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.
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Armoured_Bear 28,876 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.
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 33,438 posts
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I thought the world history was interesting but Aloy’s story and all the side quests were gash.
Aiming to release 2021.
Edited by Switch024 at 19:36:19 17-06-2020
JamboWayOh 20,059 posts
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Oh wow, so it's pretty close.
quadfather 36,747 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!
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