It seemed like this year started with some major gaming beef between Zelda fans and Horizon fans. With arguments over which was better, which was more important, etc. These two games seem destined to get compared up to and in GOTY. And there's good reason why...
Both are open world, set in a post-post apocalypse that is filled with the ruins and machines of a past world. There are towers, crafting and fighting giant creatures.
Sure there are plenty of differences between the two games and their approach to open world, but they are similar in some interesting ways and it's obvious why they were compared so much (release dates also being a factor).
Now that most of you have had some time to reflect and let your feelings settle in, I'm curious, which do you prefer?
I made it halfway through Horizon's main story--doing plenty of crafting and side quests--before getting tired of it's very familiar formula. I last played it about a month ago, and do not know if I'll finish it.
I'm currently about 30 hours into Zelda and don't see myself stopping anytime soon. The more hands off approach is such a refreshing change to open world gaming for me. Combine that with the mobility and huge amount of secrets to uncover, this game is looking to be one of my favorite games of all time.