Horizon Forbidden West Trailer Review

Horizon Forbidden West (2021) is a continuation of the series with the same title Horizon Zero Down (2017).

Highlights I can take:

  •  When I saw this gameplay demo, I was immediately impressed by the light on the main character’s face.
  •  Facial expressions are greatly improved from the previous series.
  •  The particles in the air add to the deep of field impression of the existing arena.
  •  The injured character looks very thirsty, until finally Aloy gives his drink bottle (0:22)
  •  Rich, full, dense and light forest arena assets look very beautiful (1:27)
  •  Crazy the level of complexity of the polygons of the enemy is very detailed (2:15)
  •  It is a known fact that enemy tribes have been able to control robot technology (2:33)
  •  Aloy’s arrow that hasn’t been upgraded is sluggish when it hits an enemy (2:58)
  •  Aloy can issue a smoke bomb to escape (3:07)
  •  The arena scan can show which arenas can be used for the interaction of Aloy’s character (3:35)
  •  There is a new Grappling Gun mechanism for traversal (3.46)
  •  What’s really new is when the main character can dive but unfortunately only sees a little (3:53)
  •  Possibly there will be enemies who actually live in the water (4:27)
  •  In the water there seems to be a strong current challenge that Aloy must pass (4:46)
  •  After getting out of the water arena, Aloy’s clothes and hair are not wet (5:01)
  •  A new large enemy in the form of a Mammoth (5:34)
  •  How to approach the enemy arena can be overt or stealthy.
  •  There are various types of enemies, such as riders, archers, attackers or defenders.
  •  After killing the enemy, Aloy’s wand is secretly filled with purple energy (7:06)
  •  Enemy armor will fall if hit repeatedly (7:11)
  •  Aloy’s arrows are sluggish again shooting large enemies
  •  Activating an automatic skill triggers a cutscene? (7:38)
  •  Damage seen on all armor used by the enemy
  •  Dead enemies should be able to be loot, but not shown.
  •  At minute (8:26) the interaction point is too small so it is not very visible
  •  You can see the collapsed Golden Gate Bridge, a sign that this arena is the city of San Francisco (8:37)
  •  The new thing is that Aloy can issue a parachute, it is possible that this parachute can also be used as a protector (8:48)
  •  As usual Aloy uses his ability to control the raptor robot (9:17)
  •  When Aloy rides Aloy’s raptor robot, does it look really small? yes or no?
  •  The vibrant mix of red, green and blue makes the eyes stun (9:28)
  •  Aloy vs Mammoth, again Aloy’s arrows are sluggish
  •  Aloy’s strategy is to attack the human controlling the robot at the top (10:32)
  •  The gameplay of this demo looks very scripted, so the main character’s movements are already in certain posts, to show what the opponent’s or main character’s abilities are.
  •  Aloy tries to shoot at the enemy’s weak points, namely the eyes, Aloy also has a Sticky Gun weapon (10:53)
  •  As usual the enemy robot can drop his weapon for Aloy to use (11:23)
  •  Arena can be damaged and destroyed by enemy attacks (11:49)
  •  There is a possibility that the arena will move, because in the last scene Aloy says “Where will this take us?” Then a hologram of a round Earth appears. There are several points that have been marked and there is an arena that is located really in the middle of the ocean. (11:46)
  •  Suddenly a mysterious tornado appears (13:16) – End

This game will be released in 2021, for the PS4 and PS5 Platforms.