The Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition has been rated for the PS5 in Singapore, hinting that its release is on the horizon.
The much-lauded sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, has captured the gaming community’s attention, and for good reason. It’s a standout game complemented by an impressive DLC. Now, there are signs that an announcement for Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition might be on the horizon, following a sighting on a rating board.
Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition Gets Rated in Singapore
This listing, presently visible on the IMDA, Singapore’s rating board, identifies the game as “Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition,” specifically for the PlayStation 5. The description elaborates that it includes both the original Horizon Forbidden West adventure and the Burning Shores expansion.
Due to the potential portrayal of a same-sex relationship in the expansion, the game has received an M18 rating. The overall classification outlines the post-apocalyptic setting, Aloy’s quest to uncover a mysterious signal source, and her journey to restore Earth. The gameplay involves Aloy’s exploration of new territories, and combat against human adversaries, machines, and extraterrestrial creatures. Defeating these foes yields items for crafting and upgrades.
The detailed classification reads:
“Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition” is a compilation containing the original adventure game “Horizon Forbidden West” (Advisory 16) and “Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores” expansion. Set on post-apocalyptic Earth, the protagonist, Aloy, travels to the west to discover the source of a mysterious signal and to find a way to restore Earth.
The compilation is classified M18 for sexual references.
Played from a third person perspective, the player controls Aloy to explore new lands. Along the way, she fights humans from enemy tribes, machines and alien monsters. Defeating these enemies drop items or crafting materials which she can use to upgrade or craft her own weapons. Aloy starts with a basic bow and javelin, but as the game progresses, she can acquire more powerful bows, slingshots and launchers which can shoot various ammunition such as ropes, canisters and tripwires.
Combat is frequent with a frenetic pace. Blood puffs are seen when Aloy and her human enemies are damaged by ranged or melee attacks. However, the blood does not stain the characters or the environment. The story scenes also contain some depictions of violence, such as characters being shot with arrows or impaled by spears, with some details of blood.
Starting with basic weaponry like a bow and javelin, Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition later gains access to more potent bows, slingshots, and launchers with various ammunition types. Combat is described as frequent and fast-paced.
For those in the gaming loop, the mention of a Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition doesn’t come as a complete surprise, especially given the prior Nvidia GeForce Now leak. This PS5 rating feels more like a highly anticipated confirmation than a shocking revelation. If the rumors prove accurate, there’s potential for this version to extend to PC platforms, aligning with earlier promises from PlayStation Studios.
In Horizon Forbidden West’s Burning Shores expansion, Aloy embarks on a journey to the remnants of Los Angeles, seeking information about the ancient progenitor race. The DLC initially drew negative attention to Metacritic due to an optional plot point involving a same-sex kiss between Aloy and the female character Seyka. Metacritic responded to this with a stance against such “abusive and disrespectful reviews” and pledged to implement stricter moderation in the future.
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