Days Gone (PS4)

  • @el-shmiablo

    Yeah you’d still win. I ain’t no coward. Still don’t understand why people anticipate it, but I’ll believe Sony when they say “highly anticipated” despite the fact I don’t know one single person who thinks this looks good.

  • Even if this looks like the least interesting game I could imagine at the moment a 65-70 metacritic is just ridiculous, even 75 would be way too low in my eyes, there's no way Sony would push out a highly market game that ain't at least solid.

  • Hey, in my books a 7/10 is good, and 8/10 is great. This game doesn’t look GOOD. Not one bit. I’m running off the heart here. It doesn’t look like a GOOD game. Not one bit. I think there is a grade inflation these days. I figured this game would land in the 7 range but be riddled with performance issues to drop it. It was an emotional bet, but I’ll have my own verdict once I try it. I’m sure SOMEBODY I know will give it a go.

  • I think this game will get mostly 8's but the story could push the score to 8.5 or even 9.

  • @a7x458
    Yeah, right.

  • Idk about the story pushing it higher. They showed the intro of the game and somebody the main character knows gets killed then you abandon her and the dialogue between you and your friend on another motorcycle is just different flavours of the f-word with anger sprinkled in between. The dialogue was juvenile. I don't think this story is going to be great.

  • Aside from the reveal trailer, i've never got the impression that the story is the main focus. I think the Sons of Anarchy and zombie apocalypse premise is neat, i just hope they get to make at least a few cool story moments out of that idea.

  • Finally, a new trailer(?). Part 1 of 3 of the World Series, as they call it. I don't think the world is as breathtaking as the narrator makes it out to be, but i definitely want to stroll down some muddy roads with that sweet bike.

    Youtube Video

  • Banned

    I am very excited for the release of this game, and I'm probably not even going to buy it.

  • Personally I think this is one of their best trailers, or it at least got me the most excited for this game. Days Gone just seems to have, unfairly in my view, gotten a bad rap from the beginning. So many people complain that there's a ton of games just like this one but I can't recall a ton of open world third person zombie games besides state of decay. I also get the feeling that when they were thinking of making Days Gone Sons of Anarchy and Walking Dead were the talk of the town and they kinda mashed the two together. Game looks really cool to me and I'm excited that its coming in a few months.

  • Looks like the marketing for Days Gone starts right... Now. I wonder if there will be some good marketing.

  • @themarcv

    I think its rep is fair. You can watch how jarring and ungracious the intro of the game is on YouTube. The game just kinda starts with a dead friend of yours that you obviously don't care about because the game just started literally 5 seconds ago, then it transitions into a bunch of bike riding where the two characters exchange awful profanity-laden dialogue.

    This game showed what it is and the gaming community reacted fairly.

  • @dipset

    I don't know if I show the intro to the game, but i'm referring to its first reveal and following trailers. I recall a lot of people writing it off before we really got to see much. Now if you've watching trailers/opening intros and don't like what you see that's all fair and good. The reaction I was seeing was people just burying it from the start, why another zombie game? This is so generic! Why have this and Last of Us? Is a lot of what I was seeing.

    I'm personally excited for the game, I hope it turns out well. I like what Ive been seeing, day one for me.

  • @themarcv

    I hear what you're saying, but even so, the into trailer/gameplay reveal was a dude running around and spraying zombies clip after clip after clip. Likely 15+ ammo clips. It was insane. In my opinion, this game was fairly judged based on what was shown.

    WHat might be unfair is that it was shown at all. Seems like it was announced too soon.

  • @themarcv I mean I lost the little interest I had in the game when in one of the dev diaries one of the devs literally answered the question of

    'what do you think about people saying zombies are burned out?'

    by essentially saying

    'idk, I don't feel burned out by them and besides they are not zombies they are freakos'

    Again if someone is ok with this more power to them, but I and many others definitively don't see the appeal anymore and if one of the dev leads answer that question in that way, you bet I'm gonna lose interest, you gotta give something more than that to get people interested.

  • @bard91

    I'd agree that its silly that they don't just admit their zombies, they might have different mechanics to them (I recall hearing they have to eat/drink/sleep which is kinda unique) but they are still zombies.

    I'd even agree that their first reveal didn't really blow me out of the water either. I also wasn't crazy with them showing that one horde where he was just unloading a machine into an unstoppable wave of zombies. I kept an open mind about the game, and the more ive seen the more interested I've become.

    I think its cool you have to maintain your bike. I think its awesome animals also turn into zombies. I like how there are different types of zombies like the little kid ones that act differently. I'm optimistic about the story and characters. I also think it just looks fun, I like riding a motorcycle off road and it seems really cool to kinda sneak around these zombie filled areas.

    I understand a lot of people just aren't going to be into it, totally in their right to not be interested in something. All I'm saying is that I felt a lot of people were writing it off too early. I don't think this game is going to be the next GOW, but I do think while some people are seeing a 6 maybe low 7s I'm seeing an 8 game.

  • I completely understand that most people are all burnt out with zombies these days (with some exceptions of course), so i'm fine with people writing it off. I'm sure a lot of people will ignore it even if it had great reviews just because of it, it's just the state of zombies in today's pop culture. I think it already caught the attention of it's target audience, so it's not all bad news.

    Aside from the dev won't admitting that they're making a zombie game, all the stuff i seen and heard from the extended gameplays and interviews are pretty promising for me. I just imagine myself exploring that world, and the kind of random encounters that i would be having with the zombie hordes and wildlife, and how intense those moments would be. It reminds me a bit of RDR Undead Nightmare, i've been caught off guard many times by a few zombies while i was just exploring for a bit, and it scared the heck out of me. I imagine that Days Gone is that but quadrupled. Navigating around and through hordes of disgusting freakos will get my heart pumping, and i hope that the game also encourages exploration to dangerous areas.

    I don't think it will be another super positive defining moment for the PS4, but it'll be a fun game to mess around with and i consider that to be a great trait to have these days. It'll probably my comfort game, as ridiculous as that sounds considering what i said earlier, lol.

  • @bam541

    Well put, I think there's going to be a lot of fun to be had in this game. There's also going to people that can't look past, its more zombies. To each their own, 2019 doesn't seem like it'll have a lack of variety so hopefully everyone has something to look forward to.

  • People that say that they're burnt out by Zombies don't play Zombie games to begin with.

  • @iboshow They don't play them because they're burnt out on them?

    I think it was more just that for awhile a large percentage of the new games coming out were zombie-like games, and people just got sick of the lack of creative variety. Days Gone has taken so long to release that the trend is kind of behind us now though, besides your annual CoD Zombies and the like, which is practically tradition now. Wouldn't call the theme oversaturated today like I would when the game was first announced, so really that should be the least of this zombie game's worries. Besides, from the beginning this game was mildly exciting for attempting to do a zombie hoard right from an AI standpoint, which hasn't really been properly executed before. Lots of us are just expecting this game to fail at it too if the game runs as poorly as it has appeared to at past events.