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Title: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 02, 2017, 04:23 PM
(https://psmedia.playstation.com/is/image/psmedia/horizon-zero-dawn-badge-02-ps4-eu-20jun16?$HugeHero_Badge$)


Release Date: (NA) February 28th, 2017

Release Date: (PAL) 1 March 2017


Developer: Guerrilla Games


Concept:
Horizon is an action RPG from the third person perspective.  Features an open world with dynamic day-night cycle and weather system.  Takes place in a post-post apocalyptic environment. The world has ended, but it is coming back with lush greenery.  The world is ruled by the machines.

Gameplay:
Play as Aloy, hunter/archer.  A variety of ways to kill enemies.  There is a skill tree with 3 categories (Prowler - stealth, Brave - combat, Forager - healing/gathering).  Aloy can hide in foliage.  Hack certain creatures with tools.  
Save points and fast travel can be accessed by interacting with campfires once discovered.  Dialogue wheel to communicate with players.  

Bonus:
-Customizable HUD/UI
-Photo mode can change time of day to the minute
-dungeons
-craft/buy weapons and gear

Development:
Horizon began in 2011, following the release of Killzone 3.  
Uses the Decima engine (Killzone, Death Stranding)
John Gonzalez (Lead Writer for Fallout: New Vegas, and co-designed Shadow of Mordor Nemesis system.) was brought on the team.
From CD Projekt RED: (Lead Cinematic Artist Pawel Swierczynski, Quest Designer Dennis Zoetebier, Senior Technical Designer Shadi Dadenji) were all brought on the team.  

Videos:
The below videos were not checked for spoilers, so viewer beware.  

Spoiler for Announcement:
<br><div style="text-align:center;margin:auto;padding:5px;" class="youtube uyAVkS7FhUI"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uyAVkS7FhUI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div><br>


Spoiler for Challenging Development:
<br><div style="text-align:center;margin:auto;padding:5px;" class="youtube ROyKLIC1N3Q"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ROyKLIC1N3Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div><br>


Spoiler for Play With Devs:
<br><div style="text-align:center;margin:auto;padding:5px;" class="youtube -SF4IrZoJNQ"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-SF4IrZoJNQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div><br>


Spoiler for Collector Edition Unboxing:
<br><div style="text-align:center;margin:auto;padding:5px;" class="youtube mI93MSCCn78"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mI93MSCCn78" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div><br>


Spoiler for E3 2016 gameplay:
<br><div style="text-align:center;margin:auto;padding:5px;" class="youtube T5Xx3MdqdgM"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T5Xx3MdqdgM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div><br>



Gifs/Images
Spoiler for Pretty:
<br>(http://i.imgur.com/SFzKm8R.gif)<br>

Spoiler for Pretty2:
<br>(http://i.giphy.com/26gsuZIkb5QW9smMo.gif)<br>

Spoiler for Pretty3:
<br>(https://media.giphy.com/media/l0ExbrX0k3eAYjUD6/source.gif)<br>

Spoiler for Pretty4:
<br>(https://media.giphy.com/media/l0Exqw3mhTrFcJk9a/source.gif)<br>

Spoiler for Pretty5:
<br>(http://i.imgur.com/eoucJU7h.jpg)<br><br>(http://i.imgur.com/oNSKu7Xh.jpg)<br><br><br>(http://i.imgur.com/FKojiuXh.jpg)<br>(http://i.imgur.com/pUlUutAh.jpg)<br><br>

Spoiler for Pretty6:
<br>(http://i.imgur.com/PiL38mB.jpg)<br>(http://i.imgur.com/cyZgrtZ.jpg)<br>(http://i.imgur.com/D4DvB8h.jpg)<br><br>(http://gematsu.com/gallery/albums/horizon-zero-dawn/october-18-2016/Horizon-Zero-Dawn_2016_10-18-16_008.jpg)<br>(http://gematsu.com/gallery/albums/horizon-zero-dawn/october-18-2016/Horizon-Zero-Dawn_2016_10-18-16_002.jpg)<br>(http://gematsu.com/gallery/albums/horizon-zero-dawn/october-18-2016/Horizon-Zero-Dawn_2016_10-18-16_005.jpg)<br>

Spoiler for Pretty7:
<br>(https://a.pomf.cat/pkszdh.gif)<br>

Spoiler for Map:
<br>(http://i.imgur.com/y36HMAs.gif)<br>

Spoiler for Horzon Skill Tree:
<br>(http://i.imgur.com/FTbPLS5.png)<br>

Spoiler for Inventory:
<br>(http://i.imgur.com/J7tpXVw.png)<br>
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 02, 2017, 05:58 PM
I am really hyped and ready for this game. The world seems awesome and I can't wait to explore it.

After replaying The Witcher 3 and playing both expansions just a couple months ago. I was kinda burnt out on a big open world RPG. But now I'm really in the mood for it again. So much hype
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 02, 2017, 06:07 PM
Do people like the OP?
The spoiler tags feel a little weird, but I like how it condenses things. 

Anything I should add?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 02, 2017, 06:24 PM
Do people like the OP?
The spoiler tags feel a little weird, but I like how it condenses things.  

Anything I should add?
I like it. It would be too big without the tags.

I hope that stealth isn't clearly the best way to play the game. I've had enough of stealth games recently, its a type of gameplay I don't like and I can only put up with so much of it. Hopefully the brave skill tree is powerful enough
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 02, 2017, 07:54 PM
Do people like the OP?
The spoiler tags feel a little weird, but I like how it condenses things.  

Anything I should add?
Actually it's a great OP.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 02, 2017, 08:08 PM
Spoiler for Large GIF:
(http://i.imgur.com/eAVByNK.gif)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 02, 2017, 08:10 PM
^That platforming in that gif is a step above I've seen in anything so far.   Despite some weird facial animations in the game, Aloy's movement animations are amazing.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 02, 2017, 09:17 PM
(http://sm.ign.com/t/ign_br/screenshot/default/hzd-preview-05-nl-1485511632-1485783904473_bg2q.1920.jpg)
(http://sm.ign.com/t/ign_br/screenshot/default/hzd-02-4k-pro-no-logo-1485511645-1485783904483_uk21.1920.png)
(http://sm.ign.com/t/ign_br/gallery/h/horizon-ze/horizon-zero-dawn-screens_t2fu.1920.png)
(http://sm.ign.com/t/ign_br/screenshot/default/hzd-preview-07-nl-1485511633-1485783904476_jsbx.1920.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 02, 2017, 09:23 PM
^^ gorgeous  :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 02, 2017, 09:23 PM
This is gonna be a long month waiting for this game!  :'(

^^ gorgeous  :o
I seriously have no idea how they did it.  They exceeded ND as best looking game overall.  They definitely raised the bar in graphics.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 02, 2017, 09:38 PM
This is gonna be a long month waiting for this game!  :'(
I seriously have no idea how they did it.  They exceeded ND as best looking game overall.  They definitely raised the bar in graphics.  
It's unbelievable. I can't believe this is open world as well. Guerilla have outdone themselves
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 02, 2017, 09:44 PM
^That platforming in that gif is a step above I've seen in anything so far.   Despite some weird facial animations in the game, Aloy's movement animations are amazing.
It looks so assassin's creed. But that's a great thing. GG have really went all out with gameplay on this. It's just hard to believe sometimes
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 02, 2017, 09:50 PM
Spoiler for Large GIF:
(http://i.imgur.com/eAVByNK.gif)

Where is this from?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Horizon on Feb 02, 2017, 09:56 PM
I am going to have to go back to the Witcher 3 to keep me busy till this game. I am so freaking HYPED. I hope Guerrilla knocks it out of the park and people give them the respect they deserve.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Aura7541 on Feb 02, 2017, 09:59 PM
That Decima engine is insane. And Kojima is using this engine for his game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 02, 2017, 10:15 PM
Where is this from?
It's from a Youtube vid of the same length. I have no idea where that came from either.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 02, 2017, 10:28 PM
It looks so assassin's creed. But that's a great thing. GG have really went all out with gameplay on this. It's just hard to believe sometimes
I love that it has aspects of assassin's creed. I'm a huge fan of the series.

The gameplay looks like so much fun. My only worry is the longevity of the game... is the story good all the way through, is the gameplay fun and fresh for 40+ hours
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 02, 2017, 11:13 PM
It looks so assassin's creed. But that's a great thing. GG have really went all out with gameplay on this. It's just hard to believe sometimes
Yeah I'm really glad it does.  It basically took what AC did with it's platforming and made it look tons better.  Its literally a mix of AC and Uncharted platforming and that alone makes me hyped.

I love that it has aspects of assassin's creed. I'm a huge fan of the series.

The gameplay looks like so much fun. My only worry is the longevity of the game... is the story good all the way through, is the gameplay fun and fresh for 40+ hours
For me I think the longevity of the game will come through just admiring the world and all the attention to detail that's in.  I'm a huge sucker for amazing foliage in games and this game does it above every other game by so much I'm afraid of what my gamete will be for just looking at the world/foliage.  i'm guessing i'll spend upwards of 20 or more hours just fudgy with the photomode.

But I do agree I hope the story is great throughout the whole thing.  Sounds like it will be so I'm optimistic.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 02, 2017, 11:23 PM
Yeah I'm really glad it does.  It basically took what AC did with it's platforming and made it look tons better.  Its literally a mix of AC and Uncharted platforming and that alone makes me hyped.
For me I think the longevity of the game will come through just admiring the world and all the attention to detail that's in.  I'm a huge sucker for amazing foliage in games and this game does it above every other game by so much I'm afraid of what my gamete will be for just looking at the world/foliage.  i'm guessing i'll spend upwards of 20 or more hours just fudgy with the photomode.

But I do agree I hope the story is great throughout the whole thing.  Sounds like it will be so I'm optimistic.
Story and fun gameplay are the big two for me. If I enjoy playing the game then I'll have fun all the way through. If I start to get frustrated by the gameplay, a great story will still keep me playing.

I barely ever use photomode in games. I often admire views in games which are amazing looking but I don't like to stand around for a long time, I wanna keep going with the story :P

If I love a game loads then I'll play it through again and take more time to enjoy the environment though
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 02, 2017, 11:46 PM
Story and fun gameplay are the big two for me. If I enjoy playing the game then I'll have fun all the way through. If I start to get frustrated by the gameplay, a great story will still keep me playing.

I barely ever use photomode in games. I often admire views in games which are amazing looking but I don't like to stand around for a long time, I wanna keep going with the story :P

If I love a game loads then I'll play it through again and take more time to enjoy the environment though
Well for me I like taking photos in game so I can go through and try and deconstruct how it's modeled.  It's the easiest way for me to figure out how detailed I can go now in my environments.  It was engrained so much to go super low poly for my stuff while I was in school and now I'm trying to catch up to new games and workflows because my school fails to adapt to the industry or even try hard to.   I saw a wireframe of Uncharted 4 and it's tessellation and there was likely a couple million polys on screen at any given time and mine have been usually not even 500,000.   This game alone will hopefully help me push past my boundaries.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 06, 2017, 05:53 PM
Spoiler for HUD settings:
(https://abload.de/img/hudrbo63.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 06, 2017, 07:49 PM
Spoiler for HUD settings:
(https://abload.de/img/hudrbo63.jpg)

I LOVE this. I'm going to spend ages working out the best settings for me :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Feb 07, 2017, 08:06 AM
Have this pre ordered and will hopefully have a ps4 pro to play it on by March 1St!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 08, 2017, 01:15 AM
Spoiler for Large GIF:
(https://giant.gfycat.com/AbsoluteMerryAfricanwildcat.gif)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 08, 2017, 01:59 PM
Per shinobi, review copies have been sent out.

Also,



Coincidence? ???
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Aura7541 on Feb 08, 2017, 02:29 PM
Per shinobi, review copies have been sent out.

Also,



Coincidence? ???
Guerrilla must be super confident on the reviews.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 08, 2017, 03:26 PM
So excited!!!!

There are no coincidences.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Feb 08, 2017, 05:04 PM
Nice.  They're giving reviewers plenty of time.  I wonder when the embargo lifts and the reviews go live?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 08, 2017, 05:05 PM
Nice.  They're giving reviewers plenty of time.  I wonder when the embargo lifts and the reviews go live?
Shinobi said it would be early. No indication how early though.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Horizon on Feb 08, 2017, 05:54 PM
I was just thinking even if this game is not amazing this is the first game I can think of like that has a scope comparable to the Witcher or Fallout that is exclusive to only one system. It is sort of unprecedented really and I wonder how much an exclusive of this type of game will do. Generally Sony's RPG's exclusives are like Bloodborne, Demon Souls, Persona or Tales. They have never truly had an open world Wrpg exclusive before.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 09, 2017, 12:45 PM
Guerrilla must be super confident on the reviews.
could be for honor's review code.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 09, 2017, 01:24 PM
could be for honor's review code.
There are no for honor review codes.

It was confirmed that reviewers will have to wait and play the game like the rest of us
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 09, 2017, 01:30 PM
There are no for honor review codes.

It was confirmed that reviewers will have to wait and play the game like the rest of us
thats iced up. stupid decision from Ubisoft, it will put a sour taste in reviewers mouth, even though the game seems like it will review well.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 09, 2017, 06:09 PM
thats iced up. stupid decision from Ubisoft, it will put a sour taste in reviewers mouth, even though the game seems like it will review well.
Yeah its a very odd decision, but one that more publishers seem to be adopting nowadays. I think its more vital for a new IP to get good reviews out there too.

I expect it will review in the 80s, which is a good score, so I can't see why they wouldn't send out review codes if that's the case.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 10, 2017, 03:13 PM
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn - Preview Thread (Up: All Previews Live) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230070234&postcount=4453)

Quote
February 20th, download size of the review copy is 45GB.
 
Horizon review embargo drops on the 20th.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 10, 2017, 03:30 PM
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn - Preview Thread (Up: All Previews Live) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230070234&postcount=4453)

Horizon review embargo drops on the 20th.
Hot dang... That's early. Hopefully this means good reviews are coming and Sony/gg are confident.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 10, 2017, 04:40 PM
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn - Preview Thread (Up: All Previews Live) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230070234&postcount=4453)

Horizon review embargo drops on the 20th.
Oh my god yes!

They must be super confident, I hope they're right!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 10, 2017, 10:03 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
(http://imgur.com/DjKq49v.gif)


MY GOD!!!  Amazing!!  Nothing really spoilerish, but shows a bit of a cave.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 15, 2017, 07:30 PM
Someone uploaded the intro on youtube and quote linked it on gaf.

I couldn't help but have a look for a few seconds and omgies its incredible.

Gaf has a few people giving spoiler free impressions now btw
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 15, 2017, 07:44 PM
Someone uploaded the intro on youtube and quote linked it on gaf.

I couldn't help but have a look for a few seconds and omgies its incredible.

Gaf has a few people giving spoiler free impressions now btw
I can't find the page. :0
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 15, 2017, 07:47 PM
I can't find the page. :0
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn SPOILERS Thread (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230375552&postcount=238)

Quote
Here's the intro captured with the Share feature on my PS4 Pro (my TV is not HDR, and it's only 1080p). Please quote to view.. It's still processing so it'll be up in a minute or two. EDIT: It's up. I noticed a screen tear or two on the video that I did NOT notice while watching it live on my Pro. Enjoy.
 
But I don't have an account so I can't quote, plz help D:
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 15, 2017, 07:51 PM
I can't find the page. :0
Spoiler free impressions are currently going on the preview thread:  Horizon Zero Dawn - Preview Thread (Up: All Previews Live) - NeoGAF (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1339094)

Quote
(http://goingsony.com/system/file_uploads/uploads/000/018/136/original/horizon-zero-dawn-normalbanner-us-15jun15.jpeg)FAQ
Quote
What is Horizon Zero Dawn?Horizon Zero Dawn is an Action RPG, that takes place in a post post apocalyptic world where the machines are ruling the world, but new dangers arise.Can you customize HUD and UI elements?Yes, you can customize and turn off UI elements, to a point of non visibility and even replace/rescale them.Are there choices?You've the option to delve deeper into the story come character interactions via conversation wheels. But in addition to this there are also narrative-driven flashpoints, offering three different approaches to key situations that'll shape Aloy and her relationshipsHow does saving work?You can save at campfires. Campfires need to be unlocked through discovery, but once you've done so they double up as save points (quick or manual save for alternate save points) and fast travel points. The game will also automatically save during quests.Photo Mode?Yes. You can even change the time of day to the minute.Are cutcenes always that bad?No. While this is a subjective thing, it doesn't seem to be worse, in most cases better, than a lot of other games in the vein of this. Here is a link.http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...#post229435561 (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=229435561#post229435561)Are there dungeons?Yes, there are smaller caves, which are just small places to explore, then we have something called Cauldron. Which seems to have loot, puzzles and bosses, too. 4 have been found so far. You can see a short glimpse of one in the PlayStation Access video, linked below.Can I craft or buy weapons and gear?Yes.

 
Engaget (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcGqcNDZnV0) PlayStation Access: Horizon Zero Dawn - 7 Things You Must Do (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLzP-4_Tqlk)Kinda Funny: Let's Play (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuoMIhuQzts&feature=youtu.be)PlayStation Access: PS4 Pro footage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7YpP19O9QI)Ars Technica (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/four-hours-of-horizon-zero-dawn-made-me-crazy-with-anticipation-for-more/)Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/videos/horizon-zero-dawn-how-it-feels-to-slay-robots-in-t/2300-6436878/)IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/30/horizon-zero-dawnas-open-world-is-the-star-of-the-show?abthid=588f5656fbff22433800000b)Gamereactor UK (http://www.gamereactor.eu/previews/501553/Horizon+Zero+Dawn/)CNET (https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/horizon-zero-dawn-ps4-extended-preview/)Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/30/14435128/horizon-zero-dawn-hands-on-ps4-pre-review-preview)Quest Playthrough with Devs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SF4IrZoJNQ)Gamesradar (http://www.gamesradar.com/hands-on-with-horizon-zero-dawn-brilliant-world-building-is-the-star-of-this-show/)Arekkz Gaming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaqs8GY1_vQ)The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/31/horizon-zero-dawn-the-feminist-action-game-weve-been-waiting-for) Here's a mirror of the cutscene as the videos went down: https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/826088858810998785
 
A mod said that a thread for spoiler free impressions will be up later.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 15, 2017, 07:51 PM
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn SPOILERS Thread (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230375552&postcount=238)

But I don't have an account so I can't quote, plz help D:
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn SPOILERS Thread (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230375552&postcount=238)

But I don't have an account so I can't quote, plz help D:
Sent you a PM.  
I'm assuming there's a reason he has it tagged that way.  Might not be a good reason.  

 ::)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 15, 2017, 07:52 PM
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn SPOILERS Thread (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230375552&postcount=238)

But I don't have an account so I can't quote, plz help D:
Okie.

Edit: dang 1/2 tau sent a PM first :(

Sent you a PM.  
I'm assuming there's a reason he has it tagged that way.  Might not be a good reason.  

 ::)
I think its allowed but he just only wanted GAF bros to see it
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 15, 2017, 07:53 PM
Spoiler free impressions are currently going on the preview thread: Horizon Zero Dawn - Preview Thread (Up: All Previews Live) - NeoGAF (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1339094)
Engaget (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcGqcNDZnV0) PlayStation Access: Horizon Zero Dawn - 7 Things You Must Do (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLzP-4_Tqlk)Kinda Funny: Let's Play (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuoMIhuQzts&feature=youtu.be)PlayStation Access: PS4 Pro footage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7YpP19O9QI)Ars Technica (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/four-hours-of-horizon-zero-dawn-made-me-crazy-with-anticipation-for-more/)Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/videos/horizon-zero-dawn-how-it-feels-to-slay-robots-in-t/2300-6436878/)IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/30/horizon-zero-dawnas-open-world-is-the-star-of-the-show?abthid=588f5656fbff22433800000b)Gamereactor UK (http://www.gamereactor.eu/previews/501553/Horizon+Zero+Dawn/)CNET (https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/horizon-zero-dawn-ps4-extended-preview/)Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/30/14435128/horizon-zero-dawn-hands-on-ps4-pre-review-preview)Quest Playthrough with Devs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SF4IrZoJNQ)Gamesradar (http://www.gamesradar.com/hands-on-with-horizon-zero-dawn-brilliant-world-building-is-the-star-of-this-show/)Arekkz Gaming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaqs8GY1_vQ)The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/31/horizon-zero-dawn-the-feminist-action-game-weve-been-waiting-for) Here's a mirror of the cutscene as the videos went down: https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/826088858810998785 (https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/826088858810998785)
 

A mod said that a thread for spoiler free impressions will be up later.
They had a spoiler free thread this morning.  
Except now the link goes to an empty thread.  
Probably because no one posted any impressions.  Just several pages of "where are the impressions".
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 15, 2017, 07:54 PM
They had a spoiler free thread this morning.  
Except now the link goes to an empty thread.  
Probably because no one posted any impressions.  Just several pages of "where are the impressions".
Yep I was following the thread and I think it got to 300 posts with no impressions yet so it merged back into the preview thread. That was just before a few people started posting impressions  ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 12:19 AM
I'm all aboard the hype train now!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 16, 2017, 12:46 AM
I'm all aboard the hype train now!
Did you hear something new?  

Spoiler free!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 01:44 AM
Did you hear something new? 

Spoiler free!
Well I was referencing my avatar and sig change but...

I heard that cauldrons are excellent and very challenging. It sounds like the story and the voice acting are very good, at least in the early game. There's barely any negative comments coming from people who are playing it.

Oh and a couple of people who are playing it have said it feels like Red Dead Redemption 
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 16, 2017, 02:32 AM
Well I was referencing my avatar and sig change but...

I heard that cauldrons are excellent and very challenging. It sounds like the story and the voice acting are very good, at least in the early game. There's barely any negative comments coming from people who are playing it.

Oh and a couple of people who are playing it have said it feels like Red Dead Redemption 
Noice.
I have been ready for a while.
My avatar also has the perfect attitude.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 16, 2017, 03:31 AM
Awesome impressions!  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 16, 2017, 07:43 AM
Here's the spoiler free thread for anyone interested:

 Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) - NeoGAF (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1344476)

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Spoiler thread is over here (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1343998)
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Originally Posted by The Lamp
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 The early part of this game kinda feels like a fully realized vision of the small section of TLOU where you play as Ellie hunting the deer and exploring a beautiful natural world. I'm loving it. Except you're more agile, equipped, and you have a lot you can do in the world. The game reminds me a lot of Red Dead Redemption right now.

 
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Originally Posted by The Lamp
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 Ubi games don't hold my attention long. Not since AC2. I was worried the same would happen here. This game has my attention. It's got collectible resources and enemies strewn throughout the environment, but it doesn't feel bloated with pointless collectibles and objectives (so far). The main story is engaging enough to keep me wanting to know more. The main objectives anchor the open world. The interactions with the environment have a practical purpose just like in TLOU and RDR. You need to confront enemies and harvest resources to get better gear, weapons, and items, which are extremely beneficial to defeating more advanced foes.

 
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Originally Posted by The Lamp
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 I honestly expected the story would be a phoned-in endeavor, a serviceable plot that takes itself way more seriously than can be believed to spin the action of the game into motion. But the voice acting and script and narrative are all actually quite well done. I have empathy for Aloy's situation. The controls are great. The HUD is a little crowded (and very useful) but you can COMPLETELY customize it so that is awesome. I love this world. It's well thought out and the graphics are Uncharted 4 caliber in nearly everything except the facial animations.

 
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Originally Posted by MiamiWesker
  (http://vizioneck.com/forum/showthread.php?p=230401504#post230401504)
 

 
 Wow this one sets a great impression right from the start. It's beautiful, it controls great, the story is interesting right from the get go. It has all the polish you would expect from a naughty dog game, I am shocked I care about the characters and world so much already. I'm going to talk about some gameplay systems from the first few hours. I finally got loose  in the first part of the world and there are a bunch of plants to get which can serve as healing items or stuff to make potions. Basically crafting seems very in depth, and if you ever need a resource you can create a custom side mission and the game will direct you to where you can find it. Really neat and it helped guide me to robots to get shards to make arrows, which I quickly ran out when I tried to take on a semi big robot. So weapon parts and mods you find on robots, healing stuff you find in plants. You don't have to get overwhelmed by it, there seems to be enough to get what you need quick and move on. I got a few side quests, there are random quests to find as you roam around, standard open world stuff. Haven't really completed one yet I have been distracted by just hunting which I love. The robots feel like animals in packs, there is this natural feel to it all how they react and interact with each other. Sneaking by them is thrilling, getting caught creates all sorts of chaos as you either escape or engage. I have fought three types so far, one is a more difficult one with a surprising attack. I managed to kill one only to have another come from behind and totally wreck me. I have had to run away before I can get resources for a kill only to see another  robot go to the dead body and gather the resources for itself. So it's all really cool and dynamic. Combat is nice and fluid and feels kind of like new TR. you can unlock specific skills that slow down time, get stealth kills, gather more resources; standard skill tree stuff but a lot of these skills seem super useful.  Your melee attacks work great when being charged, dodging is fast and fluid. I still don't have traps, should get there soon. I am playing on very hard so I am being cautious, so I focused more on stealth and it seems a bit too easy. All three of the types I have met so far can be insta killed by stealth which is as easy as hiding in a patch of tall grass, throwing a rock to lure them close then just stealth kill them. I assume that strategy won't be viable for long, but it has helped me to stock up on arrows. If you want better resources you need to shoot components off the robots so there is a little strategy there.  Graphically it's gorgeous on a normal ps4. I don't see any performance issues at all, no slow down, nothing. The music so far is really great and dynamic as it nuggets from quiet to action quickly. The animations are ok but not uncharted tier but the art design of the world is as good as anything I have seen. Ok going to play more hopefully I can have some more impressions on how good the content the game offers is as so far I have just been messing around on my own.

 
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Originally Posted by Glassboy
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 I got my copy today and have sunk a couple hours into the game. Here are some early impressions. Also, I'm playing on hard mode and on a PS4 pro.  -The intro is well done and has me curious about why Aloy is an outcast and why the world came to the state that it's currently in.   -Her model is insanely beautiful, but you can definitely tell that more effort goes into to certain characters. It's completely understandable because of how many characters are probably in the game -The facial animations are not naughty dog level, but I don't believe any other game really comes close. It's looks good enough and the voice acting is better than expected.  -The graphic are incredible. It's like uncharted 4 level graphics but on a bigger scale. The lighting is beautiful and natural feeling and the pop in is almost completely unnoticeable even with the amount of insane looking foliage.  -Combat is really fun. Enemies hit really hard and can take out half your life in one hit. The first trap gun you get is really satisfying and fun to use. So far combat is my favorite part of the game.  -the music is subtle but very beautiful. Overall very impressed with audio/visual elements.  I will update more later tomorrow when I get a chance rot okay more. I can also answer any question people might have.

 
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 09:55 AM
These impressions are way too positive.

Must resist getting too hyped!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Feb 16, 2017, 12:36 PM
Reviews coming 8 days before release.  Sony are confident.  Good news!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 01:11 PM
Reviews coming 8 days before release.  Sony are confident.  Good news!
Only 4 days to reviews now! I have everything crossed for a high score!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 16, 2017, 02:03 PM
Only 4 days to reviews now! I have everything crossed for a high score!
Everything?  :O
That feels like TMI.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 16, 2017, 02:42 PM


Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 03:59 PM
Everything?  :O
That feels like TMI.  
Everything.

Some great impressions from The Lamp on gaf here:

NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230424519&postcount=667)

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I just woke up. Time to play more.
 This game so far is really a mix of borrowed "feel" and mechanics from other games, but polished them pretty well I'd say. At 20% or 6 hours in, to kind of summarize my feelings, I would best describe it like this (I'm making mechanics comparisons, take it with a grain of salt as I'm just one person but I think I'm being pretty fair here):
 The hunting and foraging feels like a mix between the elements in TLOU and the Tomb Raider Reboots. The natural open world populated with wildlife, NPCs with problems, and towns naturally integrated into the map feel kind of like RDR. Also, whoever asked earlier, you can ride a "horse" (you can take control of beasts on the map and ride them)
 The platforming/exploration mechanics (how the character feels as they clamber around the rocky environment) feels like a mix between The Witcher 3 and Shadow of Mordor with a touch of Uncharted (there's some ledge plarforming that surprised me that is obviously ND-inspired).
 The bow combat kinda feels like a polished mix between Tomb Raider reboots and TLOU. The hand to hand combat is not too deep but it's satisfying and polished, with the spear that feels kind of like using the tuning fork from inFamous 2, but you have "heavy" and "light" attacks with R1 and R2.
 The crafting systems remind me of the Tomb Raider reboots. The ability upgrades remind me of many games that have those features, like Tomb Raider reboots, inFamous, Kingdom Hearts, etc (but it's not as flashy or varied as the last two).
 The fights against tougher machines are thrilling and feel a lot like when you battle tough enemies in inFamous 2. Lots of dodging and sliding out of enemy fire, then zooming in to fire shots at weak spots. You feel like two powerful entities battling. This is my favorite part of the game.
 There's merchant-style trading like any open world RPG that lets you get new items and weapons and upgrades.
 The story could shame the bed later but right now it is opening up to be way more interesting and "oh shame" than I personally expected. I haven't seen an open world action RPG story and lore engross me in unexpected ways at a magnitude like this since Assassin's Creed 1.
 The open world RPG style feels condensed and tightly driven around the narrative. Kinda like The Witcher 3 but with even more "fat" trimmed to keep the game's narrative in the spotlight. There's other stuff to do. I had fun just toying around in the open world last night. But the urgency is there to play the main story.
 I'll try to refrain from more impressions until I'm much further into the game, like later this afternoon. I'll be able to say if the game maintains its consistency
 
Another guy who's played about 5 hours said they completely agree with this.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 16, 2017, 06:37 PM
With all these really positive impressions I'm definitely confident this game will get a 90+ meta.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 07:41 PM
With all these really positive impressions I'm definitely confident this game will get a 90+ meta.
I'm not. The story could drop massively in quality towards the second half of the game (a la FFXV) or the combat could start feeling repetitive, the side quests could get repetitive or the quality of voice acting and dialogue could drop off etc.

Past games have taught me that you can't judge a game until you've finished it. I already gave FFXV as an example, I was loving that game in the open world section and was thinking it was probably a high 8 or 9/10 and then it dramatically fell apart and became more of a 6 or 7/10. I had a smiliar feeling for Far Cry Primal too, in the first ~10 hours of the game I was loving it and saying on here that I have no idea why it scored so low... and then I got super bored and never got round to finishing it in the end.

I'm quite confident it will be 85+ now and certainly 80+, but whether it will be 90+ I just don't know right now. I'm not willing to fall into super hype mode and be confident it will score amazingly quite yet.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Horizon on Feb 16, 2017, 07:45 PM
Still saying meta 84 which would be a great score for a new I.P.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 07:47 PM
Still saying meta 84 which would be a great score for a new I.P.
I think, even though that is a good score for a new IP, with how good all the impressions and previews have been and how much this game looks like it'll be really great for me, I'd definitely feel disappointed if it scored 84.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Feb 16, 2017, 09:56 PM
I have 12 days to finish about 30 days worth of backlog.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 16, 2017, 10:08 PM
I have 12 days to finish about 30 days worth of backlog.
Good luck!

This is absolutely insane:

NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230452883&postcount=888)

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So this is insane detail... ants... that move... on a tree, in an open world... BRICKS shimed! The game didn't zoom in on that to show me, I just used the camera to cause I wanted a tree close up.(https://preview.ibb.co/hk58Yv/Horizon_Zero_Dawn_20170216141347.png) (https://ibb.co/bM1htv)
 
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Horizon on Feb 16, 2017, 10:48 PM
I think, even though that is a good score for a new IP, with how good all the impressions and previews have been and how much this game looks like it'll be really great for me, I'd definitely feel disappointed if it scored 84.
Tbh you are right but I am trying to keep level headed but so many journo's and youtubers I know all all like I am playing something under embago but I cannot wait to talk about it soon, this combined with Gaf's initial impressions lead to me to believe this could truly be this gens truly shining new I.P which would be just terrific.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 17, 2017, 12:09 AM
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Right. Some mechanics feel inspired by Tomb Raider reboot's crafting and upgrades and bow combat, but I think I like it better here, maybe just because I like this game as a whole better. I want to upgrade Aloy to take down robodinosaurs. I want to craft and find health so Aloy doesn't get murdered fighting robodinosaurs. Lol.

I'm playing on Normal difficulty. It's been pretty..."normal" in difficulty so far. I'm not a badass at action games. I enjoyed Metak Gear Rising and Dark Souls and Bayonetta, but I'm not a savant at outrageous difficulties in action games (although I'm pretty good at Souls games).

This difficulty has been perfect for me. The smaller conflicts require thought but don't break pacing. You won't die if you're not stupid.

The larger conflicts I've been in required strategy and I've died a couple of times. I spent a good amount of time yesterday scavenging medical resources because I was badly wounded after an unexpected fight.

You need resources to craft ammo. Some enemies have elemental or certain weapon weaknesses, and without the ammo to craft for that, it's going to be much more difficult to take them down. So I've been caught in fights where I had to retreat or pray for mercy because I'm out of the ammo that would make it easier for me to take the beast down.

I imagine that normal difficulty will be good for many people. Luckily theres lots of difficulty settings.
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On TR, I said it's similar because it's the closest thing I can approximate what I played yesterday to. There is an open area, obviously horizon has bigger areas than TR. as you explore there are a bunch of floating not distracting icons saying you can gather this herb. You collect various resources to make healing items, build better gear, make different kinds of ammo. You hide in tall grass and can do stealth kills, lure enemies and you use a bow and arrow (and other weapons that are unlike anything in TR) that has a slow mo activation. Climbing is uncharted like, it's more automatic as you don't even have to press X to go from ledge to ledge.
 
 But instead of humans and a few angry wild animals in horizon you fight robots that all have different attacks, patterns, and weaknesses. Also the quest structure is a lot more witcher than TR. also it's not as collect heavy, ROTR has like a million things to collect, like shoot 10 hidden birds and stuff like that; so far there is none of that in horizon.
 
 So it has a TR feel to it but the combat is mostly it's own thing.
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Been doing a lot of sidequests.
 
 They don't feel samey like a lot of open world games do, all the ones I've done so far have been different and very fun.
 
 It was mentioned in one of the impressions that that particular user doesn't care whats going on. Let me explain this a bit more from my point of view. So far, the story seems Meh. It's there, but I don't feel like I've been given a huge reason to care unless it leads to some silly twist which from the time i've played I might be able to guess what it is. It may open up more, but its a bit hard for me as a tech guy to get into because I'm sitting saying "wow really that's not how that works"
 
 The dialogue option is really nice, and feels Mass Effect, minus the reactions as in so far if you choose this over that it won't play a major role later. The facial animation looks super odd, as characters tend to jerk a bit around and like one of the other user said they look "dopey"
 
 I'll say this about the intro, it was hard for me to get attached to it because of the animation during chat, and i didn't feel there was much syncing between characters going around like there is after the intro.
 
 Game is massive, and possible the best Graphics i've seen to date. Didn't think something could top Uncharted 4, and this might have, thats taking into account that it's also an open world game. IDK what kind of Wizards Sony keeps hiring but my god.
 
 The crafting System - I Love it. You can do it on the fly, and craft things in the middle of combat. Its quick and easy.
 
 Like others have said, the game drastically needs a lock-on feature, and I feel the running speed should be increased along with dodging because that can become annoying during combat.
 
 
 It feels like a good Mix of Witcher, Far Cry, Uncharted, and Tomb Raider if I'm honest.
Insane detail. He had to zoom in to see these ants. He has a PS4pro though and people on GAF are discussing it as if  this level of detail could be exclusive to the Pro. I don't think so myself:

(https://preview.ibb.co/hk58Yv/Horizon_Zero_Dawn_20170216141347.png)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 12:35 AM
Yeah I'd be shocked if the ants were exclusive to pro, it'd make sense that they were much more detailed though.

Also another guy says he's confirmed that if you leave loot for a while there's a chance other machines will come and pick it up. That's fudgy awesome  :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 12:38 AM
I've been avoiding this thread, but that ant pic has me hyped!!!

Level of detail is always a good sign in games.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 17, 2017, 12:50 AM
Yeah I'd be shocked if the ants were exclusive to pro, it'd make sense that they were much more detailed though.

Also another guy says he's confirmed that if you leave loot for a while there's a chance other machines will come and pick it up. That's fudgy awesome  :o
There's no reason why it would be exclusive to the Pro. It will be there on the PS4 but it won't look quite as detailed until you're very close up. Obviously 4K will allow for that detail to be seen a little further away.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 01:27 AM
fudge. The gaf member who was being the most critical, has said that they're now starting to love it as they've got further and the game opens up.

I'm beginning to believe
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 01:44 AM
fudge. The gaf member who was being the most critical, has said that they're now starting to love it as they've got further and the game opens up.

I'm beginning to believe
Meanwhile I'm beginning to worry this will be a repeat of our Order 1886 pre-release thread.

Remember those GAF early impressions saying the opening outclassed TLOU's opening? Hahaha we were duped.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 01:46 AM
Meanwhile I'm beginning to worry this will be a repeat of our Order 1886 pre-release thread.

Remember those GAF early impressions saying the opening outclassed TLOU's opening? Hahaha we were duped.
Well in this case we have lots of people playing loads of hours, while with the order it was only a couple of people and they didn't play for long.

I've seen the opening sequence and I know it looks excellent so I'm not worried about that bit :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 17, 2017, 07:01 AM
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Holy shame this game opens up! The first area is stupid shame, like a different game. So much to do, so many things to discover. I have to sleep, impressions tomorrow.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 10:47 AM
Game length discussion

Spoiler for Hidden:
A French reviewer finished the main story in 34 hours with 74% total game completion. This sounds great!<br><br>For context, a GAF member worked out a main story mission gives about 3% progression while a side quest gives 0.5%. Errands give much less than that and other activities probably give a similar very small amount. So, you&#39;d expect that last 26% of the game to take much longer in proportion, as the game weights story missions highly. If that&#39;s the case we&#39;re looking at 50+ hours for 100%
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Feb 17, 2017, 01:08 PM
Game length discussion

Spoiler for Hidden:
A French reviewer finished the main story in 34 hours with 74% total game completion. This sounds great!

For context, a GAF member worked out a main story mission gives about 3% progression while a side quest gives 0.5%. Errands give much less than that and other activities probably give a similar very small amount. So, you'd expect that last 26% of the game to take much longer in proportion, as the game weights story missions highly. If that's the case we're looking at 50+ hours for 100%

That's good.  I'm tired of 100 hour long games that are just fetch quests.  50 hours for 100% sounds perfect to me.  I'm also impressed with the game's engine.  Even back with Killzone, I remember how people thought it was CGI footage, just for it to be the game.  Looks like they've raised the bar and put in an insane amount of level of detail.  They literally just need to get super computer level lighting/shading and we'd catch up to pre-rendered footage.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 17, 2017, 06:38 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/dfiy0a/Horizon_Zero_Dawn_20170216155237.png)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Feb 17, 2017, 06:41 PM
Man, the short videos they've been releasing recently look amazing
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 06:52 PM
Man, the short videos they've been releasing recently look amazing
Yeah its excellent marketing.

My concern is, though, that they're marketing it super well on the internet to appeal to hardcore gamers but they're not getting it out there to casuals

^^ gorgeous shot
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 17, 2017, 07:11 PM
Nothing stops my hype train!!!!  Everything I keep hearing/seeing is making the wait even worse than the wait for TLOU back in 2013.  And that's quite an achievement cause my hype for TLOU was straight up through the roof.

Yeah I'm glad it's got a good length to it, but not pushing 100 hour completion time.   Ain't got no time for that.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 07:43 PM
Nothing stops my hype train!!!!  Everything I keep hearing/seeing is making the wait even worse than the wait for TLOU back in 2013.  And that's quite an achievement cause my hype for TLOU was straight up through the roof.

Yeah I'm glad it's got a good length to it, but not pushing 100 hour completion time.   Ain't got no time for that.
I'm trying to resist getting too hyped as I still have a few reservations. That's getting harder though, everything has just been so positive!

I'm sort of torn on the game time. I most often prefer to play shorter games but if I absolutely love it I want to have as much content to play as possible. Well, I can just replay it on a harder difficulty if I want more.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 17, 2017, 07:45 PM
I'm trying to resist getting too hyped as I still have a few reservations. That's getting harder though, everything has just been so positive!

I'm sort of torn on the game time. I most often prefer to play shorter games but if I absolutely love it I want to have as much content to play as possible. Well, I can just replay it on a harder difficulty if I want more.
Do we know how much of that completion time for finishing is including doing some cauldrons?  If those are as big as most are saying those hopefully add a decent bit of time to the game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 07:47 PM
Do we know how much of that completion time for finishing is including doing some cauldrons?  If those are as big as most are saying those hopefully add a decent bit of time to the game.
We have no idea unfortunately. So in reality we don't really know how long it will take to 100%. Its pretty much guaranteed to be 40+ hours no matter your play style but there isn't any upper limit yet. That being said, I'd be surprised if it will take more than about 80 hours to complete fully.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 17, 2017, 07:51 PM
We have no idea unfortunately. So in reality we don't really know how long it will take to 100%. Its pretty much guaranteed to be 40+ hours no matter your play style but there isn't any upper limit yet. That being said, I'd be surprised if it will take more than about 80 hours to complete fully.
I honestly think I will hit 100+ hours though with like 30 to 40 of that being just being in awe of the graphics and exploring the environments
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 08:03 PM
I honestly think I will hit 100+ hours though with like 30 to 40 of that being just being in awe of the graphics and exploring the environments
Hmm I may end up being the same ;D

I don't normally do that but my god this game looks gorgeous
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 17, 2017, 08:37 PM
"I literally spent 30 hours looking at ants."
-why it took me so long to finish.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 08:39 PM
I'm trying to resist getting too hyped as I still have a few reservations. That's getting harder though, everything has just been so positive!

I'm sort of torn on the game time. I most often prefer to play shorter games but if I absolutely love it I want to have as much content to play as possible. Well, I can just replay it on a harder difficulty if I want more.
I'm in a similar boat. I like short linear games but when it's a huge RPG, it's gotta be huge!

I spent ~70 in both MGSV and Witcher 3 without doing lame side quests. If Horizon is ~50 hours for 100% but no side quests are stupid, that'd be ok.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 17, 2017, 08:40 PM
Some guy on gaf was complaining about the graphics because he had no idea how fog works in real life.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 17, 2017, 08:44 PM
Some guy on gaf was complaining about the graphics because he had no idea how fog works in real life.
lol my immediate reaction is "to be fair, games often use fog as a performance cheat" but lately I've been giving these posters too much credit.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 17, 2017, 08:49 PM
Some guy on gaf was complaining about the graphics because he had no idea how fog works in real life.
He was being an idiot.

I've been pretty much living in that gaf thread the past couple of days.

I'm getting a bit nervous about reviews now! Ugh please stahp
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 17, 2017, 08:50 PM
lol my immediate reaction is "to be fair, games often use fog as a performance cheat" but lately I've been giving these posters too much credit.
Nah he literally made a comment about how real fog doesn't "disappear" when you get close.
Like if you have 6 ft visibility. When you move 6 feet, you usually have 6 ft of visibility still.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 17, 2017, 09:53 PM
"I literally spent 30 hours looking at ants."
-why it took me so long to finish.
This will most definitely be me.  8)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 18, 2017, 07:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2httI5w.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BasilZero on Feb 18, 2017, 02:38 PM
Game looks amazing.


I'll get it later in the future.

The next few months will be tough on my wallet and time gaming wise so gotta deal with that first :O
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Feb 18, 2017, 03:22 PM
Game looks amazing.


I'll get it later in the future.

The next few months will be tough on my wallet and time gaming wise so gotta deal with that first :O
What about mass effect?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BasilZero on Feb 18, 2017, 03:24 PM
What about mass effect?
I'm still playing Mass Effect 3 (finally got it with all of its DLC XD).


Wont be for a while (not this year) for Mass Effect for me.


My next two heavy hitters I will be buying will be Zelda BotW next month and Persona 5 for PS4 the month after that.


By the time I beat both games, FFXII Zodiac Age for PS4 will be out and I'll be getting that day 1 too :p.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: ethomaz on Feb 18, 2017, 04:12 PM
First review and up and removed after...

(https://abload.de/img/ertjejerketketkrlfku41.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 18, 2017, 04:21 PM
Horizon Zero Dawn Review - SFGate (http://www.sfgate.com/news/media/Horizon-Zero-Dawn-Review-756820.php)

Videogamer review leaked too. Well kinda, their review discussion video leaked, but I don't really like those very much, too unfocused for my taste. Also the end seems to be cut off.

Also this has new footage so beware. If you just want an idea of what he thought, he thought it was good but he wasn't gushing about it, had some weird complaints like something about the fast travel system and the stealth gameplay (that robots don't react to dead robots), but also some more valid ones like that there's a varying level of quality in the side quests and that the dialogue options basically meant nothing (which I'm not sure that's true since Guerrilla said the opposite was the case at least in certain scenarios).

He also said that it takes a lot of elements from different games and doesn't do them quite as well as the originals.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 18, 2017, 05:35 PM
Hmm I hope that's the most negative reviews will get. Does that site count on meta?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 18, 2017, 05:44 PM
Hmm I hope that's the most negative reviews will get. Does that site count on meta?
Videogamer counts, yes. The review sounds like a 7.5-8 to me (though I'm not sure if they give .5 scores). Not sure if it's worth mentioning but Videogamer do tend to review a little lower than the average (2.3 points lower on average on metacritic), they gave Uncharted 4 an 8 for instance, which was actually one of the lower reviews for that game.

But maybe I'm misjudging the video, like I said I don't particularly like these videos because they seem very unfocused and from the ones I've listened to they often seem to concentrate on the things they didn't quite like in games, while not really talking about the things they liked.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 18, 2017, 05:51 PM
Hmm I hope that's the most negative reviews will get. Does that site count on meta?
Videogamer tends to just be very honest with their reviews and go with whatever the reviewer felt.

Could be one of the lower scores or could be pretty common with other reviewers also not loving it.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: ethomaz on Feb 18, 2017, 06:31 PM
Videogamer YouTube review is not counted on MC/OC.

Only the website review... I mean the text review.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: ethomaz on Feb 18, 2017, 11:58 PM
Well I saw Horizon being sold here today :D

Street date broke in Brasil.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 12:10 AM
Well I saw Horizon being sold here today :D

Street date broke in Brasil.
Are you playing it now?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 19, 2017, 12:11 AM
My amazon order is getting tracking ready.  It shows a track order button now, but still won't ship till the 24th.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: ethomaz on Feb 19, 2017, 12:12 AM
Are you playing it now?
Nope :(

I didn't even buy because I'm traveling with my girlfriend and I don't have $$$ to buy it.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 12:15 PM
My amazon order is getting tracking ready.  It shows a track order button now, but still won't ship till the 24th.
I hope you get it early!

Then again I would also die of jealousy
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 19, 2017, 03:55 PM
I hope you get it early!

Then again I would also die of jealousy
I hope too!!  I think I could possibly get it the 27th if it ships the 24th.  But I have never been lucky with amazon to get games early.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 04:37 PM
I hope too!!  I think I could possibly get it the 27th if it ships the 24th.  But I have never been lucky with amazon to get games early.
Yeah Amazon don't really do that. My track record with pre orders on amazon is all on release day and one a day late. I got an 83p refund for the late one ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 04:56 PM
Yeah Amazon don't really do that. My track record with pre orders on amazon is all on release day and one a day late. I got an 83p refund for the late one ;D
For Honor arrived a day late and they said too bad to us  :P
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 05:06 PM
For Honor arrived a day late and they said too bad to us  :P
That sucks :(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 05:12 PM
Two guys on GAF who are getting towards the end of the game both say its going to take them over 50 hours
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 19, 2017, 05:22 PM
Two guys on GAF who are getting towards the end of the game both say its going to take them over 50 hours
Perfect.

I'd prefer quality over quantity any day. But more of something great is always better.

I do feel reviewers. Suddenly consider this to be "low" for an action RPG. Even though based on every thing we know about it it's in line with average length of action RPG's
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 05:42 PM
Perfect.

I'd prefer quality over quantity any day. But more of something great is always better.

I do feel reviewers. Suddenly consider this to be "low" for an action RPG. Even though based on every thing we know about it it's in line with average length of action RPG's
Yeah I don't think anyone would consider 50+ hours a low play time. If its below 50, some might argue that its a short time but its looking like Horizon will do fine. And if you don't have much time, its possible to complete the main quest in ~30 hours.

Sounds like GG have nailed the length of the game.

Speaking of quality:

NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230608569&postcount=3036)

Quote
Yeah this game is fudgy special, don't rush it folks. Over 10 hours with 27 percent basically.
 
He's a reviewer, not under embargo, if you didn't know :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 19, 2017, 06:26 PM
Speaking of quality:

NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230608569&postcount=3036)

He's a reviewer, not under embargo, if you didn't know :D
I'm fairly certain that I've seen that dude gush about The Order and/or No Man's Sky before launch on Gaf as well, so take his posts with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 06:32 PM
I'm fairly certain that I've seen that dude gush about The Order and/or No Man's Sky before launch on Gaf as well, so take his posts with a grain of salt.
Oh :-\ thanks for the info
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 19, 2017, 06:38 PM
Oh :-\ thanks for the info
I might be misremembering, but being cautious can't harm. We'll only have to wait about 13 more hours for reviews anyways.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 19, 2017, 06:51 PM
I might be misremembering, but being cautious can't harm. We'll only have to wait about 13 more hours for reviews anyways.
Yeah pre review impressions are always so wide ranged. Best to ignore them in general imo.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 06:58 PM
I might be misremembering, but being cautious can't harm. We'll only have to wait about 13 more hours for reviews anyways.
I have been cautious, that's why I haven't been swept up in the 90+ meta hype
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 08:27 PM
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230617071&postcount=3238)

Quote
My god I was hunting a herd for resources and I separated a lancehorn from the others without noticing. A stormbird came down to hunt the stray lancehorn and feasted on its resources.
 What is this game lmao
 
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230617201&postcount=3254)

Quote
Holy shame that bird just carried the prey away into the sky! Lmao share videos in this game are gonna be great
 
Oh my :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 08:29 PM
These 10 days are gonna be loooong
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Aura7541 on Feb 19, 2017, 08:53 PM
NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230617071&postcount=3238)

NeoGAF - View Single Post -  Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler-free Impressions (for real this time) (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=230617201&postcount=3254)

Oh my :o
So Horizon is able to simulate natural selection :P
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 19, 2017, 08:55 PM
Some guy is flipping out about overleveling and apparent "racial pandering".
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 19, 2017, 08:58 PM
Some guy is flipping out about overleveling and apparent "racial pandering".
haha was just reading that.  I think its safe to assume his opinions are on the game are gonna be the minority.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 09:01 PM
His posts are so odd. He contradicts himself so much that its hard to trust his opinion at all. He said all those complaints after saying he was loving the game, and then after he complained about all that stuff he said the game is super fun.

Also the other guys are disagreeing with him on a lot of his points.

I'm just gonna ignore him
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 19, 2017, 09:07 PM
That being said, despite making it out like the game's got terrible issues he said he'd rate it in the 8's. I don't understand him at all but since he's been the most negative by far I guess that's okay ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 24, 2017, 04:48 PM
Have people forgotten this is the general horizon thread?



I love this trailer, great showing of the world they've created
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 24, 2017, 04:50 PM
In other news, I saw a horizon ad on a bus in London today. I'm glad to see that level of marketing, sony are clearly pushing this hard
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Feb 24, 2017, 05:01 PM
In other news, I saw a horizon ad on a bus in London today. I'm glad to see that level of marketing, sony are clearly pushing this hard
Would it have killed them to put Gravity Rush 2 on the other side of the bus?  :'(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 24, 2017, 05:11 PM
Would it have killed them to put Gravity Rush 2 on the other side of the bus?  :'(
I think it might have done, yes.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 24, 2017, 05:29 PM
I think the launch video has been posted 4 times....  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 24, 2017, 05:36 PM
I think the launch video has been posted 4 times....  
But now its been put in the right thread!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 24, 2017, 05:46 PM
Think GG set the bar for RPGs.  :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 24, 2017, 06:19 PM
I'm pretty hyped. I've avoided everything about the game since the second trailer so it should have a lot of suprises.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 24, 2017, 06:20 PM
5 days for me  :-\
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 24, 2017, 06:24 PM
Apparently some of the new trailers have some spoilers, but without context you won't really know anything.  I watched them and it's mostly just the same footage we have seen from the start.

But, even watching most of the videos I don't have a clue about any of the story except for the overall idea of it.  Tuesday is gonna be awesome.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 25, 2017, 04:01 PM
Amazon still hasn't shipped my collectors edition.  It says shipping soon, but I'm losing hope of getting it monday.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 25, 2017, 04:18 PM
Amazon still hasn't shipped my collectors edition.  It says shipping soon, but I'm losing hope of getting it monday.
That's annoying. I got an email from GAME saying they're packing my order but I have no idea what that means in terms of delivery time
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 25, 2017, 04:20 PM
Amazon still hasn't shipped my collectors edition.  It says shipping soon, but I'm losing hope of getting it monday.
Mine hasn't shipped either. Oh well.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 25, 2017, 05:33 PM
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Feb 25, 2017, 11:54 PM

Holy shitsnackz this looks incredible on my TV set. And that's without hdr
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 26, 2017, 10:41 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5kP9kiXEAEFXCI.jpg:small)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 26, 2017, 11:39 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5kP9kiXEAEFXCI.jpg:small)
:o :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 26, 2017, 04:43 PM
If I don't get a shipping confirmation from amazon soon, I'm gonna explode!! I'm sick of seeing "shipping soon".  I just want to know it is on its way.    :'(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 26, 2017, 06:02 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3766/32285276714_7e724c1665_o.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/clujlRo.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 26, 2017, 06:13 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3766/32285276714_7e724c1665_o.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/clujlRo.jpg)
My god!!  This game is taking forever to come out!!  It's like fudgy torture!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Feb 26, 2017, 08:58 PM
I'm already like 3 hours in  8)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 26, 2017, 09:12 PM
Bloody hell, this game:

(http://i.imgur.com/MEdtA7B.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 26, 2017, 09:19 PM
I'm so jealous
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 26, 2017, 09:29 PM
Bloody hell, this game:

(http://i.imgur.com/MEdtA7B.jpg)
It looks awful.  So much fog.  /s
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 26, 2017, 09:53 PM
I'm already like 3 hours in  8)
Is the day one patch out yet?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 12:16 AM
This Is What Horizon Zero Dawn Would Look Like In England (http://www.unilad.co.uk/gaming/this-is-what-horizon-zero-dawn-would-look-like-in-england/)

Some of this art is gorgeous!

I love playstation UK :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 27, 2017, 12:20 AM
This Is What Horizon Zero Dawn Would Look Like In England (http://www.unilad.co.uk/gaming/this-is-what-horizon-zero-dawn-would-look-like-in-england/)

Some of this art is gorgeous!

I love playstation UK :D
So much potential for DLC/future games in other places.  

So hype!  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 27, 2017, 12:48 AM
I might be able to buy the game in a few weeks.  
Should be getting an okay tax refund.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Feb 27, 2017, 03:25 AM
Is the day one patch out yet?
Yeah, I think the patch is 1.02 so they made some more changes since the game went gold.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Feb 27, 2017, 12:22 PM
Amazon shipped mine. I wont get it early....
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 01:23 PM
Looks like I'm not getting mine early. Now I've just gotta hope it arrives on release day
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 27, 2017, 02:08 PM
Yep got my shipment confirmation.   Think god it's coming by post office cause now I know I will get it by noon tomorrow.  Also it's coming from a facility literally 50 minutes from me.  Does anyone know if it would happen to get to my post office before they close if I can go and pick it up myself?  Do they allow that?   I've never done or know of anyone here doing it so I have no idea.  Would be awesome if I could.

This is when I start realizing digital is the way to go from now on.  I could be playing this at midnight tonight.  Its only a nights sleep to wait to play, but I still want to play at midnight.  I just needed tat fudgy statue in the collectors edition.  I think though I'm going all digital now except if there is another collectors edition I might want.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 27, 2017, 03:07 PM
I would have to wait like 2 days to play a digital game.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2017, 03:38 PM
Mine shipped as well, also using post office. Waiting a few hours for it to get here won't be bad since I'm so busy. PS4 on launch day didn't arrive till 8 pm, now that was a hard wait.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: SWORDF1SH on Feb 27, 2017, 03:40 PM
God dang the UK and it's stupid Friday releases... nice thread btw!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 03:41 PM
God dang the UK and it's stupid Friday releases... nice thread btw!
Friday? This comes out on Wednesday. Still a day late though
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 27, 2017, 03:59 PM
God dang the UK and it's stupid Friday releases... nice thread btw!
There's 28 days in February!!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 27, 2017, 04:30 PM
Mine shipped as well, also using post office. Waiting a few hours for it to get here won't be bad since I'm so busy. PS4 on launch day didn't arrive till 8 pm, now that was a hard wait.
Yeah my ps4 wasn't as late, but it didn't arrive till like 4 or 5.  Sucked cause a couple of my friends got theirs at midnight at gamestop and were playing already.

Yeah plus I'm gonna be going to the gym tomorrow around 10 so by the time I'm done it should have arrived.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: SWORDF1SH on Feb 27, 2017, 04:33 PM
Friday? This comes out on Wednesday. Still a day late though
There's 28 days in February!!!
Holy shame! Blond moment!
Now I'm one happy bunny!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2017, 04:53 PM
Holy shame! Blond moment!
Now I'm one happy bunny!
Don't worry I did the same thing too. Thought Zelda and Horizon were a week apart.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Feb 27, 2017, 04:56 PM
HELP! Horizon Let's Plays are all over Youtube.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 05:04 PM
HELP! Horizon Let's Plays are all over Youtube.
I went to check youtube and saw three videos called horizon zero dawn part 1 in my recommended videos bit ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Aura7541 on Feb 27, 2017, 05:06 PM
HELP! Horizon Let's Plays are all over Youtube.
Just cancel your Internet service. Problem solved :P
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 05:44 PM
Currently 121k viewers on twitch. Not bad!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Feb 27, 2017, 07:25 PM
Currently 121k viewers on twitch. Not bad!
That's... A LOT of Twitch viewers. Even tournaments for most popular e-sport games are hard pressed to get that many.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 27, 2017, 07:35 PM
That's... A LOT of Twitch viewers. Even tournaments for most popular e-sport games are hard pressed to get that many.
Meanwhile LoL gets that many viewers pretty much every day.

Btw. Horizon's up to 145k now.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Feb 27, 2017, 07:42 PM
Meanwhile LoL gets that many viewers pretty much every day.

Btw. it's up to 145k now.
LoL is a freak of nature.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 27, 2017, 07:52 PM
LoL is a freak of nature.
LoL's hot garbage, that's what it is.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 07:53 PM
Meanwhile LoL gets that many viewers pretty much every day.

Btw. Horizon's up to 145k now.
I don't really know how other games have done when they're just starting on twitch, to compare. I know that most big games have a large spike in their first day then drop off but this seems bigger than normal
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 27, 2017, 08:07 PM
I don't really know how other games have done when they're just starting on twitch, to compare. I know that most big games have a large spike in their first day then drop off but this seems bigger than normal
Yeah, I tried googling if there's something like a list that shows the record highs particular games have achieved on Twitch, but it doesn't seem like that exists.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 27, 2017, 08:35 PM
Got the game. Waiting for it to install. Super hyped.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 27, 2017, 08:38 PM
Got the game. Waiting for it to install. Super hyped.
Goddammit -.-

I went to my local electronics/games retailer earlier today hopping that they'd maybe already sell it 2 days early but I had no luck. I'll probably go tomorrow again, one day before launch worked with UC4 so I'm hoping it'll work with this as well.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 08:47 PM
 >:(  Mine hasn't shipped yet. If by the time I'm awake on launch day I've not been told its out for delivery I'll just buy it digitally and own it twice
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Feb 27, 2017, 09:05 PM
so jelly.. waiting for my return is going to be agrevating af :(  im on a complete blackout.. lol :( not even reading reviews..
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 09:14 PM
so jelly.. waiting for my return is going to be agrevating af :(  im on a complete blackout.. lol :( not even reading reviews..
I kind of wish I went on a blackout. There's a lot of cool things that would have surprised me that I know are coming now
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 27, 2017, 09:17 PM
>:(  Mine hasn't shipped yet. If by the time I'm awake on launch day I've not been told its out for delivery I'll just buy it digitally and own it twice
And send the physical copy to me?  
So swert!  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 09:21 PM
And send the physical copy to me?  
So swert!  
Sure! ;)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2017, 10:45 PM
Already down to 83k viewers on twitch. Didn't think it would last long
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Feb 28, 2017, 02:06 AM
Already down to 83k viewers on twitch. Didn't think it would last long
The game is technically not even out yet. Only a couple of people were allowed to stream it.

I just pre ordered it and it's downloading...3 more hours!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 28, 2017, 02:09 AM
The game is technically not even out yet. Only a couple of people were allowed to stream it.

I just pre ordered it and it's downloading...3 more hours!
Yes which is why its going to go down. Most people will be watching it instead of playing, so the viewers will have peaked already. Its down to 32k right now, for example, and I doubt it will ever go back up this high again. This happens for all new releases.

I wish Europe was the same day as America :(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Feb 28, 2017, 08:29 AM
Goddammit -.-

I went to my local electronics/games retailer earlier today hopping that they'd maybe already sell it 2 days early but I had no luck. I'll probably go tomorrow again, one day before launch worked with UC4 so I'm hoping it'll work with this as well.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/PjpEeI11T7qSI/giphy.gif)

:P

Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Feb 28, 2017, 12:39 PM
Yay, my local Saturn broke the streetdate once again, I got Horizon!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 28, 2017, 02:04 PM
Today is going to be painful
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Feb 28, 2017, 02:20 PM
I have it ready to play but I'm going to finish yakuza 4 first on my ps3. On the last chapter!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 28, 2017, 02:45 PM
My fudgy tracking for USPS is not updating so I'm fudgy worried its stuck somewhere.  Holding out hope it's one of those cases where I won't see tracking until it's delivered.  It literally came from 50 minutes away so it shouldn't have gotten stuck or lost. I have had stuff not have tracking updated until it was delivered, and even sometimes even then it's not updated.

If I don't get this game I will be fudgy FURIOUS!!!   >:(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 28, 2017, 04:19 PM
IT'S HERE IT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HEREIT'S HERE

SO EXCITED!!!

Wanna know why the tracking didn't update cause they fudgy transferred it to fudgy UPS! The Jackasses!!

Holy shame this aloy statue is amazing!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Feb 28, 2017, 04:34 PM
 :'( :'( :'(

The bad thing is that when the game comes tomorrow I'll have 5 hours of work to catch up on.

But then I have a short day on thursday and a free weekend so I'm gonna put loads of hours into it still :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 28, 2017, 04:37 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/688/33171599375_997dd8cbbb_h.jpg)

SOOOOO SEXY!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Feb 28, 2017, 04:50 PM
Counting down the time till I get home to keep playing this...

I played this until 3:30 in the morning, and I woke up early at 8 so that I could play for an extra hour just before work. That's how you know a game is good.

Quick small note, something I noticed in the hour before work as I was playing was how well done the "detective" mode thing is done...I love how you just need to mark a trail and it marks the entire path, instead of having to have detective mode on 24/7 following footsteps/smells. Really well done and doesn't make it a burden to use.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 28, 2017, 05:17 PM
Pretty awesome collector's edition theme.  Not sure if it's the same theme you get with the digital version, but I like it.  The music is just so good!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Feb 28, 2017, 06:23 PM
This game!!  Hitting me in the feels already!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Feb 28, 2017, 06:50 PM
This game!!  Hitting me in the feels already!
Ill hit ya in the feels.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Feb 28, 2017, 07:30 PM
About 30mins into this.  Loving it so far!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 12:01 AM
Good news! I'm buying this game twice!

I also bought it from Amazon because I wanted their steelbook and I thought why not get the game as well, Amazon might deliver it first!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 01, 2017, 12:03 AM
Good news! I'm buying this game twice!

I also bought it from Amazon because I wanted their steelbook and I thought why not get the game as well, Amazon might deliver it first!
Don't forget your promise! 

Spoiler for Hidden:
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Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: GribbleGrunger on Mar 01, 2017, 12:34 AM
Installing now. Goodbye everyone ... See you on the other side.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 12:37 AM
Don't forget your promise!  

Spoiler for Hidden:
/s
Spoiler for Hidden:

?

How much would it cost?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 01, 2017, 12:57 AM
How much would it cost?
What cost?  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 01, 2017, 01:07 AM
fudge this game is so amazing.  5 hours i've play and at 10% completion.  Not even seen 1/4 of the map and just got to the point of seeing my first tall neck which was amazing.

Loving the lore in this game too. 
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 01:26 AM
What cost?  
Sending a game to you
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 01:27 AM
My solution to being okay with getting this game a day later:

Get drunk and go to one of the best clubs in the world. #londonlife
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 01, 2017, 01:32 AM
Sending a game to you
Probably a lot. :P
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 02:00 AM
Probably a lot. :P
:'(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 01, 2017, 03:54 AM
CGI is singing praises about this game:

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Regular PS4. And yes, it's the best looking open world game on any platform!
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Besides a modded Witcher or GTA V, it's not even close on PC. It's truly a step above. Very much why I scoff at this notion of "underpowered consoles". Even on the Vanilla PS4, there's no non-modded competition.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 01, 2017, 03:59 AM
CGI is singing praises about this game:

I'll be bold to say the modded competition doesn't even look as good ;o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 01, 2017, 05:01 AM

Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3756/32336479374_98c7d6ab21_h.jpg)<br>(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/734/32799513980_ab1811ba5d_h.jpg)<br>(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3681/32366517583_156fd74af8_h.jpg)<br>(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3695/33025124562_02e7c7467a_h.jpg)<br>(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/702/33053885221_e4bb03c51a_h.jpg)<br>(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/712/33053888351_a46e85d003_h.jpg)<br><br>


Some of the pics I've taken with photo mode.  So many good spots to take photos. Spoiler tagged for any location spoilers they might have.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Aura7541 on Mar 01, 2017, 05:43 AM
Looking at CGI's GIFs and man, they all look amazing. I can see why Kojima ultimately went with the Decima engine.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 01, 2017, 06:29 AM
fudge this game is so amazing.  5 hours i've play and at 10% completion.  Not even seen 1/4 of the map and just got to the point of seeing my first tall neck which was amazing.

Loving the lore in this game too.
5 hours myself and almost 12% completion.  I too have seen about 20% of the map.  Amazing game so far.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 01, 2017, 10:36 AM
fought the first "boss" holly fudge was that intense. thank god i bought an extra gun (the rope one where it pins it, which is awesome) or i would have been iced. im playing on hard, what are you guys playing on?

also lets keep this thread spoiler free please, any pictures, posts or anything revealing please keep it behind a spoiler tag. even if its just a location later in the game.

the game is fun, but its not on the witcher 3's level. but its waaaay to early to judge, i know that lol. hope it keeps getting better with time.


a thing i dislike about the game is that the day and night cycle moves too fast, i would prefer it stays longer. the transition just feels a bit short for me.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 11:43 AM
Yaaaaay it's here!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 11:55 AM
I counted 6 other Amazon disc orders at reception when I went to get it, almost definitely all horizon. Not bad, there's about 700 people in my uni halls
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 12:43 PM
Wow! What an intro!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 02:29 PM
Holy fudge, this game actually has a really deep story. I need to find out what's going on!

Guerrilla ... Killzone ...  :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 01, 2017, 02:30 PM
fought the first "boss" holly fudge was that intense. thank god i bought an extra gun (the rope one where it pins it, which is awesome) or i would have been iced. im playing on hard, what are you guys playing on?

also lets keep this thread spoiler free please, any pictures, posts or anything revealing please keep it behind a spoiler tag. even if its just a location later in the game.

the game is fun, but its not on the witcher 3's level. but its waaaay to early to judge, i know that lol. hope it keeps getting better with time.


a thing i dislike about the game is that the day and night cycle moves too fast, i would prefer it stays longer. the transition just feels a bit short for me.
It's cause you're too engrossed; makes it seem like time's going faster.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 01, 2017, 02:35 PM
Really loving it so far. The lore, worldbuilding, and gameplay are all amazing.

Story has actually been pretty good too but the animations and acting are hit and miss.

Feels a lot like an improved Witcher 3. If it can keep that up, then it might be one of my favorite games. There are so many smart and cool things they did.

I just found a Trader with tons of maps so naturally I bought all of them. Found my first vantage point.

Really cool personal discovery.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 01, 2017, 03:04 PM
fought the first "boss" holly fudge was that intense. thank god i bought an extra gun (the rope one where it pins it, which is awesome) or i would have been iced. im playing on hard, what are you guys playing on?

also lets keep this thread spoiler free please, any pictures, posts or anything revealing please keep it behind a spoiler tag. even if its just a location later in the game.

the game is fun, but its not on the witcher 3's level. but its waaaay to early to judge, i know that lol. hope it keeps getting better with time.


a thing i dislike about the game is that the day and night cycle moves too fast, i would prefer it stays longer. the transition just feels a bit short for me.
Yeah I'm playing on hard as well.  Yeah I debated whether to put my pictures in spoilers or not.    How about we just get a Horizon screenshot thread, so that way people can go in at their own risk or just wait till they complete the game to post and look at pictures. If we continue posting them in here I'll put them all in spoiler tags going forward.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 03:15 PM
A screenshot thread would be great.

I'm playing on hard as well, good difficulty for me so far
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Mar 01, 2017, 03:33 PM
I think k you guys are enjoying to more than i am.  Im not far into the game. Just past the gate.

They eyes are killing me.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 01, 2017, 04:24 PM
I think k you guys are enjoying to more than i am.  Im not far into the game. Just past the gate.

They eyes are killing me.
I bought the stealth kill as fast as i could.  Hide in a bush and whistle them over
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Mar 01, 2017, 04:26 PM
I bought the stealth kill as fast as i could.  Hide in a bush and whistle them over
Not that. Lol. All the eyes on the mpc and aloy look dead. Really off.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 01, 2017, 04:39 PM
Not that. Lol. All the eyes on the mpc and aloy look dead. Really off.
I felt Aloy was fine in the bit that I played, but the NPCs in general are ugly :/
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 01, 2017, 04:42 PM
Not that. Lol. All the eyes on the mpc and aloy look dead. Really off.
I feel that Aloy and Rost are ok.  But yeah the farther I get in the game the worse they seem to get.  Doesn't bother me though.  have had some instances where lip syncing was off a little.

I'll make a screenshot thread here in a bit.  I'll spoiler tag my post in here and then post them again in the screenshot thread.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 01, 2017, 04:56 PM
I've unlocked more of the map and it's so cool seeing lots and lots of real world places. More or less things are in the correct spot.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 05:23 PM
The animations of NPCs aren't really bothering me. I was expecting worse to be honest so I'm quite happy with them
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 01, 2017, 05:25 PM
Not that. Lol. All the eyes on the mpc and aloy look dead. Really off.
That's where uncharted is king
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 01, 2017, 05:26 PM
I think k you guys are enjoying to more than i am.  Im not far into the game. Just past the gate.

They eyes are killing me.
You are wrong Tacos. /S. There's a reddit thread about how amazing her eyes are. 


Link?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 05:27 PM
I can't wait to get out into the main area. I'm debating just skipping errands because I really want to keep going with the main story
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 05:55 PM
fudge me I love this game
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 01, 2017, 05:59 PM
fudge me I love this game
You people and your weird requests.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 01, 2017, 06:06 PM
Had that mission where you have to blow up those things to get the door open and then fight the machines/human AI with your tribe people.

Man that was fun...Having like 30 different people fighting each other is so cool. The combat in this game is the best in any open world game to date.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 01, 2017, 06:09 PM
Does anyone else feel the supposed bad human AI was way overblown?  Sure they aren't super amazing, but they don't seem that bad at all.  And sometimes they are fudgy hard if you don't take your time and stealth a bunch.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 06:55 PM
Does anyone else feel the supposed bad human AI was way overblown?  Sure they aren't super amazing, but they don't seem that bad at all.  And sometimes they are fudgy hard if you don't take your time and stealth a bunch.
Yeah I really don't think they're bad. They're not the best human AI ever but I think they're actually pretty good.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 01, 2017, 07:13 PM
fudge!! Just did my first cauldron!  Holy shame that was epic.  The scope of this world is so massive.  I can imagine why it too so long to develop this game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 07:15 PM
fudge!! Just did my first cauldron!  Holy shame that was epic.  The scope of this world is so massive.  I can imagine why it too so long to develop this game.
I just did it too, it was pretty awesome. I didn't expect a shell walker to be quite so difficult! ;D

The side quest near the entrance was really good too
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 01, 2017, 07:26 PM
I just did it too, it was pretty awesome. I didn't expect a shell walker to be quite so difficult! ;D

The side quest near the entrance was really good too
dang I must have missed where the side quest was. 

Yeah the shell walker and the fire bellowback were both harder than I anticipated.  Ropecaster is a life saver
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 01, 2017, 09:26 PM
Just fought a Stormbird and I was EXTREMELY underleveled but the kill was oh so worth it.

I used up pretty much all my supplies and fought it for a good 10-15 minutes lol. And that's just a random enemy in the game you can encounter...Crazy.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 09:59 PM
Just fought a Stormbird and I was EXTREMELY underleveled but the kill was oh so worth it.

I used up pretty much all my supplies and fought it for a good 10-15 minutes lol. And that's just a random enemy in the game you can encounter...Crazy.
Yeah its amazing how you can come across what would be an epic boss fight in another game just be wondering around. I just fought a snapmaw for the first time and also attracted the attention of 3 scrappers and 4 watchers, that was an extremely intense fight!

So I'm in the second area now and the main quest is telling me to go half the map away, I'm not sure whether to go there first or just meander there and see if things pop up along the way... what have you guys done?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 01, 2017, 10:02 PM
Oh I also have to commend Guerilla on not putting Microtransactions in this...

Do you guys know how EASY it would have been for them to do that with those reward box things? I was just opening up a bunch of em and I'm like what the hell why did they not make these available for real money? It would have been such a simple cash grab but they chose not to do it. Very happy to see that, although maybe it's something coming in the future?

Yeah its amazing how you can come across what would be an epic boss fight in another game just be wondering around. I just fought a snapmaw for the first time and also attracted the attention of 3 sawtooths and 4 watchers, that was an extremely intense fight!

So I'm in the second area now and the main quest is telling me to go half the map away, I'm not sure whether to go there first or just meander there and see if things pop up along the way... what have you guys done?
Have you been to the canyon desert like area? Or is that the area the game is telling you to go? I believe you're at the part where you have to defeat that big spinning monster that has multiple arms and then right after they open the big gate...Me personally I did 1-2 side quests right inside that place and after that I went into the new area where it looks like a desert/canyon. Right after that is actually where I fought that stormbird I was talking about.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 10:07 PM
Oh I also have to commend Guerilla on not putting Microtransactions in this...

Do you guys know how EASY it would have been for them to do that with those reward box things? I was just opening up a bunch of em and I'm like what the hell why did they not make these available for real money? It would have been such a simple cash grab but they chose not to do it. Very happy to see that, although maybe it's something coming in the future?
Have you been to the canyon desert like area? Or is that the area the game is telling you to go? I believe you're at the part where you have to defeat that big spinning monster that has multiple arms and then right after they open the big gate...Me personally I did 1-2 side quests right inside that place and after that I went into the new area where it looks like a desert/canyon. Right after that is actually where I fought that stormbird I was talking about.
I've just got to the canyon area after killing that and getting through the gate. I've just gone to the second cauldron now
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 01, 2017, 10:39 PM
Guys, let's be careful about what we talk about in here and understand that right now we have people who might not be where you are yet. Blurting out what to expect in the first cauldron or talking about an enemy people might not have seen yet is a little spoilery. Story isn't the only thing you can ruin for someone. I think we can give it at least a week before we start talking details. At the very least, either spoiler tag your responses or make a thread dedicated to it that has a spoiler warning.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 01, 2017, 11:25 PM
I don't even know where these cauldrons people are talking about are lol. Nobody tell me though cause I just want to find it for myself.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 11:31 PM
Oh my god I just picked up so many side quests and errands :o

I think I'm just going to skip errands tbh
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 01, 2017, 11:47 PM
How do I stop playing this game? Can anyone help?

I've been saying "last ten minutes" to myself for about 5 hours now.

10 hours and 32 minutes play time in the just under 12 hours I've had this game. Oops ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 12:58 AM
Guys what's wrong with me. Is it weird that I actually look forward to each and every combat encounter with the machines?

Any other open world game I dread it... Witcher 3 it got extremely boring and repetitive or button mashy. Games like AC or arkham knight feel the same.

What I think really does it is that the combat really takes strategy, precision and skill. You have to target certain parts of the machines for effective damage which doesn't make it boring by just having this huge target to hit in whichever spot you want. Also there's so many tools at your disposal, and I especially love the traps you can set up or using a rope caster to hod the enemy down.

dang man I can't get over how good the combat is!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 01:05 AM
New machines I just encountered and wow I was not ready for those.  LOL.  So many came at me at once.  I was running away like a baby.  Only figured out the weakness of one of them so far.  Have not tried to take on the other one.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 01:07 AM
The combat is amazing ^^

Normally in open world games I avoid combat as much as possible, because its usually either boring or bad. In horizon though if a machine starts detecting me I'm like "oh yeah let's do this, baby" ;D its just so fudgy fun.

I also completely love Aloy. She's so funny and makes lots of sarcastic comments. GG have truly made a new playstation icon.

Outstanding. Just, outsanding.

I can't wait to fight a thunderjaw
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 01:11 AM
The combat is amazing ^^

Normally in open world games I avoid combat as much as possible, because its usually either boring or bad. In horizon though if a machine starts detecting me I'm like "oh yeah let's do this, baby" ;D its just so fudgy fun.

I also completely love Aloy. She's so funny and makes lots of sarcastic comments. GG have truly made a new playstation icon.

Outstanding. Just, outsanding.

I can't wait to fight a thunderjaw
I love the sarcasm. They ran the risk of having it feel forced or cringy but it works do well with her personality.

New machines I just encountered and wow I was not ready for those.  LOL.  So many came at me at once.  I was running away like a baby.  Only figured the out weakness of one of them so far.  Have not tried to take on the other one.
Which ones did you just find?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 01:14 AM
I love the sarcasm. They ran the risk of having it feel forced or cringy but it works do well with her personality.
It does work so well! Aloy has made me laugh so many times already, she's the kind of person I'd love to be friends with irl. God dang, I can't believe GG did it. I was so hyped and yet... its been ever better than I hoped so far.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 01:29 AM
I love the sarcasm. They ran the risk of having it feel forced or cringy but it works do well with her personality.
Which ones did you just find?
Spoiler for Hidden:
the glinthawk, which is pretty easy especially when you combine the rope caster with some melee.&nbsp; The other is an alligator looking one that I didn&#39;t try to take on yet, but I don&#39;t recall the name of it.&nbsp; &nbsp;Also a lancehorn(not sure if it&#39;s new in the desert area but its the only place I feel I have seen it), but that one was pretty easy as well.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 02:48 AM
Thinking about it now the side quests are actually much better than I anticipated. Like I legit had a side quest that went on for 45 minutes and it just kept leading me from one place to another.

Nothing about what I've played felt fetch quest like which is a good thing. There's one quest in the desert area with that one dude that you meat in the beginning with the cool moustache. Such a great quest line so far...
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 02, 2017, 02:59 AM
Guys, let's be careful about what we talk about in here and understand that right now we have people who might not be where you are yet. Blurting out what to expect in the first cauldron or talking about an enemy people might not have seen yet is a little spoilery. Story isn't the only thing you can ruin for someone. I think we can give it at least a week before we start talking details. At the very least, either spoiler tag your responses or make a thread dedicated to it that has a spoiler warning.
Like seriously. I'm just having to buzz past posts from people who're farther along than me.

How do I stop playing this game? Can anyone help?

I've been saying "last ten minutes" to myself for about 5 hours now.

10 hours and 32 minutes play time in the just under 12 hours I've had this game. Oops ;D
How do you see play time?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 02, 2017, 03:09 AM
Guys, let's be careful about what we talk about in here and understand that right now we have people who might not be where you are yet. Blurting out what to expect in the first cauldron or talking about an enemy people might not have seen yet is a little spoilery. Story isn't the only thing you can ruin for someone. I think we can give it at least a week before we start talking details. At the very least, either spoiler tag your responses or make a thread dedicated to it that has a spoiler warning.
Was wanting to say this earlier.  
Not everyone is as far in the game yet.  Not everyone even has the game.  (Though no one cares about those people.  :'(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 04:12 AM
Took a pretty nice shot I feel like recently. Too bad I'm still not used to the share settings so the image quality got iced up a bit...But I love it

(http://i.imgur.com/t7atYwF.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 02, 2017, 04:34 AM
loving it so far.  spent a few hours exploring that area after geting my fire arrows.

i think getting to play her when she was little was fun,  caught my daughters attention
Spoiler for Hidden:
i really wish it would have let me smash that one kids face in.. &nbsp;i would have slaughtered the lot of them if i could. &nbsp;lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 04:36 AM
After today I'm not gonna be playing as much most likely.  Gotta step my shame up and really work on job applications and getting some new and amazing stuff into my portfolio.   Probably will try and play for a few hours at night before I go to bed.  If I can find some free time during the day I'll play, but definitely can't do 5 or more hours straight.

loving it so far.  spent a few hours exploring that area after geting my fire arrows.

i think getting to play her when she was little was fun,  caught my daughters attention
Spoiler for Hidden:
i really wish it would have let me smash that one kids face in..  i would have slaughtered the lot of them if i could.  lol

Spoiler for Hidden:
OH i fudgy know!! I wanted to so badly to just have her kick his dog!!&nbsp; What option did you choose to go with?&nbsp; I dropped the rock and took the high road.&nbsp; Seemed to work out better with the other kids.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 02, 2017, 05:12 AM
Spoiler for Hidden:
OH i fudgy know!! I wanted to so badly to just have her kick his dog!!  What option did you choose to go with?  I dropped the rock and took the high road.  Seemed to work out better with the other kids.

Spoiler for Hidden:
I threw the rock out of his hands. In general I&#39;m doing the intelligent thing with strangers and the heart thing with friends.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 02, 2017, 05:33 AM
After today I'm not gonna be playing as much most likely.  Gotta step my shame up and really work on job applications and getting some new and amazing stuff into my portfolio.   Probably will try and play for a few hours at night before I go to bed.  If I can find some free time during the day I'll play, but definitely can't do 5 or more hours straight.
Spoiler for Hidden:
OH i fudgy know!! I wanted to so badly to just have her kick his dog!!  What option did you choose to go with?  I dropped the rock and took the high road.  Seemed to work out better with the other kids.

Spoiler for Hidden:
right at the apple potatoes head lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 02, 2017, 07:14 AM
fudge this game is amazing.

You guys are way ahead of me, and might be posting spoilers for me :P but no worries :)

Fought the second boss and holly fudge ballz (yes that's ballz with a Z, it's that good).

This games gameplay is amazing btw, it's really deep and the skills just keep adding to it.

Platforming isn't as strong as uncharted or assassin's creed though, so I hope they improve that with the next game
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 08:18 AM
I'm loving the create job feature for when you want to buy an item but don't have all the supplies.

It creates a mini mission for you and tells you where to go to unlock a certain part to buy that item. Hoping more open world games implement something like this in the future.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 08:22 AM
I'm loving the create job feature for when you want to buy an item but don't have all the supplies.

It creates a mini mission for you and tells you where to go to unlock a certain part to buy that item. Hoping more open world games implement something like this in the future.
Yeah this is really great. I managed to quickly get the shadow hunter bow doing that.

I just realised it's going to be 8 hours until I can play today ...  :'( :'( :'(

I'm on 25% completion after 11 hours 22 mins so far
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 02, 2017, 02:40 PM
I'm loving the create job feature for when you want to buy an item but don't have all the supplies.

It creates a mini mission for you and tells you where to go to unlock a certain part to buy that item. Hoping more open world games implement something like this in the future.
Probably the greatest thing anyone has added for an open world title.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 02:54 PM
Probably the greatest thing anyone has added for an open world title.
I wouldn't go that far  ;D it's very nice though
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 03:09 PM
fudge this game is amazing.

You guys are way ahead of me, and might be posting spoilers for me :P but no worries :)

Fought the second boss and holly fudge ballz (yes that's ballz with a Z, it's that good).

This games gameplay is amazing btw, it's really deep and the skills just keep adding to it.

Platforming isn't as strong as uncharted or assassin's creed though, so I hope they improve that with the next game
Outside of me spoiling some enemies in a cauldron(which is my bad), there isn't really much else I can see that's spoiling now at least.  I'm gonna try and be as vague as possible and just use spoiler tags.   Unless I decide to make a spoiler thread where we can go and talk about the game without spoiler tags.  Maybe I'll give it a week or so and make one so hopefully the majority of us are far enough along to talk about it in a spoiler thread. Anything massive story related should always be spoiler tagged and labeled story related though no matter what until the game has been out for a long time.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 02, 2017, 03:10 PM
Outside of me spoiling some enemies in a cauldron(which is my bad), there isn't really much else I can see that's spoiling now at least.  I'm gonna try and be as vague as possible and just use spoiler tags.   Unless I decide to make a spoiler thread where we can go and talk about the game without spoiler tags.  Maybe I'll give it a week or so and make one so hopefully the majority of us are far enough along to talk about it in a spoiler thread. Anything massive story related should always be spoiler tagged though no matter what until the game has been out for a long time.
i havent read all the posts. when ever a review pops up i just stop lol. as i said no worries.

my friends wanna go out today, but all i want to do is go home and play this thing. :-(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 03:14 PM
i havent read all the posts. when ever a review pops up i just stop lol. as i said no worries.

my friends wanna go out today, but all i want to do is go home and play this thing. :-(
I'd say fudge you friends!! I got a date with Aloy!!   ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 03:15 PM
I'd say fudge you friends!! I got a date with Aloy!!   ;D
You can't do both!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 02, 2017, 03:16 PM
You can't do both!
its called an orgy... it can happen!!

I'd say fudge you friends!! I got a date with Aloy!!   ;D
i honestly think thats what i am going to do. they are being dicks anyways
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 03:20 PM
its called an orgy... it can happen!!
I thought those kind of things are banned where you're from?

Spoiler for Hidden:
/s
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 03:23 PM
Guys I haven't managed to figure this out yet but, how can I change the time of day IRL?

I want it to be night time so I can go home and play this. Please help
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 02, 2017, 03:27 PM
Guys I haven't managed to figure this out yet but, how can I change the time of day IRL?

I want it to be night time so I can go home and play this. Please help
fap, you will fall asleep after. then wake up at night time.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 03:34 PM
I've been waiting all day to get back and play this and now I'm here... I can't.

I can't press continue... the menu music is just too dang amazing
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 03:35 PM
Has it been confirmed that the e3 reveal gameplay was in a place on this map? Has anyone found it yet?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 04:33 PM
OH MY fudgy GOD

This is one of the best games ever. I just fought a new machine that I had no idea existed and it was absolutely exhilarating. WOW
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 04:35 PM
I made a deal with myself that I need to unwrap my server model, and do 3 or 4 applications and then I can play some.  Then I'll work on getting sara's room from TLOU scaled correctly tonight while I watch shameless on netflix and then play more tonight before I sleep.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 02, 2017, 04:58 PM
Aaah, I need to get back to the story.

But hey I just went and fought some bellowbacks, I think I wasn't supposed to do that yet, shame was hard. :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 05:01 PM
Yeah the story is great, but just wandering is awesome
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 05:03 PM
This story is actually really, really good. This is the biggest shock to me
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 02, 2017, 05:17 PM
I'm just wandering, hunting things.  I haven't seen any of these creatures you've spoken of ;o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 05:22 PM
I'm just wandering, hunting things.  I haven't seen any of these creatures you've spoken of ;o
What area are you in?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 06:03 PM
Aaah, I need to get back to the story.

But hey I just went and fought some bellowbacks, I think I wasn't supposed to do that yet, shame was hard. :D
Have you gotten a bellowback heart yet? I need it for a weapon or armor I think to buy it, but I swear they don't drop that shame...I've killed quite a few lol.

I love like 4-5 of the rope explosive traps and luring them to run into it. It's so satisfying seeing it all explode, killing it in one hit and then it does the thing where it drops to its death but keeps dragging on the ground due to the momentum from running.

fudge I WANT TO PLAY RIGHT NOW WHY AM I AT WORK
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 02, 2017, 06:45 PM
What area are you in?
The beginning.  I just did the hunt with Rost after getting the line launcher thingy.  The hunt at night.  I still haven't done the trial yet.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 06:49 PM
The beginning.  I just did the hunt with Rost after getting the line launcher thingy.  The hunt at night.  I still haven't done the trial yet.
Oww you are very early on in the game. It only gets better from there!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Mar 02, 2017, 06:50 PM
The beginning.  I just did the hunt with Rost after getting the line launcher thingy.  The hunt at night.  I still haven't done the trial yet.
(http://e.lvme.me/ullaqld.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 07:03 PM
I can't remember the last time a game has done this to me. I am at work and literally can not stop thinking about this game...

I'm watching recaps of my stream on Twitch right now to pass the time...Not even Uncharted 4 or Bloodborne has this kind of effect. I seriously can't wait to get home to play.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 07:26 PM
I LOVE this story. Oh my god its so interesting.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 02, 2017, 07:33 PM
Ya i did the night hunt with rost last night,   now im supposed to meet him somewhere else but i did another side quest,  got 3 out of the way so far.   but I also have a crud ton of metal shards,  like 800 or something,  my inventory keeps filling up so im looking for more meat to craft upgrades..  and almost level 9.  I think i have thoroughly explored the starting area, altho now i want to venture into that canyon to the west up the river

The first time i died was funny,  i just finished a side quest
Spoiler for Hidden:
supposed to track down a guy whose about to kill himself jumping from a ledge, &nbsp;so i talk him back and finish it, only to turn and jump straight off the cliff he was about to without thinking lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 07:33 PM
I'm now at that point where I don't want to do any side activities and I just need to see what happens in the story. That's fine, the side activities can wait!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 02, 2017, 08:51 PM
Have you gotten a bellowback heart yet? I need it for a weapon or armor I think to buy it, but I swear they don't drop that shame...I've killed quite a few lol.

I love like 4-5 of the rope explosive traps and luring them to run into it. It's so satisfying seeing it all explode, killing it in one hit and then it does the thing where it drops to its death but keeps dragging on the ground due to the momentum from running.

fudge I WANT TO PLAY RIGHT NOW WHY AM I AT WORK
No I don't think I got a heart yet, but I've only beaten the three in that zone in the east and
Spoiler for Hidden:
the one at the end of the first cauldron
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 02, 2017, 10:23 PM
LOCATION SPOILERS!! DON'T CLICK IF YOU CARE ABOUT THEM!!   8)


Spoiler for Hidden:
HOLY fudge! &nbsp;The jungle area is simply stunning. &nbsp;AND fudgy MERIDIAN!! &nbsp;So gorgeous!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 02, 2017, 11:22 PM
I went to the top of a mountain in search of something. It was a snowstorm so I couldn't see anything.

When the snow cleared, I had a view out over a huge huge area I'd yet to discover. Wow was it cool. Took some photos. This is the first game I've ever used photomode for.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 11:31 PM
Just killed a thunderjaw on my first attempt! That was fudgy awesome!! I've only got one machine left to find now and I know what it is.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 02, 2017, 11:47 PM
I went to the top of a mountain in search of something. It was a snowstorm so I couldn't see anything.

When the snow cleared, I had a view out over a huge huge area I'd yet to discover. Wow was it cool. Took some photos. This is the first game I've ever used photomode for.
Same here. Only time I've used photo mode was to show off glitches, never to show off the graphics. It helps that it's super easy to get awesome shots in this game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 02, 2017, 11:49 PM
Second thunderjaw down! Oh yeah!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 03, 2017, 12:04 AM
Spoiler for Hidden:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Horizon player is blasting off again: <a href="https://t.co/ABKAQlgu65">https://t.co/ABKAQlgu65</a> <a href="https://t.co/xxiMBa1616">pic.twitter.com/xxiMBa1616</a></p>&mdash; Kotaku (@Kotaku) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kotaku/status/837440428924358657">March 2, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


Lmao
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 01:12 AM
Spoiler for Hidden:


Lmao
;D ;D ;D I love glitches like that
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Mar 03, 2017, 03:12 AM
Tear Blast arrows a pretty sweet, They'll knock off a lot of parts before the machine is killed.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 03, 2017, 03:58 AM
Apologies for the shame quality of this GIF but god dang when I was walking through this section my jaw dropped...

Emir.Bala on Twitter: "crud quality but this is incredible #PS4share https://t.co/hgH1mJvbnb" (https://twitter.com/Riderz1337/status/837512122569457664)

Second thunderjaw down! Oh yeah!
I just fought my first Thunderjaw and killed it...But my PS4 didn't save the video -.-
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 03, 2017, 05:41 AM
YOOO THE WHOLE SOUNDTRACK IS ON SPOTIFY RIGHT NOW YOOOOOOOOOOO WHAAAAAAAT

Spotify (https://play.spotify.com/album/5ZAaYcFudS0BtKhWJqeMCH)

The song 'Years of Training" is amazing. highly recommend.

Also check out "Victory"

Ok I'm sorry I'm posting too much lmao
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 08:31 AM
YOOO THE WHOLE SOUNDTRACK IS ON SPOTIFY RIGHT NOW YOOOOOOOOOOO WHAAAAAAAT

Spotify (https://play.spotify.com/album/5ZAaYcFudS0BtKhWJqeMCH)

The song 'Years of Training" is amazing. highly recommend.

Also check out "Victory"

Ok I'm sorry I'm posting too much lmao
Ooh I'm gonna check this out
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 03, 2017, 09:05 AM
Remember that rumour that the crew that worked on the Resistance live action trailers was shooting another trailer for a Sony exclusive in New Zealand? Guess it was this.

Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 03, 2017, 12:40 PM
Remember that rumour that the crew that worked on the Resistance live action trailers was shooting another trailer for a Sony exclusive in New Zealand? Guess it was this.


Expected. Don't know why some people thought it was someone else's game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 03, 2017, 05:14 PM
something tells me im gonna take forever to finish lol  i just have to much fun fighting machines,  collecting what i need and buying cool shame lol

Spoiler for Hidden:
i didnt even want the armor teb was gonna give me, i grabbed one of the blue ones.. but now i want a purple one i saw.. i need the heart from one of those bellowbacks. &nbsp;i took down 5 of them inly getting lenses.


i want to do nore story but i also want to explore the whole world.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 03, 2017, 05:18 PM
I played for 4 hours yesterday and didn't even do any side/story missions...Whats wrong with me lmao.

You get so distracted in this game. Oh look let me go to the main miss-oh shame is that a thunderjaw hold up let me kill it...Rinse and repeat with different enemies...
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Horizon on Mar 03, 2017, 05:57 PM
I have about 8 hours in the game now. This game is sensational. The world is absolutely incredible, being in the deserted felt like being in the The Last Of Us at times. The enemies present a constant sense of danger and even watchers can give you trouble if you go in without little thought. Bravo Guerrilla, it's brilliant.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 06:09 PM
I've killed every machine in the game! I think the best two machines to fight were the

Spoiler for Hidden:
rockbreaker and the stormbird, with the thunderjaw in third. The rockbreaker was probably the most difficult the first, and only, time I&#39;ve faced it. It killed me twice before I could work out what to do and it was amazing. The stormbird I just killed and that was so fudgy awesome. The fight completely changed when I managed to knock its shock generator off its chest, just amazing! The thunderjaw I&#39;ve seen taken down a few times before, so I knew what to do and it wasn&#39;t quite as jaw-dropping fighting it for the first time but still amazing.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 06:46 PM
Wow I just absolutely wrecked a thunderjaw. If you get one on its own its insanely easy to kill :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 03, 2017, 07:14 PM
Wow I just absolutely wrecked a thunderjaw. If you get one on its own its insanely easy to kill :o
Spoiler for Hidden:
Use Tear blast arrows to shoot off both of it&#39;s guns, then use it&#39;s two guns to kill it. Works pretty much every time.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 07:50 PM
Use Tear blast arrows to shoot off both of it's guns, then use it's two guns to kill it. Works pretty much every time.
Yep. Easy peasy. You might want to spoiler tag that though. Also I'd say

Spoiler for Hidden:
Use the ropecaster to tie it down so it has no chance to hit you while you firing the disc launchers, you can&#39;t lose that way
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 07:54 PM
Guys, I just found a stealth section fun.

Holy shame, that's amazing.

I usually dislike stealth in games, but sometimes its bearable and the rest of the game makes up for it, which is what its been in horizon so far too. But I just did a stealth section in a main mission and I actually enjoyed it. That might be the first time ever for me ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 03, 2017, 07:59 PM
So Cauldron XI is amazing.  Won't say why, but it's good to know that there is a good amount of variation in the cauldrons.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 08:07 PM
So Cauldron XI is amazing.  Won't say why, but it's good to know that there is a good amount of variation in the cauldrons.
Agreed! I thought the same when I did it
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 08:52 PM
Okay if you don't want to hear about the cauldrons don't read this, but I'm going to double spoiler the actual spoilers. I recommend reading this so you make this more fun for yourself though. This is about Zeta (the last one)

Spoiler for Hidden:
If you want this to be a fun challenge do this early. I really really recommend it. It&#39;s recommended level 20 and I just did it at level 34 and it was super short and super easy, kind of a let down. What was inside it:<br><div style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px"><div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px"><b>Spoiler</b> for <i>Hidden</i>: <input type="button" value="Show" style="width:60px;font-size:10px;margin:0px;padding:0px;" onClick="if (this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display != '') { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = ''; this.value = 'Hide'; } else { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = 'none'; this.value = 'Show'; }"></div><div class="alt2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px; border: 1px inset;"><div style="display: none;">It didn&#39;t have any puzzles like the others, it was super short and went straight to the core room. All it was was a normal thunderjaw with no ads. I killed it in about 30 seconds and that was it.</div></div></div><br>
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 03, 2017, 08:53 PM
im still slow getting going.  just made it to mothers crown. but im almost level 16 lol

i like taking out grazers by the flock.. lol get high above them and shoot fire arrows at 3 of them.  then boom lol

my starting bow is pretty sweet now that ive added 2 modifyers that greatly increase fire damage.

still frustrated now getting a bellowback heart yet lol i feel like ill be hunting them a while.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 03, 2017, 08:59 PM
Turns out I was playing on very hard, not just hard. Yeah I'm continuing to play on it. It's very difficult but very enjoyable.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 03, 2017, 09:04 PM
i just checked and no missable trophies.   definitely gonna get the plat eventually i think
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 09:07 PM
im still slow getting going.  just made it to mothers crown. but im almost level 16 lol

i like taking out grazers by the flock.. lol get high above them and shoot fire arrows at 3 of them.  then boom lol

my starting bow is pretty sweet now that ive added 2 modifyers that greatly increase fire damage.

still frustrated now getting a bellowback heart yet lol i feel like ill be hunting them a while.  
Dude you need to get to the main area of the map, there's so many more interesting machines to fight!

I went back to the starting area recently and I thought it was really boring there ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 03, 2017, 09:10 PM
Dude you need to get to the main area of the map, there's so many more interesting machines to fight!

I went back to the starting area recently and I thought it was really boring there ;D
lol im doing it slow n steady.  i wanna do all the side quests at the same time cause i know i wanna get them done eventually.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 09:14 PM
lol im doing it slow n steady.  i wanna do all the side quests at the same time cause i know i wanna get them done eventually.
How many "side quests" have you found in the starting area. I think I only found two, plus a few errands
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 03, 2017, 09:16 PM
I know Raven posted this before as part of a video but here's a 16 second clip, this is absolutely hilarious:

https://clips-media-assets.twitch.tv/24665816464-offset-1755.5829999999999-16-854x480.mp4

*put sound on*
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 03, 2017, 09:18 PM
im still slow getting going.  just made it to mothers crown. but im almost level 16 lol

i like taking out grazers by the flock.. lol get high above them and shoot fire arrows at 3 of them.  then boom lol

my starting bow is pretty sweet now that ive added 2 modifyers that greatly increase fire damage.

still frustrated now getting a bellowback heart yet lol i feel like ill be hunting them a while.   
Holy shame you are really taking your time haha.

The gazers are really good to harvest...Some of the higher level weapons later on in the game require the things they have on their back so its a good idea to just shoot that part so they drop it.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 03, 2017, 09:41 PM
Is there any way to get a map of data log locations? I've definitly missed some in the areas I've explored.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 03, 2017, 09:55 PM
Time to finish until dawn and then it's horizon time!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 03, 2017, 09:58 PM
How many "side quests" have you found in the starting area. I think I only found two, plus a few errands
ill have to check my logs i cant remember exactly. it may have been 3.   i also went into that canyon to the west of the starting area and met a pack of scrappers that got me a +39% fire damage,  and one thats 26%.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 03, 2017, 10:50 PM
Spoilers for the beginning of the game

Spoiler for Hidden:
Who else has went back into the ruins that Aloy fell into when she was a kid? &nbsp;If you haven&#39;t I will say there is something in there you can find that will open up a level 25 side mission.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 03, 2017, 10:50 PM
I wish there was more to talk necks than just scanning them to see new things on your map.

They are just so majestic and awe inspiring.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 03, 2017, 10:51 PM
I wish there was more to talk necks than just scanning them to see new things on your map.

They are just so majestic and awe inspiring.
I know!! They are so amazing.  I even just wish there were more of them.  Maybe in a sequel we can get some aggressive ones that we can fight.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 03, 2017, 10:52 PM
Spoilers for the beginning of the game
Spoiler for Hidden:
<br><div class="quoteheader"><a href="http://vizioneck.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=0543ed62b2f2380b038a51d2f17e53e5&amp;msg=195579">Quote from: nnodley on Mar 03, 2017, 10:50 PM</a></div><blockquote class="bbc_standard_quote"><div style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px"><div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px"><b>Spoiler</b> for <i>Hidden</i>: <input type="button" value="Show" style="width:60px;font-size:10px;margin:0px;padding:0px;" onClick="if (this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display != '') { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = ''; this.value = 'Hide'; } else { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = 'none'; this.value = 'Show'; }"></div><div class="alt2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px; border: 1px inset;"><div style="display: none;">Who else has went back into the ruins that Aloy fell into when she was a kid? &nbsp;If you haven&#39;t I will say there is something in there you can find that will open up a level 25 side mission.</div></div></div><br></blockquote><div class="quotefooter"></div>I did. So that&#39;s where I got my level 5 side mission lol. Btw it&#39;s awesome that you can go back to it. Usually in open world games if you go someplace in the intro or a linear part of the game you can&#39;t go back to it. But it&#39;s cool that you can hear, and even aloy comments on it saying she hasn&#39;t been there in years. I loved that.<br>



I know!! They are so amazing.  I even just wish there were more of them.  Maybe in a sequel we can get some aggressive ones that we can fight.
Yeah first then I did after scanning one was shoot an arrow at it. I wanted to pick a fight lol. A fight with a tall neck sounds so epic
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 04, 2017, 12:58 AM
Hit 15 hours and just around 29%
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 01:06 AM
ill have to check my logs i cant remember exactly. it may have been 3.   i also went into that canyon to the west of the starting area and met a pack of scrappers that got me a +39% fire damage,  and one thats 26%.
Wow that's lucky. I've been all over the West area, beaten all the machines and 39% is almost the best I've seen

I'm not saying they're rare though, I have all purple weapons now and all purple mods in all their slots and I think most are 40%+  :D

Hit 15 hours and just around 29%
I think I'm on about 23 hours with around 55%
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 04, 2017, 02:16 AM
I'm at 15 hours and 29%...in regards to your guys fire coil... I have one on my now right now that gives 45% fire, 18% damage and 10% freeze.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 04, 2017, 02:21 AM
I'm at 27 hours, 38%. Level 26
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 04, 2017, 02:46 AM
I'm at 27 hours, 38%. Level 26
Think what you might have been able to do on Vizioneck if you weren't playing this!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 04, 2017, 06:39 AM
I need 2 boar bones to upgrade my resource satchel. Every time I kill a boar i dont get a bone.  I could really do with the ability to hold more resources. Any tips?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 04, 2017, 06:41 AM
This game man...Every spot is screenshot worthy

(http://i.imgur.com/gW3WprY.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/9HZiX6S.png)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 04, 2017, 11:37 AM
I need 2 boar bones to upgrade my resource satchel. Every time I kill a boar i dont get a bone.  I could really do with the ability to hold more resources. Any tips?
Make a create job quests. Or just buy it from stores
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 04, 2017, 02:03 PM
Make a create job quests. Or just buy it from stores
What do you mean make a create job request?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 04, 2017, 02:38 PM
What do you mean make a create job request?
When you select an item or something to make in the craft section you can actually make a quest out of it.  It'll lead you to the thing you have to hunt.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 02:45 PM
So I think I just got to the last mission. There was a bit of a build up to it but I didn't expect it so soon.

Oh my god this story is amazing, the whole world, the lore, it's all amazing and all makes sense. I'm in awe
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 04, 2017, 02:54 PM
I fell asleep last night so I still have to finish until dawn heh
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 03:06 PM
This is by FAR the most interesting game story ever. Oh my god this lore is incredible
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 04, 2017, 03:34 PM
This is by FAR the most interesting game story ever. Oh my god this lore is incredible
I don't know much about the story, but I love the lore and worldbuilding. I've read every single document so far. It's super fun figuring out their culture and history.

Just being in the world is great too. Often I find myself walking around instead of running.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 03:35 PM
I don't know much about the story, but I love the lore and worldbuilding. I've read every single document so far. It's super fun figuring out their culture and history.

Just being in the world is great too. Often I find myself walking around instead of running.
Oh god you're going to love the story.

This game is AMAZING. How the fudge is this only 88 on meta? This is one of my favourite games ever!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 03:39 PM
Oh thank god that wasn't the final mission!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 04, 2017, 03:43 PM
Oh god you're going to love the story.

This game is AMAZING. How the fudge is this only 88 on meta? This is one of my favourite games ever!!
I've had a few glitches that "ruined" the magic so I can understand not giving it a perfect score. One time I saw an area of robots reset in front of me, even though I was still in active combat with them. Another time the game forgot to set up the hunters lodge correctly. I was inside it and read a note that was from the future and included me. When I walked up to the main woman the game figured out its mistake and teleported every one around to different positions.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 03:52 PM
I've had a few glitches that "ruined" the magic so I can understand not giving it a perfect score. One time I saw an area of robots reset in front of me, even though I was still in active combat with them. Another time the game forgot to set up the hunters lodge correctly. I was inside it and read a note that was from the future and included me. When I walked up to the main woman the game figured out its mistake and teleported every one around to different positions.
Oh yeah it's definitely not perfect. There's a lot of minor glitches and imperfections but the main core of the game is exceptional. And most of all it's super fun. Games like the last of us an uncharted 2 I would say are almost perfect, but they're nowhere near as fun to play as this is, and that has to count for a lot as well
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 04:15 PM
Oh my god that was fudgy incredible. I'm not going to spoil but my god the last few story missions are the best part of the game, they're just amazing ... and I'm not done yet!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 04:31 PM
IT GETS BETTER
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 04, 2017, 04:40 PM
I feel like the tear blast bow is a bit OP against Thunderjaw...I literally killed it in 30-45 seconds lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 05:36 PM
I feel like the tear blast bow is a bit OP against Thunderjaw...I literally killed it in 30-45 seconds lol
Yeah it is. The thunderjaw is one of the easiest enemies in the game, kind of disappointing.

Something to work on for the sequel
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 06:38 PM
And the credits roll... incredible, I'm in awe.

Well done Guerrilla Games, you created my GOTG so far
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 04, 2017, 06:55 PM
I need 2 boar bones to upgrade my resource satchel. Every time I kill a boar i dont get a bone.  I could really do with the ability to hold more resources. Any tips?
yesterday i needed a racooskin for my sharpshooter satchel,   what i ended up doing was finding a wooded area with less machines and use the focus.  ddo a 360 and tag any you find and slaughter them.   it speeds up finding and killing things. and puts a ltle whiye arrow that helps spot them jn deep grass
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 06:57 PM
For those curious, I finished after 27 hours and 35 minutes on 61.5% game completion at level 42 :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 07:01 PM
So for those of you that don't know. Once you finish the final quest it puts you back to just before it and you can replay the final quest as many times as you want.

There's no miss-able trophies.

Now for 100% completion and the platinum! I know what I have to do, seems quite easy :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 04, 2017, 07:21 PM
So for those of you that don't know. Once you finish the final quest it puts you back to just before it and you can replay the final quest as many times as you want.

There's no miss-able trophies.

Now for 100% completion and the platinum! I know what I have to do, seems quite easy :D
That's really good!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 07:56 PM
That's really good!
Yeah, you get shame tonnes of XP in that final quest too. I think I leveled up twice, so that's about 80,000 XP
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 04, 2017, 08:42 PM
lol i like that in taking my time.  cleared out a few corruption zones.  gonna do a couple mainline missions lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 08:45 PM
lol i like that in taking my time.  cleared out a few corruption zones.  gonna do a couple mainline missions lol
I was planning on taking my time but I found the story so interesting that I just really wanted to find out what happens/ happened in the past
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 04, 2017, 09:13 PM
I was probably one of the most hyped people out there for this game. I knew the combat would be amazing, from watching gameplay and reading impressions, but I expected the story and RPG part to be good and not really stand out.

I guess I was thinking combat would be amazing, story would be good, lore would be great, RPG elements would be good and the open world would be okay.

It turned out that combat was amazing and the RPG elements were good, but the story, lore and open world vastly exceeded my expectations and even my hopes. I thought combat would be the standout part of the game for me but it was actually the lore and the background to the state of the world which will stick in my memory the most.

It's so nice to have a game that you were hyped for exceed what you were hoping it could be. Thank you Guerrilla!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 04, 2017, 10:23 PM
Bought it!

Fifa 17 too lol

Ohh I have to download all of it before I can start playing
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 05, 2017, 12:52 AM
Yeah this is definitly the best open world I've experienced. Every location is so great looking and tells a story.

Who the heck would have expected that from the Killzone devs lol.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 05, 2017, 02:27 AM
Yeah this is definitly the best open world I've experienced. Every location is so great looking and tells a story.

Who the heck would have expected that from the Killzone devs lol.
Yup. Honestly the thing that made this the best open world game for me is the combat.

I know I'm constantly gushing about it but I just can't get over how finally I've played an open world game with amazing combat, and I still have not seen all the big mechs after 20 hours in the game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 05, 2017, 04:08 AM
dang just went to the are that's allllll the way to the left of the world map so I could scale the tsllneck. I did not stay for long but from what I saw that place is dangerous as fudge lmao
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 05, 2017, 04:58 AM
Think I'll be able to buy the game from amazon on tuesday.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 05, 2017, 05:23 AM
dang just went to the are that's allllll the way to the left of the world map so I could scale the tsllneck. I did not stay for long but from what I saw that place is dangerous as fudge lmao
Ha I did the exact same!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 05, 2017, 07:03 AM
Not making a new killzone was the best idea ever.  the team would have been sick of making the same game over and over.  

This has given them a new lease of life.  Maybe develope another killzone now and possibly make it semi open world?  And their next game after can be Horizon 2 to launch on the ps5. That would be an awesome exclusive to push the ps5 and it would have mega hype after the reception Horizon is getting!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 05, 2017, 08:31 AM
Not making a new killzone was the best idea ever.  the team would have been sick of making the same game over and over.  

This has given them a new lease of life.  Maybe develope another killzone now and possibly make it semi open world?  And their next game after can be Horizon 2 to launch on the ps5. That would be an awesome exclusive to push the ps5 and it would have mega hype after the reception Horizon is getting!
naaa. they should just leave killzone behind. its done for. make Horizon 2, and start developing a new IP after it with a small team, while the majority of the studio works on Horizon 3. release Horizon 3 then the new IP.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 05, 2017, 09:52 AM
Yeah this is definitly the best open world I've experienced. Every location is so great looking and tells a story.

Who the heck would have expected that from the Killzone devs lol.
Just imagine what they can do with a sequel, where they do improve the few smalle areas that can still be made better.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 12:29 PM
dang just went to the are that's allllll the way to the left of the world map so I could scale the tsllneck. I did not stay for long but from what I saw that place is dangerous as fudge lmao
Yeah that tallneck was the hardest for me. I remember I had a really close call with a load of big machines looking for me
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 05, 2017, 12:51 PM
Btw. I'm level 23 and I'm not even through the gate that takes you out of the Nora land yet. I do too much side questing. :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 05, 2017, 12:56 PM
Btw. I'm level 23 and I'm not even through the gate that takes you out of the Nora land yet. I do too much side questing. :D
yeah im level 16 or 17 and still i am not out of it yet. though next time i play i am going straight to it to continue the story missions and leave.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 12:57 PM
Btw. I'm level 23 and I'm not even through the gate that takes you out of the Nora land yet. I do too much side questing. :D
I did my usual in an open world of mainly focussing on the main story, but I did more side activities than normal in horizon.

I think Horizon is the only the third open world game that I've wanted to go back and explore the world more in.

yeah im level 16 or 17 and still i am not out of it yet. though next time i play i am going straight to it to continue the story missions and leave.
I think I was around that level when I went to the main area of the map, maybe a little bit over
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 01:12 PM
I think the biggest improvement for the sequel would be a melee combat overhaul, mainly for fighting humans.

I like that in this game the machines are very dangerous at close range, and going in for melee is risky but very rewarding, so I think that dynamic should say. However, I think if human enemies were made into mainly melee encounters that would be a great improvement. They could add more weapons; like axes, spears, maces etc. and instead of human enemies (annoyingly) having mostly bows and then charging at you and elastically hitting you they could have a more fleshed out melee experience.

Currently, human enemies at close range decide they're going to hit you and all you can do is dodge roll away, and often they attack faster so if you go in for melee you have a good chance of taking damage. Instead they could equip human enemies with mostly melee weapons and make it like a proper melee fight (like chivalry or similar, but not as involved). That way you'd get a ranged combat fix with the machines and a melee combat fix with humans and it would be a nice variety.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 05, 2017, 02:36 PM
naaa. they should just leave killzone behind. its done for. make Horizon 2, and start developing a new IP after it with a small team, while the majority of the studio works on Horizon 3. release Horizon 3 then the new IP.
That's a valid argument saying they should leave it behind.  Imo instead of making Horizon 2 make another new Ip that's a futuristic shooter to replace killzone.  And as I said make it semi open world like TLOU.

And then Horizon 2. I don't want them to milk this ip so imo it should be a ps5 title.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 05, 2017, 02:41 PM
They still have that unanswered question as to what happened at the end of Killzone 3...
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 03:41 PM
That's a valid argument saying they should leave it behind.  Imo instead of making Horizon 2 make another new Ip that's a futuristic shooter to replace killzone.  And as I said make it semi open world like TLOU.

And then Horizon 2. I don't want them to milk this ip so imo it should be a ps5 title.  
No way. fudge shooters, GG have proved they make amazing open world third person games. If they don't go straight onto horizon 2 I'd be sad but I'd hope it's a similar game
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 05, 2017, 04:22 PM
How would Horizon 2 work? So much of the joy of this game is discovering how the world works and what happened in the past. Sequel can't have that again.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 04:44 PM
How would Horizon 2 work? So much of the joy of this game is discovering how the world works and what happened in the past. Sequel can't have that again.
Melee combat like I said. Other ideas I have but are a bit spoilery.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Big boss fights. If there&#39;s a machine like the de-activated metal devil which you have a boss fight with in horizon 2, that would be the biggest :o &nbsp;moment of horizon yet.<br><br>Other new epic machines<br><br>There&#39;s an after credits scene which sets up a sequel, slightly.


I do agree though. The best part for me was just that - discovering the history of the world, and that's definitely not something which will be repeated in a sequel. There's so much potential but a sequel could quite easily not be as good as this game :-[
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 04:49 PM
What are people's favourite machines? I have a favourite but its not one which they showed in any media so I'm going to spoiler tag it:

Spoiler for Hidden:
Rockbreaker. Its just so dang fudgy cool and amazing to fight. Its the machine which gave me a massive (amazing) surprise when I first encountered it and it was also the hardest machine to fight first time as well.<br><br>I love that if you (spoiler for fighting it strategy)<br><div style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px"><div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px"><b>Spoiler</b> for <i>Hidden</i>: <input type="button" value="Show" style="width:60px;font-size:10px;margin:0px;padding:0px;" onClick="if (this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display != '') { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = ''; this.value = 'Hide'; } else { this.parentNode.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[1].getElementsByTagName('div')[0].style.display = 'none'; this.value = 'Show'; }"></div><div class="alt2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px; border: 1px inset;"><div style="display: none;">knock off the components on its arms and legs it can&#39;t dig underground anymore and the fight changes completely. Its just amazing. </div></div></div><br><span style="font-size: 1em;" class="bbc_size">Might be my favourite video game enemy ever actually.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 1em;" class="bbc_size">Stormbird is a very close second, I just don&#39;t think its quite as cool :D </span><br>
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 05, 2017, 05:08 PM
Wow, there's a decent difficulty spike after leaving the Nora land, one of the first things I found was one of the big birds, shame was tough.

I still haven't reached Meridian, after playing another couple hours, but the game tells me I have 34% completion. I really need to get back to the story, lol.

Btw. the main thing I'd like to see improved in a sequel are the RPG systems. Leveling up is kinda unsatisfying and the skill tree is a little too straight forward for me as well.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Aura7541 on Mar 05, 2017, 05:08 PM
Not making a new killzone was the best idea ever.  the team would have been sick of making the same game over and over.  

This has given them a new lease of life.  Maybe develope another killzone now and possibly make it semi open world?  And their next game after can be Horizon 2 to launch on the ps5. That would be an awesome exclusive to push the ps5 and it would have mega hype after the reception Horizon is getting!
In theory, Guerrilla rotating between Killzone and Horizon would be a good idea. However, it only works effectively if both IPs are really good, like Uncharted and The Last of Us from Naughty Dog. Killzone is not at that level.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 05, 2017, 05:18 PM
In theory, Guerrilla rotating between Killzone and Horizon would be a good idea. However, it only works effectively if both IPs are really good, like Uncharted and The Last of Us from Naughty Dog. Killzone is not at that level.
Maybe they can take what they learned from Horizon and make Killzone that level?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 05, 2017, 07:09 PM
They still have that unanswered question as to what happened at the end of Killzone 3...
Did you play and beat Shadow Fall? Because if you're referring to what I think you're referring to, that question was answered at the end of Shadow Fall.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 05, 2017, 07:17 PM
well im like level 27 now lol ive done a little bit more story but also alot of exploring.  got myself purple armor and both my bows are purple lol  got into carja territory last night and decided to head to the far left n grab thar tall neck.  i then decided to do the zeta cauldron not to far away..

Spoiler for Hidden:
then found myself fighting a thunderjaw. &nbsp;blasted off its weapons, tied that iced down and killed him with his guna lol


i think if i had 1 complaint,  it would be how close the camera is to her. makes it hard to see sometimes.

also the golden fast travel is way to cheap.. for what it is it should be more expensive and harder to obtain.  the first time i saw it in a shop. i already have far and anove what i needed for it lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 05, 2017, 07:25 PM
In theory, Guerrilla rotating between Killzone and Horizon would be a good idea. However, it only works effectively if both IPs are really good, like Uncharted and The Last of Us from Naughty Dog. Killzone is not at that level.
Three things hurt Killzone: Shadow Fall. Bad writing, rushed campaign design (launch title), and subpar multiplayer by current standards. Guerrilla has now seen first hand just how important a good writer is for the story. Not that they didn't know that before, but rather, that they have seen the difference between the kind of people they had writing for them before Horizon and now after. They also have more than enough examples of successful multiplayer formulas to pick and choose from. Giving something your own design is nice, but not when it clearly sacrifices fun to be different and Shadow Fall's felt like a watered down version of the multiplayer from its previous two games. Shadow Fall's campaign lacked a lot of the neat gameplay moments found in Killzone 2 and Killzone 3. Not the least of which was a significant lack of vehicle segments and "check out this awesome gun" moments. I actually would have a lot of faith in Guerrilla to make another Killzone and have it be awesome this time. I just don't think they're going to, though. Horizon is now their new baby and they seem like they're really thrilled about it.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 05, 2017, 07:27 PM
Spoilers for a side mission you can get from the Ruins in the beginning area.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Has anyone done the side mission Ancient Armory yet? You have to get 2 power cells. You can get 1 power cell in the ruins from the beginning of the game, but I have no idea where the second one is.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 05, 2017, 07:41 PM
Spoilers for a side mission you can get from the Ruins in the beginning area.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Has anyone done the side mission Ancient Armory yet? You have to get 2 power cells. You can get 1 power cell in the ruins from the beginning of the game, but I have no idea where the second one is.

I don't remember where I picked up #2. Spoilers for the next section of that mission.

Spoiler for Hidden:
I have 2 out of three of the next power cells. Not sure if I missed one or if it&#39;s coming up.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 05, 2017, 07:43 PM
Did you play and beat Shadow Fall? Because if you're referring to what I think you're referring to, that question was answered at the end of Shadow Fall.
I was talking about this -


I tried to play Shadow Fall but I just couldn't get into it...If they did answer as to who that was in shadow fall I'll have to google it.

Guys do all the Hunter Lodge for some cool BIS weapons....

I'm around 30 hours in lv 43. I feel like I've done too much side stuff lmao. Still like halfway through the story I'm guessing and almost max level.

Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 07:53 PM
Spoilers for a side mission you can get from the Ruins in the beginning area.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Has anyone done the side mission Ancient Armory yet? You have to get 2 power cells. You can get 1 power cell in the ruins from the beginning of the game, but I have no idea where the second one is.

I looked up the locations. They're in random places on the map, you'd be super lucky to find them all on your own. There's two in the Nora area at the start and 3 in story mission zones later in the game.

That armour is insane though. It's basically god mode. Finish the story before you get it, otherwise there's no challenge
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 05, 2017, 07:59 PM
How would Horizon 2 work? So much of the joy of this game is discovering how the world works and what happened in the past. Sequel can't have that again.
Leaving the lands we currently know and going to a new place would be a start. There is a shame load of lost history between the events from long ago and where we are today. There could be plenty to discover. Other stories to be told. The ancient history is not the only interesting and even mystifying story that you could tell. The refinement of what exists in this game could easily make up for the lack of wonder, too.

I was talking about this -


I tried to play Shadow Fall but I just couldn't get into it...If they did answer as to who that was in shadow fall I'll have to google it.

Guys do all the Hunter Lodge for some cool BIS weapons....

I'm around 30 hours in lv 43. I feel like I've done too much side stuff lmao. Still like halfway through the story I'm guessing and almost max level.


Yes. The ending of Killzone 3 was answered at the end of Shadow Fall.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 05, 2017, 09:31 PM
Just realized I have 13000 metal shards lmao....

Going through the hunters lodge side quest and I gotta say it's really well done. It's not just a one part quest where you do something and boom it's over. I think I've been spending at least an hour on a side quest lol. The story is pretty well told as well
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 05, 2017, 09:49 PM
Spoilers for a machine type.

Spoiler for Hidden:
How the fudge do you defeat a rockbreaker? &nbsp;I did all right, but I get around halfway to beating it and I die. &nbsp;I just saw it&#39;s weakness is freeze. So I&#39;ll try and defeat one next time I open up the game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 05, 2017, 09:53 PM
Spoilers for a machine type.

Spoiler for Hidden:
How the fudge do you defeat a rockbreaker?  I did all right, but I get around halfway to beating it and I die.  I just saw it's weakness is freeze. So I'll try and defeat one next time I open up the game.

Spoiler for Hidden:
They have this one part on the back of its body that&#39;s super weak, ideally you freeze the machine and then focus on that part.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 05, 2017, 09:55 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
They have this one part on the back of its body that's super weak, ideally you freeze the machine and then focus on that part.

Alright I'll have to scan it's body before going into it.  
Spoiler for Hidden:
I went down into a quarry for a side mission and I have to fight it so it was spur of the moment. lol. &nbsp;I&#39;ve came up to one before but didn&#39;t try and kill it yet.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 05, 2017, 10:01 PM
Alright I'll have to scan it's body before going into it.  
Spoiler for Hidden:
I went down into a quarry for a side mission and I have to fight it so it was spur of the moment. lol.  I've came up to one before but didn't try and kill it yet.

Yeah, I did that part earlier it was pretty hard. :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 05, 2017, 10:02 PM
I'm at 20 hours and 39% and level 23 I think

Gonna do 1 or 2 story missions tonight I think. These side missions are so good I can't stop doing them.

fudge I love bandit camps too!!  So fun trying to lure them out and silent kill them.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 05, 2017, 11:26 PM
Spoilers for a machine type.

Spoiler for Hidden:
How the fudge do you defeat a rockbreaker?  I did all right, but I get around halfway to beating it and I die.  I just saw it's weakness is freeze. So I'll try and defeat one next time I open up the game.

Spoiler for Hidden:
I did that quarry quest before and it killed me twice before I got it.<br><br>Detach its arms and it can&#39;t dig. Then detach its pouch thing and all it can do is charge. Easy fight


Just realized I have 13000 metal shards lmao....

Going through the hunters lodge side quest and I gotta say it's really well done. It's not just a one part quest where you do something and boom it's over. I think I've been spending at least an hour on a side quest lol. The story is pretty well told as well
Yep that's my favourite side quest in the game. Very interesting story, well built characters and a great, hard fight at the end
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 06, 2017, 01:26 AM
I don't know how to embed videos but I just noticed the mounts match your running speed so you never have to stop to get on!

https://gfycat.com/HopefulPrestigiousKookaburra


aaaalso I have a fudgy intense fight against 3 Sawtooths...shame had my heart racing at the end lol



Can anyone tell me how the framerate stays so stable during this whole thing? Seriously at :37 in the vid that shame should have caused a huge fps drop lmao...So good
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 02:28 AM
Yeah the mounts are really well implemented. I love that chargers knock over small trees.

I can't wait for one of you guys to finish the main quest so I can talk to you about it!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 06, 2017, 02:53 AM
Yeah the mounts are really well implemented. I love that chargers knock over small trees.

I can't wait for one of you guys to finish the main quest so I can talk to you about it!
I'm almost there. I'm level 37 and 60% completed. So far not really sure what you're loving about the story lol.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 03:02 AM
I'm almost there. I'm level 37 and 60% completed. So far not really sure what you're loving about the story lol.
What part are you up to?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 06, 2017, 03:08 AM
What part are you up to?
Don't tell me how much I have left:

Spoiler for Hidden:
My last story mission was going to the bunker on the top right of the map.


Also I have a glitched side quest that won't end. It's the one about the stolen spear. Don't think there's a way to fix it. My quest log includes a bunch of empty space and talking to Raven doesn't check it off.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 06, 2017, 03:22 AM
Don't tell me how much I have left:

Spoiler for Hidden:
My last story mission was going to the bunker on the top right of the map.


Also I have a glitched side quest that won't end. It's the one about the stolen spear. Don't think there's a way to fix it. My quest log includes a bunch of empty space and talking to Raven doesn't check it off.
That's my next mission.  The mission before is where I got really intrigued because you learn so much
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 03:37 AM
Don't tell me how much I have left:

Spoiler for Hidden:
My last story mission was going to the bunker on the top right of the map.


Also I have a glitched side quest that won't end. It's the one about the stolen spear. Don't think there's a way to fix it. My quest log includes a bunch of empty space and talking to Raven doesn't check it off.
Huh, does the intrigue of past events not interest you? I was completely hooked by that point.

That's my next mission.  The mission before is where I got really intrigued because you learn so much
It was a bit before that for me.

Its such a great backstory though isn't it :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 06, 2017, 03:38 AM
 level 29.  havent touched the story in a while lol got all the tallnecks done and the cauldrons. im having to much fun finishing all the extra stff on the maps lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 06, 2017, 03:50 AM
level 29.  havent touched the story in a while lol got all the tallnecks done and the cauldrons. im having to much fun finishing all the extra stff on the maps lol
Same... I played for a good 4-5 hours and didn't touch the main story mission.

Finished all cauldrons and finished hunters lodge storyline
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 06, 2017, 05:18 AM
Wow, there's a decent difficulty spike after leaving the Nora land, one of the first things I found was one of the big birds, shame was tough.

I still haven't reached Meridian, after playing another couple hours, but the game tells me I have 34% completion. I really need to get back to the story, lol.

Btw. the main thing I'd like to see improved in a sequel are the RPG systems. Leveling up is kinda unsatisfying and the skill tree is a little too straight forward for me as well.
I did it arsenal ways.  I went straight to meridian asap and skipped loads of Nora stuff back home. I was out of my depth in the meridian landscape.  Did a few things but headed back to do loads of the Nora stuff I missed which I'm really enjoying.  This game is so good!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 06, 2017, 05:19 AM
In theory, Guerrilla rotating between Killzone and Horizon would be a good idea. However, it only works effectively if both IPs are really good, like Uncharted and The Last of Us from Naughty Dog. Killzone is not at that level.
Which is why I suggested a new shooter ip instead of killzone


________________________________________________


So I'm a ps4 pro owner with a 1080p screen. I've got two graphical options I can select. 

"Favor performance" and "Favor Resolution". 

So favor performance apparently locks the frame rate pretty perfectly with enhanced graphical features.  But the frame rate isn't a big deal because even when rendered at 4k it's pretty stable.  So the only advantage really is the enhanced graphical features.  What exactly does it enhance? 

Now favor resolution keeps the SSAA which the other mode does not.  How much of a benefit is SSAA? 

Basically I see this as a SSAA vs Graphical enhancements.  I just don't know which is better.  Any advice is much appreciated!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 06, 2017, 06:48 AM
Huh, does the intrigue of past events not interest you? I was completely hooked by that point.
It was a bit before that for me.

Its such a great backstory though isn't it :o
I really love learning the lore and backstory but I've read every single text document so far and more or less already knew how the "end" came about.

Spoiler for Hidden:
I want to learn more about Zero Dawn and Hades but it feels like the answers will just be &quot;oh ok I expected something like that&quot; things.


Plus I wouldn't consider lore as story. The actual story played out in game feels pretty average and after 47 hours in the game I'm really getting tired of the lack of cut scenes. Almost all story has just been one on one rpg talking.


I love so much of this game but I'm starting to dislike a lot about it too.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 06, 2017, 08:12 AM
Completed the main story after 40 hours and 23 minutes with 63.9% of the game completed. My level is 42 after the experience from completing it. I love this game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 06, 2017, 08:30 AM
im level 33 right now,   after 25hours.   1 corrupted zone left, the highest level one.   40 something completion.  Ive got alot of quests and side quests to do lol

Spoiler for Hidden:
The last one i did, level 32 zone, &nbsp;2 of those rockbreakers, plus they are corrupted! &nbsp;i wasnt sure how the fudge i was gonna pull it off, &nbsp;I started running back to the river with the thought it couldnt get me in water.. &nbsp; What ended up happening though was it got the attention of 4 snapmaws, some watchers and a long legs. &nbsp;so i stood back and let them brawl it out while i shot as many fire arrows as i could while the were above ground. &nbsp;ended up getting both, then finished off the weakned snapmaws lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 06, 2017, 08:52 AM
im level 33 right now,   after 25hours.   1 corrupted zone left, the highest level one.   40 something completion.  Ive got alot of quests and side quests to do lol

Spoiler for Hidden:
The last one i did, level 32 zone,  2 of those rockbreakers, plus they are corrupted!  i wasnt sure how the fudge i was gonna pull it off,  I started running back to the river with the thought it couldnt get me in water..   What ended up happening though was it got the attention of 4 snapmaws, some watchers and a long legs.  so i stood back and let them brawl it out while i shot as many fire arrows as i could while the were above ground.  ended up getting both, then finished off the weakned snapmaws lol

Spoiler for Hidden:
LOL for that corrupted section I just stood on top of a rock and killed them that way. I would move out of the way for their missile attack. It was extremely easy but also felt very cheap at the same time.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 06, 2017, 09:41 AM
What are people's favourite machines? I have a favourite but its not one which they showed in any media so I'm going to spoiler tag it:

Spoiler for Hidden:
Rockbreaker. Its just so dang fudgy cool and amazing to fight. Its the machine which gave me a massive (amazing) surprise when I first encountered it and it was also the hardest machine to fight first time as well.

I love that if you (spoiler for fighting it strategy)
Spoiler for Hidden:
knock off the components on its arms and legs it can't dig underground anymore and the fight changes completely. Its just amazing.

Might be my favourite video game enemy ever actually.

Stormbird is a very close second, I just don't think its quite as cool :D

so far mine would be the stormbird. holly fudgy shame fudge. i left the land of the nora for the first time and decided to go explore, i found one and it quickly tore me a new bumb lol. then i went on an epic battle against it, i think it took me at least 15 minutes. it was one of the most epic battles i ever had. almost all my health resources at the end were depleted, and i went through a huge chunk of my weapons/ammo resources as well. all at the for some fudgy AI hunters to come and kill it for me when it had very little health and i took down so much armor off of it. but it was an epic battle. loved it.

the thunderjaw is great, i fought the same one twice and died both times, but the storm bird is a very different thing to fight because its flying most of the time, so its a really unique experience. plus, that melee drop attack? run for your fudgy life....
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 06, 2017, 11:20 AM
Which is why I suggested a new shooter ip instead of killzone


________________________________________________


So I'm a ps4 pro owner with a 1080p screen. I've got two graphical options I can select.  
 
"Favor performance" and "Favor Resolution".  
 
So favor performance apparently locks the frame rate pretty perfectly with enhanced graphical features.  But the frame rate isn't a big deal because even when rendered at 4k it's pretty stable.  So the only advantage really is the enhanced graphical features.  What exactly does it enhance?  
 
Now favor resolution keeps the SSAA which the other mode does not.  How much of a benefit is SSAA?  
 
Basically I see this as a SSAA vs Graphical enhancements.  I just don't know which is better.  Any advice is much appreciated!
Use favor resolution!

Horizon is a technical masterpiece on PS4 and Pro • Eurogamer.net (https://www.google.is/amp/www.eurogamer.net/amp/digitalfoundry-2017-horizon-zero-dawn-ps4-pro-performance-analysis)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 06, 2017, 04:43 PM
By the way, the post-credits scene not only had me in tears (just a little) but it's also an ominous setup for a sequel.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 04:55 PM
By the way, the post-credits scene not only had me in tears (just a little) but it's also an ominous setup for a sequel.
The post credits scene had you in tears? Do you not mean the pre credits scene? If so, I agree. It was beautiful, fantastic writing.

The post credits scene is an ominous sequel setup though yeah. I'm not sure I like it being there, or at least they could have perhaps done it a bit better.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 06, 2017, 05:09 PM
The post credits scene had you in tears? Do you not mean the pre credits scene? If so, I agree. It was beautiful, fantastic writing.

The post credits scene is an ominous sequel setup though yeah. I'm not sure I like it being there, or at least they could have perhaps done it a bit better.
It was 3 in the morning for me when I beat it. Couldn't remember if those two scenes happened back to back or one happened pre and the other post. Either way, sounds like you know what I meant.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 05:21 PM
It was 3 in the morning for me when I beat it. Couldn't remember if those two scenes happened back to back or one happened pre and the other post. Either way, sounds like you know what I meant.
Yeah I just wanted to make sure :P

Spoiler for Hidden:
Definitely the game&#39;s most emotional moment.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 06, 2017, 05:36 PM
Yeah I just wanted to make sure :P

Spoiler for Hidden:
Definitely the game's most emotional moment.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Aloy&#39;s face when she knew for sure it was Sobeck she had found... unbelievable. I was instantly in tears for her. Finding both her mother and herself from hundreds of years ago, sitting there at what was left of her home as she died alone after having put everything she had into saving us. Aloy, after all those years and all that fighting and heartache, found what she had been looking for. An end and a beginning all at once. Now she has to walk in the shoes of Sobeck as a living legacy of perhaps the most important person who ever existed. Fulfilling Sobeck&#39;s dream of a daughter who would change the world.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 06, 2017, 05:49 PM
Holy fudge. Combat is intense from the get go. You really feel like you have to use strategy to kill machines
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 05:54 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
Aloy's face when she knew for sure it was Sobeck she had found... unbelievable. I was instantly in tears for her. Finding both her mother and herself from hundreds of years ago, sitting there at what was left of her home as she died alone after having put everything she had into saving us. Aloy, after all those years and all that fighting and heartache, found what she had been looking for. An end and a beginning all at once. Now she has to walk in the shoes of Sobeck as a living legacy of perhaps the most important person who ever existed. Fulfilling Sobeck's dream of a daughter who would change the world.

Spoiler for Hidden:
I know. I felt so bad for Aloy but what really got me was Elisabet describing what she would want her daughter to be and it perfectly describing Aloy. Such an excellent idea and perfectly executed.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 06, 2017, 07:35 PM
Holy fudge. Combat is intense from the get go. You really feel like you have to use strategy to kill machines
Yup I absolutely love the combat. It's awesome breaking off parts from the larger machines.

Also it's crazy how destructable everything is. The world feels super solid and then a machine just breaks through.

Btw the game has 3d bees flying around. Crazy
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 06, 2017, 07:51 PM
^that reminds me has anyone gotten up close to the fireflies in photomode?  I assume if the bees are models then the fireflies are. 
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 06, 2017, 07:57 PM
Yooo I'm famous

In Horizon, Your Mount Matches Your Running Speed So You Can Get On Without Stopping : gaming (https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/5xqds0/in_horizon_your_mount_matches_your_running_speed/)

Not really but I thought it was cool how quick this small thread I made on Reddit caught on...
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 08:13 PM
Yup I absolutely love the combat. It's awesome breaking off parts from the larger machines.

Also it's crazy how destructable everything is. The world feels super solid and then a machine just breaks through.

Btw the game has 3d bees flying around. Crazy
Breaking off components its so incredibly satisfying. Its the most satisfying combat in a video game ever, for me. Nothing beats stripping a machine bare and leaving it with just its body, and after being this incredible fighting beast all it can do is charge and melee you :D

Its hilarious when you're hiding behind a rock and a machine just goes "fudge you" and charges straight through it
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 06, 2017, 09:21 PM
I'm seriously addicted to this game. Holly hell am i loving the gameplay. It's utterly fantastic. 21:45 hours in this game so far, and I have SO much left to do and explore.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 06, 2017, 09:39 PM
I'm seriously addicted to this game. Holly hell am i loving the gameplay. It's utterly fantastic. 21:45 hours in this game so far, and I have SO much left to do and explore.
Where did you guys find a playtime counter? I haven't found one yet.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 06, 2017, 09:41 PM
Where did you guys find a playtime counter? I haven't found one yet.
When you go to do a manual save at a campfire it will have it on the info.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 06, 2017, 09:53 PM
When you go to do a manual save at a campfire it will have it on the info.
Ah ok, yeah I haven't manually saved in this game yet.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 06, 2017, 10:14 PM
Ah ok, yeah I haven't manually saved in this game yet.
Just press load game, and it will show you on your file.

I don't know how xev finished his play through at 27~ hours lol. I'm completely going to obliterate that lol. Maybe because I barely use fast travel and prefer to travel on foot when exploring a new location. But still.... This game is going to take me at least 50 hours based on how things are going lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 10:51 PM
^^ yeah just press load game and you can see your playtime straight away.

I don't know how xev finished his play through at 27~ hours lol. I'm completely going to obliterate that lol. Maybe because I barely use fast travel and prefer to travel on foot when exploring a new location. But still.... This game is going to take me at least 50 hours based on how things are going lol
I don't spend any time just wondering around with no aim. That applies to any game ever. I'm always doing something. Be it a side quest or main quest, finding a collectible etc.

So I levelled up quickly and mainly focused on the main story. I think I finished on about 8 side quests and 5 errands completed, I had barely any collectibles and had only done 2 hunting lodges. I'm doing all that after finishing the story.

I'm up to 35 hours now, with doing side content after the game but I think it'll only take me about 5 more hours to get the plat. After that though I'll finish up all the quests and it might take me past 45 hours
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 06, 2017, 11:00 PM
^that reminds me has anyone gotten up close to the fireflies in photomode?  I assume if the bees are models then the fireflies are.  
Nah they are just lights.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 06, 2017, 11:10 PM
Nah they are just lights.
well shame!!  that sucks
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 11:19 PM
Just went back to Uncharted 4 for a bit.

This game definitely looks better. God dang
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 06, 2017, 11:29 PM
Just went back to Uncharted 4 for a bit.

This game definitely looks better. God dang
There is some weird stuff though in Horizon. It's got better highs but also lower lows.

Like hair flickering, objects disappearing in cutscenes just before the camera changes.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 06, 2017, 11:41 PM
There is some weird stuff though in Horizon. It's got better highs but also lower lows.

Like hair flickering, objects disappearing in cutscenes just before the camera changes.
Yeah that's true. I've never seen an open world game where this doesn't happen though. Its pretty much unavoidable.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 06, 2017, 11:45 PM
Yeah that's true. I've never seen an open world game where this doesn't happen though. Its pretty much unavoidable.
Indubitably. But it's amazing how good it looks considering it's open world!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 07, 2017, 02:30 AM
Terrible screenshot (lol) but anyway, there it is:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6SC535XEAAaJbP.jpg:large)
Plat achieved after 38 hours and 52 minutes game time.

What a wonderful journey! Still over 10% of the game left to complete though.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 07, 2017, 03:52 AM
Horizon is currently #2 trending on facebook in the UK. That's pretty awesome
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 07, 2017, 04:31 AM
Terrible screenshot (lol) but anyway, there it is:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6SC535XEAAaJbP.jpg:large)
Plat achieved after 38 hours and 52 minutes game time.

What a wonderful journey! Still over 10% of the game left to complete though.
What was your last trophy?

I'm at 55 hours and I keep getting distracted exploring the world.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 07, 2017, 05:35 AM
In level 49 with 63% game completion in around 30 hour play time.

The side quests are so well thought out. I have no idea if I've just gotten lucky and have played all the good ones but dang they're extremely well done.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 07, 2017, 05:53 AM
37%. 25 hours in.  Can't get enough.  Don't want it to end!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 07, 2017, 06:12 AM
all corruption zones done. now im going through as many side missions as i can find.  i think im still pretty early in the main  quests. it would be cool if i can get the plat at the same time as game completion
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 07, 2017, 10:28 AM
^^ yeah just press load game and you can see your playtime straight away.
I don't spend any time just wondering around with no aim. That applies to any game ever. I'm always doing something. Be it a side quest or main quest, finding a collectible etc.

So I levelled up quickly and mainly focused on the main story. I think I finished on about 8 side quests and 5 errands completed, I had barely any collectibles and had only done 2 hunting lodges. I'm doing all that after finishing the story.

I'm up to 35 hours now, with doing side content after the game but I think it'll only take me about 5 more hours to get the plat. After that though I'll finish up all the quests and it might take me past 45 hours
this is a spoiler free rant, for anybody who is interested lol.


i like to create my own "journeys" in open world games, at least the interesting ones. where i mark up a place i want to go, and just head there, either on foot or on a mount. and what ever happens to me happens. in the witcher this usually got a detour with me finding a side mission and me taking it, and doing random stuff around the map. in Horizon i decided to go on foot for exploring, it takes more time but it makes things more interesting. if i see an interesting location in the distance i decide to head to it or i have a mission marker thats either a side/errand mission thats far away, and instead of fast traveling or going by mount, i go by foot, what happens next in unknown lol. i like finding new types of machines, and engaging with them, or even trying to avoid them, if i find a new side mission i take it on or at least just accept it and leave it for later, or get in an epic battle with a huge machine like the birdstorm or thunderjaw. and in the end my self made journey has a lot of things happening to it, and at times i dont even reach my destination and end up doing something else.

like my journey when i headed towards maridian. (dont know if i spelled it right). i was really far away, but decided i should go by foot. i reached the tallneck site thats by the lake in the dessert if you remember it, snapmaw's were all around the lake and i decided not to engage, so i wanted to go around the lake, only for those little dog bird machines to attack me. i think it was the first time i engage with them so it was a good fight. i got rid of them and continued on my way. i saw some machines, i think they are called tramplers, forgot, but they were big and i still hadnt fought them yet, and i think there was also some of those wolf like machines (not the big sawtooth, but the smaller ones), so yeah, fudge that i stealthed my way passed them.

i reached across the lake and headed towards maridian, too many machines where there and i was caught, i think by some longlegs, and fudgy hell, shame went down, this game throws everything it has got on you, so watchers and those wolfish machines were at me, and i iced up, i died. it spawned me back, on the lake near the tallneck, but it spawned me on a small island on the lake, and snapmaw's where all over, holly fudge! they were on too me quick and i ran for safety and got away, i was back at the place where i fought the small bird like machines, so i decided to go the same route as i did before. i tried to avoid the bird machines but couldnt, but i took them down quick this time. i went past the lack, and avoided the machines that killed me, but i noticed something on the right, it was like a town or something, i decided to head towards it, as i was going, i saw my first thunderjaw, and man, i was aching for some thunderjaw action since E3 2015.

i decided to head to the town first, see whats up there, stash up on some new equipment and resources because my resources were a bit low due to my journey and what gaming i did before it. (not long before it i had an epic fight with a stormbird). and i headed to the thunderjaw. i decided to not set up much traps and be sneaky and to go at it "head on" because i didnt want the fight to be easy and over quick, i wanted it to be "fair". the thunderjaw tore me a new one, it completely annihilated me. i spawned back at the small town where i was before and headed back at it again. this time i put more traps, but not enough, and it destroyed me again, both times other machines iced with me too, to make things harder. it was late at night at that time, so i decided ill continue the next day. the day after i was going to forget the thunderjaw, and head to maridian because the thunderajaw was too strong. but when i started playing and opened the game.... fudge it... that thunderjaw needs to go down... i headed towards it the third time. my choice of weapons was the hunter bow, the trip cast, the rattler, and the ropecaster. i set up traps and mines, more so then i did before, i knew how to fight it more, and it was go time. and epic battle ensued. and i emerged victorious. im not sure if other machines attacked me during as well, i think so, but i forgot. doesnt matter though. that marked up the end of this particular "journey". i headed back to the small town, stocked up and headed on my way.

i decided to not go to maridian after all, but to continue a side mission i had before that was far away, and that marked the start of another journey for me.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 07, 2017, 12:07 PM
What was your last trophy?

I'm at 55 hours and I keep getting distracted exploring the world.
It was all allies joined. I missed that the first time I played the final mission, so I finished everything else up and then started the final mission again for that trophy.

@Banana I can never really do that in games. I had a similar experience to you with the tallneck, it was one of the first things I did on the west side of the map (before I went to meridian) except I was stealthing around there to get the tallneck and then do the cauldron

Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 07, 2017, 06:08 PM
Hotfix just released reducing thunderjaw disc launcher ammo from 12 to 8. So effectively you can deal ~2000 damage less with their disc launchers now.

That should make thunderjaws a bit more challenging
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 07, 2017, 10:07 PM
Hotfix just released reducing thunderjaw disc launcher ammo from 12 to 8. So effectively you can deal ~2000 damage less with their disc launchers now.

That should make thunderjaws a bit more challenging
That's good. I think they shouldn't make it so it drops 100% of the time to be honest...Like maybe sometimes you damage it too much and it breaks or something. The Thunderjaw is just too easy to kill..

If you apply freeze to it which increases damage, the Disc Launcher just melts right threw it.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 07, 2017, 10:32 PM
Ordered from Amazon.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 07, 2017, 10:38 PM
That's good. I think they shouldn't make it so it drops 100% of the time to be honest...Like maybe sometimes you damage it too much and it breaks or something. The Thunderjaw is just too easy to kill..

If you apply freeze to it which increases damage, the Disc Launcher just melts right threw it.
Yeah, freezing is very OP. I just tried fighting it without tearblast arrows, with the hotfix and it was actually a decent challenge.

Also I never used the blast sling before I got the platinum, don't really know why. I'm trying it now instead of the sharpshooter bow and its amazing. I wish I used it before. Its just great fun to use


Ordered from Amazon.  
Yay!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Ludicrous Speed on Mar 07, 2017, 11:50 PM
Bought it this morning. Was debating buying this and Zelda at Target and getting a free third game, but I decided against buying two open world SP games. I'll beat Horizon and trade it in towards Zelda. Horizon seems to be the shorter game so I went Horizon first.

Very impressed so far. Opening section was great. I've done a couple main missions and one side quest helping some girl get a spear back. Only have one  observation and a complaint so far. First, holy crud Aloys head as a kid is like monstrously huge. It is jarring. Looks way more natural as older Aloy. The complaint, NPCs and Aloy won't shut the heck up. Aloy talks constantly, which is fine but only a few hours in I'm already hearing the same stuff again and again. And that side mission where I helped a girl she screamed over and over while I'm trying to kill 4 watchers. Hopefully that gets better.

Seems there is tons of potential for a great story and lore here though.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 08, 2017, 12:17 AM
Man, I remember I thought watchers were hard at first    :o
Now they're a breeze
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 08, 2017, 12:56 AM
Bought it this morning. Was debating buying this and Zelda at Target and getting a free third game, but I decided against buying two open world SP games. I'll beat Horizon and trade it in towards Zelda. Horizon seems to be the shorter game so I went Horizon first.

Very impressed so far. Opening section was great. I've done a couple main missions and one side quest helping some girl get a spear back. Only have one  observation and a complaint so far. First, holy crud Aloys head as a kid is like monstrously huge. It is jarring. Looks way more natural as older Aloy. The complaint, NPCs and Aloy won't shut the heck up. Aloy talks constantly, which is fine but only a few hours in I'm already hearing the same stuff again and again. And that side mission where I helped a girl she screamed over and over while I'm trying to kill 4 watchers. Hopefully that gets better.

Seems there is tons of potential for a great story and lore here though.
I feel like they legit forgot to shrink her head. I find it hard to believe the devs saw it in the final game and thought yeah her head looks fine.

The proportions are very off lol. Thankfully you don't play young Aloy for that long.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 08, 2017, 01:09 AM
I'm already hearing the same stuff again and again
For NPCs? That was one of the things I was really impressed with them avoiding. I didn't try talking to every single person but I was 20 hours in before I heard a repeat.

I love stopping and listening to people talk.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 08, 2017, 01:25 AM
Man, I remember I thought watchers were hard at first    :o
Now they're a breeze
Haha yeah I was the same.  Still haven't killed all the machines but most are fairly easy after a while and you learn all their weak spots.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 08, 2017, 01:28 AM
Man, I remember I thought watchers were hard at first    :o
Now they're a breeze
Its funny to think back to my first few encounters when I was super scared of Striders and Watchers ;D

I think I'm going to replay the game with an almost completely different weapon setup, different armour and I'm going to take my time much more now I know the story. Should be fun.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 08, 2017, 01:33 AM
I feel like they legit forgot to shrink her head. I find it hard to believe the devs saw it in the final game and thought yeah her head looks fine.

The proportions are very off lol. Thankfully you don't play young Aloy for that long.
Wasn't it partly due to her hair being big? Children do have bigger heads proportionally than adults
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 08, 2017, 01:57 AM
I honestly can't see anything wrong with young Aloy's model. Its not like all children have a uniform head size. Her head might be a bit bigger than average for a child but there's nothing wrong with that
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 08, 2017, 04:07 AM
I think I finally did enough side quests to move on with the man story.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 08, 2017, 05:12 AM
Oh ok I'm liking the story a lot.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 08, 2017, 05:34 AM
i find im having a very hard time finding any likeable male NPC's.   they just all have the baby quality where i find them all annoying as heck lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 08, 2017, 06:49 AM
i find im having a very hard time finding any likeable male NPC's.   they just all have the baby quality where i find them all annoying as heck lol
How far are you? I've liked a few of them.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 08, 2017, 11:37 AM
i find im having a very hard time finding any likeable male NPC's.   they just all have the baby quality where i find them all annoying as heck lol
I think the game's designed in a way where a lot of the male NPCs don't like Aloy.

The natural stance of the world is for the other clans to dislike the Nora, so you'd expect most people to not be happy with Aloy's presence. I think female NPCs like her more because they're not used to seeing strong women like her and they respect her.

That being said, I can think of 3 NPCs that are fairly main characters which are great and respect Aloy a lot. I think Guerrilla have done an amazing job with the NPCs to be honest
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 08, 2017, 03:07 PM
Should end up coming on Monday.  

So long to wait. :(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 08, 2017, 05:26 PM
So I hit max character level and I'm not even done the game lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 08, 2017, 09:19 PM
Finished the game. ~70 hours playtime.

Also ended with like 80,000 shards. Really loved the game. Not perfect but so many awesome elements made up for that. Ending was pretty good.


I wish/the game needed way more choice. It allowed you to select a tone to talk in but it hardly ever changed anything. From memory there are literally only two choices that cause different results depending on what you go with.

It would be fine if the game acted like a linear story but instead for the first few hours it feels like you have control of who Alloy is and what she'll do. Really frustrating imo.

Loved the lore and worldbuilding. I collected 100% of everything except the ancient text. Those I missed about half. I will still be thinking about the story for a while since it was really cool.

I'm hyped for a Horizon 2. They knocked it out of the park with their first entry into this genre so I can't imagine how well improved the next could be.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 08, 2017, 11:45 PM
Have people forgotten this is the general horizon thread?



I love this trailer, great showing of the world they've created
I'm going back through watching trailers. I thought this one was horrible lol.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 08, 2017, 11:50 PM
I'm going back through watching trailers. I thought this one was horrible lol.
Horrible? Its weird but I don't see how you can say its horrible
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 08, 2017, 11:53 PM
It's actually interesting, but in terms of trailers or gameplay videos I don't think Horizon ever topped its reveal.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 08, 2017, 11:55 PM
It's actually interesting, but in terms of trailers or gameplay videos I don't think Horizon never topped its reveal.
I agree with this. Its initial reveal was exceptional
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 08, 2017, 11:59 PM
34 hours and 62%  Still got quite a bit of main quests left.  Gonna go through and make sure I get most of the side missions done and do the collectables.  Then go on and finish the story.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 09, 2017, 12:14 AM
Horrible? Its weird but I don't see how you can say its horrible
Yes horrible. The dancing is so stupid and the gameplay itself looks odd with those quick smooth fades. Uncharted 4 trailer did similar and I didn't like it either.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 09, 2017, 12:25 AM
Yes horrible. The dancing is so stupid and the gameplay itself looks odd with those quick smooth fades. Uncharted 4 trailer did similar and I didn't like it either.
Fair enough, it was just there for a bit of fun. They haven't used it for any advertising.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 09, 2017, 12:38 AM
Fair enough, it was just there for a bit of fun. They haven't used it for any advertising.
That was the launch trailer. It wasn't used for advertising?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 09, 2017, 12:41 AM
That was the launch trailer. It wasn't used for advertising?
No. They had a tv spot trailer.



This was the main one. Saw this in the cinema when I went to watch Logan as well



This one is the extended version
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 09, 2017, 02:02 AM
Anyone interested in a spoiler thread for people who've finished it? Was thinking about posting here but that'd be risky imo for very end game stuff.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 09, 2017, 02:11 AM
Anyone interested in a spoiler thread for people who've finished it? Was thinking about posting here but that'd be risky imo for very end game stuff.
I'd like one!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 09, 2017, 06:41 AM
I feel like they legit forgot to shrink her head. I find it hard to believe the devs saw it in the final game and thought yeah her head looks fine.

The proportions are very off lol. Thankfully you don't play young Aloy for that long.
I thought her head was fine. Kids often have big heads when their body is small.

And Legend make a spoiler thread please!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 09, 2017, 06:47 AM
I thought her head was fine. Kids often have big heads when their body is small.

And Legend make a spoiler thread please!
I did!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 09, 2017, 04:59 PM
I did!
Is the thread being in a spoiler tag the reason I can't see it?  ::)

On another note, I'm literally stuck in between a Thunderjaw and a Fire Bellowback.  I'm probably going to take over the Thunderjaw and have it fight the Bellowback for me.  Then kill the weakened Thunderjaw and take his stuff  8)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 09, 2017, 05:14 PM
Is the thread being in a spoiler tag the reason I can't see it?  ::)

On another note, I'm literally stuck in between a Thunderjaw and a Fire Bellowback.  I'm probably going to take over the Thunderjaw and have it fight the Bellowback for me.  Then kill the weakened Thunderjaw and take his stuff  8)
9th from the bottom. 
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 09, 2017, 05:25 PM
Thank you. This game saved me. : horizon (https://www.reddit.com/r/horizon/comments/5ydce2/thank_you_this_game_saved_me/)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Ludicrous Speed on Mar 09, 2017, 05:33 PM
I'm liking the game world and the lore, it's very cool. Combat is a bore though, its way too easy. I was expecting encounters to be something like Big Daddy enemies in Bioshock, intimidating and requiring planning and strategy. Maybe these enemies come later?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 09, 2017, 06:12 PM
Thank you. This game saved me. : horizon (https://www.reddit.com/r/horizon/comments/5ydce2/thank_you_this_game_saved_me/)
That's pretty great!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 09, 2017, 06:47 PM
Man, bellowbacks are tough
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 09, 2017, 06:50 PM
Finally killed a storm bird for the first time yesterday.  fudge THOSE!!  Super cool looking, but my least favorite to fight.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 09, 2017, 09:12 PM
I'm liking the game world and the lore, it's very cool. Combat is a bore though, its way too easy. I was expecting encounters to be something like Big Daddy enemies in Bioshock, intimidating and requiring planning and strategy. Maybe these enemies come later?
I guess it depends your level and how much shock wire you have.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 09, 2017, 10:21 PM
Man, bellowbacks are tough
use a sharpshooter bow with strong tear damage and attack its back or its front bellows.   both can explode after enough dmg to them is done.   if you spam them with fire arrows until the meter fills up they  will spend a second reacting to catching fire, which gives a good chance to aim for those weak spots
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 09, 2017, 11:08 PM
I'm liking the game world and the lore, it's very cool. Combat is a bore though, its way too easy. I was expecting encounters to be something like Big Daddy enemies in Bioshock, intimidating and requiring planning and strategy. Maybe these enemies come later?
Where are you exactly in the game? In the beginning the only real big enemy you face is the ravager, the one you fight at night with Rost. Once you enter Meridian is where I felt like the difficulty ramped up to an 11.

Some of the corruption zones are ridiculously tough.

Man, bellowbacks are tough
Tough, but oh so satisfying to blow up their sacks....The explosive effect when there are enemies nearby it is so awesome.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 09, 2017, 11:09 PM
Where are you exactly in the game? In the beginning the only real big enemy you face is the ravager, the one you fight at night with Rost. Once you enter Meridian is where I felt like the difficulty ramped up to an 11.

Some of the corruption zones are ridiculously tough.
That was a sawtooth not a Ravager, so even easier ;D

Yeah the difficulty goes up smoothly until you cross the border and then BAM the game hits you :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 09, 2017, 11:11 PM
That was a sawtooth not a Ravager, so even easier ;D

Yeah the difficulty goes up smoothly until you cross the border and then BAM the game hits you :D
Yeah you're right. Right before I entered Meridian I was thinking the game was pretty smooth going, then a storm bird was the first enemy I encountered and I swear it took me a good 10 minutes to kill it...Used up all my supplies too.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 09, 2017, 11:30 PM
Yeah you're right. Right before I entered Meridian I was thinking the game was pretty smooth going, then a storm bird was the first enemy I encountered and I swear it took me a good 10 minutes to kill it...Used up all my supplies too.
Thats why I actively avoid stormbirds at all cost.  They just take up too many resources to down even with great gear.

I feel like I hit a glitch with the ancient vessel collectables.  I have a whole set of 4, but for some reason when I go to trade them with a merchant it says I have them all but the little x1 is in red meaning it's not in my inventory.  I don't believe you can sell them or drop them so I'm not sure what happened.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 09, 2017, 11:39 PM
Thats why I actively avoid stormbirds at all cost.  They just take up too many resources to down even with great gear.

I feel like I hit a glitch with the ancient vessel collectables.  I have a whole set of 4, but for some reason when I go to trade them with a merchant it says I have them all but the little x1 is in red meaning it's not in my inventory.  I don't believe you can sell them or drop them so I'm not sure what happened.
Yeah I don't really like fighting stormbirds. They're the hardest enemy in the game for a reason. That's not an easy 'cheat' strategy against them like other machines. Fights with them often just turn into shooting lots of arrows

Well its not like you're missing much anyway. The rewards for the collectibles are terrible.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 09, 2017, 11:41 PM
Yeah I don't really like fighting stormbirds. They're the hardest enemy in the game for a reason. That's not an easy 'cheat' strategy against them like other machines. Fights with them often just turn into shooting lots of arrows

Well its not like you're missing much anyway. The rewards for the collectibles are terrible.
yeah I got some of the rewards for the other ones and didn't like them.  But it was odd cause i don't know where the collectable went in my inventory.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 10, 2017, 12:50 AM
Decided to cancel the Amazon order and bought from Walmart.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 10, 2017, 05:50 PM
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 10, 2017, 05:55 PM

Not bad! I've killed about 100 watchers. So 1.5M sales confirmed!

Actually that doesn't sound too far off
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 10, 2017, 05:58 PM
Man the last mission I just played was so long, but sooo good.  You learn a shame ton about the world before.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 10, 2017, 06:14 PM
Not bad! I've killed about 100 watchers. So 1.5M sales confirmed!

Actually that doesn't sound too far off
I probably killed around 20 Thunderjaws, so 70k sales confirmed :(
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 10, 2017, 06:22 PM
I've killed zero thunderjaws, so endless sales confirmed!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 10, 2017, 06:34 PM
Yeah the thunderjaw figure isn't a good one to use but the watcher kills does show strong sales. I'm guessing the average person won't have killed 100 yet. Then again I would guess it sold more than 1.5m by now
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 10, 2017, 06:35 PM
I probably killed around 20 Thunderjaws, so 70k sales confirmed :(
You can check in the game stats page.

Why are you killing so many!?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 10, 2017, 06:36 PM
You can check in the game stats page.

Why are you killing so many!?
Because they're extremely easy and give great loot, probably.

Thunderjaws are probably the only part of the game that actually disappoints me
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 10, 2017, 06:42 PM
You can check in the game stats page.

Why are you killing so many!?
I farmed them a couple times for their loot.

Edit: Just checked, I'm not quite at 20 after all, killed 14.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 10, 2017, 06:51 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
I&#39;ve killed 159 watchers, 36 grazers, 20 glint hawks, 34 scrappers, but only 4 thunderjaws(dang I could have sworn i&#39;ve done closer to 10)


Some of my machine kills stats.  Put in spoilers just in case someone doesn't know about 1 of more of the machines I listed.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 10, 2017, 07:16 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
I've killed 159 watchers, 36 grazers, 20 glint hawks, 34 scrappers, but only 4 thunderjaws(dang I could have sworn i've done closer to 10)


Some of my machine kills stats.  Put in spoilers just in case someone doesn't know about 1 of more of the machines I listed.
Wow your glint hawk to watcher ratio is so different to mine! I've killed almost as many glint hawks as watchers, they're all over the place!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 10, 2017, 07:20 PM
Wow your glint hawk to watcher ratio is so different to mine! I've killed almost as many glint hawks as watchers, they're all over the place!
Those things were the bane of my existence at lower levels and weaker gear.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 10, 2017, 07:27 PM
Those things were the bane of my existence at lower levels and weaker gear.
The first time I fought one I thought it was crazy and I couldn't imagine fighting more than one.

Spoiler for Hidden:
As soon as I tried fire arrows on them thought, they became easy as fudge
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 10, 2017, 07:29 PM
The first time I fought one I thought it was crazy and I couldn't imagine fighting more than one.

Spoiler for Hidden:
As soon as I tried fire arrows on them thought, they became easy as fudge

Spoiler for Hidden:
I just tear blast their freeze sacs. &nbsp;3 -4 is about the max I can take on at once. &nbsp;Anymore and it would probably get a bit too hectic.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 10, 2017, 07:44 PM
i took some really great shots of this game using photo mode. how can i share them on this site?

also i dont play with anything other than time of day and camera. so the graphics are "pure", they are exactly how the game looks
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 10, 2017, 07:44 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
I just tear blast their freeze sacs.  3 -4 is about the max I can take on at once.  Anymore and it would probably get a bit too hectic.

Spoiler for Hidden:
I don&#39;t use tearblast anymore. Too OP most of the time and annoying when it doesn&#39;t work properly. I can fight loads at once when just spamming fire arrows at them. They&#39;re not a problem at all ;D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 10, 2017, 07:49 PM
i took some really great shots of this game using photo mode. how can i share them on this site?

also i dont play with anything other than time of day and camera. so the graphics are "pure", they are exactly how the game looks
http://imgur.com/ (http://imgur.com/) is what I use. Upload to them and then copy the image to your post.

Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 10, 2017, 09:18 PM
Pretty close to finishing the story.  Gonna do a couple other side quests to do and then I'm gonna finish it off tomorrow.  Then get that 100%!!  Gotta get as much done before Mass Effect.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 10, 2017, 11:49 PM
This game is flipping awesome.  
Haven't gotten very far, but wow.
Sucks I have work and school though. :P
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 11, 2017, 02:50 AM
Think I got to the point where the game starts to open up.

Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>That mother reveal. Lol.&nbsp; <br>I literally laughed when the lady called the robotic voice and the door, the &quot;mother&quot;.&nbsp; <br><br>Really excited. <br>I really want to know what happens/happened.&nbsp; <br>

Don't think I can play till Tuesday though. :P
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 11, 2017, 02:56 AM
Think I got to the point where the game starts to open up.

Spoiler for Hidden:

That mother reveal. Lol.  
I literally laughed when the lady called the robotic voice and the door, the "mother".  

Really excited.
I really want to know what happens/happened.  

Don't think I can play till Tuesday though. :P
Spoiler for Hidden:
Yeah that bit was hilarious. I love that they worship a door


You're hooked! Goooood. Very goooood
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 11, 2017, 02:58 AM
Think I got to the point where the game starts to open up.

Spoiler for Hidden:

That mother reveal. Lol.  
I literally laughed when the lady called the robotic voice and the door, the "mother".  

Really excited.
I really want to know what happens/happened.  

Don't think I can play till Tuesday though. :P
It gets sooo much better!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 11, 2017, 03:05 AM
You guys should start sharing more in the PS4 news feed!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 11, 2017, 03:34 AM
You guys should start sharing more in the PS4 news feed!
HUh? People use that often?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 11, 2017, 03:45 AM
HUh? People use that often?
I literally look at it about twice a year
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 11, 2017, 05:26 AM
i took some really great shots of this game using photo mode. how can i share them on this site?

also i dont play with anything other than time of day and camera. so the graphics are "pure", they are exactly how the game looks
Send them to yourself or someone else as a message attachment on the PS4 messages.

Open the messages app on your phone and download the pictures, connect phone to your pc and then upload images to imgur.

That's what I do for no compressed shots. Also make sure you change your camera settings on the PS4 to PNG and NOT JPG or w.e it's called.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 11, 2017, 09:33 AM
HUh? People use that often?
They updated it with 4.5 so you can share more directly
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Horizon on Mar 11, 2017, 10:42 PM
23 hours in and level 21. I feel I can now give a good assessment of the three pillars that make this game truly great:
 
 The open world: Probably my favourite open world for an RPG bar none. Simply breathtaking it is not superficial, it has lots of depth through its ambiance and the weather effects. The sandstorm blowing through the desert and the wind in the forest add so much to the personality of this world. Absolutely incredible foliage that makes the world feel alive and a pleasant experience to blend into. A ton of diversity with mountains,forests,jungle,deserts,canyons,lakes and so on. A good array of interesting towns and villages to explore depicting each tribe differently and Meridian is also a very cool place. But it is the stories in the world that really adds another layer to the game. Walking through the deserted and destroyed cities,ruins of the old ones and exploring the cauldrons; the sense of wonder and mystery is in so many locations.This is world you want to explore rather than fast travel.
 
 Controlling Aloy and combat: This is not even about how cool of a character she is - which does add to it - but more about the fluidity of combat and traversal of Aloy. The satisfaction you get from shooting the bow and getting a great shot or the delight you feel when you place a set tripwires it comes off. The wry smile that comes across ones face every time performing a silent kill. The sheer joy of rolling and dodging enemies as well as traversing up mountains. The progression tree on the face of it seems boring but most of the skills are very useful and will be beneficial in tougher battles and there will always be a skill you look at and think I could do with that ability.
 
 The machines: Undoubtedly some of the coolest and most unique enemies faced in a game. Each machines is different, they coexist in the world so well and every time you explore the world there is always a constant presence of danger. Even watchers and grazers will give you trouble if you misfire too many arrows. Every time you come across a new machine, I have a palpable feeling of concern and cautiousness to the fight as you never know what weapons or attacks they could inflict on Aloy. Seeing a thunderjaw in the distance in a canyon or a sawtooth prowling in the night and sound of the mechanical feet trudge through a forest is always a heart pounding moment. As the game tells you: respect the machines.
 
 These 3 elements truly make the game special for me. I like the story and I have found some great side quests but I cannot say yet whether it is worth buying the game just for the story yet. Buying it for the world,combat and machines though is worth it.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 11, 2017, 11:40 PM
^^ agree with you completely. It's probably my second favourite open world (GTA V) but it controls amazingly and the machines are probably my favourite video game enemy. Also the story is fantastic
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 12, 2017, 12:00 AM
STory ended pretty strong but I never really felt for Aloy. I cared much more about the world's problems than her problems.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 12, 2017, 12:49 AM
FINAL MISSION!!! Let's Do THIS!!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 12, 2017, 01:15 AM
Finished the game earlier and am only missing one trophy for the platinum, so I'm doing that now. Agree with what Xevross (I believe) said earlier in the thread, human combat is definitely the weakest part of the game, so much that can and imo has to be improved for a sequel.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 12, 2017, 01:36 AM
WOW!!! Great final mission!!

And this music is soooooooo good!  Just listening to it play during the credits is amazing!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 12, 2017, 02:29 AM
just passed the 60% completion mark
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 12, 2017, 03:31 AM
Finished the game earlier and am only missing one trophy for the platinum, so I'm doing that now. Agree with what Xevross (I believe) said earlier in the thread, human combat is definitely the weakest part of the game, so much that can and imo has to be improved for a sequel.
I was doing the revenge mission and before I went out I was just killing people underneath a platform (A.I. wouldn't go down to chase me).  It was hell.  I'd kill 10, 10 just magically spawned.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 12, 2017, 05:47 AM
Beat the game. ~36 hours, 72% completion, lv 50 and around 85% or so trophy completion.

Fantastic game, I'm going to be going for the Platinum next.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 12, 2017, 08:21 AM
up to around 62% now,  16 side quests done and 11 mainline quests, and a whole bunch of errands.  Im a little tempted to get back onto the main story for a bit, as i think ive done all the side quests i can for now..   except the armor and hunters lodge weapons.


I had a blast doing the side quests so far, and laughed alot when i created an akward situation in the middle of a quest when i used override on a machine that i was surprised it would let me  
Spoiler for Hidden:
redmaw lol he just kinda walked around while Talanah just stood there no clue what to do
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 12, 2017, 01:13 PM
im level 31 with 29~ hours of gameplay. yet i am still at the main missions where i need to be level 14~16 or so. yeah... i am loving this game a lot lol.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 12, 2017, 02:57 PM
up to around 62% now,  16 side quests done and 11 mainline quests, and a whole bunch of errands.  Im a little tempted to get back onto the main story for a bit, as i think ive done all the side quests i can for now..   except the armor and hunters lodge weapons.


I had a blast doing the side quests so far, and laughed alot when i created an akward situation in the middle of a quest when i used override on a machine that i was surprised it would let me  
Spoiler for Hidden:
redmaw lol he just kinda walked around while Talanah just stood there no clue what to do

I will say I think you have done most of the side missions.  I've done 18, but I'm not sure if there are more that I just haven't came across.  You still have quite a bit of story missions left.

Just found another errand in the game!! Surprised I came up on it since it was a place I had already been.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 12, 2017, 09:24 PM
lol finally finishing  off the makers end quest,    
Spoiler for Hidden:
&quot;three hundred and fifty thousand. . thats hundreds of years ago&quot;


did i really hear that line correctly?  lol who wrote that.. lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 12, 2017, 09:26 PM
lol finally finishing  off the makers end quest,    
Spoiler for Hidden:
"three hundred and fifty thousand. . thats hundreds of years ago"


did i really hear that line correctly?  lol who wrote that.. lol
Uhh maybe you didn't hear it correctly?

Spoiler for Hidden:
It was 350,000 days
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 12, 2017, 09:34 PM
Uhh maybe you didn't hear it correctly?

Spoiler for Hidden:
It was 350,000 days

ooo that would make alot more sense lol i thought it said years
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 12, 2017, 11:11 PM
ooo that would make alot more sense lol i thought it said years
Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>YEars would have been much cooler but I guess this way they can have only a few generations between each.<br>
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 12, 2017, 11:16 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:

YEars would have been much cooler but I guess this way they can have only a few generations between each.

ya years woulda been badass.. but then also the wildlife would have to be much different.

i liked that quest as it explained alot and sets up lots of questions.  i like that i can now do a few more in a row knowing ive done so much  else.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 13, 2017, 08:53 AM
so can you get new types of weapons by doing those hunter missions? i dont bother with those missions at all honestly.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 13, 2017, 09:13 AM
so can you get new types of weapons by doing those hunter missions? i dont bother with those missions at all honestly.
The trials? Yeah, you get some pretty good weapon do them all and get blazing suns in each.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 13, 2017, 09:18 AM
The trials? Yeah, you get some pretty good weapon do them all and get blazing suns in each.
guess ill have to do them. i never usually touch these types of side quests. but ehhh... im loving customizing and trying new weapons, so ill give it a shot.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 13, 2017, 09:55 AM
guess ill have to do them. i never usually touch these types of side quests. but ehhh... im loving customizing and trying new weapons, so ill give it a shot.  
If you use a guide, it probably won't take you long to get all the blazing suns.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 13, 2017, 10:03 AM
If you use a guide, it probably won't take you long to get all the blazing suns.
thats no fun....
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 13, 2017, 10:12 AM
thats no fun....
Sure, but if you don't know how to do a certain challenge fast after a couple tries it might save you some headaches.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 13, 2017, 11:08 AM
guess ill have to do them. i never usually touch these types of side quests. but ehhh... im loving customizing and trying new weapons, so ill give it a shot.  
The weapons aren't amazing though. They're only slight improvements on their shadow counterparts
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 13, 2017, 12:08 PM
The weapons aren't amazing though. They're only slight improvements on their shadow counterparts
Yeah i figured. But it's fun finding that perfect balance
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 13, 2017, 08:48 PM
GOT THE PLATINUM!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 13, 2017, 09:08 PM
GOT THE PLATINUM!!
Congrats!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 13, 2017, 09:41 PM
Have break next week so you know what that means!  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 14, 2017, 06:54 PM
Saw a wall advertisement for horizon on the tube today. That definitely wasn't there last week. Weird time to be putting up new ads
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 14, 2017, 08:00 PM
Yeah i figured. But it's fun finding that perfect balance
You also unlock a quest after...Which IMO is a very well done quest line.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 14, 2017, 08:46 PM
Have break next week so you know what that means!  
Yes!  You're buying a Switch to play Zelda.
8)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 15, 2017, 03:20 AM
Is it safe to sell items that only have "Sell to merchants"  Stuff like the ancients stuff.  Or do I need those for trade ins for weapons and armours?  I'm full.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 15, 2017, 04:06 AM
Is it safe to sell items that only have "Sell to merchants"  Stuff like the ancients stuff.  Or do I need those for trade ins for weapons and armours?  I'm full.
THe thing on the right is all it's used for. If it only says sell to merchants, then that is the only use for that item.

SEll sell sell!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 15, 2017, 06:02 AM
i find myself selling alot.. up to almost 20k shards
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 15, 2017, 06:27 AM
I Sold everything. Often ran out of stuff for crafting since I just sold it all. Any non purple mod was sold without reading it.

ENded with 80k shards.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 15, 2017, 06:38 AM
40 hours in and 58% complete.  

I don't sell unless I need space.  I've upgraded every capacity pouch so far except for one.  Just need a racoon skin.  

Loving the game and can't get enough.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 15, 2017, 08:59 AM
i had a dream about Horizon the other day. in it aloy dies in one mission and then the protagonist becomes Jennifer lawrence. i was pissed as fudge, because fudge jennifer lawrence, i hate her whiny dog.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 15, 2017, 12:54 PM
i had a dream about Horizon the other day. in it aloy dies in one mission and then the protagonist becomes Jennifer lawrence. i was pissed as fudge, because fudge jennifer lawrence, i hate her whiny dog.
That's actually the plot twist in horizon 2
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 15, 2017, 01:11 PM
That's actually the plot twist in horizon 2
then fudge horizon 2 and fudge jennifer lawrence!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 15, 2017, 01:12 PM
That's actually the plot twist in horizon 2
Like, OMG! Spoiler much?!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 15, 2017, 02:02 PM
I Sold everything. Often ran out of stuff for crafting since I just sold it all. Any non purple mod was sold without reading it.

ENded with 80k shards.
Pretty much what I did with the mods too.  I didn't sell much else but I usually stay around 10k shards.  Now that I have everything I need though i could sell all the machine hearts and lens and stuff.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on Mar 15, 2017, 03:58 PM
I sell everything except the stuff that is used to craft ammo/health potions. Once you've upgraded everything in the crafting section and have bought all the best weapons, there's no point in keeping the other loot you get from killing enemies.

I also sell blue + green modifications because they are not as good as purple.


Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 15, 2017, 04:03 PM
Like, OMG! Spoiler much?!
Yeah.  Jeez Xev.  Ruining these games!!!  
I haven't even finished the first one.  

That's it, I'm out!  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 15, 2017, 06:43 PM
I sell everything except the stuff that is used to craft ammo/health potions. Once you've upgraded everything in the crafting section and have bought all the best weapons, there's no point in keeping the other loot you get from killing enemies.

I also sell blue + green modifications because they are not as good as purple.



Same. Plus you can buy all machine parts in meridian so there's no need to keep any hearts/ lenses
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 15, 2017, 06:52 PM
Same. Plus you can buy all machine parts in meridian so there's no need to keep any hearts/ lenses
SHops overcharge for them though.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 15, 2017, 07:18 PM
SHops overcharge for them though.
But you have 80k shards though...
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 15, 2017, 07:33 PM
SHops overcharge for them though.
As dkk said, you get by far enough shards in the game. I like to just keep my inventory clean
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 15, 2017, 07:33 PM
But you have 80k shards though...
Bernie Sanders was right, the one percent is the worst percent.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 15, 2017, 08:55 PM
But you have 80k shards though...
I was hoping there'd be a trophy or something for reaching 100k.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 15, 2017, 10:15 PM
I was hoping there'd be a trophy or something for reaching 100k.
Is there?  I didn't check the list myself.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 15, 2017, 10:18 PM
Is there?  I didn't check the list myself.
nope
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 16, 2017, 03:31 AM
I've come to the conclusion that Aloy needs Waifu armour.  There also needs to be a panda tentacle bear robo boss.  It'll quadruple sales in Japan.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 16, 2017, 09:53 AM
But you have 80k shards though...
you cant be low on shards, if you dont spend shards.

(https://i.imgflip.com/1k4dbd.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 03:51 AM
any body got tips for the last hunting ground using the ravanger gun?  everytime i try it either takes alot of tearblast to get it off,  then when it does come off it i can never even find the dang thing

nvm just got it.   i havent enjoyed this hunting ground as much as the first few


im running into the same problem as the last one. when i blast it off i then spend a minute trying to find it then theirs no time to kill the ravagers

edit again.  barking about it always seems to make it so i get it eight after..
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 17, 2017, 03:52 AM
any body got tips for the last hunting ground using the ravanger gun?  everytime i try it either takes alot of tearblast to get it off,  then when it does come off it i can never even find the dang thing
Why aren't you playing Battlefield?!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 04:05 AM
Why aren't you playing Battlefield?!
i gotta go out in a bit. i would have time for like a game n a half. lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 17, 2017, 04:09 AM
any body got tips for the last hunting ground using the ravanger gun?  everytime i try it either takes alot of tearblast to get it off,  then when it does come off it i can never even find the dang thing

nvm just got it.   i havent enjoyed this hunting ground as much as the first few


im running into the same problem as the last one. when i blast it off i then spend a minute trying to find it then theirs no time to kill the ravagers

edit again.  barking about it always seems to make it so i get it eight after..
That was the easiest hunting ground for me.  My bow literally has like 100% more tear because of my mods.  Ravager guns take one tearblast arrow and they fall right off.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 04:18 AM
That was the easiest hunting ground for me.  My bow literally has like 100% more tear because of my mods.  Ravager guns take one tearblast arrow and they fall right off.
i had to re mod my bow for more tear.  and then got lucky with where it landed.  i tried like 6 times in a row and struggled to find it each time.  with a few times it landed next to the thunderjaw

i overrid the thunderjaw finally and that made things easier but still inly made it by a few seconds
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 17, 2017, 05:27 PM
SOOOO I finally decided to move on with the story (40 hours later), it reminds me of Mass Effect.  Like when Shepard was running around researching the Reapers.  Finding out what happens remind me of that.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 08:31 PM
ive got a few more missions left,  im at deep secrets of earth or something like that,  found a couple more side quests when i got to sunfall.  i think ive done all of them lol im at 84percent complete.  except i still need to get that secret armor
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 17, 2017, 08:36 PM
ive got a few more missions left,  im at deep secrets of earth or something like that,  found a couple more side quests when i got to sunfall.  i think ive done all of them lol im at 84percent complete.  except i still need to get that secret armor
I can't get back into Mother's... whatever it's called to get one of them.  I have 3, so I'm missing the first and whatever new one that turns up in the story.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 08:50 PM
I can't get back into Mother's... whatever it's called to get one of them.  I have 3, so I'm missing the first and whatever new one that turns up in the story.
Go at night,   if you teleport there and its already night youll have to run out of town over the bridge and back in.   once you enter the mountain there should be a door/hall to the right.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 17, 2017, 08:54 PM
Go at night,   if you teleport there and its already night youll have to run out of town over the bridge and back in.   once you enter the mountain there should be a door/hall to the right.
Ugh I have to wait till night?  Who the hell programmed this?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 17, 2017, 09:01 PM
Ugh I have to wait till night?  Who the hell programmed this?
I didn't have to go at night.  I went during the day.  Just fast travel to it then leave the settlement and go just over the bridge and then go back and it should be open.  I thought in one of the patch notes for the new patch it said something about it fixing this glitch to keep the door shut, unless I read it wrong.  Haven't tried it past the new patch.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 09:14 PM
i read that you had to go at night so thats what i did and it worked.    Ive got 1 more powercell to get and i hear thats unlocked after the 3rd or 4th last quest.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 17, 2017, 09:18 PM
i read that you had to go at night so thats what i did and it worked.    Ive got 1 more powercell to get and i hear thats unlocked after the 3rd or 4th last quest.
Yeah I'm not sure unless it changed after the last patch.  But yeah the last power cell is in one of those missions.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 17, 2017, 11:10 PM
But I mean in general.  Is there a "real" reason why it's locked?  Are you supposed to go back in at a certain part of the game?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 17, 2017, 11:17 PM
But I mean in general.  Is there a "real" reason why it's locked?  Are you supposed to go back in at a certain part of the game?
You will go back in a later mission.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 17, 2017, 11:59 PM
SIlens turned into a likeable character,  and a few others.  That one quest where you find out what
Spoiler for Hidden:
zero dawn
is, very well done.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 18, 2017, 06:16 AM
Excellent interview with GG.

How 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Transformed Guerrilla Games - Glixel (http://www.glixel.com/news/how-horizon-zero-dawn-transformed-guerrilla-games-w472564)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 18, 2017, 10:34 AM
Excellent interview with GG.

How 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Transformed Guerrilla Games - Glixel (http://www.glixel.com/news/how-horizon-zero-dawn-transformed-guerrilla-games-w472564)
Any spoilers in there?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 18, 2017, 12:27 PM
i fudgy love this game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 18, 2017, 01:02 PM
Haven't been able to play for a while. Gonna spend some time on it tomorrow
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 18, 2017, 04:48 PM
Well shame, I just looked up all the side quests and errands and it looks like I've done them all.  SO DISAPPOINTING!!  I was hoping there would be a few I missed or something.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 18, 2017, 08:04 PM
Well shame, I just looked up all the side quests and errands and it looks like I've done them all.  SO DISAPPOINTING!!  I was hoping there would be a few I missed or something.
Yeah there isn't that many.

Even though it would have been viewed as  boring they could have added a few more basic fetch errands just to give more content for the people that want more.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 18, 2017, 08:59 PM
Yeah there isn't that many.

Even though it would have been viewed as  boring they could have added a few more basic fetch errands just to give more content for the people that want more.
yeah i think my stats said 21 main, 21 sides, and like 16 errands.  some of the errands were ones i made for resources.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 18, 2017, 09:02 PM
yeah i think my stats said 21 main, 21 sides, and like 16 errands.  some of the errands were ones i made for resources.  
I didn't think it counted those errands in the stats. Pretty sure I had 15 errands with one missing from the start
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 18, 2017, 09:14 PM
I didn't think it counted those errands in the stats. Pretty sure I had 15 errands with one missing from the start
Maybe it doesn't then.  I just figured it did.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 18, 2017, 11:46 PM
can you get the last power cell before the last quest?    

only have 1 vantage point and the armor trophy left,  with the rest story based, which i think i got all the sidequests.  i really wanna get the plat at the same time as completing the story lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 18, 2017, 11:50 PM
can you get the last power cell before the last quest?    

only have 1 vantage point and the armor trophy left,  with the rest story based, which i think i got all the sidequests.  i really wanna get the plat at the same time as completing the story lol
Yes but you're not on the final quest.

Final quest is started in
Spoiler for Hidden:
Meridian.
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Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 19, 2017, 12:10 AM
can you get the last power cell before the last quest?   

only have 1 vantage point and the armor trophy left,  with the rest story based, which i think i got all the sidequests.  i really wanna get the plat at the same time as completing the story lol
As long as you have done the quest called 
Spoiler for Hidden:
GAIA Prime
then you can get it.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 20, 2017, 01:45 AM
FInally finished the main story.   got the platinum at same time and had about 90.5% ccompletion stat.   roughly 50 hours played
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 20, 2017, 02:08 PM
I suck at this game.  

Was getting pretty far along.  But then I got to an area that I kept dying in.  

So I went back.  Trying to do quests to level up and stuff.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 20, 2017, 04:51 PM
I suck at this game.  

Was getting pretty far along.  But then I got to an area that I kept dying in.  

So I went back.  Trying to do quests to level up and stuff.  
GIT GUD NEWB!!

Also sling with fire bombs are the fudgy bomb!!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 20, 2017, 07:34 PM
I suck at this game.  

Was getting pretty far along.  But then I got to an area that I kept dying in.  

So I went back.  Trying to do quests to level up and stuff.  
Leveling up won't help you against what keeps killing you. The best way to learn is work out their weaknesses and the best way to exploit them.

What difficulty are you on?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 20, 2017, 07:50 PM
Leveling up won't help you against what keeps killing you. The best way to learn is work out their weaknesses and the best way to exploit them.

What difficulty are you on?
Think I'm on normal.  
New weapons have been by far the best way to make the game easy.  

I swear it takes like 100 hits just to take down some of the tougher enemies in the game with the bow I had.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 20, 2017, 07:54 PM
Think I'm on normal.  
New weapons have been by far the best way to make the game easy.  

I swear it takes like 100 hits just to take down some of the tougher enemies in the game with the bow I had.  
You're definitely playing the game wrong if you're just shooting enemies with non elemental arrows
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 20, 2017, 07:59 PM
You're definitely playing the game wrong if you're just shooting enemies with non elemental arrows
Fire arrows aren't much better. :P

I don't believe there's a such thing as playing a game the wrong way.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 20, 2017, 08:01 PM
I beat the game with rocks only, you casuals.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 20, 2017, 08:03 PM
I beat the game with rocks only, you casuals.
That's the absolute best way to play, Xev just doesn't understand though.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 20, 2017, 08:06 PM
Fire arrows aren't much better. :P

I don't believe there's a such thing as playing a game the wrong way.
They are against certain machines though. While others get owned by frost or shock.

Okay fine, playing extremely badly :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 20, 2017, 08:12 PM
They are against certain machines though. While others get owned by frost or shock.

Okay fine, playing extremely badly :D
I know. 
I have been using the fire ones whenever I can.

This is the way I want to do it!  :D
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DerNebel on Mar 20, 2017, 08:16 PM
That's the absolute best way to play, Xev just doesn't understand though.
Yeah, I always knew Xev wasn't a real gamer.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 20, 2017, 08:17 PM
I know.  
I have been using the fire ones whenever I can.

This is the way I want to do it!  :D
Tearblast arrows are godlike though when you have like 100% extra tear from modifications. Plus some extra damage too.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 20, 2017, 08:56 PM
Fire arrows aren't much better. :P

I don't believe there's a such thing as playing a game the wrong way.
Fire arrows don't do damage. But they fill up the fire meter in an enemy, once that's full it does damage. So you can mix up fire arrows and fire bombs or trip wires for example to do fire damage.

What you should do it scan the enemies, see their weak spots and weakness. Throwing arrows at random isn't a smart tactic. Look at weak spots, try to tear down the armour around them, or tear down the weekspots. They do more damage. Plus, use all your weapons, don't stick with just the bow and arrow.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 20, 2017, 09:33 PM
Fire arrows aren't much better. :P

I don't believe there's a such thing as playing a game the wrong way.
when you shoot a fire arrow, they will have a little flame circle that each subsequent arrow adds to,  when it reaches its max the machine will respond to being on fire, which gives you a chance to either move further away, or switch to something with more damage while its doing its little fire dance.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 20, 2017, 10:24 PM
Well I know about the fire. :P
Just sometimes does more damage not using them.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 20, 2017, 10:52 PM
Leveling up won't help you against what keeps killing you. The best way to learn is work out their weaknesses and the best way to exploit them.

What difficulty are you on?
Leveling up helps a lot by adding more health. I played like 1/2 tau and just tanked damage cause I was op.

Never used anything beyond fire arrows and explosion tripcaster for damage.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 20, 2017, 11:06 PM
Leveling up helps a lot by adding more health. I played like 1/2 tau and just tanked damage cause I was op.

Never used anything beyond fire arrows and explosion tripcaster for damage.
Machines do so much damage  though that the health added is pretty negligable.

What so did you not use any shock or frost ammo?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 20, 2017, 11:09 PM
GIT GUD NEWB!!

Also sling with fire bombs are the fudgy bomb!!
Yes they are bombs
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 20, 2017, 11:44 PM
Machines do so much damage  though that the health added is pretty negligable.

What so did you not use any shock or frost ammo?
STarting health is 200 but max health is 700. That helped a lot for me. Plus upgrading the outfit with better mods.

NEver used ice, shock, or coruption. Just used the max boltcaster, default bow, mid tripcaster, and tearblaster. Never bought a slingshot or the machine gun like thing.

DIdn't ever use non tripcaster traps either. Just sold those for shards.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 21, 2017, 12:13 AM
STarting health is 200 but max health is 700. That helped a lot for me. Plus upgrading the outfit with better mods.

NEver used ice, shock, or coruption. Just used the max boltcaster, default bow, mid tripcaster, and tearblaster. Never bought a slingshot or the machine gun like thing.

DIdn't ever use non tripcaster traps either. Just sold those for shards.
Why not? You're missing out on most of the combat system :o

You should at least try it
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Aura7541 on Mar 21, 2017, 01:00 AM
Spoiler for Large GIF:
(http://thisgengaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/8EInbge-2.gif)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 21, 2017, 09:08 AM
STarting health is 200 but max health is 700. That helped a lot for me. Plus upgrading the outfit with better mods.

NEver used ice, shock, or coruption. Just used the max boltcaster, default bow, mid tripcaster, and tearblaster. Never bought a slingshot or the machine gun like thing.

DIdn't ever use non tripcaster traps either. Just sold those for shards.
ice is amazingly strong when used right. you do realize it helps increase the damage an enemy receives right? ice em up, then hit em with the rattler. pure satisfaction.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 21, 2017, 11:26 AM
this fudgy game man. its just epic, i certainly love it. i played for about 3-3.5 hours yesterday and when i was done i kept feeling the thrill of its awesomness for like half an hour after. its just pure epic. i absolutely  love this game.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Ludicrous Speed on Mar 21, 2017, 06:12 PM
Finished all the hunter trials. Was disappointed with the last one, I figured with it being deeper in the game and with higher level enemies it would be harder but it was incredibly easy. The only hard element was stealth striking watchers because sometimes there would be multiple enemies and the game would hit the wrong robot even when looking right at a watcher. Are these weapons I got for getting all the medals or whatever any good or are the shadow weapons the best?

Spoiler for Hidden:
I killed that Olin or whatever guy. Do choices you make during dialogue sections actually make any difference?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 21, 2017, 06:19 PM
Finished all the hunter trials. Was disappointed with the last one, I figured with it being deeper in the game and with higher level enemies it would be harder but it was incredibly easy. The only hard element was stealth striking watchers because sometimes there would be multiple enemies and the game would hit the wrong robot even when looking right at a watcher. Are these weapons I got for getting all the medals or whatever any good or are the shadow weapons the best?

Spoiler for Hidden:
I killed that Olin or whatever guy. Do choices you make during dialogue sections actually make any difference?

Spoiler for Hidden:
That&#39;s one of the only cases where it does. If you don&#39;t kill him you get a side quest to save his family.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Ludicrous Speed on Mar 21, 2017, 06:36 PM
I got that side quest anyway lol.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Mar 21, 2017, 06:37 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
That's one of the only cases where it does. If you don't kill him you get a side quest to save his family.

PRetty sure you get that quest regardless. He just isn't there.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 21, 2017, 06:47 PM
PRetty sure you get that quest regardless. He just isn't there.
Oh really? That's odd. One of my friends was telling me that they didn't get the quest

Spoiler for Hidden:
Also you&#39;re a bad person if you kill him. No way he deserves to die.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Ludicrous Speed on Mar 21, 2017, 07:45 PM
Spoiler for Hidden:
Also you're a bad person if you kill him. No way he deserves to die.

Spoiler for Hidden:
(https://media.tenor.co/images/90110bde05c282397133a4b2c27a5a5f/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 22, 2017, 07:47 AM
67% complete.  Making good progress.  Next playthrough I'll focus on the side quests.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 22, 2017, 07:10 PM
So how exactly can i get those weapons from the hunter missions?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 22, 2017, 07:41 PM
So how exactly can i get those weapons from the hunter missions?
the hunter guild weapons are obtained after getting the top score in all 15 hunting trials.  after youve got all 15,  you talk to the lady at the desk in the hunters lodge
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 22, 2017, 07:52 PM
the hunter guild weapons are obtained after getting the top score in all 15 hunting trials.  after youve got all 15,  you talk to the lady at the desk in the hunters lodge
I have to do 15.... Seriously....
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: DD_Bwest on Mar 22, 2017, 08:14 PM
I have to do 15.... Seriously....
they really arent to bad,  and give lotsa xp. plus when you get all 3 at a location youll get a skill point
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 22, 2017, 08:21 PM
they really arent to bad,  and give lotsa xp. plus when you get all 3 at a location youll get a skill point
I got XP blowing out of my dog lol. No need for it at all haha
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 22, 2017, 10:48 PM
I have to do 15.... Seriously....
Well... they don't take that long.

The lodge weapons are only a small upgrade anyway. I'd say the trophy is a better reward for the trials than the weapons.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 22, 2017, 10:53 PM
Well... they don't take that long.

The lodge weapons are only a small upgrade anyway. I'd say the trophy is a better reward for the trials than the weapons.
What are the weapons exactly? If I know I'll be able to judge of they are worth it or not
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 22, 2017, 11:16 PM
What are the weapons exactly? If I know I'll be able to judge of they are worth it or not
They are a blast sling, war bow and ropecaster. From memory they are small improvements on their shadow counterparts; +5 on the main stats or something like that
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 23, 2017, 08:47 AM
They are a blast sling, war bow and ropecaster. From memory they are small improvements on their shadow counterparts; +5 on the main stats or something like that
ahhh i thought they were different weapons, like they had different types of arrows, or bombs. or different combinations. extra power doesnt interest me much, since i already feel OP and i am already back in "very difficult" setting.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 24, 2017, 11:01 PM
Have 3 quests left.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 25, 2017, 03:04 PM
I have a question for those who finished the game


Spoiler for Hidden:
<br><br>The ruins at the very top of the map. The one where you fight a storm bird before it. How do you climb up to the ruins? I can&#39;t find a way up. Is it part of a story mission later? I haven&#39;t finished the game so if it is, just let me know it&#39;s a story mission , without telling me details<br>
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 25, 2017, 04:02 PM
I have a question for those who finished the game


Spoiler for Hidden:


The ruins at the very top of the map. The one where you fight a storm bird before it. How do you climb up to the ruins? I can't find a way up. Is it part of a story mission later? I haven't finished the game so if it is, just let me know it's a story mission , without telling me details


You are correct
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 26, 2017, 01:27 AM
Why the F is the recommended level for the first cauldron only 8 (or was it 10) when it has a bellowback in a tight space with multiple other enemies? Bellowbacks are lvl 18 stuff
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 26, 2017, 03:56 AM
Why the F is the recommended level for the first cauldron only 8 (or was it 10) when it has a bellowback in a tight space with multiple other enemies? Bellowbacks are lvl 18 stuff
Yeah the cauldron levels make absolutely no sense. Then again levels aren't really important at all. If you're skillful you could quite easily beat the game at level 1
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 26, 2017, 07:01 AM
Why the F is the recommended level for the first cauldron only 8 (or was it 10) when it has a bellowback in a tight space with multiple other enemies? Bellowbacks are lvl 18 stuff
Git gud
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 26, 2017, 07:29 AM
Yeah I'm level 42 and I'm yet to beat the cauldron with the thunderjaw.  

I have 3 separate side quests that involve taking down thunderjaws so I should probably do it now.  

Any advice on best tactics? The stormbird is probably the hardest enemy I've defeated so far.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 26, 2017, 10:45 AM
Yeah I'm level 42 and I'm yet to beat the cauldron with the thunderjaw.  

I have 3 separate side quests that involve taking down thunderjaws so I should probably do it now.  

Any advice on best tactics? The stormbird is probably the hardest enemy I've defeated so far.
Thunderjaws are much easier than stormbirds. You'll have the most fun with them going in blind and working out a strategy yourself
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 26, 2017, 11:24 AM
Yeah the cauldron levels make absolutely no sense. Then again levels aren't really important at all. If you're skillful you could quite easily beat the game at level 1
Hmm anything is possible I guess. But they have lots of health and hurt a lot.
Git gud
I did get through it. It was just hard  :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 26, 2017, 11:37 AM
Hmm anything is possible I guess. But they have lots of health and hurt a lot. I did get through it. It was just hard  :o
Don't get hit then ;D

Most enemies have a really easy way to take them down. There's some ways which work well but I've found that there's usually a 'cheat' way to kill a lot of them quite easily. For some harder machines they're still a very tough fight though
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: nnodley on Mar 26, 2017, 11:05 PM
Combat spoilers for easily beating thunder jaw in cauldron in under 45 seconds:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Just kill the watchers circling first. Then before releasing the thunder jaw. &nbsp;Literally set like 20 explosions traps from ropecaster in a circle around the arena. &nbsp;Then release and let him hit them and he goes down in like 30 seconds then there are a couple other things that come out that will hit the rest of the traps.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 27, 2017, 01:14 AM
So Horizon sold 2.6m pretty quickly.  The game is still going out of stock regularly on many online retailers across the globe.  Digital sales and retail legs are surely very strong. 

I've no doubt it's over 3m already but o wonder how quickly it can hit 4m and 5m etc...
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 27, 2017, 10:43 AM
So Horizon sold 2.6m pretty quickly.  The game is still going out of stock regularly on many online retailers across the globe.  Digital sales and retail legs are surely very strong.  

I've no doubt it's over 3m already but o wonder how quickly it can hit 4m and 5m etc...
4m by the end of April could happen
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 27, 2017, 10:52 AM
4m by the end of April could happen
1.4 million in 7 weeks? an average of 200k a week? sounds way to high.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 27, 2017, 10:55 AM
1.4 million in 7 weeks? an average of 200k a week? sounds way to high.
Its possible. It certainly has had excellent legs and its still being advertised strongly. I don't think it will reach that but with the way the game's performed so far I'm just saying it could happen
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: BananaKing on Mar 27, 2017, 11:14 AM
Its possible. It certainly has had excellent legs and its still being advertised strongly. I don't think it will reach that but with the way the game's performed so far I'm just saying it could happen
shipped 4 million is very much a possibility. sold through i doubt it. doubt Sony will say anything anyways. maybe at the end of the year they could give us a total number like they did with Uncharted 4 (8.7 million)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 27, 2017, 01:12 PM
1.4 million in 7 weeks? an average of 200k a week? sounds way to high.
Considering the title is regularly going out of stock at different online retailers all over the globe it's probably not that far fetched.  

Looks like it did about 30k in the UK this week and we're looking at 15k in Japan.

Add in all other markets and it could be doing over 200k retail currently and we're well past the launch.  Add in digital and it's doing it's well on track to hit 4m probably some time in early may.

Could be wrong of course but I personally think Horizon will cruise to 4m shipped and then sold soon after.

shipped 4 million is very much a possibility. sold through i doubt it. doubt Sony will say anything anyways. maybe at the end of the year they could give us a total number like they did with Uncharted 4 (8.7 million)
By the end of the year with holiday buyers and the game going on sale for half price I could them doing 6m+. If they were really smart they'd make Horizon the main bundled game with the pro and regular ps4.

Could boost sales to the 9-10m range.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 27, 2017, 03:40 PM
Considering the title is regularly going out of stock at different online retailers all over the globe it's probably not that far fetched.  

Looks like it did about 30k in the UK this week and we're looking at 15k in Japan.

Add in all other markets and it could be doing over 200k retail currently and we're well past the launch.  Add in digital and it's doing it's well on track to hit 4m probably some time in early may.

Could be wrong of course but I personally think Horizon will cruise to 4m shipped and then sold soon after.
By the end of the year with holiday buyers and the game going on sale for half price I could them doing 6m+. If they were really smart they'd make Horizon the main bundled game with the pro and regular ps4.

Could boost sales to the 9-10m range.
If I were Sony, I'd sell a Pro bundled with Horizon for $350.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 28, 2017, 09:54 PM
80% complete now.  All collectibles collected.  All cauldrons,  bandit camps,  longnecks,  and hunter challenges done.  

Most side missions and quests up to my point too.  Not sure if I'm on the last main quest or not but shame is getting real.  

50+hours played so far.  What a game!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 29, 2017, 01:35 AM
If I were Sony, I'd sell a Pro bundled with Horizon for $350.
So I was in Best Buy when the store clerk had asked me for... tree fiddy.  I said "why you need tree fiddy for?"  Turns out that store clerk was really the Lockness Monster trying to get tree fiddy from me again.  I knew something was weird when this store clerk was half the size of the store.  
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Raven on Mar 29, 2017, 01:44 AM
So I was in Best Buy when the store clerk had asked me for... tree fiddy.  I said "why you need tree fiddy for?"  Turns out that store clerk was really the Lockness Monster trying to get tree fiddy from me again.  I knew something was weird when this store clerk was half the size of the store.  
Now I know where my LSD went...
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 29, 2017, 02:02 AM
Now I know where my LSD went...
In South Park ;o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 31, 2017, 05:16 AM
Ok so I need to ask a question without being spoiled.  Is there a trophy for making 3 choices throughout the game?  I've done all side missions and errands. I've done the main story up until the part where you go into the mountain.  Next mission is meet the sun king in the city.  

So have I played all the bits that involve this trophy?  

60+ hours in,  90% complete.  Can't get enough!
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 31, 2017, 10:34 AM
Ok so I need to ask a question without being spoiled.  Is there a trophy for making 3 choices throughout the game?  I've done all side missions and errands. I've done the main story up until the part where you go into the mountain.  Next mission is meet the sun king in the city.  

So have I played all the bits that involve this trophy?  

60+ hours in,  90% complete.  Can't get enough!
No trophies are missable, so choices don't affect them
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 31, 2017, 02:04 PM
No trophies are missable, so choices don't affect them
Thank foooooooook.  I was stressing I'd have to play through again to make choices differently.  


BTW since I'm nearly complete I decided to watch the launch trailer from a month before e3. I never watch more then the first 10 seconds back then.  But seriously fooking hell.  The trailer spoils half game.  I'm telling you people are crazy to watch these trailers if they know they're getting the game.  

It would have been a much lesser experience if I'd watched them all.  And it actually spoiled a major plot point near the end but that's my next mission so I kind of seen it coming.  But still one of the best parts of Horizon was the world was so mysterious.  If I knew where the story was going I'd not have enjoyed it as much.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 31, 2017, 02:17 PM
Thank foooooooook.  I was stressing I'd have to play through again to make choices differently.  


BTW since I'm nearly complete I decided to watch the launch trailer from a month before e3. I never watch more then the first 10 seconds back then.  But seriously fooking hell.  The trailer spoils half game.  I'm telling you people are crazy to watch these trailers if they know they're getting the game.  

It would have been a much lesser experience if I'd watched them all.  And it actually spoiled a major plot point near the end but that's my next mission so I kind of seen it coming.  But still one of the best parts of Horizon was the world was so mysterious.  If I knew where the story was going I'd not have enjoyed it as much.

I watched all those trailers and it didn't really spoil the game for me at all. You never piece it together when you're watching the trailers so its fine
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 31, 2017, 03:05 PM
I watched all those trailers and it didn't really spoil the game for me at all. You never piece it together when you're watching the trailers so its fine
Yeah but you've seen some of the most important and coolest parts.  I'd rather go in with a blank slate and let everything unfold with zero idea.  


BTW I've done 18 errands and 21 side quests.  Is that everything?
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 31, 2017, 03:10 PM
Yeah but you've seen some of the most important and coolest parts.  I'd rather go in with a blank slate and let everything unfold with zero idea.  


BTW I've done 18 errands and 21 side quests.  Is that everything?
True, there's a couple of machines I wish I hadn't seen before I played the game.

I believe so
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Mar 31, 2017, 05:00 PM
On the credits now.  Them feels!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAHHHHGGGHHHHHHHHH

BEST  

GAME

EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take me back.  I want to experience those 60+ hours again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was me as I completed Horizon. (http://www.fubiz.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Greatness-Awaits-PS4-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Mar 31, 2017, 11:36 PM
On the credits now.  Them feels!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAHHHHGGGHHHHHHHHH

BEST  

GAME

EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take me back.  I want to experience those 60+ hours again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was me as I completed Horizon. (http://www.fubiz.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Greatness-Awaits-PS4-5.jpg)
Oh man the ending is so good isn't it!

After having a long time to reflect I think this game is still my game of the gen. I can't believe it came out a month ago :o :o :o
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Kerotan on Apr 01, 2017, 12:03 PM
Oh man the ending is so good isn't it!

After having a long time to reflect I think this game is still my game of the gen. I can't believe it came out a month ago :o :o :o
Can't believe it took me a month to complete.  Although I was away most weekends and had Wildlands to play aswell.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Apr 01, 2017, 12:47 PM
I'm still not through half of it though lol
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on Apr 01, 2017, 02:06 PM
I'm cleaning things up.  Had a bunch of corrupt Tramplers run over trip wires since I couldn't be arsed to fight two of them and 4 Long Legs
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Riderz1337 on May 20, 2017, 04:00 PM
Sorry for the bump!

Taking the scenic route...The way the music kicks in is beautiful

Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on May 20, 2017, 04:32 PM
Almost finished the main story  ::)
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 20, 2017, 04:51 PM
This thread needs more bumps.
Im finishing it this week
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on May 20, 2017, 07:27 PM
Almost finished the main story  ::)
Come on Pezus, even I finished it and I haven't finished a game in two months... since I finished Horizon.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on May 20, 2017, 09:56 PM
Come on Pezus, even I finished it and I haven't finished a game in two months... since I finished Horizon.
Well I'm playing it like once a week on average lulz
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Ludicrous Speed on May 20, 2017, 10:09 PM
Gave up on it, let my little brother have it. Guess I might never finish another open world game again :(

This one just became too Ubi for me.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: darkknightkryta on May 21, 2017, 12:16 AM
Gave up on it, let my little brother have it. Guess I might never finish another open world game again :(

This one just became too Ubi for me.
Yeah the world was eating my soul.  Would still play the sequel.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jun 03, 2018, 02:28 PM
I am restarting Horizon.  
I forgot how good this game looked.  :o

Next gen doesn't have to look any better.  :p
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2018, 03:04 PM
I am restarting Horizon.  
I forgot how good this game looked.  :o

Next gen doesn't have to look any better.  :p
Yeah I'd put it above GOW.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Xevross on Jun 03, 2018, 03:15 PM
I am restarting Horizon.  
I forgot how good this game looked.  :o

Next gen doesn't have to look any better.  :p
Uhuh, just needs to make it easier for games to get that good looking, and make it possible to be 60fps with those graphics.
Title: Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Jun 03, 2018, 07:10 PM
Yeah I'd put it above GOW.
Gow has that performance mode though