PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
February 18, 2022
Aloy and company are finally back after five long years in Horizon Forbidden West, and we’re streaming the beginning of the game live on Twitch starting at 2:15 p.m. CT!
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Who will be hosting such an event? We got a good one for you today with Alex Stadnik on the sticks, Ben Reeves chiming in with his experience with the game and his usual brand of street comedy, and Kim “KStar” Wallace giving her impressions as we progress through the opening two hours. Ms. Wallace did the official Game Informer review, and in it, she says:
“Horizon Forbidden West reaches a new high bar for Guerrilla Games. It does more than surpass its predecessor; it takes Horizon’s fiction to captivating places and builds a rich world that rewards you for the effort you put into it. Mostly, it’s an entertaining experience, complete with jaw-dropping moments and unforgettable fights.”
For those unfamiliar with the Horizon series, the game’s star Aloy, a hero born to save a mechanical world from the sins of the past. Our protagonist has delved deep into this world’s history to learn of her connections to the woman who kept life going at a great cost thousands of years ago and how that connection makes her the only person on Earth who can prevent a new mechanical apocalypse. Forbidden West continues that tale with a cast of new and familiar faces, a vastly improved combat and movement system, and some of the best graphics we’ve seen on the PlayStation 5!
Can’t get enough Horizon ahead of the game’s official release? We’ve got you covered with the video version of Kim’s excellent review, a whole cover hub featuring stories on developer Guerrilla Games’ newest experience, and an in-depth conversation about the game on the latest episode of The GI Show!