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Fallawful said:
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Outlets specifically targeted the "white male protagonist" becore release, many of them reviewed the game. One particular reviewer was caught out on twitter for political bias but keep your head in the sand. 

I enjoy anything, and I do mean anything as long as it is done well. 

Please provide evidence, also including as to how many only hated it because of the character's skin colour without any constructive criticism. I'd also like to add that of course there's dumb&*$# reviewers who say statements like that for a click, but what I'm countering is the two of your implications that racism is what bogged down the game's reception. A bad apple does not make the whole batch bad, amirite? Goes for reviewers. Finally, I don't buy the political elephant in the room, which is the WASP 'victimisation' narrative that our discussion now is flirting with but not getting into (which is good, because I do not want to get into it). 


Bolded: That's absolutely fine. I'm glad you like stuff like this. My problem is that I get too bored when things aren't fresh enough. 

I'm on android, see my sig, look it up yourself on google. Plenty of evidence before and after the games release. 



 

Everything in the above reply is my opinion, from my own perspective and not representative of reality outside of my own head!

-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.

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John2290 said:
Fallawful said:

Please provide evidence, also including as to how many only hated it because of the character's skin colour without any constructive criticism. I'd also like to add that of course there's dumb&*$# reviewers who say statements like that for a click, but what I'm countering is the two of your implications that racism is what bogged down the game's reception. A bad apple does not make the whole batch bad, amirite? Goes for reviewers. Finally, I don't buy the political elephant in the room, which is the WASP 'victimisation' narrative that our discussion now is flirting with but not getting into (which is good, because I do not want to get into it). 


Bolded: That's absolutely fine. I'm glad you like stuff like this. My problem is that I get too bored when things aren't fresh enough. 

I'm on android, see my sig, look it up yourself on google. Plenty of evidence before and after the games release. 

That's the thing, I don't actually believe the evidence exists. It's one of those things that became polities and blowed immensely out of proportion. Identity politics is tricky, you see - a lot of times it is absolute BS. 



B-But I read it's sexist and I should hate it because toxic masculinity.

Maybe those articles actually got it some free press and boosted sales, haha!



Fallawful said:
- snip - 

Outlets specifically targeted the "white male protagonist" becore release, many of them reviewed the game. One particular reviewer was caught out on twitter for political bias but keep your head in the sand. 

I enjoy anything, and I do mean anything as long as it is done well. 

Please provide evidence, also including as to how many only hated it because of the character's skin colour without any constructive criticism. I'd also like to add that of course there's dumb&*$# reviewers who say statements like that for a click, but what I'm countering is the two of your implications that racism is what bogged down the game's reception. A bad apple does not make the whole batch bad, amirite? Goes for reviewers. Finally, I don't buy the political elephant in the room, which is the WASP 'victimisation' narrative that our discussion now is flirting with but not getting into (which is good, because I do not want to get into it). 


Bolded: That's absolutely fine. I'm glad you like stuff like this. My problem is that I get too bored when things aren't fresh enough. 

The problem with "Freshness" is that something that is fresh for you may not be fresh for somebody else. So you cant really have that as a metric...
Well you can, but at the same time you will have to know that its very subjective.



John2290 said:
Fallawful said:

No, absolutely not. Politics did not affect the game's reviews, please don't conflate issues that are completely unrelated. The game was reviewed so because it was average. I love it as well - because average does NOT mean bad. It means that's it's a solid game, and that's it, nothing more. 

The main character was boring, and the story was full of tropes we've seen hundreds of times before in a story. This has nothing to do with politics. The thing the saved this game from being bad was the solid mechanics. The zombie hordes are dopes and the motorcycle is fun to ride around and maintain. 

You've got yo be srriously naive or in a space of blissful ignorance if you don't see that politics had a large effect on this games score. If you think the daily dots 30 is based on the games merit, you need some perspectuve dude. And also, the protagonist, Deacon is not average. He has a deep bavk story and has a unique personality, the VAer does a brilliant job at bringing unique mannerisms to his character and his history opens up in a fluid way across the game. The game is more of a day (few months) in the life type deal so the fact that they were able to flesh him out so well in this period is a feat. 

There were plenty of reviews that gave it a low score, not because of politics, but because of the story being a same old same old. But I still have to finish the game before I make up my mind on the story. Anyway, I'm sure there are 5-10 bad reviews due to politics. But those same sites give everything a bad review score. Most of the time a game will get reviewed by one or two of those tabloidy sites. But Days Gone seems to have attracted every last one of them. Even if those political reviews were cut out, the game would still only be at 77 or so. Really good review sites like Destructoid, and Easy allies weren't fans of Days Gone either. 



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Gratulation, sounds really good.



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With these sales it looks like Sony Bend will get another crack at a console game for the PS5. I'll definitely pick this up when it gets discounted.



PotentHerbs said:
With these sales it looks like Sony Bend will get another crack at a console game for the PS5. I'll definitely pick this up when it gets discounted.

It's $40 on PSN, and at Best Buy right now. Edit: Also $40 at Wal-Mart. It's probably just $40 everywhere now. 

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Cerebralbore101 said:
PotentHerbs said:
With these sales it looks like Sony Bend will get another crack at a console game for the PS5. I'll definitely pick this up when it gets discounted.

It's $40 on PSN, and at Best Buy right now. Edit: Also $40 at Wal-Mart. It's probably just $40 everywhere now. 

I'm waiting for that $20 price point lol. I have a huge back log to get through as well!



PotentHerbs said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

It's $40 on PSN, and at Best Buy right now. Edit: Also $40 at Wal-Mart. It's probably just $40 everywhere now. 

I'm waiting for that $20 price point lol. I have a huge back log to get through as well!

Lol me too. My backlog is about 150 games deep right now.