Death Stranding Director’s Cut (2021) Video Game Review

Title: Death Stranding Director’s Cut.

Release Date: 2021.
Console (played on): PlayStation 5.
Console (Also available on): PC (Not the director’s cut).
Mode(s): Single-Player.
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama.
Developer: Kojima Productions.
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Director(s): Hideo Kojima.
Producer(s): Hideo Kojima, Kenichiro Imaizumi, James Vance & Ken Mendoza.
Designer(s): Hideo Kojima.
Composer(s): Ludvig Forssell.
Voice Actor(s): Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Troy Baker, Margaret Qualley, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Jessi Corti, and many more!

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.


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Death Stranding (2021) is out on the PlayStation 5 since September 24th 2021.

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25 thoughts on “Death Stranding Director’s Cut (2021) Video Game Review

  1. Reading this and then watching the preview took me on a tangent of thoughts about how some of these games are now really interactive movies, which I find fascinating. And thinking ahead to the various advancements with AR and VR and the pushes to create “metaverses” I can only wonder at what these experiences might one day be. And I realize I’m not very interested in them anymore. These days I’d rather go outside and see the real world. But when I look back to younger days I would have been so excited about all this and wanted to not only experience but be a part of creating it. I’m not sure I have a point today, more just observations on technology, society and different stages of life. This looks like a fascinating game and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I absolutely love the visuals some of these folks can create, and as you said the soundtrack really helps immerse us in the experience.

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    1. And that’s what I love about the video game industry. It constantly evolves. Sure, we already have AR and VR but for hardcore gamers, what’s currently available isn’t there yet but we’re inching closer to things we used to only imagine in fiction! I do understand how, with time and experience, we lean towards exploring the real world rather than these virtual ones but I’ve grown with these all my life and have watched it all evolve with me and I sort of believe that I’ll always make room for this hobby in my life just because of what it opens up to me, especially when I see it as another form of story-telling that gives me something that other mediums can’t hahaha I am glad to be able to share this with y’all just to share my experience with these and to emphasize what these stories have to offer! 😀 Thanks for reading, Todd!

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    1. Hahahahaah coming from someone who enjoys reading body horror Eastern culture literature, that’s funny. 😛 Then again, I agree. It took some time to warm up to that baby!

      Yes, I have! Been a fan since the original two games on the PS3 and I’m patiently waiting for a surprise announcement for a new installment! I assumed your husband has been playing Second Son lately? 😀

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