Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores is a full blown expansion. It feels somewhat short for what the series usually is, but it has quality content. We have new areas, weapons, enemies and of course ways to kill them. After checking its graphics, it is understood why PS4 was not part of the equation.
The best DLC I've ever played. A true extension with at least the same quality level as the main game, a nice story which is a bridge to the 3rd opus, and enough gameplay twists to keep you interested. Graphics are amazing again, moreover in the Californian setup. A must play if you loved the main game.
Simplesmente uma DLC fantástica e linda! Traz elementos da personalidade e desenvolvimento do caráter da Aloy, algo que não tinhamos visto afundo nos outros jogos. Um acerto enorme na minha opinião 10/10
Burning Shores introduces an amazing new region that takes advantage of
the flying mount and lets the Decima engine shine to the fullest.
Although the DLC doesn’t expand Horizon’s lore, it’s an elegant bridge
between Forbidden West and the upcoming next game in the series. It’s a
shame, though, that such a large map offers so little side activities.
Burning Shores is a solid expansion to Horizon Forbidden West that fans of the series will want to play before the inevitable sequel. It’s teeming with more sci-fi story goodness, and Los Angeles is a stunning new environment to explore, complete with all of the Horizon side activity trimmings we’ve come to know and love ticking off our map. While the offering of new monsters, and some of the combat scenarios felt a little underwhelming, as a package, it’s well worth the ticket to entry.
While Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores is more Horizon mechanically, narratively it's the strongest story told in the series with excellent new characters and vital plot developments that set the stage for Horizon 3.
The most significant addition is Quen marine Seyka, with whom Aloy forms a bond that goes beyond friendship. Yet the two fight more often than they flirt, and the need to either level or stock up between story missions means they don't spend enough time together for the would-be emotional climax to fully land. [Issue#385, p.120]
Burning Shores is simply more of the same Horizon experience, with all the good and bad parts still stuck together. A solid story but uninteresting characters, decent exploration but clumsy platforming, great bow combat but horrible use of melee, and Aloy's slow recovery animation in combat is still an annoying pet peeve of mine. There are a few new additions such as a couple new enemy machine types and a new weapon. The conclusion might be elevated above that of the main game thanks to 2 very fun last bosses, but I still can't shake the feeling of wasted potential, especially since some parts of the map just feel empty and pointless. Still, if you plan on 100% every quest and side activity, you'll get your $20 worth. And if you're a **** loser, simply don't romance Seyka?
A little on the short side, last boss against a horus could of been abit more inventive. The new characters were alright nothing to write home about. Sad to see so many people kick off over a single kiss. Admittedly talanah would be a better match. Got to say those anyone who didn't realise aloy was a lesbian was kinda blind
It's really nice to see the development of the character, the Aloy's maturation in the story. She begins her lonely journey, barely getting involved with people in the first Horizon Zero Dawn game.
In Forbidden West, she discovers that she needs people by her side, as she realizes she cannot achieve her goals without firm alliances, so she leaves the lonely exiled warrior behind and begins to allow people to enter her life.
But now, Guerrilla, since the next step you want in Aloy's development is 'romance', Aloy's relationship with another character, you better build into Aloy's story a way for players to choose who she's going to be with relate, or with a man, or with a woman, or remain without any relationship. Don't just stick to romance with Seyka, include a male character as an option and let the players choose. This same-sex relationship privileged and pleased only one side, a specific audience.
This has generated enough controversy, caused a lot of disappointment and discussions, it's time to make some change. It's not just any build that players expect to see from Aloy.
Otherwise, you can ruin such a beautiful game and character, as many people did not sympathize with the way this construction of the character Aloy was done, which only pleased a minority and not all players.
Because of that, my rating is 4!
I'm not giving my vote based on Alloy's sexuality, i don't care about it. I'm giving this vote because this isn't a dlc, it's a post game that should've been in the base game since the beginning, and not a 20€ dlc. Frozen wilds was acceptable because added new features like more movements in dialogue and many others. Here it doesn't add anything new besides machines and a meh story, also doesn't add anything to the new story, tis but a scam
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