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Quick Look: Brad and Jeff Show off Death Stranding for 20 Minutes (and Then 10 More)

Brad takes Jeff on a wild ride to deliver packages, soothe BBs, and drink some beer in Hideo Kojima's newest game.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Nov. 1 2019

Cast: Jeff, Brad

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Death Stranding

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Edited By bathala

1:21:10 video and only can show 20 minutes gameplay.

that's my GB.

Holy shit this is the best Jeff moments

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Is this a strand look?

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Dan gonna hold an L for this one.

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I'm so excited to learn more about a game I have absolutely no interest in playing.

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Alex's review? Not Dan? Is this because of Dan's extreme negative opinion or because they feared Dan would be too glowing as a fanboy of Kojima...

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@synthesis_landale: I bet Dan said he wanted to play it at his own pace and savor it. Some of them have mentioned reviewing a game ruins it sometimes.

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This is amazing, Jeff and Brad are perfect for this.

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This isn’t a Quicklook (tm), this is a Quick Look

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uh oh the truck have started to move

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Im so fucking confused, what the hell is this game

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@flashburn8787: I think Jeff explained it pretty well, its a "Walking Simulator, Encumbrance Simulator with the philosophy of a pot smoker Philosophy 101 student".

Pretty sure I'm gonna cancel my preorder unless someone else shows/tells me something interesting in a review.

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This really reminds me of the Kill Zone 2 video coverage and that embargo craziness

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Other Porter's Property

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NO NO NO! DON'T SHAKE THE BB!

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“It’s part American Truck Simulator but also QUOP” is both an immense compliment and deep criticism of this game

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Hmm.. this looks dumb as shit.

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BT stands for Blayable Trailer. 😏

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"Do we need to run the timer while the baby cries" is possibly more rediculous than this game.

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Jeff and Brad are on fire. This is like some classic Giant Bomb coverage right here. The game actually looks really interesting, but it’s definitely for a specific crowd.

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I think I would enjoy this shenanigan

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This seems like an instance of personality-driven gaming journalism functioning as intended. I love it when a game sends Jeff into an endearing little spiral because it's often a good sign that I'll enjoy it.

I've been thinking a lot about this lately and I don't know if anyone has codified it, but I really like 'patience mechanics' in games. My favourite moments in Breath of the Wild were picking my way up mountains, trying to spot where I could take a rest. Rather than making me frustrated it made me stop and think: "how can I do this?"

If a game wants me to be patient, I'll often enjoy it. If a game is dull and tries to make up for that with tiny hits of dopamine, I'll start to feel manipulated. Breath of the Wild strikes a very good balance in that regard, and so probably appeals to a mass-market a little better. I'll have to wait till I play Death Stranding to see if this bears out, obviously, but I'm encouraged!

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Great, now I've gotta get a fuckin pizza

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seems like an extremely well crafted bad game

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10 minutes in and this is already gold!

I... I think I need to feel this game with my own hands.

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Extremely into what I'm seeing here, can't wait to play.

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shake the baby and something really cool happens

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I'm kinda shocked but I think I am actually more into this game after seeing this. I expected to hate it but I am into micromanagement and running around aimlessly in games and I haven't really played one of those in a while.

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If Alex does the review, this game must be bad.

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"Right in your face"

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i still dont know what a death stranding is smh

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I am a flat pizza believer.

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This is 100% a game that some people will give goty and some people will hate/dont like.

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@zinkn: absolutely. The GOTY discussion should be good this year if Jeff is really that sour on it.

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I've never seen Brad smile this intently before.

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I love Jeff's absolute dislike for this game. His jabs are hilarious.

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For as little interest as I have personally in the game, I will say it has reinvigorated the GB crew in way I havnt seen in a While. This quick look is hilarious

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I had to stop this video to catch my breath when Brad calmly stated, "my pizza is taking damage."

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Man, I really appreciate what this game is trying to do, but none of it looks like something I'd want to play. But I will say, that if nobody would make games like this, the games industry would never progress in a meaningful way.

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the fuck are videogames

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One of the best pieces of GB content ever.

That technical analysis, *chef kiss*

Choking back the tears.

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@synthesis_landale: it's because Dan pulled the ripcord and said he wasn't going to finish it. So far Alex and Vinny were the only two that have (on the East Coast).

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Trololol, Dan is gonna fucking despise this game.

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Just from the first 10 minutes of the video I gather that if this wasn't a Kojima game, Death Stranding would get covered and then dismissed as fast as Anthem was.

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@l4wd0g: I wish they drew the scenes they wouldn't show

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Is it better or worse than Metal Gear Survive?

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I'm pretty sure that's Hermen Hulst from Guerrilla Games at 1:12:45 and right after that you see an enemy from Horizon

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I don't get why we are getting so much content of this game and even more to come if they all dislike it so much.

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Lol, that technical analysis had a lot of technical and also some analysis. Digital Foundry beware.

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