Blackwhite wrote: LSD&2Es wrote:
Dale White wrote:Horizon zero dawn, wow, just wow.
I am seriously considering this one as a birthday present to myself
This failed to grab me but looks very pretty. What's it nailing, Dale?
Apologies for quoting a post nearly a year old but I bough Horizon Zero Dawn for Mrs Sweeper at Christmas and it is brilliant.
She has always been a Tomb raider fan and this is loosely a cross between that and Far Cry, pretty much open world mapping and an engaging storyline (your character is a female warrior trying to battle machines that have taken over the planet)
Game play and graphics are superb,you can choose to approach things in a stealthy ninja type fashion or be more aggressive and create a shitstorm of violence. The array of weaponry is vast; Bow and arrows/spears/grenades, tripwires, ropecasters and more, all with the ability to be modified with fire/freeze/shock/corruption technologies.
The different machines behave in different ways, some just scatter in blind panic if they see you (which is dangerous enough) but other machines are right aggressive bastards and are genuinely scary at times. They all have particular strengths and weaknesses which means frenzied firefights and swapping weapons like a lunatic when fighting multiple enemy types. During the game you learn to control some machines so that they fight for you against the others.
All in all a top game if you like this sort of thing, something to while away these cold winter nights.