With Spider-Man hogging most of PlayStation 4 exclusive headlines lately, it's easy to forget that SIE Bend are working on survival horror game Days Gone and the dev showed a sweet 15 minute gameplay video on this years Tokyo Game Show.
If you've watched Days Gone's earlier E3 showing, you probably got frustrated by the gaming prowess, or lack thereof, of SIE Bend's player of choice but worry not - this time around you it's much better. I'm not slagging off anyone either, it's just a bit frustrating and makes you miss important details because you just want to grab that darn gamepad.
Granted, Days Gone's TGS 2018 showing eventually gets to the same sequence we've seen on E3 but now we at least find out why. There were no crashes either and the game's protagonist Deacon St. John actually makes it this time. They must've practised in the meantime, wink wink.
Compared to the E3 presentation, Days Gone's new gameplay video does a much better job in showing the difference between the guns blazing approach and stealthy, sneaky one, especially in the first part. SIE Bend guys stressed that the fastest routes are often not the safest so you'll players have to switch up their game and switch it up often.
At one point in the video, Days Gone dev gives us a closer look at newts, which seem to sport hyena-like mentality, i.e. they hang around in groups and only attack when you're close to dying. As is common for open world zombie survival games, buildings hold precious loot. Additionally, police vehicles are said to be treasure chests, for obvious reasons.
Buildings with a bunch of branches blocking doorways or windows are nests, where zombies, or freakers as SIE Bend like to call them, hibernate during the day, so again it's a choice of guns-ablaze or stealth. As much as I tend to be a fan of the former approach, the sheer numbers and speed of freakers makes it incredibly difficult, if not impossible.
Days Gone launches on 22 February 2019 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. You can check out more screenshots in our gallery below.