It reminds me of games like ReCore or State of Decay, solid titles that due to the lack of other exclusives on their platform, got hyped beyond what they should have been. Sony hasn’t released a big exclusive since GoW IIRC. This is releasing early in the year when there’s not much else, and as a result, it’s being made into a bigger title than it should be.
It’s also a lot like 1886 in that regard. I expect something more than 1886, that game was doodoo, but I agree with you that when I see this game I just see meh. I see been there, done that. It would take a pretty special narrative to overcome what has been lackluster gameplay in the videos I have seen.
If anything days gone is suffering now because there are already too many great IPs on the PS4 and compared t all the others this one looks the most generic. I mean even the order garnered way more hype than this game is getting.
To OP, I agree with you. Not on how it looks though, I cant fault it for its looks. I just don't think they have done enough to make people really interested in the game. Yh the whole zombie horde mechanic is a novel one... but thats just not nearly enough.
I see it scoring in the 75-80 range.