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***Death Stranding***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by agnes, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Digital X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 25, 2013

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    Location: Kent.

    The trike is amazing, no more sore feet for me.
     
  2. ricky1981

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003

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    Location: New Zealand

    The first couple of hours are weird but awesome, for anyone on the fence I'd suggest picking it up (second hand most likely as there will be plenty of people who it doesn't click for) as it does feel quite unique and at almost 40 with 30 years of gaming, I'll take something different very happily.
     
  3. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 6,652

    Location: M28

    Physical copies are going for £38 on AVF.
     
  4. TheVoice

    Capodecina

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    Location: Glasgow

    £55.
     
  5. Mike9000

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    Joined: Dec 21, 2018

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    Location: Newcastle

    Cheers, starting to sound like after some initial effort it gets better. It is right up my street in some respects. Might jump in tonight... ;)
     
  6. Digital X

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    Location: Kent.

    Not long into Chapter 3 now, went off the beaten track for sightseeing. If I can get a USB stick working i'll share some images. No spoilers btw.
     
  7. Amatsubu

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    Went from a steep slope with strong winds straight into a timefall full of BTs, my boots were half-worn already and the spare ones attached to my suit were destroyed by the rain so I had to move as fast as I could while stopping and holding my breath to see where the BTs were. This game's pretty tense:p

    Should've checked at a postbox on the way if some player perhaps donated a pair of boots:p
     
  8. Digital X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 25, 2013

    Posts: 8,156

    Location: Kent.

    Very minor spoilers, just one thing you obtain in chapter 3 but nothing major.

    https://imgur.com/a/LGSySfM Gallery of my recent trip. The bottom photo is my new PS4 background, I am in AWE of this game... I will try to reach that snowy mountain soon.

    (Copy image location on each image then paste into URL bar to see the full 4K images.)


    https://uploadfiles.io/tgfqdtlx Short video of scenery, will need to download as don't have access to old phone so can't use Youtube, link is fine btw no dodgy business.
     
  9. Mike9000

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2018

    Posts: 104

    Location: Newcastle

    I dove in last night and enjoyed. Should have held my preorder :mad:
     
  10. Digital X

    Sgarrista

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    Built a road, stole 2 trucks and fully upgraded a generator. Busy day!
     
  11. Amatsubu

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    Took out an entire MULE camp, got like 120kg of metals from them which I carried to an auto-paver using my newly acquired "legs":D

    Also got tons of likes for left ladders, anchors and some of my signs, felt rewarding:p

    This game has that "5 more minutes" factor, for better or worse.
     
  12. Digital X

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    Fun challenge, see how much cargo you can carry, or build it high as possible. Screenshot for proof ;)
     
  13. Earth[Tera].bin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2007

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    Just got the power skeleton, sprint with 280kg lol
     
  14. ricky1981

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    Yeah, it's not what you'd call "fun" much of the time but it's quite addictive and the social side is very well done (which is probably part of the addictiveness as we all crave other people's approval!).

    It's certainly a different experience, the music is exceptionally well chosen, really does make those long trudges pass quicker and become almost meditative at times.
     
  15. Amatsubu

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    Yes, as I've said a couple of times already, I can't exactly put my finger on why this can be tedious and fun at the same time. As you say, the social side plays a part in it for sure, the feeling of helping others and watching things grow is really rewarding. It has excellent music and presentation, very high production values as well and that also contributes. Maybe there's just something exciting in trudging through those landscapes with heavy cargo struggling for balance, caring for your equipment and avoiding dangers. There's something rewarding in those journeys, especially knowing that completing them gets you more resources/equipment/likes etc.

    Sure, there's no pew pew every 5 mins nor big bombast explosions and it is based on repetitive walking but I somehow don't mind.
    There's a lot of surrounding systems and details that you won't catch a glimpse of the entire thing on YT but at the same time I can't picture this becoming appreciated by the majority.

    All games are repetitive at heart, it just boils down to liking a particular gameplay loop.

    It's the weirdest thing I've played in years, tied with Nier Automata which landed on my list as one of the most memorable and clever gaming experiences ever, so I don't mind.
     
  16. NightSt@lk3r

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    Been loving this, Higgs' 4th wall breaking comments aimed at the player are gold :D
     
  17. Earth[Tera].bin

    Wise Guy

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    Couldn't agree more with the last few posts, finding the game quite addictive and I've hardly opened up story.
     
  18. SS-89

    Sgarrista

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    Location: London

    Bought yesterday and about 2-3 hours in after being very on the fence...I have no idea why I like the game so far but I do even if everything about it would say it's boring. Very weird to describe or understand why lol. The story is very Kojima but it is engaging and the mechanics are oddly enjoyable. As many have suggested this will be very divisive but put me in the intrigued and enjoying it camp so far.
     
  19. Digital X

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    Location: Kent.

    Lost someone elses trike to a deep river and then me and my cargo were swept away, luckily hit a rock and scooped them up as they flowed down. Road from Lake Knot City to the next distribution centre is now fully built.
     
  20. Mike9000

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    Location: Newcastle

    Spent a lot of time out on the road in the central region and managed to halve Sams stamina, which made things far tougher going even with upgrades. Its really cool to see the messages given about how other players are impacting/using your roads/bridges and helping with packages. I got caught unprepared a couple of nights ago (I'd not inverted my aim controls :mad: ) and there's now a rather large crater south of the first outpost... :rolleyes:

    Glad I didn't sit this one out.