I decided to go for Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC to play. I’ve been looking forward to going back to this game since I enjoyed it so much the first time through. I fell in love with the story and setting the first time and wanted to experience it again.
I only got the platinum for the main game the first time, granted, it’s all that was available to get. Since the initial release they added a New Game + mode and the DLC. which comes with it’s own sets of trophies. I made the decision to go all out and start with a new game + on ultra hard difficulty. This allowed me to get acquainted with the controls since it would go over the opening and all the mechanics while running through the story to watching the cutscenes.
The first thing I noticed and loved about this game are the controls. I love how snappy the controls feel, especially considering I’m coming off of playing Assassin’s Creed games. In those games, the animations of your character are more deliberate and heavy, it takes time to turn and you can’t control your character in mid-air like you can in Horizon. It’s just more snappy and “video game” than the AC series, which feels like a breath of fresh air.
You also can notice just how fast the menus are, which, if you played AC Odyssey on the PS4 you know how long everything takes to load. You can just bang around the different tabs of your menu and things just load quickly, oh the little things in life. I’ve basically just came off of a really badly optimized game, one that needs to connect to the internet to load bullshit into it’s menus that makes me wonder if the menus load faster not connected to the internet.
So far I’m loving the change of pace from the AC games I’ve been playing lately, it’s a really nice breath of fresh air for me. It’s also more fun to play than Spiderman was.