Horizon Zero Dawn

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  1. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Moderator Premium Member

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    On Monday they released a 4 hour portion of the game to game sites and they are all posting their thoughts and it has me excited. The game looks great and apparently it plays great as well. I always love the idea of using an archer for a character, but games never pull it off correctly. This looks like it could be really good. The one major thing that everyone has agreed on in that the world and setting is amazing.

    Not a ton has been announced story wise, but I'm hearing the game is more RPG-like than Tomb Raider or Uncharted. If the game can be interesting over the course of say... a 30 hour story with decent side quests, it could be something special.

    Or if the writing is not good, and the gameplay is bland and repetitive it could be a slog. I'm not sure what to think - Guerrilla Games made the Killzone series and has no real experience in doing an open world action RPG. Most reviews are glowing in their previews with the caveat that they don't know how long the main story will be or if it will be interesting.

    There are now plenty of videos on Youtube if you want to check out some 5-20 minute gameplay videos.

    Cautious optimism is my take on it for now, but I'd love this to be a great 40+ hour new IP game. I've basically quit on FFXV and would like this to be something I actually turn my PS4 on for.
     
  2. Rachel

    Rachel Dragonfly Catcher

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    I'm so upset, everything I want is being released really soon (near my due date)

    - this game
    - persona
    - the KH series remaster
    - live action beauty and the beast

    ugggghhhhhh

    But yeah I want this game
     
  3. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I'm interested in the game, but I'll wait until it's pretty cheap on sale, have Yakuza 0 to play and then Persona 5 in April
     
  4. dimmerwit

    dimmerwit Tremendously High Energy Member Premium Member

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    Well, the Switch is coming that weekend and games drop sharply in price after about a month anyway, so I'll hold off. But I really hope it's good!
     
  5. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Moderator Premium Member

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    The review embargo lifted today and it is currently sitting at 88% with 71 critic reviews on metacritic. Praise has been for the combat, hunting and story. Aloy is being called a new iconic character and the entire story setting is said to be clever and thoughtful. The world and graphics are said to be among the best looking ever made and full of non scripted awesomeness.

    Now I'm sold. Some of my more trusted reviewers gave it a 95% and the other a 90%. Most are claiming that the main story is 30-40 hours long with a boat load of side quests - some fetch quests and some "Witcher" style where the additional lore and characters are worth more than the loot.

    I'm trying to find where to trade FFXV in towards it to get maximum value. Amazon has it for $47.99 pre-order with prime, but Best Buy is offering $18 trade in value... if only Amazon would take the PS4 version as trade in - they are offering $20 for the XB1 version.
     
  6. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Moderator Premium Member

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    Alright! Amazon just started taking trade-ins on FFXV so I got a cool $14.62 gift card balance to apply to the $47.99 prime price.

    I realized with my busy life that I probably won't get my hands on a Switch for a while. If they don't have them in stock at stores then I won't find one.

    Hopefully I can blast through Horizon in time for Mass Effect Andromeda... or Persona 5. Both will take a while to play through. If I can get a Switch around then... well, I guess I'll be stacked with video games for the rest of the year with Red Dead Redemption 2 coming...