Horizonte forbidden west is a game that had been waiting for a long time and, depending on most opinions, ended up meeting my expectations. horizonte zero dawn was, by far, my favorite game of 2017 and, in general, became one of the funniest titles I played during the Playstation 4. As such, saying that I was excited to see what guerrilla Games would have Reserved with the sequel, Horizonte forbidden west would be a bit of a euphemism.
Although greatly I have positive things to say about Horizonte forbidden west, I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed with him in some aspects. That does not mean that the game is not good, because it is absolutely. However, I found myself less committed to the guerrilla tracking entry for a series of reasons, perhaps the most notable because it feels simply as a slight evolution of a game that I have already played.
Horizonte forbidden west Retake after events of amanenerance zero with the main protagonist of the game, Aloy, starting on a mission to essentially save the planet. After a plague begins to devastate people, crops and machines in Aloy’s native land, she must venture west to find a solution to the problem before she destroys a lifetime. History ends up developing from interesting ways from this point of departure, but Alley’s overall goal is still practically the same at all times.
Unfortunately, the history of Horizonte forbidden west lacks a convincing conflict. The extensive goal of “saving the planet” is too open and makes Aloy’s personal trip along the game is uninteresting. One thing that I would have loved to see in ewest forbidden a little more would have been an antagonist feeling so that Aloy had to deal directly. While the antagonists appear in _ewest forbidden, its general ambitions and objectives that disagree with Aloy never felt as captivating.
The other thing I found with Ewestern prohibited narrative is that it lacks the same sense of intrigue and mystery that can be zeroed. The background story of this world, how it became in this way and, finally, how Aloy fits into it is something about the last installment that I loved. _Horizonte forbidden west also has some remarkable mysteries with your narrative that develop throughout the game, but none of the questions that the game does reaches the same levels that zero_.
In spite of this, which is still largely excellent at Horizonte forbidden west is its cycle of combat and general game. Equip Aloy with a flood of arches, deep and other weapons with the goal of ending a robotic dinosaur that has been equipped with cannons to ride on the shoulder of it is still very funny. While I began to see the lack of depth with the combat in eesto forbidden this time (each encounter simply shoots at the weak point of an enemy and not much more), that never prevented me from finding a lot of pleasure by combating multiple robotic beasts to The time.
Horizonte forbidden west actively encourage you to hunt certain creatures on a regular basis. ALOY collects several weapons and armor throughout the game, but if you want to improve any of them, you often need specific elements that can only be acquired by hunting specific enemies. Some of my favorite moments while playing this game were when I simply ventured around the world to find a specific animal (specifically the new ones that are exclusive to -forbidden) of which it needed to collect resources. Best of all, even when you are in the middle of these moments, the game still gives you XP just by facing new creatures, which makes everything you feel that it is related to your general goal of getting stronger.
As you win XP, you can unlock more skills that Aloy has in your arsenal to improve in different ways. The Skill System in Horizonte forbidden West is much more expansive than what Zero’s offered, which allows you to concentrate more specifically on what you want Aloy to have talent. Not to mention, Ewest forbidden also allows you to unlock specific skills that are new in this game. For example, some of these skills may allow you to inflict more damage with any arrow that disparate over a selected period of time, while another skill could give you the opportunity to shoot some extremely powerful shots to inflict massive and immediate damage. There are a lot of different paths to update Aloy, which means you can really try to adopt your own unique game style as you upload level.
To accompany these new skills, Aloy also has some new weapons this time. While it is likely that your trusted arc (s) will continue to be the main weapon that is grabbed to knock down the opponents, there is a handful of new additions with which I had a great time. Probably my new favorite weapon is a powerful spear that Aloy can throw the enemies. My favorite version of this weapon that used often exploded a few moments after connecting with an enemy, which made pieces of their outer armor fly everywhere. Once I made holes in the armor of a creature with this spear, I began to splash your new weak point with arrows. This is just a tactic of many that I used quite frequently with the tools of the Aloy Kit, but there are many other ways in which you can combine these weapons to end the creatures.
Although PS5 has already been available for more than a year, we have not yet received many games that show what hardware is capable; Horizonte forbidden west is now definitely one of those titles of “next generation” that we have been waiting for. Even when you play in the performance mode (which prioritizes the speed of frames instead of the resolution), I discovered that the images shown in Horizonte forbidden west were largely excellent. The overall beauty of this game world was further reinforced by the art direction, which seemed to me one of its strongest aspects. Very similar amaneranzen zero, esto forbidden has a series of different biomes (mountains, desert, forests, coast, etc.) that feel completely unique and developed in its own way. These different places always provide a good change of rhythm after spending too much time in an area, which means you will never get bored to see this world.
One thing I have to take into account about Horizonte forbidden west is that my own experience with the game presented a decent amount of errors. The emerging textures were very frequent, the cutting of the environments happened a lot and even had some strange audio failures during the scenes. It is worth emphasizing that much of my own experience with prohibited west_ arrived before the first day of the game was coming. After adding this patch to my own revision compilation, some of the problems I mentioned seemed to improve, but did not disappear completely. None of these problems necessarily affected my central experience with -forbidden but the game continued to have many more mistakes than I would have liked.
It is also worth recognizing that Horizonte forbidden west is absolutely massive. There is so much to do in this game that, honestly, sometimes it was overwhelming to play it. At any given time, there is a good chance that you are with dozens of different missions, hunting missions or other secondary tangents outside the main history. With so much to do, it is easy to distract from the current objective you may be trying to complete. Even so, if you are looking for a game in which you can swell the tooth for an extended period of time, Horizonte forbidden west is definitely what you are looking for and should take a long time to reach 100% end.
Horizonte forbidden west, in most cases, it is another strong release for Games Guerrilla and PlayStation. This is greatly a sequel that seems to be larger and better than its predecessor and, in that sense, achieves what is proposed to achieve. Although he wanted more from the story and the general structure of the game is very similar in comparison with zero, fans who loved the last title should still love the adventure to which this follow-up takes you.
Rating: 4 of 5
Horizonte forbidden west will be launched on February 18 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. PlayStation provided a game copy of the game for this review. The game itself was reviewed on a PS5 console.