Death Stranding delivers a fascinating world of supernatural sci-fi, but its gameplay struggles to support its weight.
Indeed. 81 meta on 44 reviews but already 9 perfect scores(more than Gears 5 or The Outer Worlds for example). Kinda reminds me of The Last Guardian. It had the same meta but had a lot of perfect scores too. Edit: Ign Italy and Ign Japan gave 9.8 and 9.5 respectively. Very polarizing indeed.
Oh IGN....so edgy, so strong, so stunning...
after playing countless console games i have developped a good sense of what it is good and what not......even from watching just their trailers , the same goes for Death Stranding ,never managed to capture me or hype me ....its like mGSV in future with more bland characters .......i hope when i play the game to find smthing interesting to finish it to the end but what i m seeing here is a waste of talent (Kojima) and money (Actors) ...Kojima literally with this engine could have developed a unique action game , investing much much more in mechanics , gameplay and artistic detail instead of paying celebrities to gold wrap the same mediocre game (MGS V)
84 open critic
Well, now it's on meta 84 after 71 reviews ( https://www.metacritic.com/... ) and 85 on opencritic after 68 reviews ( https://opencritic.com/game... )
@naruga MSGV has been one of the greatest stealth action games ever made which uniquely blends the open-world with in-depth game mechanics. The gameplay itself was pure fun even though the game did not have a proper ending. You calling MSGV mediocre shows how much of a good sense you have developed. I haven't played Death Stranding so I'm gonna reserve my judgment until I have seen proper walkthrough or by playing the game. Calling MSGV crap made me lose my shit. Damned internet.
Days Gone all over again. Doesn't matter I loved that game.
What's will all the perfect 💯's from no name sites? Can't take Metacritic scores seriously anymore when you have submissions by the likes of PlayStationLife or 6thaxis. Alright Angry Joe, where is your review.
Did it drop? I'm seeing 84 on Meta, 13 perfect scores and over about 30 reviews at 9 and up.
I'd take the scores of IGN Wakanda and Zamunda over IGN US. They are going to be more believable and honest.
So I guess Italy and Japan offices are playing a different game, 🤪 jeepers
@naruga Yeah, I've begun to feel the same way too about being able to judge whether to buy games, not just from review scores but having that "feel" when I come across something I think I'll enjoy. With MGSV, I was really skeptical before going in. As someone who has loved every single MGS since the first on PS1, the idea of an open world Metal Gear rubbed me the wrong way, and I honestly thought the story could be given a rest at this point. My gut instinct was "don't buy this" but I did anyway because so many reviewers gave it high marks, praised the story, said it had the best gameplay of any Metal Gear... What I got was easily my most disappointing gaming experience ever, and I've been gaming since the Master System. The story was almost non-existant and the gameplay grew tiresome quickly. I should've trusted my gut. As for Death Stranding, every new piece of info has made me more and more interested. After reading a few reviews, I've placed a pre-order. :) @rtndeep Sorry man, but there are many, many Metal Gear fans who thought Phantom Pain was mediocre. It's extremely divisive, moreso than any game in the series.
IGN NA is a joke 🤣🤣😄
@Potato Man they really sent out codes to A LOT of sites I've never even heard of before. Glad they found some small no name sites to score this game really well.
@unspoken TheSixthAxis is a multiplatform European site that’s been around at least 10yrs with over 2200 reviews on metacritic. You’re reading too much into it.
Thats because those sites rate over hype. IGN US is pretty fair and they arent the only ones giving this game a poor score. People hear Kojima and that automatically drives the score up which is BS in my opinion.. Gears 5 and The Outer Worlds are extremely fun, I havent played this yet but from what I am hearing its very boring.
MGSV is bland. If you think otherwise you don’t know video games.
Death Stranding is now an 86 Open Critic. Higher than Gears 5 and Outer Worlds. https://opencritic.com/game...
This is usually the case when a game steps outside of the norm and tries to innovate. Many with certain expectations don't know how to process it, and don't end up liking it as a result. However, it's these games that end up becoming the cult classics we're still talking about in 20 years.
^my friend has the same logic but this game is similar to MGS5 and mgs4 so it’s not ahead of its time.
Anyone find it weird that gamespot and ign score is always so different Gamespot 9 IGN 6.8 Gears 5 Gamespot 7 IGN 9 Idk who to trust
You shouldn't be trusting any of them.
Not surprised tbh. The backstage showing was utterly poor.
Easy Allies if anything
I mean Gamespot has been anti xbox for years
idk if you can trust any reviews from anyone with this game. this seems to be a game you have to experience yourself and decide whether you enjoy it or not on your own. The story is so weird, but interesting that its like reading a book and deciding if you like the story or not. Kojima makes games around stories, not so much around gameplay. But thats why i purchased it. It does look fun, the story look weird but interesting (going off the trailers i have seen) can't wait to play it.
Personally I don't trust either, so what I usually do when in doubt is wait for YouTube reviewers: AngryJoe EasyAllies JimSterling SkillUp In the case of Death Stranding I meant to go in as blind as possible so my only uncertainty at this point is whether to wait for the YouTube reviews or not :)
Septic You completely missed his point. Your reply was not really a reply.
Try and find reviewers who have a track record of enjoying similar games to you, that's the best thing you can do in my opinion. For example, I generally find my tastes align really well with a lot of the Easy Allies so they are reviews I pay most attention too.
What this says if that everyone has an opinion and the game hits people differently. Kojima expected it to be polarizing. As it definitely is different from the MGS experience. I'm definitely interested in this
You trust none of them, by now with about 8 trailers you should know if you want to play it or not.
Some people have different tastes. Read the review and look for what you like in a game. Don't just focus on scores
Almost as if the people doing reviews for these companies aren't the same people playing the games every time.
IGN is an anti-sony partisan site. Im not familiar with gamespot’s history. IGN ive learned first hand over the years.
I'll trust my past history with Kojima games. I'll definitely be playing. I don't recall the last game which a site like IGN or any 'major' game site influenced my purchase decision.
IGN is definitely untrustworthy...Review was like asking a CoD fanboy to review MGS4. And the reviewer complaining about slow respawns lol xD
Everyone has different tastes in games so all reviews will be different. Honestly and unfortunately you have to trust your own review. Too bad PS doesnt have Gamepass it would have been practically free and if you didnt like it, uninstall it..
None of then are consistent as none of them have any kind of editorial standard on how to review a game.
All the way up to 86 now.
Very. I'm going to see what a close friend says, then make a decision based on his feedback.
@spinterboy You ever thought that people use reviews because they care not to waste resources.
@sprinterboy I've been doing that all my life. You got uppity over my cautiousness over a video game. That's odd. How does my caution affect you? You've never asked someone if a movie was worth seeing or a book worth reading? Start growing up now.
@sprinterboy 😂😂😂 what a dumb way to start the weekend....
What did he say?
Polarizing indeed, but it also seems like a game that would have been much better if it had another year of development under its belt. 1. Gameplay needed needed a bit more of an overhaul, with a reduced punishment from traversal (specifically inventory management walking.... as weird as that sounds), and a bit diversity and overworld combat. 2. Mission structure needs much more diversity besides being a huge fetch quest, and another year could have helped that. There also could have been more camps / factions in the overworld that were seeking different things which could have added more diversity and story elements. 3. Better traversal and fast travel system needed. Again a more balance inventory system for fun, instead of punishment, more traversal equipment / vehicles (running across a huge map is never fun, so having like fast climbing mountain gear, or faster vehicles, and power-ups like in the video where he's outrunning a truck would have been cool). And finally The umbrella should have more fast spawn points in a 2019 game, fast travel is a must. Overall it seems like a good game / good idea, that just needed more time, and should have been a PS4 / PS5 launch title. Another year and in development to focus on these things, and I don't think we would be seeing these 3 - 6 scores, and the 8 - 10 would be much more plentiful.
The reviews I'm seeing make it sound like a lot of the stuff you think needed another year was done intentionally. That it's supposed to feel like 'work' so that when you do come across a ladder or something left by another person that helps you out, it has a much bigger impact on you. I haven't played yet myself of course so it remains to be seen if that tradeoff is worth it for me, it certainly wasn't for some reviewers.
That sounds like 3 of my 4 complaints about rdr2. I'm still going to play the game though.
I can't wait to play this game in a week. I know it'll be out Friday but I'll have to wait until Monday.
Everyone knew this was coming. Extreme backpacking simulator was bound to fail. Its gonna be the next the order. Watch as the apologists move the goal posts again on this tire fire.
Defo a polarising title. Gamespot gave it a 9 while IGN gave it a 6.5. Some will truly love it and some will tear it to pieces. Still can’t wait to get my hands on this game!
Ign gives it a low score?? Its a guarantee buy from me.
Yup. Got my copy on order and looking forward to it.
What other 6.5/10 games from IGN have been worth buying?
@Si-Fly: Alien Isolation for me.
You must really love bad games. (Not saying that Death Stranding is bad, but games that have gotten a low score from IGN are truly crap. They usually rate games between 7-10 and the stuff below is usually horrible.
I don’t think DS is bad (cos clearly it isn’t) but this is gonna be the same situation as Days Gone where people got their hands on the game and praise the game and lambast the reviewers for giving the game low scores.
They've also given high scores to bad games, so to me, their scores are completely useless. Sometimes the actual content of their reviews is written well, but often isnt reflected in the score
Sad to think we got this instead of the Kojima, Del Toro, Reedus Silent Hill game. Konami did this. YOU DID THIS KONAMI!
yeah i’d much rather play that then this game, which i don’t think i’m gonna play. Maybe later i’ll give it a rental, but i don’t think i could do 45hrs of deliveries
I’ve listened to and read a few reviews now and and my worst fear (that the game is essentially a package delivery sim) turned out to be completely true, even the reviewers who are praising the game are saying that it has a repetitive gameplay loop of walking or driving to one location dropping off a delivery then rinsing and repeating but that the story is pretty good.
"repetitive gameplay loop" Meanwhile there are 15 - 20+ games out every year where the gameplay loop is goto a place and shoot some lads.
Don’t get me wrong I’m still intrigued and do plan on trying it, it’s just I wish there was more to it than just that and I’m sure you do too I feel like this game is going to be an experience rather than a game with much fun factor. Time will tell if it was money well spent.
Yeah I totally understand, that was just me venting as someone who is starting to get really sick of shooters. I am dying for something a bit different and as long as a game works the review score means very little to me, especially ign's.
Question is , is there any replay value? Is anyone really going to sit through this game again after beating it ?
Shoot some lads? Is that a quote from a Zero Punctuation video? 😂
Yeah you know there is bias when even the 10/10 scores are still saying the gameplay can be repetitive and tedious. SkillUp even straight out calls it a FedEx sim and most of the time you're just walking to destinations having to tediously watch your step or you can fall... How do systems like that, where players are calling tedious... still get a 10/10? Its crazy.
Because of everything in between? Isn’t shooting the same baddie 1000 times also tedious?