Sonys’ newest exclusive IP from Guerrilla Games, Horizon: Zero Dawn, is an amazingly realistic view of the world after a robot uprising where humans are no longer at the top of the food chain.
Beginning with a brief history of the achievements of early mankind and the communities that developed around each other, the female narrator slowly reveals that this is not game set in the past, but instead after the fall of humanity.
As the red-headed protagonist ventures out into the wild to explore the surrounding area, the viewers are given a glimpse of the dangers that exist in a world where animal life is replace by giant robotic dinosaurs. Enemies can detect you by scanning the environment, showing off the ability to hide among bushes is ruined immediately as the mechanical flightless bird sees the character instantly.
Your main weapon in Horizon is a tribal bow and arrow, with the added twist that the tribal population was able to scavenge parts from the old world as they call it. However, the “Carnivorous” robots have weapons of their own, and are able to send rockets of their own right back at you.
Augmentations allow you to fire explosive arrows, and a range of makeshift weaponry gives you access to a grapple that can be used to immobilize the enormous predators, find their weak spot and send an explosive arrow directly into it.
The last glimpse of this expansive new world is a destroyed metropolitan city, that players will hopefully be spending a fair amount of time in, before the hero is attacked by a Mecha-Falcon, teasing an amazing series of boss battles.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is expected to drop at some point in 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.