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So I finally finished Horizon Zero Dawn. My thoughts?

I was a little bit more than halfway done when I made this thread. A lot of the extra hours I spent where on the campaign, which I apparently was not very far into. It feels like a pretty short campaign all things considered, probably around 7-9 hours which is short for an open world game. I think the campaign got significantly worse when it started focusing on the mysticism behind the games lore rather than the tribal warfare. On the one hand the concepts explored where fairly interesting, on the other hand they weren't exactly creative. I really think Open World game designers need to find an alternative way of making fleshed out stories, because the way Horizon does it ... it literally wouldn't be any different if the levels were linear. You ride to one destination(usually really far away), walk a few steps, usually don't even engage in combat, and then just read a bunch of old data files. I really don't like this trope of a third party randomly contacting the main character, not doing jack shit throughout the entire game, and then just acting like they're part of the story. I mean, I can't even remember the dudes name, but he randomly just appears sometimes. Why didn't he do shit for 99% of the time he was in the game?

That being said, this is still a really good game and my opinion hasn't changed too much. The sidequests are what I played for and for the most part they were pretty good. Still one of the better games of the last few years, whether that's indicative of it's quality or of the game industry i'm not sure. I really love it, would probably give it an 8/10.



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So, which game do you plan on playing next?



VGPolyglot said:
So, which game do you plan on playing next?

To be honest, I don't even know! 

I have : 

Sonic Mania

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Yakuza Kiwami

Nioh

Nier Automata

Persona 5

I don't know which to play! Too many games!



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
VGPolyglot said:
So, which game do you plan on playing next?

To be honest, I don't even know! 

I have : 

Sonic Mania

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Yakuza Kiwami

Nioh

Nier Automata

Persona 5

I don't know which to play! Too many games!

Then do what I do: use a random number generator!! Let a computer decide for you!



I thought it was a very good game. But, I don't see it as anything amazing, or a GOY contender. Its a solid new IP in a heavily saturated genre.

to put it another way - I'll probably play the DLC, and I'll almost certainly buy the sequel. But, I won't be staying up for the midnight release.



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VGPolyglot said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

To be honest, I don't even know! 

I have : 

Sonic Mania

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Yakuza Kiwami

Nioh

Nier Automata

Persona 5

I don't know which to play! Too many games!

Then do what I do: use a random number generator!! Let a computer decide for you!

How many times do I press the generate button again? XD 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
VGPolyglot said:

Then do what I do: use a random number generator!! Let a computer decide for you!

How many times do I press the generate button again? XD 

Until you have all the games in order! That way you have a plan in place.



VAMatt said:
I thought it was a very good game. But, I don't see it as anything amazing, or a GOY contender. Its a solid new IP in a heavily saturated genre.

to put it another way - I'll probably play the DLC, and I'll almost certainly buy the sequel. But, I won't be staying up for the midnight release.

That's very true and I agree. It got a little bit less favorable the more I played the main quest. Still great though. 

VGPolyglot said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

How many times do I press the generate button again? XD 

Until you have all the games in order! That way you have a plan in place.

Okay! Just kind of worried i'll get something boring first ... like Yooka Laylee *shivers*



COKTOE said:
Get some sleep. It's really late. 4:18 am here for Christ's sake. Looks awesome though. Hope to play it some day.

Probably the best game in the PS4. 



My grammar errors are justified by the fact that I am a brazilian living in Brazil. I am also very stupid.

It's my GOTY. Brought the genre to a new level for me. Mind blowingly good!