Developer: Sony Bend
Genre(s): Action Adventure, Open-World
Number of players: No Online Multiplayer
Creators of Days Gone probably had good ideas when making this game, but somehow it just didn’t turn right. There are some good and interesting moments, but that’s it. There is just a few of them. Mostly, the game lacks purpose and that makes it boring.
Deacon St. John and Boozer
The story is set two years after the zombie outbreak. The main characters are two biker buddies – Deacon St. John and Boozer. They are drifters who spend their time riding their bikes around and doing all kinds of jobs nobody else does (tracking deer, hunting and killing Freakers).
Early in the game Deacon’s wife Sarah is stabbed. In order
to survive, she is put on a helicopter to the safe place where can be treated.
When Deacon and Boozer come back, they find their camp attacked and hear no
word about Sarah. Is she dead or alive, it becomes a mystery.
At first, you are working for two camps, Tucker’s and
Copeland’s. Each camp is good for different things. Copeland’s has a mechanic
to upgrade your bike, while Tucker’s has weapons. Both bike and weapons are
equally important for your survival. Copeland’s camp is a conspiracy theorist
stronghold and Tucker’s is a forced-labor camp. Later in the game, you find the
third camp, better than previous ones. It is called Lost Lake
and has both a better mechanic and better weapons.
Is There a Purpose for Doing Things?
As mentioned before, many things in the game are without
purpose. There is one scene to particularly emphasize that. There is a drug
theft and after you track down the stolen drugs, you don’t know to whom to give
it back. As a matter of fact, it is completely irrelevant and your choice does
not make any difference.
Mystery around Sarah is all present in the game. It especially becomes important when Deacon finds a NERO helicopter and starts spying NERO scientists. He finds out some interesting information, such as Freakers also eat plants. That means they can survive much longer.
I recommend playing this game if you like Zombies and
killing them just because you want to do that. If you are looking for a deeper
meaning of your actions, don’t play Days Gone, it won’t give you much sense.