Forums - Gaming Discussion - Prediction: Horizon Zero Dawn > Zelda BoTW

When I made this thread back in 2015 lots of people said these two are two very different games. However, as days have passed it is more and more evident that there are lots of similarities between these two in a good way. I have updated OP and made changes for a healthy discussion.

Horizon Zero Dawn:

 


Release Date: 02/28/2017

Genre: Open World Action / Role Playing Game (RPG)

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Developer: Guerrilla Games

Platforms: PS4 & PS4 Pro


Latest Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRQDqurZJNk

Screenshots:

 

 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:

Release Date: 03/03/2017

Genre: Open World Action Adventure Game

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo EPD

Platform: Wii U & Switch

Latest Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw47_q9wbBE

Screenshots:

 

Comparison Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mztatc7IGFc 

Metacritic: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4 & PS4 Pro) > Zelda Breath of the wild (Wii U & Switch) 

This is a bold claim. Zelda will certainly get an advantage being a long lasting popular IP. Plus development team has veterans making Zelda games.

On the other hand Guerrilla Game's games didnt got high critical reception. But they are hiring Witcher 3 developer to Fallout NV writer and many other to make it great. I think Horizon Zero Dawn will beat Zelda BoTW critic wise.

Sales: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4 & PS4 Pro) > Zelda Breath of the wild (Wii U & Switch) 

This is no brainer. PS4 is the king of this generation. Plus Sony will push their first party game. So sales wise this will be a piece of cake for Horizon Zero Dawn.

Graphics: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4 & PS4 Pro) > Zelda Breath of the wild (Wii U & Switch) 

From a technical perspective Horizon Zero dawn has already won the race. In terms of aesthetic of view Horizon Zero Dawn will also win. Zelda BoTW featureS a stylized cel shaded art style. And Horizon Zero Dawn uses an unique post apocalyptic world filled with robot dinosaurs and creatures. This depends on peoples taste. But overall Horizon Zero Dawn will win.

 

Discuss. I know VGC has a lot of Nintendo and Sony enthusiasts. So keep this civil.

 




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You think Zelda U will have an advantage being a long lasting popular IP in Metacritic, but you don't think that will have an affect on sales?

It'll be an interesting contest for sales and critical reception. First party titles seem to do well on WiiU so it won't be a low bar for sales by any means, and Zelda is a series that consistently scores in the low to mid 90's for meta so that too is not a low bar for Horizon to surpass. I'd love to see Horizon do well enough to fulfill your prediction as it would be a really encouraging sign for the developer and keep them on this path which I find much more interesting than Killzone.

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Sales I can agree on, simply because of PS4 sheer installed base numbers.But critic wise is still too soon to say, since we know little about both games.And Graphics is not a simple matter of number of polygons.Zelda can be much more beatiful by using a better artstyle.For me, while I do think both games are beautiful, I find Zelda U a bit better, though I need to see an extensive trailer in better quality to be really sure

Atm I think Horizon is doing the better job but thats only because we have seen so little of Zelda.

Will be interesting though, Sony might have a winner experience on their hands.


Maybe Horizon sells more, but I can't see it with a higher metacritic score. Horizon looks pretty, but I prefer Zelda artstyle.

To be honest, although I really liked the first Horizon gameplay trailer, the fact that the protagonist never shut up bothered a lot.

Horizon is going to win. It is the better game imo.
Really hyped for Horizon!



Dr.Vita said:

Horizon is going to win. It is the better game imo.
Really hyped for Horizon!

 


Better game? Lol you haven't even played any of the two games and want to claim this!?



Japan Switch Sales comparison vs 3ds and Wii u: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=226216&page=1

uran10 said:
Dr.Vita said:

Horizon is going to win. It is the better game imo.
Really hyped for Horizon!

 


Better game? Lol you haven't even played any of the two games and want to claim this!?

 

I don't have to play both games to know which one is the better one.
Zelda U has a empty world. Horizon has a wonderful world.
Of course I have to play both games to give a final statement but so far Horizon is looking to be the better game.



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Going by Dr Vita's criteria (judging the games by brand loyalty) I will have to say Zelda Wii U. Because I'm a Nitendo enthusiast.