I finished Horizon: Zero Dawn last night and I have a bunch of feels about this game. It’s one of the most powerful stories I think I’ve ever encountered in a video game. I still hold The Last of Us as the best gaming experience ever created and the best argument for video games as art. It kind of breaks my heart that Roger Ebert (who famously denounced video games as not being worthy of the term “art”) isn’t alive to witness this era of video game renaissance. I would’ve dared anyone to watch someone play Last of Us (or, ideally, play Last of Us themselves) and not be moved, just a little bit.
But I digress, and I was talking about HZD.
There will be a fair amount of spoilers for the game so I’m going to put the rest of this post into a read more: