Death Stranding Launches In Just A Couple Of Weeks On The PS4; Gamers Are Anxious To Experience Its Unique Sci-Fi Themes

Death Stranding Launches In Just A Couple Of Weeks On The PS4; Gamers Are Anxious To Experience Its Unique Sci-Fi Themes
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2019 is about to draw to a close, but there are still a lot of great games set to come out for consoles and PC. That’s particularly true for the PS4. Although Sony is gearing up for the release of their next console, they’re still pumping out great titles as a final effort generate console sales. It’s a strategy they’ve done with every new console release.

This time, one of their bigger exclusives that’s garnering a lot of buzz is Death Stranding — the action-adventure game by the legendary Hideo Kojima. It’s set to release in just a couple of weeks (November 8), and by all accounts, this game is utilizing strangeness to its advantage.

It’s honestly one of the more unique games to come out in recent memory. Hideo certainly knows how to stand out amongst the pack, and his latest work could revolutionize the action-adventure genre moving forward.

The themes of uniting together are strong in Death Stranding. Hideo wanted to make something where users would cherish the relationships they make with other characters in the game, as well as online users. You see, the society in this game has become fragmented. It’s up to the main protagonist Sam — played by Norman Reedus — to bring humanity back together.

Accompanying him on his journeys is a baby named BB. It is wrapped up in a little pod in the front of Sam’s suit, and is used to establish a connection between the world of the living and dead.

The stranger aspects of this game come into play when Sam does. Upon doing so, he enters an upside down world that’s submerged in water. It’s a surreal experience, and upon returning to the real world, Sam realizes the actions he did before he died have affected some aspect of the present world.

Not only that, but there’s an element in this game called Timefall. It has the ability to age what ever it hits, be it structures or rocks. The enemies that Sam will run into also seem very nightmarish. For example, there’s one boss Sam is shown fighting in a gameplay trailer that resembles some sort of panther with dozens of arms. These are the types of visuals players can expect in this weird sci-fi game.

If you’ve been hoping to get your hands on the title, you only have to wait a couple of more weeks. For its novelty factor alone, it’s a must-play experience.