Death Stranding will have a Very Easy Mode for non-gamers

Shawn Knight

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Regardless of whether or not that premonition comes to pass, Kojima wants it to be an enjoyable experience for anyone that picks up a controller. As such, he’s added a “Very Easy” mode that should ensure that virtually anyone who gives it a whirl will be able to complete the game.


Kojima said that even someone who never completed the first stage in Pac-Man was able to beat Death Stranding on Very Easy mode.

Indeed, there is no shortage of great games with compelling stories but some of them are prohibitively difficult, especially for those who don’t identify as gamers. While some might agree that the feeling of triumph when overcoming a challenge is part of the reward, others would say that a great story should be accessible to all without having to have a particular set of skills to obtain it.

Death Stranding features a star-studded cast including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Lea Seydoux, among others.

And don't worry, there's always Normal and Hard Modes for those that want more of a challenge.

Death Stranding launches on November 8 exclusively on PlayStation 4.

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fluffydestroyer

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As long as its an option and its not forced, I don't even see the problem. Thats good and Kojima is right about his reasons why to include it. Makes sense to me.
 

Lew Zealand

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A built-in walkthrough that I don't need to keep up on a second screen to finish the game? But think of the lost Twitch & Youtube advertising dollars! What the hell will all the streamers do now that *anyone* can play the game?
 
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Puiu

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A built-in walkthrough that I don't need to keep up on a second screen to finish the game? But think of the lost Twitch & Youtube advertising dollars! What the hell will all the streamers do now that *anyone* can play the game?
Not everybody will buy it at launch and will just wait for a better deal later. I'm still hoping it comes to PC at launch.

Edit: I'm fine with the game being interactive storytelling
 
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jtveg

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All games should have a "very easy mode" and even better an "invulnerable" or "God" mode.