A few months back I purchased Death Stranding. I didn’t know much about it beyond it had good reviews and was created by Hideo Kojima, a game designer who is generally considered one of the best video game creators in the world. He created the Metal Gear series, which is one of the longest-running franchises in the world and is incredibly popular. It is also an intensely weird and intensely specific view of the world, or rather its own world as it has things like nuclear-armed tanks with legs in Vietnam, characters who have psychic visions, etc. He also has some unique game design ideas, like a sniper battle with a 100-year-old man where if you save the game in the middle of the battle and wait a week before playing the game again, the other sniper dies of old age.