PlayStation’s Horizon: Zero Dawn will be released on February 28th, and it’s an epic open-world adventure set in a far future post-post apocalypse where you play the role of tribal outcast turned hero Aloy. You can read the full review on Glixel, but here’s why you should consider dropping the $60 entrance fee to this crazy theme park.
- It’s total eye candy
Horizon: Zero Dawn benefits from rocking the latest in PlayStation 4 Pro’s visual tech, playable in dazzling 4K if you have a PlayStation Pro console and the right TV – and its visual design feels just a JetBlue flight away from Avatar‘s super-saturated Pandora. There’s lush Alpine lowlands, desert lands the color of caramel and bright snowy peaks. That backdrop is brought to life by the wildlife that inhabits it too, foxes, turkeys and a whole heap of giant robotic dinosaurs, most of which want to kill you.
- The giant robotic dinosaurs looks incredible
Forget your hero Aloy or the people that populate the world, the stars of this show are the various metallic behemoths that graze, hunt and kill their way across the ecosystem. Up close they look like they’re made from Ducati motorcycle parts and Dyson vacuum cleaners, but they move and behave so believably that hunting them feels less like a shooting gallery and more like a tense, potentially fatal dance with a living, breathing thing.
- It’s a theme park of seemingly endless play
The explanation for the ruined world and those heavy metal monsters is more SyFy Channel than HBO and comes packed with a bunch of quests, but the real fun comes from going rogue with your bows, exploding arrows and reckless disregard for danger. With Horizon: Zero Dawn game’s developer Guerrilla – who spent years making gorgeous but sometimes shallow shooters – just want you to marvel and to play.
Read the full review at Glixel.
By Rachel Weber
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