50 gigs? Are they takin’ the piss? Control of game data size has really gone out the window with the current generation of consoles.
Yesterday on HZD:
I ran out of explosive tripwires - damn, I knew I’d been using them a lot but even so, thought my Blaze supplies were up to it. Will just have to go a mass Grazer killing spree.
Outside of that surprise, I found the answer to the Q of: Do tripwires work on humans? Yes, yes they do. So set up a chokepoint, lured a load to it by shooting them and the heavy went right into a pair of 'em. Boom and bye. The others followed quickly. This was despite my sniping a guard and the game then deciding to remove the stealth - I was crouched in bushes - and sic 13 enemies on me. So, a few minutes, a couple of health potions, a good amount of dodging and a whole lot killing, they were done too. This was for the Robbing the Rich quest.
Saw my first pair of Behemoths, decided against engaging. Got far better at dealing with Glinthawks - the Shadow Ropecaster makes a difference in the respect. Also, finally completed the Shadow weaponry set bar the sling and rattler.
Found Kendart and that was a pain, the guy is up a mountain and it’s hard to tell he’s there. Still did that quest, with the most timid Trampler herd ever - I wanted them to charge to their deaths by tripwire, would they hell! I kept shooting, I kept pissing them off, all to no avail - only got a couple of the six to hit the wires. Still, did avoid getting the attention of the Thunderwing duo in the area!
Progressed the Hunting Lodge quest too - really want to hand Ahsis his arse. Also did the quest with Erend, took out load of human enemies and then two Ravagers.
One thing I’ve noticed on the sidequests is they are trying to make them more than go here, kill this - they’re not the equal of Witcher 3, whose influence can definitely be seen, but they’re way ahead of Dragon Age / Mass Effect.
I did Olin’s Quest, so having said he’d follow me, what happened? As soon as a guard got suspicious he immediately runs in! If the idiot wasn’t immortal… I take out the heavy, get his gun which then ends up being the most inaccurate piece of crap you ever saw. Still, despite that, they all die. Olin gets his family back which was quite satisfying.
What was funnier was on the way to that location a load of Elite Bandits take on Glinthawks, Scrappers and then a herd Tramplers! It can only end one way - they kill some machines, the remaining machines kill them - I wait until those are gone, waltz in and get a load of stuff free of charge.
Now I’ve gotten a good way into the game, with the expanded arsenal giving Aloy quite the set of offensive options, it really makes the full stealth section it threw in early on look quite misplaced. There hasn’t really been anything since that, I know there is another one or two to come but neither sounds quite as tricky - and Aloy’s far more kitted out too.