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Death Stranding Play Test Report Teases Tears and Feelings Aplenty

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Death Stranding Play Test Report Teases Tears and Feelings Aplenty

Death Stranding might make you cry a lot according to a report by Hideo Kojima’s personal asistant, who has spent the last month testing the game.

We’re just a couple of months away from the release of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, so you may want to use the time constructively to stock up on tissues.

Today, Hideo Kojima’s personal assistant Ayako Terashima posted on Twitter about her experience playtesting the game, also mentioning three different difficulty modes. 

Initially she talks about the longest and toughest mission within the game, set on a cold and steep snowy mountain. There is a gentle tune playing when the snow gives way to a meadow, and Terashima-san mentions that a warm wind blows in her heart, making her feel uplifted as the destination comes into view, while being supported by those she has helped thus far, connecting the United States back together.

Near the end of the game, there is a scene that made her cry no matter how many times she has watched it at work. Sam’s words cause her feelings to synchronize with his in a way that can only be achieved via many hardships and accomplishments, and spending many hours with the game’s protagonist. She is shaken by those emotions and she’s crying like at a movie.

After finishing the game, she mentions that the intensity of her feelings cannot be measured. She could not let go of the tissues until the very end. 

There are movies that focus on entertainment, some focus on art, some focus on society, but Death Stranding covers it all. The song is so good, and she has never seen such an intellectually stimulating game.

She has been playing Death Stranding for a month in-between work since August 6. Since she is a beginner with games, she’s playing in very easy mode.

According to her, the vey easy mode is perfect for movie fans who don’t usually play games, or RPG users [who aren’t used to action games.]

On the other hand if you like action games, playing on Normal or Hard is recommended.

She concludes by mentioning that Mads Mikkelsen wins the award for best actor. 

If you want to know more about Death Stranding, you can take a look at the latest trailers from Gamescomanother trailer, the previous one, and its Japanese version with additional footage and a different song.

You can also enjoy another recent gallery of beautiful images, and a second one, more showing the first images in color,  another showing how you’re prompted to rest and sleep in the game, one focusing on diverse environments, one showcasing beautiful water and more, another featuring snow and clouds, and one focusing on canyons and cliffs.

Recently, we also saw the official box art for the first time.

Death Stranding will release exclusively for PS4 on November 8, 2019.

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