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God of War

20 April 2018
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Years after the end of Kratos' vengeance against the Greek Gods, Kratos and his son Atreus now have to start a journey to fulfill the last wish of Kratos' dead wife Faye: to spread her ashes from the peak of the highest mountain in all realms.
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God of War was never my game before 2018. I played it for the first time when it came out, and it was good. A year later, I came back around and really went into the depth of the game. Once I did I was extraordinarily shocked by the amount of content I missed, and the amount of content that was included to such detail by an insignificant feeling studio on a PlayStation exclusive. Like what? How did they accomplish this much? This game skyrocketed to one of my favorite games of all time. The combat was awesome and hunting the Valkyries felt truly special. Don't skip that. Don't skip Musphelheim or Nifelheim either. Amazing atmospheres and gameplay changes. The ominous storytelling of Mimir and the tales of Thor and Odin are so good at setting the tone. It's better to hear the stories then to experience Thor and Odin yourself.
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This one took me forever to actually finish. Not having played the ps2 or ps3 games all the way through, I was not a day 1 buyer nor excited for the God of War ethos. It took several tries and retries to finish it completely and I had an overwhelming feeling of competency from every part of the game. Good story, presentation, combat, design etc. but it never hit that special stratosphere for me. That may be due more to me than to the game, but this was an enjoyable adventure that I feel no need to replay for several years. My favorite parts were the world design and just the grandness of everything… The story shaped up nicely and it just had that huge adventure feel that was fun to experience. It’s hard for me to say it’s overrated or shouldn’t be considered as a top tier game, because I did really enjoy it and it may be my personal preferences and tastes that keep me from rating it higher myself.
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System: PlayStation 5
Rating: 90/100
Playtime: ~27 Hours

Continuing with the theme of playing through games I've missed, I finally got around to playing God of War. I originally started with the Ragnarok just releasing, but time slipped away and I've gotten back to it now.

I originally played through the first God of War when I got it in the remastered PS3 copies, but never made it passed that. It was thus a very interesting journey to see the newer, "softer", version of Kratos. Starting off with a similar version to what I was used to, I enjoyed the progression leading up to the game's conclusion. The relationship between Kratos and Atreus was it's own version of touching, seeing the two grow together.

The moments like the few big boss fights would have to be described as "epic", starting off with the first clash that you have at the house. These were some of my favorite moments throughout the game, with the finish of the final fight touching on the relationship of the two main characters, showing how far we'd come.
The middle of the game hit a rough patch where I didn't love the writing of Atreus, but I can definitely understand the purpose of what they did. I felt like the writing was a bit on the nose, but it still served it's purpose.

Originally I thought that the combat was going to be a significant weak point for me, but after messing around in the settings I found the option that worked best for me, and I'd recommend that if you're struggling to click with it.

The navigation was also a mixed bag for me. I actually enjoy games that go in a different direction than a mini-map with a line directing you where to go; like the wind in Ghost of Tsushima. This game, however, was difficult for me to follow with solely the compass, and the map was confusing to me until embarrassingly late into my run. These are issues that are going to be on a player by player basis, and may not effect your experience.
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icecale 2023-07-03T04:11:00Z
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best triple a game in recent years
amazing game; a little more subdued and less absurd than its predecessors but the endearing father-son dynamic makes up for this jarring tone shift. in fact, I think I actually enjoy the tone of this game more because it feels more authentic and nuanced than the mindless thrill ride attributed to its predecessors - not to say this game doesn't have its spectacle, it absolutely has its moments.

also, the combat is fucking amazing... the combat is very methodical and strategic blah blah blah.. also Kratos's axe has a real weight to it

the looting, crafting, and armor/weapon system fucking suck though. the needlessly complicated user interface amplifies this problem - everything is so cluttered and unintuitive to find.

overall a super fucking good game, very excited to play its sequel
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Pros:

Immersive combat.

Lore and story delivered strongly.

The diversity choice of weapons and moves available.


Cons:

Same bosses over and over and over again.
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So much fun, I found myself completely immersed in the world and story, despite the fact that the mythology is only really a backdrop in this game. The actor for the boy did a great job, and you could really feel Kratos' progression as a character. Combat-wise, everything felt great with the exception of some unnecessarily difficult outlier parts, and I would totally play this one again. Probably my second favorite God of War game after 3.
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  • hexenszenen 2024-01-10 07:46:45.810522+00
    lmao I still remember when in 2018 this was hailed as the best game ever made, and then everyone forgot about it in a week
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  • charredwind 2024-02-02 01:22:39.780594+00
    half the time theres so much crap on the screen that i cant even tell what im doing
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  • charredwind 2024-02-02 01:33:06.236815+00
    there is no better game to make you feel like a complete idiot. some of these puzzles ive been stuck on for like a half hour
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  • Jaxijin 2024-02-10 23:09:37.548494+00
    Playing through all the GOW games in order and just got to this one. Surprised at how much this feels more like Remnant than past GOW games.
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  • moonisharp 2024-02-20 04:13:57.124929+00
    Does the gameplay hold up on its own if I don’t give a shit about the story? Wondering if I should try it out myself.
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    • Giann96 2024-02-27 02:19:02.974373+00
      It's definitely more about the story
    • Threntall 2024-03-08 15:33:27.783167+00
      I would argue that the gameplay is pretty solid for an action adventure that leans heavily into action RPG territory, but perhaps not enough to carry it the whole way through if you dont care about the story
    • Bender161 2024-04-10 12:39:32.807959+00
      they're both bad
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  • babyclav 2024-03-13 20:58:58.094659+00
    Such an insanely mediocre game that got propped up by journos because its a violent father simulator (ala Bioshock Infinite/The Last of Us), and the revisionist history of "God of War finally has a good story" from people who never even played the original games.

    And the gameplay is so mindnumbingly boring, GoW never had deep combat but atleast it was cool and fun. I genuinely cannot understand playing any classic beat-em-up/hack and slash and thinking "Yes, GoW 2018 has great gameplay!"
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    • Nifel 2024-03-24 10:25:21.330215+00
      I think it is an alright game but I pretty much agree, it absolutely should not be higher than the original trilogy. The gameplay is such a step down in terms of intensity and spectacle (even when judged on its own merits it's pretty limp), and the writing (which is supposed to carry the game) is way more mediocre than what I was led to believe.
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