See, and having never played Halo I would argue the TV series is better than anything Star Trek Paramount is doing this season. I wouldn't describe it as good? But I mean, I read the original script (the one they shopped around with master chief-dressed dudes waiting in the lobby while you read it) and that project had nowhere to go but up.
Horizon Forbidden West is a great game. It's abundantly clear that Sony has decided HZD is their marquee title, who cares if Elden Ring comes out a week later, it's multicultural, it's hopeful, it opens itself to at least three different play styles and it's got a rich storyworld in which you use bows and arrows to take down robot dinosaurs. Its one drawback, this time around at least, is that the endgame is pretty weak. Once you get through the narrative there isn't a lot of impetus to keep playing.