Haven't played Horizon myself yet, (may try the first one when me and my gf get a PS5) but yeah as examples of the AAA standard for games of this nature at their time of release, they serve as a useful baseline to demonstrate just what makes BOTW/TOTK so special, and why there's more to greatness than just graphical fidelity.
These videos actually make good visual aid in what zeldaring was trying to say over most this thread about 3rd party devs using graphics to sell games lol.
Horizon was built as the Zelda killer with high fidelity graphics and it worked in moving the new IP. I remember even being impressed how great it looked at the time and this is what would have sold it to the PS gamer and friends of aid gamers.
However the finer detail is shadowed by what BotW does vs what is missing in Horizon.
ON A SIDE NOTE:
I am either getting old to remember everything, but I can't recall you mentioning on here that you had a GF, or I missed it as been busy with a baby who's now 2 lol. Through all the shit you have been, congrats happy for you.
So many questions, so little time:
1. Was it love at first site?
2. How you meet?
3. How long you been together?
4. Have you/her met each others families?
5. Any cultural differences/challenges you faced/facing? I ask this as my wife and I had several with her parents lol.
6. Any proposal plans soon?? i.e. you think she is the one?