The director of the critically acclaimed Max Max film, George Miller, is the latest Hollywood director to sing the praises of Hideo Kojima. In a new video posted by IGN he describes how “cultural evolution” can only happen if new ideas are presented. “If we were doing the same old safe work all the time, that’s almost a certain way to fail anyway,” he said.
The video then shows George watching some of the game commenting on the “wonderful imagery” which he describes as “stunning”.
“Somebody like Kojima-san is prepared to push the boundaries,” he adds, “The skill that I see in great filmmakers, I now see in Kojima-san’s work. All the visual language, the syntax, the compelling imagery, it’s all there, all in the service of giving the audience an intense experience.”
“The risk is that people just don’t accept it, it is too radical,” he cautions, “But of course the upside is that you chance the medium you are working in.”
“The skill that I see in great filmmakers, I now see in Kojima-san’s work… it’s all there, all in the service of giving an audience an intense experience.” – George Miller on Death Stranding pic.twitter.com/H2usTEP73I
— IGN (@IGN) October 25, 2019
I am sure Kojima is very proud of his work but he is danger of over hyping the game, Miller seems to be watching the cut scenes rather than gameplay and, lest we forget, Death Stranding is first and foremost a video game.
A week today the reviews for Death Stranding will drop, at 7.01am on Friday 1st November to be precise, and I can’t wait to tell you all about the game. Well, some of it, there will be no spoilers.
Earlier this week a Death Stranding experience was announced and it will be opening at Stables Market in Camden, London, and you can visit on November 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th & 10th. Kojima will be there in person on Saturday November 2nd, 11.30am to 1.30pm. You can also pick up exclusive merchandise and get an “insight in to the world of Death Stranding”.