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Horizon: Zero Dawn is a fully fledged RPG

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Horizon: Zero Dawn was a big surprise for everyone at E3 this year. Guerrilla Games’ open world game blew me away when I saw it behind closed doors and I can’t wait to learn more about the character, story, and that strange post-apocalyptic open world. At least with this commentary, we get a bit more information.

Senior Producer Mark Norris explains a bit more in this trailer breakdown.

I like how he explains why the studio is making something other than Killzone, and how it has informed some design decisions, particularly the color palette. The game revolves around exploring the world, going on quests and killing the machine dinosaurs. In fact, Aloy isn’t an indiscriminate killer – she feels some kind of kinship with the machines, but she does need their parts so that she can craft cool new things. She seems to be able to craft weapons as well as ammo. Plus, she will earn XP for doing all those things, making Horizon a true RPG.

One of the most exciting things Norris said? The game is a true open world without any loading times. That’s right, if you can see it, you can go there, and without loading screens or waiting times. The world looks massive and varied and I’m a little bit too excited to explore every nook and cranny. The game is only coming next year, though, so I really need to contain myself a bit. Let’s just hope 2016 delivers on all these incredible titles so that I can have a year of gleeful gaming.

Last Updated: July 3, 2015

43 Comments

  1. Gerhard Davids

    July 3, 2015 at 11:04

    This was one of my top picks of E3.

    I love the concept, the game is stunning.
    I now just need to start exploring the world and lore.

    This is the first game of its type that I have been interested in playing for a long time.

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  2. hairyknees

    July 3, 2015 at 11:10

    TAKE! MY! MONEY!!!!!!!

    Reply

  3. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    July 3, 2015 at 11:14

    Holy mother of Odin…….Biggest new IP surprise for me. Looks way too good.
    1. Open World
    2. RPG
    3. No loading times
    4. Cool Weapons
    5. Monster hunting
    6. Robo dinos
    7. Mother EFFING robo dinos
    8. Did I mention Robotic…EFFING…Dinosaurs…

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      July 3, 2015 at 11:27

      No Nazi bastards riding on Dinos. I have lost all interest. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2015 at 11:41

      With friggin laser beams! That’s all that was missing for me!

      Reply

    • Sageville

      July 3, 2015 at 11:44

      Dood, they also have Robo dinos!

      Reply

    • oVg "I hate Portals" - Geralt

      July 3, 2015 at 12:24

      THAT SHOOT LAZERS

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      • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

        July 3, 2015 at 13:53

        I want robo dino pets so I can name them Lazer and Blazer.

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        • Aaron Lucas

          July 6, 2015 at 16:40

          Not Slag and Grimlock?

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    • Nikola

      July 3, 2015 at 13:14

      Just amazing:)

      Reply

  4. RinceThis

    July 3, 2015 at 11:30

    This was the E3 winner for me for new IP. It looks stunning.

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    • oVg "I hate Portals" - Geralt

      July 3, 2015 at 12:26

      Not Assassins Creed London?

      Reply

  5. David

    July 3, 2015 at 11:34

    Exclusive to PS4.

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2015 at 11:38

      Yeah….that’s the only bad part. At least release it on PC sometime so that everyone can play it.

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      • RinceThis

        July 3, 2015 at 11:39

        *SO everyone can complain about the shitty port *RUNS

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 3, 2015 at 11:40

          Bwahahaha!

          Reply

  6. Hammersteyn

    July 3, 2015 at 11:37

  7. Hammersteyn

    July 3, 2015 at 11:37

  8. Hammersteyn

    July 3, 2015 at 11:37

  9. Hammersteyn

    July 3, 2015 at 11:41

    Turok phoned. He wants to know if he can join the party?

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    • HairyEwok

      July 3, 2015 at 11:44

      Dino crisis is on the call too.

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  10. Sageville

    July 3, 2015 at 11:43

    It looks awesome, though my head still can’t get around the Bow-and-arrow vs Sentient Machinery

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  11. HairyEwok

    July 3, 2015 at 11:46

    At least were past the whole zombie theme and back to what we all loved and grew up with… DINO’S!!!!!

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2015 at 11:47

      Seems like a circle, Nazis, Zombies, Dinos…..

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        July 3, 2015 at 11:51

        Then you get those people that almost put that circle inside the circle to make another circle (refresh)

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 3, 2015 at 11:54

          LOL!

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  12. Ottokie

    July 3, 2015 at 11:53

    You have my interest, now lets hope this becomes something great!

    Reply

  13. Rock789

    July 3, 2015 at 11:58

    I was seriously impressed by this from E3 this year – seemed like it came completely out of left field… And I, for one, definitely wanna know more. **queue the Starship Troopers “Do you want to know more” screen**

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    • Matthew Holliday

      July 3, 2015 at 12:20

      aye, didnt see it coming, which is a nice change.
      i want to see if its not as sequenced as it looks, the fight they showed us looked a bit scripted.

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    • Aaron Lucas

      July 6, 2015 at 16:37

      The only good robot dinosaur, is a DEAD robot dinosaur!

      Reply

  14. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 3, 2015 at 11:59

    If you use the bow with an electric arrow does that make the target do the…….. wait…. ELECTRIC BOW-GALOO!?

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2015 at 12:04

      hahahahaha

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      July 3, 2015 at 12:22

      Get back in your corner!

      Reply

    • oVg "I hate Portals" - Geralt

      July 3, 2015 at 12:25

      If you win comment of the week again I will eat my skin flakes.

      Reply

      • Deceased

        July 3, 2015 at 13:44

        Guys, please join me in making the Emperor reach comment of the week ๐Ÿ˜€

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  15. oVg "I hate Portals" - Geralt

    July 3, 2015 at 12:23

    This game looks so sweet. I never got to play Heavenly Sword ๐Ÿ™ But I did love Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

    Turok Dinosaur Hunter meets Enslaved. BRING IT

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  16. CypherGate

    July 3, 2015 at 12:33

    I CANNOT WAIT! awesome game!

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  17. DragonSpirit009

    July 3, 2015 at 12:49

    It’s official! I will have to steal my mum’s credit card in order to by the console and this game. I might get hurt but it will be worth it!

    Reply

  18. Nikola

    July 3, 2015 at 13:14

    This was my favorite at E3 partly maybe because it was unexpected but also something new a breath of fresh air from all the sequels and Remasters.

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  19. Nikola

    July 3, 2015 at 13:14

    This was my favorite at E3 partly maybe because it was unexpected but also something new a breath of fresh air from all the sequels and Remasters.

    Reply

  20. Bryan Musso

    July 3, 2015 at 14:03

    *cries* PS4 exclusive *falls on knees, hand in air, rain inexplicably starts pouring down, thunder in background* Wherefor art thou an exclusive?

    Reply

  21. MrVux007

    July 3, 2015 at 16:45

  22. Aaron Lucas

    July 6, 2015 at 16:41

    Sweet Abraham Lincoln’s mullet that looks amazing! Can’t wait!

    Reply

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