Just bought Days Gone

fracas

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Oct 27, 2017
1,037
First few hours are pretty boring

Then it gets pretty damn fun

Then it draaaaaaaaags

Solid 7/10 game imo
 

Doober

The Fallen
Jun 10, 2018
3,066
I started on hard and it's quickly become my GOTY. I never thought I'd get into an open world game again but this one slaps.
 

Kard8p3

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Oct 25, 2017
2,305
Enjoy OP. It gets dragged on here somewhat, but I greatly enjoyed my time with the game.
 

NKnight7

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Oct 25, 2017
8,586
It starts slow, but eventually it picks up and that's when I became a lot more interested in it.

It's a long game too.
 

ArmGunar

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Oct 30, 2017
3,701
First hours are just slow and secondary characters are not that interesting
After that, the game is really cool and fun with good characters and story
 

Jameson

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Nov 23, 2017
92
I also just bought the game. Anyone know what's the sweet spot for difficulty in this game, start screen hit me with 6 difficulty modes.
 

Akabeko

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Oct 27, 2017
419
I played the game on normal.

Some observations / tips from my playthrough.

At the start you're pretty weak and your bike sucks. The game does a really good job of making you feel like you're getting more powerful though. After you get some upgrades you'll be able to take on a lot more enemies.

I ran from hordes until right before the end of the game.

When I hit a new region I generally did the Ambush Camps first because they will add points of interest to your map.

I fast traveled quite a bit, and would buy gas at the camps if I had to.

If a Nero camp is near a horde, there is almost always a loudspeaker in a real obscure location. After getting bitten by this a few times, I resorted to cutting down all of the ones I could find, and then double checking against a FAQ to see if I really got them all before starting the generator.

A lot of the Nero Research Sites require bike upgrades to reach.

I found the skill that lets you repair crafted melee weapons with scrap pretty useful, because the crafted melee weapons are generally pretty powerful.
 

Richter1887

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Oct 27, 2017
17,686
People said it was a slof in the first half but I honestly never found it that way. I was hooked fron the start.

As for tips, get the upgrade for slowing time as fadt as possible and anything releated to shooting. The shooting mechanics are pretty weird when you first start but when you get better skills and guns it gets pretty damn satisfying.
 

Fisty

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Oct 25, 2017
6,265
Survival mode is great for first playthrough, it really makes you take stock of what you do and how you treat the bike. Making runs out in the shit as efficient as possible is alot of fun and the survival loop works well without being too much of a chore, especially with regard to the bike. Fast travel is overrated, imo.
 

Majik13

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Oct 27, 2017
745
you can turn on gyro assisted aiming in the options
wait what really? how come they never give a tip about that? Alos one of my GotY, with Death Stranding so far. Really dug the characters, acting, writing, etc. And was fun to play as well. Game isnt perfect, and yeah is a bit of a slog at the beginning.
 

Karspankey

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Oct 25, 2017
8,518
wait what really? how come they never give a tip about that? Alos one of my GotY, with Death Stranding so far. Really dug the characters, acting, writing, etc. And was fun to play as well. Game isnt perfect, and yeah is a bit of a slog at the beginning.
gyro got patched into the game in august
 

ShinUltramanJ

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Oct 27, 2017
6,914
I think I’m going to be grabbing it as well. If it’s $20 for non Plus PS4 owners, I might just go digital.
 

Egida

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Oct 27, 2017
2,470
Just plat'ed this a few days ago. I enjoyed it a lot, it really surprised me how much I liked the story and I can't talk much about it, because well, huge spoilers, but I can't wait for Days Gone 2.
what should I know before jumping in to this?
1. Grab the "Repair melee weapons with scrap" perk ASAP.
2. Enjoy the zombie apocalypse.
 

LonestarZues

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Oct 27, 2017
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Grats! It's a really good game and I would say say go for the shooting perks especially the slow down time first and stick to the main story missions until you get to the 2nd camp as that'll give you options on weapons.
 

Van Bur3n

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
14,728
Throw a small funeral for your money. Maybe pour one out for it but keep some left for when you start playing so you can be in the proper mindset to play Days Gone.
 

EekumBokum

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Oct 25, 2017
673
Play 10-20 hours and call it quits. Game overstays its welcome, and the story is boring and so are the characters
 

MeBecomingI

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Oct 27, 2017
465
Fantastic game. The first bit of the game can be slow to get starting but it'll open up and you'll start to meet some incredibly good characters and the game really takes off.