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  • Summary: Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why. It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy. Expand
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  1. Negative: 0 out of 125
  1. May 7, 2022
    100
    Horizon Forbidden West is a masterpiece. The foundation that Horizon Zero Dawn has laid is improved in every way, whether it's gameplay or story. We have amazing graphics, charismatic characters, an intriguing plot and an addictive, varied and challenging gameplay.
  2. Feb 13, 2022
    100
    If you’re willing to take your time and explore through the ruins of a fallen society, where every other corner is teeming with machines that you’ll need to be at the top of your game to destroy, then Horizon Forbidden West is an incredible game and a world that we wanted to return to many hours after the credits rolled.
  3. Feb 14, 2022
    94
    Horizon Forbidden West is the perfect evolution of the saga. It doesn't add many pieces to its gear, but the ones it does add are so subtle that they enhance the experience considerably. Guerrilla has built a world in which it is a pleasure to get lost thanks to its infinite possibilities. A universe that has its own personality and that comes for an Aloy that is even more courageous and dedicated to become a complete inspiration.
  4. Feb 13, 2022
    90
    Horizon: Forbidden West is a lock-the-doors sci-fi epic packed to the brim with fascinating characters and countless pleasures that will take players many hours to completely devour.
  5. Feb 14, 2022
    90
    A wonderful sequel focuses entirely on world building and the quality of its (side and main) missions. Everything is bigger and better, making us forget its undeniable similarities to a lot of past open world games. He's not as bold as he could have been, but he hits the mark perfectly!
  6. Feb 14, 2022
    85
    Horizon Forbidden West is an excellent sequel that attempts to pad out too much in its content, but the core story still remains remarkable. I love Aloy and this story continues to be one of the more interesting out there. Sony continues to deliver excellent first-party content and while the glitches did turn me off at first, the patch seems to have addressed most of the issues. There is a ton to love here and I really loved coming back to this world. This is a must own for PlayStation owners.
  7. Feb 13, 2022
    60
    Horizon Forbidden West fails to live up to its predecessor in just about every way. While the world and its many new machines are stunning, the experience is bogged down with confusing design choices and variation for the sake of variation - making Aloy's newest adventure one to forget.

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  1. Feb 22, 2022
    10
    Really enjoyed Zero Dawn and really enjoying Forbidden West. About 12 hours in so far and no bugs, great graphics, smooth performance. Not aReally enjoyed Zero Dawn and really enjoying Forbidden West. About 12 hours in so far and no bugs, great graphics, smooth performance. Not a single issue playing in both graphics mode or performance mode. Great job Gorilla, yet another awesome game! Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2022
    10
    what do you want from a game? ... adventure ? great music? beautiful landscapes ? gorgeous graphic ? amazing story ? fun gameplay ? .... Iwhat do you want from a game? ... adventure ? great music? beautiful landscapes ? gorgeous graphic ? amazing story ? fun gameplay ? .... I found all of them in this game .... masterpiece Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2022
    10
    Imagine not playing the game and giving it a 0. Sony games have basically become Marvel movies to consumers. And now it's either you love itImagine not playing the game and giving it a 0. Sony games have basically become Marvel movies to consumers. And now it's either you love it or hate it. This game is a technical fun masterpiece. Another great example as to way you should have a playstation if you care about having amazing experiences in games. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2022
    10
    This is the best project in recent years. Graphics, sound, gameplay - all on top. Sony is the best!
  5. Feb 22, 2022
    10
    Mondo vasto, bellissimo, pieno zeppo di cose da fare ma non è mai dispersivo, hanno migliorato tutto ciò che c'era da migliorare e la graficaMondo vasto, bellissimo, pieno zeppo di cose da fare ma non è mai dispersivo, hanno migliorato tutto ciò che c'era da migliorare e la grafica è pazzesca, consigliatissimo. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2022
    9
    Truely improved on so many levels, I haven't been able to put the game down ever since it released.
    Biggest improvement is how they've
    Truely improved on so many levels, I haven't been able to put the game down ever since it released.
    Biggest improvement is how they've managed to make their NPC's so expressive that it's much easier to connect to them and remember them. The facial expressions are genuinely believable and relatable, during the main storyline ASWELL as some random side quests.

    I think this improvement in facial expressions is also one of the biggest reasons why Aloy's looks have somewhat changed; If we look at Hannah Hoekstra (original 3D model) and Ashley Burch (Voice actress, motion capture), Ashley has much rounder cheeks and much higher rising cheekbones when laughing for example. To make the facial expression motion capture work on the level it is at in this new game, I'm fairly sure they had to tweak the facial structure and proportions closer to Ashley's.

    I also thought Aloy looked off and off-putting in some of the pre-release trailers, but in my honest opinion, she looks nice in the game. Especially as I've played as her and relate to her, she's a fantastic character and I love how she has absolutely no patience for nonsense when the stakes are so high.

    The frustrations of a person who knows much more than the tribal level citizens have been well depicted, without overdoing it.

    I'm also positively surprised how the plot has managed to still maintain my interest so well, 45 hours in now. I was worried that the first game already "spilled the beans" on the big plot twist and that it'd be hard to make the second one as interesting, but they've managed to pull it off really well.

    I personally haven't been put off by the noisy/shimmering qualities of some foliage. I do notice it's there if I focus on it, but it hasn't been a bother at all. Didn't notice it before it was talked online. (Dunno if my Samsung Q70 QLED's just displaying it differently from some OLEDs or so)
    The game looks absolutely gorgeous and the amount of screenshots I've already taken with photo mode is through the roof.

    My biggest gripes are;

    -Some of the bigger enemies, like Rockbreaker are annoying to fight against, as in general you either fight them from far, sniping them and whittling them down from a cliff OR you get close. First one gets boring after repetition and the second one can be frustrating, as the enemies have lunge attacks where they jump from under ground or the distance and Aloy's dodge roll doesn't cover the distance that the attack is wide. So even if you roll at a perfect time, the hitbox still punishes you.
    But that aside, I feel like the difficulty has been at a good place, first at normal and then bumping it a little higher as I got better and more skills/weapons.

    - Aloy talking too much. Especially bothersome when there's some sort of a puzzle and before you even get to think about it, Aloy narrates "to herself" what she should do. I'd much rather have the time to look around and piece it together myself, even if it's a simple puzzle to begin with. Also the repeated lines about her stash and some instances where if you get close to something that she comments on, then back away a little and come immediately back, you get the same line again.

    - Tutorial hints even after 40+ hours into the game where the game says you can scan machines with Focus or "Hold square to glide" etc. even once I have even turned contextual tips off.

    Still, an incredibly well put together package that was easily the price I paid; 49 euros for a PS4 physical that I then upgraded to PS5 digital free.

    Really a shame that some people sabotage the game with 0/10 scores. I understand not liking it as much, but 0/10 is just dishonest every time, there's nothing more to it.

    Very much recommended especially for everyone who enjoyed the first one.
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  7. Mar 20, 2022
    0
    Как появится возможность купить, поставлю другую оценку.

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