Jezreel Ian Manuel
Jezreel Ian Manuel
Published on May 10, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West is a love story from the developers. As a PS5 owner, I can say that this game really has exceeded most of my expectations. Everything was met. Everything is incredible from start to finish. By far this is the longest game I have played this year. But it's all worth it. Performance mode on PS5 is a game-changer. 4K on 60 fps is eye candy. 4K 30 fps fidelity mode is also on another level. You can really feel the next-gen vibe while playing this. Everything is great!. I love the haptic feedback and Adaptive Triggers it got. It added a new layer of immersion. The gameplay seems similar to Horizon Zero Dawn, but at least they added more stuff for you to experience. There are new weapons, new machines to override, new Cauldrons to explore, and new Tallnecks to discover. They didn't do that as linear, they did that with a twist. The story this time is much deeper and uncovers some important details the first Horizon was missing. Damn! This is one of the games of the year for me.



Artistry: 12/12

Technical Merit: 8/8


Music: 12/12

Sound Effects & Vocals: 8/8


Control & Interface: 8/8

Player Agency: 8/8

Accessibility: 4/4


Feedback & Fun: 10/10

Depth: 5/5

Variety: 5/5


Narrative: 8/8

Heart: 6/6

Originality: 5/6