Alright. Seeing how there’s like +6 different threads focusing on seperate things, maybe we should finally have a general discussion/impressions one too.
I got my copy early on thursday already and have played it daily since. I don’t know how many hours I’ve sunk into the game, but my guess would be *at least* 10-15 and I’m some ways into chapter two (or maybe it changed to 3 after one major thing, not sure).
It really is kinda crazy how detailed the world is. It has been remarkably easy to just get side-tracked and go off to explore the world, ending up into random encounters or just taking in the sights. I can’t remember the last open-world game where I was planning on stopping for the day, but then ended up doing something completely non-story related for an hour or two.
The story and characters have been great as well, but I’m just as engaged roaming the world, which I didn’t expect before the release...and I haven’t even explored the half of it. Not sure if there is a fast travel system of some kind, don’t really even care at the moment if there is.
I’m glad that the ”survival game” mechanics didn’t end up being as hardcore as I maybe feared. I still do hunting and stuff, but I also have plenty of money to take care of the camp. My biggest sink for money has been shopping for clothing, as it should be.
I’m playing on PS4 Pro and the DF comparison got me a bit worried beforehand, but that faded off quickly. Maybe if I had the game running on X on another tv next to my current one, I would care more, but as it is, the game looks gorgeous and any dips in the framerate haven’t bothered me.
P.S. I’m kinda hoping for some solo Extra Life streams this year, because seeing Vinny play both this and Hitman 2 would be a delight.