Although players have requested an in-game MP3 player to fill the void, silence is an integral part of Death Stranding's overall atmosphere.
The game has an in game mp3 player featuring songs from the game - which are pretty dope and appropriate tbh. https://youtu.be/0siAhk2Dlg...
I'm enjoying this game quite a bit. It's got an addictive gameplay loop to me and the story holds up well. I don't mind the silence.
I gave it a shot, but I'm in the camp where the game just did nothing for me but keep me bored.
I really liked a lot of the ideas and innovation it brought forward. But the gameplay loop was just so boring. I understand the atmosphere being dull, considering the setting. But the gameplay loop just needed something more to keep it a bit more exciting rather than monotonous.
I stopped playing for months because every time I thought of playing I just got reminded of how boring it was. Eventually I did go back and I pretty much filled half of the world with ziplines and got through it. Between the uselessness of the bike, the random tripping, and every mission being a fetch it's a very hard game to click with
I completely understand some being bored. It starts off great and then there is a significant portion early on that are basic solitude runs with little incentive but the game does open up quite a bit in the back third and introduces some interesting gameplay mechanics with vehicles, zip-lines, mountaineering, and of course a significant kick up in story content which is great. It just takes a little too long to get there but once it did it had me hooked. I hear the changes made in the early game help in the Director's Cut though. Fascinating title and I'm glad it was made because it was unlike anything I had ever played before which is very rare these days.
Gah, I still need to play this! I've owned it for so long, and never even inserted the disc... I actually have quite a few games I still want to play on PS4, but I've held off on them until I get a PS5. I had to stop my playthrough of Ghost of Tsushima after playing some on my buddy's PS5. It just felt so much better with the smoother framerate and resolution. Games like that deserve to be played the best way possible.
God knows i tried my best to like this game.
I hope this game comes to PS+, I would definitely give it a shot.
I don’t what it was, but I could not put this game down even though I hated it at times. After beating it, I realized that this game is about the struggle. I think it was meant to be a chore to get through as a metaphor for how life can be a struggle.
The game isn't for everyone, but I did enjoy my time with the game. Clocked in 69 hrs my first playthrough and I'm currently playing the director's cut.
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