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Old 01-16-2020, 12:55 PM   #1981
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That's fine. It's been 5 years. Another month is good.
I'm actually a bit annoyed. The march 3 date meant there were almost 3 months to play it completionist-style before Last of Us Part 2 comes out in may.

Ah well.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:02 PM   #1982
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So with the typical winter lull in video game releases I looked back on some recent titles and picked up Days Gone for $30. This somewhat hyped Sony exclusive got pretty middling reviews from critics while player reviews have been considerably more positive so I figured it couldn't be all that bad. I'm probably halfway into the game and I have been pleasantly surprised so far. It's not GOTY material but I feel the critics may have been somewhat overly harsh in their critique as IMO this game is on the same level as the AC and Far Cry games which generally get positive reviews in the range of 8+. It does all of the open style elements just as good as those games and suffers the same issues of repetitive side missions, etc. I feel if the game was sold as Assassins Creed Zombies it would have got generally better reviews as there seems to be a bit of a mob mentality in the video games media industry and because maybe it wasn't quite as polished as some Sony exclusives it seemed that a lot of reviewers in the industry took that as an opportunity to piled on a Sony exclusive much like how they blew the DRM thing way out of proportion at the announcement of the XB1.

If you are a fan of open world action adventure games and aren't sick of zombie games I'm siding with gamers here as this one is pretty good.
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:39 PM   #1983
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So with the typical winter lull in video game releases I looked back on some recent titles and picked up Days Gone for $30. This somewhat hyped Sony exclusive got pretty middling reviews from critics while player reviews have been considerably more positive so I figured it couldn't be all that bad. I'm probably halfway into the game and I have been pleasantly surprised so far. It's not GOTY material but I feel the critics may have been somewhat overly harsh in their critique as IMO this game is on the same level as the AC and Far Cry games which generally get positive reviews in the range of 8+. It does all of the open style elements just as good as those games and suffers the same issues of repetitive side missions, etc. I feel if the game was sold as Assassins Creed Zombies it would have got generally better reviews as there seems to be a bit of a mob mentality in the video games media industry and because maybe it wasn't quite as polished as some Sony exclusives it seemed that a lot of reviewers in the industry took that as an opportunity to piled on a Sony exclusive much like how they blew the DRM thing way out of proportion at the announcement of the XB1.

If you are a fan of open world action adventure games and aren't sick of zombie games I'm siding with gamers here as this one is pretty good.

If you have PS+ I'd wait a bit, Days Gone is a game that screams it will be a freebie on PS+ sometime in the next few months
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:04 PM   #1984
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So with the typical winter lull in video game releases I looked back on some recent titles and picked up Days Gone for $30. This somewhat hyped Sony exclusive got pretty middling reviews from critics while player reviews have been considerably more positive so I figured it couldn't be all that bad. I'm probably halfway into the game and I have been pleasantly surprised so far. It's not GOTY material but I feel the critics may have been somewhat overly harsh in their critique as IMO this game is on the same level as the AC and Far Cry games which generally get positive reviews in the range of 8+. It does all of the open style elements just as good as those games and suffers the same issues of repetitive side missions, etc. I feel if the game was sold as Assassins Creed Zombies it would have got generally better reviews as there seems to be a bit of a mob mentality in the video games media industry and because maybe it wasn't quite as polished as some Sony exclusives it seemed that a lot of reviewers in the industry took that as an opportunity to piled on a Sony exclusive much like how they blew the DRM thing way out of proportion at the announcement of the XB1.

If you are a fan of open world action adventure games and aren't sick of zombie games I'm siding with gamers here as this one is pretty good.
I actually just finished Days Gone about 2 hours ago and agree with pretty much everything you said. A solid 7.5 out of 10 for me. To be fair I think it had more issues at launch and I still saw a few weird glitches during my game play, but overall a pleasant experience.
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Yeah, I paid $50 for it a couple months after release and thought it was worth it even with the bugs. Enemies freezing mid-air and causing you to leave the area and come back if you needed to clear out an area was the most notable bug I found. If you had a huge horde chase you it would get pretty laggy too but I'm not sure if they patched that.

Just a reminder, after you finish the story keep playing and you'll eventually get the true ending after doing some extra missions.
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I nabbed myself a copy of Gears 5 and Jedi Fallen order on a whim. I'm trying to figure out whether I should put more hours into death stranding in a few weeks when I have time or start up one of Gears 5 or Fallen order. I'm leaning towards something a little more action so probably Gears or Fallen Order.

Thoughts?
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:53 AM   #1987
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I nabbed myself a copy of Gears 5 and Jedi Fallen order on a whim. I'm trying to figure out whether I should put more hours into death stranding in a few weeks when I have time or start up one of Gears 5 or Fallen order. I'm leaning towards something a little more action so probably Gears or Fallen Order.

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Both games have their share of action but Gears is action oriented while Fallen Order has action and adventure elements such as climbing and puzzle elements. Can't go wrong with either as they are both good games.
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Both games have their share of action but Gears is action oriented while Fallen Order has action and adventure elements such as climbing and puzzle elements. Can't go wrong with either as they are both good games.
I enjoy games like Prey. I really liked the original Gears on the 360, but I don't know how much my gaming tastes have changed.

If that's the case, it seems like Fallen Order > Gears 5 would probably be the order to tackle the games. Thanks!
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