Death Stranding is already considered one of the best survival games of 2019 and it’s not even released. When you watch a Death Stranding trailer it is clear that it’s exciting, mysterious and full of rich and original story. But if someone would ask you to explain what is this game, what it’s about it, would you have a clear answer? Probably not. But don’t worry you’re not the only one.
After reading the backstory of the Death Stranding world in Death Stranding website we can get a pretty clear picture of the games story.
What’s Death Stranding about?
“In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the globe, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With otherworldly creatures plaguing the landscape, and mass extinction imminent, it’s up to Sam Porter Bridges to travel across the ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation.”
Main character in the game – Sam Porter has to carry big amounts of cargo to achieve the main purpose in this game is to “reunite a broken nation”. The character has to go through various challenges like protecting your life supplies from bandits, navigate this world through dangerous paths, finding ways to go where you need to go, even by building bridges etc. All while trying to avoid monsters that are called Beached Things.
Why everyone is excited about Death Stranding ?
What sets this video game apart from other games is its approach to death. When you die in this game you don’t get just a “Game over” screen. Instead of that the game actually couldn’t be far from over, because “you’ll find yourself in an upside-down realm, searching for a way back to the living.”
In most video games violence is required and necessary, but in Death Stranding it seems that non-violent approaches are very possible and maybe even encouraged, because another quote from the official website says: “Choose your combat methods carefully, as killing your foe is almost never the solution — and every death carries a consequence.”
The game will have an asynchronous multiplayer feature and players will be able to help other players in game, send them supplies or help by showing safe houses and also as the site says: “Walk in the footsteps of fellow couriers to reunite civilization.”
Kojima Productions statement about Death Stranding
Kojima Productions sum up Death Stranding gameplay with their statement:
“People have created “Walls” and become accustomed to living in isolation. “Death Stranding” is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the “Strand” or connection. As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or “Strands” with other players around the globe. Through your experience playing the game, I hope you’ll come to understand the true importance of forging connections with others.”
There is still a huge mystery cloud around Death Stranding, but the wait is not so long, since the release date is finally announced – November 8th. All that’s left is pre-order Death Stranding and wait.