Horizon Zero Dawn: First Impression (mild early story spoilers)

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I know I’m a bit late with this, but bear with me; I haven’t had a ton of time to write lately (I still have other posts to get up and out of the way and I’m also working on voice overs for a Fallout 4 mod) but I wanted to at least shout out Horizon Zero Dawn – the game that has had a monopoly on my spare time.

Horizon Zero Dawn – at a first glance – seems like a generic game with lush landscapes and a rugged female lead. While playing it, it has common ground with games like Tomb Raider (the reboot, at least) and Uncharted. Don’t let similarities fool you – this title stands on its own and shines for miles.

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Resident Evil 7: First Impression (Spoiler-Free)

First off – I would like to preface this with the fact that I initially had a VERY negative opinion of the game prior to its release. I was one of those obnoxious purists that had automatically believed that the game was going to be shitty. The story actually had to be spoiled for me to decide I would give it a shot. No spoilers here, though – promise.

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For Honor closed beta reactions.

So where to begin? I’ve been hype for this game since debut trailer at E3 2015 and my friend gave me a closed beta code which was a mission and a half in of itself to find for uplay because as we all know, uplay is God awful for anyone trying to use it. Anyway, downloaded the beta, took an hour and change on a wired 60 mbps Internet connection. A little over 25gb.

 So the beta opens with the same e3 story trailer showing off the new villain which is apparently female Ares with a forgettable name and some good old forgettable plot monologue. That doesn’t matter to me, I want to play.

And then a tutorial, mandatory one at that. You can’t change the button configuration, nor put subtitles on, nor skip the opening cutscene on each battle which gets wicked annoying the more you get kicked during them. Adversely, my friend which you can follow on his YouTube channel GameBoiz, Broski had a great time, reported few kicks compared to me. I had to go to a wireless connection to even get games in.

Aside from the negatives, there’s potential there. I just can’t recommend buying it day one when the beta has this many problems on balancing and server issues. The game is fun but people running away from a losing battle to ambush you with 3 other opponents is not fun and gets annoying really quick.

 

I’m no longer buying it day one.