That crosses my mind often. I understand them not wanting you to skip critical information, but when I'm on mission #199 of X person ran off into machine territory, please retrieve them while fighting Y large machine(s), I think I can afford to speed read and skip some of the dialog.I like nearly everything about the game except the inventory/upgrade system. That's been my bugaboo. Well, that and lengthy conversations that you can't speed up. It seems random which ones you can vs. can't.
I'm still rocking and rolling with my barely upgraded purple gear and hoping for the best when I get to the end. I'm hoping being pretty high level (40+) will alleviate my lack of weapon/armor upgrades.
Yeah, those can be used for trading. I sold a friggin pristine skull before and found out it was required to buy something else, I've since stopped selling anything other than statues, jewelry/watches, keys('chimes'), and those electronic eye things. I'm sitting on tons of stuff and I haven't even upgraded some of my main gear because I'm scared to use resources. Some of that stuff they say can be sold for shards fail to mention they can also be traded for gear.I have been selling processed metal blocks indiscriminately….well shit.
After 55 hours, I finally finished the game last night (main and "story" side quests). Overall I enjoyed it, but I still stand by the combat mechanics was poorly implemented. This reddit article mostly sums up my thoughts Other then that, my spoiler thoughts:
- I enjoyed the story of why the Zeniths came back up throughout the game until the REAL reason on why they came back from the final mission
- Nemesis just seems like lazy writing. Can't say im excited for it, but will stay optimistic
- They should of kept Tilda friendly and carry her over into the third game in my opinion
- Story didn't go to far into the Zeniths (at least the other 3 main Zeniths that isnt Tilda)
- So the Quen are from Hawaii I assume? Can't imagine there wooden boat is from Asia? This still raises some questions though. How did they get there? Everyone migrated from Nora Mountain I thought (have always been curious if other "Nora Mountains" exist...seems like a bad choice to put all of humanity rebirth in one spot). Or less I missed something, it sounded like the Quen had a hard journey coming to the West lands and never attempted that before?
Don't get my wrong, I am excited for a sequel and I did quite enjoy this game. Just seems like the story writers went a little crazy to add on continuality.
I thought the first game was just from the "Nora" perspective but in the end I always assumed there were other sites. The only real difference between the sites is that Elizabeth's DNA was at the Nora facility.
If you start the Gemini quest do you still get a chance to do other quests before end game. It felt like the game saying start Gemini and it will lock you into the 4 remaining main quests and then let my balls go elsewhere.
I am glad I am not the only one with a gripe about the change to weapons/upgrade. I am enjoying the game but the unnecessary complexity they added to upgrading everything kind of grinds on me as I play. The first game seemed to flow better as you progressed. I turned off the loot system off in regard to the targeted loot drop. For some I can see the appeal. I looked into the grind for legendary weapons. No thanks. The story is holding my interest. Every time I go, well that's cheese something else will counter that feeling and I happily continue. I agree that the game is a solid B+ for me so far.I'm finally at the end of the line and have managed to alleviate most of my OCD by completing major side missions (like killing all the rebels, completing all the salvage missions, all tallnecks, all couldrons, etc.) as well. The only other thing I want to complete is the last hunting lodge, which I bailed on very early in the game. I figure I'm level 50 now, so I can probably get it done. It doesn't seem like there's a trophy related to beating everyone at Strike, which is weird. Especially considering how conservative some players are and what it takes to beat them.
Overall, I think this game is a solid B that could have been an A had it followed the same weapon/upgrade system as the original. There honestly isn't really even a reason for the way things are done in this game. Do we really need 100 different weapons with randomized effects? Do we really need to make people grind obscure parts and shoot off very specific pieces? Hell, do the weaves even need to be in this game at all?
EDIT: I completed the last hunting missions (the last of which barely made any sense to me) and finished the final mission, too. Things went more or less as expected plot-wise. I actually hoped for a different twist that would make Horizon 3 VERY different, but alas it wasn't meant to be. Whatever they end up doing, I hope they go back to the inventory and elemental systems from the first game. Wild guess, I bet things simply take place on another continent.
I am glad I am not the only one with a gripe about the change to weapons/upgrade. I am enjoying the game but the unnecessary complexity they added to upgrading everything kind of grinds on me as I play. The first game seemed to flow better as you progressed. I turned off the loot system off in regard to the targeted loot drop. For some I can see the appeal. I looked into the grind for legendary weapons. No thanks. The story is holding my interest. Every time I go, well that's cheese something else will counter that feeling and I happily continue. I agree that the game is a solid B+ for me so far.
I ended up just ignoring the upgrade system once I got to the home base. I boosted some things early on (green and 1-2 blues), but no purple or gold items. I think I might've gotten a couple to the first upgrade point just playing the game normally, but nothing more than that. There isn't really much point since you have to grind powerful enemies to get the upgrade materials. If you have to fight the powerful enemies to get the upgrade...what's the upgrade actually for? It's backwards. Luckily, you don't need to worry about any of that to win the game or even to complete the optional hunting grounds, arena, etc. missions. I did that stuff with almost entirely stock gear.
Same, every now and then I would look at the slots and go thru the weaves and wait for a stat to increase and then just randomly use it. Alot of my weapons never had any weaves/inserts by the end. As for Legendary, if you do the Salvage quests, you get a pretty good set of armor at the end. The rest I never got as it was grindy and just no interest to grind the hunting grounds, arena, etc.
Had some epics from arena challenges for the final quest, melted everything. Probably overkill.Yeah, I got the salvage quest armor. That's what I was wearing at the end of the game. I got a gold bow for completing all of the rebel bases, too. That ends up starting a unique story arch that I enjoyed playing. There were some legendary items for sale at a couple vendors, but I never had the shit they wanted. Because of course they want RAR stuff you can only get from killing certain foes to buy a weapon that helps you kill those particular foes
I think 50 is the level cap I was level 50 for a long long time and it never went up. You can still earn skill points from doing side quests though since many of them award skill points.
I don't think you can max out every tree. I don't think there anything left for me to do that gives skill points. I have only 3 trees fully maxed out with the surges too. The rest don't have surges maxed out.I am towards the end, did almost all the side quests / errands...have almost all my skill trees full. I believe you can get them all filled throughout the completion of the game. I have 70ish hours.
35 more months.So, when's the pc release?
Elden Ring vs Horizon Forbidden West is going to make for an interesting fight in February
Fight? Elden Ring is within the realm of niche b/c From Software games are notoriously difficult so I think it won't be a fight if we are talking about sales numbers... HFW will sell millions.
you're going to be in for a surprise...Elden Ring will outsell HFW...mainly because it's multiplatform