Death Stranding, one of the most anticipated games of the year, has been recently launched for PS4. So far, the reviews have been pretty mixed, ranging from really good to quite negative.
Hideo Kojima isn’t worried about that at all, it seems. In an interview with TGCom24, he shared his thoughts on why some critics, specifically American, didn’t respond so well to the game.
“I must say that the game received great reviews, especially in Europe and Japan. Here in the United States, however, we have had stronger criticisms. Perhaps it is a difficult game to understand for a certain type of critic and audience. Americans are great fans of first-person shooters and Death Stranding is not,” says Kojima.
“I always try to create new things and disputes and discussions are fine, but it must be said that the Italians or the French have a different artistic sensibility that allows them to appreciate this kind of very original products, they are not in video games but also in the cinema,” he added.
So, this is Kojima’s explanation for Death Stranding’s mixed reception.
What do you think? Is Kojima right?