Horizon Zero Dawn is an unequivocal landmark of gender equality in AAAs. Aloy reps the cause so overtly that it barely even needs to be said. She’s a strong female character in every way, from her practical, unsexualised character design to the pivotal role she plays in the story. Hell, she even comes from a shamelessly matriarchal goddess-worshipping society.
But plenty of games have strong female characters. Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the first to take the next step, setting its heroine free in a truly progressive world.
Flashback to 2012. A friend asks if I want to play Amnesia with her. I’m petrified at the thought of it, but I don’t want to seem like a wimp so I go along with it.
The new game from Obsidian, the developers behind Fallout: New Vegas was announced at the Game Awards on Friday, where the reveal trailer for The Outer Worlds gained quite a lot of interest. Now, however, we’ve been treated to a nice little chunk of gameplay, showing what players can expect…