This makes me happy, because I've been enjoying the hell out of Days Gone so far. Aside from Bethesda level bugs, the game has been great.
Wait so you are enjoying Days Gone.. and in another thread you said you base your purchases on critics reviews.. and that games with a similar score card are bad games. This game sits on a 71, did you change your mind?
Goes to show that you can never base your purchase or opinion on a game unless you try it out for yourself.
Well, like I said before in this thread, reviews were very much either love it or hate it. Most of the time a consensus forms, but for this game there seems to be two camps of reviewers. The first camp says it sucks, and the second camp says it's a great game. There are some middle grounders giving it between a 7 and a 7.8, but those are in the minority. Now, of course when three critics say a game is awesome, and three other critics say a game sucks, then the average aggregate score will be middling. But one of those groups of reviewers has to be wrong.
So I decided to buy the game and play it for several reasons. I wanted to test my own aggregate reviews theory. I like bend studio. I wanted to know which camp of reviewers was right. The negative reviews had nothing negative to say about the game, other than the story was "bad", and the gameplay was overdone. "Oh, another Zombie game, AND another open world game! We are getting tired of this!"
I haven't entirely changed my mind about aggregate reviews being more or less accurate. The needle has definitely been moved in the other direction though. For games that I'm totally excited to play, I'm just going to buy unless they get really, really, bad reviews. I mean like in the low 60's. There might be two or three games that I'm that level of excited about each year though. If enough of these games wind up being a ton of fun, then yes I will slowly, change my mind on aggregate reviews. Right now though, I think Days Gone having such a middling score is just a fluke. Maybe one in ten games, or one in twenty games gets an aggregate score that just isn't accurate.
As I keep playing games though, if more and more games wind up being fun, despite middling or bad reviews, I'll slowly change my mind. Right now though, I don't think my sample size is big enough. And I've genuinely enjoyed 90-95% of games that have gotten good reviews, that I've played. There are a few games out there that got good reviews, and I didn't like though. They are rare but they exist. And if there's one or two games a year with good reviews, that I didn't like, then it would makes sense for there to be one or two games a year with middling or bad reviews, that I wind up liking.
P.S. I don't know what kind of games you like or play. I don't even know what systems you have. So what systems do you have, and what games do you like the most?