In which I finally play Horizon Zero Dawn
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
― Albert Einstein
With all the hype about the Horizon Forbidden West, I thought I would go ahead and try the original Horizon game. Horizon Zero Dawn takes place in a world where humanity has literally blown itself back into the stone age. I really enjoyed it. The open world is vast, beautiful, and filled with different tribes and robot animals. I loved the future-tribal aesthetic. I spent a lot of shards on outfits.
Look at this fantastic use of plastic and electronic cables as decorations and armor! So well designed.
The story was thoughtful and well-written. The combat was challenging. I liked the ability to use traps and the environment. In one memorable instance, I built an enormous trap zone for a Thunderjaw (robot T-Rex) and instead of chasing me through it like every other Thunderjaw, it launched a projectile that murdered me in my own minefield. I died. But I died gloriously in a ball of flame.
Horizon Zero Dawn was a lot of fun, and I look forward to the sequel, which looks absolutely gorgeous.