Days Gone (Sony Bend) [PS4]

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    Well I finally finished the story and really enjoyed it. I found time flew by whilst playing, I will however hold off for PS5 and then revisit for the platinum...hopefully the loading will be a lot quicker!
     
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    Days gone on PS5?

    Roads Loads?! Where we're going We don't need Roads Loads!!!
     
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    That will be interesting I guess. If you actually want to play it again. I might enjoy doing a few of the big hordes again... The main menu has some challenges for that.

    I imagine that most of the game's load time is CPU processing. Going from 5400RPM HDD to SSD didn't help all that much for me. But you know backward compatibility usually simulates the original processors very closely. Like how various PS4 games barely benefit from the Pro because the developer needs to patch real support for the Pro. Poor Until Dawn. :(
     
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    The PS5 SSD setup means 1 minute loads become 1 second, I don't think BC means complete emulation of the PS4 system - it's even been said that some games will benefit from higher FPS/resolution...so I expect loading to improve dramatically, but I'm willing to take the risk - like you say, the challanges look tempting, but ~ 1 min loading each time is a PITA!
     
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    Yeah I watched that video. I suspect games will need to be designed a specific way for them to load like that.

    I could see Bend updating the game for PS5 though and getting a massive boost from the new hardware. And I'm sure there is a boost mode for games that won't get patched at all. The PS4 CPUs are stupid slow compared to the Ryzen cores coming.
     
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    I decided to dip back into this but instead just decided to restart from the beginning. I had forgotten how insanely mad and brutal this world can be when you are not paying attention at least 95% of the time. What's in front of you, what was chasing you 30 seconds ago and may now have caught up with you, what's on the mini-map radar, what you can hear..

    All of it, so, so good. I'm sure the wolves chase you much further now.
     
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    I finished the main story line yesterday and all the hordes as well and today did some extra chores to get my first platinum trophy of any game :)
    I assumed taking out the hordes was required to get it, but there was no trophy for the hordes, which I found odd...

    This was an awesome game. I think I put about 80h into it. Towards the end there were more performance issues with the new areas and increased bike speed seemed to be too taxing for the system, but it didn't bother me too much. At the end I have to say this might be the one game that has exceeded my expectations the most. I liked it from the get go, but it definitely builds steam as you get further. It was at least twice as long as I thought and yes there are many similar feeling side missions, but also enough unique story missions and interesting characters to keep the experience entertaining.
     
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    I felt like they did a good job on keeping the player busy for hours on end. It was easy to get lost in this game for long periods of time. But the story was semi borked I think and there is no player influence. I feel like they had to backpedal on some plans there during development. It was disappointing considering the mega budget here.

    The hordes are awesome and make the game.
     
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    There's a game on Steam called The Black Masses that has hordes that rival what Days Gone did. And this is an indie game on Unity! Interesting little game! It's rough around the edges and obviously still being developed, but I'm impressed at what they've put together so far.



    I even made a little video using the Windows game controls I've never used before!!!!
     
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    In terms of numbers, Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator surpasses both by a long, long way. :yes:
     
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