Gaming Death Stranding

NinjaFletch

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Just started this today. The artistic elements are certainly very nice, but I find it very confusing. I'm not really sure what i'm supposed to do when forging equipment and I have no idea why I'm running around with a baby fetus and I forgot what i'm supposed to do when its crying.
The correct answer to this is to go in to your game settings and turn off the controller volume so you can't hear it.
 

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Just started this today. The artistic elements are certainly very nice, but I find it very confusing. I'm not really sure what i'm supposed to do when forging equipment and I have no idea why I'm running around with a baby fetus and I forgot what i'm supposed to do when its crying.
You do what any good parent does and shake it until it stops!
 

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Just started this today. The artistic elements are certainly very nice, but I find it very confusing. I'm not really sure what i'm supposed to do when forging equipment and I have no idea why I'm running around with a baby fetus and I forgot what i'm supposed to do when its crying.
Only natural. In time you'll understand it, somewhat.
 

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Will do. Thank you.
I wouldn't do this tbh.

There a massive parenting angle in the game(BB is a core part of the story). If you're already finding BB annoying or too much, I would just quit the game and saved yourself the next 60 odd hours. As not giving a shit about the baby(forming a ''connection'')will make the game less impactful imo.

Plus BB is also there as an incentive to not fall over. In terms of gameplay it's another balancing mechanic.
 

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Personal I wouldn't do this.

There a massive parenting angle in the game(BB is a core part of the story). If you're already finding BB annoying or too much, I would just quit the game as not giving a shit about the baby(forming a ''connection'')will make the game less impactful imo.

Plus BB is also there as an incentive to not fall over. In terms of gameplay it's another balancing mechanic.
Okay will do. Thank you.
 

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I wouldn't do this tbh.

There a massive parenting angle in the game(BB is a core part of the story). If you're already finding BB annoying or too much, I would just quit the game and saved yourself the next 60 odd hours. As not giving a shit about the baby(forming a ''connection'')will make the game less impactful imo.

Plus BB is also there as an incentive to not fall over. In terms of gameplay it's another balancing mechanic.
Tbf, I made it to the mountains before I did it, but I did a huge amount of my exploring during the bit of the game were you're seperated from him too.

I think I hated more how annoying the combination of buttons to quiet him down was, how frustrating the two slow motion moments are when BTs are near, and how obnoxious the sound coming through the controller is. Maybe if I'd put it through the TV to start I'd have hated that little cnut less.
 

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I think I hated more how annoying the combination of buttons to quiet him down was, how frustrating the two slow motion moments are when BTs are near, and how obnoxious the sound coming through the controller is. Maybe if I'd put it through the TV to start I'd have hated that little cnut less.
The game by design or accident has a tendency to completely overwhelm the player on just about everything. There's so much to remember and when things go wrong it's like a house of cards falling over. The one big criticism for me is that the game is pretty inaccessible to people who don't play games regularly. The core gameplay of walking around is simple enough but everything is like a maze of menus and information. I was a good 10+ hours in before I realised you could do really big running jumps. I'm sure the game told me at one point but it was lost in the sea of information the game gives you(Mostly within the first few hours). The same with the two slow motion moments with the BT's, which are awful. There's a way to turn them off in the menus(Which everybody should do)but I didn't find this out until I was nearing the end of the game.

Agree with you on the controller, for whatever reason the crying is far more annoying when its coming through that. I ended up switching to the tv although certain boss fights I had to switch it off completely because the crying just didn't stop. I can't blame people for finding it annoying because well it's very annoying. Overall I did quite like the little inactions with BB. The way it would get excited whenever you went on a zip line or hit a boost pad with a vehicle and how if you go to sleep BB will wake up and perform little actions like a thumps up or copy the way Sam is sleeping. Having to look after a baby in jar for 60+ hours is a very Kojima to talk about parenting.

As annoying as BB was throughout my time, the final deliver mission was such a gut punch(Even though I sort knew what was going to happen in the end).
 

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"Tedious" must be a word created to describe this game. Can't believe it. In chapter 2 I make a journey step by step throughout the whole map, I'm now close to Port Knot City, but no, I have to return to the very first area of the game to get an order I have to deliver to Port Knot City, traversing the fecking whole map I had already traversed again.

What a chore.
 

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"Tedious" must be a word created to describe this game. Can't believe it. In chapter 2 I make a journey step by step throughout the whole map, I'm now close to Port Knot City, but no, I have to return to the very first area of the game to get an order I have to deliver to Port Knot City, traversing the fecking whole map I had already traversed again.

What a chore.
Yeah it is very tedious. A slow, slow game. Especially at the beginning.
 

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"Tedious" must be a word created to describe this game. Can't believe it. In chapter 2 I make a journey step by step throughout the whole map, I'm now close to Port Knot City, but no, I have to return to the very first area of the game to get an order I have to deliver to Port Knot City, traversing the fecking whole map I had already traversed again.

What a chore.
Loved it
 

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I actually bought a Low Roar album a bit back and I really like it. Yes it's a much less opaque Radiohead but every time I play it I'm reminded of this game.