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Horizon Zero Dawn to get a board game variant

Steamforged Games are the brains behind the operation – previous work includes Resident Evil’s board game and the excellent Dark Souls board game – Horizon Zero Dawn’s transition to board game will also receive the full support of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and Guerrilla, so I expect a highly polished game with miniatures that do the game proud.

“As huge Horizon Zero Dawn™ fans, we could not be more excited to be given the honour of developing a board game which will allow fans to explore this incredible world in a new and unique way,” said Mat Hart, Creative Director and Co-founder of Steamforged Games.

“Horizon Zero Dawn™ represents an incredible achievement in the videogame world and a much-beloved universe for fans all over the world. Many of the staff at Steamforged have been in love with Horizon Zero Dawn™ since it was first released, and so have an intimate understanding of what makes it so appealing and enthralling. With this game we’re going to give players a compelling new way to play and experience this amazing video game.”

As a huge board game fan, I am super excited to see another video game make the jump from pixel to physical. The campaign will get going on kickstarter – I can’t imagine they will struggle getting support.

Horizon Zero Dawn is the best-selling first-party franchise on PS4

Sony have revealed that Horizon Zero Dawn is their most successful new first-party franchise launch on PS4. Selling over 7.6 million copies in its first year – and being one hell of a game – makes Aloy the Queen of PS4, what do you say to that Uncharted?

In a world where new games are a dime a dozen, with a lot of fresh IP falling foul of harsh (and often fair) criticism, it’s awesome to hear that Guerrilla Games have pulled off such a feat – even moreso in that the studio was previously renown for their work on the Killzone series.

“We are incredibly grateful that Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds have been received so positively by so many gamers and it is a testament to the fantastic work of the entire team at Guerrilla. The combination of beautiful story-telling and great characters, with excellent gameplay mechanics, has resonated well with fans and led to this exceptional sales milestone,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios.

Since launch, the game has received a sizeable piece of DLC in The Frozen Wilds, which can be purchased as part of a ‘Complete Edition’ of Horizon Zero Dawn.

 

TiX’s GOTY 2017

Ever since TiX went multiplatform this year, it was clear that one game would shoot right into some of the teams GOTY lists for 2017.

I mentioned in my nominations that the chances are this would have been close to the top of my list, but having not finished the game it was unfair to include it, but enough of the team have therefore the winner of the TiX GOTY 2017 is…

Horizon Zero Dawn!

Both John and Simon had it as their GOTY of the year, I had it in my ‘If I had finished it, it probably would have been GOTY’ plus its still a game the team have been really excited about since it’s release at the start of they year. It was pretty much the reason I bought a PS4.

Here is what John had to say:

I am not sure what to say about Guerrilla Games’ smash-hit. I am serious…. Just buy it, play it. Love it. Play it again. Then go online, talk about it with rabid fans; discover parts you missed. Go back. Play it again. Then write about it on a GOTY list.

While Simon said:

Could it be anything else? The clear, clear winner for me this year. I was going to sell my PS4 earlier in the year. I just never used it and it’s odd blue colour (Uncharted version) looks a bit weird on my shelf. However, I saw an add for this game and decided to give it a go before taking that trip to CEX.

Holy crap! What a game. There isn’t one single thing about this game I do not like. The story is fascinating and rewarding, the characters are brilliant. The game play. it’s stunning looks, also, not a micro transaction or loot box in sight!

Robot dinosaurs!

I love this game! This is going to be a game I play once a year, just to play it through again and again. I’m going to end up keeping my Playstation just for this franchise alone and I am happy with that! Seriously, if you don’t have this game, you are missing out.

So there you have it, congrats Guerrilla Games!

 

 

Horizon Zero Dawn gets easier

For me, Horizon Zero Dawn has really stood out from the crowd. From the loveable Aloy to the beautiful landscapes, this is a game that needs to be played if you have an interest in action RPGs, but is it too hard? I can’t say I found it too hard, but while developing the first expansion, The Frozen Wilds, Guerrilla Games have decided to squeeze in an additional improvement to the game.

Last month’s patch saw the introduction to Ultra Hard mode, whereas this latest patch goes to the polar opposite with an easy mode dubbed ‘Story’ mode. The main aim being that you can experience Aloy’s stunning story without the worry of combat.