Horizon Zero Dawn on PS1 doesn’t look half bad

Horizon Zero Dawn on PS1 doesn’t look half bad

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A pixelized representation  of Aloy successful  Horizon Forbidden West
(Image credit: Guerrilla Games)

Horizon Zero Dawn has been thrown backmost to the low-polygon satellite of the archetypal PlayStation, successful a instrumentality demake that reimagines Aloy’s post-apocalyptic adventuring successful the graphical benignant of the retro console.

Created by Redditor ZeoNyph, the minute-long video gives america a glimpse of what Horizon Zero Dawn mightiness person looked similar if it had been released successful the mid-'90s. The game's graphics person been massively downgraded with plentifulness of low-resolution textures and blocky environments you’d usually spot connected a CRT monitor. Aloy’s quality exemplary is inactive recognizable, though, with her braided reddish hairsbreadth and bow.

The video is beauteous short, showing a mockup main paper surface and a little gameplay segment. Aloy starts by a campfire successful a motion to the archetypal game’s prevention system, earlier jumping her mode up a cliff with immoderate rudimentary platforming animations. There, she meets a Watcher who takes her retired successful a azygous deed – she indispensable person had debased health. 

ZeoNyph says the demake’s benignant was inspired by the archetypal Tomb Raider games, and it’s not hard to spot the similarities betwixt them. The environment, camera angles, graphical style, and gully region each evoke Lara Croft’s archetypal adventures. Even Aloy’s decease animation bears a singular similarity to the mode Lara flops to the level similar a ragdoll successful the archetypal 1996 release.

They besides said the video had been uploaded successful the painfully pixelated solution of lone 320x240 for “added authenticity”, though that doesn’t marque it immoderate easier connected the eyes. We reckon Aloy's speedy decease is besides a motion to the exceedingly precocious trouble that characterizes galore retro games.

The full video was reportedly modeled, rendered, and textured utilizing the rendering bundle Blender, truthful don’t expect ZeoNyph to merchandise a playable mentation of the demake. It’s fundamentally an animation, alternatively than an interactive game.

Converting triple-A games to the low-polygon graphical benignant of the PS1 has go thing of a inclination successful caller years. FromSoftware’s PS4 enactment RPG Bloodborne precocious received the demake treatment and was released for escaped connected PC aft a twelvemonth of development. 

Callum Bains

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