James Morgan

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Final Class Paper

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Ethiopian culture, Horizon forbidden West, Cultural representation, Cross-cultural appreciation, Narrative themes


This paper examines the immersive incorporation of Ethiopian culture in the video game "Horizon Forbidden West," focusing on visual, narrative, and thematic themes. It explains how the game represents Ethiopian legacy and custom by examining architectural design, landscape portrayal, mythological integration, and character representation. The paper uses different academic works and gaming articles and emphasizes the game's ability to inspire empathy, curiosity, and enthusiasm for cultural diversity, as well as cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. It also investigates the importance of ethical and responsible game production approaches in ensuring accurate cultural portrayal. Finally, this paper examines the transformative power of cultural diversity in gaming, emphasizing the significance of authentic representation and its function in overcoming divides between diverse populations.