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Started by vinraith, April 28, 2009, 02:49:48 PM

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celedhring

Is it any good? I kinda got Kojima fatigue around Metal Gear V.

Tamas

Quote from: celedhring on December 26, 2022, 02:57:55 AMIs it any good? I kinda got Kojima fatigue around Metal Gear V.

The bug secret of the game is that it is not challenging at all. It pretends to be and it is fun while you believe the ruse. Once you realise the environmental puzzles which are the entire game don't really matter (e.g. you gradually unlock more advanced tools to help with carrying stuff around harder terrain, only to realise you don't need it), it becomes kinda lame. The story itself is of course all kinds of silly.

In fact, story-wise, the only question is whether Kojima is genuinely the most terrible writer ever to achieve commercial success, or he was experimenting to see how much he can get away with and still maintain his fans' adoration.

Josquius

I've heard it's either excellent or utter trash. From what I've heard of the way it works it seems like the kind of experience over gameplay thing that appeals to me so I'm keen to give it a go.

I didn't even get past MGS3 there. Found it too fiddly. MGS5 was the one where it was taken out of his hands and released unfinished right?
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Tamas

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I liked MGS5 except for the slow and elaborate torture cutscenes, especially the elaborate torture of the bikini-clad sniper lady.

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Quote from: Tamas on December 26, 2022, 10:08:34 AMI liked MGS5 except for the slow and elaborate torture cutscenes, especially the elaborate torture of the bikini-clad sniper lady.

Yes, that sounds like it's dated very rapidly; and for the best.
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From what I've seen Death Stranding is one of those experiences where you have to get into the mindset of accepting its premises/clich├ęs and world building without pulling at some of the loose ends too much. Not a bad thing, I think, but I feel going in expecting a tightly woven, meticulously crafted watertight narrative can lead to disappointment. Kojima IMO is less about such stories and more about fever-dream emotional experiences, I guess?
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