There’s a part of Horizon Forbidden West, about two hours into the game, that made me think: yes. This is the game. This game absolutely rules.
It’s a cinematic introduction to the titular Forbidden West: a gathering of the Western Tribes – the Tenakth. As the name of the game implies, the Tenakth aren’t the most welcoming. They loom over our heroine Aloy with fearsome, colorful body paint and mohawks, glaring at us, the outsider. They growl threats of violence and death at Aloy if she dares continue her quest into their territory.