Dying Light 2 vs Days Gone. This is a pretty big battle of the zombie video games. But which game is the one you should buy? We’ve played both so that we can give you the best advice on which game to purchase.
Post-apocalyptic games have always had a special place in our hearts because of their unmatched thrill and dark environment. And if there are zombies involved, things just get so much more exciting! That’s what makes this genre so popular among gamers and game developers. And while there are many zombie games like State of Decay, Left 4 Dead, and many others but none have really kicked off due to the glitches, bugs, or the lack of fluidity that gives Zombie games their unique identity.
The only two games that have stood out among the rest to us are the Dying Light franchise and Days Gone. Both the games are quite unique in their very own way. However, gamers can’t help but compare the two games. And so today, we are going to try and put this debate to rest.
The major difference is the perspective of play, Days Gone is a third-person RPG while Dying Light 2 is a first-person video game. There is a considerable difference in the gameplay mechanics, yet both games are quite creative in their domains. While Dying Light 2 offers immersive parkour with great physics and much more enhanced melee combat than the previous title while Days Gone offers great melee as well as ranged combat combined with a bike that Deacon St. John owns since the start of the game.
If we talk about the graphics of both the games in detail, Days Gone feels quite next gen even though it was developed a couple of years back, while Dying Light 2 feels a more tweaked and remastered version of the first game with the new map of Villedor, however, there is no denying the beauty of both the games.
Both look equally gorgeous and eye-catching, be it Days Gone or Dying Light 2. The slight difference in feel or the whole vibe is a bit better than Days Gone, without a doubt. There are a few elements, though, that give Dying Light 2 the flare, and newer technology has been used to make the game look great in terms of lighting, environment, and the way the world looks overall.
Storyline and Art Direction
Dying Light 2 is just another Zombie game with great gameplay and graphics, while Days Gone is a lot more than that. I personally felt no depth in the story of Dying Light 2; shallow characters and lack of emotions/sentiments make it just another action thriller, while Days Gone supersedes in every way in this department. From a great story that follows Deacon St. John on his quest to find his wife to all the elements of, love, loss, and longing.
The game makes up a great emotional rollercoaster that players feel during the course of completing the game. This increases the level of immersion you get to experience from the thrilling gameplay mechanics and compelling storyline.
Which Should you Buy: Dying Light 2 or Days Gone?
I am a big fan of post-apocalyptic zombie games with dark and gothic environments, gruesome executions, and dreadful, yet fast-paced gameplay mechanics, and these games seem to provide me with that. And if I were to pick one, I would definitely buy Dying Light 2, but both the games are surely the best zombie games out there. And while they differ in many aspects, both are super thrilling, and neither one is worth missing.
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