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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
As Aloy, you venture north into The Cut. This leaves the warm lush valleys behind. Instead, the north is harsh, frozen and occupied by the stronger Banuk Tribe. They believe the machines are possessed by demons, something you agree to help them with.
The story runs alongside events of the main game which means you need to have completed some of the main game to access it (from the Enemy at the Gates quest line). As well as the new regions, there are five new machines, additional weapons and a new Traveller skill tree.
But this is more than an expansion of the original. The game has been upgraded visually as well. Motion capture and facial animations have been improved as well as more dynamic camera work and snow effects. It's clearly a stepping stone for the developer on the way to making Horizon Forbidden West.
Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB TEEN with Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Sexual Themes and Violence. Aloy uses arrows, spears, and explosive traps to injure and kill machines, boar, and occasional human enemies. Animals and humans emit small puffs of red blood when struck; one sequence depicts an abandoned camp with large blood stains on rocks and trees. The game contains a brief reference to sexual material (e.g., “Eighteen months hard labour in exchange for thirty years lounging around Elysium watching porn?”). In text/audio files, characters sometimes reference fictional drugs, overdoses, and getting high: “...not even out of junior high and already a drug addict”; “...I ran across a pusher who was selling Razorwing for eight bucks a tab”; "I'd spend a few days getting high, then OD on Overcast." The word “sh*t” appears in the text/dialogue.
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Young players need to be able to traverse the huge world, both following a map as well as navigating the best route when climbing. You also need quick reactions for battle where you must switch to the best weapons to deal maximum damage to enemies. It's fast-paced and demanding. There are prolonged story elements of the game that while optional are a key ingredient of why players enjoy this experience.
Release Date: 07/11/2017
Out Now: PC and PS4
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Accessibility: 20 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
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