Horizon Zero Dawn Game Review

Horizon Zero Dawn is an Action RPG video game which was developed by Guerrilla Games under Sony IE, and released in 2017. This is among other PS4 game is the best graphic that video game has, and it keep me wondering … if a “limited” resource company such Guerrilla (as their statements among medias) could do something this beautiful, why not the big companies with their full resources like GTA-V.

The protagonist of the game is Aloy, basicly a child living as an outcast. She was described as a hunter and an archer. Sure as hell, in the beginning, I never like the idea of ARCHER to do DPS on enemies, but well , I’m wrong. She’s still a badass. She was a mock around the village and has been in training for years under her caretaker.

Then it comes the day, she prove her worthy by participating in a test. This test, the proving ground, will get rid of her status as an outcast, and she did it.

Robots has been the dangerous creatures in the world when a grown-up girl trying to seek for her true identity. The story flow is really awesome, until she finds herself in an awe of her true identity. IGN, Trusted Review and GameSpot all gives 9/10 scores and when it comes to the selling itself, it has broken record as the second best selling PlayStation 4 video games with more than 3 million copies sold.

To make the game more challenging, level varies from simple story to ultra hard. When millions players already finished the main story, the creator of Horizon Zero Dawn released the DLC, Frozen Wild back in November 2017, and excited of the DLC, I delete my save file and literally play again the main story from beginning so I can get the flow of it.

I think it will be much more challenging this way. I think I have not touch this game for a few months while still installing the updates every time it requires.

That’s it guys. See you on another review! And Please tell me about your suggestion or critics in the comment.

Check out my gameplay on Horizon Zero Dawn here!!

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Mafia III Game Review

Mafia III is an action-adventure video game developed by Hangar 13 and published by 2K for PS4 and other platform. It is the 3rd of all Mafia Series. The setting is in New Bordeaux, which in the fact is New Orleans.

The Protagonist is Lincoln Clay, a war hero, if not a veteran, who was coming home and start working for a mafia. But, there is a twist, the Mafia Boss betrayed him and kill his families and almost cost him his life too.

He is just barely lucky. After that, he was contacted by a CIA agent and offer him an undeniable offer, he helps the CIA to take down the Mafia Boss and by all means, anything neccessary to kill the mafia and all their networks. Then, in doing this massive operation, he recruits 3 other allies, giving them territory after he took action securing and grabbing areas which controlled by the Mafia.

In no time, he was building his own empire. Now, I have enjoyed playing this game and here are the Pros and Cons of this game due to my gaming experiences.

PROS :

  1. It’s easy to control, auto aim is very advance. I don’t need a lot of thought about how to aim my weapon. It’s literally just hide and shoot.
  2. Good graphics and story flow. It has multiple ends and you can control how you play the game with your 3 other allies.
  3. Car Racing. Some games took in New Orleans somehow always have car racing GTA-like, but it’s not bad, I can still enjoy the game.

CONS :

  1. Some controls are in the same button (ie. Square for open the door and square also for reload). I found myself almost died every time this happened.
  2. It takes a few seconds delay to make action from previous action in critical situation resulting in death.

When it comes to playing of the game itself, here are my suggestions :

  1. Upgrade your weapon especially the silencer which you will need to silent infiltration to enemy territory and police territory also, and smg (to make great hit on enemies)
  2. Upgrade your allies assistance including cut off the phone communication, calling bodyguard, and cars.
  3. Always do the side mission to increase money for upgrade and do the communication tap, it enables you to not killing some boss area but to make them your allies also, and you can gain significant revenue.
  4. Check your equipments before going to enemy territory, what’s best in one territory is not best in others
  5. Be prepare for surprise and excitement!!! Car Racing, Car Jumping, Intercepted by enemies when doing mission, and Failed a mission due to the above reasons.

Okay, Okay … That’s all what you need to know! Believe me, its fun to play this game,! Even now, I’m writting this review, I really just want to jump to my PS4 and play the game!

That’s it guys. See you on another review! And Please tell me about your suggestion or critics in the comment.

Check out my video on Mafia III below!!

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Game Is Way More Expensive Than Porn

Game Industry is really going very fast, we notice the changes of graphic so much and it’s getting better and better. Let’s say Horizon Zero Dawn, which is already sold about 3.5 million copies. So, why Guerilla Games eager to build a fascinating world of Horizon Zero Dawn, and with that kind of graphic, how much is this cost?

Horizon Zero Dawn costs around USD 47 million. It’s such a huge amount for a game, while the most expensive porn movie budget is at USD 8 million. Compare to how much the customers of these two kind of industry, porn has gain higher customers than games.

So what makes game producer expenses that much of money? In the case of Guerilla Games, they branded Horizon Zero Dawn as risky game, yet in the end was a big success. It’s part of their brainstorming of “had enough KillZone” idea which then brought them to Horizon.

Anyway, both porn and game is short and only based on story, when it reached the end, you stop playing. Of course, they can inject it with Events to make it more interesting for players to play it again. It’s more interesting with Guerilla Games , a team of 270 people, that make a game outside of their genre in which they have been success with KillZone anyway.

“Pirates” is the american pornographic action-adventure film with the first budget at USD 1 million and the sequel at USD 8 million. Well, Jesse Jane, Teagan Presley and Devon there, who doesn’t want to watch. But porn industry is much tougher than Game Industry. The competition is huge, and the preferences is unbelievably vast, the sacrifice of the people to make things different is unthinkable, take Sasha Grey as the example.

If that is not enough ensuring, let’s compare the most expensive game budget in the history with the most expensive movie budget in mankind history.

We are talking about Grand Theft Auto V. So how much is the cost to build a game complicated as GTA V? It hits roughly at USD 265 million, and it hits USD 1 billion in sales. This game is totally expanding and growing. A lot of gamers still play this game, and this game offers a lot of activities and a badass experiences. Do what you got to do, play as you want to play, be a bad person or a good person, well but mostly bad.

Let’s compare this to the Pirates of Caribbean : On Stranger Tides (2011), it costs around USD 397 million. Do you see huge money here? Yes, but it stops there. Once you done with the movie you stop there. Meanwhile, games are still growing with sales increasing over time. So maintaining that sales, games producers will take their game to another level by increasing, improving everything which will cost them money over time too.

So, my point is that with all these considerations, games are much costly than porn or even blockbuster movies. It’s not how big, it’s how many. You can produce something and done with it, choose to produce small but it grows over time. {click to tweet} Surely, it will be beneficial for small and grows. That’s the reason why game producer take much money and invest in their game so that it will grows over time.

That’s what happen in the game industry where then people even has a job to even test a game in exchange of decent money. Check this out!

I would appreciate your opinion about this matter, so that we can learn from each other better to live this life abundantly!