Horizon Zero Dawn is a 2017 action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The plot follows Aloy, a young hunter in a world overrun by machines, who sets out to uncover her past.
With all of the hype about this, the gameplay isn't as unique as I thought it would be. There are many similarities to the FarCry and the rebooted Tomb Raider series. There are bandit camps like the outposts in FarCry, lots of hidden items to find, similar stealth mechanics, crafting, campfires to save games, and many other similar gameplay features. In saying that, it is different enough and you don't feel like you've played it before as the story, enemies, environment/time period are the main differences and its strength. While the graphics are nice, as much of the environment is fairly barren land that you'll be traversing through, at times the world isn't very picturesque to wander through. I finished this and enjoyed the adventure and completing it was rewarding as I found it to be a challenging romp.