In a year of critically-acclaimed titles Forspoken has faded into the background, but it fills a niche that has vanished in gaming, and deserves a second look.
it wasn't overlooked at all people just quickly looked away
Exactly, tons of people were lookiing hard at this game, myself included. But the final product was not it. The level design, mission design and especially writing was just painful to experience. I still want to try it as I enjoyed the gameplay in the demo, but not over like $15
Hmm...I never bothered to look. One trailer was enough to know it wasn't for me.
You literally proved what a lot of people are saying about talking out of your arse. 😂 The final product is painful to experience, yet you’ve only played the demo which you enjoyed.
@GamingSinceForever This may be hard to believe but there's these little known websites called YouTube and Twitch where you can watch complete playthroughs of videogames. You should check it out sometime.
I’m fully aware of YouTube and Twitch, etc. But that is not how you came to your hyperbolic conclusion only to turn around and contradict your statement in the end.
LMAO 🤣 Yes it is, who TF are you to tell me how I came to my conclusion, you live with me? 😂
@isarai watching a playthrough of a game that's this action focused really doesn't give me a good idea of how a game plays and to base an article on watching a playthrough is a bit sketch. If you really thought it deserves a chance, you would have bought it at launch or by now.
@Michiel1989 No but the DEMO I just said I played sure does 😂, and the gameplay is the one thing I actually said I liked, but it's not good enough to save it from all the other bad aspects of it. I never said it didn't deserve a chance, I was replying to the fact that it's being labeled as "overlooked" and it wasn't. It had an amazing reveal trailer, and was really hyped. Overlooked suggests the game is better than people think, the opposite is correct here where everyone thought it would be amazing and it really isn't. Not to mention I'm literally admitting to giving it a chance, just not a $70 chance, based on everything I've played and seen, $15 is the most I'm willing to pay on it.
Lmao at everyone who played through it on YouTube... Weird. So fixated on Fuck, fuck ,fuck from the trailer lol. A bunch of sheep and haters. Wouldn't put it past some of u that because it's a girl protagonist you trash it. Sure there's some of you who don't like that she's black as well (I've seen comments ). I bought it I beat it 🤷🏾. Fun game, whoever decides to try it, enjoy!
I think I got about two thirds of the way into the game, maybe a little bit more. Only reason I was playing it was there was no other game released at the time I was interested in so I gave it a go. The start is so bad, story-telling and gameplay-wise. Everyone knows the dialogue is horrible, I think it's mostly the writing and repetition rather than the execution. It did become a bit more fun about one third way into the game but I wouldn't recommend it even after the updates and in hindsight feels like I wasted my time playing it.
Ha No thanks
yea, no lol
It wasn't overlooked. It got well deserved criticism and this year has been filled with higher quality games from Alan Wake to SpiderMan and Baldur's Gate. I played it and enjoyed it for the price I paid on sale but it was firmly average.
Judging on the reviews, it seems it was just a decent/mediocre game, launching in a year filled with some of the best games this generation. It also received a pretty negative reaction to the beta/demo. It wasn’t ‘overlooked’ (I think there are other games which might fall in that category, like ‘Humanity’), but it was simply met with a collective shrug.
I still want to play, never really understood the criticism, just waiting for the price to come down before I pull the trigger.
Female protagonist. For some, the fact that she's black. People aren't that hard to figure out.
In the bargain bin it stays.
@ ravens52 yeah if someone doesn’t like this game they are sexist and racist for sure 🙄 Try a little harder, I bet not liking the game makes you homophobic too, and probably a product of white privilege
Not going to say it....but can everyone notice the elephant in the room? I'd say a game like days gone deserved this article back then...wonder why it didn't get one even though based on user reviews it clearly deserved it
Honestly I now see many articles talking about Days Gone undeserved hate, and how it deserves a sequel. Many people in comments sections basically saying as much. Once people stopped listening to reviews and YouTubers and played the game for themselves many seemingly had a change of heart, or realized that the hate the game got and they listened to was silly. Once the game went to PS Plus and then to PC many people who sat on the fence or refused to spend their money finally gave in and found a gem of a game.
You're doing some historical revisionism here. You can find some complimentary articles of that type with Days Gone close to its release window. Also, I'd argue the reviews for its PC version should count as well.
Not at all. Its not revisionism when its true. Some complimentary articles among hundreds of negative ones dont make a dent. Days gone was an exclusive so counting the PC reviews makes no sense...that's the very premise of revisionism. Looking at reviews years later once and that being the source of bringing the game back to some manner of spotlight is not at all what is going on with forspoken...Media outlets keep mentioning forspoken for one reason only.
But you didn't initially bring up any ratio of negative vs. positive articles like this one for Days Gone. I was focusing on *IF* any existed back then that treated DG as generously as Forspoken is here. You don't have to go far to see kinder assessments of it after the buggy launch blew over. Hell, even some ppl openly changed their mind on it. For example: https://n4g.com/news/224658... -"Days gone was an exclusive so counting the PC reviews makes no sense...that's the very premise of revisionism. Looking at reviews years later once and that being the source of bringing the game back to some manner of spotlight is not at all what is going on with forspoken..." No, it's not revisionism if I'm not trying to obfuscate what happened before. I'm not denying very critical articles (& reviews) were thrown DG's way at the time either. I'm just arguing the PC reviews could be considered the type of articles you're arguing about *BECAUSE* they were able to critically assess it in a non-broken state - which simply wasn't the case for those who got PS4 review codes. Hell, even PS4 reviews from sites that *DIDN'T* receive codes also paint a slightly better picture on average.
No it doesn’t. It wasn’t overlooked. That’s impossible for a ps5 exclusive and media hype. The problem was it wasn’t good.