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Why underwater sections in Horizon Forbidden West succeed where most fail

When I was little, the only thing that scared me more than the now infamous spider drowning music From Sega Genesis’s Sonic the Hedgehog. The track’s sharp beats get faster and faster, giving me a warning that I’m running out of oxygen, and it would be so effective in creating a sense of horror in my young mind every time. Since then, I’ve always felt a bit of a fear of the underwater section of the game (even if you’ve never experienced nightmarish Sonic music) and I know that’s a shared opinion by a lot of people.

Finally, underwater levels often have a negative reputation for feeling like a nuisance due to stuffy controls, stressful time limits, and other limitations. When I first found out that Horizon Forbidden West has a section that takes you under the water, I can’t say I was expecting it. Luckily, the thought quickly warmed my heart when I took my first deep dive. It was a pleasant surprise to learn just how fun it is to use the new diving mask in Guerrilla Games’ latest adventure. Controlling Aloy while swimming is so much fun, and the introduction of the underwater section also opens up the world to new and exciting ways I couldn’t get enough of. There are so many things to see and explore in the sea and river, so whenever I get a chance, I want to actively dive in.

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“During my trip to Forbidden West with Aloy, nothing surprised me as pleasantly as the underwater section.”

Water level and location may not always be provided in terms of execution, but you can see why. idea One of the most attractive in the game. Oceans and oceans can form visually stunning and diverse landscapes, and you will encounter enemies and challenges that would not work on land in other ecosystems. Even in the deep abyss there is something mysterious and surreal. It feels so far away from life as we know it. For Horizon Forbidden West, the underwater location has sunken buildings and areas you want to explore. Much of the ancient world is hidden beneath the surface of the water, adding an extra layer of exploration and storytelling to the environment.

During my trip to Forbidden West with Aloy, nothing surprised me as pleasantly as the underwater section. From exploring sunken caves to swimming among ancient buildings that have sunk deep into the sea, the underwater world is just as fascinating as the one above sea level. And thanks to Aloy’s proficient movement and hands-on introduction to the scuba mask, Horizon Forbidden West helped him overcome his precarious relationship with the underwater plains. Sure, I’ll never forget that one Sonic track, but it couldn’t get any further away from me as I explored the deep sea surrounded by the remnants of a forgotten time.


Would you like to read more? Here’s how. Horizon Forbidden West implements an open world by making every side quest important.


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Why underwater sections in Horizon Forbidden West succeed where most fail

When I was a kid, the only thing that frightened me more than spiders was the now infamous drowning music in Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. The track’s sharp beats would get faster and faster to warn you that you’re about to run out of oxygen and every time it would build up a rising sense of panic in my young heart far too effectively. Since then, I’ve always somewhat dreaded underwater sections in games, and (even if you’ve yet to experience the nightmarish Sonic music) I know this is a sentiment many share. 
After all, underwater levels have earned a negative reputation as a result of often having frustrating controls, stressful time limits, and other restrictions that make them feel like a chore. When I first found out there were sections in Horizon Forbidden West that take you below the water’s surface, I can’t say I was looking forward to them. Happily, upon taking my very first deep dive, I quickly warmed to the idea. It’s been a pleasant surprise to discover just how enjoyable it is to use the new diving mask in Guerrilla Games’ latest adventure. Controlling Aloy as she swims is so much fun, and the introduction of underwater sections also opens up the world in a new and exciting way that I just can’t get enough of. With so much to see and discover in the oceans and rivers, I find myself actively wanting to take the plunge whenever I get the chance. 
Hidden depth 

(Image credit: Sony)
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Underwater world  

(Image credit: Sony)

“During my journey with Aloy in the Forbidden West, nothing has pleasantly surprised me quite as much as the underwater sections.”

While water levels and locales may not always deliver in terms of execution, I can see why the idea of them in games is appealing. Seas and oceans can set a visually striking and diverse scene, with a different ecosystem where you encounter enemies and challenges that wouldn’t otherwise work on land. There’s also something mysterious and otherworldly about the deep depths – it feels so far removed from the life we know. When it comes to Horizon Forbidden West, the underwater locations are home to sunken buildings and areas you want to explore. So much of the old world is hidden below the water’s surface, and it adds an additional layer of exploration and environmental storytelling. 
During my journey with Aloy in the Forbidden West, nothing has pleasantly surprised me quite as much as the underwater sections. From exploring sunken caverns to swimming through ancient buildings submerged in the depths of the ocean, the underwater world is just as fascinating as the one above sea level. And thanks to Aloy’s adept movements and the handy introduction of the diving mask, Horizon Forbidden West is helping me get over my rocky relationship with underwater levels. Sure, I may never be able to forget that one Sonic track, but when I’m venturing through the depths of the ocean, surrounded by remnants of a forgotten time, it couldn’t be further from my mind. 
Want to read more? Here’s how Horizon Forbidden West nails its open world by making every side quest matter.

#underwater #sections #Horizon #Forbidden #West #succeed #fail

Why underwater sections in Horizon Forbidden West succeed where most fail

When I was a kid, the only thing that frightened me more than spiders was the now infamous drowning music in Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. The track’s sharp beats would get faster and faster to warn you that you’re about to run out of oxygen and every time it would build up a rising sense of panic in my young heart far too effectively. Since then, I’ve always somewhat dreaded underwater sections in games, and (even if you’ve yet to experience the nightmarish Sonic music) I know this is a sentiment many share. 
After all, underwater levels have earned a negative reputation as a result of often having frustrating controls, stressful time limits, and other restrictions that make them feel like a chore. When I first found out there were sections in Horizon Forbidden West that take you below the water’s surface, I can’t say I was looking forward to them. Happily, upon taking my very first deep dive, I quickly warmed to the idea. It’s been a pleasant surprise to discover just how enjoyable it is to use the new diving mask in Guerrilla Games’ latest adventure. Controlling Aloy as she swims is so much fun, and the introduction of underwater sections also opens up the world in a new and exciting way that I just can’t get enough of. With so much to see and discover in the oceans and rivers, I find myself actively wanting to take the plunge whenever I get the chance. 
Hidden depth 

(Image credit: Sony)
Read more
Underwater world  

(Image credit: Sony)

“During my journey with Aloy in the Forbidden West, nothing has pleasantly surprised me quite as much as the underwater sections.”

While water levels and locales may not always deliver in terms of execution, I can see why the idea of them in games is appealing. Seas and oceans can set a visually striking and diverse scene, with a different ecosystem where you encounter enemies and challenges that wouldn’t otherwise work on land. There’s also something mysterious and otherworldly about the deep depths – it feels so far removed from the life we know. When it comes to Horizon Forbidden West, the underwater locations are home to sunken buildings and areas you want to explore. So much of the old world is hidden below the water’s surface, and it adds an additional layer of exploration and environmental storytelling. 
During my journey with Aloy in the Forbidden West, nothing has pleasantly surprised me quite as much as the underwater sections. From exploring sunken caverns to swimming through ancient buildings submerged in the depths of the ocean, the underwater world is just as fascinating as the one above sea level. And thanks to Aloy’s adept movements and the handy introduction of the diving mask, Horizon Forbidden West is helping me get over my rocky relationship with underwater levels. Sure, I may never be able to forget that one Sonic track, but when I’m venturing through the depths of the ocean, surrounded by remnants of a forgotten time, it couldn’t be further from my mind. 
Want to read more? Here’s how Horizon Forbidden West nails its open world by making every side quest matter.

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