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|OT| Days Gone [OT] Days Gone B Gud

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Patch 1.1 :
Hey everyone! Our team identified a handful of issues that occurred in Patch 1.10 and we decided to push out hotfixes to resolve those issues.
Patch 1.11
Progression Issues
  • Resolved an issue related to PlayGo where the main menu screen was not showing any selectable options
  • During “Lines Not Crossed”, the NPC assisting you will function as intended
  • The job “Didn't Want To Join Up?” should progress properly
General Fixes
  • The new “Dead Don’t Ride” bike decal can now be equipped at select mechanic merchants
  • The HUD should now appear when hitting R3 when starting a new game in Survival Difficulty
  • When at low health, the screen effect should appear correctly in Survival Difficulty
  • Updated the text for the Survival Difficulty Mode start-up screen
  • Corrected an issue where the trophy “Don’t Stop Me Now” was rewarded prior to completing the requirements
  • The "Executioner" skill should function properly against Breakers

Our current plan for our team is to slow down the amount of patches we release but to add more fixes, features, and optimizations with each patch.

We will continue to review your feedback in the comment section, and please submit any bugs you encounter in this thread. Patch 1.11 should be available within the hour to download.

The next update we do is planned to bring in our first free DLC challenge! You can read more about it on the PlayStation Blog.
 
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Although the game is really tedious in parts, I cannot say I really hated it at all. The graphics are amazing, and the controls are comfy enough, and the bike was smooth. I also liked the story and the characters. At no point did I feel myself turned off by any of them, and the missions yielded a lot of variety. Oh, and vibes of The Last of Us is good too.
 
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Finished the game just a few minutes ago. It was good; I enjoyed it.

I'd score it 8.5. I can't see giving it less than a 7. I took points off for technical and story issues.

Technical issues included pretty bad framerate problems later in the game. The story had some shortcomings, too, but it was overall better than I expected, so I liked the story and characters.

The action kept me interested. The upgrades felt real ... well, until near the end, when I didn't have anything useful to spend my skills points on.

I liked Deacon's character, even though I don't share his values. He was an interesting guy to watch and play as. I always like games and fiction that allows me to feel like I'm experiencing a type of life that I wouldn't ever experience otherwise. It did that pretty well.

I enjoyed the weapons and combat. Once I upgraded a little, gunfights were a lot of fun. My only complaint is that the survival wheel gets crowded and fiddly sometimes -- like when you're running and gunning a horde, and you're trying to dial up just the thing on the wheel....

I loved the environment. I loved just riding the bike through the mountains.

Overall, I'm glad I played the game. I felt it was worth the price and the time. It's the best game I've played so far this year, although honestly the competition has been pretty thin. But good job Sony Bend. You delivered a unique and enjoyable experience. I look forward to the sequel ... maybe to some SP DLC in the meantime?
 
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So I kept reading about this sawmill horde and how hard it was so I was hesitant to have a go at it. I decided fuck it lets do this and then


I show up and set some rad elaborate traps and shit. I get shit going and while running away from the horde that was overwhelming me I ran up the hill and onto the the bridge nearby. As I did that they all became passive and started shuffling back to the sawmill.

Cue 15 minutes of me cheesing the fuck out of that horde by running down to get them to chase me, reach bridge so they go passive and then attack.

No fucks given
 

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So I kept reading about this sawmill horde and how hard it was so I was hesitant to have a go at it. I decided fuck it lets do this and then


I show up and set some rad elaborate traps and shit. I get shit going and while running away from the horde that was overwhelming me I ran up the hill and onto the the bridge nearby. As I did that they all became passive and started shuffling back to the sawmill.

Cue 15 minutes of me cheesing the fuck out of that horde by running down to get them to chase me, reach bridge so they go passive and then attack.

No fucks given
You can easily cheese many large hordes with the following trick:

1. Hide in bushes near horde.
2. Throw in an attractor to get a bunch of them to swarm it.
3. Throw a grenade, pipe bomb or molotov on the swarm.
4. repeat until you run out of stuff.
5. Kill the remaining using run and gun.
 
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You can easily cheese many large hordes with the following trick:

1. Hide in bushes near horde.
2. Throw in an attractor to get a bunch of them to swarm it.
3. Throw a grenade, pipe bomb or molotov on the swarm.
4. repeat until you run out of stuff.
5. Kill the remaining using run and gun.

I'm going to try this. Honestly I thought this end game horde killing stuff was going to be epic but it's kinda irritating. Searching for the hordes is annoying but not as annoying as depending all your shit fighting one then having to roam around and look for more crafting materials. Wish you could just buy them since most camps I have tend of thousands worth of credits just sitting there.
 
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You can easily cheese many large hordes with the following trick:

1. Hide in bushes near horde.
2. Throw in an attractor to get a bunch of them to swarm it.
3. Throw a grenade, pipe bomb or molotov on the swarm.
4. repeat until you run out of stuff.
5. Kill the remaining using run and gun.


Ok, well....I tried this out and it has now completely eliminated any tension involved with destroying hordes. All that's left is the annoyance of finding the hordes and finding the supplies needed to hide in a bush and cheese the hell out of said hordes.
 

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Ok, well....I tried this out and it has now completely eliminated any tension involved with destroying hordes. All that's left is the annoyance of finding the hordes and finding the supplies needed to hide in a bush and cheese the hell out of said hordes.
Yeah. That way makes it very easy and takes out the thrill factor. I only suggest that way to anyone who is struggling to do it in the normal run and gun and use the environment way.
 

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Ok, well....I tried this out and it has now completely eliminated any tension involved with destroying hordes. All that's left is the annoyance of finding the hordes and finding the supplies needed to hide in a bush and cheese the hell out of said hordes.
Yeah, clearing the hordes out at the end isn't exactly the most exciting part of the game. Which I suspect is why they didn't require this to complete the game or even get all the trophies. I think for a sequel they can make the hordes better especially if they create cities (or much larger towns), meaning hordes come out of building all around and in bigger numbers, and unexpected locations. Tracking down some of the smaller hordes was only an issue for me a few times, but I enjoy the world so much that it didn't bother me much, but it is a valid point though.

More instances like the Lumber yard would be cool, but I can only imagine how long that took them to build. The game is a strange one for sure, as I believe everyone is going to get a completely different experience depending on their play style, also the game is so huge in game mechanics that fine tuning balance is a freaking nightmare.

Its my first platinum on PS, and I cleared everything out - I still thought the hordes were fun, just not as fun as when you're weak earlier in the game.
 

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I am so much on the fence with this game. Played and finished A Plagues Tale and Soma after each other and I really want to play another game with a good story and some action but dont know if i should buy it.
 

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Jumped on the Walmart 20 dollar pricing error and been playing it. I am enjoying the game and my son has been loving to just watch me play. Ppl said it started off slow but its had good pacing imo. Ima jump back in later 😁
 
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The post-credits scene suggests that a sequel is possible.
Sales seem to be borderline great so I would be surprised if there isn't a sequel.

Jumped on the Walmart 20 dollar pricing error and been playing it. I am e jiying the game and my son has been loving just watch me play. Ppl said it started off slow but its had good pacing imo. Ima jump back in later 😁
Yeah, I enjoyed the beginning of the game the most, but I'm probably in the minority on that.
 
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I am so much on the fence with this game. Played and finished A Plagues Tale and Soma after each other and I really want to play another game with a good story and some action but dont know if i should buy it.
Should be still on sale right now.
 
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I've finally gotten to the southern part of the map and I think I'm just burned out. I'm playing on hard and while it isn't too much harder, it is definitely less forgiving. I can't take a simple ride to a destination without getting attacked by
screamers, runners and those goddamn crows
on the way nearly every time.

I've enjoyed the game immensely to this point, but I think I need to take a break from it.
 

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Yeah took a gamble and its downloading now. Still think 45 is a bit too much but my blu-ray drive in my pro is nearly broken so i dont have much choice right now.
 
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Yeah. That way makes it very easy and takes out the thrill factor. I only suggest that way to anyone who is struggling to do it in the normal run and gun and use the environment way.
Yeah, I did the Old Sawmill horde that way, and it took out all the tension (well, most...). That was a big horde.

The downside is that you have to go out and scout all those supplies again and again. Like was said, I wish you could buy them at the shops. I guess that would've broke their economy somehow. Ah well.
 

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I've just started a second playthrough. I doubt I'll play through the whole game again, but I wanted to hang out in the world a little more, and I didn't feel like churning through hordes. So, new game.

The first playthrough took me about 6 weeks. I probably spent about 50 hours on it, maybe more.

Anyhow, I'm about 2 or 3 hours into my second run through. Early game is tough.

Anyone else doing a second playthrough?
 
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I've just started a second playthrough. I doubt I'll play through the whole game again, but I wanted to hang out in the world a little more, and I didn't feel like churning through hordes. So, new game.

The first playthrough took me about 6 weeks. I probably spent about 50 hours on it, maybe more.

Anyhow, I'm about 2 or 3 hours into my second run through. Early game is tough.

Anyone else doing a second playthrough?
I’m about 18 hours into my second playthrough (played on normal first time, this time on survival).

As to an earlier post, I’d be shocked if we don’t get a sequel and I can’t wait to see what they do with next gen hardware.
 

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I’m about 18 hours into my second playthrough (played on normal first time, this time on survival).

As to an earlier post, I’d be shocked if we don’t get a sequel and I can’t wait to see what they do with next gen hardware.
Yeah, a next-gen sequel would be awesome.

I'm about 5 hours in now. I'm playing on normal. I backed it off to easy on my first playrhrough.
 

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Still pretty early on, but this is one of my favorite Sony exclusives. The reviews were wrong. Very happy I decided to pick it up.
Yeah, no one should let the reviews dissuade them.

I can see marking the game down to 7.5 because of technical problems (glitches, framerate slowdown, etc.), but not below 7.0.

It's an 8.5 for me. Good story and characters, good combat, good upgrade system, good environment...
 
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Still pretty early on, but this is one of my favorite Sony exclusives. The reviews were wrong. Very happy I decided to pick it up.
It’s kinda funny how the pitchforks and torches crowd disappeared pretty quickly after release. At first they were joyous over reviews being “SO BAD” (when they aren’t, they are perfectly average/fine) and also seemingly obsessed with its exclusivity. Of course then slinking back in the bushes like Homer Simpson when so many GAFers professed their enjoyment of this title.

Flawed? Of course. But I’m close to 80 hours played thus far of mostly pure enjoyment, even with some minor gripes here and there.

It’s as solid an 8 as I’ve rated a game in years. This is my new standard bearer for games earning an 8 or above moving forward.
 
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It’s kinda funny how the pitchforks and torches crowd disappeared pretty quickly after release. At first they were joyous over reviews being “SO BAD” (when they aren’t, they are perfectly average/fine) and also seemingly obsessed with its exclusivity. Of course then slinking back in the bushes like Homer Simpson when so many GAFers professed their enjoyment of this title.

Flawed? Of course. But I’m close to 80 hours played thus far of mostly pure enjoyment, even with some minor gripes here and there.

It’s as solid an 8 as I’ve rated a game in years. This is my new standard bearer for games earning an 8 or above moving forward.
It was a solid game with class but for a first time big open world game of this ambition they did a pretty good job. If they take what they've learned from here and carry it forward to their next game it could be epic.

Ok so I need one more trophy, the get 45 skills one or whatever. I need two more skills, what's the quickest way to level up? I've got zero missions left. I'm assuming just doing the hordes?
 
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Got in on sale but only recently getting into it. People weren't kidding about slowdowns, they happen fairly frequently. Quite a few visual glitches too but nothing game breaking so far. Enjoying it despite all that. Game's progression feels pretty good, was really struggling at the start with so little ammo and melee breaking so fast but now I'm comfortable fighting small groups and no longer as reliant on stealth. Hordes are still scary though. I blundered into a horde while doing the hunting mission for Boozer and that was some heartpounding shit. I got knocked off my bike and had to leg it back to Copeland's.

Have to agree with the Mad Max comparisons. I loved that game and I think this will be along the same lines except for Mad Max being crazy well optimized. Still Days Gone has way more depth even this early on.
 

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It’s kinda funny how the pitchforks and torches crowd disappeared pretty quickly after release. At first they were joyous over reviews being “SO BAD” (when they aren’t, they are perfectly average/fine) and also seemingly obsessed with its exclusivity. Of course then slinking back in the bushes like Homer Simpson when so many GAFers professed their enjoyment of this title.

Flawed? Of course. But I’m close to 80 hours played thus far of mostly pure enjoyment, even with some minor gripes here and there.

It’s as solid an 8 as I’ve rated a game in years. This is my new standard bearer for games earning an 8 or above moving forward.
Also, those who enjoyed it do criticize it for things they didn't like or felt could be better. I really liked to see the community reaction to this game, it showed that there is a middle ground between awesome and terrible.
 

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The biggest surprise for me is the quality of the performances and the character-work in the script. Both of an exceptionally high standard in my view, because of the focus on naturalism and resistance to overwriting/over-dramatizing for effect.

By way of comparison, just look at the Cyberpunk 2077 footage for what I consider bad, basically a cartoonish collection of genre tropes amped-up to for maximum edgyness and tryhard value.