Days Gone (April 26)

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E3 demo. No real new info, but they take a look at a different scene in the game.

 

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Looks fun.
 

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Some excerpts from those previews:

Now that was a lot of fun.

In our defense, we were distracted by what a blast it is to take in the game's sprawling, post-apocalyptic world from behind the handlebars of Deacon's bike. Whether you're tearing up the blacktop at high speed or carefully navigating a backwoods' trail, the motorcycle feels fantastic. Vehicles in sandbox games are typically afterthoughts, secondary elements existing solely to get you from point A to point B. In Days Gone though, you get the sense Deacon's bike isn't so disposable, but rather an extension of his character.

Any doubt or apprehension I had instantly faded when I finished the demo, not that there was much doubt left to begin with. Days Gone looks great, plays great, and has some of the most unique mechanics of any zombie games out there, especially fully open-world ones. I was a little surprised it wasn’t given one last public E3 hurrah before its release, but I was happy to get a chance to go hands-on with Days Gone. Sony has a great lineup of exclusives coming, and February 2019 is no exception.

This brief stretch of gameplay began with an empty gas tank, but ended up spawning an emergent mini-adventure that was easily as engaging as any of the more traditional missions we tackled. If this sort of dynamic encounter is representative of what happens regularly in Days Gone's dangerous sandbox, we look forward to digging in deeper.

it’s a hell of an improvement from last year’s showing, and a sign that Days Gone does show some promise for those fans who desire a sandbox that is actively attempting to murder them.

  • I was genuinely surprised to see Freakers cannibalise one another
  • I also ran into some Rippers in a stealthier playthrough, and buddy those guys are nuts
  • Sam Witwer’s performance is amazingly captured by the Days Gone team
  • Plenty of facial ticks, motions and great acting shines through the motion capture
  • I will never not be amazed at how several hundred Freakers can coordinate their mad rush to eat your face off, so fluidly
  • You need really really quick thinking and reflexes to survive a horde
 

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Some new screens:











 

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Release date moved to April 26, good move in my view as Feb is packed and there may be some open world fatigue going on after AC Odyssey, RDR2 and Just Cause.
 

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Vaporware...;)

Its for the best,releasing on the same day as Metro,Crackdown 3 and Anthem was not a good idea.
 

JinCA

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Vaporware...;)

Its for the best,releasing on the same day as Metro,Crackdown 3 and Anthem was not a good idea.
Crackdown 3 isn't going to be competition for this game at all, honestly MS would be wise to move that game as well although I think the fear of a PR backlash will keep them from doing it. Both games are lacking when it comes to hype though and would be best served releasing on a day when nothing else is coming out. I may be wrong but Days Gone was the first big title that announced that release date. Regardless it was a smart move by Sony to move it, it has been given a better chance to succeed.
 

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All I see on the internet about this game is how bad it looks...I think it looks great lol
I do love zombies though, so maybe I'm biased idk
 

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Crackdown 3 isn't going to be competition for this game at all, honestly MS would be wise to move that game as well although I think the fear of a PR backlash will keep them from doing it. Both games are lacking when it comes to hype though and would be best served releasing on a day when nothing else is coming out. I may be wrong but Days Gone was the first big title that announced that release date. Regardless it was a smart move by Sony to move it, it has been given a better chance to succeed.
LOL this guy
 

JinCA

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Why would Crackdown 3 be competition if it's not even coming out on the same console? Most people don't own both PS4 and Xbox One so anyone making the assertion that what I said earlier was "funny" needs to look at it logically and not from a defensive perspective.
 

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All I see on the internet about this game is how bad it looks...I think it looks great lol
I do love zombies though, so maybe I'm biased idk
Agreed, I will be getting the game. April is looking quiet, so it’s not a bad thing.
 

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Is it just me, or does this game kind of have a Rockstar games look to it? I mean visually.
 

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I'm thinking about buying a pro soon because of this game, will need one when shenmue hits anyway.
 

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Looking really good. Hopefully Bend to knock it out of the park.
 

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Game is looking more and more interesting with each new video.
 

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Yeah, the game is looking awesome.
 

timmy-boy

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Starting to feel confident that this could be Bend's Horizon. Looking really impressive.
 

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Can anyone tell me what they see in this game that looks "awesome"? I just...don't see it at all. It looks so bland to me.