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Death Stranding |OT| Peace Walker

Hiraeth

Member
Mar 16, 2018
202
London, UK
Loving the game so far, played it all day yesterday. Just beat the first boss which was fun but admittedly very simple.

The social stuff is fantastic and one of my favourite aspects of the game. I love how it all comes together.
 

sweetmini

Member
Jun 12, 2019
1,060
Quick question for my information...
is the monster energy thing specific to my region or is it worldwide ?

I somewhat dislike that...
 

Manfred

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,257
Geneva, Switzerland
During my first wild encounter in the Ch2 I had the memories of MSGV's parasite snipers, in the valley you have to cross during your way to free Code Talker (one of my favorite mission in the game). I also like the pinch of Dead Space on your luggage (you see what is going on rather than having an abstract UI info).
 

sweetmini

Member
Jun 12, 2019
1,060
Monster Energy is a drink available worldwide to quench your thirst and give you that pure adrenalin you and every gamer like you needs!
I'm more the pure-coffee type of porter... but i get it xD
Thanks for the info.

and yeah, at least he drinks with style... well.. with A style.

edit: i just noticed if i chug them i get more stamina...
 

vestan

Member
Dec 28, 2017
12,459
Tfw I've actually gotten myself attached to these ragtag band of misfits.


That Chiral Artist and Junk Dealer questline whew laddy. Made me smile. I love happy endings.
 

Yossarian

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
6,441
So...

I just got to the final mission of Fort Joy in D:OS2 and took some time off to try out Outer Worlds. I then I got to end of Emerald Vale there... and now I want to try this.

Am I being a damn fool if I do?

Am I ever going to complete a game?! 🤔
 
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Lyonaz

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
236
So I'm just pendling stuff from the waystation west of Capital Knot City and the Capital Knot City with the bike.

I build a bridge to make crossing the rocky area with water easier, saw one finished bridge and one in construction (might help completing it on my next trip) also the guy who put a charging station halfway is an alright dude and got plenty of likes.

Who would have thought I would be delivering packages and building bridges on my saturday morning and enjoying it.
 

th1nk

Member
Nov 6, 2017
379
Sorry I already asked this but only got one short response, I am really unsure if I should drop 70 bucks on this game:

Is this game frustrating or is it chill? I have no problems with walking long distances if the graphics are great, I really enjoyed RDR2 because of that. But will I need to spend a lot of time in menus micro-managing my load and if I fuck up is there a big punishment where I need to replay large sections or even have only one chance?

I can see myself playing a game where I need to walk long distances, but if I need to be stressed every step of the way I will not buy this game. I loved the stories of MGS1, 2, 3 but 4 was already too weird and cringe-inducing for me. Is there a lot of cringe here?

I have a 4k HDR OLED TV and am debating buying the game just for the graphics and walking around in a gorgeous landscape like in Journey or something and chilling a bit after work, do you think this game is for me?

No spoilers please and thank you for your help!
 

vestan

Member
Dec 28, 2017
12,459
Sorry I already asked this but only got one short response, I am really unsure if I should drop 70 bucks on this game:

Is this game frustrating or is it chill? I have no problems with walking long distances if the graphics are great, I really enjoyed RDR2 because of that. But will I need to spend a lot of time in menus micro-managing my load and if I fuck up is there a big punishment where I need to replay large sections or even have only one chance?

I can see myself playing a game where I need to walk long distances, but if I need to be stressed every step of the way I will not buy this game. I loved the stories of MGS1, 2, 3 but 4 was already too weird and cringe-inducing for me. Is there a lot of cringe here?

I have a 4k HDR OLED TV and am debating buying the game just for the graphics and walking around in a gorgeous landscape like in Journey or something and chilling a bit after work, do you think this game is for me?

No spoilers please and thank you for your help!
So I'm 20 hours in, I like to imagine I know what I'm talking about.

This game absolutely has some frustrating moments. It's all down to you at the end of the day however. Half the time you'll be spending in menus organizing your gear, plotting your path, using the weather to predict Timefall etc. Most of the experience will be tedious and even annoying at times if you failed to prepare properly before embarking on your journey but the game has a handful of tranquil moments amplified by certain songs playing in the background and whenever I experience those moments, it justifies the hours of excruciating pain I went through to be able to get there. The way I'm framing this makes it sound like it's very much not fun but it kind of is in a way. Once you start gaining more gear that allows for you to make speedier deliveries, the general gameplay loop becomes quite addictive. This game is easily my GOTY. I implore you to read my post below to give you an idea of a typical delivery I went through and all the twists and turns that happened. None of this was scripted, it just all happened organically and started from a simple delivery request.

Took me 2 hours and 2 minutes to complete an order that had a time limit of 45 minutes. What a mess, my worst delivery ever. I really don't want to get into the specifics but just know that I crashed my Trike, decided to build a bridge so it doesn't happen again, realize I don't have enough materials at the Distro Center, got my shit stolen by MULEs, tried getting it back only to die, go back to the Distro Center and warp back to Lake Knot, get enough metal to build two bridges, get back to the Distro Center South of Lake Knot and fall into a river, fucking over my trike and the metal, pick all metal back up and make it to the Distro Center on foot and build the two bridges that give me good access to the Junk Dealer with a trike, rent a trike out from an online player and get to him. What a fucking game. That was genuinely frustrating but it felt good coming up with a new way to get to the Junk Dealer and now that those two bridges are there, it'll help other players but also myself if I ever need to make more deliveries to this guy.

Here's some parts of the journey in pictures:






 

Hikari

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,440
Elysium
I think I'm 3 hours in. Just saw the Deadman cutscene with the still mother womb explanation. Really enjoying it so far but I have to agree it probably isn't for everyone. It is 100% for me though as I am patient with the walking. Story is great so far too and I can't wait to play more later. I kinda find BT scary since they pop out whenever lol. Never actually got caught by one though... it seems super easy to mash out of them. I hope there are more challenging BT later.
 

shaneo632

Member
Oct 29, 2017
12,586
Essex, UK
LMAO the combat in this game is a joke. The Mules present no threat whatsoever. I can just run in and punch a Mule out in like 5 seconds. Did Kojima make it unsatisfying on purpose so you focus on the traversal? Not complaining, just seems like an intentional design choice rather than being purposefully worse than MGSV.