Battle of the Divisive: If you could only choose one

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Poll: Battle of the Divisive: If you could only choose one (42 votes)

Death Stranding 48%
Pokemon Sword & Shield 45%
I cant choose, because they are both amazing 7%

So how about it System Wars, which one of these divisive game would you rather play?

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Both of these games have been 2 of the most divisive games to come out in 2019.

Both (at least for now) are console exclusives for different platforms.

Death Stranding has been heavily criticized for being given a pass on gameplay (or lack of) for its connection with the highly acclaimed Hideo Kojima.

It has been called a tedious, trivial, UPS service simulator, by many. While others claim it to be a revolutionary way in how we look at games going into the future.

However Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding' Leads the 2019 Game Awards with 10 Nominations

Pokemon Sword & Shield, has been one of the most divisive entries of the series.

Being the first mainline Pokemon to come to nintendos home consoles, expectations have been high for the new entry. Many fans of the series feel the game was rushed.

Pokemon Fans have been very upset with Gamefreak for not including the national dex/pokebank in the new title. (something that was a paid add on for players to transfer pokemon from older titles in past entries on the DS)

Both games have been rated AAA here at GameSpot with a 9.

Heres how they sit on MC currently.

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So how about it System Wars, which one of these divisive game would you rather play?

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#1  Edited By pyro1245
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Well Pokemon S+S look like a game from 2002, with all the quality of life improvements over the base formula you might expect from a Pokemon game in 2002. With network systems that seem like they come straight outta 2002.

Death Stranding is an amazing feat of software but with a bunch of stupid systems that make me both want to play and avoid it.

They're both amazing, and amazingly stupid in their own ways.

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#2  Edited By Archangel3371
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Death Stranding would be my choice, the game just looks and sounds to be so fantastic plus I’ve greatly enjoyed other Kojima games. I have enjoyed Pokémon games as well but just not to the degree of Kojima games.

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#3 BassMan
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Neither, but DS is more appealing than Pokemon trash.

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#4 R4gn4r0k
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I'd rather play pokemon. The gameplay looks simplistic but cool.

All I can say about Death stranding's gameplay is that it is something that exists.

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#5 TJDMHEM
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Pokémon sword and shield

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#6 Gamerno6666
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None. Death Stranding is boring and i don’t want to invest my time in a pokeman game ever again.

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#7 with_teeth26
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Neither. easy choice

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#8  Edited By Renegade_Fury
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Too hard to choose. I haven't found pokemon fun since gen 2, and I don't like any kojima game.

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#9 cainetao11
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I'll take DS because weeb turn based is shyte

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#10 xantufrog  Moderator
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I haven't played either one, and I'm not that interested in doing so, but if I had to choose it would be Death Stranding simply because it looks weird. I'm game for something that is an odd experience. Detroit was like that for me - I'd never played a game like it, and wasn't sure I'd like it, but I wound up loving it. It was an odd and new experience to add to my logbook.

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#11 I_P_Daily
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I'd rather take a kick to the balls lol.

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#12 hrt_rulz01
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Definitely Pokemon... and I'm not even that keen on that either.

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#13 PC_Rocks
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None because I don't play games to torture my self.

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#14 npiet1
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Jedi fallen order, game is amazing. I dislike the other 2. I might try death stranding when it's $20

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#15 Ovirew
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I'm really enjoying Sword and Shield. It might not be as impressive of a game as it could have been, but I like what's there.

I'm sure DS is a decent game as well. You know, most of the time the criticism is overkill.

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#17 judaspete
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I'd rather play Pokemon, but have much more respect for Death Stranding.

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#18  Edited By Jag85
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Most controversial divisive games of 2019:

  1. Pokemon Sword & Shield
  2. Death Stranding
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. Astral Chain
  5. Sea of Thieves

Death Stranding - Part hiking physics simulator, part cargo delivery management sim, and part online sandbox game. Some found it frustrating and boring, and others found it engaging and addictive. In terms of gameplay, this is the most divisive game of the year. This game is literally the definition of "your mileage may vary."

Pokemon Sword & Shield - By all accounts, this is still a fun Pokemon game, and there is no real issue with the gameplay. The big issue is "Dexit", i.e. the "Thanos snap" of the Pokedex from 800 down to 400. While a minority of vocal fans review-bombed it, that couldn't stop 6 million copies from being sold on opening weekend.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - It wasn't divisive because of the gameplay, or because it cut out some features. But it was divisive because its depiction of Russians offended the nation of Russia, and so it got review-bombed by hordes of Russian bots.

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#19 HitmanActual
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I'll take a Big Mac, large Coke and fries.

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#20 sakaiXx
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Death Stranding of course. Very weird game that is very satisfying to play. Really enjoyed my time with it and probably will ends up as my GOTY.

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#21 DaVillain-  Moderator
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Neither of those two. I pick Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order cause the game is dope!

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#22 jg4xchamp
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If IVs and EVs were gutted for being the aids that they are, pokemon for the mp. As it stands, Death Stranding, free

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#23 WitIsWisdom
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I picked Pokemon since I have little to no interest in Death Stranding, but I would have picked neither if that were an option as well.

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#24 Litchie
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Really don't want to play any of those, but if I had to, I'd choose Pokémon.

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#25 Guntster22
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I would insert a cactus before playing either of those games.

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#26 Sancho_Panzer
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DS I suppose. The Pokemen just never clicked with me at all, for some reason.

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#27 brimmul777
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I'd pick DS because I don't want to play a couple of kiddie games. Really turned against Nintendo since the N64, baby ass kiddie games. I'm sure there are decent games on the Switch, as past Nintendo consoles, but I rather play games that suit my age.

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#28 briguyb13
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The one I bought is Pokémon Sword, so that.

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#29 djoffer
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Would probably go for Pokémon, mostly cause I never played one before and they always receive a lot of praise and DS looks beyond horrible..

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#30 djoffer
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@brimmul777: in general if you are that focused on playing mature games, and bashing “kiddies” games it’s probably a really good indication that you ain’t that mature...

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#31 uninspiredcup
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Never really been into Pokemon, only remember Ash's milf mom and that weird camp guy with the Roses.

But it's probably better than Death Stranding.

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#32  Edited By mrbojangles25
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Where is the "I won't choose, both are uninteresting" option?

*With that said, I've never played a Pokemon game so I guess I would have to give that a spin.

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#33 Jag85
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@mrbojangles25 said:

Where is the "I won't choose, both are uninteresting" option?

That would be a too-easy get-out card. The point of the poll is that you're forced to choose either one or the other (or both).

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#34 AcidTango
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I'm not into both of these games to be honest.