The Day Before is a zombie survival MMO coming to PS5, and it looks kind of like a mix between The Division and State of Decay. Except, apparently, less exciting than either, judging by the latest gameplay released by developer Fntastic.
The environments look great, admittedly, but very little actually happens. We see some light exploration and looting, a bit of weapon modding, and shockingly few zombies. Honestly, the whole thing looks like a tech demo, which is bizarre, considering The Day Before was initially meant to launch next month, on 1st March.
That was before a shady-sounding trademark mixup pushed the release back until 10th November; apparently, no one at the studio thought to trademark the title of the game before it was announced.
If you've heard anything about The Day Before, it was likely that the title was one of the most wishlisted games on Steam (no longer), but the more we see of this game, it seems all sizzle and little substance. Then there's the weird way in which Fntastic describes its workforce, some of whom are reportedly not being paid for their efforts.
What do you think of The Day Before? Are we missing something here? Let us know in the comments section below.
This game is a scam in the making
Not sure I see the point of it, it all seems very mediocre. Is one supposed to just endlessly run around collecting bandages?
This is a scam. These devs have been showing this game off on PC for years and have been using a lot of the same in-engine footage to try and drum up hype for this game.
It’s well dodgy. Reminds me of Abandoned in that it’s a bunch of unknown devs creating false hype. Although this at least seems to be a mediocre game rather than complete vapour.
Skill Up has been covering this and the whole thing sounds very shady. The fact the gameplay doesn't match the claims by the Dev doesn't shock me.
The environments really are the only thing I could compliment in the demo they showed. The combat looked off, the zombies looked like barely any threat, the UI looked bare bones...
I don't know if I believe it's a scam though because scams are usually supposed to look appealing on the surface to people. This just looks like a bad game so if it is a scam...well it's not a very effective one.
You can watch any Youtube video that would explain why this game is a scam way better than I ever could. Developer with an abysmal track record, allegations of stolen assets, every piece of footage being proven to be so staged it is laughable, the game being dropped from Steam, it just goes on and on.
I watched the demo and, compared to the carefully curated trailers previously shown, it's embarrassingly bad. I played both Division games extensively and this was like watching the absolute roughest version of either game, with all the personality and detail sucked out of them.
The zombie rendering and animation reminded me of enemies in Wolfenstein - the original one. Low res, jerky and bore no relation to the admittedly more detailed environments.
Weapon upgrading looked generic but OK, and again a lesser version of what the Division and other games have done before.
Exploration was noticeably restrictive with the character going into three buildings but only accessing one or two initial rooms of each. Maybe that was a time thing, but it definitely raised alarm bells.
The whole thing just felt... off.
@PegasusActual93 Ok if they are scamming, then who are they scamming? Can you give us a little something or is it just a trendy word that it is cool to use? They have never asked a single dollar… no funding, no pre-orders, no donations. Use a word fake but this that they scam, WHO? Themselfs?
@PegasusActual93 What could the final game be like? Just Downgraded or totally different game?
I was excited back when it was announced, but it's been too long. You snooze, you lose. And to think they didn't even trademark the name of the game before announcing it to the public? That seems to be only the tip of the iceberg at this point.
Steam's appetite for janky survival schlock is insatiable.
The Nay Before...😆
All I noticed is that wedgy.
So I have been calling this a scam for a long time. But I'll be honest, while this DOES look FAR worse than the earlier shots, it also looks FAR better than I expected. Somewhere between The Division and State of Decay. Not really my cup of Tea, but i'm sure there is an audience for it, if it ever sees the light of day.
The volunteer aspect needs more transparency. Fine, if someone wants to volunteer for some asset work or translation or less demanding roles. But what of lead designers and programmers, those in charge of sound design? If those people are not compensated then that becomes more of a discussion.
The is no suggestion of royalty share at all. If volunteers want to work on a project to further their skills and their CV then that is great. However, this project needs to be more open about the use of volunteers. There are enough people struggling to get into the industry as it is. If this project succeeds (which seems unlikely), it is unfair that some of those involved will not benefit.
@PegasusActual93 That doesn't prove it a scam, it proves they are a poorly run company. There also no money changing hands, so if it a scam what are they getting out of it.
Your right I could dig into it a bit more if I wanted to but honestly it looks so bad anyway I'm not even motivated to do so.
I wasn't trying to say it definitely isn't a scam but more making the point that if it is indeed a scam then it's a very ineffective one. A scam is supposed to appear so good it can't be true. This looks so bad it's hard to believe it's a scam at a first glance.😄
now this is a walking sim
At least this "showcase" appears somewhat more honest. And maybe they can build on it. But yeah, some really downer vibes, both in terms of gameplay and the shady company.
@knowles2 All these kids act so intelligent, but when someone asks a show some facts for these claims and accusations they say there is bunch a youtube videos made about it 😂
They have more to show than Abandoned ever did but its a scam all the same.
The only interesting thing about that presentation was the characters butt!
It shows how easily fooled the gaming community is. Say the right words, set the right tone in a teaser trailer, and you can ride that wave right into Steam’s most anticipated game, which is what happened here. It will likely still sell quite a few copies because there’s gamers who will just refuse to be wrong about something.
So it's a dystopian jogging game with a bit of looting?
Anticipated by whom?
@themightyant State of Decay sounds about right
@Grimwood most I heard is they were using the hype to sell apps unrelated to the product on their channels. Dodgy but not full scam. I would never trust them enough to buy this game and give them my details however... I bet if it ever releases there's a "sign up here for extras" option.
To me it just looks like they are really, really badly half arsing making a game and hoping the hype gets them decent pre orders eventually before they release a broken mess and don't support it any further. But then why release boring gameplay? 😅
@Grimwood no, these kids just can’t
They can’t give us nothing! Not a single evidence that this is ”scam”
It is more likely just made poorly. But right there is nothing or knowone to scam if they pay everything themself and i mean MYTONA!
There is people that claim that they are scamming customers the way that the game is nothing like they marketed… WHAT a scam is that??? It sounds like a downgrade! The division was nothing like the first gameplay video was showing us gamers. Still that was not a scam???? These people just don’t know what they are talking about! Just acting like they do!
These people are willing to judge a game and publisher by these self acclaimed accusations.
Ok if it is like that.
Is the same with sentencing people too?
Yes this is clearly the guity one! It looks like a criminal!
There was a another who made a youtube video about this and it sounded like right so yes guilty!
If The Last of Us was an MMO but was s***ed upon to look like a single A video game.
(I see no AAA title here.)
Wait this is in Unreal 5?
Damn showface really believes in this game. Poor guy...
@Allfather so it is believing?
Either it is SCAM or believe? Haha
You really believe in your theory without ANY PROOF!
Poor guy? Because i don’t accuse publisher without any single evidence?
@Allfather If this game is a scam… what was a dead island 2 back in the days when it was cancelled??? Tell us?
Dead island 2 was announced 2014!!!!!! And it was even on pre-order list on ps4 and i pre-ordered it. Was it a scam? Was it a scam??? It looks damn good now? Allfather was sure it was a scam too back then???
Is this ANY DIFFERENT? This was not on pre-order but still this is a SCAM to you? Give us something? You can’t because you don’t have anything!!! You are so poor guy!
Everything from russia and china is a scam.
@showface Take a chill pill, little kid. Have mommy put on Thomas and Friends while she warms some hot pockets for you.
@Saitama117 Yep that is typical answer, when you don’t have any answers you go personal and clearly you have nothing 😂
A true believer this showface.
Poor guy, the fall and crash will devastate him.
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Decent enough environment. Shame they dont appear to have a game in it? Why would anyone post this up and expect an excited reaction?
This, seems shady af and its becoming its own meme.
@showface You need a chill pill bro. When most of the gaming world believe theres something very fishy with this title, its not unreasonable for people to suggest it here too.
If you wish to belive a AAA title is developed by volunteers instead of paid proffesional developers and convieniently forgets to trademark a name they had been using for 4 years, then thats up to you. Going on the attack because everyone else can see through this however is not OK. If I am prepared to let you state and believe this title is the real deal, then you need to understand and accept others can have the opposite view. Its not just a few posters in a forum, all the most well respected journalists in this field also have an issue with the credability of this title.
Its been delayed because of a trademark dispute that could be sorted in a couple of weeks, but now wont release till October? If you cant smell the BS, theres something wrong with your nose.
@Titntin what was your opinion on dead island 2 when it disappeared?
There is tons on posts on every forum it what it is about? Crap! Just people talking crap!
Is there a single evidence that this is scam?
You just talk like everyone else, nothing to prove this is scam! Game disappers from steam and release day is pushed back and it is scam?
Dead island was pushed back 9 years and there was 3-4 different developers during road. Was that scam? There was same kind of marks then this have?
Who are they scamming? I have asked this 100 times but you can only say that there is millions on people talking this so it have to be scam? 😂
Other say that there is many youtube videos made about it so it have to be scam!
@Titntin if a push back is sign on BS to you then all i can say i am sorry to hear that 😂
Most of the gaming world believe so have to be the TRUTH!
What a way of thinking! I am baffled! 😂
I need a chill pill because im here questining your opinions on this ”scamming” and you have nothing to show!
You have nothing to show that this is legit scam 😂
@showface "Most of the gaming world believe so have to be the TRUTH!
What a way of thinking! I am baffled! 😂"
Some triggered poster on an internet forum said its legit, so it must be OK!
The irony of your view is delicious 😂
An internet forum is a place to exchange viewpoints.
Viewpoints on this game are obviouly split, and not just here. If you cannot read viewpoints that dont align with your own without having a melt down, then you really shouldnt be engaging with these comment sections for your own wellbeing.
At this point, right or wrong is not going to be proven on this matter. Im glad you are able to maintain faith in this title despite others skepticism, and I hope you get what you expect from it.
I'll be playing it myself if it delivers 😁
@Titntin it is not having a faith… if i am telling that you personally are a scammer because you made somerhing that was sus to me, then you might want to know why i think you are a scammer?
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@Allfather are you talking a about the game here or me? I have asked here people to give some proof for these scam accusations. What are you doing here? Talking about what im about or what this game is about?
You are joined this community month ago and already have said that this community is bad and don’t appreciate anything but here you are talking about community members and you have not said anything about the game.
The butt alone was worth the watch. Besides that it needs a severe amount of population with zombies. Maybe like days gone or dead rising.
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