God of War is a Masterpiece

God of War is a Masterpiece

No spoilers.
Platform: PS4
Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studios
Writer: Sony Interactive Leisure
God of Battle (GoW) is one other that’s added to an inventory of video games that proves the only participant style continues to be very a lot loved. With multiplayer getting the eye as of late, it’s nice to see video games comparable to NieR: AutomataTomb RaiderThe Final of UsGod of Battle, and others showcase how unbelievable fnaf storytelling could be.

A considerably humbling story

In contrast to the earlier God of Battle video games, we’ve solely identified Kratos when he’s beating numerous enemies and crushing legendary beings. Nearly a ‘one-sided story’. However again then, it was extra in regards to the gameplay.
Breathtaking is the phrase I’d say to explain the story in God of Battle. It’s straightforward to kind attachments to not solely Kratos and Atraeus but in addition different characters like Brok and Sindri, even when Brok could be a actual d-hole at instances.

God of Battle – The journey of a Man and a Boy

A lot completely different from the unique sequence, God of Battle doesn’t happen in historic Greece. As a substitute, it’s based mostly on Norse mythology and focuses on Kratos and Atraeus’ journey by way of Midgard and the opposite eight realms, though three of them you haven’t any entry to in any respect (which is an apparent case for a sequel). By simply going down in a special setting, it makes the sport a lot completely different from the remainder of the sequence, and I like that, particularly as ‘Norse lore” is a few of my favorite. If it had been to be based mostly on Greek mythology once more, I don’t suppose it will be as a lot of a success.
I received’t say way more in regards to the story, however taking part in by way of is like going by way of a rollercoaster of feelings. You’ll discover that Kratos isn’t only a bloodthirsty machine and that he has emotions we are able to relate to. The one factor that enhances the storytelling is how nicely the digicam is dealt with. There aren’t any digicam cuts, in any respect. The truth that there is just one digicam view makes it really feel as when you’re seeing the world in Kratos’ eyes. It’s lovely sure, however I’ve discovered myself struggling to choose up different video games, just because God of Battle is among the finest video games, if not the perfect recreation on PlayStation proper now.
The one actual destructive I’ve with the story is that the boss fights are too straightforward, even on Give Me A Problemmode, which by the best way makes the sport fairly tough in plenty of different eventualities and particularly throughout sure optionally available bosses. The steadiness appeared to be a little bit off as nicely at instances. On Give Me A Problem I discovered that at some factors early on, the sport was vastly harder however that might be since you don’t have many abilities/upgrades, however even then within the late recreation, it ramped up, much more, solely to get significantly simpler (once more in all probability resulting from abilities/upgrades). When you’ve performed the sport, what do/did you consider the problem steadiness?

Fight has by no means felt so good

Santa Monica Studios have taken a special strategy in terms of gameplay. Certain you possibly can say it has been given the ‘Final of Us remedy’. I imply, what’s that? Simply an over-the-shoulder digicam with some motion? What units this recreation miles other than the likes of UnchartedThe Final of Us and Tomb Raider, is how brutal and intense it may be. One second you’ll be smashing by way of enemies, the subsequent utilizing Atraeus to shoot stun issues, then smashing a pillar on a troll’s head. It’s the executions and over-the-top nature of fight which units God of Battle aside. To not point out throwing Kratos’ Leviathan Axe (simply as iconic as Lara’s bow) by no means will get previous.