Death Stranding: A Hideo Kojima Game Strand

Are you buying Death Stranding, after seeing all the trailers, and gameplay footage so far?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1,923 53.5%
  • No

    Votes: 905 25.2%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 814 22.6%
  • Waiting for the PC version

    Votes: 67 1.9%

  • Total voters
    3,597
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CruJones33Rad

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I can't watch the trailer, the BB song did enough for me, I know this game is more than deliveries. I feel like this is going to be an amazing game story wise. The whales and stranding.
 

Fractology

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Oct 28, 2017
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I have a feeling that trailer was clipped from every cutscene in the game. I'm expecting an MGS:V level of cutscene frequency in order to temper my expectations. You probably deliver for hours...get a neat cutscene...deliver for another few hours...get another neat cutscene. I am NOT anticipating this game being cutscene heavy at all.

Not mad at all though...I want this literal walking simulator.
 

Kazaam

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Oct 26, 2017
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For those asking how spoilery this stuff is, while I can't contextualise the content, let's say there are many things I would consider surprises and would be very effective discovering them in game for the first time. If you're on the fence regarding buying the game, definitely watch it ... if you're not, I'd recommend waiting a bit more to actually play the game.
 

Saint-14

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I have a feeling that trailer was clipped from every cutscene in the game. I'm expecting an MGS:V level of cutscene frequency in order to temper my expectations. You probably deliver for hours...get a neat cutscene...deliver for another few hours...get another neat cutscene. I am NOT anticipating this game being cutscene heavy at all.

Not mad at all though...I want this literal walking simulator.
We already know there is a lot more than MGSV from Kojima himself and the spoiler thread.
 

CruJones33Rad

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Apr 22, 2019
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The bright side is I won't remember most of the scenes come launch anyway.
I was thinking about this the other day while in this thread. I was trying to remember any time in the past 20 years of gaming if I remember every playing in a game and being like, oh, I remember seeing this in a trailer. I can't think of one instance. I always forget.
 

Betty

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was thinking about this the other day while in this thread. I was trying to remember any time in the past 20 years of gaming if I remember every playing in a game and being like, oh, I remember seeing this in a trailer. I can't think of one instance. I always forget.
I learned the hard way from the MGSV trailers, hell I could remember every scene, even the ones they cut out (remember Snake walking through the burned village with corpses all around? not in the game at all)

So not watching this trailer again anytime soon lol, but it was well made.
 

Fractology

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I was thinking about this the other day while in this thread. I was trying to remember any time in the past 20 years of gaming if I remember every playing in a game and being like, oh, I remember seeing this in a trailer. I can't think of one instance. I always forget.
I tend to agree (outside of some dramatic examples). What I do always remember though are gameplay demos from E3 or other events. It always kinda sucks when I get to a part that I saw played on a stage already and instantly remember the whole thing. Uncharted 4's car scene was the perfect/worst example of this. That scene was probably the highlight of the game for me...and it was ruined by seeing the whole thing play out already.
 

jaymzi

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People watched the MGSV trailers too many times lol

Basically remembered every scene shown in them therefore nothing was a surprise when playing the game.
 

Betty

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Oct 25, 2017
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We have no way of knowing if he went further.
This isn't spoiler talk, just what I saw in the trailer but just in case for the people that are not watching i'll hide it.

Dude, it's pretty clear a lot of the things we saw were from the endgame, at least that's how it looks to me, maybe, hopefully I'm wrong.

And it seems to spoil several pretty long standing mysteries we had no idea about.
 

bbq of doom

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Oct 25, 2017
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This isn't spoiler talk, just what I saw in the trailer but just in case for the people that are not watching i'll hide it.

Dude, it's pretty clear a lot of the things we saw were from the endgame, at least that's how it looks to me, maybe, hopefully I'm wrong.

And it seems to spoil several pretty long standing mysteries we had no idea about.
I appreciate that, I just don't think we know the totality whatsoever so ultimately, it's not a really big deal to me. May be to you; but the only issue I had with your comments is the presumption of scope and totality, not that spoilers generally existed. Of course they do, it's 8 minutes of footage lol.
 

BoJack

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Apr 4, 2018
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This means the game is so good that he doesn't want to ruin the experience for us by showing it. This means the game is going to be great.
 

Landford

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Oct 25, 2017
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Format of the trailer is the game as the MGSV one. Full of spoilers of ending sequences, fate of characters and even some implied deaths.
 

natestellar

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Sep 16, 2018
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This means the game is so good that he doesn't want to ruin the experience for us by showing it. This means the game is going to be great.
Erm, not necessarily. It just means he wants to keep the experience fresh for those who are going to play this game and protect the (twists/surprises) in the process.
 

Aurc

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Oct 28, 2017
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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with (edit: some of) Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
 
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Callibretto

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
Youtube compression?
 

Saint-14

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Nov 2, 2017
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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
I don’t see anything wrong with it, looks amazing.
 

modiz

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Oct 8, 2018
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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
Okay what? Some of the faces in that trailer were the most realistic i have ever seen in a game
 

Betty

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
To me that just looks like part of her skin is shiny due to being slightly higher temperature, like before skin starts to sweat.

The faces are some of the best i've seen in the medium, the trailer just re-enforced this.
 

realSentientStone

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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
Actually a slightly stylized visual style is why I usually prefer Japanese developed games over most Western games. Many western games go for realistic shaders and whatnot (do not know the technicality behind it) that are higher in contrast and feels 'harder' (ie. COD), but I much prefer the 'softer' style that many Japanese developers adopt.
 

Betty

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Oct 25, 2017
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Some people in the trailer thread said some faces looked like real life/live-action to them, I can't think of a higher compliment than that.
 

rude

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have never been more excited for a game in my 25 years of living. Literally never. Trailer was phenomenal, and I think the best yet.

This game is like if Kojima was able to peer into my mind and make something tailor-made for me. I can’t believe I’ll actually be playing this next Thursday.
 

CruJones33Rad

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Apr 22, 2019
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They appear slightly blurred to me but they also look the most realistic I've seen thus far. The shading and color is fantastic.
 

NotLiquid

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Oct 25, 2017
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Everyone is being alerted about spoilers and here I'm like "I still don't understand what the fuck I watched"
 
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That was a great trailer! It was almost like several of those smaller spotlight features stringed together, given we got a bit more focus on a few of the characters who didn't receive such treatment. So excited to see how it all comes together next week!
 

sleepr

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Oct 30, 2017
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She's got no pores. There's no detail in her skin. It looks like a Photoshop blur filter was placed over it.

Reedus seems to look pretty good, but Qualley and Seydoux's faces both seem to share a certain wax-y quality in this.
It's intentional.

Sam has pores:


EDIT: Also after rewatching the new trailer, there's a scene were fragile shows pores in her face too. Don't forget you're watching compressed footage.
 

Flipyap

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
It's only the young women who have that plastic look. Everyone else has wrinkles, pores and imperfections. It shouldn't be a mystery why that's the case.
 

Slaythe

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm not saying I'm the first to do it (people have pointed it out several times, I'm sure), but let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: What is up with Death Stranding's faces? They just seem... subpar. This doesn't look like skin, it looks like lacquered vinyl or something. More of a wax dummy than a human look.
We'll have to see Direct Feed.

Mortal Kombat 11 and Judgement look really bad on "online footage".

Yet on direct feed they look incredible because it's lots of finer details that get lost.


 
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