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The more I see of it the more hyped I get. 

Here's the latest trailer. 

 

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No, it looks really meh.



I think it looks amazing. But you know what looks meh? Metroid Prime 4. All they had to show was text at E3 2 years ago and it is so meh they have to go back to redevelopment from scratch.


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Drakrami said:
I think it looks amazing. But you know what looks meh? Metroid Prime 4. All they had to show was text at E3 2 years ago and it is so meh they have to go back to redevelopment from scratch.

Metroid Prime 4 has nothing to do with the current discussion.

OT: I'm not convinced yet but it has potential. Depends on how well they pull off the open world, the big zombie encounters look intense.



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well either the game has got a lot more polished and interesting or they have become better at making trailers. i am definitely more intrigued in the game than i was before the last couple of videos they put out on the playstation youtube channel



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I'm hyped for it. I don't think it will do enough to distinguish itself from its contemporaries but I'm still on board. I think the people who are buying it know what to expect, such as myself.



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Im definitely checking this one out. It has potential to be awesome.



It doesn't look interesting to me at all. Good time for me to hit up the back log, or finish RDR2 or play more Super Mega Baseball 2.



This is the only game in April that I'm looking forward to.



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I'm hyped, DAY ONE for me. I love the freedom, the way you can approach the situations and enemies. I never played an Open World survival like this before.
Sure I'm very hyped!

INFO

Release Info :

Single player only

Releases April 26 2019

Developer - SIE Bend Studio

Has been in development for over 6 years

Days Gone was Bends first idea after making Uncharted Golden Abyss

Team has more than double in size since 2016 (Over 100 developers)

Game engine utilises Unreal Engine 4

Approximately 30 hours length on the golden path (main story only)

There is only one difficulty setting and it's not easy

The open world that most influenced the developers was RDR

You can still play the game after you beat it

No load times going in and out of buildings or going between regions

You can turn off the XP pop up on the HUD



Story

The game takes place only 2 years after the global pandemic

The game follow 3 stories, Deacon, Deacon's relationship with Boozer and NERO Response Organization that is researching the infection

Plot is about surviving, not finding a cure

The game has multiple endings depending on player choice

Freaker Ears are currency of the world

Freakers will mutate throughout as the story progresses



Missions


Freaker-ear bounties

Hunting animals

Camps to clear

Flashback missions (where you learn about Deacon's past with Sarah)

No fetch quests or time trials, everything has context



The World

Days Gone is set in the state of Oregon

There are 6 different regions in the game,from dense alpine forest, lush meadows to desert lava fields, ancient lava caves,badlands, and snow fields

99% of the buildings are enterable (Or all are, I'm seeing conflicting reports)

The open world wont be fully available to explore at the beginning as the story progresses areas are unlocked. At some point the whole map will be available

You dont climb towers to reveal the map you find maps in bunkers, although there are towers you can climb

Yes the game has fast travel you have to unlock it first by clearing out Freaker nests

Nero Checkpoints has all kinds of useful stuff for you but first you have to get inside each one is a puzzle

The game has small/large towns to explore

You can explore ski lodges, mountain resorts, and golf courses

Players can collect historical markers spread throughout the map this is bits of lore from Oregon’s pioneer past. This is all real stuff

The game has real world landmarks for getting around like Mount Bachelor, Mount Washington, and Three Fingered Jack



Environment

There are over 1200 dynamic events in the world most want to kill you

You can get hurt by falling

You can use your environment to do unique melee kills like smashing a freakers head against a saw

You can use your environment to your advantage like triggering a bomb to let log piles toll on freakers

Wood bridges can crumble if too many freakers are on it

You can hide in trash bins

There is a lot of collectables and loot

Police cars are like the treasure chest of the world where you can find ammo and health kits (newts are also known to hide in them)

Cars may be alarmed



Weather

The game has a day night cycle with different weather patterns such as rain,and snow.

Living beings are taken shelter while snowing

While it's snowing and raining visibility is reduced and enhance stealth for the players and enemies

The bike controls differently while snowing and raining.

Sounds are reduced while raining

Camps behave differently according to the weather for example on a sunny day they build a circle and watch two members fight each other and while snowing they are patroling

The freakers densitiy is higher while raining and you will find more swarms

While snowing there are less freakers and but are more spread out across the map



Camps

Deacon can scout camps with binoculars

Taking out Ambush camps makes that part of the world safer decreasing ambushes

Relationships are important



Deacon St. John


Deacon is the enforcer of a biker club called the Mongrels

Deacon has three main skill trees: ranged combat, melee combat, and survival.

You can upgrade his Health, stamina and Focus using Nero Tech

Deacon has "survival vision" which highlights items of interest, can be upgraded to highlight enemies

You can craft different Health items,traps,explosives you can also craft different bolts for the CrossBow

You can even make bolt that makes the freakers frenzy and attack each other

You can get skills like Focus which slows down time

Deacon changes clothes as the story progress ( you cant change it yourself)

Deacon flips his cap for reasons in the story as you play

He can swim but he wont do it, something related to the story

Deacon the ability to sleep and skip night (unknown if this is only a story related function)

You can switch shoulders (camera)

Deacon has a mercenary friend named Boozer, if you steal from him it can affect your friendship

Deacons stamina, health, time slowdown are upgradable

Deacon will pinch his nose if the stench is unbearable

You are more silent in the rain

There are dialogue choices



Deacons Bike

The bike breaks down and runs out of gas so you need it fix and refuel it.

You can upgrade the bike in 20 different categories such as the exhaust system,engine,frame,fuel tank,tires,suspension,storage space,nitrous and others

You can paint the bike any color you want

You can store ammo on your bike

You bike makes alot of noise it will attract enemies

If you left you bike in the wild you either have to go get it or have someone from one of the camps bring it to you.

Can increase fuel efficiency and durability, swap out tires based on weather

The ground on which you drive can wear off the bike to a different degree. (it wears off faster in a forest than driving on the road for example)

You can add a muffler to your bike to reduce noise output and be more stealthier



The Freakers

Freaker are infected adults, newts are infected children

You will encounter several such as the Swamers, Newts who love high places they will only attack if you low on health or are near them,Screamers will alert freakers in the area and of course the Hordes

Freakers are stronger in the cold and hide when the sun is out,they will come out if its stars raining though

Freakers can be attracted by gun sound even from a noticable distance

Freakers are alive, think and need to sleep, drink and eat

Not all freakers are known, Breaker for example has been mentioned but not seen

Freakers will eat and attack anything including their own

You can use Freakers against other enemies like leading to a camp of marauders

Freakers are drawn to dark places such as tunnels and will make nests

Freakers hibernate at daytime

Freaker can run faster than you



Hordes

There are roaming hordes that can be found anywhere

A 300 freaker horde is considered small (The E3 2016 demo horde was 500 strong)

Hordes need to eat, sleep, and drink.



Human Enemies

These include drifters, marauders, militia and rival bikers

Rippers are an enemy gang that worships freakers, they will not attack the freakers even if they are being attack by them

They will set up variety of ambushes, like a clothesline as you driving across the road or pushing cars down hills at him .They even hide in trees to try to snip you.

They will not call for back or anything like that but the noise can attract Freakers

Enemies could push cars down on you



Animals

Not all animals are infected

Infected animals include Runners which are wolves ,Criers which are crows and Rager which are the bears

Wolves can outrun your bike



Weapons

Weapons include handguns, rifles, shotguns, LMG's, crossbows, melee weapons

Explosive includes gas cans, molotovs, napalm, grenades, proximity mines

There are different types of bolts for your crossbow like fire or berserker bolts (making enemies turn on each other)

You can find blueprints for new weapons

Weapons have different conditions and rarity, weapons found in the open will be worse then weapons you buy from camps.

Weapons you buy from camps will be added to your locker you can always get them from there.

Weapons can be upgraded with stuff like extended magazines

You can get a makeshift silencer from vehicles

Weapons lockers and safehouses can be used to refill ammo

There are different types of traps like a bear trap

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