Hideo Kojima’s highly anticipated title, Death Stranding is finally almost upon us, and with only a week left until the world gets their hands on it, gamers all around the world wait anxiously.
However, for some critical gaming journalists, they got to play the epic game early! The embargo for the game has been officially lifted, which means reviews, first impressions, and many more opinions about the game will be hitting the internet all day long.
We here at Gameranx like getting a review roundup for the biggest game releases to get a general consensus of how the game is performing, and there isn’t a bigger game Death Stranding! So what are reviewers saying about Death Stranding? Let’s find out!
Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on Kojima Productions latest title — Death Stranding:
Screen Rant 100
Death Stranding is dizzying, unshakable in its belief it is doing something worthwhile, and it’s one of the most important games of this decade.
Daily Star 100
Death Stranding is the most unique big-budget game I’ve ever played, a socially-minded injection of inventive ideas into a genre that has long survived by being lazy and brutish. This ambitious formula-flipper is brimming with empathy and carefully courts cinematic influences, an ensemble cast and a world of eye-watering scale, delivering a sticky gameplay loop to tie it all together and create a console generation-defining experience.
IGN Japan 95
A fresh new gameplay experience with breathtaking photorealistic yet surreal visuals, Death Stranding provides an experience that goes beyond the usual boundaries of videogames. Future developers may draw influence from the game’s redefined concept of terrain and its traversal.
I don’t think it’s fair to compare it to “blockbuster” releases pumped out by studios primarily interested in rushing out their next iteration year after year. Talking about Death Stranding requires a much different approach, and an understanding that many games don’t ask of their players. It feels like it’s on another level entirely, one that many developers haven’t reached or simply won’t.
Death Standing proves itself as a unique, palpable new IP, filled with rich storytelling both in narrative and gameplay. The beginning of the game suffers from long gaps of time intended for learning the ropes, but the ship rights itself once it finally turns the corner. Despite that with a handful of missteps, a deep, potent message of coming together rings through every aspect of Death Stranding that dazzles the game as a whole. If you give it the time, Death Stranding will offer you something most games never do.
Kojima’s mysterious would be epic has its moments but can’t carry the weight of expectation.
YouTuber YongYea (most known for his work on deciphering MGSV)
In related news, Kojima Productions recently announced that Death Stranding will indeed be coming to PC for the Summer of 2020. This is super exciting news for PC players who are itching to try out the game for themselves. Make sure to check out the full article on Death Stranding heading to PC right here!
Death Stranding is set to release for the PS4 on November 8th. Are you excited to get your hands on the highly anticipated title? Let us know in the comments below!