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Death Stranding Review Thread

o'dium

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I’ve just watched a good half hour of the game on stream...

Oh... Oh dear... It’s not even that good looking, aside from some nice landscapes. But Jesus the story and story telling is appalling, and the gameplay? Utterly tragic...

I didn’t think I would be THIS negative. I knew it wasn’t for me but wanted to check incase... and...

No. No way. This is awful...
 
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I’ve just watched a good half hour of the game on stream...

Oh... Oh dear... It’s not even that good looking, aside from some nice landscapes. But Jesus the story and story telling is appalling, and the gameplay? Utterly tragic...

I didn’t think I would be THIS negative. I knew it wasn’t for me but wanted to check incase... and...

No. No way. This is awful...


Probably the best looking game on consoles, but okay.
 
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Stuart360

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I’ve just watched a good half hour of the game on stream...

Oh... Oh dear... It’s not even that good looking, aside from some nice landscapes. But Jesus the story and story telling is appalling, and the gameplay? Utterly tragic...

I didn’t think I would be THIS negative. I knew it wasn’t for me but wanted to check incase... and...

No. No way. This is awful...
Typical Kojima then.
 

DonF

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No that guy is right, I just watched about 20 different streams and it doesn't look that impressive. Artistically it looks good but graphically it's not what I was expecting.
My guy, you know streaming uses like the worst codec, right? The priority isn't quality, it's (like in death stranding) the delivery.

Judging a game by how it looks via streaming is very not smart.
 

DynamiteCop!

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My guy, you know streaming uses like the worst codec, right? The priority isn't quality, it's (like in death stranding) the delivery.

Judging a game by how it looks via streaming is very not smart.
The codec doesn't matter, I can see what's going on, some streams are very high quality. Don't get your hopes up, it's no Red Dead.
 
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So, objectively, this is by far worst game of Kojima’s career, at least that shouldn’t be disputable.

83/100 and it could go down.
I’ve just watched a good half hour of the game on stream...

Oh... Oh dear... It’s not even that good looking, aside from some nice landscapes. But Jesus the story and story telling is appalling, and the gameplay? Utterly tragic...

I didn’t think I would be THIS negative. I knew it wasn’t for me but wanted to check incase... and...

No. No way. This is awful...
History shall bear my posting history about this, um, "game", out.

Everything you said.
 
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Lmao, I mean, it's bad enough to skip an entire game's cutscenes and only watch the ending. But this one of all the other ones I'm sure is even more of a mind fuck, especially without anything from before the final cutscene. Lol.
it wasn't a mind F', just straight up stupid.
 
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Does the Pro version have an unlocked framerate or something?, i'm watching a stream and the bottom 3rd of the scrren has some bad screen tearing. Unless its the stream itself.
 

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Watching people play it on twitch, 3 hours in now.

It's basically 1 big movie with tiny bits of walking segments in between.

Faces are wonky at times to the point it just looks bad. Othertimes its solid.
 
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It seems one of the DS Movie Cut I just watched on YT got taken down already. Damn they're fast.
 

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I'm in two minds, I love steelbooks and some of the other stuff but I dont have much use for the baby pod. The cash would pay my PS5 and a game or two...
Are you gonna glance at that baby pod late some night and be like "idiot, that could've been a PS5"? I mean, it's not really a huge chunk of money in the grand scheme of things and unless you buy a bunch of CEs for all your games, it's kinda neat to splurge on one and enjoy the loot.
 
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Are you gonna glance at that baby pod late some night and be like "idiot, that could've been a PS5"? I mean, it's not really a huge chunk of money in the grand scheme of things and unless you buy a bunch of CEs for all your games, it's kinda neat to splurge on one and enjoy the loot.
Yes and i do love Kojima games. I'll decide tomorrow I guess.
 
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For some reason I procrastinated on my preorder and then started getting impatient so hooked my ps4 up to direct connect for the DL to be done by 9pm PST. I wake up at 4 am but I so badly want to start it out lol
 
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Nobodies gonna score a From game badly cause they are scared of the backlash.
The gameplay is a matter of taste... it's not like it suffers from some lag or gameplay flaw!?
I mean, they are very similar animations and elements to MGSV which was unanimously praised for its gameplay. This narrative of 'bad gameplay' is just a narrative created by haters who have not played the game. Or worse, it is a euphemism for not killing enough NPC's, which is really a condemnation of all gaming.
Haters? it was from the positive reviews
 

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I’ve just watched a good half hour of the game on stream...

Oh... Oh dear... It’s not even that good looking, aside from some nice landscapes. But Jesus the story and story telling is appalling, and the gameplay? Utterly tragic...

I didn’t think I would be THIS negative. I knew it wasn’t for me but wanted to check incase... and...

No. No way. This is awful...
Exclusive games really do have an effect on some people....

“I work at X and X are good”. News at 11.

Look I know everybody is excited for TLOU2. But this is stupid, we don’t need a thread every other day. Something positive was said about Xbox the other day and Sony Gaf shit itself.

The game looks great. ND are awesome devs. Water is wet.
Power means nothing, and I’ll say a Lomé often said by Sony bots here, but if you don’t have the games, there’s no point even chatting about power advantages.
The bottom line is this-

If Sony do it, it’s brave, wise and a smart move.

If MS do it, it’s stupid, they are doomed and it won’t make money.
 

Lionel Richie

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That meme pic with quotes taken completely out of context is the pinnacle of fanboy talk. The confirmation bias is very strong with y'all.
There's no context to justify the disparity between what's said and the scores it got. It's pretty much like they're saying "this sucks, BUT it's a masterpiece". In every review I've read about the game, and I've read a lot of them, it feels like the reviewer has to do some pretty heavy mental gymnastics to praise it. It's Stockholm Syndrome: The Game.
 

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There's no context to justify the disparity between what's said and the scores it got. It's pretty much like they're saying "this sucks, BUT it's a masterpiece". In every review I've read about the game, and I've read a lot of them, it feels like the reviewer has to do some pretty heavy mental gymnastics to praise it. It's Stockholm Syndrome: The Game.
Or maybe.....like a lot of things in life it takes a bit of serious commitment and dedication that creates a bond between you and something. If you're looking for instant gratification go jerk off. I criticize THE HELL out of just about every Kojima game but I also respect him enough to play it before I slam it. IMO this one actually has the best chance for me to like the complete product. More often than not I like the story concept, hate the game play, and hate the dialogue. I genuinely don't understand the genius but am almost always day 1. Make your own opinions!
 
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Haters? it was from the positive reviews
As if all games are not repetitious by nature...
The gameplay serves the narrative and themes, that is the vision. What greater message would abstract fun serve? This isn't Mario or Bubsy 3d... maybe that's what you're looking for!?
 

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There's no context to justify the disparity between what's said and the scores it got. It's pretty much like they're saying "this sucks, BUT it's a masterpiece". In every review I've read about the game, and I've read a lot of them, it feels like the reviewer has to do some pretty heavy mental gymnastics to praise it. It's Stockholm Syndrome: The Game.
I can pick choice quotes from any game with 10/10 or 9/10 ratings that paint it in a worse light than it actually is.

Here one of the best games of this generation (according to many), Bloodborne.

you feel genuinely lost, frustrated and unsure of your next step - 100
-Videogamer

A system that promotes repetition - 100
-God is a Geek

things will be tough; you may even swear you're done getting stomped by a cruel and uncaring game [...] swearing to push through the pain - 95
-Arcade Sushi

Bloodborne tests your patience, your frustration and even your sanity while you play it - 93
-Hobby Consolas

excruciating loading times and the grumpy framerate - 93
-Gamesvillage

It's knuckle-gnawingly difficult at times and would rather spit in your eye than point anything out for you. - 90
Dealspwn

There are very few games that cause you to curse their developer - 90
-Push Square

You’re going to die a lot and become extremely frustrated more often than no - 90
-Shacknews

The gameplay will not be for everyone, with the difficulty and repetition a potential turn off - 90
-TheSixthAxis
Man... all these reviewers must have HATED the game, how could they give it scores that don't reflect what they're saying?

It's disingenuous and annoying.
 

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From the same usual Xbot suspect lol
You might not want to use that word xbot, they will report you for it.

I smell Day's Gone all over again. This game is going to do better than I thought. Xbox fanboys hatin on Sony exclusive that got a 70s, hatin on a Sony exclusive that got an 80s. What do these 2 have in common? It's going to sell better than Xbox exclusives this year.