Mostly Positive Reviews for Horizon: Forbidden West

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Early reviews are coming out for Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Forbidden West and all reports lead to us getting a quality title on Friday the 18th of February.

Horizon Forbidden West continues six months after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn. Aloy, a machine hunter, has travelled west to investigate a mysterious and deadly blight. In these uncharted lands, she will meet strange new tribes and encounter ever more deadly machines. Together with old friends and new companions, she must brave this new frontier to find the answers she needs to save life on Earth.

The few Criticisms of the game include frustration over some of the mechanics not offering enough freedom, most notably the climbing and the use of the new tool, the grappling hook. Some reviews see the game as a more polished version of Horizon: Zero Dawn.

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Having said that most reviews are saying it’s bigger, better and more varied than the first game.

Graphically the PS5 version will offer two modes. There’s “resolution mode” with native 4K (2160p)/30fps, and then there is “performance mode” with a checkerboarded 1800p/60fps.

The resolution will be sacrificed considerable on the PS4 and PS4 Pro versions with the standard PS4 version offering 1080p/30fps while the PS4 Pro is at 1800p/30fps (both checkerboarded resolution). Given the game is really pushing the limits of this system it’s expected that this will be the last Horizon for the last generation consoles.

The title is really taking advantage of the power of the PS5 with the Nex Gen version offering far superior textures, higher density of vegetation, better draw distance and anisotropic filtering, additional shadows, more complex lighting effects and it’s been reported that load times are seven times faster.

The previous game “Horizon: Zero Dawn” was a massive success for PlayStation selling over 20 million copies after it’s release in 2017 and later on PC in 2020.

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Get ready to play Horizon: Forbidden West exclusively on PlayStation Consoles via digital or store-bought copies from February 18th.

It’s expected that a PC release will follow although not yet announced.

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