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Days Gone Opencritic 72 Metacritic 72

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95+ 3 3.26%
 
90 to 94 3 3.26%
 
85 to 89 22 23.91%
 
80 to 84 25 27.17%
 
75 to 79 14 15.22%
 
70 to 74 21 22.83%
 
65 to 69 3 3.26%
 
65 or lower 1 1.09%
 
Total:92
Azzanation said:
colafitte said:

I understand that this game doesn't revolutionize the genre nor bring production values to the next level, but when i hear some critizised points about the game, all of them except frame rate/bugs problems can be said to a lot of other open world games, specifically a game like RDR2. RDR 2 had awful combat, mediocre mission design, useless economy system, broken bounty system, irregular story, empty open world (you only do something if there is some ? pointing in the map), .... and that game received a freaking 97 on metacritic.....I'm still pissed of by that. The double standars in the press are something that i can't accept anymore. If Days Gone is nitpicked for everything and it gets a 75 on metacritic, RDR 2 should had been a 80 game at most too. The Evil within 2, a game that received a 75 on metacritic was a game unfairly rated by the press too and it was ono of the best game in the genre ever. I don't know if there is some bias about the zombie genre or what.

In the end, people can see a lot of videos of the game and playthroughs, and there's a lot of people playing with it. If you want to base your opinion in getting the game or not, base it on people that you trust, because the press is becoming worthless and unreliable.

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RDR2 is simply just a better game overall and one of the best this generation. I personally didnt like RDR2. A better comparison is State of Decay 2 which was plagued by bugs and glitches which haunted its overall metascore. Good game but no excuses for bugs.

Despite having not played Days Gone for myself, i probably agree with you in that RDR2 could be a better overall game, that's why i said it's a 80's game for me. But that's my point. Games like Days Gone that are in 70's are considered bad, because we usually expect a game being really good only if it's high 80's, 90 or more. But grades are completely subjective depending of the player.

I love cinematic driven games, with high production values. In that regard RDR 2 was almost perfect. But there were other things that are objectively bad or average and were shadowed in reviews. With Days Gone it's the opposite. Everything wrong with the game has been put absolute in front and the things that does right not.

I'm not saying Days Gone deserves more score. What i am critizing is how the gaming press changes its criteria depending in if its cool to praise a game or if it's cool to hate it because social media, marketing campaigns or bubble opinions in forums affect that perception. 

And when i made that comment i was still trying to figure out why it was receiving 5's and 6's from important gaming sites if the problems were bad IA (RDR2 has bad and simple IA too), mediocre mission design (RDR 2 have a problem with this too were missions are played without player agency), empty world (RDR 2 is the same, most of the map is empty, just with animals and you can not interact with people more than just to say howdy or get lost) and irregular story (RDR 2 has a great character in Arthur Morgan, but the story in most of the games goes nowhere and the epilogue las way more longer than needed). So i was asking myself....Why is this game then a 72 on metacritic??, what really makes it 25 points worse on metacritic than RDR2??, just bad frame rate and bugs???, some lack of polishness??, that's it?? because i really want to know, because i have not decided yet if i a want to buy it or not. I see most of the same problems critics have with Days Gone as i had with RDR 2. Is this game just as inaccurate reviewed as RDR 2 then, or not?. I can't trust reviews opinions and that's the problem.

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Haven’t played at all since Friday. Tried to play last night and got cock blocked by one of those slow ass updates. Anyone know what the update added?



The reason behind why a 6 or 7 seems alarming for a decent game is because in grade school those are considered failing scores. A 70 is a D where I'm from and is the bottom of the line before an E failing grade.

When I grade a game that is the kind of metric I am using, it's the only fair way. In school you are graded on meeting specific criteria and median quality compared to those at the time. Yet truly insightful work can often out weigh issues within.

From actually playing Day's Gone, sure it has a few spelling and grammatical errors but the foundation is strong and fun to read. That deserves at least an 8/C.

In comparison I also enjoyed the hell out of the low budget masterpiece that is Vampyr. I would rate that around the same. Games made by fledgling studios do deserve some leeway as their means are limited. Days Gone I think was made with a team of like 50 people at the start. Yet they brought inventive new ideas to the table. RDR2, the critical darling on the other hand did not excite me, I found it's story super dry and it's controls convoluted. I can respect it's extreme attention to detail and build quality. There is something to be said of the contrast tho.



      

      

      

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LudicrousSpeed said:

Haven’t played at all since Friday. Tried to play last night and got cock blocked by one of those slow ass updates. Anyone know what the update added?

it isnt an online game so you can still play while the game is downloading an update



Been trying to look for an interactive map, qre these a thing of the past, anyone know? The map is gigantic and I just found out I'm only at about 70 percent unlocked.

Game is absolutely gorgeous, not usually a fan of super realistic games but this is among the most impressive I've seen lately. It looks like a HDR photo from 2010 when we used to patch three RAW files together and that is without filters or any fiddling with photo mode, turn on photomode and get the lighting right and it is mind blowing. Not sure how to get this to show up in the forum but here's a tweet that found those high points.

https://twitter.com/ItsDVP/status/1122577321456746498?s=19

Particularly photo nber two of the road and the moon, if this was a few years ago I'd reckon that was a photograph that someone stitched into HDR, even now it looks real.



 

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twintail said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Haven’t played at all since Friday. Tried to play last night and got cock blocked by one of those slow ass updates. Anyone know what the update added?

it isnt an online game so you can still play while the game is downloading an update

I don't think that's a good idea for this game. I did that an the audio disappeared and the cutscenes ran in slow motion.



John2290 said:
In a time where Mortal Kombat gets an 86 with very little critique of its bollachs of a progression system and this game gets a 72. What bonkers world are we living in, I'm so sick of games media. Shit needs an overhaul with new blood in the mix..

Well the average review of all the sites I trust puts MK 11 at 76, and the official opencritic score for MK11 is 83. Days Gone is sitting at 72 officailly on OC, and 73 on by my own trusted reviewers. 

Oh, and MK11 sent out a ton of review copies without having the online store up, so a lot of reviewers just didn't get a chance to see how deep the MTX bs is. Also, if not for the MTX, I bet MK11 would be hailed as much as GoW or BotW. 



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BasilZero said:
Damn, I didnt know there were fighting cars in Days Gone.

Maybe I'll get the game now.

Days Gone fighting cars are cooler than chocobos.



colafitte said:

Despite having not played Days Gone for myself, i probably agree with you in that RDR2 could be a better overall game, that's why i said it's a 80's game for me. But that's my point. Games like Days Gone that are in 70's are considered bad, because we usually expect a game being really good only if it's high 80's, 90 or more. But grades are completely subjective depending of the player.

I love cinematic driven games, with high production values. In that regard RDR 2 was almost perfect. But there were other things that are objectively bad or average and were shadowed in reviews. With Days Gone it's the opposite. Everything wrong with the game has been put absolute in front and the things that does right not.

I'm not saying Days Gone deserves more score. What i am critizing is how the gaming press changes its criteria depending in if its cool to praise a game or if it's cool to hate it because social media, marketing campaigns or bubble opinions in forums affect that perception. 

And when i made that comment i was still trying to figure out why it was receiving 5's and 6's from important gaming sites if the problems were bad IA (RDR2 has bad and simple IA too), mediocre mission design (RDR 2 have a problem with this too were missions are played without player agency), empty world (RDR 2 is the same, most of the map is empty, just with animals and you can not interact with people more than just to say howdy or get lost) and irregular story (RDR 2 has a great character in Arthur Morgan, but the story in most of the games goes nowhere and the epilogue las way more longer than needed). So i was asking myself....Why is this game then a 72 on metacritic??, what really makes it 25 points worse on metacritic than RDR2??, just bad frame rate and bugs???, some lack of polishness??, that's it?? because i really want to know, because i have not decided yet if i a want to buy it or not. I see most of the same problems critics have with Days Gone as i had with RDR 2. Is this game just as inaccurate reviewed as RDR 2 then, or not?. I can't trust reviews opinions and that's the problem.

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I believe RDR2 scored higher due to it did alot of things right which outweighted the bad. No game is ever perfect so to score high these days, games have to fight harder to overcome the issues and mediocrity in there games.

State of Decay 2 did some good things but not enough to outweigh the frustrating bugs and glitches. Days Gone would be something similar. 



DG is such a good game. Deserves way more than a 72 meta, its an 80 game imho. I am having a blast.
There are some meh designer choices but overall if they had more time to polish and test i think the game will even better. I feel as tho they launched the game in a beta state.