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The game is that good and complete gameplay and story wise, that a sequel is not warranted. How do you even make a sequel to this masterpiece? Would be better if they made a new game, but with similar style of gameplay, maybe even open world.



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The game is that good and complete gameplay and story wise, that a sequel is not warranted. How do you even make a sequel to this masterpiece? Would be better if they made a new game, but with similar style of gameplay, maybe even open world.



Just posted this in one of the articles in regarding to Sony being interested in anything besides Days Gone.

"Honestly, I totally get this. I really think Higher ups were just not interested in the story/characters/world of Days Gone and I can't blame them... you can take the same gameplay and put it in another universe with even more of a distinct spin.

I'm very happy they're working on a new IP"

Not every game needs to be a franchise. DG probably went on to sell pretty well in a year where there was no other major PS exclusive but I think ultimately its universe doesn't really stand next to Ratchet, Horizon, GOT, TLOU, Uncharted... there isn't a mascot or iconography to bring forward.

Seeing as there's so many stories and worlds for Sony to try their hand at, I totally get wanting to leave this fairly vanilla tale behind in favour for a riskier, more unique endeavour. Maybe one that uses a similar gameplay blueprint although I'm hoping not.



KratosLives said:

The game is that good and complete gameplay and story wise, that a sequel is not warranted. How do you even make a sequel to this masterpiece? Would be better if they made a new game, but with similar style of gameplay, maybe even open world.

The Fun thing is that seems to be exactly what they are doing Sony, greenlit a new IP

and Bend stated that it is an open world game that expands on what they  have done.

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KratosLives said:

The game is that good and complete gameplay and story wise, that a sequel is not warranted. How do you even make a sequel to this masterpiece? Would be better if they made a new game, but with similar style of gameplay, maybe even open world.

Did you miss the secret ending? It's not complete story wise at all. In fact they left a massive opening for a sequel that I was excited to play more of. 



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coolbeans said:
JRPGfan said:

"and whatnot"

nah, it wasnt the bugs, it was mainly journalists and critics, getting angry at the male role, and his attitutde towards women.
Femanists went wild, and journalistes all showed up to support them, and gave it worse reviews than it deserved.

I've been saying this since forever, its a underrated game.
Its a much better game than its review score, shows.

Apparently, word of mouth, and solid gameplay, beats journalists dogpileing on it.

For starters, you're already overinflating the general sway game journos & critics (alone) have on influencing whether a AAA game commercially sinks or swims.  There isn't nearly the pull when anyone can watch full YouTube walkthroughs or listen to their favorite influencers instead.  The diminishment of big game press events is one sign of that.

Second, the whole "SJW/feminist reviewers tarnishing the game" is overblown.  Some of the most prominent sites receiving this backlash (Gamespot & Polygon in particular) really just critiqued Deacon as being kinda generic and brought up issues like tone and character dynamics.  That's just critiquing a story.  Perhaps some other outlets had a hardcore socio-political bend against DG, but I got bored investigating it myself when my first two examples turned out untrue.

EDIT: For transparency's sake, I've hyperlinked to those two reviews I'm talking about.  By all means, push back if I'm not giving a proper representation of their points.

I know this an older post, but I did come across something that sheds some light on biased journalists throwing cold water on DG.

https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/bhrpbd/days_gone_are_they_at_it_again_or_is_it_actually/

I still think @JRPGfan is WAY overblowing the sheer quantity of people that dogpiled it (just count what's here with it's amassed on MetaCritic & OpenCritic), and not all the context snipped there is good evidence, but some examples do speak to an unprofessional subculture that seemed to have an axe to grind.