[OT] Horizon Forbidden West

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Horizon Forbidden West
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release Date: TBA 2021

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Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats.
Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.

The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.

It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.

Brave an expansive open world
Discover distant lands, new enemies, rich cultures and striking characters.

A majestic frontier
Explore the lush forests, sunken cities and towering mountains of a far-future America.

Confront new dangers
Engage in strategic battles against enormous machines and mounted human enemies by using weapons, gear and traps crafted from salvaged parts.

Unravel startling mysteries
Uncover the secret behind Earth's imminent collapse and unlock a hidden chapter in the ancient past... one that will change Aloy forever.
News:
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Libra-75

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Definitely my most anticipated game to play on the PS5. The first game is my PS4 "exclusive" of the generation and my hype is really high for this one.
 

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Horizon Forbidden West - Meet the Composers | PS5, PS4 (PlayStation)

Horizon Forbidden West Devs On New Abilities, Release Window, And More (Game Informer)

This video actually had a lot of interesting information. They talk about everything from traversal and combat to the story and characters. Very interesting and I can't wait to play this game.
 

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Horizon Forbidden West Release Date Announcement

Releasing February 18, 2022.
We finally got a release date. A little bit later than expected, but that's no problem, imo. I'd rather see them release the game in a good state than trying to rush it out the door and release it in a bad state (like Cyberpunk for example).

...and for those who are interested, they just released a 60fps patch for the first game.
 

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Horizon Forbidden West Reveals Digital Deluxe, Special, Collector’s, And Regalla Editions
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First up is the Horizon Forbidden West Digital Deluxe Edition, which is available to purchase via the PlayStation Store and includes the following goodies:
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Digital) PS4 and PS5 versions
  • 2 Special Outfits (Carja Behemoth Elite and Nora Thunder Elite)
  • 2 Special Weapons (Carja Behemoth Short Bow and Nora Thunder Sling)
  • In-game Resources Pack including ammunition, potions, and travel packs
  • In-game Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike Piece (more on Strike in the FAQ)
  • Exclusive Photo Mode pose and face paint
  • Digital Art Book
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Version of The Sunhawk, the first Horizon Zero Dawn graphic novel
Next up is the Horizon Forbidden West Special Edition, which is a physical version of the game on PS4 or PS5, a SteelBook, digital soundtrack voucher, and mini art book. If you want to spend even more money, then you can opt for the Horizon Forbidden West Collector’s Edition.

This includes the following:

  • Horizon Forbidden West (Digital) PS4 and PS5 versions
  • Horizon Forbidden West SteelBook Display Case
    • Download code for the game will be supplied via voucher in the box.
  • A custom sculpted Tremortusk and Aloy statue
    • Statues will require some assembly; detailed instructions will be provided with the box!
  • Mini Art Book
  • 2 Special Outfits (Carja Behemoth Elite and Nora Thunder Elite)
  • 2 Special Weapons (Carja Behemoth Short Bow and Nora Thunder Sling)
  • In-game Resources Pack including ammunition, potions, and travel packs
  • In-game Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike Piece
  • Exclusive Photo Mode pose and face paint
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Version of The Sunhawk, the first Horizon Zero Dawn graphic novel
The final version is the Horizon Forbidden West Regalla Edition, which will probably cost an arm and a leg and includes the following:
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Digital) PS4 and PS5 versions
  • Horizon Forbidden West SteelBook Display Case
    • Download code for the game will be supplied via voucher in the box.
  • A Regalla-themed, custom sculpted Tremortusk and Aloy statue
    • Statues will require some assembly; detailed instructions will be provided with the box!
  • Replica Focus and custom stand
  • 2 Art Print Cards
  • Replica Sunwing and Clawstrider Machine Physical Strike Pieces
  • Mini Art Book
  • Canvas Map
  • 2 Special Outfits (Carja Behemoth Elite and Nora Thunder Elite)
  • 2 Special Weapons (Carja Behemoth Short Bow and Nora Thunder Sling)
  • In-game Resources Pack including ammunition, potions, and travel packs
  • In-game Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike Piece
  • Exclusive Photo Mode poses and face paints
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Version of The Sunhawk, the first Horizon Zero Dawn graphic novel
Horizon Forbidden West is slated for release on PS5 and PS4 on February 22, 2022.
 
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Horizon Forbidden West: Evolving Aloy

From art design to character storylines, Guerrilla reveals what’s new for its hero in the upcoming sequel.

Since the launch of Horizon Zero Dawn in 2017, Aloy has lived in the hearts of our players, and her story of survival, self-discovery, and sacrifice resonated with many. That story is set to continue in the upcoming sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, which takes place six months after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn. Aloy has travelled west to investigate a mysterious and deadly blight. In these uncharted lands, she will meet strange new tribes and encounter ever more deadly machines. Together with old friends and new companions, she must brave this new frontier to find the answers she needs to save life on Earth.
Read the whole article on PlayStation Blog
 

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Horizon Forbidden West - Story Trailer | PS5, PS4
IMO, Alloy was one of the weaker characters in the first. Perhaps due to the story not really allowing room for 'other' characters on her quest so she ends up being a bit generic. I think they themselves know this, which is why they have those two dudes along for the ride, but (again imo) they aren't really strong supporting characters - Moustache dude might work maybe if his drinking got out of hand. But i doubt the committee that overseas these games are gunna openly let a drunk accompany the 'Hero'.
Nil would be a much better support on account of him being very similar to Alloy, but with a complete opposite worldview. The character naturally challenges the protagonist by simply tagging along... but isn't completely useless narratively - Similar to Garus and Shepard.

But, can't really say what'll work and what wont until we've played the game. Maybe the fact the two are kinda bland aren't in service to alloy, but juxtapose the familiar tribes of ZD with the all new tribes you find... and you learn that maybe, being bland ain't so bad?
Horizon Forbidden West - Meet the Cast | PS5, PS4

Didn't know that Carrie-Anne Moss was one of the voice actors. That's pretty cool, imo.
I remember watching the "Hey Ash" series when i was in high school. Happy to see how far she's come since then! The main voice of a marque video game title! That's impressive!
 
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IMO, Alloy was one of the weaker characters in the first. Perhaps due to the story not really allowing room for 'other' characters on her quest so she ends up being a bit generic. I think they themselves know this, which is why they have those two dudes along for the ride, but (again imo) they aren't really strong supporting characters - Moustache dude might work maybe if his drinking got out of hand. But i doubt the committee that overseas these games are gunna openly let a drunk accompany the 'Hero'.
Nil would be a much better support on account of him being very similar to Alloy, but with a complete opposite worldview. The character naturally challenges the protagonist by simply tagging along... but isn't completely useless narratively - Similar to Garus and Shepard.

But, can't really say what'll work and what wont until we've played the game. Maybe the fact the two are kinda bland aren't in service to alloy, but juxtapose the familiar tribes of ZD with the all new tribes you find... and you learn that maybe, being bland ain't so bad?

I remember watching the "Hey Ash" series when i was in high school. Happy to see how far she's come since then! The main voice of a marque video game title! That's impressive!
Well, I don't really agree that Aloy was a weak or generic character. But maybe our journeys was very different? But I agree that it maybe would've been even better if there was another character that was with her most of the journey. But then again, Sylens kind of was that character for a big chunk of the journey in the first game. The other characters were coming and going throughout the story. We'll see how much of an impact the other characters will have in the second game. My hopes is of course that they manage to improve upon most aspects from the first game, there's always room for improvements. Even though I personally thought the first game was amazing.

Yeah, she's also the voice of Tiny Tina (Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina's Wonderland) among others. She has come a long way since Hey Ash.
 
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Well, I don't really agree that Aloy was a weak or generic character. But maybe our journeys was very different? But I agree that it maybe would've been even better if there was another character that was with her most of the journey. But then again, Sylens kind of was that character for a big chunk of the journey in the first game. The other characters were coming and going throughout the story. We'll see how much of an impact the other characters will have in the second game. My hopes is of course that they manage to improve upon most aspects from the first game, there's always room for improvements. Even though I personally thought the first game was amazing.

Yeah, she's also the voice of Tiny Tina (Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina's Wonderland) among others. She has come a long way since Hey Ash.
I think "weak" might have been too strong a characterization on my part, as im not too sure what word would describe it? Maybe just underdeveloped?
For instance, i distinctly remember toward the end of the game; Aloy has this odd interaction with the nora where they finally accept her unconditionally, but then she just goes full breakdown and gives them the figurative middle finger... it doesn't make sense from what we've seen of the character that this would be her reaction. She wants in, but when they let her in she throws a tantrum. Maybe the stress is building? But the story tellers never really show this to us, nor imply it.

Contrast it against Odyssey which im currently playing through. Against all Odyssey's faults (of which there are many), if you take Kassandra, she has Herodotus, and Barnabas with whom she is naturally challenged. Kassandra is basically a child compared to the other two, and therefore less wise to the world so gets council from them. Against Kassandra's warrior mentality, Herodotus offers diplomacy. Against Barnabas' freedom, Kassandra feels more like a caged bird etc. etc. Through their interactions as the game plays out, you learn more about the character, and anticipate what they may, or may not, say/do. You naturally understand the characters (and arguably, may even sway some of the decisions you thought you might make).

There were a couple of times playing ZD where Aloy was a bit of a 'huh' moment, character-wise. She's not a bad character by any means, but there's a definite "thing" to the character. Whatever the "thing" is, i guess, i hope they iron out. At least she has a supporting cast this time lol.