'Death Stranding', for anyone who's been following it as long as we have, will know that weirdness seems baked into the whole thing.
With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the reviews so far for it have been decidedly mixed, with some praising it as a once-in-a-generation feat, and others completely baffled by it. That's probably what the game's creator, Hideo Kojima, probably wanted - and the trailers and teasers for the game have been just as confusing.
Just this week, the launch trailer gave the clearest understanding of the plot - but even at that, it was completely bonkers. Like, giant Lindsay Wagner walking out of the sea bonkers. Yes, really.
Digital Spy's review for 'Death Stranding' highlighted the complicated but rewarding plot, arguing it was one of the game's "best elements". GamesRadar, however, weren't quite so forgiving and awarded it 3.5 out of 5, calling it "an okay game ironically lost in its lengthy delivery" and citing the "tedious core mechanic" as one of the main issues with it.
Eurogamer, although giving it a recommended rating, did argue that the game was "a messy, indulgent vanity project - but also a true original." IGN, meanwhile, gave the game a 6.8 rating and praised how Kojima's "willingness to experiment, for better or worse, is evident in all facets," but ultimately described it as "damaged goods".
The Guardian, on the other hand, gave it 4/5 and praised the mo-cap performances from the likes of Mads Mikkelsen, Troy Barker and Norman Reedus as "exceptional", and called the game "an uncompromising, unashamedly political work of artistic intent."
We'll hopefully have a review coming in the next few days, and the game goes on sale from November 8th.