Death Stranding: Fans React to the First Few Hours
The wait for Kojima Production’s Death Stranding is finally over, and fan reactions to this unique, existential delivery simulator are starting to roll in.Predictably, the responses to its first few hours have been mixed, whether they be from Reddit, IGN commenters, or even Metacritic user reviews – many of which are attempting to review bomb the game into oblivion.One prominent r/Games Reddit thread shows a diverse range of reactions, from both Metal Gear fans and Kojima newcomers. Some players are praising its story and entertainment value, while others are criticizing its relatively slow pacing.Another thread on r/DeathStranding is more widely positive, with one user saying they are “Absolutely in love.” In this thread, however, negative posts appear to be downvoted on sight, with positive reactions rising to the top.Conflicting sentiment on the Internet over Death Stranding’s first few hours is common, and it’s not unusual to see one viewpoint being valued over others simply for being positive or negative. Regardless of if fans think its first few hours are good or bad (here’s how we felt about Death Stranding’s first 10 hours), most everyone agrees Death Stranding is a unique experience.Death Stranding’s Pacing
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Death Stranding Is Bad? Every IGN PlayStation First-Party Exclusive ReviewIGN Readers React to Death StrandingSeveral IGN readers have taken to the comment sections of our Death Stranding articles, specifically our Death Stranding review, to give their first impressions of the game. These reactions to the early parts of the game are similarly mixed, with several still formulating their overall opinions of the game.Death Stranding’s Metacritic Review BombIt’s become standard for controversial high-profile games to get review bombed on Metacritic, and Death Stranding is certainly no different. As user scores for games on Metacritic currently aren’t vetted, it’s impossible to verify if any of the scores, positive or negative, are legitimate reactions – though considering the story will take most people at least 40 hours to finish, it’s almost impossible that any user reviews are from customers who have beaten the game.While the game is sitting at an overall 6.4, a huge amount of user scores for Death Stranding are, predictably, 0s and 10s.Death Stranding Buzzwords and TipsFor more on Death Stranding, check out our explanation of all its crazy buzzwords. If you’re getting stuck while playing, here’s how to kill (or avoid) BTs along with our Death Stranding walkthrough and guide. You could also just take a gander at these 61 tips and tricks to be a master transporter in Death Stranding.What do you think of Death Stranding so far? Is it a masterpiece? Is it a disappointment? Let us know in the comments below! Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to email@example.com.Colin Stevens IGN’s video game social coordinator. Follow him on Twitter.