Official Thread Horizon Forbidden West | PS5/4 | Sony Misses Mark, Fixes It

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We're most likely headed for another couple weeks of lockdown so I will give this another go and try finish it, how long can the base game take? I think I got up to the first part where you go through all the machinery.
 
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We're most likely headed for another couple weeks of lockdown so I will give this another go and try finish it, how long can the base game take? I think I got up to the first part where you go through all the machinery.

Took me about 25 hours I believe for the base game.
 

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Sheez, Feb. next year is crazy, almost hope some stuff gets delayed even further. Really liked Zero Dawn, Forbidden West is a day one.
 

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Speaking in a Horizon Zero Dawn interview with GamesRadar, narrative director Ben McCaw stated that "the vast, vast majority of the game takes place in the Forbidden West", alluding to the potential of small sections of the game not taking place there.

Aloy has spent the six months in between games trying to find a cure for the Red Blight that is a sign the planet's biosphere is malfunctioning. She's now traveled to the Forbidden West to join her allies - including best boy Erend - for the next stage of her plan.
 

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They really should have included the PS4 edition with the PS5 or at least do an upgrade path from PS4 to PS5.
I can see making it so the more expensive versions are the ones that come with "free" upgrades because PS5 games cost more but not allowing people who buy the base version of the game to upgrade by paying $10 is a dickhead move and they should be called out for it, especially with PS5's still being so hard to find. If I had a PS4 but was trying to get a PS5 I wouldn't pre-order this game until I was sure which console I would be playing it on in February.
 

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I can see making it so the more expensive versions are the ones that come with "free" upgrades because PS5 games cost more but not allowing people who buy the base version of the game to upgrade by paying $10 is a dickhead move and they should be called out for it, especially with PS5's still being so hard to find. If I had a PS4 but was trying to get a PS5 I wouldn't pre-order this game until I was sure which console I would be playing it on in February.

Yeah I kind of understand the no Ps5 free upgrade because then everyone with a PS5 would just get that instead for the cheaper price but a $10 upgrade path would have been viable too. Maybe they will add that option if enough people complain about it.

Having said that, I am playing exclusively on the PS5 after selling my Pro last year just before launch of next gen so doesn't affect me.
 

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Please Sony, stop being so greedy.......OMG. :really:

Its like Sony are trying to piss gamers off and dare them to revolt. And revolt they shall if they keep on being this stingy and continue to nickel & dime gamers for every cent they have.

It would be nice if Sony copied MSFT's "Play Anywhere" policy but I guess not. Hell, I'd like "Smart Delivery" too on PS5 but don't think its a priority for Sony. But they sure are laser focused on how to squeeze as much out of gamers these days.
 

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That is pretty bad, a cheap upgrade path or better yet a free upgrade like most other games would've been better, I'll be waiting for this cheap second hand anyway.
 
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Until cross-gen games stop being made this is going to be an issue for Sony, they need to make it as easy as possible for people to pay the $10 to upgrade. I am totally fine with next gen games being $10 more that doesn't bother me a bit it's the overly complicated way a game like HFW is being handled that bugs me.
 

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Until cross-gen games stop being made this is going to be an issue for Sony, they need to make it as easy as possible for people to pay the $10 to upgrade. I am totally fine with next gen games being $10 more that doesn't bother me a bit it's the overly complicated way a game like HFW is being handled that bugs me.
Its not just this game though. Sony has poorly handled almost every cross-gen game to come out. Gamers (myself included) have downloaded two versions of a game because of how confusing it was on PSN. Gamers having to download the last gen version of a game just to transfer over their old save file, this seems to be fixed with FF7 Remake and Ghost of Tsushima if you have Cloud Saves enabled. And now Sony is on course to throw away all the consumer goodwill they earned by being super greedy. I just don't get it. And the crazy thing is, if rumors and stories are to be believed this is all coming from Sony North America who has been put in charge of Playstation affairs.
 

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I've never felt compelled to pre-order a game more than a week or 2 in advance of it's release, doubt that'll change with this game, but I'm gettin' it...
 

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I've never felt compelled to pre-order a game more than a week or 2 in advance of it's release, doubt that'll change with this game, but I'm gettin' it...
When I bought physical games I always pre-ordered but now that I've gone all digital I often times wait until the day before they start pre loading, there is no real rush now.