THIS IS JUST A RANT AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE IM GOING WITH THIS
this is in regards to two official reviews from three years ago and my opinion. the games in review are Zelda Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn which both released around March 2017. Both games were 'in competition' with one another because of release date and perceived 'console wars'. Horizon recieved a 8.5 and Zelda recieved a 7... WHAT THE EFF WERE THE REVIEWERS PLAYING? were they playing the game or were they reviewing the games and giving score based on perceived head to head comparisons?
Since 2017 there hasnt been a decent major ps4 released beside SpiderMan. Since 2017 there has been many great major Nintendo releases since Zelda. Now its the year 2020 and these gbatemp official reviews suck hard. Zelda is still one of the best games ever made, everyone still loves it. Horizon Zero Dawn is still one of the best ps4 games and everyone has forgotten about it and nobody plays it. Im beginning to think many many many many people only played Horizon because they were longing to play Zelda (sadly) but only owned a ps4 because the switch was frequently sold out immediately for a good year. Which could have led to an inflation of scores for its reviews.
I finally played Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition in 2020. IT SUCKS. The graphics are okay but besides the graphics its hard to say this game had anything else going for it. The controls are a bit janky especially having to aim with the right thumb stick instead of motion controls. The camera and fov(field of view) is pretty bad too. Its also incredibly repetitive. Its a GREAT PS4 experience but shouldnt be compared with Zelda and should be compared with something like The Witcher 3. In that battle the Witcher beats out Horizon too.
Jumping back to Zelda. Even though this game offers less in terms of interaction and graphics i would still say its better. Sure it has its flaws too (in hindsight), empty world, uninspiring Boss fights, weak side quests. But the game never got boring. If I felt done I could climb hyrule castle and end the game. Can't do that in Horizon, i played through it and dont remember too much from it, nothing stood out besides beginning and end and it felt like a chore. Zelda would have to compare to something like Metal Gear Solid 5 and i would say zelda beats mgsv.
These two reviews suck. Theyre sucky reviews. I dont know where Im going with it but... have you played anything better than Horizon or Zelda since 2017? There arent many that can top these two games. One gets a 8.5 the other a 7, laughable.
So i bought Horizon Complete for $20 last holiday (dec 2019), and tried to sell it for $10, NOBODY WANTED IT. When i listed it for $5, people wanted it for $2. Laughable. I ended up just giving away the game for free to some stranger.
When I sold my copy of Zelda at the same time period, i listed it for $40 and it was gone the same day...
Do people even know what Horizon Zero Dawn is anymore or what. Im getting the feeling it only got a lot of hype because it was released in the same time window as Zelda and people had to compensate with Horizon instead.
This was just a random rant. thanks for reading peoplesnails1221 likes this.
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