Horizon Zero Dawn [PS4, PC]

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  1. BoardBonobo

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    They might have just been constructed for a digital Jurassic Park and the factories are still running. Bit like how the Triffids took over when the world went blind.
     
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    I seriously love the look this game. Blew me away wholesale. Open world RPG with this setting means insta-buy for me. And being one of those people who, despite the aggro of many critics and gamers alike, was able to enjoy KZ games I already have a lot of faith in GG's ability to execute on thier vision for this.

    One thing I can't get though, is the criticisms of folks that I've seen on the internet about the setting and the robot cyber-fauna. I mean, do these folks just not really have any imagination at all? Did they just never watch cartoons as a kid? I dunno how anyone can see a concept like this and not just see it as flippin cool. Sure it's not realistic, but its a friggin game. Not all games need to be. To be honest, I'm pretty much burned out with the whole FAD of games trying to have too much "gritty realism" or be "grounded in reality". I watched the trailer for the new COD, The Division and that new Ghost recon game and I was bored to tears by it all. I'm definitely all for games going back to the pure fantasy stuff. This is PURE fantasy Sci Fi, and I absolutely love it!!!
     
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    I imagine the story will be something like this:

    The ancient super advanced humans created the cyber-saurs as autonomous military/industrial droids. After a great war which killed off 90% of the humans, the droids just kept on doing their thing, whilst human society kept away from the radio-active city ruins and regressed to nomadic hunter gatherer civilisations once again. In the absence of any means to rebuild human society, humans continued in their very simple, primitive new lifestyles for the next thousand years, simply forgetting their history and advanced knowledge; because in such a harsh new world, survival became more important than trying to preserve human knowledge.
     
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    http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/horiz...ont_be_tutorialised_rpg_systems_detailed.html

    Somes soul's inspiration?

     
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    Yeah!! Skill tree :cool:
    Sold!
     
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    That sounds just perfect.

    And I totally agree, this kind of imagination is very much welcome! We have enough realism in reality.
     
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    I was thinking that maybe there is some equivalent of "SkyNet" in this game. But insteat of robo-skeletons he is producing dino-robots
     
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    I totally got a Skynet vibe from this game too.
     
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    Lol the red hair somwhat made me think of Nariko from Heavenly Sword. If only they could reboot it [​IMG]
    The post apocalyptic world especially the sequence qith the vegetation taking over the city made me think of Enslaved though I did not play the game, just the way it looked.
    I really hope they have planned for some Dragon's Dogma climbing over the huge beasts lol and ride them. Can't wait to see the live coverage today on Guerilla's twitch.
    That shadowfall refined engine for Open World looks amazing.
    I can't wait to see how the A.I works especially to just witness other tribes trying to take down the giant ennemies by themselves.
     
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    For a moment I forgot that the game was from Guerilla and I was thinking it was a Ninja Theory game. It has their vibe in it
     
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    hm... but why are the dinobots harvesting.
     
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    And why does she feel remorse for killing the little one?
     
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    well it seems these humans don´t have knowledge from before the apocalypse. They started from square one, and had always shared their habitat with robo-dinos from day one, so to them the robots are just very particular breed of animals. They percieve them as real living beings. So she acted much like many tribal people do, they hunt for survival, but try to avoid the killing animals for little reason.
     
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    I guess that's their energy source.

    Food chain in robot version: herbivore dinosaurs eat vegetables, carnivores robot-dinosaurs eat herbivores...the rust eats the all!
     
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    But whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    GG might have an interesting premise, but explaining it might be uh..................... Rico.


    man creates dinobots to replace labour force. then A.I. happens. OOPS. Somehow america can't deal with it, and then........ dinobots continue alongside sparse population of humans.

    wat
     
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    Man creates robots, AI takes over the worlRICOOOO!!!!!!!!
     
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    What I really liked in the demo is the non obtrusive UI.

    So from what we know currently it's kind of a mix between Far Cry, Monster Hunter and The Witcher? Do want.
     
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    looks great! but please stop reusing old assets. i just dont get why devs can't post 5-10 dollar jobs to get new effects and art. worth a shot to the community before reusing as could get some good stuff.
     
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    "Old assets", what do you mean!?
     
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