- Nov 7, 2019
I wonder how Geoff Keighley feels now that he won't be able to give Kojima, his best buddy, an award at The Game Awards given the game's tepid reception.
I don't think is gonna win but I wouldn't be surprised if the game is nominated to a couple of categories.
There are various categories that it will be nominated for and some that it will win. Lower (or higher depending on who you ask) than expected reception doesn’t affect the liklihood of a game’s individual components from being highly regarded and awarded.
Between the endless dialogue and layers of intrigue, Metal Gear Solid was always fun to play. The life of a legendary super soldier is inherently more exciting and lends itself to interesting gameplay more than the life of a post-apocalyptic delivery guy. But more than that, Death Stranding bogs itself down in minutiae and totally unessecary bloat, while failing to capitalise on the aspects of gameplay that are legitimately engaging.
Like an art exhibition that asks you to walk 500 metres between each piece, there is worthwhile and moving stuff here and one could argue the drudgery and annoying busywork is all part of the aesthetic experience. But that doesn't make it an easily recommended way to spend 50 hours of your time.
what tepid reception? You should head over to the OT, lots of people enjoying it (since we’re actually playing it). Sigh.
The fuck? Have you bothered even looking at user impressions or even the Time magazine review that hit today.
Tepid? I've only glanced through the reviews on Metacritic but there are a high number of perfect scores, a small percentage of averages and only two that hated it. Critical reception is generally glowing.
I wouldn't say the games reception has been tepid. The highly negative outlier reviews makes it seem that way, but the overall consensus in reviews is still overwhelmingly positive, with even the majority of the games scores coming it at 90 or above, and the game receiving more 10's than any other game on Meta this year (unless you start combining platforms, where only RE2R tops it).
A lot of the non-gaming centric outlets have heaped a fair amount of praise on the game. Here's a couple I've read that afaik haven't been linked yet.
Why are people making US Vs RoW a thing about the reaction to Death Stranding? The proportion of positive and not so positive reviews are broadly similar across both.Another female voice (in German) from a pretty big site: https://www.giga.de/test/im-test-death-stranding-ist-ein-meisterwerk-das-ihr-hassen-werdet/
We really lack female reviewers over here. Have fun with google translate. The conclusion. "Death Stranding is a masterpiece you will hate." - 9/10
Marina fully explains what the BBs are, insists that you need to finish the game to like it (that´s new) and that it transcends the medium. She further argues that the way the MP works may start a genre.
Edit: Forgot. It´s a GOTY contender for the site and her GOTY. It´s fair to say that European critics love DS now that I looked at some other outlets. I don´t look forward to the usual US vs The World review discussions.
BAFTA will give the award to Disco Elysium, mark my words
One thing that may certainly work in its' favor is the release date timing. For better or worse, the game will be fresh in people's minds in the coming weeks when GOTY surveys/nominations start to be circulated soon.
Death Stranding is an incredibly contradictory game. While the story is complicated and exciting, the gameplay looks like something we would probably play on a cellphone to spend time on our break. You want why Kojima didn't have the support of a big studio this time, you want because taking care of the case neglected the gameplay, the effect is the same once. The interactive element, that is, that makes a game… playable, desperately suffers. I never imagined I would be in such a position for a Kojima title, but the reality is that Death Stranding is not worth its money ($ 70 for the base version and $ 80 for the deluxe). Maybe if they made it from scratch as a simple animated movie they would do better ...
there's pretty much no way that'll happen. this year doesn't have a clear winner that we can safely guess will win the majority of the awards, but even with that they'll mostly be split among a few other games. DS will win a good number of gotys but not more than other games.
the awards will be mostly split between RE2 and sekiro imo.i struggle to see what other game would rack up the awards. a remake of a 21 year old game? i don't think so. disco elyseum is too niche. the story of kingdom hearts 3 was too disappointing. i'd be happy to see sekiro win but there was a lot of backlash against the difficulty
Don't know about that. Last year, God of War won most GOTY awards despite all the fresh memories of RDR2.
Just like everyone told me RDR2 gonna destroy GoW last year. Gonna go with my gut feeling on this one.there's pretty much no way that'll happen. this year doesn't have a clear winner that we can safely guess will win the majority of the awards, but even with that they'll mostly be split among a few other games. DS will win a good number of gotys but not more than other games.
as long as it's not on something big :)
There is 0% chance that the awards show best known for having a giant Gillette razor dance around for two hours doesn't give Best Performance to Norman Reedus for grunting his way through a 60-hour walking simulator. Gotta get those Walking Dead viewers tuning in.
Control for the surreal world, storytelling, and memorable characters along with some of the best third person shooting action and powers gameplay.i struggle to see what other game would rack up the awards. a remake of a 21 year old game? i don't think so. disco elysium is too niche. the story of kingdom hearts 3 was too disappointing. i'd be happy to see sekiro win but there was a lot of backlash against the difficulty