I know I'm nearing the End of the game Days Gone and it makes me feel worried about HOW it will end.
I was actually minding my own business, admiring the scenery in the game and on my way to another mission when I stumbled upon another horde. I decided to go ahead and take it out because I was fully stocked up. It took me a little longer than it probably should have but I'm not complaining! I cleared a bit over 300 freakers.
Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there as I accidentally made my way to the mission "What it takes to survive" for O'Brien, a member of NERO (the National Emergency Response Organization.) This mission takes place in a cave and you're actually sent in by O'Brien to search for his missing team members, including his friend so their families can have closure. Deacon is a little surprised they have families that even need closure considering the rest of the population has lost everyone they love.
As you can imagine, I was not ready for this due to depleting my inventory fighting a horde right before entering the cave. As luck would have it, I waited and collected what little gear was available in the cave and waited but nothing happened. The horde never came. I was getting agitated so I had to look up how to trigger the horde to enter but it turns out this was a glitch that has happened to several people. The horde never materialized for whatever reason and I read you needed to restart the entire game and system. After doing that, I loaded the game back up and I immediately had to restart at the checkpoint just before the Reacher appeared. I couldn't make my way out of the cave to gear up and I tried! When I would try to exit it would restart the checkpoint on the mission back in the cave as if I died.
After giving it a second go, I killed the Reacher again and the horde poured in! I wasn't ready. I had no time to prepare. I didn't even have time to pick up the nearby items before they filled the room. All I had on me to use were bombs I had to set, which I had no time to set. I managed to eventually use them all but with my limited health and almost no throwables (cocktails, bombs, or napalm) I was underprepared and no match for the horde. After trying at least 3 times or more, I decided I was getting frustrated and I was also too tired to continue. It was early morning already. I decided to do what I fear doing the most, which was going back to the previous save before the cave.
It was a hard choice but I did it! I decided to stock up on materials to the best of my ability which seemed to take extra long! I really had to search for every thing I had while avoiding being attacked to not use up what I just stocked up on. It was quite a journey. It took me at least 2-3 hours or more to search for everything I needed to be fully stocked. You wouldn't believe how just searching for materials can take so long in this game! I ran into the worst scenarios such as a Rager (Rabid Bear) and a Breaker (Huge Freaker) together TWICE on two separate occasions (see above video), ambush camps, motorcycle accidents, snipers, and more hordes.
It was a struggle but now that I'm stocked, I'm ready to take on the horde in "What it takes to survive!" The above pic shows a Breaker chasing me when all I wanted to do was collect supplies. I was lucky though because I did run into a NERO campsite where I was able to use the NERO injector to increase my stamina again for the hordes. This game definitely doesn't make things easy!