Why Horizon: Zero Dawn Storyline Is Different From Typical Video Games; Originally Not Meant To Be RPG
One of 2017 highly awaited games, Horizon: Zero Dawn has recently been making waves for its deep narrative as players are said to connect to the game's protagonist. Set to be released in Feb. 28, 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn is developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
In a recent interview with Redbull Games, Writer John Gonzales has this to say on Horizon: Zero Dawn: "Horizon Zero Dawn story will be deep and human, helping players to connect with Aloy." He also emphasized that it's important for Aloy, the main protagonist, to know where she hails from so she actually has a deeper reason to go out on this quest, which in a way will find players deeply immersed to connect to her.
Gonzales also added that Horizon: Zero Dawn's main character is an outcast which makes it easier for players to relate to her. "She is after something that means a lot to her and I think the way that is set up in the game means that it matters to players, too," Gonzales said.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is also focused on Aloy's humanity, making "connection to character" as the main forefront of this action role-playing video game. It will not also be a power fantasy, Gonzales said. While players may find a lot of different choices to make in this game, Alloy is said not to have the chance to "lay waste to everything in front of her". Players will find themselves plunging deeper into Horizon: Zero Dawn tactical gameplay in order to overcome obstacles, something Gonzales find similar to David and Goliath's story.
In short, Horizon: Zero Dawn is a mix of a plethora of elements as the gameplay, narrative and design all synch together to weave a tale of humanity and self-consciousness.
In addition, the development team didn't actually start thinking that they are going to make Horizon: Zero Dawn into an RPG game. Instead, they were focused in creating an open world video game.
"We've been working at this concept from the point of view of a developer, thinking about what kind of elements could work with this game and its concept. And then we've added everything you see in it. We haven't said from the start that this will be an RPG, and it necessarily needs to have these features. It was always decided that we should have worked on the concept, adding features and other stuff based on what's best for this game," Director of Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mathis de Jonge, told Gameinformer.
Latest 'Horizon Zero Dawn' Patch Lets Players Flaunt Their Creativity
"Horizon Zero Dawn" players have been posting amazing shots of the game on social media.
Horizon Zero Dawn: Here's What The Latest Patch Brings To The Game
Learn all about Horizon Zero Dawn's latest patch and what it does.
Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Could Include More Machines, Says Art Director
A Horizon Zero Dawn sequel might still be far off but the developers have shared their possible plans for it.
Horizon Zero Dawn News: Patch 1.10 Goes Live, Here's The Details
Guerilla Games released another patch for Horizon Zero Dawn. Will patch 1.10 finally eliminate the problems in the game?
Horizon: Zero Dawn Expansion Already In The Works; Guns To Be Scrapped Out From The Game
Guerilla Games is already hard at work for the next expansion of the game. Managing Director of the studio confirmed that Guns will be scrapped out in the future expansions. Main Character to conclude its story soon?
MORE IN ITECHPOST
OnePlus 5 Will Be Powered By The Best Qualcomm Chipset, CEO Confirms
OnePlus 5 is expected to be the first flagship from the company that will feature dual cameras on the back. The phone maker also revealed last week that it was working alongside DxO to improve the camera performance on the OnePlus 5.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
'Overwatch' Anniversary Event Details: New Skins And More
The latest "Overwatch" anniversary event is scheduled to run for three weeks and features new loot boxes, items, and skins
'Supernatural' Season 13: Mark Sheppard Not Returning As Series Regular; Castiel Returns For ‘Scooby-Doo’ Crossover?
"Supernatural" Season 13 will see the return of Castiel and an animated crossover with "Scooby-Doo". However, after the recent finale, Mark Sheppard will not be returning as series regular.