Horizon Forbidden West: We review the keys that we know of Horizon Forbidden West to prepare for its launch on February 18, 2022. Four years have passed since the release of the unforgettable Horizon: Zero Dawn. In this work by PlayStation Studios and Guerrilla we met Aloy, who soon went down in history as one of the most iconic protagonists of video games, and we lived a good handful of adventures at the controls of PS4. With the first anniversary of the arrival of the new generation of Sony consoles, the ground is being prepared for the highly anticipated sequel to this title: Horizon Forbidden West. We are a few months away from landing on PS4 and PlayStation 5, on February 18, so it is the ideal time to remember the keys that make it stand out as one of the great launches of the year 2022.
The sequel to an unforgettable story
The post-apocalyptic world that we met in Horizon: Zero Dawn is unique and different from others we have visited. Instead of Zombies or great wars, what we find in this future version of planet Earth is a return to the origins, to tribal culture, although keeping part of the modern technological advances. Beyond the confrontations between the different regions and tribes, the real enemies of this world in ruins are the machines in the shape of animals that roam freely through the landscapes full of nature that we can discover.
Although each tribe has its own rules and customs, the ones we meet most during the course of the adventure are the Nora, a matriarchal society in which Aloy is treated as an outcast due to being apparently born without a mother. In order to discover the mystery that lies behind her origins and unravel the mysteries of the world that extends beyond the safety of the walls of her town, the young woman sets off on a dangerous but exciting journey from which we can be part of.
After an outcome that leaves the plot at its peak, Aloy gets the answer to several of the questions that tormented her … but not all of her. In Horizon Forbidden West we will be able to accompany her again to discover the mysteries that explain the collapse of the Earth, in addition to continuing to add new points to the story of her own past, still surrounded by several layers of questions posed by the game itself and that we harbor as players.
Discover an exciting post-apocalyptic world
The open world that we can explore in the sequel is even larger than the original map plus the one from its expansion, The Frozen Wilds. Therefore, we will have hours and hours of content guaranteed to discover a totally new region. As we have already seen in some gameplays and trailers that have been published by Sony and Guerrilla in recent months, in Horizon Forbidden West we will discover a post-apocalyptic version of the west coast of the United States, with recognized cities such as San Francisco in the point of view.
With hot beach areas, jungles, forests, ruined cities and much more, the range of scenarios will be even more varied and colorful than that of the first installment. Everything indicates that it will be a collection of surprising and majestic locations that we will discover by land, sea and air. Yes, as you read it. This time Aloy will not be limited to walking, running and riding the backs of various machines, but she will also be able to dive and even move through the air with the help of the Shieldwing.