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Days Gone Review Thread (See Staff Post)

Predict Days Gone's Metacritic score

  • 59 or lower

    Votes: 12 1.3%
  • 60-69

    Votes: 18 1.9%
  • 70-79

    Votes: 358 37.6%
  • 80-89

    Votes: 549 57.7%
  • who needs TLoU anyway? (90 or higher)

    Votes: 13 1.4%

  • Total voters
    952
  • Poll closed .
Nov 1, 2017
957
Alright, that's still doable unless you go all digital. Cons and pros I guess. I'm just surprised, people talking like they're investing in their next car or something. If cash is tight and you're not sure about the game (or any game for that matter) I guess the obvious choice is to keep your money.
It's not about cash being tight.. $60 ain't cheap to be disappointed and I don't like to gamble is all.

It got a 5/10 by a site that usually is spot on -
No multiplayer and it's needed imo for this type of game -
30fps -

A solid no thx from me but id be open to try a demo and maybe take a chance at -$20.
 
Oct 26, 2017
935
It's not about cash being tight.. $60 ain't cheap to be disappointed and I don't like to gamble is all.

It got a 5/10 by a site that usually is spot on -
No multiplayer and it's needed imo for this type of game -
30fps -

A solid no thx from me but id be open to try a demo and maybe take a chance at -$20.
Just keep your money. No open world of this caliber runs at more than 30fps. Also, it's a 50 to 100 hours long single player game, if you prefer online games, just stick to online games. -_-
 
Nov 1, 2017
957
Just keep your money. No open world of this caliber runs at more than 30fps. Also, it's a 50 to 100 hours long single player game, if you prefer online games, just stick to online games. -_-
I like all types of games :)

Zelda BOTW and TW3 are fine without mp.
But again IMO..this type mp is a huge want..

50-100 hours? I thought i read 20-40?
50-100 is great.
 

mazi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
18,199
https://nichegamer.com/reviews/days-gone-review/ (6/10)
Days Gone is ultimately a disappointing experience, that could have been much more. I didn’t hate my time with it, and there’s a lot of heart to the experience that I genuinely appreciated, but it falls into the same trappings of too many open world experiences. Instead of blazing their own trail, Bend Studio decided to play it safe and copy what has already been done in way too many titles. Very little sets it apart from the competition, and what’s here is often just mediocre at best. After the main campaign has ended, there’s a final mission that sets up a potential sequel, and my only hope is that in the interim, the developers branch out and try something new. Deacon and co are good enough characters that I’d be open to seeing them again, but only if the gameplay evolves into something better than what’s currently there now.
 
Oct 27, 2017
8,436
So I just finished my review and it is up on our site.

https://thegeek.games/2019/05/06/days-gone-oregon-gore-trail/ (8.3)

I loved it, people keep complaining about how the Gameplay is safe, but I actually enjoyed it, and there is a lot of space between mission types. The story is also one of the most bleakest, depressing things I have experienced since Last of Us.
I ran into the same molotov situation you did, had to come back when I had inventory or could craft more.

And "Boozer’s storyline at one point feels a bit chopped up"

that's one way to put it!
 
Oct 26, 2017
12,252
Los Angeles, CA
I ran into the same molotov situation you did, had to come back when I had inventory or could craft more.

And "Boozer’s storyline at one point feels a bit chopped up"

that's one way to put it!
hehe. good one

Yeah the progression of missions between the first two camps is pretty disjointed. Like the game made me do these hunting and flower gathering tutorial hours into the game. This was long after I was already pretty familiar with the gameplay loop. Made me feel like I had done the story missions out of order or something but I generally just did missions that were close by to save on fuel.
 
Nov 2, 2017
2,931
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Fantastic review as usual, might give the game another try later this year
 
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Oct 27, 2017
4,766
InsiderGamer.nl (8.8/10)
Days Gone does not doing anything we haven't seen before, but it does have its own unique style. Exploring the beautiful world where Deacons story and the side missions are a great combination: this game is very enticing.
Dualshockers (8/10)
A game doesn’t need to be perfect to be enjoyable, but it does need to have substance and Days Gone has this in handfuls. Days Gone is a game that deserves a player’s patience and perseverance as only then will you get to experience the game as it is intended. The story opens up and becomes more in-depth the longer you play and leads to you uncovering more important information.
 

mazi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
18,199
https://www.smh.com.au/technology/v...nfocused-post-apocalypse-20190506-p51kjm.html (6/10)
Rather than focus on what it does well, Days Gone does everything. Too much of the 60-hour ride is spent on walking your bike to find fuel or going on head-scratchingly unnecessary missions. There's a good game in there, but to get it you also have to wade through too many poorly explained characters, too much sombre and self-serious storytelling, and too much gormless open world stuffing.

https://www.bazicenter.com/review/days-gone/ (7.5/10)
Although Days Gone is suffering from tons of technical issues and, of course, unbelievably weak AI, it still manages to make up for them by offering solid, diverse gameplay, wonderful atmosphere and world design, and great music and sound design. Let's just hope that Sony gives Bend Studio another chance.


I read the whole review. The author chose to run and gun through the game without engaging with other gameplay systems, and then blamed the game for it. Also, in the comments there were some not so great things said about Era, by the author even. Swell.
just read the comments, yikes.
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,030
I read the whole review. The author chose to run and gun through the game without engaging with other gameplay systems, and then blamed the game for it. Also, in the comments there were some not so great things said about Era, by the author even. Swell.
Yeah, I tried that and it didn't work. One because crafting items and ammo isn't always going to be around. And I haven't upgraded my bike enough yet.

And because the world does come for you. I haven't played a recent Far Cry yet, but I see comparisons to it. I had wolves chasing me, I led them back to a camp where the guards shot them, I see the comparisons to State of Decay now.


I agree with that Dualshockers quote.