I want to like Days Gone, I really do, but so far he game really isn’t ticking the boxes. We’ve seen quite a lot of the zombies, or freakers as they called in this game, and plenty of motorcycle and combat action, but the story for the game has been kept relatively under wraps.
This new trailer teases one part of that story and shows a flashback with Deacon getting married to his love, Sarah. Deacon’s missus is “gone” in the present day, perhaps dead or more likely being kept as an emotional plot device near the end of the game.
Honestly, I want to like the game but they’re making it very hard. Dead/missing wife is hardly original, and why not have Deacon standing in the rain so it can roll down his cheek like tears as he’s too manly to cry, and drop some thunder claps as well just to tick every cliché box.
Also, having a song play over the trailer and singing crashing on top of the dialogue from the game is just messy. Either have an instrumental or let the song convey the emotion, not both.
Days Gone is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and out on April 26th.