Death Stranding and Kojima

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by AMysteriousSalesman, May 30, 2019.

Are you buying Death Stranding?

  1. Hell Yes

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  2. Fuck no

    0 vote(s)
  3. Still skeptical so I'll wait until it actually comes out

    7 vote(s)
  1. AMysteriousSalesman

    AMysteriousSalesman First time out of the vault

    Nov 5, 2018
    All the trailers released so far:

    A new nine minute Death Stranding trailer dropped today and I still have no idea what the fuck is going on. The visuals look pretty good though, I like how the gameplay is physics based like Breath of the Wild which adds weight to the character, and the universe does seem interesting. What are your thought on it? Actually, what does NMA think of Kojima overall? I thought Snatcher and Policenauts were okay, loved the first three Metal Gear Solid games but 4, Peace Walker, and MGSV were mediocre (they still have their redeeming qualities though) and didn't live up to the previous games in the MGS series.
  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    I skimmed through the 8:51 trailer. I haven't been desperately trying to investigate every little nugget of information ever released about it so maybe that's why I feel this way but, I really don't see any appeal at all.

    Apart from "aren't we weird and kooky!" I don't actually see anything that really sets it apart from everything else. You can walk. Slowly. I guess there's a bike too but never mind that when you can walk. SLOWLY. Oh and you can climb up AND down. ... Slowly. Oh and did you ever want to run away from hazmat dudes with cattle prod spears only to end up fighting them mano y mano one at a time while the others wait patiently for their turn to be manhandled by the hero? Then you've come to the right place! Ooooh but you can't manhandle everything. Sometimes, you will have to use the baby to scan the environment (I don't fucking know why, stop asking questions!) and there'll be lost smoke monster rip-offs that if they see you you might as well just accept death as their attack travels faster than you can run. Because you run slowly. Because movement is slow in this game. Personally I can't wait for them to show us that we can go prone and crawl. Imagine how slow that'll be! I for one LOVE taking forever to traverse vast sceneries to just get to a location I want to get to. Why walking simulators are my kink and boy does this make me throb with antici-... Pation.

    I don't understand what this game is and I'm not interested enough to waste my time researching what the game is just so I can have a base understanding of it. I've had more fun writing this useless post than I had with that trailer. There comes a point when the story and setting is trying way too hard to be mysterious and teasing to the point that it is just alienating for me.

    But hey, if the gameplay is good enough and straighforward enough then maybe it'll be the hook for me and over the course of playing the game the narrative will unfold itself and slowly begin to make sense. However, the gameplay quite frankly looks like the embodiment of "meh".

    So, I don't get it. I don't get why there's a cult around Kojima that spends their days on this earth just fantasizing about washing his balls with their mouths. I don't get why this thing is promoted as if it is going to break the gaming world. I don't get why because it is weird it is somehow going to expand our minds and open our third eye with its message.

    It's weird and I don't like it. Whenever I hear a game being hyped like fucking crazy I get suspicious of it. Witcher 3 got hyped as if it was the third cumming of christ and when I played it I found it to be oh so very vanilla when it came to every aspect of the gameplay with its only praise-worthy aspect being the story, writing, characters and voice acting. And quite frankly I would have preferred an animated tv-series over a game.

    With that said I think this meme sums up my feelings towards, not necessarily the game, but the reaction to the game.
  3. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Pool's Closed

    Oct 26, 2016
    Kojima-stans are a nightmarish cabal.
  4. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I'll get it eventually. I wouldn't vote a "Hell Yeah" even through it's the closest thing on that poll.
  5. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Trickle Down Dialectics oTO Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    If I know Kojima, and I don't, I suspect that the game will be best if enjoyed with some of my own personal homemade gravy and a big bucket of greasy dead animals that you can pass through your tummy and birth out of your gaping anus; behold the rotting digested flesh of the soul of god beneath your most sensitive organs on your throne of guilt, that you must pass into the system of recycled excretions.

    It would be something like that. For only 59.99.
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  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I'll get it for sure, but not on release day and not anytime soon. I respect Kojima more than I play his games, so no need to rush with buying this.
  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Hideo Kojima (Hideo Kojima) being at his most Hideo Kojima (Hideo Kojima). I wonder how he will out-Hideo Kojima himself after that one.
    Hideo Kojima.
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