♪ (upbeat video game music) ♪ – “Horizon: Zero Dawn.” I don’t know what this is. – It looks cool, but never heard of it. – I have no idea what this is,
but it looks really pretty. – I want to be there. Can I make a house there? – It looks vaguely Skyrim-esque. – I think I’ve heard of this. It’s sort of like a survival sort
of exploration game. – (FBE) Horizon: Zero Dawn
is an action RPG game set in a post-apocalyptic world
where humanity lives in tribes and the world is ruled
by mysterious machines. – Machines? Oh. It’s putting a twist
on the post-apocalyptic game scene. – Machines are definitely
going to outsmart us. They already are. We go to the machines for help. – (FBE) We’re going to start you
about 45 minutes into the game so you can experience
one of the later missions. – Okay, so 1/4th of the way
through the tutorial? I’ve played RPGs before. – (FBE) To give you some context, you play as Aloy, an outcast of the tribes who is taught hunting and archery by Rost,
the man she was raised by. – It’s a she? We’re playing as a lead female character. I am so excited. – (FBE) We are going to teach you
the controls off camera so you can get used
to the game before jumping in. – Okay. – Got it. – We’ll see you in seven hours. – (Rost) I’ve been thinking
about your training, Aloy. – It’s so pretty. – (Rost) You’ve learned to hunt,
learned to survive. – I totally did all that. – (Rost) But I fear there’s
a lesson I failed to teach you. – No, you taught me everything, old guy. – (Rost) Would you learn it now? – (Aloy) I’ll always learn
what you have to teach. – (Rost) There has been
some trouble recently. – It’s about to get serious. – (Rost) Descend into the Embrace
and hunt until you have gathered the parts for Fire Arrows.
– Oh, Fire Arrows. – (Rost) Once you have the parts,
you will meet me there, at the gate beyond
the village of Mother’s Heart. Now be on your way.
– Okay. – Oh, I have to make choices. – Let’s just get right to the parts.
– (Aloy) I’ll go gather the parts, but… I’m also going to pay Karst a visit. I want to buy a Tripcaster
and no other trader will sell to outcasts. – (Rost) Stock it with ammunition then. You’ll find use for that weapon tonight. – (Aloy) That sounds ominous.
– Sure does. – (Aloy) All right.
See you at the North Gate. – North Gate… – Off I go! Adventure time. – Yo, we get to zipline right now. – I feel like video games
make ziplining look much easier than it actually is. – (Aloy) Something’s really bothering him.
– Wee! – (Aloy) If he thinks I’m going
to abandon him, he’s wrong. – (squealing) It’s so fun. “The point of the spear. Talk to Karst and trade for a Tripcaster.” – I need to gather Blaze from Striders, gather metal shards from machines. Isn’t the machines
that are trying to kill us? – So I’m guessing I’m
probably going to have to… – (Aloy) So many people crammed into one–
– You get those from enemies and then you have
to kill them and pick them up. – I’d be fine if the entire game was this. Like, it’s very peaceful. – What is that? (faint snorting)
– Wait, are these the machines? – Aw yeah– oh, whoa! Those things are crazy. They’re like a– oh wait, I can scan. – I– oh! Oh! I see purple things. – I’m assuming these are the machines
I have to get things from. – Can I scan that?
(gasping) Oh! Blaze Canister, that’s its weakness. And that’s their Blaze Canister,
so I just need to kill them and grab the Blazes. (Strider snorting)
– (Aloy) They’re scanning for me. (Strider whinnying)
– (Aloy) Machine saw me! – Oh well, I was supposed to be sneaky. Oh no. Who wants the heat? – Oh my god. He sees me. Okay, whatever.
Let’s just kill these things. – Oh boy.
(Strider whinnying) It turned red. It looks angry. (anxiously) Da da da da da! ♪ (tense music) ♪
(loosing arrow) – Yes! – Wait, if I shoot him
right in that little eye thing, do they die right away?
(loosing arrow) They do. They do. – What’s the noise?
Is there more of them? Aah, they’re all angry! (Strider crumbling) – Wow, okay, that melee
is really powerful. How do I take it?
Just… take all, Triangle. – The metal shards,
I needed the metal shards. (loosing arrow) – Think you can challenge me? (loosing arrow)
Get rekt, boy. (loosing arrow)
– Shit. I won! Woo! Stabby stab stab. – Is there any more? I think we’re good. – Now search her body. Metal shards. (birds twittering) – I already got
all my metal shards. That’s cool. – I could just fight for 20 hours
and it would keep my attention. – I need one more Blaze. – Uh, Blaze, cool. – He has another Blaze,
which is good because that means I have all of the Blazes,
and he had more metals shards, so I’m all good with everything. – Blaze, okay, so I’ve got
enough for Fire Arrows. So can I craft that in the menu now? – Open up the weapons thing. Aah! (crafting)
– It crafted ten of them. (crafting)
– Aw yeah! We’re ready for battle. So I have to talk to Karst
and trade for a Tripcaster. – Is this a tribe? This is so cool. – All right. Aw, children! Can I say hi to them? Aw. – It’s such a neat dynamic
of beautiful well-made scenery and then there’s just all of this technology
and it blends together in a weirdly beautiful way. (Aloy huffing) – I hear her out of breath
and it’s making me out of breath. – Oh, hey, bud.
How are you doing? – Aw, they all have a very gentle look. – (Karst) Well, well, well. An outcast on my doorstep.
All-Mother protect me. – (Aloy) Surprised you saw me
the way you keep looking every other direction to make sure
no one’s watching. Careful there.
You’ll sprain your neck. – Oh, they’re sassy. – (Karst) It’s always a pain in the neck
when you show up, girl, one way or another.
– Roasted. – Okay, let’s just trade. – Okay, I have to trade with him
so I’m going to pick trade. – (Aloy) Last time I visited,
you had a Tripcaster available for trade. – (Karst) I do. But you’d need to bring me
a Scrapper Lens. – I already got one. – (Aloy) I took down
a Scrapper not long ago, stripped out the lens
in perfect condition. – I did? – (Karst) Show me. – Weapons. – “This weapon creates traps
which detonate when the tripwire connecting to anchor points is broken.” – “It is best used to cross
enemy patrol paths or narrow spaces.” – It’s a tripwire bomb. Cool. – “Equipped.” Choose a slot. This one. You get your own special slot. – (Aloy) I guess that
concludes our business. – Goodbye. – (Karst) See you around. – Pleasure doing
business with you, good sir. – Step one– because
I don’t like this guy, we’re going to shoot
a Tripcaster at him. (chuckling) So we’re just going
to make sure you can’t leave. So you go there and then you have fun. So… (laughing) uh, all right. So now we know how to use that. – “Meet Rost at the North Gate.” (whumping basket)
– What? Where is the money in the barrels? It’s like this game hasn’t played
video games before. – I want to know
the whole story story behind it, like the deep story. Like, I know there’s
something else that’s going on. – All right, there’s something over here. – (Rost) You’re here. – Hello, Mr. Rost. – (Rost) You have the Fire Arrows?
– I do. – (Aloy) I do. Those explosions and shouts
beyond the Embrace, is that the trouble
you were talking about? – (Rost) You will know soon enough. Until then, we wait for dark. – For a father figure,
he’s not very fatherly. – All right! The final leg. (Rost whistling sharply) – He just whistled. Y’all not about to do nothing? They just standing in front
of the gate like, “What’s up? What’s good?” (gates shuddering) – Ah, just listen
to the soundtrack. So good. – (Rost) Some who are shunned
reaped honor before disgrace. – Ooh. – (Aloy) So much for tribal law. – (Rost) I spoke to no one. And now we must both keep silent, for we are outside of the Embrace. These are the true wilds, Aloy. – Oh, okay, so yeah. I think we’re leaving the safe zone,
I guess you could call it. – It’s a carcass. – (Rost) The tribe calls it a Sawtooth–
and it’s something new. – Something new? – It looks like a ginormous metal dog. – They look like the things
that I killed earlier. – (Aloy) I see.
– But bigger. – What are these things? Like, they’re made out of metal.
Is a human making them? That’d be interesting. – Made it. ♪ (eerie music) ♪
– (Aloy) An entire lodge? – Oh, someone’s home. What if there was childen in there? – Okay– oh, the trees are moving. Let’s go. I’m ready. ♪ (eerie music) ♪ – That is a big puppy. – (squealing anxiously) No! (Sawtooth growling) – (Aloy) It’s huge.
How do you defeat it? – (Rost) That will be for you to decide. – Oh, thanks, bud. You’re helpful. – (Rost) This hunt is yours to make, Aloy. Yours alone. – So much of a father figure. – (Rost) What happens, I will not inter–
– You’re on your own. – (as Rost) If you’re dying,
I’m just gonna watch. (laughing) – Let me try scanning him.
Where did he go? – Weakness is fire. (gasping) Fire Arrows,
I can use the Fire Arrows. – I think I’m going to use my shock wire
and try to set a trap for it. – I’m going to place a tripwire,
stand behind the tripwire, and then shoot at him. Then he’s going to run at me,
then he’s going to blow up. – There.
(loosing arrow) And then one there.
(loosing arrow) – Maybe I should set another one. So he’ll get double hit. – What’s up, blood? Yargh! – (Aloy) It saw me. – All right, come on.
Walk through that. Walk through it. Boom, boom… there’s two. Oh, he’s knocked out or something. – Switch to Fire Arrows! Aah! – (Aloy) I should scan it.
(loosing arrow) – No, don’t scan it. Actually, yes, scan it,
his weaknesses– body weakness. All right, so don’t aim for the head.
Aim for the body. – Honestly, I feel kind of bad.
It looks really cute. Like– aah!
Never mind. Not cute. – (Aloy) It saw me.
– Aaah! He’s angry. (Sawtooth snarling)
Dodge, dodge, dodge. No! (Sawtooth snarling)
I’m running. Run, run, run, run,
run, run, run. Over here. – I’m luring him over here. Oh my god! He jumped over it. What kind of bull–?
It’s time to run. – Oh, you’re up. You’re up. Aah!
(Sawtooth snarling) Oh my god! That does so much damage. – Aaah, go! (squealing) – Ooh! Hwah. Let’s go to this one over here. – Run, run, run, run, run, run, run! Jump! Come over here. Come on! Aaaah! Aaah! Why won’t he die? – Press the right buttons.
(urgently) Press the right buttons! Unload, unload. (Aloy grunting in pain) – That was a bad idea. – I need to heal myself. (Sawtooth snarling)
– Oh my– heal up, heal up. – It’s really just one of those
other things with more health. (electricity crackling)
– Aaah! Did I get him? Did I get him? Oh yeah! – Just keep unloading on him. (Aloy groaning in pain)
– Oh! What?! Oh, I killed him. – His weakness is fire,
but he’s not dying, and he got fire in him. What kind of–? He’s dead. Mama’s going to be eating good tonight. – Defeated! – I killed it, dude, I killed it. – (FBE) That’s actually all
we’re going to have you play for today. – Oh really? (tsking) What a shame. – Turn that camera off
so I can keep playing. – That was so much fun. It got really intense really fast there. – I definitely want to play more.
I’m not going to lie. – It’s so many cool, different elements
that are mixed so subtlety together. It’s a great combination. There are some games
that I just instantly form an emotional connection with,
and I think that’s one of them. – Thanks for watching us play
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