don’t read these if you want to remain completely blind about the game:
these reviews are over a year old and were found just by googling death stranding innovative
It does seem ppl think the game is innovative. I haven’t played it and made sure to not spoil anything story-related cuz i hope to play it myself and want to be surprised by it.
I’m not arguing this game absolutely deserves this prize because I simply don’t know enough about it to know that, but are you sure you know enough about it to argue against it?
Personally, I don’t see anything innovative the 4 other nominees have done that hasn’t been done before. I played through Control (great gameplay, but nothing groundbreaking), have played most of what Teardown has to offer atm (great destruction physics, but that’s not a truly new idea), have seen almost a full playthrough of superliminal (great perspective puzzler, but nothing groundbreaking about that), and have seen more than enough about Noita to see and understand what it is.
In fact, having looked at the 5 nominees, I’d have to argue that based on what I know about it that is innovative, shared world elements among players affecting other players’ worlds
kinda spoilery, one of the above reviews spoiled it for me
and precipitation affecting tear and wear on the world due to increased time (“timefall” rather than rainfall or snowfall)
, I think I would argue it would be hard to give this prize to one of the different nominees in the category.
Now, that doesn’t mean there are not other, more deserving games out there. That’s not what I’m saying.
In addition, I do have to say the guy hasn’t made a game that wasn’t great so far afaik, so maybe he doesn’t deserve the sarcasm?