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The release of blockbusters in any medium can change the entertainment landscape, resulting in a large number of films inspired by Star Wars or Halloween, or game inspired by Dark Souls. However, the creative process sometimes feels like a converging evolution, with several works published at the same time that are remarkably similar. Movies of 1998 apocalypse and Deep impact is a great example, and in video games there are few more obvious cases The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Breath of the Wild has revolutionized modern open world games, resulting in dozens of new, comparable releases: Genshin effect, Sonic borders, and more. However, the decisive success of Guerrilla Games Horizon Zero Dawn released just a week before Switch 2017’s launch title. Both post-apocalyptic games feature vast natural worlds that players explore but discover teeming with machines. broken, and they share smaller mechanics like slowing down time when their protagonist shoots arrows in the air.
There is a significant difference between the two, with Breath of the Wild count on free discovery like Horizon Zero Dawn develop a deeper story, but it’s clear the studios are all tapping into the same source material. Now The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Horizon: West prohibited release scheduled for 2022, with HorizonShieldwing appears to mimic the function of Zeldain paragliding. Breath of the Wild 2 should also assume some Horizon Zero Dawnare the best ideas, with archery being an area that needs to be improved.