Daily Niche After Steam – 03/02/2017 – Horizon Zero Dawn P2

Niche Gamer Plays is an ongoing video preview series where our staff take an in-depth and yet concise look at classic, current, and upcoming games across all current gaming platforms.

Hello Niche Gaming Enthusiasts, you might not know this but we have been streaming our Daily Niche for some time now, Live at 5PM PST. With that, we have added in a segment after the news that follows a standard lets play format, where people can talk about the game being played and the news of the day.

To help keep that organized, I have now separated the stream in two so that we can have a dedicated playlist for whatever game I happened to be playing and reviewing. We kick off this change with Horizon Zero Dawn, a game that was overwhelmingly picked by our live viewers after we finished Nioh Last week.



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  • SevTheBear

    Okay I have to ask. I keep hearing that Horizon is pandering to Feminists. Is this BS or is it true?

  • MT Silver

    A bit, yeah. All the women, including the protagonist, are wise, strong and courageous and all the men are either idiots or bullies. Women rule the settlements as matriarchs and the bad guys are men.

  • SevTheBear

    I am used to that guys are morons in games :P So no smart or good males?

    PS. Ain’t it sexist that they could not come up with a good female villain? :P

  • Zero Eternity

    Is that really the right way to hold that type of bow? Or even a taught method?

  • Mr0303

    The father figure was a sympathetic character.

  • Neojames82

    No, because women cannot be evil, it is the icky icky male gene that is where evil is from!!!

  • SevTheBear
  • LightCargo
  • Magilou

    “Men are evil and stupid and ruined the planet. Perfect woman is some white girl with dreads killing evil men and being smart.” So you tell me.

  • thatguyEZ

    I certainly noticed it while playing, but it wasn’t very distracting. I absolutely fucking hate that Ashley Burch voices the protag as she absolutely fucked Rise in P4 Dancing All Night and she’s a 100% SJW as fuck.

    But yeah, it was noticable, but I think the game is pretty great so while the SJWs can eat a dick I still think its a fun game.

  • SevTheBear

    So fare I get very mixed replies on this topic. Some say (like you) it 100% feminist and SJW pandering while others says is not that bad. Some even say they don’t see it at all. So I have a hard time getting the full picture :/

  • Magilou

    The last boss is a giant black woman vs a giant white man.

  • Neojames82

    I’m hearing mixed stuff as well. There’s probably some truth to it sadly. Oh well, wasn’t going to get it anyway, just going to get NieR: Automata and I’ll be more than happy.

  • Neojames82

    Course the guardian would say that….wondering how the title for NieR: Automata is going to be.

    NieR: Automata – the first major misogynistic game of 2017.

  • SevTheBear
  • SevTheBear

    guess I have to wait a bit longer and see what reviews looks like from smaller sites and YouTubers I trust.

    Some says that you ONLY kills white enemies. I found out that was BS. I saw a few kills from the game where you kill a black enemies as well. Some the Evil “master minds” also looks more Latino than white.

  • Neojames82

    I’d love to play a game with those kind of bosses.

  • SevTheBear

    Me to :D

    well 2 of my friends has played the game and they don’t really have a problem with it beside it being another plot with a THE ONE plot.

    One of them even cracked a joke with that we still have a WHITE person saving the day :P

    *Seriously guys, this is could be a freaking AVATAR game. This is just without blue furries and tale fucking* xD