There’s a case to be made for the value of a game that isn’t really anything special, but is consistently entertaining and will last you a very long time.
"But just because something would be better for me without its repetitive parts doesn’t mean it would be “better” for everyone." Especially when the repetitive parts are often entirely optional in open world games.
The thing is Days Gone is not even close to average, it's much better than that. IGN at it once again.
expect a lot of these damage control articles soon. Almost every criticism I've read about Days Gone and Rage 2 could be referencing a Ubisoft title tit for tat. What, the guy with the bow tie decided to draw a line in the sand with these 2? I'm just glad the sales are proving there's a growing disconnect between reviewers and gamers. A man can dream for a day when the sheep trample the shepherds
Ive seen three articles "back peddling" about DG. I suspect your assertion there'll be more is right on the money!
Apparently they didn't even think the game was average though, so I'm not sure why they're citing days gone. Less than a 7 for IGN means they think the game is awful. They'll give 8's, 9's and even 10's to games which are truly bad, or what everyone else would consider average. They built their scoring system to be this way through years of pandering to the big name releases. if they're going to try and be fair on less high profile games, then it's just inconsistent on their part. If they felt the game was good enough to be good because of it's length and because it was generally consistently fun, then it seems like it should warrant a better score than they gave it.
Ign Still trying to convince real gamers that days gone is a bad game how sad. Ign gamers have Already decide from themselves how they feel about the game and most like the game.
I prefer The Witcher 3. Still my favorite game of the generation, with Bloodborne a very close second. Two fantastic games. One linear, yet lore-rich and brilliant. One broad, also lore-rich and brilliant.
I agree on everything but one thing. Bloodbornes controls are so smooth as they can be but Witcher 3, I quit playing the game about a third into the story because I truly hate the controls. Sluggish and stiff, sadly I could never get used to them. I tried after last patch but nothing has really changed. So no Cyberpunk for me until I'm sure they nailed the movement controls.
Yeah, I was initially put off by Witcher 3 and its controls and laggy menus, but then it just grew on me... and grew on me. I've put so many hours into it. Couldn't wait to play after work. I also felt the same way about Bloodborne; couldn't wait to progress and then you had the chalice dungeons. What a great year for games 2015 was.
Wild Hunt is a masterpiece IMO. I've put in 100's of hours and still have to finish Blood and Wine but I've had so much fun with DG. Bloodborne is incredible as well! I love the Lovecraftian look and atmosphere it has!
IGN has no value, though. F*** off, IGN. Days Gone isn't average. It's good.
It's NOT average!
Go to hell IGN. Stop trying to milk this thing. You're truly pathetic. You've only got hipster neckbeards, feminists and nerds with a chip on their shoulder working there.
The user score in Metacritic for this game currently stands at 8.1. Ign is just doing damage control telling us its "ok" to like the game even though it's "not good". Ign missed the mark. Gtfo!
It's nice they're giving us permission to like it I guess. I wonder why their score didn't reflect that it has more value than a less than average game because it was generally fun to play, and that fun was spread out over a good amount of time.
Or games that are called "average " by some(who seem to ignore the "averageness" of other third party open world games) are considered great by others!
Maybe they're trying to save face now that millions of people realize that they're not capable of actually reviewing games with any kind of consistency.
Seems they aren't the only ones. Push Square has one and there was another one the other day. There was even a Forbes piece trying to justify why some gave DG such negative reviews. It stated that because some reviewers play lots of open world games they were probably fatigued but I've sank 100's and 100's of hours in W3, HZD, AC Origins/Odyssey, Red Dead 2, Far Cry and if a game is fun I'm down. If you are fatigued don't play the game but just because you're tired of a certain type of game doesn't mean that represents its quality! In fact DG has more detail than any of Ubisoft's offerings and most of them are yearly installments! I enjoy playing AC and Far Cry but DG is some of the most fun I've had in an open world. I've had a ball and I'm still playing it.
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