Question: With Far Cry Primal, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Robinson The Journey all coming out, dinosaurs wil lrule 2016. So here’s a question. Which dinosaur would you must like to be eaten by? Leave your answer below.
2016 is inbound. In 51 days we’ll be singing Auld Lang Syne and ringing in the new year. 2016. It’s the future. There’ll be VR, augmented reality, and other futuristic gadgetry. But the gaming industry’s set to do things a little differently in 2016. Instead of going forward, gaming’s going back. Way back. Back to the times of dinosaurs, back to when T Rex’s roamed the land, when humans hid in caves terrified of being discovered and munched to pieces by a predator. That’s right, 2016 is the year of the dinosaur in gaming.
Of all the games coming out in 2016, many of the best have a prehistoric themes and star colossal dinosaurs and / or beasts: Horizon Zero Dawn (release dateTBA 2016), Far Cry Primal (release date Feb 23 2016) Wild (release date TBC), and the Robinson: The Journey (release date 2017). Four of the biggest games of 2016/ 17, and they’re all games starring dinosaurs and / or beasts.
Let’s take a look.
Horizon Zero Dawn [PS4] was announced way back at E3, when we fans ooohed and ahhhed at the first gameplay footage.
So far Guerrilla Games are keeping much of Horizon: Zero Dawn under wraps, but we do know that Horizon Zero Dawn’s story will be rich and will focus on the world revolving around Aloy.
In speaking to DualShockers, Senior Producer Mark Norris stated, “Horizon Zero’s Dawn’s story is incredibly rich… open world games ordinarily fall in one of two camps. There’re either really strong narrative-driven, character-driven open world games like The Witcher 3 or an Assassin’s Creed… And on the other side of the spectrum there are games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim, where the story is really the story of the world, and it’s less the story of this main character.”
Character-driven story. World-driven story. Horizon Zero Dawn is both.
Horizon Zero Dawn tells a deep story about protagonist Aloy, and of the tribes and the machines that exist around her. And to balance this out, there’s also the story of the game’s world and the machines. Guerrilla Games promise that Horizon Zero Dawn will feature story that is both incredibly deep and also accessible and easy to get into.
But what about those dinosaurs?
Horizon Zero Dawn is more fantasy-based than Robinson: The Journey, Wild, and Far Cry Primal. It features some of most fantastical-looking dinosaurs in gaming.