UI. Pacing is fucking perfect. There are slight disapointments though I will not touch on them until I have played further.
Spoiler tags aren't working so potential *spoiler*.
I have yet to let myself get caught by the BTs, I have a general idea what will happen but I want the game to beat me to it. I'm looking forward to this and thankfully almost everything I have seen pre release has transpired already aside from the "other side" or whatever the BT's suck you into.