Death Stranding's Second Half Is Like 'Netflix Original Series'

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The game's story is said to be "a really weld done Netflix original series."
The game's story is said to be "a really weld done Netflix original series." Sony

There is a reason why a lot of Death Stranding fans are so envious of Sony's Shuhei Yoshida. The man has, after all, played about 10 hours of Hideo Kojima’s upcoming game. For Yoshida, the story can be compared to “a really well done Netflix original series.”

In case you did not know, Yoshida is the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, which only makes sense why he has access to Death Stranding so early. Just recently, he spoke to a Japanese gaming publication called Dengeki Online, and DualShockers translated the parts of the interview where he discusses the kind of experience he had playing the upcoming PS4-exclusive.

"In total I played around 10 hours from the beginning, but it still feels like it’s only starting," Yoshida explained. "Other people were there and would try the game simultaneously, including director Kojima, who showed me tons of ways to use Sam’s tools I didn’t think of myself."

You have already seen how the main character Sam Porter Bridges, who is played by The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, is capable of using practical objects like a telescoping ladder. He can even make use of items like grenades, which are made from his own blood. He can also traverse the post-apocalyptic United States to fight off the eerie "BT" creatures.

Kojima Productions gave players a good number of tools to help them deal with situations, most of which will require them to solve problems on their own terms. This style of gameplay is pretty noticeable in the Metal Gear series, and it is the type that is really far from everything most fans and players have seen or heard so far. Interestingly, Death Stranding is going to take the same approach.

"I’d compare the story to a really well done Netflix original series. It feels like I reached only half of that series, and there are still many possibilities for what could happen next. Also, I heard you’ll definitely cry when reaching the second half of the game. Kojima Productions’ staff told me this, and even the debuggers at Sony told me this as well,” Yoshida said.

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