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Horizon Zero Dawn - Review

Horizon Zero Dawn is a 3rd person action/adventure game with a splash of roleplaying that is exclusive to Playstation 4. 

Fan's of games like Tombraider and the Uncharted series will really like this, especially if they are looking for something with a sci fi edge and a bit more combat action.

The Characters (especially main character Aloy) are well designed and have mostly pretty good dialogue that helps to drive the open world story along, even if at times it can feel just a tad corny.

Fighting is the games specialty. I was wondering how much sense could be made of a primative warrior with a bow and arrow going up agains science fiction styled giant animal robots. The game handles this really well as you look for the weak points in the designs and exploit them to win. You will spend ages upgrading and implementing weapondry that will give you new and exciting ways to do combat. 

The scenery in the post-appocolyptic world is just breathtaking. It's amazing just how far games have come even in just the last few years. The colour is vibrant but creates a brilliant mood that will help you to emerse yourself in this game for hours. It will take hours too, around 35 to 40 and there are heaps of side missions as well as the main campaign.

The themes that are raised in the storytelling are quite bold, and moving in some cases so be prepared to invest some emotional time into the game as well.

Horizon Zero Dawn was getting a lot of hype in the build up to it's launch, and it is all worth it. 

One of the best games out this year so far it's a 4 1/2 out of 5!

 

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