Death Stranding Director's Cut Review – GameSpot

Even while trying to nudge itself towards something more approachable, there is still nothing quite like this game.

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LucasRuinedChildhood28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

From looking at the 2 reviews getting the most attention on N4G right now, you'd honestly think this has a Metacritic of around 60.

Currently at 87. What's with the negativity, lads?

Tacoboto28d ago

People love freaking out over nothing. IGN's is the most commented it seems here - scored a 7 - which is better than the 6.8 they scored the original.

FanboysKiller28d ago

I hate them more when they're trying to explain what each score means to them like we don't already know but we all know it's bs.

ElvisHuxley28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

People I think were expecting a generic action game, this game does something unique and different. As much as people complain about devs never doing anything new, they complain when one does. Not everyone obviously, but I think a lot of people simply didn't get it. The game tells a story through every medium, from the dialogue, to the art, to yes, even the gameplay. They weren't going for some generically addictive gameplay loop, clearly. People by and large have judged the game on what they wanted or expected it to be, not what it is.

EvertonFC28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

The old moan it's the same moan if it's different argument lol.
It amazes me gamers sometimes, never happy.
The games basically a walking sim, with inventory management with a awesome story.
I don't get what gamers find hard to fathom.
You even like these games or you dont.
The problem is most people who reviewed the game for gaming websites IGN, KFG etc don't like inventory management or walking sims so why get them to review it in the 1st place.

ElvisHuxley28d ago

@EvertonFC I think even calling it a walking sim is oversimplifying it. The gameplay is tied to the story, you're literally acting out the plot. You're carrying the heaviest load you can across difficult terrain. Bearing your cross if you will, in order to improve a seemingly hopeless world. A timeless story, but an effective one. Rather than disconnect the story from the gameplay, it's all woven together. It's pretty rare to have gameplay mechanics be part of the narrative, usually you just get some generic tried and true gameplay loop. It was pretty refreshing to see IMO, and it worked if you got it, and didn't think it was just some arbitrary busywork to fill in the gameplay.

UltraNova28d ago


You get it my friend.

CaptainHenry91628d ago (Edited 28d ago )

"What's with the negativity?"

It's probably because it's on PS5

Aloymetal28d ago

Exactly. This game is just another game for PS users and it's great but it could easily be the game of the gen for another certain platform.

Snakeeater2528d ago

No i love my ps5, this game is not for everyone. That’s what the Sony fanboy don’t understand that not all exclusive should get 10/10 form everyone.

The game look really good but it’s just not fun to play.

Sgt_Slaughter28d ago

The irony. Mostly everything non-PS4/PS5 related on this site for years has gotten unnecessary negativity and stories in the Pending queue take longer than Sony stories. It's a pro-PlayStation site through and through.

Snakeeater2528d ago

The review should be divided in two

Art direction 10/10
Fun factor 2/10

Nyxus28d ago

I disagree, I thought the game was fun. It's a matter of taste.

Snakeeater2528d ago

Yes that’s what a review is all about

Nyxus28d ago

So why are you saying their review 'should' be different?

Snakeeater2528d ago

Because a review is not a dictature,
I still can say my opinion

CaptainHenry91628d ago

That's subjective and a matter of opinion, right ✅ 🤔

Aloymetal28d ago

Another great review, nice! Bunch of 8's 9's and even 10's