Midwit filter of the century. you got LYNCHED now cry about it

Midwit filter of the century
you got LYNCHED now cry about it

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i don't think death stranding is remotely abstract. however, a lot of autists didn't get the emotional side of the story, you'll see them complaining about lore inconsistenties instead of criticizing the emotions

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I felt like on my first playthrough the overall weirdness of the setting made me unable to establish stakes and empathy for the characters. By the time I could feel that they were real people and not just weird abstractions the game was almost over and people were already dead.
      The second time I played the story was a lot more emotionally impactful. Although full disclosure I didn't guess the BB twist until it happened so i might be retarded.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The reason we play video games is to experience what we can't in real life.
    The core gameplay of Death Stranding is walking from point A to point B.
    You do this every day of your life.
    Don't walk blindly into bumpy and jagged rocks. Steep hills are tiring. You knew this as a child.
    Why is a walking simulator acceptable for a AAA game?

    There is a planning phase which is made redundant due to the strand system. Why would I bother bringing a ladder and rope if it's already out there?
    The traversal is brain-dead easy. If you can hike in real life, you can hike in Death Stranding.
    The combat is dull, boring, and frustrating.
    Being stuck in the mud is the opposite of fun.
    The boss fight/flight is annoying and tedious.
    It's just there to inconvenience you.
    The building mechanic is simply placing down a foundation, and then engaging in the mind-numbingly tedious job of dragging the materials to the foundation.
    When you've placed your road, bridge, or zipline - you can then skip the walking and boss fights.
    Have you heard of a game where its main objective was for the game itself to be skipped?
    The end game then becomes: waiting for Sam to arrive at your new destination, drop your cargo, then get a thank you from the world's most boring NPCs.

    Art criticism is subjective.
    But if someone splashes some paint on a blank canvas and calls it art - I'm gonna have to call him out on his bullshit.
    No, it's not some form of high art that only the most enlightened of individuals can understand.
    The world of Death Stranding is empty, save for a number of distribution centers that look identical, and private rooms that also look identical.
    Instead of giving us more cutscenes (the only thing good about this "game"), we are given exposition dumps upon exposition dumps in the form of journal entries.
    The story is unique. The cutscenes look great.
    But that alone is not what makes a game, a game.

    Death Stranding sucks.
    Kojima is a hack and a fraud.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can go to war irl does that make an FPS obsolete?
      I mean death stranding is pretty much a stealth horror game centered around traversing terrain while avoiding invisible enemies.
      The ziplines are retarded though and I’m so glad I finished the game before building my 1st one.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I can go to war irl does that make an FPS obsolete?
        What a fucking retarded take. Do you like full scale unrestricted warfare? You goddam sack of flesh.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do you like full-scale unrestricted hiking?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, and I can do that in real life without too much trouble.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Its actually a lot of trouble to climb snow-covered climb mountains with 100kg on your back all while avoiding demons.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Well the demons bit already is unrealistic.
                80% of Death Stranding is walking, just walking. And you can do that in real life easily.
                Sure, I can also pick up some heavy objects - but I don't want to.
                >But I want to pick up heavy objects in a video game even though I don't feel it at all besides some rudimentary balancing trigger buttons.
                You do you retard.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sure, I can shoot people in the middle east - but I don't want to.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Enlisting, being stationed in the Middle East, and engaging in a fire fight is as accessible, mentally/physically taxing, and moral as going on a hike.
                Good night.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you hate movies that are grounded in reality and portray real drama? Death Stranding tells the story of a man deeply wonded by losing his family to Nature and things he cant control. Sam is so scared of loving people that he gets an allergic reaction to human touch. Everything on the gameplay serves the purpose of portraying overcoming loneliness and accepting people into his life again. Not only him, all of the world is deprived of love and connections with other people, and you as the player go in a quest to reconnect people and free them from loneliness.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Already conceding by defending Death Stranding as a movie
        Look, I have no qualms with Death Stranding as a movie. My criticism is Death Stranding as a game - and it is a fucking SHIT game!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Never said that. You are saying that X media HAS to deal with escapism and do shit you cant do in real life, so I ask if you apply the same to media Y. Try to keep up retard

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Never said "escapism" either. Video games are interesting when they allow us to do things that are difficult/impossible/illegal in real life. It actually has nothing to do with escapism. Escapism is only when you "live" in the virtual world. I can play games to have fun and still have a life.

            Now, Death Stranding, you're mostly walking. So a walking video game is redundant because I can do that in real life. No self-respecting, rational person is going to buy a game which is 80% just walking.
            Watch this:

            Does this look like a game that is 80% walking?
            Kojima is a fraud.

            Now books/movies can do whatever the hell they want. Because they are not interactive. They can be fully realistic and replicable in real life and I'd have no problems with it.
            Death Stranding should be a movie/book.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >No self-respecting, rational person is going to buy a game which is 80% just walking.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Pic unrelated

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                left is 80% horse riding and fighting the same bosses over and over
                right is 80% gliding and fighting the same bosses over and over
                nice try retard

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                By this logic Death Stranding gets a pass because It’s hard for me to access exoskeleton legs irl

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Poor argument because walking with th exo-skeleton in the game is indistinguishable with just walking in real life. Yes there are 300kg of stuff on your back, but it's a video game, you don't feel it anyway.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                and super cool electric vehicles
                my normal gas powered truck just doesn't compare to something like what sam drives in the game
                the car market is pretty terrible right now for buyers with wait lists over a year long for new EVs

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Looking at the human-machine interaction, driving irl is much more interesting compared with driving in death stranding, no matter how interesting the lore behind the vehicle is. That's just pretending.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                So is riding a horse or going hang-gliding.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                IRL is too restricting compared to what sam's allowed to do, where he can go and the type of vehicle he can operate
                i have restrictions placed upon me that prevent me from likely ever obtaining a cdl yet sam can drive a commercial truck no problem
                there's also no fees for playing the game beyond the initial purchase while a vehicle needs a lot of upkeep and care irl
                the game offers an experience i can't get

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                death stranding is pure ludo so yeah it's amazing

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Common responses:
    >You didn't play the game.
    Yes I did.
    >Filtered.
    I'd hope so. Death Stranding is for morons.
    >Walking simulators are a valid game genre. There are others like it.
    Death Stranding is a AAA game with massive hype and marketting surrounding it. But it was never marketted as a walking simulator. Because then interest in the game would vanish.
    I have played smaller, indie walking simulators - and have enjoyed them because they were marketted exactly as a walking simulator. My expectations were appropriately managed. The indie walking simulators were well paced, just long enough for a player to enjoy without getting bored, often they had interesting and engaging mechanics to go with it - such as puzzles.
    Death Stranding fails both as a relaxing walking simulator, and as a puzzle walking simulator.
    There's just enough time fall and BTs so you can't relax all the time.
    But neither are the difficulties actually challenging. The BTs ultimately just separate you from your cargo - forcing you to waste time walking back to collect it.
    >It's relaxing!
    Time fall and BTs are literally there to ruin your scenic walk.
    >It's not just walking! Look there's combat!
    Didn't you say it was relaxing? Is combat relaxing? The combat is joke. Toss some shit and piss (literally) at the BTs. The guns you get eventually completely trivialise the enemies to the point of making them mere inconveniences.
    >Well I like it. Why are you raining on my parade?
    It's bullshit that Kojima drones are enabling Kojima to shit out this crap. Walking simulators should be $5 max. Certainly not the full $60 or whatever. Definitely not AAA.
    I'm writing this to those on the fence, those who haven't played Death Stranding yet.
    I'm writing this so they don't force themselves into enjoying a AAA walking simulator.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Death Stranding. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of the trigger buttons most of the traversal will go over a typical gamer's head. There's also Kojima's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his writing - his personal philosophy draws heavily from Hollywood movies, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these references, to realize that they're not just films - they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Death Stranding truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the meaning behind Amelie's existential catchphrase "Like Mario and Princess 'Beach'" which itself is a cryptic reference to videogame classic, Super Mario Bros. 2. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Kojima's genius unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools... how I pity them. And yes by the way, I DO have a Norman Reedus tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you mean it's game for hipsters, "not like others" kind of people? well, these people are retards
    end of story

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just found out that BTs can be babies too. I faced one and thought that he was far away at first and then understood that it was actually just a small baby. I fired a bolas at him. I feel pretty bad.
    Also are BTs really that bad to take care of? With the bolas gun and the hematic grenades I can't see them as a real threat anymore.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd like to graph the relationship between people who didn't have fun playing Death Stranding and people who lookup uber builds on fextralife every time they play a Souls game.
    I have a feeling they're closely correlated and I'm not sure why.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Watched some streamers that hate the game playing it and they play like the biggest morons on earth. Using the bike in the canyon area and then going DSP style and yelling when they end up with the bike stuck at the bottom of it, falling everywhere, not planning out their route and just sprinting in a straight line. DS is the ultimate retard filter.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    HOLY fuck this thread is even worse than Sonic threads what the fuck am I LOOKING AT

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      first day on Ganker?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's just some autismo and his pasta he can't get enough of
      you'll notice it pops up in nearly every DS thread for the past week so far

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the dialog is SUPPOSED to make you feel embarrassed
    OF COURSE Mads Mikkelson is being a ham sandwich... that's the point

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >can't discuss death stranding on Ganker at all without children throwing a fit
    such a shame it's a great game but that's Ganker as a whole I guess the mods gave up outside of /a/

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    im stuck in the trenches wtf do i do

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lynch wouldn't have spent an hour at the end showing me the same elevator cutscenes from earlier and going "DO YOU GET IT YET????"

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You know it’s bad when it makes MGSV look better in retrospect

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