Your evidence didn't fulfill the claim I asked to be proved. It's also possible to not be the person making the initial claim and still move goalposts.
So a thread saying the game sounds like a GOTY before it released and is closed because it wasn't out and such threads are premature.... doesn't fit your criteria of people declaring it GOTY before playing it?
tons of people call all sorts of games GOTY before they come out, I'm sure there have been plenty for FF7 and Cyberpunk both
Calling FF7 remake, Cyberpunk 2077, TLOU II and BotW 2 GOTY before playing them is fine.
This is the take I was looking for!
Lol, as if the hate of two of those people isn’t incredibly justified. I don’t like Kojima’s games or the ridiculous praise he gets, but putting him on the same level as Trump is certainly a take.
Out of every Kojima game ever release this is the most divisive for sure online, but nuance debates about video games is out of the window once any online personality inject their criticism into a product, and with Kojima a lot of pundits have used terms like “walking simulator”, or “film director” wannabe. People really don’t even notice they’re parroting the same shit everyone else is.I'm legitimately curious about when it became the in thing to hate on Kojima? Like, when did that start, exactly? He's consistently made some incredible games, and while I've only played a few hours of Death Stranding, it's clear that he's created something different. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's an intriguing game and concept.
He's a talented game designer, with a penchant for infusing his work with his eccentric world view. I don't understand the need to hate on him at the level I see in every thread about him. If you don't enjoy his work, just don't engage with it. I can't stand Michael Bay or Zack Snyder, so I don't waste my time consuming their content, and I certainly don't go out of my way to shit on them in every thread related to them. I guess I just feel like my energy could be spent towards discussing things that don't make my blood pressure rise or put me in a foul mood.
That’s pretty on point I think, but Kojima’s gameplay always ropes me in no matter what he does I always have fun playing them.
Trump is obviously far more hated here. But Kojima is at least as hated as Musk here, and even more hated than Pewdiepie, Mitch McConnell, etc. Seeing the obsessed level of hatred that is rampant on this forum over the last year has been bewildering to see.
Both the Dunkey Death Stranding thread and this one seemed to pull a fair share of people with tickets for the hate train.
The Visit was a real good “horror” movie and came as a surprise. Split was also good too.
There definitely has been here on ERA. Way more than you’d think for a game designer who’s output for the past 20 years is generally considered to be extremely high quality.
Nah, George changed movie industry, Kojima hasn’t come anywhere near the impact he made with his work. Nobody knows Kojima outside of nerdom, everyone has some inkling of laser swords and golden c3po.
Any story/cinematic game you love that came out after MG/MGS probably wouldn’t have been the same without it
Industry influence is not judged by popularity or how many people know. It’s about how much your work affects and changes the work in the same industry, and no matter what you think of Lucas or Kojima they are both legends of changing their respective fields in multiple ways.
I feel kind of the opposite. Kojima may be a hack, but you have to get up very early in the morning to be a bigger hack than Shyamalan. Hell, if anything, the OP calling his first three movies "amazing" is being too charitable.
Yup, Kojima is a brilliant designer. The man knows gameplay and what feels good. Upgrades truly feel meaningful, and that sense of progression is really there.Kojima’s talent is game design, not storytelling. He is one of the greatest most influential game designers in history. MGSV might have the best mechanics of any third person action adventure. He made one of the most memorable horror games of all time from a demo! He made walking interesting.
The man is still excellent at what he does.