Stranding of the Death Nov 9, 2019 0:58:33 GMT -5
Post by Cobra King Mohamdu on Nov 9, 2019 0:58:33 GMT -5
The work that shall become a genre in and of itself shall be known as, Death Stranding.
In this thread we discuss the latest masterstroke of divisive vidyakino from our Lord and savior himself, Hideo Kojima.
I really hate to be the one to say it, but Mr Kojimjambles has truly outdone himself this time. Stop and imagine for a minute, what if we lived in a world where by far the most courageous, noble and fearless human beings on Earth, were deliverymen? This was the question Kojimbo asked himself; and the answer, was Death Stranding. The ultimate plebfilter game ever created.
Within the first 5 minutes I immediately realized I was playing the single most kinographic video game of all time, bar none. Not to mention the Kojima Productions logo itself nearly melted my fucking face off. Suddenly I'm overwhelmed with the urge to strap several ladders to my body, clip a pair of boots to my hip, grow my hair long and my beard wild and start running around carrying random shit on my back, stealing random packages from people and doing absolutely everything to be the greatest porter on planet Earth. In all seriousness, the very careful and methodical gameplay style coupled with the atypical insanity we've come to expect from Kinojima has created an experience that many may find tiresome or stressful, but for someone like me the game is absolute zen.
I don't think I've ever related more to any video game character more than Sam Porter Bridges: a boomer full of hardworking, fearless kinetic energy, trapped in a post-apocalyptic society of cowards, pseudo-intellectuals and shut-ins who do not in any kind of honestly know the meaning of a hard day's work; a man who very simply, delivers. I myself feel dissimilar to those around me in this modern, convoluted age, and the idea of a world where a simple minded, boots to the ground logistical worker is the greatest hero mankind could hope for, is one that I'm very much OK with.
In a world gone absolutely mad, the sanest man left is a guy who just wants to get shit done. This truly is the 'Joker' of video games, a work of art so bold and absolutely kino from beginning to end, that it leaves the door wide open to debate both the merits, flaws and absolutely profound moments within the work from beginning to end.
The supporting cast is also excellent. Troy Baker, Lindsay Wagner, Margaret Qualley, Tommie Earl Jenkins and Mads Mikkelsen especially put on incredible performances, in possibly the first type of performance of its kind, to support the infectious delivery of practically everything that Norman Reedus does as Sam Porter Bridges.
Also Hideo put in his good friend and also infamously divisive kinographer, Nicolas Winding Refn in the game. This man created such masterworks of kino such as the Pusher Trilogy, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only Allah Forgives, The Neon Demon and Too Old to Die Young (which actually featured the favour returned, with Hideo Kojima himself playing a cameo role)
Seriously, Nic Refn pulls that pose in EVERY single picture.
Also you have to love all the random absolutely ridiculous shit that Kojima puts within his games just to flesh out the world itself. Kind of want this necklace to be honest.
Also I'm really digging the Ludens sunglasses and Bridges hat. Almost thinking of buying them.
I'll leave here possibly the greatest review by the greatest games journalist of all-time, Tim Rogers
All in all whether you love this game or hate it, I think everyone should appreciate that a AAA produced title like this can even exist and be produced at all. People will be discussing and debating this game for decades, and to me that solidly places it as a true work of art instantly. The gameplay is actually fun and different from every other game, delivering things and building around the world itself becomes strangely addictive and cathartic. I can't wait to make it to the end of this wild ride.
Thank you Mr. Kojima, you make good vidya.