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Octane

@Kidfried Well, to be fair, he does have a point, even though it maybe wasn't smart to say it out loud.

We never heard anything about the Days Gone sales, even though every other game gets an update every couple of million sales. And according to NPD, it was one of the best selling games of 2019. Why the silence?

Sales-wise it did very well apparently, a lot of people also liked the game. But Metacritic scores were mediocre, and that's what killed the game/franchise.

Octane

Kidfried

@Octane We don't know everything with regards to the decision making at these companies. So whether or not he has a good point is something we can't say based on his (unverified) claims. We don't even know what most people at Bend wanted to work on; maybe they are more happy working on something new. We don't know whether Days Gone was a more expensive game to make than Ghost, or whatever happened to Days Gone DLC. We don't know whether the pitch for Days Gone 2 was good or just truly awful, but we do know it was pitched as a co-op shared world game, so it might be a way different game. There are just so many unknows.

And what Gavin and Ross are doing is just really unprofessional. Even if they are doing it with the best intentions.

Kidfried

Th3solution

@Kidfried Yeah, I know that I shouldn’t be this way but the repeated shade that the disgruntled Bend guys keep throwing has me reluctant to play Days Gone. It seems a fine game, but it’s become this trigger button amongst corporate and fans. When I look at my zombie/horror options, I’m leaning toward playing TLoU2 and RE4 (and maybe RE7 and RE8 as discussed) first. But maybe my morbid curiosity will get the better of me some day and I’ll look at who this controversial Deacon character is. 😄

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Kidfried

@Th3solution Days Gone's best moments are some of my favorite gaming memories in recent times. The game doesn't always click, but when it does it's an amazing experience.

It's sad that the press surrounding this game has always been awkward, never really positive, the game deserves better. The motorcycle is awesome, the world is beautiful and you'll have some encounters you'll never forget!

Definitely go play it some day, and try to go in with an open mind.

Kidfried

Octane

@Th3solution In ways, the game is very good. Definitely give it a try (I think it's free as part of the PS+ Collection). It's very challenging at times, in a good way, and there's enough good story elements that kept me going, even though it has one of the longest main campaigns I've played in a good while.

Octane

Voltan

@Octane it is in the collection and it was a monthly game not long ago

Voltan

KilloWertz

@Kidfried I only played it for a few hours to just try it out last year and it reminded me too much of The Last of Us, right down to very similar icons for items you pick up and how you use them for various things. Obviously the zombie element as well, but I'm guessing it differentiates itself more as the game goes along. That was an early turnoff though, but I do plan on giving it a second chance at some point.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz

Kidfried

@KilloWertz If you're already tired of the game before you first boot it up, then don't even try. You need quite some discipline to get through this game!

Kidfried

JohnnyShoulder

That is indeed wild.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

JohnnyShoulder

@EclipseZero Yeah I was thinking about that when I first saw the tweet. Think it was EA, who sorta seem like saints now compared to some of their rivals.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

nessisonett

@JohnnyShoulder Yeah, I mentioned somewhere on here that I’d genuinely rather play an EA Star Wars game than a Quantic Dream one. Their problems with MTX seem a bit laughable when compared to Ubisoft and ActiBlizz’s horrific sexual harassment and abuse and the truly sickening things David Cage comes out with. Give it time, I’m sure EA will get on the NFT bandwagon and alienate us all over again!

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KilloWertz

@Kidfried That's a ringing endorsement if I ever saw one.

I may still give Days Gone another shot at some point this year. I'm not opposed to long games (I played Assassin's Creed Valhalla twice at 150 hours a piece and Assasin's Creed Odyssey once at about the same length), although a game like this isn't usually around 50 hours. Still, since I'm far removed from The Last of Us (haven't played either since Part II's release), maybe it will work better for me.

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colonelkilgore

@KilloWertz as someone who really enjoyed Days Gone, my advice would be to use melee and stealth until you’ve used enough xp to level up your gun skills.

I heard a lot of people moaning about how bad the gun-play was… also a lot of people moaned about how rubbish the motor cycle was but both improve a lot as you level them up.

Apart from that, the endgame involving taking down all the hordes (you’ll only take down around 3 or 4 during the main story) was the absolute high point for me.

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Octane

@KilloWertz Because it's open world, it plays very different from TLOU once you get going. Also, the story is quite different, but of course there are a few overlapping themes because both are post-apocalyptic zombie games.

Octane

JJ2

@Octane
Hi
The fact is I loved Days Gone. One of my fav games ever. Truly loved it.
What the fuss is about now is all controversy and drama and they know it. Like just Jeff said again he stands by his numbers. Why insisting about numbers? What the heck does it matter how many millions? We know Days Gone sold a lot and was a success from gamers perspective (even if not from critical perspective). That should be enough and no need to compare with other games. All what he’s doing is passing as a victim and claiming his game sold MORE than another.
Nobody really cares if it ‘possibly’ sold more than GoT. Nobody!!! All they care is about the controversy that may trigger.
Time to move on and focus on PS5.
Not to mention that Garvin himself said the sales that really matter are the launch sales. Not the discounted and whatnot sales.

The crowd, accepting this immediately, assumed the anti-Eurasian posters and banners everywhere were the result of acts of sabotage by agents of Goldstein and ripped them from the walls.

lolwhatno

@colonelkilgore Yeah by end-game I thankfully realized how powerful my bike was (nearly unbreakable) and said F it. Stopped following the road to my objective and went flying up the hills, it was exhilarating to say the least.
Also really loved blowing a powerful zombie that I'm not gonna name limbs off with a powerful sniper. Wanted to see if he can attack without 2 hands but ended up murdering him lol.

"None of you is a true believer until he wants for his brother (in Islam) what he wants for himself"
That's been my Motto for a few years and I try to applicate it in the smallest and biggest things (living the cold milk for someone else? )

colonelkilgore

lolwhatno wrote:

Also really loved blowing a powerful zombie…

… so I’m not gonna touch that one 🤣… but glad that you had fun playing Days Gone. No game is perfect but I had a great deal of fun in its world.

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lolwhatno

@colonelkilgore Ah sh*t, this made me chuckle, I always laugh when people do this stupid typo, yet here I am🤣.
mutters in an anti-climatic way "...anyway"

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"None of you is a true believer until he wants for his brother (in Islam) what he wants for himself"
That's been my Motto for a few years and I try to applicate it in the smallest and biggest things (living the cold milk for someone else? )

Octane

@JJ2 Have you watched the whole thing? Just curious, because the news reports I see a way more polarising than the interview itself.

He even mentioned that he regrets it now that the story is about GOT vs Days Gone, because that wasn't his intention. The point they're trying to make is that a sequel was immediately shot down, even before it was reviewed by the higher ups at Sony, just because it got low Metacritic scores, but the sales numbers are actually very good for a game that only got an average 7 or so from the critics. The user score is also much higher, so a Days Gone sequel would've been a guaranteed success, as much as a Horizon or Ghost sequel is. That last sentence is my own interpretation by the way. And like I said, I do find it a little strange that Sony never revealed Days Gone sales numbers, despite them doing so for every other game when it reaches a milestone. And this is not just Garvin and Ross, but I think that any other Bend Studio dev would be a little disappointed by how their game was handled. You've spent six/seven years developing a game, and it isn't treated/celebrated as other PlayStation games. And that isn't good for workflow and morale at the company either.

Anyway, I agree that the timing is wrong, because it seems like he's throwing shade at GOT, but I do understand where they are coming from.

Here's the kicker, I liked Days Gone a lot, but do I want a sequel? Nah, I'm actually glad Bend Studio gets to work on something new.

Octane

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