I'm ready to confess I always choose the easy setting for games I play. It's just I'd rather enjoy the gameplay with minimal challenges as opposed to replaying shootouts, tough boss fights and difficult sections of a map. Thankfully, your quirky uncle Hideo Kojima, has revealed Death Stranding will have a 'very easy' mode so even non-gamers can enjoy his weird craft.
Kojima announced the news in a Twitter reply so in addition to having a regular easy mode, there will also be a very easy mode.
Normally there’s only Easy Mode, but we added Very Easy Mode for movie fans since we have real actors like Norman, Mads, Lea starred in. Even Yano-san who never completed the 1st stage of PAC-MAN, was able to complete the game on Very Easy Mode ???????????????? https://t.co/fMZmuZltZw
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 6, 2019
He cheekily explained the mode was for movie fans, rather than regular gamers, because it contained well-known actors like The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux.
If you like to suffer a little more when you game, there will also be a Normal, Hard and 'BOSS' mode. But by looking at the gameplay footage that's been released for the past few years, you'd have to be a true masochist to enjoy a Hideo Kojima boss fight in the alleged 'BOSS' mode.
Finished DS test play. It took a month as I was playing while doing daily work since 8/6. As being a beginner I picked Very Easy Mode. According to my boss, this mode is for ppl who usually don’t play game,movie fans or RPG fans. Normal or Hard Mode is for action game fans. pic.twitter.com/8zz3noE5iA
— Ayako (Touchy!) (@Kaizerkunkun) September 5, 2019
What Death Stranding is actually about, true to Kojima's brand, is still a mystery. In a PlayStation blog, he revealed a little bit more about what players can expect.
"The goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society," Kojima cryptically said. "As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or 'Strands' with other players around the globe."
Death Stranding's narrative and gameplay will hopefully untangle when it's released on November 8.
I don’t even have to play Death Stranding in order to review it. All I need is the 39 minutes’ worth of trailers released thus far, my hideous enthusiasm, and my terrible imagination. Allow me to utilise all three in this video presentation, a “pre-review” of Death Stranding.