Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open world sandbox game, where you are free to run around and explore. It will be available for PlayStation 4 on February 28th.
The storyline of the game places the action in a post-apocalyptic reality where nature has regained control of the world, humanity came back to living in tribes, and the remains of the machines have turned into robots that look like dinosaurs or some prehistoric lizards.
Aloy is the main character and heroine of the game. She is able to use tools to explore the region, survive, interact with the several species (if we may call them species) of robot dinosaurs, and even tame them.
Yes, you may tame the robot dinosaurs. Or at least use some of them as a sort of temporary allies. Striders, for example, are herbivore robot dinosaurs (which sounds a bit peculiar if you think of it) which may let you hop on their backs and ride them. This would help you move around more quickly and easily. They would even fight for you or come when you call them.
However, you have to be careful when you are around robot dinosaurs. In the Horizon world, there are a few Tallnecks. These are huge dinosaurs with flat head that resemble brontosauruses. They would not attack you, so they are not directly threatening but, if you don’t pay attention, they may trample over you.
If you are strong enough to “capture” a Tallneck and climb on its head, you will be able to unlock more of the map and discover new points of interest. Reaching the top of a Tallneck’s head may be a bit challenging, though.
Aloy is quite a powerful warrior. She becomes more powerful as you level up and unlock more achievements that strengthen her stealth, combat skills, and hunter-gatherer capabilities.
You may find out that the game goes on even when you’re not present. For example, you may encounter a Sawtooth you have to fight that already comes with low health. This suggests this might have gotten into another fight with an even more gruesome creature you would have to take down later.
We will not disclose more of the game so as not to spoil your experience. One last advice would be to always stay stealthy. Aloy’s weapons are important, but not as important as knowing how to sneak around and escape the danger.
Make sure to purchase Horizon: Zero Dawn and enjoy an exciting gameplay that develops your strategy and combat skills.
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