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Cerebralbore101

Well nevermind that literally every other reviewer on the planet gave the game high praise!

That can also mean someone that favors 1 reviewer can take 1 very positive review over 80 average ones. It goes both ways. I simply follow the only review that matters.. my own.



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Well deserved. Just got the platinum trophy, and it’s honestly a great game. A bit messy at first, but when you get to Lost Lake, the game and story really pick up and wrap to be an overall excellent title. And that ending... Can’t wait for the sequel.



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Azzanation said:
Cerebralbore101

Well nevermind that literally every other reviewer on the planet gave the game high praise!

That can also mean someone that favors 1 reviewer can take 1 very positive review over 80 average ones. It goes both ways. I simply follow the only review that matters.. my own.

Uh, no. Taking a single reviewer's word on something when all the other reviewers disagree is almost as bad as taking a single scientist's word on something when his entire field is telling you he's wrong. 

DialgaMarine said:
Well deserved. Just got the platinum trophy, and it’s honestly a great game. A bit messy at first, but when you get to Lost Lake, the game and story really pick up and wrap to be an overall excellent title. And that ending... Can’t wait for the sequel.

Yeah, the sequel should be excellent. Human enemies won't just be chumps with guns anymore!



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John2290 said:

@Cerebralbore101 Have you finished it yet?

Yep. Just going to repost what I said to Azzanation, with some extra stuff thrown in for you.

I finished the game last Friday June 21st 2019. I'm downgrading the game from great to merely good. Thirty hours of extra playtime makes a hell of a difference. I'll write a review on the game eventually. In short though, the missions start to get repetitive, the open world is pretty bland/empty, and the villains are bad cartoon characters. Oh, and refueling on gas, as well as, looting corpses/cars is needlessly time consuming. It's a game that's scored in the low 70's when IMO it should have been in the very high 70's. It's a game with genuinely cool shit to show us for the first 30 hours, dragged out to a 60 hour game. Had they just ended the main storyline halfway through, (instead of dragging it out), and given us more actual things to discover in the open world, it would have been great. 

I am looking forward to the sequel so long as they fire their level designer, or hire more level designers. Half the levels are really good, and the other half are just bland/lazy. Oh, this horde? It runs at you out of a cave in the wilderness! We worked on this horde fight for 25 minutes. Oh this other horde? You fight it in a town with a ton of explosive barrels, traps, and choke points. We spent days on this horde fight. Oh this level? You cover your buddy with Sniper fire as he plants explosive charges. We worked on this level for a day. Oh this other level? You run up into a generic camp of generic enemies carrying crappy weapons, and stupid AI. You then proceed to play wack a' mole from a distance as they all hide behind cover and occasionally pop their heads up to shoot at you from a distance. We worked on this level for 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong, cover based shooting can be fun. But Uncharted did it best with all the climbing, mechanics mixed in. 



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Great game! well deserved!!



Cerebralbore101 said:
John2290 said:

@Cerebralbore101 Have you finished it yet?

Yep. Just going to repost what I said to Azzanation, with some extra stuff thrown in for you.

I finished the game last Friday June 21st 2019. I'm downgrading the game from great to merely good. Thirty hours of extra playtime makes a hell of a difference. I'll write a review on the game eventually. In short though, the missions start to get repetitive, the open world is pretty bland/empty, and the villains are bad cartoon characters. Oh, and refueling on gas, as well as, looting corpses/cars is needlessly time consuming. It's a game that's scored in the low 70's when IMO it should have been in the very high 70's. It's a game with genuinely cool shit to show us for the first 30 hours, dragged out to a 60 hour game. Had they just ended the main storyline halfway through, (instead of dragging it out), and given us more actual things to discover in the open world, it would have been great. 

I am looking forward to the sequel so long as they fire their level designer, or hire more level designers. Half the levels are really good, and the other half are just bland/lazy. Oh, this horde? It runs at you out of a cave in the wilderness! We worked on this horde fight for 25 minutes. Oh this other horde? You fight it in a town with a ton of explosive barrels, traps, and choke points. We spent days on this horde fight. Oh this level? You cover your buddy with Sniper fire as he plants explosive charges. We worked on this level for a day. Oh this other level? You run up into a generic camp of generic enemies carrying crappy weapons, and stupid AI. You then proceed to play wack a' mole from a distance as they all hide behind cover and occasionally pop their heads up to shoot at you from a distance. We worked on this level for 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong, cover based shooting can be fun. But Uncharted did it best with all the climbing, mechanics mixed in. 

Well I agree with a good chunk of what ya said. The Ai, villians and what not but the map is pretty great by most standards and I thought the first third of the story was the weakest with everything else just getting progressivly better and better with just a few bumps in the road with pacing issues. 

Yeah, hopefully Days Gone 2 will solve all the rough edges. You say high 70s, I say a solid 8/10. I'd reckon we are in agreement and it's pretty much the most agreed upon rating on the internet frok what I've seen.



 

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John2290 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Yep. Just going to repost what I said to Azzanation, with some extra stuff thrown in for you.

I finished the game last Friday June 21st 2019. I'm downgrading the game from great to merely good. Thirty hours of extra playtime makes a hell of a difference. I'll write a review on the game eventually. In short though, the missions start to get repetitive, the open world is pretty bland/empty, and the villains are bad cartoon characters. Oh, and refueling on gas, as well as, looting corpses/cars is needlessly time consuming. It's a game that's scored in the low 70's when IMO it should have been in the very high 70's. It's a game with genuinely cool shit to show us for the first 30 hours, dragged out to a 60 hour game. Had they just ended the main storyline halfway through, (instead of dragging it out), and given us more actual things to discover in the open world, it would have been great. 

I am looking forward to the sequel so long as they fire their level designer, or hire more level designers. Half the levels are really good, and the other half are just bland/lazy. Oh, this horde? It runs at you out of a cave in the wilderness! We worked on this horde fight for 25 minutes. Oh this other horde? You fight it in a town with a ton of explosive barrels, traps, and choke points. We spent days on this horde fight. Oh this level? You cover your buddy with Sniper fire as he plants explosive charges. We worked on this level for a day. Oh this other level? You run up into a generic camp of generic enemies carrying crappy weapons, and stupid AI. You then proceed to play wack a' mole from a distance as they all hide behind cover and occasionally pop their heads up to shoot at you from a distance. We worked on this level for 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong, cover based shooting can be fun. But Uncharted did it best with all the climbing, mechanics mixed in. 

Well I agree with a good chunk of what ya said. The Ai, villians and what not but the map is pretty great by most standards and I thought the first third of the story was the weakest with everything else just getting progressivly better and better with just a few bumps in the road with pacing issues. 

Yeah, hopefully Days Gone 2 will solve all the rough edges. You say high 70s, I say a solid 8/10. I'd reckon we are in agreement and it's pretty much the most agreed upon rating on the internet frok what I've seen.

I haven't played the game yet it's on my list. From what I've read though almost everyone says it gets better and better as you go on.



best selling games first half of 2019:



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Notice that Days Gone actually appears a few places in the top3 best selling games of the year.
Also even in places where its not top3, its close or just outta there.

This game that so few believed in, actually ended up doing pretty well.