Ever since the first Metal Gear Solid back on the PS1, Hideo Kojima’s games have been known for their insane attention to detail, with each game in this classic series packed with easter eggs, gameplay quirks, and offbeat, fourth-wall breaking moments.
With Death Stranding, Kojima has a blank slate with which to craft an intriguingly bizarre game, and from what we’ve seen so far, he has not slacked on the strangeness. In Death Stranding, Kojima really wants you to feel like you are embodying Sam Bridges (Norman Reedus), and as such has included an insane amount of detail in the things you can do with him. Here are some of the strangest details we have noticed in Death Stranding.
1. BB bathtime
Your BB (or Bridge Baby) is your closest companion in Death Stranding, so it’s only fitting that you get to enjoy a rejuvenating dip in a hot spring together. You can even sing to your BB, which will increase it’s happiness levels. Aw.
2. Death Aesthetic
Just because you are on a mission to save the world with a baby strapped to your chest, doesn’t mean you can’t look stylin’. As well as customising Sam’s look, you can also change your safe house to your aesthetic tastes, by changing the colour of the walls and add decorations such as toys resembling Mads Mikkelson’s sinister soldier group.
Metal Gear Solid famously had a variety of strange foods to sample, and Death Stranding looks to be continuing that tradition with some interesting beverages including Monster Energy and beer.
4. Sam Bridges Pro Skater
You probably didn’t know this, but Norman Reedus is a regular Marty McFly when it comes to alternative traversal methods. Deposit your cargo and you can ride around on your floating carrier like a hoverboard.
5. ‘Me’ time
Resting in Death Stranding will save the game and allow Sam to get some much-needed rest. While resting, you can perform such actions as giving yourself a massage and changing your boots. From the looks of Sam’s feet, you will have to do this a lot.
6. Fluid gameplay
Nothing goes to waste in the world of Death Stranding. During the combat section, we can see Sam lobbing grenades which contain his own blood and bodily fluids, which are gathered when you stop at a safe house. Gross.
7. Get connected
One of Death Stranding’s key themes is connections between people, and this is reflected in an interesting way through gameplay. Although you won’t encounter other players, you will find things left behind by them, such as signs and bridges. You can even dole out ‘likes’ for players that you have found particularly helpful.
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