In the build-up to Opening Night Live, Hideo Kojima is continuing to tease images of his highly anticipated next game, Death Stranding.
I'm all for beautiful landscapes, but how come in all of these screenshots we never see any wildlife, humans, creatures, settlements, buildings etc.? Is he purposefully taking pictures all the time that have absolutely nothing around him?
We don’t know anything about the world. Have you ever been to plains? Or a Scottish shore line? Animals can be pretty rare.
Plus hasn't a comet or asteroid hit the earth?
If it's like the Scottish shoreline then where are the sea birds and such? Plains have animals, plus I dont think this game is going for being geologically accurate or whatever haha Just an honest question. It plays into me wanting to know more.
@sprinterboy If there is a reason narratively for it like an asteroid then I'm totally okay with that. I'm just actually wondering why we never see anything living and if that's the cause then that's fine.
If the first preview is anything to go by, they have all washed up on a beach dead.
@sprinterboy The craters are caused by voidouts. And when the character dies.
Well, maybe there is something about the story... that makes wildlife out of place?
Well if you just write into the narrative that your world is bland and dead it's all good I guess!
Thats the problem the game is out soon and still nothing about the game ... just a delivery guy wandering around with a baby and a ladder... for now i will pass
sprinterboy No that's the other post apocalyptic open world game, RAGE 2. Remeber Rage? Remember Fallout? Remember Destiny?
I'm sure we'll be coming across various things but I favor the desolation we've seen so far. I do recall seeing a ruinous settlement in the big reveal. I believe we're going to see a lot of things, but this dark, desolate tone is great. I like these lonely games.
That's kinda what I was thinking. Especially with that weird time rain stuff
Don't think their would be much wildlife about after a impact and a potential ele (earth level event) scenario do you. Can't see there being bears, deers, cats and dogs etc jumping for joy.
I didnt realize there was a massive catastrophe. If that's the reason and it's part of the narrative that most livings things are dead then I'm okay with that.
...Did you not look at the cover photo for this article?? It's a beach with a bunch of dead whales. Let that be an indicator to you.
Lol I honestly never even noticed the whales until you just said that haha if that's an indicator that all wildlife is dead then okay it seems to be narratively driven and if that's the case then I'm fine with that.
On the same note it is a bit of a bummer that we aren't going to have to navigate wildlife predators on the journey though.
Animals are probably extinct
I don't know, maybe because it's a waste land in a apocalyptic era. Maybe his vision of the game doesn't consist of bunny rabbits and deer frolicking in the sunshine and gay NPC's prancing around in laughter, who knows I'll go with the former.
Spot the doubter...
I'm sure there could be a plot point to explain it, and I'm amped to play this to say the least, but I wonder if it'll be like MGSV: beautiful scenery but only enemies, no NPCs to increase the world's immersive appeal. Either way I'm sure it'll be an experience to say the least.
DaDrunken - go and watch the release date trailer again, the crows flying aged beyond life - even decomposition in seconds. There's your answer, what it is and how it came about - we'll have to play the game to find out.
Yeah after talking about it more with other people it definitely seems there is an actual reason, and it makes much more sense why we haven't seen random wildlife or even wandering groups or something out more.
How about wait until the games releases instead of assuming? I can do the same thing. Play an open world game and take a picture of me in the middle of an empty desert. Doesn't mean shit though
But there has been a ton of these photo's and plenty of trailers. I doubt you can play AC Odyssey or something else open world and take this many photos and trailers and not see an animal or random NPC roaming about or flying around etc.
Right on cue... Read about Death Stranding before asking this question and you can at least make an educated inference. The title itself is a play on words and means 2 things and it may give you an idea of what the game is about.
"stranding is an important sign of renal inflammation or of acute obstruction." Is this the plague everyone is dying from? Death from renal inflammation or obstruction?
So... the frequently seen puddles, Kojima's mention of using humanity's second tool (the rope), and the dangling font haven't given you ANY ideas for the game? Either you have no serious interest in the game and are likely concern trolling or you're a grade or so too early to understand.
Everything we have seen from this game so far has looked so awful and boring. The fact that he keeps posting pictures where nothing exciting happens and everything looks stale and uninteresting does not bode well for the game.
This is why I'm more interested in Kojima's next game: https://twitter.com/Invictu...
Hot damn that looked good!
I want puddles
interestingly, the one area the HZD was lacking in graphically. With that said, still one of the best looking games to date. Will be interesting to see how DS ramps up the decima engine.
Well GG has said themselves there've been blown away by what Koji Pro has done to DECIMA. Because they were given the raw engine, Koji Pro are able to add and modify DECIMA - a great collaboration if their ever was one.
I’m probably gonna get a ton of downvotes but can’t help but feel this game will disappoint
Gamers will love it or hate it imo. There is a crowd of gamer who hate games like heavy rain, beyond 2 souls or detroit as examples so I'm guessing that same kinda crowd is gotta hate on this tbh. I'm not the biggest mgs fan or kojima fan for that matter so I'm going in gently but from what I've seen so far from the trailers this is right up there with my nerdy universe, dimensions, time, aliens, science interests but and it's a big but, if the game feels anywhere near simlar to how the gameplay mechanics work in mgs or player movement as examples I'll hate it.
I’m in the exact same boat.
Looking at the screens I think it's only going to be appealing to those who have a lot of patience. Looks like to me the payoffs will come, but very slowly.
Via what expectations? Not saying what he makes is for “everyone”... but his name rings loud for a reason. So are you referring to those clueless about his games? Those brain dead cod players who help raise $800 million in micro transactions in two months on a re-skinned repetitive yearly release? Possibly...thinking is hard for some. But, there is not one single Sony game that has someone, verbatim, saying what you say... and the success has pretty much argued that statement every time. Days gone being a prime example.
Calm down there cultist
Of course some will be disappointed. That's normal. I think you'll find they will be in the minority.
VerminSC - in what sense will it disappoint? Graphics? Sound? Story? Dialogue? Mission structure? Interesting NPC's? Gunplay? Exploration? Overall gameplay? Seems like many people you're hoping it disappoints, at least give a reason why you feel that way.
Off topic playstation meeting ps5 reveal February 12th 2020, breaking news.
Google it yourself. Many places have reported on it. It's not allowd on N4G because they don't allow 'rumors' from anonymous sources.
@isarai It's a 4chan rumor with absolutely nothing backing it up
Hmmm, i dont know, feb 2020 sounds REEEEAAALLY late to anounce the release date for Tsushima and TLOU2 l. Also who would announce a current gen game release date at an event centered on the next gen console. Sounds like a marketing suicide attempt. I dunno, has allot of ill-logic
@isarai There is two rumors going at the min, you've got them mixed up a bit. https://www.gamesradar.com/... Tlou2 release date rumoured to be may https://www.gamesradar.com/... I dont think early 2020 for info on ghost and the ps5 is too late.
Yep, that is definitely water from Horizon. Not a fan.
There really is nothing remarkable about that water. What an odd point to focus on for the headline.
Yeah i dont know, i loves me some water effects but while nothing is bad about the water here, it's not really any better than average. Pretty much looks the same as skyrims water which was "OK" even for its time
I have no doubt the game will be beautiful especially on Pro.
I'm curious to see what the gameplay loop in this game is. My thoughts so far is exploring surviving and fixing some weird stuff that involves connection.
Looks good but we need much, much more. A lot of current-gen games put way too much emphasis on looks at the detriment of game mechanics. I want weird, bizarre and thought-provoking content intermingled with action...not necessarily beautiful scenery.
It must be boring when all the gaming news has to write about is water effects in a game. Please show me gameplay!
Boring !!! It's better to shop on amazon.
It’s easy to create lush lifelike environments when there’s nothing in the world. They don’t have to worry about animals, or other humans. When you think about it that way it’s slightly less impressive.
You know, would be nice to see some actual gameplay. Or just stuff
I just want to play this game already.
Sony fanboy-“Sorry this game no longer matters anymore sense it’s not exclusive I can’t feel special and rub it in Xbox players faces game is no longer good”
Nothing is confirmed, at this stage it's still an exclusive to PS4/Pro. Until Sony or KojiPro officially announce otherwise. And if it does go to PC - I'll still be rubbing it in xbox owners faces, I'll relish in the fact PS owners get DS, TLOU2 and GOT as swnasongs to the current gen. What xbox owners get? The joy of looking forward to next gen - gotta look to the future, next E3 and so on and so on. Slim pickings on team green.
Thanks for proving mundane point you dunce
Keep being you ya pickle, you're entertaining.