The thing that really stood out to me was just how simple this game is at its core. Death Stranding is a game about walking. As Sam Porter Bridges (or as you probably know him, Normal Reedus trapped in the uncanny valley), you are tasked with walking from the East coast of America to the West, reactivating various communication nodes along the way in an effort to spread a message of hope to a nation that has become fragmented and disconnected, taking the idea of unity to pockets of an isolated populous that trades in ambivalence rather than love. That is Death Stranding.
And so you will walk. You will retrace the steps of Amelie, daughter of the President of the United Cities of America, who embarked on her own East to West journey with a convoy sometime before the game kicks into gear. She did this in an attempt to establish a network of communication relays across the country, a network that could deliver a message of unity from her mother, Bridget, who also happens to be on death’s door. That message is that every problem in the world needn't be solved by force; instead, it is hope that can bring us all together.
This is necessary after Central Knot City was destroyed in a terrorist attack – through the use of irresponsible 'Void Outs', the act of coming back from the 'Other Side', from the game's central antagonists. This has pushed pockets of civilization to disconnect themselves from the government and from each other in fear, choosing to instead go it alone in the wildlands.
Dono if this deserves its own thread Plainview
Q: What is DEATH STRANDING: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
A: It’s a collection of new music from artists, producers, and musicians who have been inspired by the world of DEATH STRANDING, the latest video game by legendary creator Hideo Kojima for the PlayStation 4 system.
Q: Will this include music from the game?
A: This album is made up of original music inspired by the game.
Q: When will DEATH STRANDING: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)be available?
A: DEATH STRANDING: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding) will be available on November 8, 2019
I think this might be the first game where after having seen 20 plus minutes of video on it I still can't decide if it's something I even want to play. I've not gotten the impression it looks like a "fun" game, but I also don't see it delivering any sort of deep and meaningful narrative experience. It just looks so deliberately enigmatic that I don't know if it's genuinely interesting, or just a dull mess hidden behind a veil of concoted profoundness.