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Horizon Forbidden West fans think the game deserves more respect

Horizon Forbidden West fans think the game deserves more respect

Horizon Forbidden West was totally snubbed at last week's The Game Awards - and fans aren't happy.

The fans? It’s me. If you watched last week’s The Game Awards, you may have noticed that one major game failed to pick up a single win. That’s right, Horizon Forbidden West. Guerrilla’s latest title fared well in terms of nominations, garnering seven in total including Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Direction, and Best Performance for Ashly Burch.

As such, it tied with Elden Ring - both of which were second only to God Of War Ragnarök’s 10 nominations. We all suspected that Elden Ring and Ragnarök would dominate, but Forbidden West fans can’t help but feel that the game deserves more respect. I’m in total agreement.

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores is on the way in 2023. Take a look at the expansion’s trailer below.

Forbidden West fans gathered over on Reddit to share their disappointment. User magic_is_might wrote, “I didn’t expect it to win GOTY but it got absolutely snubbed. Not even for sound design? Art direction? The fact that it wasn’t even nominated for the soundtrack is criminal,” while anonymousVFL added, “Horizon absolutely deserved Best Art Direction. They designed costumes, machines, entire tribes, locations, weapons. The environment was freaking gorgeous.”

NaiadoftheSea said, “Horizon Forbidden West has officially swept every category of my own Game Awards,” plus inksmears wrote, “I was really sad it didn’t win at least one.” If you ask me, Horizon Forbidden West provided us with the year’s best open world. Unfortunately though, Forbidden West’s downfall was its release date. It was overshadowed by Elden Ring at the start of the year and the only PlayStation exclusive on most people’s minds now is God Of War Ragnarök.

The night did bring us some good news though as Burning Shores is on the way - a brand new DLC expansion that’s set to release in April 2023. It is a PlayStation 5 exclusive, which I’m sure will come as a major disappointment to PS4 owners, but fans are already excited to see Horizon take a truly new-gen approach.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: Guerrilla Games, Horizon Forbidden West, PlayStation