Horizon Zero Dawn: reasons to be excited

Horizon Zero Dawn: reasons to be excited

Horizon Zero Dawn is set for release March 1st. It’s a good thing the release date is coming closer, because we really can’t wait for it any longer.

07-02-2017  -  by Iris Wijers

Yesterday, Guerilla Games livestreamed 1.5 hours of footage of the highly anticipated game Horizon Zero Dawn. The livestream, if anything, just heightened our hype for the game and made us even more impatient to get our hands on it as soon as possible. If you’re not excited for this game yet, we can help with that. Here's four reasons why we really can’t wait for Horizon Zero Dawn.

A big, beautiful and dangerous world

It’s always exciting to explore a new world, and the world of Horizon Zero Dawn certainly looks promising. The world of Horizon Zero Dawn has been called a ‘post-post-apocalyptic world’, diverging from the stereotypical post-apocalyptic world of a barren wasteland, to a world that is beautifully green and deceptively dangerous. The game is set 1000 years in the future after something happened that reduced humanity to living in tribes spread around the world, fighting giant robotic animals with mostly primitive weapons. We can't wait to explore the beautiful open world and figure out what happened to humanity.

Fighting giant robots

Most of the wildlife roaming the world of Horizon Zero Dawn seems to consist of robots. Some of these appear to be smaller, herd-like animals that can be hunted for parts and can even be ridden. The most exciting types of robots, however, are the ones towering above the landscape, firing beams and rockets when provoked. In gameplay video’s we’ve seen our hero, Aloy, take down these gigantic robots using a series of techniques. 

 

Aloy’s arsenal of weapons

If you found yourself using your bow often in the Tomb Raider games, Horizon Zero Dawn certainly has plenty to offer. Aloy’s main weapon is her bow, that appears to be a combination of mechanical and natural parts. You can use a variety of arrow types to take on your foes, such as electric arrows to stun and piercing arrows to remove appendages from larger foes. Alloy has other weapons in her arsenal as well, such as her spear and the ropecaster, making for an interesting, primitive set of weapons to tackle futuristic robots with. Guns are cool and all, but nothing beats taking down robots with a bow and arrow. 

Plenty of quests and activities

The world of Horizon Zero Dawn is filled with different activities, like clearing out corruption zones teeming with dangerous enemies, showing off by undertaking hunter challenges and getting to know the specific culture of the different tribes. You can also complete quests for these tribes, hunt for that part needed to upgrade your bow or just lend a hand to random NPC’s who need your help. Horizon Zero Dawn will certainly give us plenty to do, and for now: to look forward to. 

Horizon Zero Dawn releases March 1st exclusively for Playstation 4 and can be bought on the PSN store. Need more credit? We got you covered:

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