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Old 11-01-19, 05:54 AM
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Re: Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima game, Release Date: 11/8/2019)

I might bite on it. My PS4 doesn’t see much action.
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Old 11-01-19, 07:12 AM
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Re: Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima game, Release Date: 11/8/2019)

Even the more glowing reviews make it painfully clear that this is not a game for me. Better to realize that now than once Iím already knee-deep in it, I suppose.

And Iím in the same boat, Nick. Days Gone is the only PS4 game Iíve played all year, although Iíll grab Concrete Genie at some point before the yearís out.
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Seems like something I'll pass on.
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Old 11-01-19, 11:01 AM
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Iíll eventually play it when itís free on ps+
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Old 11-01-19, 11:09 AM
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I'll wait until it's $30-ish. For now, I'll keep playing The Outer Worlds.
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Old 11-01-19, 11:44 AM
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Re: Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima game, Release Date: 11/8/2019)

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The review embargo has been lifted and, uh...apparently scores are all over the place.

There's 3 to 4 hours worth of scenes before you actually start playing?
They are, but most are very positive. The Metacritic score is 84 with 13 perfect 100 scores out of 71 reviews.
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Old 11-01-19, 11:56 AM
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Re: Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima game, Release Date: 11/8/2019)

So basically this is a game which just isn't for everyone. Who it clicks with will love it and who it doesn't click with will dislike it.
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Old 11-01-19, 12:10 PM
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Some of the reviews are hilarious. One of them said this was basically a glorified UPS simulator.
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Old 11-01-19, 03:07 PM
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I guess after watching the reviews its easy to see why Konami fired Kojima. They were probably going "We are spending how much on this game? And you do what exactly?" It just seems so incredibly weird and yet it seems like something you have to try. I don't think this game would be for me and yet I want to try it, so I have to give Kojima credit for doing something that catches my attention.
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Old 11-01-19, 04:23 PM
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Some of the reviews are hilarious. One of them said this was basically a glorified UPS simulator.
That is funny.

I have the LE ordered with the Steelbook. Couldn't swing the $200 Collector's Edition with embryo replica, but have to admit, it's pretty unique.

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Old 11-02-19, 07:28 PM
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Some of the reviews are hilarious. One of them said this was basically a glorified UPS simulator.
I still say they should have called it Normanís Delivery Service.
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Old 11-02-19, 07:31 PM
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I'll wait for a sale. I'm interested in playing this though. PS4 game prices depreciate so quickly, it's best to wait a month or two for a price drop so you can save $10-$20 bucks.
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Old 11-02-19, 09:37 PM
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I'll wait for a sale. I'm interested in playing this though. PS4 game prices depreciate so quickly, it's best to wait a month or two for a price drop so you can save $10-$20 bucks.
I plan on doing this with this game and Jedi: Fallen Order. Besides, I havenít the time to dedicate to them now anyways.
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Old 11-02-19, 11:29 PM
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From the Push Square review:
"The most important factor you'll have to consider as you deliver packages is weight. Sam, played by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, can only carry so much on his back so you'll need to work out a method of distributing the burden effectively. Piling it high is always an option, but that means our protagonist will constantly be off-balance as the cargo swings from side to side in the wind. You could attach some items to Sam's suit, which in turn makes him slower as he lugs about more than just his own body mass. Or you could opt to carry a couple of objects with your hands, which takes away a couple of interactive actions away from you. That's thanks to the L2 and R2 buttons having to be held for the entire trek to ensure you don’t drop them."

80-100 hours of this? No thanks.
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Old 11-03-19, 12:49 AM
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Re: Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima game, Release Date: 11/8/2019)

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80-100 hours of this? No thanks.
agreed...

Nothing bothers me more than an artist pushing shit on me to get to the "art" There may be something brilliant there, but I am NOT going enjoy it more if I have to suffer to get it. I know they tell you this is the case, but trust me, I know myself. I can take a bit of annoyance, when that part is kept down and eventually goes away, but it sounds like this game never lets up.

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Yeah I am out as well.
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Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
From the Push Square review:
"The most important factor you'll have to consider as you deliver packages is weight. Sam, played by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, can only carry so much on his back so you'll need to work out a method of distributing the burden effectively. Piling it high is always an option, but that means our protagonist will constantly be off-balance as the cargo swings from side to side in the wind. You could attach some items to Sam's suit, which in turn makes him slower as he lugs about more than just his own body mass. Or you could opt to carry a couple of objects with your hands, which takes away a couple of interactive actions away from you. That's thanks to the L2 and R2 buttons having to be held for the entire trek to ensure you donít drop them."

80-100 hours of this? No thanks.
So, all you do in this game is deliver shit? That seems kinda... boring.
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Old 11-04-19, 08:33 PM
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After listening to Giant Beastcast, I also canceled my preorder. This sounds like the perfect library rental. Play it for a few hours to check out the gameplay loop and mechanics and then delete it.
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Old 11-04-19, 09:27 PM
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Re: Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima game, Release Date: 11/8/2019)

this was moderately on my radar but ...
Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
From the Push Square review:
"The most important factor you'll have to consider as you deliver packages is weight. Sam, played by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, can only carry so much on his back so you'll need to work out a method of distributing the burden effectively. Piling it high is always an option, but that means our protagonist will constantly be off-balance as the cargo swings from side to side in the wind. You could attach some items to Sam's suit, which in turn makes him slower as he lugs about more than just his own body mass. Or you could opt to carry a couple of objects with your hands, which takes away a couple of interactive actions away from you. That's thanks to the L2 and R2 buttons having to be held for the entire trek to ensure you donít drop them."

80-100 hours of this? No thanks.
This sounds dreadful. I'm out.
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Old 11-04-19, 10:15 PM
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IGN took a giant shit on the game lol
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Old 11-07-19, 11:18 AM
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I was kinda on the fence, wanting to give this "game" the benefit of a doubt, but everything I'm seeing/reading only confirm my worst fears. Oh well, it's not like I'm lacking games to play.
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Old 11-07-19, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
From the Push Square review:
"The most important factor you'll have to consider as you deliver packages is weight. Sam, played by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, can only carry so much on his back so you'll need to work out a method of distributing the burden effectively. Piling it high is always an option, but that means our protagonist will constantly be off-balance as the cargo swings from side to side in the wind. You could attach some items to Sam's suit, which in turn makes him slower as he lugs about more than just his own body mass. Or you could opt to carry a couple of objects with your hands, which takes away a couple of interactive actions away from you. That's thanks to the L2 and R2 buttons having to be held for the entire trek to ensure you don’t drop them."

80-100 hours of this? No thanks.
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Old 11-08-19, 01:40 PM
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I really like it
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Old 11-09-19, 12:02 PM
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10 hours in. I think itís a masterpiece. Itís clearly going to be a polarizing game and isnít for everyone. But the more work you put it, the more satisfying of an experience it is. If the game ended now it would already more past A Plague Tale for my GOTY. I would recommend that people wait a couple of weeks to play, so the world is more connected.
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Old 11-09-19, 01:29 PM
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I picked it up against my better judgment. I even bought the steelbook edition. I guess I will find out if I like it.
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