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by Yubel » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:06 pm

For a game as technically impressive as this, if I'm to play it at all then its going to be on the PS5, (presumably) in 4k and full HDR.

And despite these strangely indecisive reviews, I can see myself really digging this as an experience; spending at least 100 hours traversing its surreal landscape, gaining BotW vibes as I scale the mountainous terrain and see a new points of interest in the distance.

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PostRe: Death Stranding | PS4 (08/11/2019) / PC (2020) | Reviews Out
by Hime » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm

Yubel wrote:For a game as technically impressive as this, if I'm to play it at all then its going to be on the PS5, (presumably) in 4k and full HDR.

And despite these strangely indecisive reviews, I can see myself really digging this as an experience; spending at least 100 hours traversing its surreal landscape, gaining BotW vibes as I scale the mountainous terrain and see a new points of interest in the distance.

From where? It's been almost entirely positive.

I'm saying this as someone who has very little interest in playing the game.

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PostRe: Death Stranding | PS4 (08/11/2019) / PC (2020) | Reviews Out
by Tomous » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:34 pm

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Wow :slol:


How hasn’t that had any criticism? I don’t mind product placement if it fits in, but that’s so out of place.

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by Mafro » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:42 pm

Tomous wrote:
Photek wrote:



Wow :slol:


How hasn’t that had any criticism? I don’t mind product placement if it fits in, but that’s so out of place.

That guy is a massive Microsoft fanboy who writes for a Microsoft fan site so I'm not surprised that annoys him.

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by Floex » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:07 pm

Mafro wrote:
Tomous wrote:
Photek wrote:



Wow :slol:


How hasn’t that had any criticism? I don’t mind product placement if it fits in, but that’s so out of place.

That guy is a massive Microsoft fanboy who writes for a Microsoft fan site so I'm not surprised that annoys him.


These people are pathetic :lol:

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by KK » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:50 pm

I still remember Air Waves chewing gum in Splinter Cell 3.

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by Cuttooth » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 pm

Alan Wake's Energizers that quickly ran out of power remains one of my favourite pieces of product placement.

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by Tomous » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:08 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Alan Wake's Energizers that quickly ran out of power remains one of my favourite pieces of product placement.


:lol: How did that even come about? Like, Monster as a brand I can imagine speaking to videogames developers looking for opportunities because it fits with their target demographic but did Remedy call up Energizer and say: “we’ve got a game with a lot of batteries, want to pay us to call them Energizer batteries?”

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by Cumberdanes » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 pm

FFXV has the worst product placement going IMHO. Coleman camping gear and Nissin noodles I was on board with but American Express was a step too far.

If American Express exists in this fantasy world then so too must America exist which for me was just too much.

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by KK » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:27 pm

Should have been Colman’s mustard. The only true Coleman.

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by Cumberdanes » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:31 pm

KK wrote:Should have been Colman’s mustard. The only true Coleman.


I’ve come up with a new recipe.

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PostRe: Death Stranding | PS4 (08/11/2019) / PC (2020) | Reviews Out
by Yubel » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:25 pm

Hime wrote:
Yubel wrote:For a game as technically impressive as this, if I'm to play it at all then its going to be on the PS5, (presumably) in 4k and full HDR.

And despite these strangely indecisive reviews, I can see myself really digging this as an experience; spending at least 100 hours traversing its surreal landscape, gaining BotW vibes as I scale the mountainous terrain and see a new points of interest in the distance.

From where? It's been almost entirely positive.

I'm saying this as someone who has very little interest in playing the game.


Kotaku's review describes the narrative as "spellbinding", yet seemed to reckon its better conveyed through the gameplay - gameplay that, according to another review I've read (might've been Gamesradar), sounded a bit cynical concerning the game's simplicity, citing a lack of variety outside of hauling cargo from point to point.

As for Edge...well, they "ran out of enthusiasm" apparently. So for me personally, I'd be going into this trusting my own gut instinct than anything else.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:58 pm

Listening to the latest Giant Bomb East podcast and 2/3rds of them strawberry floating hated it. Dan Rykert, a die hard MGS fan, straight up said it's the least fun he's ever had playing a game. Even Vinny Caravella, who enjoyed the moment to moment gameplay, said it 'turned to ashes in his hands' in the last third.

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by Met » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:45 pm

There are several people I trust on game opinions, so I'm going to let them pick it up and see how they get on with it. Everything I've heard is "No, but you're MEANT to be bored, though!" in defense of the gameplay, which is hardly a ringing endorsement.

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by Wedgie » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:00 pm

I think I’ll just wait for a sale.

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by SugarDave » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:38 pm



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by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:40 pm

"Make the subtext text" does indeed seem to be this game's bag. I mean...Heartman (man who has a heart attack every 20 minutes)? Sam Porter Bridges (man who is both a porter, a member of an organisation called Bridges and also who is building metaphorical bridges)? Mama (she had a baby)?

yeah.

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PostRe: Death Stranding | PS4 (08/11/2019) / PC (2020) | Reviews Out
by SMPL » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:40 pm

Sounds like they've taken MGSV's weak points and amplified them. Was interested at first and the game world looks great but life's too short for games with bad gameplay.

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PostRe: Death Stranding | PS4 (08/11/2019) / PC (2020) | Reviews Out
by Squinty » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:08 pm

I totally forgot this was an exclusive. I was thinking I'd pick it up for 15 quid, but I don't have a PS4.

Some of the reviews for it are really funny. Looking forward to some forum impressions when it drops.

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PostRe: Death Stranding | PS4 (08/11/2019) / PC (2020) | Reviews Out
by Rubix » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:22 pm

Im still really unsure if I want this game or not. Reviews have not helped

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