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Horizon: Zero Dawn | Review Thread

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Unaha-Closp

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this game comes out on the day before my Birthday, then its my Birthday and then my Friend With Benefits is coming, snigger, the next day. That is a solid 3 days there if I do say so.
 

Hispanicguy

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I hope to get similar results with the normal PS4 :/

You'll be very satisfied. Any screenshots I've been posting have been from the standard PS4. You have nothing to worry about :)

Speaking of screenshots, here are a few more I took:





 

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Jesus, this game is stupidly good-looking! I definitely see myself spending a whole lot of time in photo mode alone. I can't wait to feel like a professional photographer again y'all.
 

BlackBuzzard

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So there was a news item about Horizon on the 8o clock (NOS) Dutch national news and a special about the game on a different channel.

Small thing i didn't know is that the movements of the Bellowback are based off the Emoe.
 
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Damn I understand the excitement but this is now essentially a spoiler picture request/dump thread. For real? Chill with the pics and chill with the gifs. Leave it to reviews like that title states.

There's a thread for that:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1343998

There's an impressions thread as well where these things can go into, I'm surprised that there are so many pics posted in here. They aren't inherently spoilers, but it would be awesome for people to see these environments on their own. I've seen most of what's posted from playing the game, but I have to admit I would be disappointed if I saw all this in picture form before experiencing it myself.
 

Dynomutt

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There's an impressions thread as well where these things can go into, I'm surprised that there are so many pics posted in here. They aren't inherently spoilers, but it would be awesome for people to see these environments on their own. I've seen most of what's posted from playing the game, but I have to admit I would be disappointed if I saw all this in picture form before experiencing it myself.

All I'm saying. Some of these environments are gorgeous I understand, But dang let me experience it for myself. Click on the thread and it's a splash page for hi-res screen shots this is not an OT. Control yourselves!
 

hydruxo

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My thing is, if you don't want to see the environments, you probably shouldn't be in any Horizon thread. There's one more day left, just go on a media blackout and you're good.
 

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The marketing for this game has been through the roof. At one point I saw two commercials run back to back for Horizon and there was a Horizon commercial every 30 mins on ESPN the other day.
 
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None of these pics are spoilers.

People going to post them in the OT to same with the impressions.

Never said they were, OT is different than a review thread. At least by then everyone is able to have their hands on the game.

My thing is, if you don't want to see the environments, you probably shouldn't be in any Horizon thread. There's one more day left, just go on a media blackout and you're good.

That's why before I had the game in my hands and actually still now, I scroll past the pics really quickly. All I wanted to say is that some of these things have more weight when experienced on their own.
 

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The marketing for this game has been through the roof. At one point I saw two commercials run back to back for Horizon and there was a Horizon commercial every 30 mins on ESPN the other day.
Yep, seeing ads everywhere. Sony going all in as they should.
 

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The marketing for this game has been through the roof. At one point I saw two commercials run back to back for Horizon and there was a Horizon commercial every 30 mins on ESPN the other day.

I think it's interesting how all the ads are pushing the digital version and the Playstation Store. It's the first time I can recall seeing that.
 

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Sounds like me, lol.

I probably need to step away till my CE gets here. Best Buy better not be lyin' when it says arriving Tuesday...

It's a very rare thing to see a video game just translate its concept art SO WELL to the final product.


The fact they took art this rich, vibrant, and dynamic, and delivered it completely... my mind is still blown.
One of these is concept art, and the other is an in-game shot.

Just... nailed it.
 
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Waiting for this to drop in price is going to be torture, it looks so good. How long does it usually take console exclusives to drop in price? I don't use my PS4 much and usually buy games way after release or second hand but I don't want to wait too long for this one.
 

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Waiting for this to drop in price is going to be torture, it looks so good. How long does it usually take console exclusives to drop in price? I don't use my PS4 much and usually buy games way after release or second hand but I don't want to wait too long for this one.

Depends on where you live and the success of the game. UC4 in the states took a while before it finally dropped in price.
 

BlackBuzzard

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Waiting for this to drop in price is going to be torture, it looks so good. How long does it usually take console exclusives to drop in price? I don't use my PS4 much and usually buy games way after release or second hand but I don't want to wait too long for this one.

It really depends on how it sells. Uncharted 4 has been barely discounted i think Horizon will be the same, this game will sell.
 

Mikey Jr.

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game is mucho pretty


I've sunk about 10 hours into this game.

The graphics are absolutely surreal.

Fucking surreal. I'm playing at 1080p. One day when I get a 4k OLED tv, Horizon will be the first game I play.

This game might be the pinnacle of graphics on the PS4. I dunno.
 

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It's my sons birthday on the 28th.. he turns 14.. I'm going to do the fatherly thing and get this game for ....
Me. :)))
J/k it will be his.
 

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It's a very rare thing to see a video game just translate its concept art SO WELL to the final product.



The fact they took art this rich, vibrant, and dynamic, and delivered it completely... my mind is still blown.
One of these is concept art, and the other is an in-game shot.


Just... nailed it.

Someone linked to the OG reveal trailer and you'll be surprised at just how close that is to the final product. They were obviously quite far along when they showed it. The creature designs were mostly locked and it looks just as good if not better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkg5UVTsKCE
 
I've sunk about 10 hours into this game.

The graphics are absolutely surreal.

Fucking surreal. I'm playing at 1080p. One day when I get a 4k OLED tv, Horizon will be the first game I play.

This game might be the pinnacle of graphics on the PS4. I dunno.
Oh, they'll be surpassed

Remember how The Last of Us and God of War Ascension came out in seven years into the PS3s life?

Horizon is PS3's Uncharted 2/Killzone 2 graphics-wise (both came out three years after the console's launch)

We still got time.
 

Mikey Jr.

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Oh, they'll be surpassed

Remember how The Last of Us and God of War Ascension came out in seven years into the PS3s life?

Horizon is PS3's Uncharted 2/Killzone 2 graphics-wise (both came out three years after the console's launch)

We still got time.

Yeah, I take it back actually. You know what'll surpass Horizon graphics?

Horizon 2.
 

hydruxo

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I definitely think Horizon's graphics will get surpassed within the next year or so, but as far as graphics in an open world? It's going to be a while on that front IMO
 
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Depends on where you live and the success of the game. UC4 in the states took a while before it finally dropped in price.

I'm in the UK, I thought it might drop quicker as it's single player only, I don't mind waiting a little while but if it's going to be 6 months I might have to live on bread and water for a few weeks and just get it :D
 
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God damn that .gif! So excited for this and zelda. I actually, just today, ordered a PS4 Pro and this game! My first PS4... So many games to catch up on! I'm honestly overwhelmed. Not even sure what to get with Horizon at this point. Overwhelmed, but so, so excited.
 
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