Lessons from the Wild
The chapter begins by introducing Aloy’s mentor, Rost, who imparts essential knowledge about the dangers of the world and the importance of observation and preparation. Rost guides Aloy through a series of training exercises, teaching her how to track animals, gather resources, and craft essential items such as arrows and traps.
Throughout the chapter, Aloy learns the importance of stealth and patience when hunting both machines and human enemies. She discovers the weak points of different machine types, such as targeting their power cells or immobilizing them with tripwires. Aloy also becomes adept at using her Focus, a device that allows her to scan her surroundings for valuable information, such as machine weaknesses and hidden paths.
By the end of the “Lessons from the Wild” chapter, Aloy has honed her hunting skills and developed a deeper understanding of the world she inhabits. She is now equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to survive and thrive in the harsh post-apocalyptic landscape. This chapter serves as a foundation for the gameplay experience, providing players with valuable lessons that will be essential throughout their journey in Horizon Zero Dawn.