First Steps: Freedom in the Open World (Part 1)

“Whenever we proceed from the known into the unknown we may hope to understand, but we may have to learn at the same time a new meaning of the word … Continue reading First Steps: Freedom in the Open World (Part 1)

Favorite Video Games of 2017

This year was a genuine joy for me in regards to gaming. I played some great indies, enjoyed some stellar open-world RPGs, tried a JRPG for the first time, and … Continue reading Favorite Video Games of 2017

Map Appreciation

While playing Destiny 2 off and on last week, it occurred to me just how much I appreciate a well-designed game map. In general, I admire a variety of map … Continue reading Map Appreciation

Horizon Zero Dawn

“Damn wind. Never cared for being pushed around.”

The above words, spoken by Aloy, perfectly register the impetus for the PlayStation exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn. To break Horizon down into a simple narrative would read as follows: in a world shared by humans and machines, a young outcast seeks her origins and the identity of her mother, ultimately getting caught up in the politics of various tribes while discovering the darkness that led to the world’s current state.