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Yes, you can climb the robot dinosaurs in Horizon Zero Dawn

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Remember that first trailer and gameplay we ever saw for Horizon Zero Dawn? It instantly became a must-play game for me, ticking all my intrigue boxes – open world, post-post-apocalyptic setting, strong female protagonist with mysterious robot dinosaurs? I could have put in my pre-order right then and there and become part of the problem with the gaming industry. Of course, I had tons of questions about the world and gameplay, first of which was “can I climb that weird giraffe robot dino? Well we have an answer now, and it’s yes.

Thanks to the PS4 event last night, we actually got to see more than just PlayStation sizzle reel. Some games actually brought gameplay footage. We already looked at Mass Effect, and now we can see some cool stuff from Horizon Zero Dawn:

I have no idea what she was actually doing once she climbed to the top, but it looked pretty cool. I love the idea of climbing these massive creatures, and then belaying down. It adds to that whole “everything you can see, you can climb/reach” thing that makes modern games so magical. And in case you weren’t convinced that Horizon Zero Dawn looks incredible, here’re a bunch of screens for your viewing pleasure.

I know, recent gameplay we saw wasn’t exactly mind-blowing, but this new tidbit is restoring my faith in the game. It really looks like a unique experience, one I will need to dive deep into for myself. I actually can’t wait.

Also, what is it with demos and trailers and not showing protagonists picking up obvious loot? I mean, I know they don’t want the showcase to drag on, but it always seems so unrealistic to me when characters rush on without picking up things that any normal player would.

Last Updated: September 8, 2016

31 Comments

  1. The Order of the Banana

    September 8, 2016 at 11:01

    I want this game so badly!

    Reply

    • Umar

      September 8, 2016 at 11:03

      Need this game in my life right now

      Reply

    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      September 8, 2016 at 11:06

      I need this game inside me… deep DEEP inside.

      Reply

      • The Order of the Banana

        September 8, 2016 at 11:09

        Very deep inside… it doesn’t even need lube. This game doesn’t need to use lube!

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        • Pariah ???

          September 8, 2016 at 11:10

          I don’t know how I feel about this…

          Reply

          • The Order of the Banana

            September 8, 2016 at 11:11

            Lol, that moment you go too far… and even Pariah is left screaming “DAAAMMNNN!!!”

          • Pariah ???

            September 8, 2016 at 11:13

            Screaming might be a bit over exaggerated, but the wording not so much. XD

        • Nikola

          September 8, 2016 at 13:22

          Banana calm down, take a deep breath is what would the game say before going deep in you lol

          Reply

    • Nikola

      September 8, 2016 at 13:20

      It just looks so amazing!

      Reply

  2. Umar

    September 8, 2016 at 11:03

    Shadow of the Horizon!

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    • The Order of the Banana

      September 8, 2016 at 11:13

      Still a better love story than Twilight 😀

      Reply

  3. Pariah ???

    September 8, 2016 at 11:09

    PS4. Why do you have great games that make me want to buy you? So very much. Why?

    Reply

    • The Order of the Banana

      September 8, 2016 at 11:11

      Just BUY IT!!

      Reply

      • Pariah ???

        September 8, 2016 at 11:13

        Are you paying? Because my bank account can’t afford the game, let alone the console.

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        • The Order of the Banana

          September 8, 2016 at 11:14

          Dude, do what I do…

          CREDIT CARD DEBT! :O

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          • Pariah ???

            September 8, 2016 at 11:17

            I’ve literally just cleared mine. No.

          • The Order of the Banana

            September 8, 2016 at 11:20

            Sheesh, I did that recently as well. What a ballbuster. I vowed I’ll never do that again. Credit card debt is truly the pits.

          • Pariah ???

            September 8, 2016 at 11:24

            Well, I like to have a small bit to pay every month to keep that credit record looking healthy. But I’m not about to drop 6k for a PS4 without a single game, when I can drop 5k for a shiny 1060 for my PC which has a huge library already.

            But I’m not going to either. Bonus month is Feb. I’ll wait.

          • The Order of the Banana

            September 8, 2016 at 11:26

            Best thing to do with any new console release is to wait for the first generation to pass through. They’re usually buggy messes of hardware and software hell.

          • The Order of the Banana

            September 8, 2016 at 11:27

            True! I keep the one in the black (massively in the positive – for the interest), and the second card stays between 500 and 1500 ZAR in the red. Purely for the credit record!

          • SwiftSlug

            September 8, 2016 at 14:38

            Just bought one on WeChat (Yes you read right) for 3.5k with 2 controllers and 2 games. 🙂

  4. HairyEwok

    September 8, 2016 at 11:17

    So will it be exclusively just for the PS4 Pro orrrr will people with PS4/slims be able to play the game as well?

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    • Pariah ???

      September 8, 2016 at 11:18

      GoPro

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    • Sageville

      September 8, 2016 at 12:10

      There are no PS4 Pro exclusives.

      Reply

    • Nikola

      September 8, 2016 at 13:24

      No I think it’s across no game will be be exclusive to PS4 Pro as old man @Sageville:disqus said! I think just certain game will support 4k resolution as well as the normal 1080p.

      Reply

  5. Sageville

    September 8, 2016 at 11:20

    Was it just me or did she blow up the robot and it just kept going?

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    • HairyEwok

      September 8, 2016 at 11:23

      I’m thinking those giraffe robots are more like the eagle views in Assasins creed. You overide the beast where it then sends out a pulse to read the map around it for you showing points of interest.

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      • Sageville

        September 8, 2016 at 12:09

        Fok, u made sense!

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    • The Order of the Banana

      September 8, 2016 at 11:23

      Like a BOSS!!!

      Reply

  6. Dungeon of JJ

    September 8, 2016 at 11:29

    Not if you don’t have a PS4

    Reply

  7. DragonSpirit009

    September 8, 2016 at 12:38

    Damn the music. The look of the game. MUST. HAVE!

    Reply

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