Well you certaintly weren’t wrong! Just finished the game, clocking in at about 50 hours. I didn’t finish a lot of the side stories though. Overall I really liked the story, even if the main protagonist was extremely annoying a lot of the time. His constant talking to himself every few seconds was really grating on me. The open world grind is what I struggled with the most and I did end up using a trainer to remove the bike damage and fuel requirement and that certainly helped. I can definitely see why so many love the game though. It’s a great story, with mostly really well written characters and the gameplay was very intense at times. I really hope, if they make a sequel, they just cut a bit of the bloat out and make some more interesting side missions.
The last of my screens for the game:
Found a really good reshade for the game which made the visuals pop. Wish I’d found it at the start of the game, instead of right at the end. If anyone has the game and wants to try it: https://www.nexusmods.com/daysgone/mods/4?tab=description