Story - 89%
Graphics - 94%
Audio - 92%
Gameplay - 88%
Replayability - 82%
Aloy returns once again to give us a little more story and some new features to gawk at. Horizon Zero Dawn is one my list of the Best Games of 2017 and even though it came at a time of when the Nintendo Switch launched with Breath of the Wild, HZD still held up its own and deserves to be looked at by everyone.
The Frozen Wilds expansion take Aloy to the big and cold North lands called The Cut, this incredibly dense snowy region will give players more challenges and leave us breathless as we look at new astonishing visuals and scenery.
The DLC is recommended for players who are at about Level 30 but players who are less can try to tackle the giant bear robot guarding the entrance path to The Cut. Players who have finished the game can continue their game and access the new location.
The brunt of the story is about Aloy partnering up with the Banuk Tribe to learn about the top-secret science facilities and as I stated earlier the environment looks as great as the rest of the core game. In the expansion you will also have to perform some of the usual “run-around quests” to power-up and get some cool stuff.
The expansion has some new beasts for you to battle as well as some new weapons and outfits to add to your arsenal, but it would have been awesome if they tweaked the inventory system a bit more to accommodate having hundreds of items. It takes a little while to learn some of your old moves again and to try and remember what tricks worked on which types of beasts but before long you will be back being the master beast/robot hunter you are.
HZD: The Frozen Wilds comes at a great time, even though there are tons of releases in this time frame, this DLC will just remind everyone of the great new IP masterpiece that Guerrilla Games created. Definitely a contender for Game of the Year!
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4
Genre: Action Role-Playing
Age Rating: Teen+
Publisher/Developer: SIE / Guerrilla Games
Estimated RRP: R319
Release Date: 7 November 2017
- Great story
- The Cut looks awesome
- Would’ve liked some other improvements