It may surprise you, but Death Stranding humor will be there to contrast the darker moments. Expect humor to be similar to the Metal Gear franchise.
Speaking with Glixel, Hideo Kojima was quick to clarify the game’s direction. “I don’t have a dark mindset in particular. Death Stranding is not a horror game,” he said. “I just wanted to make something that looks very unique, something you haven’t seen before, something with a more artistic slant to it. I’m not pursuing a dark aspect to the game.”
After watching the first two trailers, it still may be hard to believe there will be any Death Stranding humor, but Kojima believes it is very important. “You play a game for a very long time – Death Stranding is a big game, too – and you put stress on the player and you lead them through peaks and valleys,” he explained. “Humor is an important aspect to make sure the player can enjoy playing across these peaks and valleys.”
Later on, Kojima went on to explain why Kojima Productions chose to make Death Stranding their first game. The deciding factor was that it best appeals to the current gaming market.
“We ended up choosing the game that – first of all – would be best for the market, and the one we were most enthusiastic about making. That was Death Stranding. It wasn’t an idea that we’d had for a long time, it was really a new idea.”
While he doesn’t directly reference what makes it appealing, it is easy to figure out. Death Stranding is an open world game that features online multiplayer. Both of these features are very popular in AAA games right now.
We are still a long ways off from the game’s release. As we continue to find out a little more each month, maybe we can catch a glimpse of the Death Stranding humor Kojima is referring to.
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