So I rented the game last Thursday evening and I’m over 12 hours in. Just got my first gun. A non-lethal gun. Yeah that’s how long it took.
This game is NOT fun and you should NOT trust the mainstream reviews. I don’t care what any of you Kojima or Playstation fanboys have to say. This game is hot garbage.
The movement is clunky, sluggish and slow on purpose because of the packages you carry. There was one instance where Sam would not stop moving and ran himself into a wall inside a distribution center and destroyed the cargo. I had to respawn and walk 5 minutes all the way back to the center again.
The BB is annoying. You fall at all it starts crying. You gotta stop what you’re doing, take BB out, rock him to sleep and then be on your way. Yes this only takes 10-15 seconds but if you’re playing for an hour or two straight and do this 5 or 6 times trust me it gets annoying. Also I don’t even understand how they thought this mechanic was fun. If you have kids you’re gonna hate it, if you don’t have kids it’s gonna make you never want to have kids.
The menu is way too large and confusing and is typical Kojima nonsense. The grenades are hard to get out and use in battle they’re not seamlessly like other modern games. Way too many steps to get items out and it just breaks the immersion.
There is a thousand different tips and things to learn and understand in this game. There is a lot going on here. I advise reading through them all as they come because the game likes to randomly throw new things at you all the time and remembering how to do them all can be hard and time consuming.
The bike makes the game a little more bearable but if you’ve played Days Gone and hated the bike mechanics in that game you’re gonna really hate them in this game. The controls are even more clunky and awkward and the battery has to be powered by generators. Also so far the bike battery dies really quickly. There are a generous amount of generators around the world, and you can build your own in an empty spot with a PCC, but it’s just one more thing that adds to the game taking 60 or so hours to complete. It’s nonsensical padding to the game length to make you forget there’s not much beat on this bare bones game to begin with.
The worst part? The gameplay. Having to struggle across the terrain to get to a delivery outpost only to deliver a package then be given another and be told to go right back where you just came from is tedious and boring. If you have no job or life in general I guess you might find the time needed to invest into this travesty worth it. But for those of us who have to get up and make a living every day there are far better options out there to choose to spend your time on especially this time of year.