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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 13:55:40

Beat Death Stranding yesterday.

Holy shit...the ending is insanely drawn out in usual Kojima fashion. I don't know how long it was, but you can feel when you hit the ending segment, and it just keeps going & going with some really long cutscenes & story explanation parts. I just put the controller down for awhile & sat back.

The last half of the game is pretty interesting overall, & the online interaction world building stuff is the best aspect throughout. IDK how much of the studio is the former Metal Gear team, maybe it's the majority of them, or not. But it is really impressive what they did with the production values here. The game as a whole has it's share of holes & weaknesses. The idea of being this human mule delivering packages is neat, but at the same time it pretty much boils down to a lot of the same kind of back & forth tedium that you get in almost every open world game. While the world itself just doesn't have much going on.

The story is just bizarro land & doesn't make much sense in terms of reality vs fantasy, & it's tough to suspend disbelief when the game tries to straddle both. It's something that Metal Gear has always done too, but MGS is better at it. It's also weird when for some reason Monster Energy drinks somehow survived the end of the world while all else was crushed into Mars dust (other than the super high tech Bridges facilities scattered around). And if they still have these high tech labs everywhere, shouldn't they be able to come up with a better method of delivery than to have one man break his back traveling across country? This poor bastard literally has to trek the equivalent of going from Portugal to Siberia, & then back again.

Anyway, overall I give it 7 out of 10 Piss Grenades, in honor of SteelAttack. An interesting game but most people will want to wait until it's cheap.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 14:11:20
You know, if this was a 10 or 15 hour game, I'd definitely check it out at some point because I find it to be an intriguing game. But at 40 hours I doubt I'll ever try it out, even if it wee free on PS now or some similar service.
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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:09:13
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You know, if this was a 10 or 15 hour game, I'd definitely check it out at some point because I find it to be an intriguing game. But at 40 hours I doubt I'll ever try it out, even if it wee free on PS now or some similar service.

I don't know how many agree with me on this, but I really feel this way about most modern games. They drag them on forever with what is IMO useless filler just so they can say "See, we gave you your money's worth. Here's 50 hours of gamepay!" when in reality, most games are far better as a shorter, more focused experience. Unless you're talking about a grindy RPG or something.

The vast majority of games back in the PS1 & PS2 era were shorter games, & they were fantastic. Hell the original MGS is like a 10 hour long game the first time through, as are the Resident Evil titles. Some of my favorite games ever, & I don't regret paying full price for them at all.

I think it became a thing to pad out SP games to combat the amount of hours of play people get out of multi-player games, even though they're two very different things. And I don't think it's the right approach at all.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:07:26

Just finished Ys Origin and I rather enjoyed it. Never played any of the Ys games before but this made me want to try them out.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:08:53
edgecrusher said:

Beat Death Stranding yesterday.

Holy shit...the ending is insanely drawn out in usual Kojima fashion. I don't know how long it was, but you can feel when you hit the ending segment, and it just keeps going & going with some really long cutscenes & story explanation parts. I just put the controller down for awhile & sat back.

The last half of the game is pretty interesting overall, & the online interaction world building stuff is the best aspect throughout. IDK how much of the studio is the former Metal Gear team, maybe it's the majority of them, or not. But it is really impressive what they did with the production values here. The game as a whole has it's share of holes & weaknesses. The idea of being this human mule delivering packages is neat, but at the same time it pretty much boils down to a lot of the same kind of back & forth tedium that you get in almost every open world game. While the world itself just doesn't have much going on.

The story is just bizarro land & doesn't make much sense in terms of reality vs fantasy, & it's tough to suspend disbelief when the game tries to straddle both. It's something that Metal Gear has always done too, but MGS is better at it. It's also weird when for some reason Monster Energy drinks somehow survived the end of the world while all else was crushed into Mars dust (other than the super high tech Bridges facilities scattered around). And if they still have these high tech labs everywhere, shouldn't they be able to come up with a better method of delivery than to have one man break his back traveling across country? This poor bastard literally has to trek the equivalent of going from Portugal to Siberia, & then back again.

Anyway, overall I give it 7 out of 10 Piss Grenades, in honor of SteelAttack. An interesting game but most people will want to wait until it's cheap.

Coke owns Monster's "juice" line. This is just Kojima being a prophet (what  guy!), as usual, and predicting that Coke will inevitably buy out the energy drink line as well. If the American presidency can survive the end of civilisation as we know it, then Coke won't have any problems surviving, either. Nyaa

I'd expect cloned mules. For transportation through the most extreme terrain, even today, walking with sturdy four-legged beasts is still unmatched by technological advances.

All in all it sounds like a fascinating experience, if one that really drags at times.

edgecrusher said:

I don't know how many agree with me on this, but I really feel this way about most modern games. They drag them on forever with what is IMO useless filler just so they can say "See, we gave you your money's worth. Here's 50 hours of gamepay!" when in reality, most games are far better as a shorter, more focused experience. Unless you're talking about a grindy RPG or something.

The vast majority of games back in the PS1 & PS2 era were shorter games, & they were fantastic. Hell the original MGS is like a 10 hour long game the first time through, as are the Resident Evil titles. Some of my favorite games ever, & I don't regret paying full price for them at all.

I think it became a thing to pad out SP games to combat the amount of hours of play people get out of multi-player games, even though they're two very different things. And I don't think it's the right approach at all.

It depends on the game, but for the most part they're definitely getting unnecessarily bloated, while simultaneously budgets balloon; I wonder if the two might be partly related?

It definitely sucks.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:29:49
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Just finished Ys Origin and I rather enjoyed it. Never played any of the Ys games before but this made me want to try them out.

It's the best one by far and IMO one of the best games ever. Oath of Felghana is the next one you should play, or Ys Chronicles, but be warned, Ys I mostly sucks, but Ys II is great.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:33:47

Well I enjoyed Death Stranding for a fair share of the time it is insane to me that it's getting super high praise from people. 9/10?10/10? What the Christ!?

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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 23:35:33
Punk Rebel Ecks said:
Archangel3371 said:

Just finished Ys Origin and I rather enjoyed it. Never played any of the Ys games before but this made me want to try them out.

It's the best one by far and IMO one of the best games ever. Oath of Felghana is the next one you should play, or Ys Chronicles, but be warned, Ys I mostly sucks, but Ys II is great.

Cool. I’ll have try and check that one out.

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