Horizon: Beautiful, often brilliant and so, so stupid



Mike (@MikePlantGC) fondly remembers a time when Mode 7 was king, Mario and Sonic would sooner die than share an Olympic event and when a console by Atari was something to look forward to (RIP Atari Jaguar).

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8 Responses

  1. Colin Marks says:

    All these “AAA” titles… Everyone just follows the standard until someone actually innovates a formula. Which I’m sorry to say, in my opinion, is usually Nintendo (not big time PC devs)
    Ace example right here https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/03/01/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-makes-climbing-fun-again/amp/

    Before Goldeneye, Shooters were all monster based with ‘non-reloading’ weapons.
    Perfect Dark was amongst the first example that added reload animations to shooters
    Mario 64 introduced like the worlds first character with analogue motion.
    And so many more examples.

    This article just exemplifies how the best devs in the industry are just ‘cut and pasting’ previous ideas for an easy sell.
    Its honestly quite sad

    • Mike says:

      Hey, Colin – thanks for the comment.

      I can’t wait until the day the studio’s all get together to produce a Horizon, Far Cry, Mordor, Watch Dogs, Wild Lands megamix – we’ll never need another one of these games again! Maybe at will be the new Assassin Creed’s twist?

  2. Chuck says:

    Maybe she does it because she wants to finally have friends and belong?

  3. Hicken says:

    Maybe because her “father” told her to?

    Maybe because that’s one of the things you do in open world games?

    I’m not really sure what the point of complaining about this is.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly what I thought when i read the article. I didn’t mind that part of the game. I guess it depends on everyone. :/

  4. Joshua Rizk says:

    I get what youre saying about what you would do or not do but thats why its an rpg.

    Im a type to help those even if they did treat me the way they did Aloy.

    Thats the beauty of open world RPGs. Choice. You might not be a good smaritan and probably more conferned on Aloys origins. You can totally do that ignoring all those people who ridiculed you. But for me, i couldnt just let someone in need standby

  5. Paul W Dietz says:

    Thank God I found this article. I thought I was crazy. This game has graphics and that’s it. Everything else fell way short IMO. This felt like a last-gen game with next-gen graphics which seems to be a theme for this generation of console. We cannot praise such a derivative game like this or the industry won’t move forward.

    • Anonymous says:

      I loved it. Maybe it is a good piece of game to start into this kind of games. I don’t find it boring, in that case is more relaxing because the story runs slow, but at the same time there’s action. It depends in everyone’s point of view, at the end it’s just an opinion, people will like or dislike it depending on their taste.

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