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The Death Stranding Briefing Trailer is OUT. This one explains it all... or does it?

Astral

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Oct 27, 2017
5,798
If you don’t understand the basic premise of the game after that scene, you’re lying.
 
Jan 29, 2018
1,832
Oh man, if the whole game is going to be pushing themes about coming together, reaching across the aisle to unite a divided America the backlash is going to be interesting.
 

Hentailover

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Oct 25, 2017
2,142
Moscow
And Homo Demens is latin for mad men.
People keep clarifying this, but every single instance of it being pronounced in the game so far sounded unambiguously like "Homo demons".

All I got out of this is that, after end of the world, a bunch of furries got mad with the sudden freedom and became homo demons. ANd yes, they are furries. Nobody else wouldlive in a city, called "Edge Knot"
 

Shy

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Oct 25, 2017
11,820
People keep clarifying this, but every single instance of it being pronounced in the game so far sounded unambiguously like "Homo demons".

All I got out of this is that, after end of the world, a bunch of furries got mad with the sudden freedom and became homo demons. ANd yes, they are furries. Nobody else wouldlive in a city, called "Edge Knot"
LMAO.
 

BossAttack

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Oct 27, 2017
16,762
Except the government is always portrayed as incompetent, or at worse, corrupt and villainous. Metal Gear is one of the most anti-government series in existence.

Just a small example, Solidus was portrayed as a sympathetic character, who is declared as right in MGS4, and was a terrorist who used bloodshed to try and turn the U.S into how it was envisioned by the founding fathers. (A very Libertarian perspective. Not saying Hideo is a Libertarian.)

The original ending for MGS4 was the government executing Otacon and Solid Snake. The people who put an end to the Patriots (which is a canon of worms unto itself) were Solid and Revolver Ocelot, whose philosophies were based around resisting government control, and doing what they thought was right no matter how many people they had to kill to achieve it.

Believe what you want about the game's message, but it dosen't have a positive view on government at all.
Just because Kojima explores the reality of governments with infighting and intergovernmental conflict, doesn't mean he's against the liberal world order. Rather, he uses these as reflections of the past and warnings of the future if we are not careful. Kojima seems to actually buy into the concept of American Democracy and the Melting Pot country of people and ideas, but he's not blind to the hypocrisy concerning America's past foreign policy.

Death Stranding may end up being his most pro-American game since MGS2 going by the Briefing Trailer. It's very clearly a response to the Trump administration and right-wing populist leaders cropping up around the world.
 

Sedated

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Apr 13, 2018
1,547
That video was great. Quite engrossing and informative! A few more hours to more gameplay now.
 

Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
22,767
Homeworld
Death Stranding may end up being his most pro-American game since MGS2 going by the Briefing Trailer. It's very clearly a response to the Trump administration and right-wing populist leaders cropping up around the world.
This was kind of my first thought. I was watching the trailer and when they're talking about rebuilding America I was thinking "so this takes place after the Trump presidency, right?"
 

nib95

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Oct 28, 2017
11,021
That's scene was 100% lazy, convoluted exposition.
I find those descriptors somewhat add odds with each other. It's overly complex and difficult to follow but also lazy? Can you explain why you feel it is these things?

Personally I found it surprisingly straight forward and to the point, especially for a Kojima cutscene. I'm not seeing anything lazy or convuluted about it. It's very well made, introduces characters and past history very quickly, not to mention the basic premise of your task, the villains, your route, the signalling sites, the motives etc, all in a few minutes.
 

MELLO

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Oct 25, 2017
7,432
Lets see if he do it right. Damn Trump got america fucked up what year this game in lol?
 

Bubukill

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Oct 25, 2017
618
Panama
This game looks less appealing with every trailer released.

This thing about America sounds wack, it looks like there will be tons of cringeworthy moments; thing that I was not expecting after seeing the first teasers and trailers
 

IIFloodyII

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Oct 26, 2017
10,514
That art is beautiful. Sam's basic goal was probably the least confusing thing though, this trailer is like them just repeating it but really slowly. Liking the music too.
 

AzVal

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May 7, 2018
559
That art is beautiful. Sam's basic goal was probably the least confusing thing though, this trailer is like them just repeating it but really slowly. Liking the music too.
Yeah was thinking the same, I mean not that much new information other than miss America Strand involvement, (is the Us presidency an inherited title now?)
 

ericsp17

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Oct 27, 2017
291
Looks alright, interesting setup, terrrrrrrrible acting. Ain't gonna judge on a cutscene though so this big game play demo will make or break it for me.
 

Shy

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Oct 25, 2017
11,820
Lol you expect the target audience of young teenage men to care that it's a latin word for something. They are about to have a good chuckle that they can say homo demons.
Ehh. Fuck those cunts.

But no, i don't expect people to know that. I didn't, and had to look it up.
 

PlanetSmasher

The Abominable Showman
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Oct 25, 2017
32,003
I'm watching this trailer and I'm already bored after five minutes of talking. Kojima really needs to show some actual gameplay.
 

IIFloodyII

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Oct 26, 2017
10,514
Lol you expect the target audience of young teenage men to care that it's a latin word for something. They are about to have a good chuckle that they can say homo demons.
You think they care that they can use the Latin word for human/man at all? They'll just say far more hateful stuff regardless.
 

Karppuuna

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Oct 27, 2017
322
So, is this grazy or what.
America is fucked, i know that, is this single game going to fix america :)

People how live in america dosen't maybe understand how fucked that country is right now.
 
Oct 27, 2017
543
If you’re complaining about a story trailer and only want gameplay...... have you not played any of Kojimas previous work.... the games going to be like 90 percent cutscenes lol
 

tulpa

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Oct 28, 2017
2,453
my new rule for this game is that every cutscene has to introduce a new character name, each one more ridiculous than the last. and Samantha America Strand is only the midway point