Death Stranding is a title shrouded in mysteries. Its creator, Hideo Kojima, has recently decided to share one of its secrets. If you believe his words, Death Stranding can be a really boring game at first, and the real fun only starts when you get to know at 50% of the content.
Death Stranding is Kojima's first game after parting with Konami, under whose wings he created all his greatest hits. No wonder, then, that the creator has a particularly ambitious approach to the game. He has already stressed before that this is a completely new genre, which many people may not understand. Recently, in an interview with GameReactor during the Tokyo Game Show 2019, Kojima added fuel to the fire, claiming that the game could be boring until we complete 50% of the content:
"Some people say it’s almost like the movie Alien, where you are gradually finding out what the whole world is about, what you can do and not do. Maybe it gets really fun when you have completed 50 percent of the game. The player, like in shooters and other genres, go into the game with a known rule and you think you know what a game is about. I didn’t want to have that feeling. Everyone should start from ground zero. Not knowing how to pick up and play the game. What I have shown makes you puzzled, but it all really makes sense when you play the game."
This is undoubtedly a strange decision on the part of the creator. Hardly any studio can afford a similar move. Few players will be able to make it to these 50% of the game to see how interesting it starts to be.
The launch of Death Stranding is scheduled for November 8, 2019. The title will only be available to PlayStation 4 users.
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