"One of the most laudable switches a developer has made in this industry is Guerrilla Games, who went from making (not that great) first person shooters to an open world third person action RPG ."
the risk paid off big time. horizon is one the top 10 games of this generation in a list of about which 80% of the best games this generation are PS4 exclusives.
Horizon Zero Dawn was a huge risk taken by Sony and Guerrilla Games. To leave Killzone behind and work on a totally new IP and then delivering on the promise was simply a phenomenal achievement.
The switch in genre they made and how it was executed is nothing short of inspiring
Killwhat now? 😂
Yeah, kudos gg. I would have been scared too if most of what I'd made before hzd was killzone.
I am going to say it but HZD really wasn't that great. Graphically it was outstanding but the gameplay was very repetitive. I started off amazed but slowly realised it was another bland open world game, beautiful but massive areas of nothingness.
u are in the extreme minority. HZD was that great. maybe Forza or gears is more for u.
Sub, I know I am in minority. Oh god no. There's a reason why Ive stuck with PlayStation since 94, games. I just didn't enjoy HZD as much as a lot of other people did. I found it a bit bland.
Did you really just respond reasonably to that? Maybe forza or gears is for you? What a cultish mentality lol. “No no I been a fanboy since 94, please understand” Like seriously, what a pathetic and unhinged way to take criticism lol. You don’t like one exclusive? Maybe this isn’t the right platform for you bro. We don’t need your toxic dissent putting negative thoughts in our space. Maybe we should just be friends.
Sorry you didn't like it but most did and in fact my wife watched me play it. She doesn't game and only watches games like Uncharted or TLOU. She does want to see GOW because of its story!
I know you will be crucified. I loved HZD, but you are not wrong.
That can be said about pretty much any game, HZD was amazing considering it's a new Ip from a studio not know for this kind of game. You are right you are in the minority just like some people don't like the Witcher 3 or BoTW you don't have to like a game to realize it's a good game and HZD is a great game.
Big deal he didn't like the game as much as other people what's the issue with that?
It's so strange to me how people's opinions differ from one another. I still haven't finished the game, but I'd say I'm over half way done and the combat is the thing that stands out to me the most with this game. It never seems to get stale imo because there are always new weapons to try out and different approaches to combat to try. For the most part I feel like no two encounters are the same, even with a species I've fought a bunch of times.
It was a well done open world and this is coming from someone who doesn't like open world games and finds it hard to finish them. I really enjoyed the game personally.
@kyro Well yeah, graphically was most of the point. I agree the world was fairly sparse and didn't hide much to interact with which cripples exploration but I think Alloy was worse. Not only bland but kind of annoying. Did she need to talk to herself every time she fired an arrow?
80% is pure hyperbole, but they have had a bunch of good exclusives. Mind you some of the best games are only on pc and ps4 but not the other systems. Bayonetta 2 (its this gen no matter how you look at it), breath of the wild, Mario odyssey, divine divinity 2, persona 5, bloodborne, pubg, uncharted 4, nier automata, horizon, monster hunter world... that’s my list.
Horizon is a masterpiece and the best new IP this generation.
I absolutely love Horizon Zero dawn. But honestly I hope GG still make Killzone Games.
I will only be interested if they continue the story of KZ3 but if not leave the franchise to rest. They Ruined it with shadow fall
I agree that Shadow Fall was not the best game in the series, but it would be a shame for the franchise to die off. Between Killzone 2 & 3, as well as Killzone Mercenary, it's a Franchise worth keeping alive.
Agreed we need a proper KZ4.
Killzone 2 man Killzone 2 is still one of the greatest
Seriously good mp. Definitely would be up for a PS4 remake.
I would definitely play a KZ2 remake. I spent more time on the KZ2 MP than any other game.
I wish Sony wouldn't have shutdown Guerilla Cambridge, they would've been the perfect dev for a new Killzone game
Aloy had complete faith as did i, so far my game of the gen. https://imgur.com/a/YBQoG
You know, this is what i miss most about gaming news. Interviewing developers about their previous successful game.
We don’t get enough of this
Horizon was great.. Theres still more carpet bombs dropping on the industry too.. Even more single player adventures backed by sony studios.. Interesting to see play out.. Multiplayer focused side and theirs..
Playstation has the best games.
High Risk = High Reward
In Guerilla’s case it definitely paid off!
Best of all, Sony 1st party studios collaborating and advancing the tech, benefits each of the studios and consequently the Play Station gamer. Its an awesome list of talent from GG ND, SSM, Sony Bend, Polyphony... just off the top of my head. Oh and Media Molecule. That is a serious list of talent with the tools, creative backing and imagination available.
One of the best games ever imo
Anytime you go out of your comfort zone, you are gonna get scared. Any great talent will tell you that. It is how you channel that fear. They used it to craft a great game. That is how you do it.
And it's pretty fckn scary to make a new IP with this quality and the kind of investment you made on this, but you succeed it! they took their chance and it pay off. They have to be like really fckn proud now
Not that I regret GG moving on to new projects, because Horizon was incredible, but I get pretty fed up with shit sites like Gamingbolt slagging off Kilkzone. I personally really liked that series and clearly, I wasn't alone as the games sold millions of copies.
I mean...it didn't really start off on the best foot and KZ2 is the only one with truly long-lasting staying power from what I've seen. EDIT: But I'm actually really interested in doing a 'dev dive' on all of GG's console releases and reviewing them down the line.
I can imagine! A developer whose done FPS for three gens to come out and create such an amazing world and characters, just WOW!!!! I'm so glad Horizon got made! Just love everything about it and my God is it gorgeous!
I read the title and thought they were afraid to compete with GoW.
I can see why when they've never done a game as ambitious as HZD but they nailed the goals they set for themselves and now with HZD2 all they need to do is perfect the formula to have another guaranteed success.
It’s a good game but it did get pretty boring to me after a while. Fighting the Mechs is fun but fighting other humans is just awful. There was nothing special about the quest but I will add that I haven’t finished the game so maybe there are some better quest later. The gunplay is excellent however.
Yes the gunplay. Obviously she uses a bow but it’s no different than a gun let’s be real here. It would control exactly the same if she was using an assault rifle but if it makes you feel better then I’ll say the bowplay is excellent.
@BLKxSEPTRMBER thanks for the clarification. There's been many people who have stated before that they thought the game should have included a gun, while others only played the beginning and think they know what the entire game is about.
"Not that great" you say? What a stupid headline.
Was going to say the same thing
https://www.youtube.com/wat... In this interview it clear just how much of a big risk it was they took in making Horizon
This is what I like from Sony's studios. They take risks. Experiencing with new formulas and concept. Rather than just playing it safe and predictable. Yes, I'm talking about Microsoft's exclusives so far that offered nothing more than just new entry of old IP with some eye candy upgrades, and sadly, none of them looks as astonishing as Horizon, Uncharted 4 or God of war. People said Xbox One exclusives lacks of diversity? I'd say it lacks of creativity, concept, and story to make it a memorable game, rather than just about easy sales.
I'd have been pretty scared to release a product to an audience made almost entirely of males, where the product is full to the brim of cowardly npc beta males... Seems it did really well though.. Huh.
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