Just when you thought to yourself, “Why aren’t there any cavemen vs robot dinosaur titles?” Guerilla Games comes along and drops exactly this, and something drastically different compared to what their known for! At the E3 Sony Conference, their new IP is introduced, and this is Horizon: Zero Dawn.
As a Third Person Action RPG Open World game, Horizon is a far cry from Killzone – Guerilla’s flagship series – in thatthe latter featured mankind using technology to master themselves and others, and the former is based in a setting where mankind is not in sync with technology and instead masters of themselves.
In a the ruins of a forgotten civilization, highly advanced machines hunt the remants of humanity who have now regressed to tribal society, and the game centers itself on the adventure of the outcast Aloy, as she follows her destiny of unraveling the mysterious narrative of Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Beset by a steel menagerie, Aloy must use the gifts natural to humans by taking advantage of stealth, cunning, agility, and resourcefulness to survive the hordes of these mechanical saurian-like creatures. By careful planning, each encounter becomes a hunt, where players can exploit the weakness of these machines – it helps that humanity has developed weapons and tools that combine both natural materials with mechanical parts, as Aloy will need all the help she can get in her solitude journey of man versus machine.
- A Lush Post-Apocalyptic World – How have machines dominated this world, and what is their purpose? What happened to the civilization here before? Scour every corner of a realm filled with ancient relics and mysterious buildings in order to uncover your past and unearth the many secrets of a forgotten land
- Nature and Machines Collide – Horizon Zero Dawn juxtaposes two contrasting elements, taking a vibrant world rich with beautiful nature and filling it with awe-inspiring highly advanced technology. This marriage creates a dynamic combination for both exploration and gameplay
- Defy Overwhelming Odds – The foundation of combat in Horizon Zero Dawn is built upon the speed and cunning of Aloy versus the raw strength and size of the machines. In order to overcome a much larger and technologically superior enemy, Aloy must use every ounce of her knowledge, intelligence, and agility to survive each encounter
- Cutting Edge Open World Tech – Stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains, and atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization meld together in a landscape that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle