Following Horizon Forbidden West Page 4

  • eshy76 17 Jun 2020 15:31:57 208 posts
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    I'm one of those who loved the first one and played it to 100% completion (70-odd hours). I thought for a first attempt at an open world game, Guerrilla got a lot right. It was by no means perfect, but a technically accomplished, original concept (this was pre-Monster Hunter World), nicely told story with better combat than pretty much any other open world game out at that point.

    There were some busywork issues, but nothing like your average Assassin's Creed game. For example, there were something like 6 tower dinobots to scale in the game vs...like 20-30 towers in Assassin's Creed Odyssey or in the average Far Cry?

    Things that I hope will be improved in the second game:

    * The sidequests could be bland - very few open world games get this right, but GTAV and The Witcher 3 are probably the best examples here in terms of having a variety of side-stuff, which often turn out to be mini-stories in of themselves.

    * Cack water effects - surprising given the quality of the rest of the game, but this seems to be fixed in Horizon Forbidden West based on the trailer.

    * Dialogue - I actually really liked the story/mystery element of the first game, but interactions with NPCs were so-so...I'm playing through FFVII remake right now and I care about my buddies! Aloy was more of a loner.

    * Human battles - the dino battles were incredible and memorable...the human stuff less so...will be interesting if the CPU upgrades will help with the AI for the next game. I always thought the AI in the Killzone games was decent, so hopefully they can improve this.
  • Armoured_Bear 17 Jun 2020 16:52:08 30,575 posts
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    The substandard dialogue mattered less to me than the excellence of the main story arc and unveiling of what happened. That's clearly a personal thing though.

    Sylens annoys the shit out of me though.
  • Switch-v85 17 Jun 2020 17:01:32 4,289 posts
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    It's important to the overall experience though, it's a big part of why The Witcher 3 is so engaging. Every sidequest, no matter how small has decent dialogue that helps to draw you further into the world, they properly add to the experience.
  • Derblington 17 Jun 2020 17:31:38 35,020 posts
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    I thought the world history was interesting but Aloyís story and all the side quests were gash.
  • Switch-v85 17 Jun 2020 19:23:25 4,289 posts
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    Aiming to release 2021.

    Edited by Switch024 at 19:36:19 17-06-2020
  • JamboWayOh 17 Jun 2020 20:42:01 24,368 posts
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    Oh wow, so it's pretty close.
  • quadfather 18 Jun 2020 09:59:24 38,799 posts
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    Nice
  • eshy76 18 Jun 2020 12:21:14 208 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear That was me forcing myself to try and look at the game objectively! As with you, the things I listed did not get close to outweighing the positives and it is probably in my top 3 of the gen, along with Witcher 3 and God of War...that might become a top 4 after Friday...we'll see!
  • Switch-v85 16 Sep 2020 22:28:55 4,289 posts
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    Interesting line in the PS5 blog post.

    Horizon Forbidden West will also launch on PS4.
    https://blog.playstation.com/2020/09/16/playstation-5-launches-in-november-starting-at-399-for-ps5-digital-edition-and-499-for-ps5-with-ultra-hd-blu-ray-disc-drive/
  • HisDudness 17 Sep 2020 09:23:10 1,760 posts
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    Oof that's a hype deflator for me. Maybe it means that the release will be quite early in 2021 then.
  • Mola_Ram 17 Sep 2020 09:32:33 25,904 posts
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    It's not surprising, really. There's always a bit of crossover between generations, and forcing people to fork up for a new system right now... does not seem wise.
  • DUFFMAN5 17 Sep 2020 09:35:03 26,776 posts
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    So happy this will release on the ps4. I love the original but not sure I will be a PS5 owner, (I'm thinking one console next time around and my heart belongs to MS) well certainly anytime soon, so this is great news.
  • davidfowles 17 Sep 2020 09:59:21 476 posts
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    Iíve always done the ďone console at a timeĒ thing and make the platforms fight to the death for my attention.

    The XboxX hardware sounds really great but Iím just not sure what Iíd play on it, and itís hard for me to forget how shat off I was by the end of the 360 generation with the UI changes they made late in the game, an early symptom of the Xbox One launch.

    I donít think Iíll be looking seriously at buying anything until maybe March, when the reviews are all in and the general verdict on digital vs disc etc, but itís surely PS5, unless Nintendo decide to surprise drop the Switch Pro.
  • HisDudness 17 Sep 2020 11:04:31 1,760 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    It's not surprising, really. There's always a bit of crossover between generations, and forcing people to fork up for a new system right now... does not seem wise.
    It's a surprise for me. I always counted Guerrilla as the 'techiest' of Sony's studios. Killzone: Shadowfall was the tech showcase for PS4, and I expected Horizon to do that again this time. But when it's cross-gen, it takes the shine off of that role.

    Could still be an amazing game mind you.
  • atothewest 17 Sep 2020 11:28:37 1,145 posts
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    There's always a bit of crossover between generations
    Isn't this a bit of revisionist history? Have Sony ever had big first party games that were cross-gen before?
  • Mola_Ram 17 Sep 2020 11:46:57 25,904 posts
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    atothewest wrote:
    There's always a bit of crossover between generations
    Isn't this a bit of revisionist history? Have Sony ever had big first party games that were cross-gen before?
    I guess I was thinking more third-party stuff.

    But I guess if you were ever to have an exception to your rule, it would be at a time when basically the entire world is in recession.
  • Cadence 17 Sep 2020 11:48:52 2,577 posts
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    Like others I'm a bit disappointed with this news. I just hope the ps5 version isn't held back in any way. The trailer for it really did look next gen though and I couldn't imagine it running on ps4 like thst. Still, it was a trailer and we've been fooled by them in the past.
  • atothewest 17 Sep 2020 11:51:27 1,145 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    atothewest wrote:
    There's always a bit of crossover between generations
    Isn't this a bit of revisionist history? Have Sony ever had big first party games that were cross-gen before?
    I guess I was thinking more third-party stuff.

    But I guess if you were ever to have an exception to your rule, it would be at a time when basically the entire world is in recession.
    No, totally unfair point.

    Edited by atothewest at 15:42:50 17-09-2020
  • JamboWayOh 17 Sep 2020 12:10:40 24,368 posts
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    However Sony were content to be quiet and let the lie run that they believed in separate generations when it came to 1st party. I mean it was never going to happen, you just can't abandon a 100m plus install base like that.
  • Derblington 17 Sep 2020 12:46:56 35,020 posts
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    Itís not really a lie. Theyíre still investing in new experiences exclusive to the 5, via the controller and actual exclusive games.
    Theyíre getting flak for both perspectives, so thereís no winning. Obviously what you should do is say nothing but you canít really market a product with that approach.
  • Phattso 17 Sep 2020 13:21:39 27,237 posts
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    atothewest wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    atothewest wrote:
    There's always a bit of crossover between generations
    Isn't this a bit of revisionist history? Have Sony ever had big first party games that were cross-gen before?
    I guess I was thinking more third-party stuff.

    But I guess if you were ever to have an exception to your rule, it would be at a time when basically the entire world is in recession.
    Yep, totally fair point.
    The world wasnít in recession three years ago when they made the architectural decision to support PS4.

    Itís not a big deal for me. PC has managed this for years, with sometimes transformative experiences on the top end. Itíll all be fine.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 17 Sep 2020 15:17:54 22,975 posts
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    Yeah the recession point seems weird. The pandemic and subsequent recession werenít in place when the consoles, or in fact any of these games were designed.
  • atothewest 17 Sep 2020 15:42:58 1,145 posts
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    Edited.
  • Switch-v85 25 May 2021 18:51:02 4,289 posts
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    https://blog.playstation.com/2021/05/25/discover-the-forbidden-west-in-our-next-state-of-play/



    Edited by Switch-v85 at 18:51:16 25-05-2021
  • dfunked09 25 May 2021 18:54:11 2,093 posts
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    Haha, just loaded that YouTube vid up to watch... Looks like I'm two days too early!

    Hyped for this one, original was enjoyable stuff.
  • Nanocrystal 26 May 2021 02:17:10 2,473 posts
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    Hmmm tempted to "go dark" on this. Gonna be a day one purchase for me for sure, so might as well avoid spoilers.
  • DakeyrasUK 27 May 2021 22:32:11 5,271 posts
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    4k State of play has dropped and damn it looks good in 4k (minus youtube compression).

    https://youtu.be/wQATS4HOxdo
  • theguy 27 May 2021 23:00:07 1,033 posts
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    Looks much better there than it did on the stream actually, remarkable

    Slightly concerned some of the underwater stuff might not be as fun to actually play as it looks, but other than that seems to be shaping up very nicely

    I also don't remember the characters as well as I thought I did. No recollection who the captured guy was though he seemed familiar.
  • IronGiant 27 May 2021 23:09:10 6,316 posts
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    Looks stunning.. can't wait as Horizon was one of my fave PS4 games. Hopefully release this year.

    Edited by IronGiant at 23:27:23 27-05-2021
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