In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin that roam the land in packs and threaten all who encroach upon their territory. As Aloy, a human hunter and archer, you must journey into the sprawling landscape to discover its history, do battle with all manner of beasts, expand your arsenal through crafting, and interact with a diverse cast of characters.Welcome
… to Jurassic Par- shit, no. I meant to say, Welcome
… to the jaw-droppingly gorgeous world of:
The new project (and new IP!) from Guerrilla Games, former developers of Killzone and absolute technical wizards, Horizon releases on Tuesday, February 28
and by all accounts is looking like a brilliantly realized story-driven action-RPG and a must-play introduction to Sony’s newest franchise-to-be. It features 40+ hours of hunting, crafting, leveling, questing, climbing, riding, trap-setting, arrow-slinging, collecting, and dialogue-tree-ing; it has towers to climb and encampments to scout out and attack; it has (what reviewers have said is) a deep narrative that pulls you in and actually pays off; and it’s coated in polish and smooth as silk.
I thought it was absurd that we didn’t have a thread for this, because I know my fellow PS4 owners must be as excited as I am, so feel free to share screenshots and videos and stories about your travels and strategies once we all dive in on Tuesday. According to reviews, this game is going to be something special.
Here are a few of 'em:
You get the idea.
- Polygon gives it a 9.5
- Giant Bomb gives it a 5/5
- Jim Sterling gives it a 9.5
- IGN gives it a 93
- GameSpot gives it a 9/10
It's gonna be good. I'm stoked. Discuss!