Sony's had a number of underdogs like Horizon Zero Dawn , The Last Guardian , Detroit Become Human , and even Knack II that is really good and really fun. Death Stranding looks like the biggest underdog right now , lol.
How as any of those besides Knack II considered underdogs? They were immensely hyped.
They were immensely anti-hyped too though. Don't you remember what a lot of Lems , Hermits , and Sheep were saying about them before release? They dominated any Cow hype. 3 groups vs 1 group.
I'm starting to see the same for Death Stranding.
Anti-hyped? Is that a thing? Because it sounds ridiculous. For starters, I don't pay attention to who spreads hype. I pay attention to the hype itself. If lems, hermits, or whatever say anything about something Sony related, it doesn't concern me. I don't put stock into fanboy jargon. When I think of underdog, I think of something that doesn't generate hype at all, like Knack 2 would have done if it didn't become a living meme. So for the first three aforementioned games, the hype was everywhere. Forums, articles, reviews, you name it. Doesn't matter what someone was saying about those games. Didn't take away from the hype the games already had.
As for Death Stranding, again, doesn't matter what people stay against it. The game's already generated enough buzz that it doesn't matter if all the "lems, hermits and sheep" come out of the wordworks to knock the game. The game will not be ignored by the people who matter, the ones interested in it, of which there are many.