Horizon: Zero Dawn appears to be a proper RPG, and an exciting one - VG247

This sci-fi primitive mash-up stands out as an impressive PS4 exclusive. “There’s a sense of cool self-assuredness around this design and world, and it’s something that hasn’t really been done too much in games.”

dirkdady2946d ago (Edited 2946d ago )

Think witcher 3 type of RPG.
Looking at Horizon's menu system they have a skill/job tree, crafting, customization, wide open world, quest trees for both main/side story, mounts to travel, etc.

Combined with a dynamic combat system that rivals any action game. It's a beautiful thing they are building.

thatguyhayat2946d ago

I remember when this was first revealed it was called a witcher rival

jb2272946d ago

I think the coolest feature that from what I know has never been done before in an RPG is the quest creator.

Apparently from what I've heard about it, say if you need +100 ore to craft a certain weapon...instead of just scavenging ore for hours, you can have the game create a customized quest whose reward is that +100 ore. Little systems like that show not only how deep this game could turn out, but how it could potentially be a lot more streamlined & intuitive than many other RPGs.

I love that Guerilla seems to be making an RPG that can even be enjoyed by gamers who typically like more directed & streamlined experiences. The narrative is definitely compelling, the environments are crazy diverse & the combat seems deep w/o being overwhelming. This game is really gonna be something special...everyone who has gone hands on with it have all sung its praises. I personally think this one could end up being the most well received new IP of this generation, one that will serve as a high water mark when we look back on what the gen had to offer.

oasdada2946d ago

Looks like a AAA rpg like witcher with gfx and animation in line with uncharted

MasterCornholio2946d ago

Looks like it could be the next Uncharted 4.


Summer Game Fest 2024 exciting leaks, rumors and confirmed studios

Summer Game Fest 2024 is right around the corner, and there are exciting leaks and rumors online in addition to confirmed studios.

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Lightning7750d ago

Borderlands 4 is suppose to show up also but meh I didn't like that last one tbh. I beat it and everything I just didn't care for the characters and it was pretty much the same thing. Franchise needs a complete overhaul.

jznrpg49d ago

@Lightning77 I didn’t like the last Borderlands either. 1 was my favorite 2 was good as well but 3 I quit playing early in and I will skip 4 most likely.

anast50d ago

yep, I'm hyped for this one.


I'm hoping that Nintendo shows Metroid Prime 4 in some form, even a 30sec gameplay trailer would be fine. Most likely it will only be on a Nintendo Direct.

thesoftware73049d ago

Switch 2, most likely; they will use it to showcase the new system's graphical power.


Hmm, it might be both, Switch and Switch 2 just like how Twilight Princess came out on GameCube and Wii.

FlameWater50d ago

At least give me Age of Mythology


Sony Has Added More Titles To The List of Games Leaving PS Plus In May 2024

Sony Interactive Entertainment has added a few more titles to the list of games that will be leaving PS Plus in May, 2024.

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darthv7278d ago

curious... if a game leaves PS+, does it make it unplayable if you have already claimed it before it leaves? I know on the XB side, games leaving Gamepass are no longer playable. You need to pay for them to be able to continue playing after you installed them from GP.

CrimsonWing6978d ago

The 3 monthly “free” games you keep as long as you have PS+ subscription. The PS+ library is like Netflix. They rotate stuff out and replace them with other titles.

MrNinosan78d ago

Yes, PS+ Extra/Premium games are unplayable after the leave the service, just like GamePass and Netflix.
PS+ Essentials games are available as long as you have an active PS+ account.

Profchaos77d ago

Monthly games, special promos like the free games during COVID or PS plus bundle on ps5 are forever yours. Premium and above are time limited

If you claim a game on the premium tier (not yours to keep) and it comes out as a monthly games later e.g. fallout 76 it appears you do not retain ownership on that one.

Notsofast77d ago

The 3-4 monthly games that are free that are part of every service are yours forever I canceled my service over a year and you never lose access. I dont know what these other comments are talking about maybe they are in a different country but in the USA I could play any game I claimed of the free monthly games

MrNinosan77d ago

Then one of the accounts on your PS5 probably has a PS+ Essential subscription.
Because the 3-4 PS+ games you get every month, is not available to be played if you don't have an active sunscription.
It's the same in US, Europe, Japan and everywhere else.

Petebloodyonion77d ago

Essential stays in your library
Extra and premium become locked when titles leave the service.

It's actually one of my gripes with Extra, you can't remove the title from your own library, so basically it countss as one your title but it's locked so you own library become a cluster F... unless you filter your titles.

MrNinosan77d ago

Well you can just chose to hide them.

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-Foxtrot78d ago

Wonder if Horizon ZD leaving gives credit to those remake rumours

Sigh. If true…another remake that’s not Bloodborne.

SimpleDad78d ago

Probably yes cause of a remake.

Skuletor78d ago

I still remember them giving that one away for free, regardless of if you were subscribed to Plus or not

ApocalypseShadow78d ago (Edited 78d ago )

They did. It was during the pandemic and the "play at home" initiative.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition. Sony gave away a lot of games just to push gamers to stay home and not get infected by COVID.

Eonjay78d ago

I think you're right.
There is a separate Bloodborne rumor by the remake is allegedly scheduled for next gen.