Days Gone has been among the least interesting exclusives on PS4 since release. Killzone Shadow Fall, Infamous Second Son, Driveclub, The Order 1886, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Gran Turismo Sport, God of War, Spiderman were games with more hype and which I was more excited for and most of them were good. The new trailer for Days Gone has done nothing to change my hype and from internet as well.
Comments on youtube are telling about the utter distaste for this game. It looks competently made, don't get me wrong, but it looks generic. Its a zombie game, in an open world and it isn't doing anything new with either of those. The camps and you taking them down in many ways looks like Far Cry. The visuals are good and it looks polished but that isn't enough. Sony Bend should have made Resistance 4 instead, they made Resistance Retribution and it was the best shooter on PSP and Sony could do with more FPS games as well as since Resistance 3 was fantastic.
Days Gone isn't going to sell well. Jim Sterling had a take on it which I agree with, it looks like it could be a competent, even the best zombie game but we have had enough zombie games and enough open worlds. The hand to hand combat looks bad and the story isn't treading new areas. Its a been there, done that game for which not a lot of people care.
Youtube comments arent a gauge for anything tbqh. "isnt doing anything new" is some of the laziest criticism anyone can throw out tbqh. Not only does it not actually mean anything in terms of how good or fun a game is, but it not every game needs to reinvent the wheel.
i agree that they should have made Resistance instead... in fact Days Gone should have just been a Resistance title (aftermath of invasion).
Hand combat does look pretty mediocre but "story isnt treading new areas" is utter nonsense when we know next to nothing about what the story actually is.
This entire thread is pretty crazy. Days Gone has a lot of social buzz interest. E3 vid has 10 million views, Game informers most viewed video is Days Gone. Recent demo as PAX has a lot of buzz from ppl who played it (and its a 7 month old build).
Game is going to be just fine when it releases. Might not be a Goty contender but its going to sell well enough. Anyone who thinks this wont sell or that Sony Bend are in trouble have a very limited view on the appeal of a functional open world survival zombie game with dynamic weather/ day night cycle where the protagonist is basically a Sons of Anarchy character who travels on a bike.
Bend just needs the final game running at a consistent 30fps with some meatier weapon cues (like sounds/ weight) and a half decent story and you pretty much have a good open world zombie game.