Strand Type Games

Where are all the strand type games? Where you share a world but not really. Is Kojima really the only one smart and creative enough to utilize this mechanic?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want more games like death stranding too but
    >post apocalypse delivery simulator with interactable dark souls ghosts
    >"Smart and creative"
    let's not oversell this, it's Mudrunner with multiplayer mechanics, while I do like Death Stranding it's not the first game to do "balance cargo in dangerous terrain"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      name a game even remotely like DS then, cuz Mudrunner ain't it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://store.steampowered.com/app/1201840/MAN_STANDING/

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          fuck anon, I wasn't expecting to be hit with some grade A KINO

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Holy shit thank you! Kojima drones BTFO!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >while I do like Death Stranding it's not the first game to do "balance cargo in dangerous terrain"
      No one said it was. But tell me what was the first game where a structure I build randomly appear sin the world of another player and he can reward me by liking it?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Mudrunner
      how do i push myself to finish snowrunner? i love the gameplay but the lack of story really kills my motivation to keep playing

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There’s like 6 of them. All made by FromSoftware.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No. Leaving gay messages in the ground and invasions arent what im talking about.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Amazing chest ahead

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Try finger,
        but hole

        is better than ShitStranding by itself. Timeless classic

  3. 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
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reminder that this copy pasta spam is by an actual trans who went by FiB who had a mental breakdown when DS turned out to not meet his even more insane than Caramel theories of being MGS.

  4. 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.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only people disappointed with what Death Stranding was were people too retarded to pay attention to marketing before its release or do any research before they bought it.
      Get filtered. You can think it's for morons all you want, but the fact is your ADHD prevented you from just relaxing for a second and enjoying the ride.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Read the whole thing. Death Stranding is NOT relaxing. Death Stranding was never initially advertised as a walking simulator. In fact, shills swooped in saying how it's NOT a walking simulator.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >It's not relaxing
          Maybe if you're shit at the game.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            There is no difficulty to Death Stranding.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              And yet you weren't able to relax while playing it. That's weird.
              Get filtered.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Anon... I FINISHED the game...

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Okay? You got filtered because you didn't enjoy it. Your biases against it or your retarded ideas of what it 'ought to' have been, or any other stupid shit that was going through your head, prevented you from reaping the benefits of the experience. So yeah, you got filtered, just not in the conventional sense.
                Get filtered.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Common responses:
                >Filtered.
                I'd hope so. Death Stranding is for morons.
                >I found it relaxing!
                Just because I didn't find it relaxing does not mean it was difficult. Do you like, say, washing the dishes? It's easy, but not relaxing.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Do you like, say, washing the dishes? It's easy, but not relaxing.
                If you're unable to relax while washing dishes I think you might actually be retarded.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Kojima drones grasping at straws holy shit. Please give me your email address, do ALL of my dishes please.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Y-you're just a drone!!
                I accept your concession.
                We could have just ended the conversation a lot earlier if you had told me you got bent out of shape every time you had to apply soap and water to dirty dishes, I would have dismissed you as a fucking sperg right then and there.

                Hahaha holy fuck... Wow after a tiring day at work I'm going to R&R by... doing the dishes!

                Listen to music while you do it or something, jesus fucking christ you people are actual children.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >concession
                Are you the same dude that's been replying to me?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >deliberately misinterpreting everything I say
                I accept YOUR concession

                Filtered.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Seethe.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                About what? I have a game I enjoy. You have a game you hate. Seems like I'm on top here.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                someone post the 10 year old meme of the guy eating "premium shit"
                this is you

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Seethe.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I would also like the 10 year old meme of guy eating "premium" shit. Someone please help out.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                nvm found it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                nvm found it

                this is you ^

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                That's the go-to phrase for someone that has no real argument anon, you should know this by now lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                moron, you literally said "Seethe" and now you're hitting me with this? The lack of self-awareness beggars belief.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No, anon, you misunderstand. I'm saying that dude has no argument and thus all he can say is "seethe".

                Says the one who has no argument. Ironic.

                Nothing ironic about it. I'm not trying to present one, otherwise I would have replied to you. Your shit taste doesn't bother me, that's your problem anon!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Yum, premium shit

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, your posts are in fact premium shit anon. Keep 'em coming!

                This guy's targeting computer is clearly on the fritz, everyone watch out, who knows who he'll think he's fighting next.

                I'm fighting your mom in the sack bub

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Misinterpreting what I say again
                Is there anything new from you?
                You strike me as a boring person with a shallow repertoire. Probably why a AAA walking simulator works for you.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                And you strike me as a low-effort troll, which is probably why you expend your energy bitching and moaning about things you dislike rather than enjoying the things you do. It's never gonna fill that void, anon

                I'm replying to let you know that I agree with you and you're correct. Death Stranding is literally one big pleb filter.

                Based kino appreciator

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm just here to negate your astroturfing, shill.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm no shill, just someone that actually enjoys video games. You wanna keep crying about that?

                you argue like a woman attacking the person and not the argument

                Funny given one hasn't been presented to me personally. Just a lot of whining over something anon didn't like, which means he should be able to easily ignore it. Your post reeks of low T, btw

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Funny given one hasn't been presented to me personally
                Do you realize that... I have a couple of paragraphs if you just scrolled up? Ignoring the facts doesn't make them untrue. Death Stranding sucks.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No, but you seem to be ignoring the fact that your (rather poor) opinion is pretty far from objective fact. Again, you dislike it, you can ignore it. Or you can voice your take like the rampaging troglodyte you are, and get laughed at at treated appropriately.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >objective
                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.

                Check your reading comprehension/memory

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Check your reading comprehension/memory
                no u

                No one cares about your shit take, m8. If you need validation, you'll have to get it elsewhere, or through other means. Sorry bout it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                not doing it for your validation retard. just counteracting your shilling. DEATH STRANDING SUCKS!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                no one's shilling you schizophrenic piece of shit lol, this is a place to discuss video games. Take your meds or have a nice day, either one should help

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >no one is shilling
                oh, thanks for clarifying, i guess there are no shills here because you said there are no shills

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                are the shills in the room with you now anon? and they're shilling a three year old game, you say?

                kek, you absolute dumbfuck

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                nah, but they are shilling pic related by proxy

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                perfect image to sum up the entirety of your posting ITT, and probably this board as a whole

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                then dont respond retard

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                i could tell you to do the same, retard. bet only one of us will after this post, and i know exactly who it is 😉

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                cope and seethe anon, Death Stranding is SHIT! bet you'll respond again Kojimacuck!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you argue like a woman attacking the person and not the argument

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This guy's targeting computer is clearly on the fritz, everyone watch out, who knows who he'll think he's fighting next.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Says the one who has no argument. Ironic.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >deliberately misinterpreting everything I say
                I accept YOUR concession

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hahaha holy fuck... Wow after a tiring day at work I'm going to R&R by... doing the dishes!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >If doing the dishes is that much an issue for you I seriously doubt you have a job or ever had a work day that was "tiring". There are children with more discipline than you.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          a lot of games can be relaxing once you conquer them
          things just fall into place, you know all the counters to enemies, avoid all the traps, learn the best routes through the game
          souls stuff becomes relaxing once you completed the game, maybe a few times over and then you can just go wild parrying and dodging everything because the timings are done in your brain
          it's like a bunch of gears that just fit together just right, a well oiled machine but you're the machine and the game is an extension of yourself
          there's no more pressure, there's no more anxiety or increased heart rate
          just you and the game working in perfect unison
          it's like learning the S or S+ rank of a resident evil game, you know exactly what to pickup, what to skip, what enemies to blow away or dodge
          no longer does combat bother you and the decision making is either already done before an encounter or you adapt on the fly so fast it's like 2nd nature

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're conflating feeling relaxed due to mastery of a game with games that are inherently relaxing. A truly relaxing game would be, for example, Dear Esther.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              dear esther's story makes me feel paniced due to all the life/death regrets and all that over stuff it keeps pressuring on the player, there's no way to avoid that stuff unless you play on mute
              everybody's gone to the rapture is also not relaxing to me due to how much it really hammers home that it's the end of one life and there's so much uncertainty about what might be coming next, if there is even anything after life
              ds offers a glimpse at what could be after life which is comforting in a way those other two games can't be
              maybe relaxing stuff is more subjective
              would the end of the world be relaxing to someone who has social anxiety or panic attacks about not being able to pay their bills on time, losing their house to those who rule over them
              at the end of the world if you could just focus on yourself that might be the most relaxing thing ever

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hahah Dear Esther makes him panicked!!!!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                the game's pretty depressing and there's no vent valve
                talking about car accidents and a dead wife, a guy who hurt himself on the island
                throwing yourself from a cliff
                it's in no way relaxing to experience that game

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                But walking through a desolate wasteland where the rain kills you and ghosts randomly pop up is relaxing. Ok.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                ghosts are just people on the other side going between the worlds
                again it's a continuation of life instead of a dead end
                rain ages but we're always aging and sam's well prepared for the outside world
                there's nothing to be afraid of
                it's kinda beautiful to me

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                what's even cooler about DS is that those positive vibes spread to others, both npc and real players

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kojima ABUSED the marketing and misleaded the public. I continue to play the game and today I enjoy it for what it is, but the disappointment I had from what was promised to what was delivered will never cease to taint the experience for me. I will always return to those moments with bitterness and frustration.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      man, you're one dumb fucking moron.

      • 2 months ago
        saucy

        please stop insulting my intelligence by lying

        you never cared about how smart anon was until he was a moron

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      tl;dr

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >But it was never marketed as a walking simulator.
      Anon...

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Strand type games are just any online cooperative games. Dark Souls leaving messages is the same. Hell, even a Minecraft server can be argued to be a strand type game.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Dark Souls leaving messages is the same.
      No it isnt because the messages are useless 90% of the time. In bloodborne every other message is "are u in da kno?"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh and do people not build a bridge on perfectly flat ground for shits and giggles?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer Knack

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Minecraft if you build public infrastructure.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its a perfect system for an mmorpg, fallout like post apocalyptic game where you try to rebuild some civilization.
    Some players would be bandits by the nature of people some would rebuild settlements, some would make trade caravans, some lone wolf scavenge..

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got bored after the first BT and dropped the game there a year ago. Does it get better after that? I might try it again

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No it doesn't.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i dislike kojima
    but i HATE people who will violently defend him and his retarded ideas
    you are the hunter x hunter fans of video games

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ds is meh but god do i hate HxH fags on /a/ they are insufferable in every thread

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like to think of the pawn system from Dragon's Dogma as a sort of "strand". You can share them and receive likes without directly engaging with other players.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. I agree. That is a strand type system.
      I could never get into that game though. The fast travel was dumb and walking everywhere took too long.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    DS is the biggest pleb filter around, as evidenced by this topic. And I'm not implying it's difficult when I say you lot got filtered, I'm implying you all have shit taste and wouldn't know kino if it licked the head of your dick.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm replying to let you know that I agree with you and you're correct. Death Stranding is literally one big pleb filter.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Kojima games in general I'd say. Lots of retards don't get it.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Animal Crossing, non-ironically

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1201840/MAN_STANDING/
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1201840/MAN_STANDING/
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1201840/MAN_STANDING/

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://store.steampowered.com/app/1201840/MAN_STANDING/

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The strand game before Death Stranding.
    Only 8 gigs and less wasteful dialogue.
    But the start of the game is tedious to but it lightly

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just want more hiking sims

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    To me this game was like a Truck Simulator or Spintires. Difference is you control a man and there's a story behind it. And what a story motherfuckers. It makes sense in the literal form.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Noby Noby Boy (which came out nearly a decade before DS)
    >basically everything FromSoft has churned out for the last 10 years bar Sekiro
    You should try expanding your horizons beyond what La Creatividad Extinguida makes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Noby Noby Boy
      Let's not pretend you cared for that game until MathewMattosis mentioned it in his DS review.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wanted to play it back in the day but had no internet access for my ps3
        and now I cant or I am retarded.
        >used to watch noby noby videos on google video.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Noby Noby Boy
      Let's not pretend you cared for that game until MathewMattosis mentioned it in his DS review.

      I bought this game on PS3 because at the time online game stores were still new and novel.

      Are you speaking about the part where you could reach different planets? I'm not sure it has something to do with a "Strand" game.
      I'm not even sure what a Strand game is. DS sounds more to me like a game with persistant online features.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft Flight Simulator is kinda like a strand game, its sychronous organic multiplayer, but you can never actually interact with other players.

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