New Days Gone Screenshots

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I mean, this is what you wrote
"Based on my experience" - is that not what I've said too? I've certainly not responded to every post in every thread.

I still dont know why offends someone by saying the graphics are nothing to be amazed at.
You say it like it's fact though, and pointlessly compare it to RDR2. I can't help but wonder why your bar is so high that a game needs over a thousand people to work on it before it can be impressive. In reality, the graphics of Days Gone are tremendous. Its world is beautifully detailed and realised. Environments are diverse. Animations are great... but okay.
 
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People conflate generic with cliche and nothing is wrong with cliche. The best things in media are usually ridden with cliches , but they are well written, performed and executed. Furthermore, anything new that is genuinely creative and good will itself become a cliche...because it's genuinely good. The Sopranos is packed with old cliches and created it's own. The likeable yet genuinely bad person, the bad marriage etc
Well said, and very true
 

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Something really horrible is gonna happen to them, isn't it?
I'm hoping it has an impactful opening like The Last of Us.

Explain the amounts of clicks on youtube, then.
The game is going to be a smash hit, and people are going to have to deal with that, lol.

That shot is also very nice imo :)

The world looks beautiful.

and from someone complaining the whole thread about posts that add nothing to the discussion.
Shall we compare and tally up their comments in this thread vs. that poster they were responding to and see who added more to the discussion? It's weird how you're focusing in on a "LOL" comment which wasn't exactly their debut in this thread but a response to someone else's ridiculous follow up post. Dismissing a poster that continues to add nothing to the thread actually adds a lot to the thread.

they need to show a cool mission or two imo. The one they showed a few e3's ago was rad! The one where the player lures the zombie hoard into an enemy camp by blowing up a dam
I can't wait to discover these dynamic events myself to be honest. Other than one final story trailer, I've seen enough to cover me until release.
 
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Shall we compare and tally up their comments in this thread vs. that poster they were responding to and see who added more to the discussion? It's weird how you're focusing in on a "LOL" comment which wasn't exactly their debut in this thread but a response to someone else's ridiculous follow up post. Dismissing a poster that continues to add nothing to the thread actually adds a lot to the thread.
if you read his other posts itt, you'll notice that all he's doing is calling anything he disagrees with a shit post or a hot take, and constantly trying to backseat mod and say how "frustrating" or "maddening" it is that people get to have opinions that he doesn't agree with and then have the balls to post them on a discussion forum.
anyway, i can see where this is going so i'll just go back to reading and not posting, have fun.
 
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I will predict no matter how well they handle this, there are going to be complaints about fridging. Unfortunate but it does seem to be a common occurrence in Sony titles, from The Last of Us to God of War.
 
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SOme of the lighting in this looks absolutely spectacular.
Are they just using stock UE4.x or did they inject some custom GI like Enlighten or something.

If UE4.x is at this level with its lighting now, im more sold on this tech than I was 13 months ago.
 
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Still looks pretty bad visually compared to other Sony 1st party games.
Welp, too bad for you. Don't know what you have watched, but it looks incredible. Especially coming from a smaller-ish studio, compared to Sony's big ones.
SOme of the lighting in this looks absolutely spectacular.
Are they just using stock UE4.x or did they inject some custom GI like Enlighten or something.
It really does look amazing. It's a modified U4 engine :)
 
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SOme of the lighting in this looks absolutely spectacular.
Are they just using stock UE4.x or did they inject some custom GI like Enlighten or something.

If UE4.x is at this level with its lighting now, im more sold on this tech than I was 13 months ago.
Supposedly they were using a heavily modified UE4 engine for the game. I can see that too with all the small "things" the engine shares with other Sony Studio games.

At first, I thought it was using Naughty Dogs tech so it is really cool what they pulled off with it.
 
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I will predict no matter how well they handle this, there are going to be complaints about fridging. Unfortunate but it does seem to be a common occurrence in Sony titles, from The Last of Us to God of War.
Not just Sony titles, but games - and other media - in general. It’s a worn out cliche that has been beat to death and hasn’t had any spin worth talking about in a while.
 
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Not just Sony titles, but games - and other media - in general. It’s a worn out cliche that has been beat to death and hasn’t had any spin worth talking about in a while.
John Wick takes it to knowingly absurd levels by having the dog reflect the memory of his wife. The underworld being slack-jawed at Wick coming after them because of a dog (aka the last meaningful memento of his wife) was a fun self-aware spin IMO
 
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I will predict no matter how well they handle this, there are going to be complaints about fridging. Unfortunate but it does seem to be a common occurrence in Sony titles, from The Last of Us to God of War.
Unless we are looking at a different definition, GoW does not feature a fridging trope. TLoU is a strange case in that Sarah's death has an impact on the character, but not really the larger world or plot being pushed forward.
 
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SOme of the lighting in this looks absolutely spectacular.
Are they just using stock UE4.x or did they inject some custom GI like Enlighten or something.

If UE4.x is at this level with its lighting now, im more sold on this tech than I was 13 months ago.
Its looks really amazing considering the game is open world and has a ton of enemies on screen.
 
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Sony seems to like using public holidays to tie into game marketing. They did it with God of War for Father's Day.


What is "generic" about it?

I swear this lazy "generic" rhetoric is on the cusp of becoming a meme.
If it’s so common a critique as to be a meme, I’d say it’s just how a lot of people view the game.

I’ll wait until it’s out for final judgement, but based on the E3 gameplay and the random media I’ve seen since, nothing jumps out at me as special.
 
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SOme of the lighting in this looks absolutely spectacular.
Are they just using stock UE4.x or did they inject some custom GI like Enlighten or something.

If UE4.x is at this level with its lighting now, im more sold on this tech than I was 13 months ago.
One of the directors is on the technical advisory panel for the Unreal Engine, so I’d imagine they have a pretty deep knowledge of the system to get the maximum out of it.
 
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Also, as ever, no one throwing 'GENERIC!' around in a Days Gone thread can ever satisfactorily articulate ways this apparent genericism could be improved.
Easy. Have the apocalypse caused by something other than a generic zombie outbreak. There are tons of other options for this that are more interesting from the somewhat realistic, such as climate change, energy conflict, nuclear war, global pandemic to fantasy/science fiction such as solar flares destroying all technology, alien invasion, extradimension rifts, lovecraftian creatures awakening, and so on. The most interesting drama in post apocalyptic( including zombie) scenarios is always the inter-personal conflict but if you must have non-human enemies most of the scenarios I threw out could easily accommodate them.

If you absolutely MUST have zombies and not some alternative there are still ways you could make the premise actually interesting like having the story take place centuries after the initial outbreak which would provide opportunities for having interesting, fleshed out post-collapse societies like Horizon Zero Dawn did.

Besides the premise there is also a lot they could have done to make the visual style at least look remotely interesting. The options here are too numerous to list but think of literally any game that doesn't just try to look photo-realistic and you have something more interesting than Days Gone.

This is just me spending less than 5 minutes throwing out random ideas. Someone who actually put in some time and effort could probably come up with dozens more that are far more interesting and less generic than what Days Gone is doing. I'm honestly struggling to think of anything on the horizon that isn't just another AAA franchise entry like Battlefield, FIFA or Call of Duty that looks less interesting than Days Gone.
 
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Easy. Have the apocalypse caused by something other than a generic zombie outbreak. There are tons of other options for this that are more interesting from the somewhat realistic, such as climate change, energy conflict, nuclear war, global pandemic to fantasy/science fiction such as solar flares destroying all technology, alien invasion, extradimension rifts, lovecraftian creatures awakening, and so on. The most interesting drama in post apocalyptic( including zombie) scenarios is always the inter-personal conflict but if you must have non-human enemies most of the scenarios I threw out could easily accommodate them.

If you absolutely MUST have zombies and not some alternative there are still ways you could make the premise actually interesting like having the story take place centuries after the initial outbreak which would provide opportunities for having interesting, fleshed out post-collapse societies like Horizon Zero Dawn did.

Besides the premise there is also a lot they could have done to make the visual style at least look remotely interesting. The options here are too numerous to list but think of literally any game that doesn't just try to look photo-realistic and you have something more interesting than Days Gone.

This is just me spending less than 5 minutes throwing out random ideas. Someone who actually put in some time and effort could probably come up with dozens more that are far more interesting and less generic than what Days Gone is doing. I'm honestly struggling to think of anything on the horizon that isn't just another AAA franchise entry like Battlefield, FIFA or Call of Duty that looks less interesting than Days Gone.
They are already doing something that has never been done in gaming.

Zombies in this game are living beings, they sleep, create nests, cannibalize each other, need to drink and more. They have different classes that are stronger than each other which means the zombies "respect" the bigger classes. They are very similar to animals in that regard.

Give me another game that has something like this. I will wait.
 
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If it’s so common a critique as to be a meme, I’d say it’s just how a lot of people view the game.

I’ll wait until it’s out for final judgement, but based on the E3 gameplay and the random media I’ve seen since, nothing jumps out at me as special.
What does this mean? Not every game NEEDS to do anything special, very few games actually do anything new.