Horizon Zero Dawn – Available on Playstation and PC
What a wonderful day to discover new games, am I right? Today lets discover together a game by Guerrilla Games called “Horizon Zero Dawn”.
In the next few days the game will be released and millions of people will get their hands of this gem.
I will skip the part in which Horizon got in 2015 and 2016 lots of nominations and even won a few times most awaited game awards 🙂 If so many people said that it is “a must” then who am I to disagree 🙂
OK, lets get into the story: the main character Aloy is a fierce lady equipped with skills that vary from stealth, melee and ranged to combat different opponents in this mysterious world.
About the environment what I can say is that it changes to places like beautiful forests, canyons, valleys and forests. You won’t find a 20st century city at all , just barely a civilized place here and there (tribe village or clan).
That’s not bad considering you can explore , explore and explore until you have to exchange the keyboard 🙂
Monsters are everywhere and you get the feeling that all this technology on top of them, all the mechanical arms and metal shields can be very well a futuristic transition from prehistoric hunter gatherer societies.
I totally can see a mammoth roaming around these other creatures and probably I don’t see the difference.
Back to Aloy, she has a skill-tree which you can improve while leveling up and different abilities will be unlocked after you kill a certain number of tech-monsters, which by the way have some kind of head searchlight (awesome :D)
In this world you will meet different tribes for which you can do side missions and earn money and experience.
Of course while you are eliminating robotic monsters one of your skill is to loot whatever the poor creatures have on them (metal parts for ex.) and later craft new weapons or items.
Aloy is gifted with the power to “detect” whatever an enemy power is (life) and what they will drop besides their dead bodies (loot).
If you look closer to the mechanical animals that hunt the universe of Horizon you can spot elephants, wolfs, reindeer looking creatures, as well as things that look suspiciously like dinosaurs but with shiny new electric armor.
Meteorological phenomenons are of course everywhere, day-night transitions, rain, fog, lightning, wind. etc etc. so the game looks amazing no matter where you are.
The game engine is called Decima and it makes you buy a new video card just after the game trailer preview 🙂
Now about the specs.
If you have Playstation you are good, don’t have to care since it runs on PS4 and PS4 Pro.
If you have PC then the same specifications as GTA V, meaning:
|#||Minimum system requirements:||Recommended system requirements:|
|CPU:||Core i5-4460 3.2GHz or FX-8350||Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz or FX-8370|
|RAM:||8 GB||16 GB|
|GPU:||GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon R7 260X v3||GeForce GTX 1070 8GB or Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB|
|DirectX:||Version 12||Version 12|
|OS:||Windows 10 (64-bit)||Windows 10 (64-bit)|
So with that I am very happy to say that this for this upcoming game I will take some vacation days from work to explore in depth Aloy’s world.
See you next time and I hope you enjoy the game as much as I will 🙂