What better way to enjoy Hideo Kojima’s new IP Death Stranding than to enjoy mini-comics poking fun at a couple of the game’s mechanics?
The latest and first original IP from Metal Gear Solid director, Death Stranding, naturally has plenty of gamers who discuss and show off their relatable gameplay experiences. One such fan, S-Kinnaly, took to her Twitter and drew out a couple fun scenarios based on in-game mechanics. (And yes, peeing on the ghost BTs actually works and causes them to flee from you):
— 🍂 S-Kinnaly 🍂🌙 (@s_kinnaly) November 22, 2019
My two favorite details are both in the second picture: the pizza getting thrown along with all the packages and the baby’s expression in its container as it falls with protagonist Sam Bridges. Here’s to hoping we can get more good stuff from S-Kinnaly in the very near future.
Check out our review for Death Stranding here, which features a thoughtful look at a very divisive game. In recent news, on social media and various other platforms, some have started to express that Keighley’s involvement with Death Stranding in the cameo role of “The Ludens Fan” is a conflict of interest given the fact that he also organizes The Game Awards.
Death Stranding had the best launch sales of any new IP this generation in Japan and also became the second biggest PS4 title to launch in 2019 in the UK.
As for the launch trailer, Kojima claimed that he edited the trailer in a way to help allow people to understand the game better. Which after months of confusion surrounding the title’s weird story, is a breath of fresh air.
The trailer gave us a cinematic look at the game, showing the infamous baby being carried out of a guarded building. Then we see Norman Reedus’s character, Sam, preparing for a journey. And while we get to see stunning landscapes and desolate areas, the majority of the trailer showed off exploration elements, action scenes, and cinematics.
Just after the title’s launch, Kojima teased a concept for his next project. According to a recent interview with Gamesradar:
In the next five years, the platform will be streaming. Either it’s a movie or game, both will remain – the cinema experience and the platform of games will remain. But the game, you could broadcast that right now, like esports that you see today. I think there’s something ahead, and I’m thinking about that. It’s a movie, but it’s a game, I’m thinking of that kind of idea, and I want to do that kind of thing.
Death Stranding launched for PS4 on November 8th and is due out on PC in Summer 2020.Preorders for the latter have already gone live on both Steam and Epic Games Store.
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