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Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

05 December 2017
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Within the format of a AAA open-world RPG, HZD is an interesting intervention in the discussion on ecomodernism. In a nutshell, the latter is the idea that we will find a technological solution to climate change. HZD's take is fairly complex. On the one hand, Dr Sobeck managed to repair environmental damage through the creation of AI-infused green robots. On the other hand, her invention is repurposed by her employer Faro corp. towards the more profitable military industry, with the creation of autonomous robots fuelled by biomass and capable of self-replication that lead to complete extinction of every form of life within months. In other words, the game tells us that we might have the ingenuity to find a technological solution to climate change, but that this endeavour is undermined by the logic of corporate neoliberal capitalism.

This message is commendable, as it identifies some real shortcomings of the ecomodernist approach. However, it is not without its contradictions. In order to be successful as an action RPG, the game is in a sense forced to focus players' attention away from the slow violence of the world it depicts, in favour of fighting robot beasts (and human enemies).

Even more problematic is the choice of the action RPG as the genre for telling this story that chastises the consequences of capitalist logic. In order to skill up, players must accumulate natural resources as if they were limitless, thus involuntarily reproducing at the level of game mechanics the same destructive logics (accumulation and environmental exploitation) that are criticised at the narrative level.

Two sources on these points: Megan Condis, 'Sorry, Wrong Apocalypse: Horizon Zero Dawn, Heaven’s Vault, and the Ecocritical Videogame', Game Studies, 20 (2020) (http://gamestudies.org/2003/articles/condis), and Andrei Nae, 'Beyond Cultural Identity: A Critique of Horizon: Zero Dawn as an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Simulator', Postmodern Openings, 11 (2020), 269-77.
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  • KesiMiao 2023-07-10 12:53:36.06148+00
    Gee weez the collision detection is fucking embarrasing in this, makes goddamn Dark Souls 2 pixel perfect in comparison. And these paper thin characters oh my... Can't honestly remember disliking a critically acclaimed this much. Looks amazing though and the "what happened to the world" plot point seemed interesting.
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  • entryexittransition 2023-07-12 13:26:12.17084+00
    This was the first game I played and finished when I got my first ps4. It was an amazing experience. Now it's been a few years and I have played a lot of other games, I can see how the game can come off as bland and generic. Nonetheless, it holds a special place in my heart. Can be a good entrance for people who are just getting into gaming.
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  • altertide0 2023-09-30 22:32:09.301399+00
    This game is almost awful. High school essay level writing, annoying crafting, and most of all empty, artificial world with nothing meaningful to do. Saved only by cool combat and graphics.
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  • Irascibul 2023-10-24 15:49:17.778552+00
    I think this is the most miserable I’ve ever felt playing a game. Only real strengths are the graphics being amazing especially for a 6 almost 7 year old game and Aloy is a pretty well written character for the most part. But god, there are so many design decisions that make the whole experience so tedious. And this is one of the blandest open world games ever. People completely shit on AC: Odyssey and Far Cry 6 but both are way better than this game.
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  • MusicN00b 2024-02-06 08:46:19.625596+00
    This game suffers from lore dumping imo
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  • Aeonikal 2024-02-09 15:53:52.40081+00
    the middest game of all time
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