Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores received very good reviews, giving it a beginner rating of 8/10. metacriticDespite amassing an incredibly positive 81 ratings from reviewers, the user score is now down to 4.8, with significantly more negative reviews than positive reviews. .
While some criticized the expansion’s gameplay and content, while others frustrated that the DLC wasn’t available on PS4, most complaints revolved around the plot development that occurs towards the end of the DLC. If you want to avoid spoilers, we advise you not to read the review, but if you’re curious, you can learn a little more about what happens here.
Obviously this is a minority and unlikely to negatively hinder the expansion’s success, but as more people come to finish it and share their opinions, the DLC’s user ratings will continue to rise over the weekend. We don’t expect developer Guerrilla Games to be discouraged by the backlash, but expect the topic to dominate the discussion leading up to the inevitable Horizon 3. doing.