Days Gone - Sony Bend's biker open world zombie game

I find myself struggling to stay interested in this game long enough to see it through. Is it purposely a slow progression or just not that varied? I’m several missions into the Lost Lake portion and there really isn’t much pulling me forward. Hordes have been introduced, but not yet fought. And now with Snowrunner taking my attention, I’m wondering if I just need to muscle through this one a little longer for some payoff, or if it’s just not my thing.

I stalled partway through myself. It doesn’t help that I really hated the story and characters. Ugh. I can only handle so much yelling about “Boozer” or “The Booze-man”. But the horde stuff is really good, and I think it’s worth pushing through to see how that develops. They have such a cool zombie ecology in Days Gone.

In fact, after really hating what I saw of Last of Us II, I jumped back into Days Gone only to discover my saved game had been overwritten. I had a buddy visiting earlier this year who wanted to try it, and it turns out he didn’t seem to realize how saved games work. :( So I started a new game with the survival option, which seems like a cool way to play (especially for those of us who appreciate Snowrunners). Unfortunately, I didn’t get very far. But it is worth sticking with it to see how the zombie ecology develops. Really cool stuff, and if I didn’t have so many other things on my plate, I’d probably be pushing ahead with Days Gone.

-Tom

“For chrissakes Boozer, you deleted my save game bro!”

Fighting hordes is really a late game activity. I’d say push forward with the story missions in Lost Lakes as they are really good. Don’t feel like you need to grind rep unless you are going for specific upgrades. Fair warning, though, there is a ton of game left. I loved the story, though, and felt it really paid off in spades.

Fighting hoards doesn’t have to be late game. They are what differentiates this game form other open worlds so it helps to challenge yourself taking some out early on. Some of my most memorable moments were doing that with low grade weapons and equipment. Forces you to use all those grenades and molotovs you’ve been hoarding (ha!)

Apparently this is the next Sony PS4 game to be getting a PC version, sometime this spring.

This game was alright, played through it on PS5 with the 60fps patch. I feel like some of the press was a little overly hard on it from the moment it was announced.

Soooo…maybe I don’t need a PS5 after all, if this becomes a trend?

As long as you are fine with multi-year delays, Day’s Gone is a 2 year old game. So far it’s also only been PS4 titles. Outisde of MLB The Show I don’t see anything being day and date with the console version for a while.

That’s pretty cool, this is one of the few PS exclusives that actually interests me, so maybe I will get to play it after all. But then I still haven’t put money down for that robot dinosaur game so maybe I’m all talk.

Its still low hanging fruit at this stage as well. Horizon Zero used the Decima game engine which got a PC version for use in Death Stranding. And Days Gone is Unreal 4. I think we’ll get a better idea of Sony’s commitment to this if they bring out a title where much of the conversion ground work hasn’t already been done.

Anyway, I really liked Days Gone, I’ll happily buy it again on the PC.

You should buy the robot animal game. Loads of fun.

No doubt. Only so many hours in the day though, you know?

Well, then buy the robot dinosaur game and hire someone to play it for you.

I need to stop buying PS4 games and thinking they will be exclusive. :P

Maybe they’ll be Epic exclusives :)

Yeah, it will be interesting to see if any of the Naughty Dog or Santa Monica Studios games ever get ported. They use custom engines that have never appeared on PC.

Days Gone is a great game. People should definitely pick it up!

I played Days Gone on Pro, but the low framerate made me decide to wait for some kind of remaster with 60fps mode. Awesome to see it is coming, because the first couple hours I played seemed promising. Hopefully Tsushima and dare I hope, TLOU2, will make their way over to PC as well.

Also, Horizon is not just on Steam and EGS, but even GOG. Huge kudos to Sony for that.

Technically it’s already here as it runs a locked 60 on PS5.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve heard the PS5 greatly improves this game. 60 FPS obviously is a big benefit, but I think there are at least a few other tweaks that have some impact.

The load times and the 60 fps are game changers