I didn’t expect to love Horizon Zero Dawn as much as I did. Honestly, when I originally saw the first E3 trailer for it I wasn’t all that impressed. I thought it looked like an open world take on the recently rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, and at that time, I was so fatigued from playing open world games that the last thing I wanted to do was get wrapped up in another one. And then in the weeks leading up to the games release the hype train started blowing its proverbial whistle across the internet. It seemed as if no corner of the internet had been left untouched by the hype surrounding Horizon. In the end, I bought a ticket and climbed aboard the hype train, and what a ride it was, one that once it started I would do anything to prevent it from stopping.

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