- Dec 11, 2018
Horizon Forbidden West is the latest game to grace our cover. Our 12-page feature dives into Aloy's personal struggles, the revamped skill trees, and a boss fight against the vicious Slitherfang. Find out more: https://buff.ly/3H3GwDu
In 2017, Guerrilla Games wowed us with a new IP that was different from anything it had ever produced. Best known for the shooter Killzone series, Guerrilla flipped the script and ventured into the open-world action/RPG genre, inviting us to a post-apocalyptic Earth where massive, animal-like machines have become a part of the ecosystem. Horizon Zero Dawn was an overwhelming success, with adrenaline-pumping battles, an awesome protagonist in headstrong Aloy, and exciting discoveries around every bend. We couldn't wait to experience more, especially since Guerrilla had left some loose ends hanging. Thankfully, the highly anticipated sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, is just around the corner with its February 18 release date.
For our 12-page cover story, we spoke to Guerrilla Games about what Aloy's adventure westward will entail, and we were treated to two hands-off demos. One demo showcased an area early in the game, providing a glimpse at the more detailed towns and character models alongside the new skill trees and workbench system. Our second demo took us much later in the game to see a boss battle in action against a new fierce foe: the Slitherfang. However, the new machines are only part of Aloy's struggles this time around. Find out more about the additional pressures and conundrums coming her way, and how Guerrilla Games is taking Aloy and the gameplay in Horizon Forbidden West to a new level.
We didn't stop there, though. Telltale is coming back in a big way, and associate editor Wesley Leblanc has the first big look at the studio's reinvention, including its newly announced The Expanse: A Telltale Series being co-developed by Deck Nine. We also dive deep into another highly anticipated sequel hitting soon: Dying Light 2: Stay Human, detailing our recent hands-on impressions and why we feel optimistic about the February 4 release. And if that's not enough, we have looks at Elden Ring, Forspoken, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Year Two.
Cover Reveal – Horizon Forbidden West
Aloy heads West, and both her and Guerrilla are navigating the pressure.