I pre-ordered this, as I have to see this strange game for myself.
OK, this is it. I am starting this controversial game, and I'm very excited. The environments look so amazing in the intro, I have trouble not just standing around and staring at waterfalls. And the vehicle and clothes designs are fascinating.
Martin played the prologue and the cremation mission, and he got caught by BTs and chased over an oily mountainside by a huge Lovecraft-looking squid-whale monster.
We then returned to my save game, where I got access build power stations, charged a bike, and drove it all the way back to Capital Knot City. I then got access to blood grenades, which seems like the first weapon of real use against BTs. On my way to the port, I ran into real trouble and also got caught.
I went for an atomspheric walk in the Central Region, saw some awesome looking new environments, and discovered a few bases, that weren't open for business. It's too bad that they're not interactive when you find them randomly, it detracts from my interest in exploring.
I accidentally cut the end of the previous video. I transported the weird time hourglass girl who seems to have a lot of trouble with speaking to her boyfriend. It's delightfully weird when you're transporting a human, a mummy on your back.
Sometimes good game design ideas get ruined the player second-guessing the game. In a callback to several old Metal Gear games, a guy who was clearly a terrorist shows up in a Bridges outfit and gives you a 'gift' for Fragile, which is clearly a bomb. On inspection, it's called a bomb in the inventory, and it's blinking red. So what to do?
I would like to inform Bridges, but that is not possible.
I try to recycle the bomb, hoping that would destroy it. Not possible
I then go to my destination, which triggers an immediate and very inelegant game over screen (the first one I encountered in the game).
I then try leaving the bomb on the ground and walking away. Game over.
It turns out that what I was supposed to do was to take it to the base where Fragile was and then go to sleep. Then, suddenly it dawns on Porter that he's carrying a bomb and then everything starts to make sense. Very frustrating sequence.