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Zackat
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(03-27-2017, 05:41 AM)
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Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: Playstation 4
Release Date: 28th Feb (US), 1st Mar (EU)
Genre: Action Role-Playing
Download: ~42 GBS

Thanks to shinobi, from whom I stole all this info [OT1]

Beat the game and want to talk about the story unfiltered? Spoiler thread



In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.



The story follows Aloy, an outcast of the Nora tribe. As an individual, Aloy is inquisitive, compassionate and brave. Strong and resourceful, she was raised by Rost, another outcast. She has a fascination with technology and embraces it, much to the dismay of Rost. Spurred by certain events in the game, Aloy sets out to discover her origins and the secrets of the past.





Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open world action RPG. You play as Aloy, an outcast of the Nora tribe, as she ventures forth to discover the mysteries of the world, as well as pursue her own agendas. On her journey, Aloy encounters a vast ecosystem of mechanical wildlife, wondrous robots each fulfilling a niche in an endless process, their goal a secret to everyone. These machines are both an obstacle and a resource to Aloy. Each machine is a source of materials for improving and sustaining Aloy's armor and arsenal. Whether it be collecting wire to create cables for her traps or tracking down rare parts to create new weapons, each machine is important if Aloy wants to survive the wilderness.



Beyond hunting machines, there is plenty to do in Horizon to keep players entertained. Whilst boasting a meaty main quest line, the game also features a wide variety of side content. Tribe quests help Aloy learn more about the tribes that populate the world, hunter trials help the player learn new ways to fight and to test out new strategies, corruption zones and bandit camps offer challenges for the player to clear the zones of enemies, and finally there are the cauldrons, a unique dungeon style environment where the player must put their skills to the test to recieve powerful rewards.

Throughout the course of the game, Aloy gains levels which allow you to customize her appearance, her skills, stats, weapon effectiveness, damage modifiers, etc. Looting fallen enemies and tracking down resources in the environment yield components for further crafting.












Aloy is no slouch when it comes to fighting. An agile archer, she has deadly aim and the athleticism to easily weave throughout the battlefield. She comes armed with a wide variety of ranged weapons, traps, and her trusty spear. Throughout her adventure, you'll
increase her toolkit by crafting new weapons from the machine parts you collect. Aloy's main weapon of choice is her bow. The game offers a wide variety of bows, each coming with it's own forms of ammo. Ammo differs by damage type, all of which are tailored
for fighting different machines. Fire arrows and Ice arrows apply elemental damage, whilst Tear based weaponry is designed for ripping off machine components such as weaponry and armour plating. Many more elements exist in the game waiting for you to experiment
with. Aloy also has access to other ranged weapons to supplement her bow.




The Ropecaster is a tool that allows Aloy to pin down machines and leash them to a spot, whilst the Tripcaster allows her to set tripwire traps to get the drop on unaware machines. She also has access to many more weapons, each with their own specific niche.

Whilst Aloy shines at ranged combat, even the most prepared huntress runs out of ammo eventually. For those moments, Aloy comes ready with her trusty spear. With a combination of light and heavy attacks Aloy is able to dispatch smaller enemies without
needing to waste resources, as well as stealthily striking unaware machines, and critically striking machines that she's managed to temporarily disabled.




COMBAT: THE MACHINES

The world of Horizon Zero Dawn is inhabited by machines of all shapes and sizes. Terrifyingly alien yet strikingly familiar, these mysterious automatons combine mechanical strength with organic features and an animalistic ferocity. These are just a handful of the deadly machines you'll encounter along your journey.

Thunderjaw






Snapmaw






Behemoth






Stormbird




















Taken randomly from the screenshot thread









Bonus: SunhiLegend gifs








Retail- $59.99 : The standard edition of the game is just that, standard. You get the disc!




Retail - $69.99 : The Digital Deluxe Edition of the game comes with:
  • Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Game
  • The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn Digital Art Book
  • Exclusive PS4 Theme
  • In-Game DLC Items: Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Mighty Bow, Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Culling Bow, Banuk Traveller Pack, Carja Trapper Pack, Nora Keeper Pack




Retail - $119.99 : The Collector's Edition of the game comes with the following:
  • Copy of Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Special Steelbook case
  • 9” ALOY Statue by Gentle Giant
  • 48 Page Art Book
  • Voucher for exclusive PS4 Dynamic Theme.
  • In-Game DLC Items: Carja Storm Ranger Armor, Carja Striker Bow, Carja Trader Pack, Banuk Trailblazer Armor, Banuk Culling Bow, Banuk Traveler Pack, Nora Keeper Pack, Nora Machine Trapper Pack










Q. How long is the game?
A. Most estimate playtimes range from around 30 to 60 hours. The critical story path has been in about 25-30 hours on average.


Q. Is this open world?
A. Yes. This game is completely open world. The player is not limited or gated from exploring the world fully in its entirety. Some areas may be require you to be a higher level to stand a chance at survival.


Q. Is this a fully-fledged RPG?
A. Yes. Horizon: Zero Dawn is an action RPG where you play the role of Aloy. During the course of the game, you level up your character, invest points and upgrades into various skills, craft weapons, armors and
other items, and engage in conversations with NPCs that may have an affect on other events in the game.


Q. How much harddrive space do I need?
A.
The game's total install size at the moment is around 42GB.


Q. Multiplayer?
A.
Nope.





REVIEWS

Wall of Shame

Last edited by Zackat; 04-09-2017 at 01:39 AM.
CMojicaAce
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(03-27-2017, 05:42 AM)
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We made it! Best OT title.

I'll repost my favorite Horizon gif

Orthogonal
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(03-27-2017, 05:42 AM)
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Excellent OT name. Hope I can finish this game soon. Everything is so good.
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(03-27-2017, 05:42 AM)

Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

Best OT title.

That it is.
Mediking
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(03-27-2017, 05:42 AM)
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The name for this OT2 is so good. Lol
Jawbreaker
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(03-27-2017, 05:42 AM)
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There we go.
jdstorm
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(03-27-2017, 05:43 AM)
No Part of your world little medmaid joke :(

Great Title though
ambar_hitman
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(03-27-2017, 05:43 AM)
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Best name for OT.
Mifune
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(03-27-2017, 05:43 AM)
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Aside from the colon, great thread name.
Valar Morghulis
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(03-27-2017, 05:45 AM)
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Red Head Redemption, hahaha.

I gotta finish this game, about half way through.
DriftingSpirit
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(03-27-2017, 05:46 AM)
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I'm about 65% complete. Got through the bulk of the side content in order to keep going with the main content when I'm ready again.

Nice OT!
silva1991
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(03-27-2017, 05:47 AM)
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Great OT.
Zackat
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(03-27-2017, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mifune

Aside from the colon, great thread name.

hah wow, you just made me realize it DOESN'T have a colon. Whoops. Hopefully a mod can sort that out for me :)

edited in the wall of shame

Greatest Ever
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(03-27-2017, 05:48 AM)
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Great title.
Kaako
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(03-27-2017, 05:48 AM)
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That OT title be moneyyy. Good stuff.
Such a lovely game.
Incendiary
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(03-27-2017, 05:49 AM)
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Nice...on to OT2!

The countdown is on...I only have a little over a week to finish this before Persona 5 comes out. But I have faith in myself, I can do it!
leng jai
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(03-27-2017, 05:50 AM)
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Only have the training dummies left before the platinum. Don't think I can actually be bothered doing it.
Loudninja
No oxygen in space?
How does the sun burn?
Food for thought.
(03-27-2017, 05:50 AM)
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Being playing for awhile still only like 20% so much fun!
Venture
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(03-27-2017, 05:50 AM)
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OT2 and I still haven't finished this game. I'm such a slow-poke. Anyways, nicely done Zackat.
LastMinuteHero
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(03-27-2017, 05:50 AM)
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Nice ot man and best title got picked
drsoup
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(03-27-2017, 05:50 AM)
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nice OT
Kaako
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(03-27-2017, 05:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Loudninja

Being playing for awhile still only like 20% so much fun!

Nice, take your time and enjoy the ride. What a lovely ride it is.
Crayon
(03-27-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Zoids!
Loudninja
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How does the sun burn?
Food for thought.
(03-27-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kaako

Nice, take your time and enjoy the ride. What a lovely ride it is.

Yep.
TheFatMan
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(03-27-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Hahahaha oh man the OT title.

I don't know who came up with that but perfect, just perfect.
TheDanger
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(03-27-2017, 05:57 AM)
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I just can't kill the Stormbird, how the fuck do I evade his instant kill from above?
Electret
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(03-27-2017, 05:58 AM)
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Red Head Redemption

BigTnaples
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(03-27-2017, 06:00 AM)
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Love that title.

God this game is good. Can't wait to finish it.
Zackat
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(03-27-2017, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheDanger

I just can't kill the Stormbird, how the fuck do I evade his instant kill from above?

use tearblast arrows and nuke the gun off his chest
elguero
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(03-27-2017, 06:02 AM)
Having a hard time committing to the final story mission. I just don't want this masterpiece to end.
zulux21
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(03-27-2017, 06:03 AM)
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new thread is fitting as my wife beat the game tonight getting her plat trophy at the same time (the first one that my ps4 has ever seen, and my ps3 never saw one at all lol)

I need e3 to come already so I can get some dlc announcement.

Originally Posted by elguero

Having a hard time committing to the final story mission. I just don't want this masterpiece to end.

if it helps.

you can replay the final mission over and over

and if you want it to last as long as possible.
the end credit roll is like 37 minutes @_@

note, there is no context to the spoilers as they don't spoiler anything of real meaning lol.
vypek
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(03-27-2017, 06:04 AM)
Oh cool. It got to OT2 before moving into community :)
Khalifa Jayy
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(03-27-2017, 06:05 AM)
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Great OT! Excited to make some progress this week. I just got done when tracking down Sona, and have been enjoying each and every moment.
AstroNut325
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(03-27-2017, 06:05 AM)
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I don't own this game yet. I just came to show my appreciation for the thread title! Love it!
Candeldandel
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(03-27-2017, 06:09 AM)
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All the pretty screenshots and gifs make me want to play so bad :(
Baroquemantic
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(03-27-2017, 06:10 AM)
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In case anyone hasn't seen it, here is Sunhi's latest video. It's so beautiful.

https://youtu.be/CMQdr7Ht5zE
MegaSackman
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(03-27-2017, 06:10 AM)
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Ha, I wasn't expecting to be the first on the wall. I even left Horizon behind like three weeks ago... it says how much of an impression left on me.

Edit: Love the new art btw.
pixxxelz
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(03-27-2017, 06:10 AM)
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Haha perfect tittle
reptilescorpio
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(03-27-2017, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by leng jai

Only have the training dummies left before the platinum. Don't think I can actually be bothered doing it.

Only takes like 15 minutes to do the round trip with fast travel, just open a guide with the location photos.
Toni
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(03-27-2017, 06:11 AM)
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That is the most fantastic title to an OT I've seen in probably the last 5 years lol

Aloy stays winning 👑
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daxter01
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(03-27-2017, 06:12 AM)
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Fantastic title.any news on when ng+ is coming?
Malus
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(03-27-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Don't have the game, love the OT title. Every OT should strive to achieve this level of title-excellence.
reKon
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(03-27-2017, 06:13 AM)
Wow for the first time, a title that I wanted was picked. Clearly the best one.
pixelation
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(03-27-2017, 06:15 AM)
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Can't wait 'til the day comes for me to play this game.
Styles
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(03-27-2017, 06:15 AM)
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Whew, still need to get my platinum for this game.
TroicaBlur
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(03-27-2017, 06:16 AM)
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Came here because title.
matrix-cat
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(03-27-2017, 06:16 AM)
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Top notch thread title.

I just got back into this game last night after finishing up Zelda, and I can't wait to really get stuck in. It plays so well and looks so gorgeous.
Dizastah
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(03-27-2017, 06:16 AM)
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OT title is perfect!
reKon
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(03-27-2017, 06:17 AM)
Ordered my KS8000 and because I have a very busy week, I may limit my playing time of this until it comes in. It's already looks incredible on my Plasma so I can't really imagine this game in 4K.
zulux21
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(03-27-2017, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by daxter01

Fantastic title.any news on when ng+ is coming?

we have no word on any sort of ng+

at this point the only thing we know is that they are working on a story based DLC that they weren't supposed to talk about so they poorly attempted to erase such knowledge from the internet :P

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