E3 2015: Horizon Zero Dawn Looks Pretty Fantastic

horizon zero dawnHorizon Zero Dawn, a new IP from Guerilla Studios, seems to have flown under the radar, at least in comparison to a lot of titles that are getting heavy buzzy. That’s a shame, because Horizon looks like a really cool, unique and interesting game. It reminds me a bit of Enslaved, with a dash of Heavenly Sword and a smattering of Gears of War thrown in.

The trailer is lengthy, which I appreciate. It’s heavy on exposition and setting, and even heavier on action. There are still plenty of details yet to come. Is this an open world game? Will the bulk of the gameplay consist of mechanical monster hunting? We don’t know what the finished game will look like, and that’s okay.

Until Monday, I didn’t know this game existed. Now, I’ve seen a little of what it has to offer, and I’m already happy. It helps that the trailer includes actual gameplay, not just some fancy engine-rendered work that will eventually prove to be less-than-spectacular.

Horizon Zero Dawn is definitely a game I’ll be keeping a close eye on in the months to come. For now, though, I’ll just enjoy this glorious trailer.