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Horizon Reviews (Windows)

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70
Game Watcher (Feb 14, 2014)
Horizon then. Good ideas, but execution leaves something to be desired. Funnily enough, it’s the most stable game I’ve played recently – as far as bugs and glitches go, I’ve not encountered any. But there’s obviously room for improvement here. Combat would definitely need to be beefed up a bit, and there needs to be more things to do on the strategic layer then spread like some pixel-based disease. Even the quests could be made better. I wouldn’t go as far to say that this was released too early or anything – there is a fully functional, content filled game here, it’s just not as interesting as perhaps it could be. One to keep an eye on, definitely, but I’d hesitate to recommend you spend your money on it just yet.
60
GameSpot (Feb 18, 2014)
Horizon has some stellar ideas, and a good half of them are executed well. Others could use a bit more work, or a complete redesign. Sins of a Solar Empire remains the gold standard for providing seamless transitions between the big-picture kind of strategy and the tightly controlled movement of individual ships. And while Horizon could have stood to learn some lessons from its forebear, it is still easy to lose yourself in it.
60
3D Juegos (Feb 18, 2014)
Fiel a los fundamentos básicos de todo juego de estrategia espacial 4X que se precie, Horizon es una de esas obras que a pesar de las buenas ideas sobre las que se cimenta, está lejos del nivel de calidad deseado. Cuenta con detalles remarcables como los eventos aleatorios o su sistema de investigación de nuevas tecnologías, pero a su vez, el programa de L30 Interactive falla en lo más importante: no es divertido. O no lo suficiente como para mantenernos enganchados a él durante meses.
60
The Digital Fix (Mar 14, 2014)
I was deliberately facetious at the start of this review. I would never in seriousness describe space exploration as a disappointment of any sort and, to an extent, the same is true of Horizon. There are certainly enjoyable features and it’s nice to have someone attempting innovation but a few things fall flat while others struggle to shine. It’s a pity not everything succeeds but hey, that’s the beauty of doing something new - you’re heading into the unknown.
60
Hooked Gamers (Mar 21, 2014)
If I would be an aspiring game developer, and Horizon would have been my first game, I would be over the moon. As a first effort, it isn’t a bad game. In fact, if you are the type of player that - more often than not - pushes the ‘auto resolve’ button when a turn-based battle presents itself, then there is a good chance you will find some enjoyment playing. Yet I’m not a developer, I’m merely a humble reviewer who happens to prefer the hands-on approach that Horizon promises but doesn’t deliver. If you are like me, then the game is a tough sell.
56
Impulse Gamer (Mar 18, 2014)
Overall, the game has good intentions. If diplomatic affairs, research, trade, farming and the like are your thing, then this game can suck you in for hours. If combat is what you’re after, you’ll likely lose interest very quickly. People who like micromanagement will enjoy this game, but probably only to an extent as it gets to be just too much over time. If you’ve lost track of things you’ve been working on in the game, just keep hitting the ‘Turn’ button countless times. Something will likely pop up that you forgot about long ago. For sound and graphics, nothing sticks out as spectacular, but not terrible either.
55
IGN Italia (Feb 13, 2014)
Alla prova dei fatti, devo ammettere che le speranze che mi aveva suscitato la beta di Horizon hanno fatto la fine delle lacrime nella pioggia: il gioco sembra essersi fermato lì, l'interfaccia è ancora inqualificabile, la microgestione eccessiva e nemmeno la tendenza a tornare al desktop senza preavviso è stata eliminata. Tutta roba perdonabile, se ci fossero contenuti a iosa sotto. Ma adesso è chiaro che non ci sono. C'è solo un titolo mediocre, brutto da vedere e poco interessante da giocare.
50
Everyeye.it (Feb 15, 2014)
Horizon è un titolo privo d'una spiccata identità che all'approssimazione tecnica aggiunge una sostanziale carenza di contenuti innovativi. Anche le (poche) buone idee di gameplay (come l'inserimento di quest facoltative e le meccaniche relative al sistema di combattimento) vengono bruciate da una realizzazione sciatta e dal sapore quasi amatoriale. La mancanza di chiarezza nei meccanismi di risposta del gioco alle nostre azioni guasta inevitabilmente il senso di progressione e coinvolgimento.
50
Eurogamer.it (Apr 04, 2014)
In chiusura, Horizon non si discosta troppo dai canoni del genere ma osa comunque in diverse occasioni nel modo giusto. È un peccato che ad affossare il tutto sia la realizzazione tecnica ai limiti dell'amatoriale, non tanto per la presentazione grafica trascurabile ma per l'interfaccia inutilmente complicata.
49
4Players.de (Feb 13, 2014)
Das Kampfsystem von Horizon ist eine Katastrophe! Die fummeligen, unübersichtlichen und hässlichen Gefechte machen die Eroberung der Galaxis zu einem Geduldsspiel, dessen Faden ziemlich schnell reißt. Das ist ärgerlich, denn obwohl Bedienung und Kulisse auch auf der Strategiekarte nicht überzeugen und das Forschungssystem wenig motiviert, funktioniert der 4X-Ansatz. Über Expansion, Wirtschaft, Diplomatie und militärische Stärke kann man seine Zivilisation an die Spitze der Galaxie führen. Nur um sich immer wieder in einem der nicht umgehbaren Friemelgefechte wiederzufinden. Immerhin hat der unerwartete, weil nicht erläuterte, Diplomatiesieg diesen Krampf schnell beendet.