Evolution of Horizon Zero Dawn 2011-2022

1 : Anonymous2022/01/12 06:12 ID: s1z62f
Evolution of Horizon Zero Dawn 2011-2022
2 : Anonymous2022/01/12 09:01 ID: hsbt6gf

I liked how 2011 was basically Metal Gear Solid gameplay

3 : Anonymous2022/01/12 09:29 ID: hsbv7zp

I like the Lego Thunderjaw.

4 : Anonymous2022/01/12 06:39 ID: hsbhob9

A damn good 10yr later photo.

5 : Anonymous2022/01/12 07:58 ID: hsboacf

Flying mounts in the 2012 prototype O.o

ID: hsbsh7o

They said the PS4 was what made them unable to do flying mounts and ironically it’s the same reason why Forbidden West won’t have them either

ID: hsbsne5

Because they didn't want to sacrifice the visuals. It's the same topic as the Rift mechanic in Ratchet and Clank. It would work for sure on older hardware but not without sacrificing the visuals (significantly).

ID: hscs3kq

The funny thing is, this has been floating around for a long time on the internet, but someone in a different comment thread pointed out that there is no source that leads back to Guerrilla Games actually saying this. I was kind of like "nooo, surely I've read it somewhere" but I did some googling and... I can't actually find a source either.

ID: hsc0qiy

Have they confirmed that Forbidden West definitely won’t have them?

ID: hsbrbtv

From what is seen, i had a small hope that flying mounts are in this game and are kept as big suprise for games release. This hope was lost when game leeaked.. if there where flying mounts it would be all over gaming news.

ID: hsbrw0i

But this leak only contained two screenshots from the PS4 version ?

ID: hsbrnge

My hope was lost when they announced it’d also be on PS4. It was already known PS4 limited them in that regard. Going for an even bigger game would only make that even harder. And only giving a feature for PS5 users wouldn’t sit well with most.

6 : Anonymous2022/01/12 08:51 ID: hsbsei7

Great to see. Can’t wait to play Forbidden West

7 : Anonymous2022/01/12 13:04 ID: hscd4zy

Excellent video!

Crazy to see that even if the game evolved a lot through time, it's DNA was already there from the very beginning.

8 : Anonymous2022/01/12 11:38 ID: hsc4ytb

I actually prefer no flying mounts. Killed exploration and sense of large world in WoW for me.

ID: hscdl0n

Same here. The sense of wonder at exporing the world was one of the main reason I loved the first game.

ID: hscj6pr

I think it was the opposite for me. The world in HZD was so huge I needed to use the fast travel option if I was going to get a quest or two done in the 1-2 hours I got to play everyday. So I think a flying machine would greatly help with traversing across the map without having to use fast travel. Plus I'm sure the sights would be breath taking.

ID: hsctjh3

I said the exact same thing in a different thread also using WoW as an example and someone got very upset with me because WoW and HZD are very different games or whatever. High-five! 😀

I believe not having flying mounts makes for a more fun/challenging game in terms of combat and exploration because you're actually interacting with the world instead of just flying above it and just ignoring half the game.

ID: hsd1uad

But no one's forcing you to use them? The option should still be there.

ID: hsdjwzn

This is an agreeable statement. Flying above the environment would mean missing out on a lot of the beauty and details that the developers build into the game.

It's a world to get lost in discovery not to fly over in haste.

9 : Anonymous2022/01/12 13:26 ID: hscfo33

2011 HZD basically looked like 2016 No Man's Sky...

10 : Anonymous2022/01/12 14:04 ID: hsckf41

It’s amazing to watch the development of a title like this. I was replying recently and kept thinking about how well polished the game was. It feels like a long established title and series even in the first game.

11 : Anonymous2022/01/12 07:21 ID: hsblbi8

I watched this for Horizon, but now am off to play Elder Scrolls Oblivion after hearing the music used for 2012 in the video.

ID: hsbn5r7

Do it, I’m playing oblivion right now on my series x with the fps boost and 4K it’s amazing. Likely gonna be playing it till horizon comes out

ID: hsbpnjh

Plying Skyrim with around 450 mods on my PC and it looks like a next gen game. Considering modding the crap out of Oblivion next.

ID: hscg96b

I guess you got downvoted for mentioning PC gaming, but you're completely right. Skyrim is one of the only games I'd rather play on a PC just because the quality of mods is insane. I wouldn't play it anymore if people weren't still releasing enough mods to keep it fresh.

12 : Anonymous2022/01/12 15:00 ID: hscs26d

It's so cool to see the evolution from prototype to finished product! Man such work behind all that

13 : Anonymous2022/01/12 14:52 ID: hscqvp5

I’ve always had an issue with Aloy having a giant head.. it’s weird to me

Before the original release I kept thinking she had a big head from the trailers etc then when you play as her when she’s a child and she has that massive fucking todler head I lost it lol

14 : Anonymous2022/01/12 13:35 ID: hscgq8x

I really hope we can fly in hfw

15 : Anonymous2022/01/12 10:19 ID: hsbyvdr

I prefer her old hair.

I find it hilarious when people say they think her appearance is unappealing, and then people jump straight to accusing them of sexism or attacking their character. As if people wouldn't be complaining if Link suddenly had a buzzcut.

Some people don't like some hairstyles without it being a political opinion. Wacky.

ID: hscfu4b

Her old style makes her look like a late aughts scene girl. It’s goofy and I’m super glad they changed it.

ID: hsch8zj

When I look at the old design I think "Colorful, fun, energetic, clear."
When I look at the new one I think "Realistic, washed out colors, unfocused, busy."

A lot of older characters have distinct design elements based around specific shapes and colors, and rely on empty space for clarity. Most modern ones are based around realism (and mocap) which essentially kills half the tools you have as a character designer. Using Link as an example again, you can't give Link realistic proportions and have it work. I just hate that games keep going this route.

ID: hsd1cj4

yeah no one complains about ugly male characters, so there's something to that.

ID: hsd226m

People definitely complain about male characters. When FF7 Remake was first shown, people complained that Cloud looked like a heroin addict. People recently complained that Thor in GOW was fat. There are complaints of pretty much every kind you can think of.

ID: hsc0nn3

They've changed her facial features to generally less appealing ones, that's the main issue people have.

16 : Anonymous2022/01/12 11:39 ID: hsc50iy

It’s annoying that the need for a return on investment is holding the game back. If they didn’t have to develop for PS4, this game, and many others, could be so much better.

17 : Anonymous2022/01/12 12:07 ID: hsc7h2m

The only thing that didn't evole is my relationship with girls

18 : Anonymous2022/01/12 14:24 ID: hscn0bj

God I cannot BELIEVE how fun Forbidden West looks to play.

19 : Anonymous2022/01/12 17:01 ID: hsdao2m

What's up with the bird you could ride 1 minute in? Shame they cut that.

20 : Anonymous2022/01/12 20:34 ID: hse8z6z

Flying>picking up sticks

21 : Anonymous2022/01/12 15:28 ID: hscw6s7

There’s a lot I like about HZD but sometimes I find myself feeling like I’m missing something. Can someone explain what they like almost about the game so I can get an understanding of something that I may be missing? It’s possible it’s not for me but like I said, I do like it and can enjoy it but I really do feel like I’m missing something??

22 : Anonymous2022/01/12 12:50 ID: hscbo9h

Imagine if Forbidden West and God of War were PS5 exclusives

ID: hscugjw

Yeah, we'd play them in 2026/2027 because they would be like a year or two into development instead of nearly done.

ID: hscxl7m


Insomniac released Ratchet in 2021 and will have Spider-Man 2 in 2023 and Wolverine in 2024.

Horizon 2 started development in early 2017 after the release of zero dawn.

God of war started development after the 2018 game.

23 : Anonymous2022/01/12 10:12 ID: hsbyd44

So you could fly until the launch...

GG, Guerilla Games.

ID: hscdylz

I'm with another comment here suggesting that flying would have killed immersion. And flying while not being able to land everywhere on the map would have been more ridiculous than not being able to fly at all IMHO. Ratchet and Clank it is not.

ID: hscg0j3

It wouldn't have killed it. They could have provided it as a late game mechanic which would've made post-game exploring more fun. Even flying between specific landing points would've been great. Immersion is not limited to ground exploration.

ID: hscg27s

ps4 limitation. And now we get a ps4 limitation on a ps5...

ID: hsctvbj

What PS4 limitation? What is the PS4 limiting exactly?

24 : Anonymous2022/01/12 11:16 ID: hsc366d

Tomorrow it's my turn to post this!

ID: hscb12q

First time I've seen it and I visit this sub multiple times a day.

26 : Anonymous2022/01/12 12:51 ID: hscbryu

2013 HZD looking like Elden Ring

27 : Anonymous2022/01/12 13:08 ID: hscdkwq

elden ring looks like a Xbox one game that came out 2013 fr fr

28 : Anonymous2022/01/12 13:14 ID: hscebts

After playing Demon’s Souls I know I’ll be disappointed with the graphics, but the gameplay looks absolutely good.

29 : Anonymous2022/01/12 21:35 ID: hsej04w

Except Elden Ring actually looks fun

30 : Anonymous2022/01/12 12:51 ID: hscbsuu

Hello, good hunter. I am a Bot, here in this dream to look after you, this is a fine note:

“Hello there. Forgive me. I was just pondering about my poor fortune. I did not find my own sun, not in Anor Londo.” - Solaire of Astora

Have a good one and praise the sun [T]/

31 : Anonymous2022/01/12 17:58 ID: hsdjwfs

I feel like a crazy person because I dropped this game halfway through because I just didn't like it. I was pretty over it in terms of story and the combat was just okay for me. Maybe I should pick it up again on the PS5 and see how that goes. Or maybe I'll wait for the sequel.

32 : Anonymous2022/01/12 11:05 ID: hsc2bo9

dat inception music

33 : Anonymous2022/01/12 16:15 ID: hsd3cz0

Made me realize how much this looks like it was inspired by the comic book “Debris”.

34 : Anonymous2022/01/12 18:33 ID: hsdpo4k

kinda like when you see a 10 yr old then the same person as a 20 yr old. evolution of a person?

35 : Anonymous2022/01/12 20:07 ID: hse4htm

Wait what was the 2011 thing???

36 : Anonymous2022/01/12 20:40 ID: hse9t36

Guerilla’s prototype of Horizon. There’s a great documentary by Noclip that you can watch on YouTube about the making of Horizon and the various phases that it went through, it started out as something closer to killzone

37 : Anonymous2022/01/12 22:37 ID: hseso8e

Seeing those early prototypes with more physics based terrain destruction has me excited for the first Horizon game that is PS5 exclusive.

38 : Anonymous2022/01/12 23:18 ID: hseyqfx

Holyshit what? Horizon Zero Dawn wasn’t an original game? There was another?!?

39 : Anonymous2022/01/12 23:39 ID: hsf1vra

Super interesting!

40 : Anonymous2022/01/12 06:42 ID: hsbhxf0

you are telling me Aloy actually look good once......before her face became Nikocado

41 : Anonymous2022/01/12 06:46 ID: hsbib5b

...Yeah, something tells me you don't talk with a lot of women, do you?

Your favorite subreddit seems to be

, and your comments section sounds like a 13 year old boy...so yeah.

42 : Anonymous2022/01/12 06:55 ID: hsbj2fj

You’d think after 4 years you’ve seen all the weird shit possible on Reddit and you stumble upon a subreddit like this

43 : Anonymous2022/01/12 08:55 ID: hsbsood

I like how the top post is someone criticizing the users but then he got shit on for also being horny

44 : Anonymous2022/01/12 06:51 ID: hsbismj

Ho ho hoooo

45 : Anonymous2022/01/12 14:29 ID: hscnqff

She looked neat but way more anime, in a way? Like a monster hunter player character. Her current face and hair seems more realistic to me

46 : Anonymous2022/01/12 09:39 ID: hsbw017

Muh Vidya gEm leDay

47 : Anonymous2022/01/12 13:16 ID: hscej51

Main character was much better in the prototype. The one we have got is hard to look at.

48 : Anonymous2022/01/12 14:05 ID: hsckk77

Due to lockdown she has definitely put some pounds on.

49 : Anonymous2022/01/12 12:11 ID: hsc7tzr

Fat face

50 : Anonymous2022/01/12 21:45 ID: hsekida

Damn so many features were removed :/


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