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Horizon Forbidden West - Gameplay reveal

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  1. NaraVara
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    Man forget biking. I want so badly to get around town on a robo-raptor. And jeez these environments. I didn't know if they could top themselves after the last one. It's incredible! I notice Aloy...

    Man forget biking. I want so badly to get around town on a robo-raptor.

    And jeez these environments. I didn't know if they could top themselves after the last one. It's incredible!

    I notice Aloy is going to have the Samus problem though, where for some reason she's leaving all the imba gear I picked up in the last game behind. Why would she ever part with the pseudo-magical force-field armor?

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  2. drannex
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    I watched this live yesterday whole I was with my family (we're all huge fans of the first game, including my own mother). This game looks like it solved a lot of the problems of the last one, and...

    I watched this live yesterday whole I was with my family (we're all huge fans of the first game, including my own mother).

    This game looks like it solved a lot of the problems of the last one, and I like the way its really digging into the technological side of things (plus! No more random yellow bars that were just out of place, now you can see the points you can climb via your Holo, a much better method). They made a brief mention on skill trees, something the original was sorely lacking. The combat looks so smooth and liquid, and the human enemies look to actually attack properly, unlike the first game where they mostly just walked back and forth sometimes attacking. There appears to be more variety as well (in both combatants, and more importantly, landscapes).

    I was excited for the first game from the first trailer, and now I'm even more excited for the sequel.

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    Muffin
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    I fell off the first game after 5 hours or so. It felt like a great proof of concept, but something about the open world and game felt hollow or soulless to me. I might check the sequel out, this...

    I fell off the first game after 5 hours or so. It felt like a great proof of concept, but something about the open world and game felt hollow or soulless to me. I might check the sequel out, this looks niiiiice

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    1. drannex
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      I don't know if you finished the game, but it really comes together after about the 15 hour mark. the storyline and world starts getting closer together and more full of content, creatures, and...

      I don't know if you finished the game, but it really comes together after about the 15 hour mark. the storyline and world starts getting closer together and more full of content, creatures, and things to discover(1).

      The game was meant to feel a bit soulless and make you feel alienated at first, you are after all an exile. But the rest of the game is really great, and the lore hidden around is fantastic.

      1. Except the desert part, that's a bit empty for understandable reasons.
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