These days, encountering true innovators in their respective fields has become increasingly scarce. Even more so, in the video game industry. Besides, video games mean big business. All too often, developers and publishers will opt to abide by current market trends in a bid to boost commercial success, as opposed to cooking up creative concepts.
In truth, Death Stranding is a title unlike any other—both from a gameplay perspective and in the way it challenges the player on a philosophical level. Upon release, video game auteur Hideo Kojima’s latest brainchild may not have convinced all the critics. Even so, that apparent split in overall acceptance is real of all expressive artforms across mediums.