Wasn't sure if this should go here or in the Sony or Gaming forums as a thread in its own right, but I thought this thread the safest bet, so...
-America is inarguably more sharply divided along political lines today than at any time since the American Civil War.
-A nigh-inescapable illness has appeared suddenly.
-People have spent much of this year huddled away, deliberately avoiding contact with other human beings and relied on delivery services to avoid going out and social media to re-establish communication with each other.
Seriously, right down to many of us surviving on say energy drinks instead of water for at least a period of time, Death Stranding's dystopian premise has proven to be distressingly prescient this year, just months after its launch.
I declared Death Stranding the most socially pertinent game of last year shortly after playing it late last year, mostly just owing to my first bullet point above. I have not a single regret about that. Half a year on, this game has aged far better than most do, IMO. Horrifyingly well. Too well.