Horizon Forbidden West Gameplay Reveal on the PS5 Leaves Fans Mesmerized

Published 05/28/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Horizon Zero Dawn released in 2017 and put the fans into a state of frenzy. From nerve-wrecking combat to an unbelievably detailed open-world, it was nothing less than a perfect action RPG. Horizon Forbidden West, its successor, is all set to carry the franchise forward in 2021.

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It has almost been a year since Guerilla Games first revealed Horizon Forbidden West. Ever since, fans around the world had been craving to know more about the game and its features. The wait is finally over, and the gameplay reveal for the upcoming title has left everyone speechless.

Horizon Forbidden West might be the most beautiful game ever

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The latest gameplay reveal contains almost 14 minutes of content. It begins with a conversation between Aloy and Delver after the latter fell victim to hidden enemies.

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Aloy then begins her journey in the massive open-world that looks awe-inspiring at first glance, but contains animal-like machines ready to kill her. As soon as one machine spots the protagonist, she tries her best to escape. In the process, she goes underwater where her hair glow and moves along the current. To say the least, such attention to detail by the developers is commendable.

Soon after, we finally witness the combat in Horizon Forbidden West. It is self-evident that melee combat has significantly improved, and the fighting mechanics seem a lot more intense.

All in all, the game looks absolutely stunning and the background music is like the icing on the cake.

Weapon upgrades, new items, and storyline updates

Horizon Forbidden West takes place after a catastrophe has hit the Earth. Humans are no longer the most dominant species, and Aloy and her friends must find a technology to survive among the machines. To worsen the situation, a peculiar red blight is taking over the planet.

The challenges this time are harder than ever, but Aloy has some new tools to deal with the adversities. These include the Focus Scanner, the Pullcaster, the Shieldwing, and the Diving Mask, helping Aloy to climb, swim, escape enemies, and combat.

From the looks of it, players who had complained about the slow movement in Horizon Zero Dawn won’t face any such issues now.

The game’s arsenal is equally exciting with several weapons such as Spear, Slingshot, Bows, Spike Launcher, and Smoke Bombs. All the weapons can be used efficiently in different situations. There’s a wide variety of enemies in the game, and one must use all the combat options wisely to defeat them.

Here’s Forbidden West’s gameplay reveal on the PS5:

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Aloy’s goal is to stop the blight, and also discover the secret behind the power of her enemies. As per Ben McCaw, the Narrative Director for Horizon Forbidden West, this is just one of the mysteries she will solve in her entire journey.

Horizon Forbidden West already seems like the game that will rule 2021. Guerilla Games have certainly polished every aspect of their upcoming title, and it is unlikely that it won’t become one of the biggest hits ever. As for now, fans can enjoy the gameplay reveal and wait for the announcement regarding the release date.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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