It was wonderful to come back on Metal Gear Mondays with Sam, Cole, Zach, and Chris to discuss Death Stranding in depth for the first time since the game’s release late last year. We talk about my “Going Astray” article and look back on what Kojima may have been dealing with during the game’s development.
But there’s also a HUGE announcement at the end of the episode that you can’t miss! You have to listen to find out, so what are you waiting for? Get comfy in quarantine and check it out.
At Geoff Keighley’s 2019 Game Awards show, Death Stranding was represented in many categories. It won three of them: Best Game Direction, Best Performance, and Best Score & Music. What it did not win is Game Of The Year, which went to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
This is a defeat for Kojima, because even though he won smaller awards, everybody knows that unless you’re competing in a specific genre (Best Fighting Game, Best Racing Game, etc.) there’s only one award that really matters, and it’s Game Of The Year. Any publication or website can have their own GOTY award, but this is an industry award show, meaning that it is voted on by fellow developers and professionals. Fans could vote online for their favorite game in a separate category.
As you will remember from my legendary chat with the Metal Gear Mondays boys a few weeks ago before Death Stranding’s release, I randomly spouted a theory I’ve long held that Chino Moreno from rock band Deftones was a big fan of Hideo Kojima.
A strange new “coincidence” may add evidence to this theory…