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VIDEO Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4 exclusive)

Discussion in 'Games' started by JEDI-SOLO, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I can guarantee you that it'll be nominated for GOTY, and it wouldn't surprise me if it won. But from what I've heard, it looks like the latest Zelda game will take that title.
     
  2. vw_jedi

    vw_jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    By tying them down with a rope caster you can override them. Same way I overrode a Stormbird.
     
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  3. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm sure that the latest Zelda game is great by all the reviews it's been getting, but you can't tell me that it's as original as HZD is.

    I've gotta try that.
     
  4. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I totally agree with you there. It's the most original game I've seen in a very long time.
     
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  5. Jedi Ben

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    I find the Zelda / HZD comparisons quite intriguing as, for me, the two games are quite closely matched:
    • HZD has the more original world and creature design, but does have quite a few well-known game mechanism albeit in new form e.g. tallnecks as map towers
    • Zelda is a bit more freeform, in that you can climb any surface to a degree, but weather has an impact. You can customise a map -HZ D does this too, to a further degree by allowing a fully customisable HUD too.
    • Zelda goes for environmental effects a bit more than HZD, though HZD's combat system is built around both stealth/traps and elemental weaknesses.
    • Both also demonstrate their creative teams desire to rip up the paradigm: Just as BOTw departs greatly from past Zelda games, so too is HZD a major departure away from the Killzone series for Guerilla.
    I've played and greatly enjoyed both, though both had their flaws: Zelda had the Divine Beasts "puzzles" that I loathed, plus too fragile weapons, while HZD didn't exploit its robots to the full, relying on human enemies to much for my liking.

    HZD's best cards by far are the robot design, the densest game world we've seen in ages and one of the best female game characters created yet in Aloy.

    (Nor can I say I'm a fan of trying to tear the one game down to raise the other up.)
     
  6. Jordan1Kenobi

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    There was two main points stopping me from giving HZD a perfect 10/10 score, and that's the story and characters. The story was definitely great and had me hooked all the way through, but I feel like there could've been more to it or told in a slightly different way. And for me, all of the characters except for Aloy were quite bland and not memorable. But everything else was absolutely incredible. This is me being picky since we're taking about the best game of the year here. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has my vote, and I really hope it gets nominated. Also, I haven't played the latest Zelda game as I don't own a Nintendo Switch.
     
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  7. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    An interesting article on the updated skill tree that comes with the new DLC. I'm certainly digging this new "Traveller" set:

    There are eight in total for this new set, including the following abilities:
    Mounted pick-up: allows you to harvest and loot without having to dismount
    Shard salvager: allows you to deconstruct items that you find in the wild without needing to find a vendor or drop them on the ground to make inventory space
    Expert carver: Increases you chance of getting rare loot
    Hoarder: Gives you increased inventory capacity
    Dismount Strike: Once you've unlocked all the Traveller skills, you'll get access to Dismount Strike. It's a move that allows you to leap off your mount and perform a devastating attack that will kill smaller enemies and wound larger ones.
    http://www.gamesradar.com/horizon-z...-is-focused-on-making-your-mount-more-useful/
     
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  8. Jordan1Kenobi

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    Great additions. They sound very useful.
     
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  9. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Meet the Scorcher




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  10. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oh yeah. It's so annoying when I've hunted a handful of powerful machines and have some exceptional resources and mods there for the taking; and I have to go into the menu to drop things to give me some room.
     
  11. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wonder if it has any weaknesses.
     
  12. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    It's guaranteed to have weaknesses, but will Aloy stay alive long enough to find them?

    The DLC seems to have quite a new ambush technique for some robo-monsters.
     
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  13. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Another question is, can you override it? I mean considering the cauldrons were already available in the base game and most people have conquered them by now, would the Scorcher be among those machines?
     
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  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Probably not without doing a FW-specific quest?
     
  15. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah that would make sense.
     
  16. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Cauldrons are all complete

    Vantages all complete

    Metal flowers all complete

    Banuk figures all complete


    Just hunting grounds to go now (ugh) then all the key parts are done.


    I'm not one for achievements but I'm going to look up the remaining hidden ones and sort the fighting dummies and see how achieved I can get on this game

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  17. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Just saw the news - a 15-hour DLC! Now that's how you do an expansion!
     
  18. Jordan1Kenobi

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    Wow! That's longer than I expected.
     
  19. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    9.3GB download too. That is pretty hefty.

    Clearly Guerilla took notice of Blood & Wine.
     
  20. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I don't get how some people have been complaining about it. 15 hours is no slouch for a DLC. Some full games are less than that.
     
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  21. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Yeah, also, given how dense Guerilla made the world, there will be a ton of stuff in this expansion.

    So they're saying 15 hours but some will do a speed run and do it in less, I'd expect to take far longer.

    CDPR said 10 and 20 hours for their two expansions but I'm certain I got far more than that out of each.
     
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  22. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    The initial reviews for HZD: Frozen Wilds are all very positive.

    As it's a 9.3GB download, probably will buy tomorrow night and give it a run Weds.
     
  23. TX-20

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    "Only 15 hours for $20!? That's crap! It should be a thousand hours and they should pay me to play it!" - Not an actual quote, but wouldn't be surprised to see some variation of it on some thread.

    It's perfectly fine for me. Looking forward to it and the eventual full sequel.
     
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  24. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    That they've done one big expansion says to me they're already working on the sequel.

    EDIT: Also, the Polygon review makes a neat point that HZD had the most unfortunate timing ever, so HZD: TFW should give the main game a boost in registering with the wider audience, who got distracted by Zelda before.
     
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  25. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Between you and me, I still don't see what the hype is all about regarding BOTW. The other day I was at a local electronics store where a kid was a playing the game on a setup Switch system. For the better part of 20 minutes or so he was doing nothing but trying on different pieces of armor. Fun.
     
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