What A New Horizon Zero Dawn Game May Look Like.

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the unexpected darlings of the current generation of video games. Originally announced at E3 in 2015, this game showed promise upon its first showing. However, Killzone was the game the developer Guerrilla Games was known for and Horizon Zero Dawn was a far cry from what we had come to expect and luckily it surpassed many expectations. It wasn’t game of the year, however it was a standout game that is memorable from that year and establishes a new property to turn into a franchise. With the PS5 looming closer and closer it only makes sense to talk about what could very likely be a launch game for whenever the next generation launches.

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Horizon created a beautiful landscape in a post apocalyptic world that struck an incredible balance between prehistoric and futuristic. Through technology, we return to nature, and exploring that idea of what these machines act and look like after conquering the Earth is such a fun time and it really sets itself up well with the scenario that Alloy is given. A sequel should only really expect to improve upon what is already there, no need to redesign the environment because it was one of the standout features of the game. By far the most memorable aspect is riding a robotic horse around a completely natural environment and have it make sense. There are some things when designing a sequel that need to be changed and some that need to be grown, and this is definitely one aspect that can just grow naturally.

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Adding more options for combat may seem like an overwhelming feat but after playing through Kingdom Hearts III I can say that adding more on top to a complicated system can work when given the right attention. There doesn’t have to be QuickTime event battles or flashy spectacle that doesn’t make sense to the story other than it looks good. Horizon knows what it does well and that is entertaining combat in a beautiful environment. The overall story narrative could be strengthened, it wasn’t bad by any means but it is one of the areas of improvement, a bigger and bolder story could be a lot of fun.

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With the runaway success this game had in 2017 there is surely bound to be more from this series as time goes on. Oddly enough it looks like we may be getting news sooner rather than later. The earliest I would expect of any news of this game this year would be around E3 even though Sony isn’t participating. In the worst case scenario we are almost definitely getting Horizon Zero Dawn 2 around the launch of the next generation of hardware and it will make sure to build on what the game got so right before. Hopefully we hear about it sooner rather than later.

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  1. Great article! I borrowed my friend’s PlayStation and his copy of Horizon in September 2017 after playing it at his house in August. He games on his gaming PC so he barely touches his PS. Horizon for me is an absolutely phenomenal and unique game. The gameplay was great, combat was not perfect but fun, the world was so original, beautiful and mysterious and full of creative things to do and discover about the old world, but the best part of the game for me was the writing/story.

    The story was absolutely top notch. When I first saw this game at E3 2015, I was intrigued but was wondering how they were going to explain robot dinosaurs an machines in a stone-age-like era. The story of Aloy and the writing of the game is superb. It is even more amazing for me after watching Noclip’s documentary on the development. The story was one of the last things to fall into place. Guerrilla hired a story writer and quest designer because they never had those positions at the studio before. The write wrote a story that had to explain how the world came to be what it is, and it is just mind-blowing.

    I do hope they make a sequel, but I want them to do it only if they have the right story and improvements. They should also take their time with it. I would like to see a bigger world, maybe a different part of America, or a different part of the world altogether. It would be pretty cool to see what the Faro plague did to continents like Africa and Asia. I would also like the staff combat to be improved and the facial animations as well. Sorry for the terribly long content. I just love this game so much.

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