The open world PS4 exclusive zombie-survival game has a large world to explore and scavenge, but could use some more original ideas.
I'm seeing a lot of articles seemingly placing a cloud on Bend Studios title, stating it needs to find its "identity." Motorcycle + swarms of zombies that make my heart leap in my chest, kind of sets a great foundation. If Days Gone has a solid plot then this game will be one to remember.
Wow its awesome, I love what I see. Its probably not for everyone and I can understand it. Probably why I like it so much too haha
Well it is different than cars + swarms of zombies which is what Dead Rising 3 has. And the DG zombies are much quicker too so it makes the sense of survival more intense.
Well mechanics and gameplay of Dead Rising are so stiff and clunky, I mean it so limited. from Days Gone videos it seems that the gameplay will be smooth and responsive.
People won’t know its true identity until they play the game themselves. Any game could use original ideas but when they don’t it’s all about how eveything in the game comes together. So there’s still hop DG will be a great game regardless of originality. Let’s hope the story and the open world is good. At least the open world seems to be so far
I really don't get the "it has to find it's own identity" thing. To me this is a contrived statement that journalist are deciding to run with, while being unfairly disingenuous and cynical. The things that already set the game apart for me, or at least why I'm interested :- -The zombie horde (yes they are zombies) can we have 1000 'freaker' horde? -Dynamic enemy encounters and interactions between each other -Dynamic weather that affects gameplay and enemy behavior -The cast of 30+ characters relationships that you can effect their level of trust based on your decisions/actions -The upgradeable bike that needs fuel, maintenance and repair if damaged -The fact that there is no difficulty setting, and the game is designed to be challenging -I'm genuinely interested in finding out the story as well, especially if our decisions change the outcome. So yeah, for me it already sets itself apart.
I agree with everything cept the zombie part. Zombies are dead people/animals that get reanimated, I assume this is not the case since they go out of their way to call them freakers. Either way Day 1 for me
I think criticism is criticism but I do thing it's taking things a little too far How many Zombie games do we have? No one bats an eyelid as long as they are decent. How many of them feature a decent number of Zombie like enemies on screen where they feel like a proper threatening horde? Hardly none I've came across, usually it's the same old enemies scattered around in a handful of groups. Only time I've seen a number of Zombies where they can really overwhelm you was in L4D where they'd keep coming...10 years on this looks like some World War Z shit. Not to mention Biker gangs which themes haven't really been touched on within a AAA video game. Not to shit on it but look at Rage 2 that's been announce, I'm excited for it don't get me wrong especially since it looks better then the first but at it's core that game looks similar as other games. Post apocalyptic world, mutated and raider like gangs, FPS over the top gameplay, open world with vehicles like Mad Max or Borderlands...so on. That's just one example, for another you could look at TellTale games with its same old point and click gameplay using a popular licensed franchise with an already established cult following on a 10 year old engine, no one bats an eyelid, praise and good marks all round I could go on. Technical problems, fair enough although it's only an Alpha build, but to go on the attack and downplay it for not being original? Come on. We pick and choose suddenly when we want to bring that up. Oh and to point out another example...Call of Duty 11 now with a Battle Royale mode....HYPE /s
looks like a great game in the making
It looks very original to me and I like what I see.
i think so - i've never seen a game with a horde chasing after you like in this game. i can't wait to play!
The gameplay mechanics themselves are pretty original thought. Has there been any games like this before?
Cover shooting, bullet time, stealth executions, detective vision, crafting, quick time events and set pieces are very rare in the industry these days indeed
lol I'm talking about shooting at hordes of zombies. But I guess with your measuring stick there are zero original games out there.
Oh and dont forget the never seen before skill three
“I'm talking about shooting at hordes of zombies.” There are Dead Rising, Dead Island, Dying Light, Left 4 Dead, the recently released SoD, or even TLOU. Heck, if you want to be technical, you can even throw COD Zombie mode in there.
You can try to Left for Dead 1 & 2.
@S2Killinit I assume your being sarcastic when you say the gameplay mechanics themselves are pretty original. If you're not though, wow, erm ever heard of games like: State of Decay 1 & 2 Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 Dead Rising Series Dying Light etc etc Seriously zombie games with hordes are pretty much "ten a penny" these days.
What does it mean to find it's own identity? How about giving the studio a chance before jumping the gun?
It means it needs to have it's own flavour in order to stand out. It's important to note that the game is still around a year from release, so this kind of thing will change closer to release.
Are you serious... It's not food.
You know, this is one of those games that i would buy regardless of what score it gets. I like the concept of the Zombie and the biker aspect, looks fun. I actually do need a mindless game with lot of fun things to do nowdays,
Good thing Sony dalayed DG for a year. Hopefully Bend Studios can make the improvements before DG is released. Time will tell.
I don't get the hate
Some originality in the smear campaign would be nice too.
People quickly forget that these guys only made handheld games. Making this massive jump is a huge gamble and they most definitely got my respect.We could praise these guys for there achievements or settle for something like state of decay 2.....This is there first AAA console game,think about that for a moment.
Yes but this still third try so pubg is still in their first try,
PUBG on Xbox is borderline broken, and that's coming from someone who adores the PC version.
To be 100% accurate that's not entirely true, they did a fair bit of work on the PS1/2 they may not pass muster on what would be considered "AAA" now but at the time they absolutely were. I get what you're saying, it's just important to note that the staff is not 100% the same people who made Golden Abyss, companies staff up, hire key people and generally cycle through people. I'm not ready to praise anything until the game is released, I have no doubts it'll be far more polished than State of Decay 2. But you're also comparing two companies so wildly different in terms of size and budget that it's a little disingenuous. When the PS4 is 1000x more viable a platform than the Vita is, it's not much of a gamble to staff up and develop a game on the only platform worth spending AAA money on.
Why does everything have to be "other worldly" or completely original?!?! Sometimes fun is enough for me! I love unscripted gameplay, crafting, beautiful worlds to explore, bad guys to kill and monsters to conquer and sometimes that's enough! As long as the art direction, production, performance and story are solid it's enough for me! Every game that comes out doesn't have to be an original experience, it just needs to be its experience and fun. That is all!
The Last of Us didnt really have much original ideas either...and still was successful.
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