Review: Death Stranding Director’s Cut (Sony PlayStation 5)


Review by Matt S. I find the framing of the PlayStation 5 extended edition of Death Stranding intolerable. The concept of a “Director’s Cut” comes from cinema, and it represents the uncompressed creative vision of the director. Oftentimes a film has studio and producer meddling that results in a cinematic…

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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Sony PlayStation 4)


“Auteur” is a word that I would argue is thrown around too much when it comes to video games. The theory behind it comes from film criticism, with the notion that a film is the director’s vision and solely their vision. When it comes to video games, though, it’s typically…

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