Days Gone |OT| A Deacon of Hope

semiconscious

Banned
Nov 10, 2017
2,140
Just finding like the transition to the fourth camp and onwards feels like a different writer team handled it. Such a plummet in quality imo, and now back to playing courier for the camp again, ruining the tension of the situation...
you're not alone, mate! it's all just so damn heavy-handed, & really feels spot-welded to what came before. still pushing my way through it myself :) ...
 

Xyer

Avenger
Aug 26, 2018
1,260
Wait a second.

Am I locked out of the two camps in the southern region now for rep? I was like 800 points away from maxing Wizard Island. Lmao. Now we're planning an assault on the compound. I feel like I should just reload the save.

I don't think I'm going to be welcome at either camp when we kill the asshole Colonel and the other guy left for Reno. Lmao.
 

Xyer

Avenger
Aug 26, 2018
1,260
Just finished the game.

Holy shit. What a terrible final mission. Just a wack a mole shooting gallery of heavily armored enemies. Skizzo was really tacked on. The Colonel was an equally as weak "final bad guy", too. A lot of the moments felt super unearned to me personally.

Can't say I didn't crack a smile when Boozer was still alive. I liked him a lot.

It was an okay game. Super, super repetitive and it had a lot of clunky game design. It definitely deserves the 7s but I still had a good time. Hope Bend can make a sequel. They could do a lot, especially if they focus on hordes. Those were some of the best moments in the game.

Very gorgeous game, too. The dynamic weather when it just starts snowing was very impressive. I'd just stop and take in the snowfall.

I fought the horde at the Sawmill and it was dark/snowing. It was probably the highlight of the game graphically and gameplay wise. The snow coming down in the light looked incredible.

Not sure I'll be able to plat the game since I have so many more collectibles to hit the 75% mark.
 

ToddBonzalez

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,456
Wait a second.

Am I locked out of the two camps in the southern region now for rep? I was like 800 points away from maxing Wizard Island. Lmao. Now we're planning an assault on the compound. I feel like I should just reload the save.

I don't think I'm going to be welcome at either camp when we kill the asshole Colonel and the other guy left for Reno. Lmao.
You’ll be able to return to both after the last set of missions.
 

StealthWraith

Member
Nov 8, 2018
15
beat the game and platinumed it about a week back and finished all hordes and ambush camps

just free roaming around just now and found some things that were interesting

nero helicopter is still flying around

even though all hordes are gone off the map i found a small sized one in a cave the indicator didnt show up when fighting it will keep looking to see if more still spawn

after awhile i returned to a old ambush camp to find out it had guys patrolling again

thought this was neat and adds replayability for those that did everything 100 percent already
 

Aurc

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,828
Any speculation on whether we'll be able to play the game for the first time on the new difficulty they're adding next month? I'd rather play that way from the start, hate it when games force you to do a lesser difficulty to unlock the higher one.
 

PeskyToaster

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,228
Finished the game this weekend. I thought they could've trimmed a bit from the story to keep it tighter but overall I thought it was an excellent game. I was really impressed by some of the characters and acting.
 

Loudninja

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,715
Lol I had a snowstorm with thunder, while the sun was shining and a horde wad chasing me it was crazy

Man I hate when topics goes here it like they just die :(

Any speculation on whether we'll be able to play the game for the first time on the new difficulty they're adding next month? I'd rather play that way from the start, hate it when games force you to do a lesser difficulty to unlock the higher one.
I am sure it will be unlock at the start.
 

henhowc

Member
Oct 26, 2017
12,998
Los Angeles, CA
Anyone else think there was gonna be more to
khauri having deacons ring
? Also does this mean he just stole it after it was confiscated? Lol

It’s funny how all these characters always giving deacon the sideeye like he be swooping in on their love interests. 😏
 

Frag Waffles

Member
Apr 7, 2018
201
Rolled credits now I'm gonna find the secret ending. Here's my review:

The great/good:

Hordes - these are by far the best part of the game. They move and react intensely and usually require a bit of planning to take down. Strategizingand utilizing the tools at your disposal to take them down is extremely thrilling.

The bike - the bike is fun to ride, and it's fun to upgrade. Souping it up and loading it with saddle bags was very satisfying because it encouraged staying out in the world. I found myself driving places instead of fast travelling which speaks for itself.

The atmosphere - is breathtaking. I found myself stopping all of the time, looking around, taking everything in. The weather, day/night cycle and graphics are all wonderful.

The average:

Story - it's a fun story, but it drags a bit and can be "assembled" a bit funky in some spots. The constant loading screens during cut scenes were a bummer too. Enjoyable overall however. By the end, my fiancee and I were super eager to see how it ended.

The shooting - the shooting is stiff but serviceable. It makes for less thrilling encounters. Definitely super average, and I hope the sequel tightens this up a lot.

The world content - there's lots to do but it's not super thrilling. But that's how it goes with many open world games. You already know what I'm gonna say...more npc's in the world, more sidequests to discover and complete in the world, more characters in the world (not just at encampments) etc etc.

The bad:

The jank - I encountered a fair bit during my playthrough. Enemies not reacting to me, glitched out survivors, gun stopped firing during a horde once which was great lol.

The audio design - I'm mostly referencing the dialogue here. There was some serious wackiness with the audio when in the world. Survivors being barely audible, some lines were cranked up to 10 while others you couldn't hear. I had 2 minute long radio convos repeat for no apparent reason and no way to skip which was annoying. Other audio like world sounds or shooting were great. But the radio dialogue was all over the place.

Overall it's an [8.0]. It's a really good open world zombie game with a fun story to boot. I found myself immersed in the world and had a great time playing through. My points of focus for the sequel would be to improve the shooting and movement and further enrich the open world. Looking forward to that 1000 freaker horde on PS5.
 

HStallion

Member
Oct 25, 2017
27,588
I'm kind of hoping they emphasize the survival aspects for the final game a bit more. I think I only ever ran out of gas like 3 times in the 50 or so hours I've played. The fact that a single gascan always fills your bike to the top and they regenerate kind of negates this entire aspect of the game entirely. Not too mention I was rarely ever short on materials except for the very endgame when I was clearing out nests and taking out hordes. Feels a bit like they want to have their cake and eat it too in terms of the survival elements and making the game accessible and it doesn't really work out all that well in the end.

Not saying they should make a hardcore survival game for a sequel either but I'd like to see them fleshed out further and better implemented. Even things like making it so Deacon has to wear different clothing for the colder climates or frostbite sets in, that sort of stuff. I don't need to see him drinking water every 15 minutes or anything like that. Also things like making it so upgrades for your bike might have negative tradeoffs such as more armor making it heavier and more unwieldy to ride or a bigger engine means its louder. Could even do it so you have different styles of bikes like those tuned for speed or those made to carry a ton of supplies.
 

Freezasaurus

Member
Oct 25, 2017
19,257
Dystopian America
I wish there was a way to chuck a grenade behind your back without turning around...always kind of awkward having to look at the ground or turn around
I generally don't have to worry much about that because I make sure to park my bike where I can make an easy getaway if need be. I start chucking a few grenades before the horde knows I'm there, start mowing some down with the machine gun, then run to the bike and go a few hundred feet down the road, and start mowing them down with the Chicago Chopper again.
 
Feb 23, 2019
276
I generally don't have to worry much about that because I make sure to park my bike where I can make an easy getaway if need be. I start chucking a few grenades before the horde knows I'm there, start mowing some down with the machine gun, then run to the bike and go a few hundred feet down the road, and start mowing them down with the Chicago Chopper again.
Good tip, I’ve been doing it all on foot and it can be a really crazy and exhausting experience
 

ExcitableBoy

Member
Dec 3, 2018
170
UK
Man the frame rate really is atrocious when you get to the 4th camp. How on earth did they think it was acceptable to ship it in this state? Real shame as it ruins the experience.
 

Smokey_Run

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,653
Burnout apocalypse trophy is bugged, I don't care what anyone says
Going for a bigger circle was the key for me. Donuts really don't count even though there is one trophy guide video showing that it does. Also, half trigger on the acceleration and hitting circle once instead of holding it helped too. I did it with a maxed out bike, I know some people say to go back to older parts.
 

spookyghost

Member
Oct 28, 2017
904
Going for a bigger circle was the key for me. Donuts really don't count even though there is one trophy guide video showing that it does. Also, half trigger on the acceleration and hitting circle once instead of holding it helped too. I did it with a maxed out bike, I know some people say to go back to older parts.
Yeah I got the trophy in the same way but it seemed arbitrarily given, the drift that made it pop up was no different from the dozens I'd been doing for 90 minutes beforehand.
 

JoeNut

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,149
UK
So how come right at the start of the game you're introduced to the newt zombies and now I'm at second camp I've never seen them since that point?
 

ExcitableBoy

Member
Dec 3, 2018
170
UK
Man this game is really bloated. On the 4th camp and getting tired of the constant go there collect that fetch quests. The frame rate being atrocious is not helping my desire to play either....
 

Fachasaurus

Member
Oct 27, 2017
264
Just got to the part where you
first drive out after Boozer gets blood poisoning. The drive and the background music!
It felt so good!

Definitely enjoying this game now that I kind of understand the systems in place.
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,628
Just beat the main story, really enjoyed that ending. The final fight encounter was really satisfying.

But it made me lol that in the ending scene that
Deacon finally talks at a normal volume when there are dozens of people making noise at a bonfire? Lol that’s the one time he should have shouted

I understand there are post game missions and I know there is some twist with that story but I may look it up. Want to get back to NNk2
 

Kiro

Member
Oct 27, 2017
911
Ottawa, Canada
Platinumed it last night. I'd give this game a low 80. It's a very fun game and has a lot of enjoyable parts, but it is very rough around the edges and it does get a little samey. I'm excited for a sequel if it every comes
 

PeskyToaster

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,228
Platinumed it last night. I'd give this game a low 80. It's a very fun game and has a lot of enjoyable parts, but it is very rough around the edges and it does get a little samey. I'm excited for a sequel if it every comes
Same feelings. They could've trimmed some and had a tighter experience. A lot of impressive stuff though. I'd definitely rate it higher than the general review consensus.
 
Oct 30, 2017
2,816
Kuwait
Just finished the game.... wow, Definitely one of my favorite games for this generation, loved it a lot.

Loved the story and the characters, loved the gameplay and the exploration, loved the bike and the atmosphere and the music.

Also one of the best credit songs I’ve ever heard.

This game definitely good, and I cannot wait for the sequel.

I’m just so happy the game is getting the sales and the love it deserves... thank you Bend for giving me a memorable experience.

Totally in love with the universe of Days Gone.... some issues here and there but overall a very fun enjoyable game and Deacon is a really good protagonist.

One of the few games I didn’t want it to end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
459
Michigan
So ummm... did I screw up on the lisa quest? I finished the game and am at 90% for her quest... I was looking up a guide, and apparently you're supposed to help her out at "that place"? After she freed me, I took off to escape. I didn't know you were supposed to find or help her out too... is that why it's at 90%? Am I screwed in completing it? I saw a scene on YT of her showing up in post game.
 

SolidSnakex

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,931
So ummm... did I screw up on the lisa quest? I finished the game and am at 90% for her quest... I was looking up a guide, and apparently you're supposed to help her out at "that place"? After she freed me, I took off to escape. I didn't know you were supposed to find or help her out too... is that why it's at 90%? Am I screwed in completing it? I saw a scene on YT of her showing up in post game.
I helped her at that place, but nothing in the game is supposed to be missable. So just fast travel around and her quest should eventually popup.
 

SolidChamp

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,906
So what the hell.

Is
Chemult College
blocked off by story progression??

Because I’m not seeing a way in here.
 

SolidSnakex

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,931
Jus met the Witch, if I stay on critical path, approx how much longer do I have?
You're about 2/3 through the game at that point. In terms of hours for critical path. 10-15 maybe? I was doing everything I could as I progressed so i'm not completely sure about that.

So what the hell.

Is
Chemult College
blocked off by story progression??

Because I’m not seeing a way in here.
Yeah, it's story related.
 

LuisGarcia

Avenger
Oct 31, 2017
2,645
This is a really good game. Think it could do with being trimmed a bit but still really good.

I kind of get the repetitive complaints but I don't think it's any worse then other open world games.

Also I personally would just take out the fuel mechanic all together as it's just a pain in the ass.
 

Kuldar

Member
Oct 26, 2017
925
Are Radio Free Oregon collectibles supposed to happen anytime we ride the bike? I'm still missing one (#18) and I've done everything available in the game. :-\

edit: oh for the #18 you have to be out of gas... gess it's time to finally empty this tank.
 
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Dec

Member
Oct 26, 2017
907
Finished the game. I 100% all storylines except the hordes. Honestly really enjoyed it like 90% of the time. The performance is absolute trash in the back half of the game and textures stopped loading many times. Had to restart to fix performance issues like 10 times. The progression is really great, and the story is well done with some exceptions.


I have a question about a very late game mission. Something felt off about it, like it skipped a cutscene or something, and I was wondering if I missed something (and what).

There’s a mission in the 4th/5th camp where you have to rescue a hostage from an anarchist camp inside a cave. I went into the cave, killed all 14 anarchists and found the hostage, but when I went up to him and pressed and held triangle to free him, there seemed to be some sort of split second animation glitch and suddenly he got up, ran away, and all of a sudden my mission was updated to “Escape from the cave”. Out of nowhere a freaker horde is coming and I’m scrambling to get out. It felt odd because the hostage and Deacon never spoke to each other and I have no idea why there was a horde all of a sudden. Did I miss a cutscene or was the mission supposed to play out this way?
There's just a horde right near the end of that mission that fucks with shit. I actually had the game softlock there when I talked to him and the camera came in like he was going to say his shit then he never did and I just got stuck standing there. He just says some bullshit about thanks for saving me.
 
Oct 30, 2017
2,816
Kuwait
Open this up ONLY if you had finished the game:

Make sure to keep playing after the credits rolls, there are four story cutscenes that you need to watch, to unlock them just keep playing and do some side missions and camps traveling.
 

SolidChamp

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,906
I can definitely see the complaints about performance completely shitting the bed in the final 3rd at Crater Lake.

What a shame. I absolutely adore this game and wish the performance wasn’t holding it back so much from being truly one of the best of the gen.

Maybe it’ll get an incredible upgrade when played on PS5.