Rejoice! The long sought after and highly anticipated Kojima game is finally out and it's bloody beautiful looking. But, it all seems a little too familiar.
It's as much a Walking Simulator as Mario is a Jumping Simulator.
Or Sea of Thieves a boating simulator. "Walking simulator" is just the latest in disparaging buzzwords the haters have crafted to downplay the game. When they have little to actually legit complain about they find the simplest troll phrase they can and they roll with it.
He released his Clickbait article a little late, now that People can get their hands on it.
Dude,the term has existed for over a decade in gaming. I think you need to tone down the victim mentality.
SoT may not be a boating simulator but it is a pirate simulator. And a pretty fun one at that. And honestly, walking simulator can be used on pretty much any game where there is a copious amount of walking to get where you want to go. It's not a new term, by any means.
@ TK-66 I never said it was a new term I said its the latest to be used to attack THIS game, learn to read. Now you can tone down your bully mentality.
@darthv72 Never said it was a new term I said its the latest to be used to troll and downplay Death Stranding along with other terms like "fetch quest".
One of those is actually fun
One is a Dime a dozen, the other is a Diamond in the rough.
You're just salty. You call mario a jumping simulator -mario literally IS Jumpman. He debuted as "Jumpman" lmao ds didn't you don't have to get mad about video games 😂 if you enjoy ds play it. People that enjoy ds will not be able to convince others that its fun just like people that find it boring will never convince others that it's boring it's just how this game is it's not for everyone
Walk + jump = 50% more than just walk + walk
That's awesome Iceland is a really beautiful place, wouldn't mind "roaming" around in it.
FoH I'll just go to youtube and watch a damn drone video of Iceland for that. Now that I think about it Death Stranding should've been made as a PSVR exclusive.
You can't play Death Stranding on xbox man, so you might as well look up a youtube video. How can so many people that had no intentions of playing the game in the first place, have so many opinions about it?
It should have been made both ways to play,on screen & VR.
Will you though? Will you?
Not the same thing at all but you enjoy your drone video.
Go for it. If you like exploring on crazy beautiful places and where you don't need to be afraid of dangerous animals, Iceland is that, it's like walking around in an open world computer game, no rules just go anywhere..
Well except walking on the lava flows...you could disappear and never be seen again.
Same! Had my honeymoon in Iceland, place was incredible. Wanna go back and show my 11year old daughter Iceland. Think I'm just gonna pick this game up for that reason alone, (although there are others).
It's a great game. Just as much as Outer Worlds is a "Talking Simulator".
Haha this made me chuckle. I don't think 99% these critics even have the slightest understanding of journalism or game culture anymore. Walking simulator is term for a story heavy game that requires minimal gameplay, or more commonly known as an interactive storybook in first person.
What about a game where the main gameplay is literally walking and traversing???
That could be used to describe almost any game where you can walk around. What's important to defining it as a walking sim or not is what you can do in addition to just walking and traversing. Also, the ways in which you can walk and traverse, and what happens should you deviate from just walking and traversing. The people who want to call it a walking sim seem to not consider any of the part past just walking and traversing. Things which the reviews have described, and you'd think they read them all since they keep saying they read these reviews said that the game isnt fun, even though most of them dont say that
I watched a few hours of game play this morning, and besides sitting through hours of cut scenes all you do is walk and balance trying not to fall. This game is the very definition of walking simulator.
Comparing DS to an RPG - ouch.... You seem to be very frustrated with the Reviews. Poor Fanboy :)
Well consider me a "roaming simulator" fan, now!
holy shit! theres BTs, BBs, terrorists that live up to the name, sinking cities, and weapons made of peoples shit and piss in Iceland? stay the hell away from there lol
5 hours into it and LOVING it so far. The story seems like its going to be crazy good.
The downvotes are because you like the game? Damn
I guess people don't think I'm enjoying it....lol 10 hours into it now and liking it even more. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone but I love inventory management and exploration type games and this is definitely scratching that itch.
Another funny thing is I've spent more time on the motorcycle than on foot so I have no idea why people are calling it a walking simulator.
The last walking simulator I played was Hell blade but I actually enjoyed it. I don’t think Death Stranding is something I’m going to enjoy. I’ll wait for a major price cut then pick it up.
How was hells blade a walking simulator
Clearly you never played it and if you have you wouldn’t be asking that question.
I platinumd it on PS4 and 1000g on xbox try again. There was a lot of fighting albeit the combat system was extremely simple.
I'm waiting for it to come out on ps+ , wouldn't doubt that it will be one of the free games of the month when ps5 is released.
Then I am now a roaming simulator fan!!! They tried the same trolling tactics with Days Gone and failed.
Days gone was legitimately mediocre tho
No, it definitely wasnt perfect but that was a legitimately fun game, sorry (i know the success of that game hurts people)
The commercial success of Days Gone proves you totally wrong.
And No Mans Sky sold like a million copies at launch and was a commercial success. Good to know sales equals a great game to you guys! Although No Mans Sky is now a fantastic game...
Maybe mediocre is a bit harsh. A 71 metacritic rating isn't a failure in my books. I really wanted to love Days Gone. I just didn't think it met the standard that Playstation exclusives have been setting pretty regularly. I don't think it can stand next to God of War, The Last of Us, Spiderman, Horizon Zero Dawn, and now Death Stranding.
Mediocre compared to what other open wolrd zombie/freakers game? Legitimately? Says who? Did you even play the game? Because millions bought it and are still playing! The new challenges are so cool, but you dont even know what im talking.
@Waverider really so because I don't agree with your narrative that Days Gone isn't amazing I haven't played the game? Just look up my profile SmoothNinja LvL 20 trophy score. I just found BLANK person at BLANK camp after thinking she was BLANK. Story and characters are extremely forgettable. I hate Deacon his backstory with Sarah is yawn inducing and forcing to sit through those walking segments was excruciatingly painful. Also your logic is because it's the only zombie game that's open world, also incorrect, Dying Light anyone? It must be the greatest. 71 metacritic compared to an average of 90+ for most PS exclusives.. it was a disappointment.
@spicyram Mediocre games can still be fun... "i know the success of that game hurts people" Evidently not as much as the scores hurt the fans.
They did try to say that most of the reviews were negative, even though most were average to good, with mostly positive overall feelings from the average reviews.
“ Mediocre games can still be fun” And you’ll have to try hard to find that “fun”. This is why it is mediocre in the first place.
So that must make Everybody's Gone To The Rapture the walking simulator of rural England. If that's the case, fantastic - I'm in.
If you have walked in Iceland then you will be happy to play this game... Taking walking in Iceland over any other place, so that is absolutely a positive thing for me..
It's actually a decent read. The title does the article a disservice.
It is quite beautiful, and the gameplay is a blast. Ignore the out of touch game journos.
Gameplay is a blast? ....and journalists are out of touch. Come on, the gameplay is obviously the weakest part of DS. Almost every single review mentions a negative on account of gameplay. By all means, buy, play, and enjoy what you want. But you are being just as disingenuous as the reviewers who hit this game hard. Both the "omg, this game is unique 10/10" and the "this game is boring 5/10" crowds do the same thing to promote their opinion. When the truth is more middle ground.
Just picked up my pre-order from Gamestop,installing now so it'll be ready for me to play tonight after work along with some refreshing cocktails!!
I love Iceland.
Wonder if you can run into bjork in the game. I could see her being the baby in the jar
Lmao. Anyone's who has actually visited Iceland will laugh at this.
I'm enjoying this game so much
LOL. Ahh, the internet never disappoints.
The game is fantastic..
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