There’s a lot to admire about Horizon Zero Dawn, yet the one crucial element most deserving of our recognition is the resplendent scenery. The extent of detail that resonates throughout this plundered interpretation of Earth is truly staggering. You can tell that the trajectory of a river, the alignment of trees or seemingly benign placement of a shrub have been placed with methodical consideration, to give the world a truly distinct identity. And the game isn’t modest about letting you know this. Much like a peacock displaying his plumage to attract a potential mate, Horizon features a photo mode that allows you to visually document your environment with more control than the standard screen capture function available through the PS4’s share functinality. Among its extensive features is an editing tool consisting of various initiatives that allows you moderate the time of day, contrasts, adjust the camera, remove the characters image entirely, almost anything to accomadate your photogenic needs. So I decided that rather than bore you with protracted observations, glib analogies and tortured metaphors the best way of conveying Horizon Zero Dawn’s diverse climate is to show, not tell. So while scouring some of the games rustic aesthetics, during one of my many improvised excursions I made a concerted effort to document the retinue of naturally occurring architectures, woodlands, streams or anything of interest and preserve them for your viewing pleasure. Which incidentally wasn’t too difficult. Enjoy.