I just don’t get how that can be possible. Deacon is just an asshole and you have to spend the whole game with him and he barely has an arc. He never loses the chip on his shoulder even when people are trying to help him (like Rikki or Addy). Everyone is so arrogant. It’s off-putting and hard to sympathize at all.
Don’t even get me started on the length of the game. Jesus, I wish Bend knew how to trim the fat. There’s just too much filler BS in Days Gone that you could take it from a 40-50 hour game to a 15 hour one. I really liked the gameplay at the start of the game, but at like halfway through the game, ughhh, the monotony. I was desperate to finish so I could finally move on. I have like 70% of the trophies, but you couldn’t pay me to go back and get the rest at this point. It’s safe to say that I’ll never play Days Gone again.
Word to the wise. Don’t get this game until it gets under $20. I regret paying full price.
Well, we're playing different games. I love deacon. I disagree that he's arrogant, and if anything, he's far too nice. And no arc? Dude goes through tons learning how to coexist with others.
And there are tons of great characters, from deek to boozer to rikki to kaori to cope to iron mike and more.
Each major town is fantastic, and relatively realistic from an in game perspective. Gun nuts, 'enlightened' slavers [that are allies, no less!], cults, militas, utopian, loners, marauders... and all presented relatively straightforwardly, all just trying to survive. It did political right, presenting a wide range of ideas without hamfisted moral judgement.
The col is the only major misfire in that regard, he's a bit too cartoonish especially during his speeches, but I understand what they were going for.
The open world was magnificent - beautiful, organic, tons of things to do and explore without it ever being a checklist. Hordes are amazing. Survival, especially early on before you're OP, is awesome. I've spent hours just tooling around exploring and I never do that. This is probably the best 'open world' I've experienced.
The few issues I had melted away after awhile. I got used to the gunplay, for example, and ended up loving combat.
I'll be buying any Dlc, and the only dlc I've ever bought and played is dark souls.
Goty for me so far. And top 5 gen, most likely. I'm actually sad the game us over and fear having a long drought where nothing else engages me.
Anyone here long enough knows generally hate and ignore stories in games. Rare exceptions exist, like tlou or horizon zero dawn, where a world is created that grabs me. This is one of those.