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author: Christian Pieniazek

First Reviews: Days Gone Fails to Meet Expectations

Days Gone is a game that differs in terms of quality from what Sony has accustomed us to. At least, according to the first reviews of Bend Studio's latest work.

Only one day is left before the launch of Days Gone, the latest work from Bend Studio, and some first reviews pf the game have appeared online. They show that we are dealing with a production that, although not bad overall, clearly stands out in terms of quality from what other PlayStation exclusives have us accustomed to. This is evidenced by the average score of 72% at the time of writing this message (on Metacritic). Let's have a look at the first review scores and see what the may or may not be liked about the game.

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One of the strengths of the Days Gone game was supposed to be a moving story. Apparently, the devs did not quite manage to deliver.

Days Gone - first reviews

  1. LevelUp - 94/100
  2. PlayStation LifeStyle - 90/100
  3. Hobby Consolas - 87/100
  4. Worth Playing - 85/100
  5. Wccftech - 84/100
  6. Everyeye.it - 82/100
  7. VideoGamer - 80/100
  8. Attack of the Fanboy - 80/100
  9. We Got This Covered - 80/100
  10. Hardcore Gamer - 80/100
  11. COGconnected - 80/100
  12. Game Informer - 78/100
  13. 3DJuegos - 75/100
  14. USgamer - 70/100
  15. Trusted Reviews - 70/100
  16. GamesRadar - 70/100
  17. Push Square - 70/100
  18. God is a Geek - 65/100
  19. IGN - 65/100
  20. TheSixthAxis - 60/100
  21. Destructoid - 60/100
  22. EGM - 55/100
  23. Digital Trends - 50/100
  24. GameSpot - 50/100
  25. Variety - 50/100
  26. The Daily Dot - 40/100
  27. Slant Magazine - 30/100

Mixed feelings

Let's start with the fact that Days Gone can be described as a mix of elements taken from Dying Light, the latest installments of the Far Cry and The Last of Us series. The developers offer a wide, interesting, and at the same time refined world. Despite the slow start, the production picks up pace quickly, and after a while, the game really starts to deserve to be called dynamic, not least because of the thrilling battles with hordes of zombies. It is also worth noting the length of the game, which rather no one should complain about.

However, the game is only a collection of proven and well-known ideas and in fact, we will not find anything in it that we have not seen before somewhere else. In addition, there is the issue of technical problems troubling it (as pointed out by some reviewers), as well as not very satisfactory shooting mechanics. Moreover, the game becomes repetitive with time (even though the map is covered with various activities), so it is worth to enjoy it in small doses.

Interestingly, it seems that the advertised story layer evokes mixed feelings - while some claim that you can Deacon (the main character) is relatable, others describe the story as not very interesting, same as the characters appearing in it.

Let us remind that Days Gone will debut tomorrow only on PlayStation 4.

  1. Days Gone official website
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