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  • Summary: Besieged by death's tide at every turn Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding?Besieged by death's tide at every turn Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 86 out of 111
  2. Negative: 3 out of 111
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 18, 2020
    100
    Death Stranding is creating a new game genre and therefore paves its own path towards more interactive experiences. It is a brave work thanks to its novelty, which fortunately is not a bragging right for its creators, as it may have seemed, but an exceptional title that will reward the brave who play it. [Issue#299]
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    100
    Following years of mysterious anticipation, Death Stranding delivers on all fronts. An accomplished, fascinating set of gameplay mechanics allow you to make deliveries the way you want to, while social features let the game live on once you've put the controller down. It may become slightly tiresome as you hit the halfway mark, but the phenomenal narrative is on hand to pick things back up again and its outstanding visuals are the cherry on top. Death Stranding doesn’t raise the bar for any particular genre, it creates an entirely new one.
  3. 95
    Death Stranding is not a “fun” game, but it’s an important and meaningful experience that earns its payoff through every bit of frustration and slog. Its a look at life and death, connection and solitude; a game about building up what matters most and supporting each other selflessly. You’ll be bored at times and downright frustrated at others, but it comes with a great reward at the end that is made sweeter by the trials that precede it. It’s brilliantly unique in its design and implementation of online elements.
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    90
    Death Stranding is one of those epic games where you reach the ending after many, many hours and you have the sense that you played something unique, fresh and a game that could be a comparative point for other games to come. Kojima reaffirms our acknowledgment for his talent of creating engrossing worlds, both in terms of lore and visuals, with well-designed gameplay. What drags it down from a higher grade is its overreliance in, basically, one quest type and the utterly derivative action sequences (thankfully not many of them).
  5. Nov 21, 2019
    80
    Death Stranding might be the most unique AAA game of the generation, with an addictive core gameplay loop that manages to combine a new concept with tried-and-true design philosophies, and a story that - while messy - has a sweet emotional core that’s likely to stick with players long after the credits roll.
  6. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Death Stranding is, first of all, a game which, tries, experiments, and is full of ideas. Playing the role of the lonely Sam Porter Bridges, the player is connected with everyone else thanks to a clever system of collaboration, which works really well thanks to a thoughtful game design. But to enjoy the long run through what seems to be the most beautiful Iceland landscape, you will have to go through a thick, complex and most of all tedious story, which seems to never know when to stop, or being simply essential.
  7. Nov 1, 2019
    35
    Death Stranding is an irredeemable piece of garbage that should serve as a warning to publishers who give developers carte blanche to create ‘art’.

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  1. Nov 10, 2019
    10
    Um game excelente com boa história,gameplay inovador com ótimos personagens.
  2. Dec 24, 2019
    10
    Death stranding is an extraordinary accomplishment by Hideo Kojima. A game that tells a simple story in a idiosyncratic manner. A game thatDeath stranding is an extraordinary accomplishment by Hideo Kojima. A game that tells a simple story in a idiosyncratic manner. A game that delivers jaw dropping visuals with an immense beautiful, insanely stunning backdrop. The gameplay loop is so immersive, even down to its control mechanics that’ll pull you into this world and never let go until the end. Follow suit an amazing original score and soundtrack that’ll pull every emotion out of you while on this adventure. Please be patient with this game. Take your time and look around. Take a moment to appreciate the splendor of the game, for the game itself appreciate you. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    The story is interesting and engaging, the gameplay is fun and relaxing, I really enjoyed the experience and was really excited to see eachThe story is interesting and engaging, the gameplay is fun and relaxing, I really enjoyed the experience and was really excited to see each turn the story provided. It was great, especially the hades segments. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2019
    9
    Just finished it a couple days ago, and I loved the game honestly. I found it incredibly entertaining and couldn't put it down for really anyJust finished it a couple days ago, and I loved the game honestly. I found it incredibly entertaining and couldn't put it down for really any of my 40 hours.
    The human combat I thought was really engaging, if not basic on the whole notwithstanding a handful of dramatic and dynamic boss fights, and the stealth around BTs was heart pounding from start to finish.
    There's flaws sure, it could've used a bit more polish, but the point of the game was to avoid combat not for stealth purposes like MGS, but for human purposes tied to the message Kojima's sending about bringing people together rather than tearing them apart.
    The toll combat takes on you in this game is massive, both in the cargo you have to carry to be "good" in a gunfight and in the damage you can take whether physically or to your precious deliveries. Also, engaging in potentially lethal scenarios runs the risk of triggering a void out that (in universe) could obliterate cities.
    So I liked how they go for engaging moment to moment gameplay of watching your surroundings and managing inventory instead, makes the themes and story punch way harder.
    I think overall the whole experience would've been tainted by going for the traditional route of having a ton of fights and standard gunplay, but the trade off was making a pretty divisive and potentially alienating system and game world that not everyone's gonna like.
    The music, environment, attention to detail, and stellar performances from the entire cast also deserve to be mentioned, as all of them were incredibly impressive.
    It's unfortunate how divisive this game turned out to be, but I think it's good that people can now either avoid the game by knowing it's not for them, or dive in and really get the purest experience possible if they're interested in what Kojima and his team are trying to do, hence why the in game community is as incredible as it is.
    Easily one of my favorite games of the decade, and one I don't think I'll stop thinking about and playing for a long time. I understand it's not for everyone, but it is also far from the "trash" many people will try to convince you it is. If you have the time and are interested in the story, definitely pick it up, if you think you'd get frustrated by the having to manually balance your cargo, you probably will and should just look up the story on YouTube instead. For those who do manage to immerse themselves in the game however you'll find nothing short of a masterpiece that rewards your determination in spades.
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  5. Nov 10, 2019
    8
    eath Stranding è un’opera autoriale nel vero senso della parola. Il medium videoludico in questo frangente viene spinto oltre il mero scopo dieath Stranding è un’opera autoriale nel vero senso della parola. Il medium videoludico in questo frangente viene spinto oltre il mero scopo di divertimento inteso come riprodurre tematiche action o situazioni che richiedano prontezza di riflessi. Si tratta di qualcosa di diverso che richiede un metro di giudizio adeguato: si tratta di un videogioco basato sulla narrativa di un’esperienza unica, il cui scopo è di rendere il giocatore partecipe di un immenso ed estenuante viaggio di riconnessione, che per Sam è tutt’altro che divertente. Ci scontriamo quindi con due lati: 1) Dover rimanere divertente perchè si tratta di un videogioco; 2) Allontanare dal divertimento per rendere realistico l’immedesimarsi in Sam, in ció che prova durante il suo viaggio. Death stranding è una continu antitesi, dal concept del gioco a ció che suscita nel giocatore, come dimostrato dai 10 e dagli 0-1 dati al gioco. È questo il bello di questo videogioco, ognuno puó percepirlo in modo completamente diverso rispetto ad un altro, così come l’esperienza di gioco. Non a tutti piacerebbe il doversi cimentare in ore di camminate per riconnettere un mondo di gioco se il gioco stesso non suscita la spinta emotivo/narrativa per svolgere tale compito e immergersi in quel mondo. Chi non si immedesima in Sam e non si sente parte del mondo di death stranding odia il gioco, chi vi si immedesima ci si immerge completamente. Nessuno di questi due casi rappresenta il lato “giusto”, ognuno ha libertà di lasciarsi o meno andare a qualcosa, amare o meno qualcosa. Per questo è complicato dare un voto a un gioco così “relativo”, sarebbe dare un voto alla possibilità di emozionarsi per qualcosa, alla voglia di immergersi in qualcosa, qualcosa di diverso. Possiamo solo elogiare un immenso comparto tecnico, in modo inappellabile. Possiamo elogiare la maestosa capacità narrativa. Non possiamo invece valutare il divertire in senso stretto. Non è un gioco perfetto, per tutti. Date una possibilità a death stranding se siete disposti ad immergervi in un mondo “strano”, surreale, reso nel migliore dei modi, ma se siete disposti a prendere sulle spalle il peso dell’odissea di Sam e tutto ció che ne deriva. Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2019
    4
    No a really fun game, just a movie more than a game, a good casting, good music, but bad gameplay, really boring, just walking simulator, youNo a really fun game, just a movie more than a game, a good casting, good music, but bad gameplay, really boring, just walking simulator, you just need to send items to another cities(or industries) walking or with your motocycle, but really, boring.
    The online mode(they said would be something new), is just something like Dark Souls mode, you can send messages to another players or build things to help this player(never staying in the same game of course), just if you are in the way for first time you will find some things like ladders to help you yo cross rivers, for example, nothing new...
    When you see a enemy(no EV) you can kill al the enemies easy with only 3 punches, and i finished the game in hard! Is this a joke? The game is really easy!
    Even when you need walk aside the EVs, if you are walking crouch and slow, is really easy walk around over them.

    This game for me is the worst i ever played for a long time.
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  7. Jul 5, 2020
    0
    Скучный геймплей, ужасный интерфейс, отвратительное управление байком, совершенно не интересные герои, нет привязки к персонажам, Кодзима неСкучный геймплей, ужасный интерфейс, отвратительное управление байком, совершенно не интересные герои, нет привязки к персонажам, Кодзима не гений, снимите с него уже корону. Expand

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