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    Horizon: Zero Dawn, the AC3 sequel I always wanted?

    The E3 game of the show was for many people Guerilla Game's Horizon: Zero Dawn. A new IP that felt fresh and inspired among so many sequels. When I first watched the demo it kind of reminded me of something. Especially this part:




    Look at how Aloy (the protagonist) jumps, rolls, slides down a slope, enters a stalking zone, do a stalking zone stealth take down before she fires her bow. Familiar? Then I read this:

    There's a "full climbing and traversal system" says Jan, "you can climb up mountains, climb into trees, swim through rivers". Useful if you want to flee the robots instead of fight.
    What game invented the climbable forest/interactive wilderness? I have been super critical about AC3, but I loved the frontier. Horizon looks like a game that takes what was good about AC3 and builds on it. It seems to me Ubi never quite understood what a gem they had with the frontier and instead went back to full urban after a couple of ship games.

    Thoughts?
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    Xstantin's Avatar Senior Member
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    I thought the same when I saw that stalking zone (iirc Uncharted 4 has them as well) pretty excited about Zero Dawn myself

    I replayed ACIII recently and another nice thing the Frontier had was the amount of chests which was nothing compared to Unity
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    Dude, I was blown away by all of this! Now this is what I call stealth! Making full use of the frontier like this is what I want to see in a Connor sequel. What I love the most is that instead of just walking towards the next cover brush like how you see in Black Flag and 3, you roll towards it! It makes much more sense than walking towards it, being full upright with a high chance of your enemies spotting you and gives of the sense of actually tracking down your prey.
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    Here's a breakdown video as well:


    It does give me a AC3 x Tomb Raider vibe with more vibrancy, and, of course, exotic robot animals in a post-apocalyptic land. I'm super excited for it.
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    Looks great, but I would prefer if they used proper dinosaurs.

    I need a good dinosaur game!
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    I don't see what's so innovative about this
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    Originally Posted by I-Like-Pie45 Go to original post
    I don't see what's so innovative about this
    You just fail to comprehend the subtlety and nuance of it's abstract concept.

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    Meh.

    The game doesn't interest me that much.

    Also, I didn't like AC3s frontier that much. It was too restrictive for me to enjoy. Many of the climbable mountains were hard to find and I would waste a lot of my time running along a large mountain looking for something I can grip to climb.

    Da trees felt like set pieces that took you from point A to point B.




    MEH..........But hey!



    FALLOUT 4!
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    I-Like-Pie45's Avatar Senior Member
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    people are just saying that because female protagonist
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    you all suck
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