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Nov 23, 2021

In the first episode of the season, hosts Anne and Chantéare joined by narrative director Ben McCaw and senior writer Annie Kitain, as they discuss the protagonist of Horizon Zero Dawn, Aloy.

Highlights include their discussion into Aloy’s childhood as an outcast in the care of her guardian Rost, and what his loss meant to her development as a character; how Aloy yearned for a relationship with her mother, and how the discovery of Elisabet Sobeck affected her; her struggles with finding her place in the world while meeting different tribes on her journey; and her relationships with other impactful characters such as Sylens, Erend, and Varl.

Ben McCaw is the narrative director on Horizon Forbidden West, and was lead writer on Horizon Zero Dawn and The Frozen Wilds. Annie Kitain is a senior writer on Horizon Forbidden West.

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ESRB Rating: Teen with Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Sexual Themes and Violence.