Out of the blue recently, a new game was announced called The Day Before. Strangely though, I didn’t know of its existence until now, or perhaps I’d just forgotten about it. And yet despite it being a new game, it looks all too eerily similar like we’ve been down this road with it before.
Before we dive into it, check out the announcement trailer first:
Mind you, that I didn’t know anything about the game until I watched it as you did. So, my first and immediate impression of it was, is this Ubisoft’s Division 3?
The distinct third-person gameplay style and co-op mechanics were very reminiscent of how the Division series operated. However, what forced me to jump the gun and point fingers at them precisely, was the very cringy scripted ‘gamers’ dialogue used in the trailer. It felt like a throwback to when Division 2 got revealed at E3 2018.
As the trailer progressed, The Day Before started becoming more like the Last of Us and the State of Decay with its open-world exploration, looting, crafting and survivability against humans and zombies. And here I was, utterly confused with what the game is trying to be?
Are the developers seriously trying to make a game that’s everything?
As it turns out, the answer is yes because the game is also a massively multiplayer online game (MMO)!
Is The Day Before doomed to fail?
Before I get into it, does anyone feel like the game should be called The Day After instead? You know since the zombies and everything else happened after the virus struck? Food for thought.
And to answer the question itself, yep it is doomed to fail. Ever wondered why the State of Decay series only incorporated co-op capabilities among players and not actual multiplayer to bring everyone in it?
It’s because we utterly love shooting at one another! Do you think anyone’s going to be able to play The Day Before in peace without constantly dying?
I guess one could argue that it might be possible to play it privately, solo or co-op. But, doesn’t that defeat the purpose of the game itself? You might as well stick with the State of Decay 2 since it already covers those functionalities.
However, if you’re still keen on giving it ago, then I say go for it. Unfortunately, the game is only available on PC through Steam, and it doesn’t have an actual release date as of now.
All we know is that it’s coming out this year.