Who won E3 2015? If you really think about it, you may say Guerrilla Games. This is a studio that's bordered on the precipice of something really special for a while, but it never could strike the finishing blow with the Killzone franchise. Seeing it announce two brand new properties in Los Angeles last month was incredibly exciting, then – and the response has been unreal.
In fact, so positive has the reaction to Horizon: Zero Dawn and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League been that the developer's released a new video, including a personal thank you message from managing director Hermen Hulst. In it, the executive promises that the studio's going to do "everything possible to deliver on all of your enthusiasm". We don't doubt it for a second.
I know most people got excited for Shenmue and FF but Horizon is the game that made me sit up and my chair and really take notice.
No Guerrilla, THANK YOU! You could have easily have taken the "safe route" gone with another Killzone game as alot of people would have expected. When I saw the gameplay for Horizon Zero Dawn I felt like a kid at Christmas lol. Then you shown us all that Sony's Project Morpheus isn't going to be a fad or silly kids peripheral. Infact you've proved my point with your other new ip "RIGS" that VR is something to look forward to.
Now for my worry, which is or could be a possible downside. Just like alot of developers these days, and yes, im looking at you Unbisoft. The games we see to what we get are very different, in the sense that the graphics take a bit of a nose dive from what is usually shown at E3. Watchdogs did it and so did The Witcher 3, although the latter of those still looks great in the graphics department. Killzone 2 was also to blame for doing that.
I know they said that all of the Horizon Zero Dawns gameplay was shown running on a PS4 but development changes over time and certain sacrifices have to be made.
I hope this looks and plays aswell as the gameplay trailer that was shown at E3 is what we get as I cannot wait. If this releases in 2016 then Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn are going to blow the XB1 out of the water.
I know that statement makes me sound like a Sony fanboy but, I can assure everyone that is not the case. I own the XB1 aswell and I haven't seen anything that comes close, not even Gears of War 4 or Halo 5.
I am so happy that Guerrilla have decided to do an open world RPG as those are the games that I feel I really get my moneys worth from.
Just like The Witcher and Elder Scrolls, those games, unlike most can last you month of gaming, which is what I want for my money.
I've been gaming for 30 years and never has gaming felt so good!
So I say again, thank you Guerrilla and all the best in your new adventure into this new territory that you've undertaken.
When asked by 4Gamer whether or not the game was influenced by Monster Hunter, Guerrilla Games responded:
“In Japan, the giant monster hunting action genre seems to be popular, so if people ask us whether we’ve been influenced by a particular title, I tell them frankly that we’ve gotten inspiration from Monster Hunter.”
Guerrilla Games even went on to further compare the two games. “Horizon: Zero Dawn may serve as an example of a Western hunting game,” said the developer.
Article was taken from this site: http://nichegamer.com/2015/06/guerrilla-games-horizon-zero-dawn-is-inspired-by-monster-hunter/
And I'd like to say "Thank you" in return for showing us a potentially amazing game. Looking forward to it.
Still not sure they have what it takes to pull it off in anything other than the graphics department, but I'm hoping to be surprised!
@kyleforrester87 Don't doubt Guerrilla. They are one of the top studios in the industry. They always nail the gameplay and graphics. If they can make better stories they'll be in the same category as some of the best studios like Naughty Dog, Media Molecule, and Sony Santa Monica. And they've took the initiative to improve their writing by hiring the Fallout New Vegas writer and a bunch of Witcher 3 guys.
@Dohv I do still doubt them, because they've yet to make a fantastic game, but I appreciate what you're saying and they have all the ingredients to make Horizon a success.
@Splat - I felt exactly the same while watching E3. With the effort they're putting in (as noted by @Dohv), I'm very optimistic for Horizon.
Easily one of the top two showstoppers for me. Second only to Uncharted 4.
I really, REALLY hope this isn't going to be just another pretty game with gameplay and stuff thown to the side. It's one of the reasons I hated KZ on the PS3, meh.
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