I Just Want To Have Fun Again
This week, I’ve been really enjoying the new PlayStation 5 game Horizon: Forbidden West. It’s a straightforward adventure game with roleplaying elements, with beautiful graphics and a great score.
It’s also a game that has been criticized for not having enough “new ideas” and “doesn’t rewrite the genre.” And I’ve seen plenty of conversations on Twitter about how it “doesn’t take risks” and “plays it safe.”
In my mind, these are fair but silly critiques that evaluate the game based on not simply how good it is, but what it “does” for the genre. It is not…