Days Gone has been riding the hype train since it was first revealed in 2016, but the latest gameplay reveals have been spectacularly lacklustre. What have they shown us, and is the hype still real?
idk but im getting it :)
Me too! A better title might have been: "Is Days Gone the Next Title Journalists will Unequivocally Hate for No Reason?" Sounds like this is the build up for so many other games that received unmitigated hate.
It seems to happen with every Sony exclusive, "GOW has It changed too much" "horizon zero dawn, will it live up to the hype" the "journalists" won't be happy until one of the ps4 exclusives is a dud. Then on the other hand you get things like "Xbox is selling like crap but does it actually matter" or "state of decay 2 is a buggy mess but that doesn't matter" "sea of thieves has no one playing it anymore but it doesn't matter". It almost seems like the "journalists" are trying to get tides to turn by force and it just isn't happening for them.
Days Gone looks pretty bad ass to me, personally. It might not be day-one, but I definitely intend on buying it, especially after the last trailer.
@thorstein, Perfect. I was adding them to my Host File Block and I look at the title of the website that wrote this absurd article and first read Try Trolling. Days Gone is Day One.
I'm going to say DAYs gONE. So Day One comes right out of Days Gone, it was just meant to be. It will be an early birthday gift to myself.
How has it been lackluster. It’s amazing
I am not expecting DAYS GONE to be LOU GOW UC 4 success but the Game will do well in Detroit level may be AND i am getting it day one
I’m buying this too. I was sold when I saw the zombie animals and I was already pumped for the zombie hordes World war Z style.
Unless it reviews terribly then I don't see it being successful commercially. If it's able to get at least an 80+ on Metacritic then it should be good. Just look at how successful Detroit was. I think it'll hold it's own with all the competition in Feb.
You've got Anthem and Metro that same day. Meta critic won't help DG from taking a big hit. They should move it. I suspect Metro might slip, though (also smart).
metro was never a huge franchise and anthem still needs to prove itself from the mass effect failure that tainted the bioware name.
@thatguy I get that Andromeda was a mess up, but that was by a different team within Bioware. The team working on Anthem is mostly the team who worked on ME1-3 so there is a little more faith, at least for me.
@Thatguy-310 100% agreed. I ADORE the Metro series, but it's not a blockbuster series by any stretch (although this might be the game that gets it there), and after that terrible showing at EA's conference this year, I have very little faith in Anthem. Hell, that game looked so undercooked that I predict it'll either be as broken at release as Mass Effect Andromeda or worse. That, or it'll get delayed. What I do know is that, of those three, Days Gone is DEFINITELY the game that looks the most complete and ready for launch.
I agree that Metro doesn't have a huge following, even though it's a great series that should get more sales. That's why they should move Metro. Although they will run up against Division 2 in March, so I'm not sure where it'll fall. You're underestimating the advertising push that Anthem will get to the masses. It will be everywhere. Most gamers are going to see Destiny meets Ironman and be sold. Days Gone is already being criticized (perhaps unfairly) for not standing out from the crowd. Right now, it's set to release next to the big new IP from the industry's biggest publisher, as well as a new entry in a critically acclaimed action series. That's an uphill battle that Sony could avoid by moving the date. For the devs' sake, I hope they do.
@Jinger But it’s still Bioware fault and a lot of people said Anthem just like Destiny. And Anthem is still publishing by EA and I know EA will find a way to screw people off. And that EA CEO is ignorant.
I am choosing Days Gone over both Metro and Anthem. It just seems like the better game to me and I am stoked to play it. Never could get into Metro, but I will be watching Anthem after it has been out for a bit. Being published by EA has me very cautious when it comes to that game and if they messed it up like they have with other games, I will give Anthem a hard pass. I know I am not the only one who sees it that way either.
Anthem eh, metro I hear is good but I couldn't get into them. I'd give it another shot though with the ps4 double pack that released. Days gone imo looks absolutely fantastic I think it'll be alright
Anthem a brand new IP?
Anthem is going to be the first big flop of 2019. Mark my words.
I don’t think it will flop, I suspect 2 million lifetime sales, but they have some work to do, or need countless amazing moments in this game.
2-3million sounds about right. My biggest concern is repetitive gamplay.
Looks like its going to be a love it or hate it game. Probably won't get universal praise like Uncharted or God of War.
98% of games don’t get that type of praise.
The game is not for everyone and I'm cool with that. I bet a lot of people will find it too hard, because of the focus needed, to play casually.
NO game is for everyone.
But it will be solid foundation for Bend Studio.
I feel like Zombie games in general should be banned for at least a decade.
That includes State of Decay right? Would that include CoD? If Left 4 Dead 3 was announced would you say the same? Some people enjoy zombie games yknow
It does indeed. I didn't even play State of Decay while I have game pass.. Zombies are so played out.
That person is N U T S. Dying light 2 is coming out. One of the best zombie games (IMO) plus Last of Us 2 and Telltale's Walking Dead the Final Season. What isn't to like about the upcoming zombie games?
@thorstein And you forgot RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE. That game is gonna be THE TITS :)
Then do not buy them for at least a decade? Many of us love them, stale or not. Not everything revolves around your opinion. If it sells, people obviously want it.
Just don't buy any and let people like me and others who love zombie games enjoy them. Not every game has to carter especially to your tastes.
True, this is my feelings. Not everyone's.
Ya there is plenty of room for a variety of takes on zombies. The more options the more likely everyone can have their own unique tastes catered to.
Oh shut up
I agree. Zombies need to die. Ironically.
It's not a zombie game, though. According to the devs, during their gameplay demo after the E3 showcase, they said that the freakers are "alive" and "not zombies."
They can called the whatever thay want, but end of the day there are still a form of a zombie.
Resident Evil 2 Remake? O_O
Not til I get Left 4 Dead 3 first.
I feel the issue with this game after the previews with what they said that people have already made up their mind about this game.
Troll site look at the name of the site and take out ry and you get trolling.
I sense the foul smell of a t... Why wasn't showcased in the main event? or did I miss it?
Days Gone just had an exclusive coverage at Game Informer, it received release date few days before E3, trailer and gameplay video at E3 2018, if anything the game is overexposed, so i don't know what "smell" are you sensing.
No. But I'm getting a sense a lot of people would like it to, because writing about negative topics tends to get a lot of clicks. Days Gone hasn't given us a reason to doubt it. If anything they've stayed true and honest on what it is they are making and plan to deliver. Will it sell amazingly? Who knows, but I'll be buying it.
It'll compete with a lot of games on it's release date. If none of those games gets delayed it comes out on the same day as Anthem, Metro and Crackdown 3.
So...you're telling me to save up...
Haha. Pretty much. Next year looks like it has the potential to be the craziest year of this gen.
Where did this pessimism come from anyways? Is there a reason to for this to flop? The game is looking good so far
Because early alpha footage doesn't look as polished as a game on the shelves, I guess. Tons of whining about a lack of polish when it isn't coming out for 8 months. It's like no one has played in an alpha or beta before. I can tell you from experience Battlefield games in development don't look and run like the final retail versions. Not even close.
I believed in Sony Bend Studio.
Looks a little boring, not much different stuff to do then riding around on the bike, but I'm fine with it that, gonna be fun for 30 hours or so.
While not as cynical as you, I too am hoping theres more to the gameplay cycle than just bike riding and upgrading. I'll still prob pick it up, but I wish there was a base building aspect to it too. Wonder how big the map is.
They really need to beef up the gunplay and violence levels. This is supposed to be a game about fighting hordes of zombies but there's zero gore. Fleshy beings are being killed at point blank range with a shotgun and there's no gore. There's a tiny spray of blood and that's it. A spray of blood that would be more appropriate if someone got slapped in the face, not shot with a shotgun. They take a bat to someone's head and there's no aftermath. They just crumple to the ground. They set off a mine after a horde runs over it and there's no body parts flying. There's no blood spraying. There's just some smoke and then a charred ground. The guns sound puny. They look like pellet guns when fired. The only cool thing about it is the number of animated freakers in the larger hordes. Everything else is underwhelming. And the troubling part is, it's supposed to come out in 8 months.
This will be a good game, but before that, this game needs identity to market itself. A zombie game? A shooter? A survival? An action? An adventure?. From the trailer, it looks like a very good game, i don't want it fail just because of marketing confusion. Reviewers can be harsh and senseless that will drive customers away.
Its really an odd question. The developers seem strongly about this game being something mind blowing, but it would be stupid for them to say anything opposing that thought. I watched some early gameplay and don't see why it wouldn't be fun. It all just comes down to the reviews. I buy plenty of games not on my radar based off of reviews. I don't see any reason for this to be a singularity.
Looks great to me. Just needs a bit of polishing and the game is not due until next year wich gives Bend plenty of time.
Nope. Not like those Xbox exclusives. Them games suck big time
I'm right there with you I thought when they first announced this game it was going to be great now that I've seen what direction they're going I'm most disappointed and have lost interest in this game.
It seems like some people really want this to flop for some reason and I just dont get it. It looks just as good as anything else. I literally cant find any reason to hate on it.
I think it will do okey, not great, but not flop either. Maybe 80 meta and a lifetime sale of 3 million.
i don't think so, but it's also truth that february is full of games on the same day
Hopefully gaming journalism would... but nah.. Minions going strong lately.
Sorry, but Anthem and Metro Exodus are going to kill Days Gone and Crackdown 3 for that matter (if it does end up launching in February) lol
I'm expecting a big marketing push for Anthem then it to flop. Same with Crackdown 3.