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Soapbox: its good to enjoy Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West

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The story has a way to repeat itself, and just like Horizon Zero Dawn in 2017, the speech surrounding Horizon Forbidden West was destroyed by the arrival of a large global open global game. Twitter is flooded with the repetition of an increasingly tedious gag: Apparently, players can not wait for the third episode of the post-post-apocalyptic property of Guerrilla Games, because according to past trends, it will be flanked. a sandbox even more impressive.

Much of this chatter is, of course, intended to be taken with irony, but there is venom in some of the hot sockets that rub me more and more in the wrong direction. The inaugural exit of Aloy was unfairly opposed to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a totally different adventure game with the only real common point being the accent on arches and arrows – and, Frankly, the same thing happens with Elden ring.

For all those who followed the enthusiasts following Horizon Zero Dawn, a recurring feeling is that the game was defeated by the arrival of the Nintendo Sandbox Nintendo – a version with an entirely different accent on the meetings Emerging gameplay, crossing and riddling resolution.. I have the impression that many of Zelda’s strengths have been directly opposed to the weaknesses of Horizon Zero Dawn, and many things that Guerrilla Games did – like narration – have been fed up.

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It has been difficult to ignore this kind of speech over the last five years, but it’s a noise I learned to block because finally I like the two games. However, I see the same thing reproducing, with already part of the atmosphere on Horizon Forbidden West, simply because it’s not Elden Ring. For me, I play both games simultaneously, and I find that if hypocritical – largely because they are completely contrasted experiences, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

The construction of the world was exquisite in the opening hours of Elden Ring, for example: subtle and discreet, told through a pure art, as we expect from fromSoftware. Horizon Forbidden West adopts a different tact – it integrates you into its world with a wide range of characters, who all have personalities and contrasting opinions on the events that take place around them. It is not to discredit the artistic direction of Guerrilla, of course – the West forbidden is beautiful – but it is a different approach to narration.

In fact, these two titles could not be more different if they were trying: I would say that the comparisons are even worse than those mentioned above by Breath of the Wild, who were already stretched out. Both games have statistics and levels, but the Horizon Forbidden West fight is more concerned about the elements and strategy, while Elden Ring looks at observation and overcomes impossible obstacles. Both are brilliant in their own way, but finally different experiences.

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The same goes for the actual sand bins – at least, from what I saw so far. Elden Ring looks like an immense playground, designed to house small linear branches that stick more closely at Dark Souls’s traditional plan. Horizon Forbidden West, meanwhile, is a more traditional open world: a dense and varied collection of biomes, each filled with activities to scratch. While some can be tired of this format, Guerrilla maintains the quality of all its constantly high secondary content.

I know I feel a little bit about publishing this article to start, but it seems unfair that these two juxtaposed adventures oppose so unnecessarily. In my opinion, the two are great games, and even if you appreciate one more than the other, there is really no reason for one or the other to be mined. What is increasingly bizarre for me is that there is not even underlying rhetoric on the console war here: the two games can be played on PS5 and PS4.

Sony fanboy says Horizon Forbidden West has unreal realism and is much better then Elden Ring

I guess I lived long enough to understand that all this is in human nature: video game enthusiasts have always had trouble enjoying something without inadvertentness – and, if we are honest with ourselves, by inadvertence – drop another. But you know what: I love Horizon Forbidden West; I love Elden Ring. After a slower vacation that expected, it was an excellent month for PS5 – and there is still Gran Turismo 7 coming. Everything should not be done at the expense of something else.

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As if eloquently demands the old mème: why not both?

We love the two games here to Push Carré so you can consult our Guide Horizon Forbidden West and Elden’s Ring Guide respectively through the links. Are you tired that these two titles are unfairly compared? Make the same old tired joke for the influence of Twitter in the comments section below.