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Horizon Zero Dawn review
Exceptional
by Brahmaputra

The DLC is amazing, the environment is stunning as always. My overall rate is absolutely recommend, but I’d like to cite some drawbacks.
First, I didn’t like the new ambush-style quests, there are just too many machines you have to kill.
Second, Frostclaw and Fireclaw. While the first can be fun, the latter is overpowered even for a high-level character and weapons a fight can take up to half an hour, and this is very tiresome. Also there’s AI cheating, both Claws can do a ground attack with a auto-target and large range. I once hid behind some rocks and then BOOM! I’m dead. So there’s you can run, but you can’t hide strategy.
Despite these flaws it’s still a great DLC, and if you like the original game, you should definitely buy this one.
«Blew my mind»

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Very cool game. Really unique and well though-out world. The plot is engaging and worth it. Gameplay is freaking NICE. Hardpoint arrows and regen armor are a must tho. Soundtrack is nice. Also LANCE REDDICK IS IN THIS !!!
Also just some time effing around exploring obscure map areas after I completed the game which was TIGHT. Can’t wait for a sequel 🙏
4.0
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
Primitive girl runs around shooting robot dinosaurs with a bow and arrow. This is what I'll say about it: The reason this game is so great is because it makes that first sentence make sense.
«Blew my mind»
«Time-tested»
Horizon Zero Dawn looks amazing. Every part of the presentation is fantastic. The environment, whether it’s the snow areas, lush forest areas, or desert areas all look amazing. The character models and the machines look amazing when just standing there but where this game takes it to a whole other level is the animations of Aloy and the machines. It is so impressive the way the machines and Aloy move and attack. It looks more natural and fluid than any other game Ive played. I don’t usually start with the games strongest pro but I think that the visual presentation of this game is it’s most impressive achievement. That being said it isn’t the only good thing about HZD. 

The gameplay is very crisp as well. Now if you know me you know that I love using a bow in video games. I don’t know why, I just usually find it satisfying. This game has a lot of bow action if you choose to use it. I did. And I liked it. The different ways you have to pick apart the machines and the different types of effects your weapons can do creates a very dynamic, visually pleasing, combat system that is very enjoyable for a long time. The different machines behave in different ways so the enemy variety doesn’t get stale either for a long time. The first T. rex fight gets a shout out. Felt epic.

The rpg elements are good, but they aren’t anything unique or special. You have enough weapons to use and ways to upgrade them (although I used a lot of bows because they were my favourite). You gather resources a la Far Cry style to craft ammo and items. You gather resources from defeated machines. It’s fun and creates a sense of progression that games like this need and it does it in an enjoyable way that didn’t get repetitive for me.

The story I thought was good not great. I love the big picture main idea behind the story. Evolution of machines is right up my ally and it’s done in an interesting way. But the side quests and really most of the stuff wasn’t about the history of this fantastic world was just alright.

Final Score: A+
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BEAUTIFUL game! Great story and amazing bow and arrow action! 10/10
«Blew my mind»
Gameplay 10/10
Story 9/10
Graphics 9/10
Soundtrack 10/10
Sound Effects 8/10
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Absolute one of my favorite PS4 games. Love the world, scenery, creatures, different civilizations and the story.
Very unique and interesting game. 
8/10

+ Awesome premise/setting
+ Complex, varied combat
+ Aloy's character growth
+ Creative story kept me invested throughout
+ Excellent visuals in landscapes and lighting
+ Great design and scale for machines

- Fierce difficulty spikes
- Too long; needed tightening up
- Open world felt a bit dated in some areas
- Delivery of exposition sometimes awkward; poor character models on side characters
Finished on March 21, 2017 (PS4).

+Atmosphere
+Characters
+DLC
+Gameplay
+Lore
+Music
+Side Quests
+Story
Was alright.