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God of War - PlayStation 4

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Game of 2018

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    waggs181
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    One of the best (if not the best) games of this console generation so far. This is a dark, mature action adventure game that will last around ~20-30 hour game (with no filler content) depending on how much you explore, and difficulty level you selected with emphasis on quality over quantity. The game has a very nice pacing/progression system that feels very natural. The game does not hand hold you, or set you to your own devices; rather gives you enough information to figure things out on your own Different from past God of War (GOW) games is that, this game is a over shoulder 3rd person view vs isometric view (camera with birds eye view panning in and out). The camera is very tight fixed, and behind kratos making it more grounded and personal. Entire game is pretty much one-shot (assuming you don't get any game over screen). The game has beautiful environment and the lighting is very impressive. It runs 1080p 30fps on PS4 (original or slim) 4k 30fps, and performance mode 1080 60fps (dips at times) on the PS4 Pro If you play on PS4 pro it's preferred you play at 30fps. The combat this time around is less combo based than past games, and more methodical as it's more about precision hits, quick turns*, and dodging; being aware of your surroundings due to the fixed over the shoulder view. So 60fps is not really necessary unless maybe you're playing on the hardest difficulty mode. * For quick turns there's a learning curve to keep form being disoriented during right corridors. Sound is amazing. Get your headset or home theater system ready because you're in for a treat as the game has really nice surround sound option. Does not support 3D audio in the PlayStation Platinum headset which is disapointing. Hope they add it in, in the future. Music typical for GOW games with drums, string instruments and orchestral vocals that really gets you pumped up There are some audio ques that help unlock hidden items so keep an ear out Interaction/dialogue with kratos and his son feel very real and not dialed in or exaggerated. very nice banter between the two and other characters as well -Story: As mentioned before, very mature yet dark. The story is more narrative driven and has more character development than past games where you're just full of rage and kill everything in sight. Each character has complex motivations in what they're set out to do Takes place in Norse mythology instead of Geek The main plot is that Kratos' wife has died and she wants her ashes spread from the highest mountain Kratos takes his son with him on this journey and through a bonding experience they both grow stronger as they reach their final destination. the journey isn't that simple as it seems as there are twist and turns along the way and enemies they have to face You do get some insight on how Kratos reach this land after GOW3, but it's sprinkled throughout instead of one long exposition Side quests brings out lore of the game and also way to upgrade your skill tree There are boat sections in the game where Kratos gives his son life lessons, conversely his son gives inside knowledge of the world he learned through observation/what he learned from his mother; which makes you more invested in the characters. -Gameplay The combat has a lot of layers/options to it. Instead of Quick Timed Events (QTE) there's a stun meter which which needs to be filled up for kratos make his signature final finishing moves on enemies. Feels very natural as you don't get a huge button prompt the middle of the screen I like how the core combat is mapped to the trigger buttons instead of the face buttons making combat feel more natural There's a skill tree that cater to how you want to play: defensive, offensive, focus on physical or magical attacks, range vs close combat, master a weapon over the other, etc You can upgrade weapons and armor by collecting materials Kratos' main weapon this time around is the leviathan axe (very similar to Thor's (Marvel movies/comics) weapon Mjolnir) instead of his chained blades of chaos. You can throw the axe and have it call back to you like a boomerang. You can swing and throw the axe at enemies and fun to master as you have to judge the timing of when the axe will return to you as without your axe you may only have your bare fists to do battle till it comes back There is some strategy involved especially in the higher difficulty settings. Some enemies are super effective against certain weapons/skills you have to be aware of Krato's son comes along with you on the journey and is able to help with by stunning/detract enemies with an arrow which you can control the activation. Overtime as he becomes more experienced in combat more options are available. He'll also yell out tips when needed** or jump onto enemies to slow them down. Also you can view his journals after you defeat an enemy to find out hidden weaknesses **Seeing the camera is so tight, he'll give you tips you are not able to see at times due to blind spots Armor and clothes can be crafted, purchased, or upgraded via dwarf blacksmiths in game . It changes krato's physical appearance in game. Some armor/clothing piece has slots for enchantments which effects stats Enemies attack you gorilla style as they can attack at anytime they want instead of gathering up in a circle and attacking one by one. Each enemy have different variety of skills, health, size, weakness and speed There are backtracking at times that builds on exploration. Also the environments sometimes change when going back making the location feel different yet the same. There's also hidden areas you cannot access until you get a particular item giving the game this somewhat of a metriod-mania style to it Through mini objectives like kills specific about of enemies to get exp rewards Side quest gives you glimpse of story narrative, exp gain and or material. It doesn't feel like fetch quests or something you have to do to directly upgrade your character . There's no fluff and the side quests does not feel tacked on as it feels necessary, yet optional You'll naturally stumble onto some side quests as the map only shows an overview of the land with a compass that points you to your main objective. Fast travel is limited, making exploration in the forefront. There's not too many side quests making it feel open and direct at the same time As of this review, this is best PS4 game in my opinion. Sets a new standard for video games

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scripted, but Interesting

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    tommy
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    This is definitely closer to Uncharted 4 than Breath of the Wild -- at least for the first several hours. I haven't made it super far into the game, but early on you're not really allowed to explore the world. It's very linear and scripted, but the game itself is sorta blended with the "movie" aspects, so it has a nice seamlessness style with it. An apt comparison to Zelda games, though, is all the puzzles. It's all very environmental and blended into the scenery, and you have to solve the puzzles to move forward through the world kind of like a permanent zelda dungeon. The only awkward part -- besides the sorta painfully obvious tropes -- is how there's so much restriction to go along with the story. Again, I don't know if this is only the first portion of the game, and I just haven't made it to where things open up further ... but it reminds me so far of being like a much much much more restricted version of "Horizon: Zero Dawn". That too has an early story part, and of course Breath of the Wild has the plateau, but they're really just restricted portions of the game that teach the mechanics. God of War, though, feels like it's restricting sooooo much so that you can follow along the story -- a lot more like an Uncharted kind of game. You basically follow a super limited path until you get to an open-ish area, and then that area turns into a big fight arena, you beat the baddies or maybe fight a boss or mini boss, and then you move forward with some puzzles and bonuses if you're willing to explore and look for stuff on the side ... but if you look around toooo much, you'll find that there's basically nothing in most places. I'm still early in the game, and it gives the impression that the game opens up and places become areas to return to and go through again, but I haven't seen any of that yet, and with the amount of time I've put in so far, games like "Horizon: Zero Dawn" and "Breath of the Wild" would have already opened up to the "open world" aspect. Basically, it's like an Uncharted version of "Horizon: Zero Dawn" that's promising the open world freedom and side missions and things, but maybe it's just a different kind of balance between freedom and story, and this is just leaning more towards story. The axe is super friggin' dope, though, and playing on harder difficulties really requires you to coordinate a LOT to deal with even just 2, let alone 15 baddies at the same time. Especially as you have like flaming rock throwing monsters on ledges and crazy shielded monsters and running around hyper monsters, and it's just like 20 things happening at once, which is awesome. It's challenging, but it's not infuriating, because it basically comes down to forcing you to act like a movie action hero. You have to toss baddies into other baddies, throw your axe up at the ledge baddie's head then kick the monster in front of you, call your axe back and follow up the kick with a smash, and just power through like it's a crazy coordinated fight scene. It's a really really neat learning curve and style for success. There are ways to possibly hide or run in and smash and run out, but that's really only possible with the big troll bosses, because it's kinda how they're designed to be fought. For the regular fights, you can't really "cheat", because everyone sorta has a pattern, and you're meant to jump between each type of baddie so that the timing of their attack patterns lines-up with your attacks and you don't get destroyed immediatley. If you try and cheap-shot from a distance, it's like a weird timing thing where you have to wait for the pattern to loop and jump in once every loop. It's possible, but extra extra tedious, and it's basically an indication that you're doing the game wrong. You shoulda planned better and looked cooler. Super self-contained and not sure how replayable it'd be, if you just rush through games, but it's worth going through it and it seems pretty well stuffed to be worth the playthrough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you own a PS4, you need to own God of War!

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    One of the Best action adventure games of 2018 hands down. I've been following the God Of War series since the original Playstation and this latest iteration is the best so far. You DO NOT have to play the prior games in order to follow the series, it seems Santa Monica Studio has made a different story but still keeps the G.O.W. legacy going. Here's my take on it the story, I would compare this to the latest Wolverine movie as an analogy. It's been many years since GOW 3, an aging Kratos has left Greek universe and now running away from his past is trying to start new in the Norse universe, where he wanted to live a quiet life. After his second wife dies and leave him with his son Atreus, his wife's dying wish is to scatter her ashes on the top of the highest mountain which Atreus wants to complete with great enthusiasm. As they prepare and wait for Atreus to get over a sickness, the shadowy and menacing Norse God, Baldur appears at their door and forces Kratos to face his past. This is were the game starts and their journey to fulfill Krato's wife's dying wish begins. The game is different from the past GOW games. Kratos now wields the Leviathan Axe, a weapon left to him by his late wife. In the past, Kratos had the blades of chaos with it's long reach gave players a sense of comfort knowing it will reach enemies keeping them at a good distance even from behind. This sort of weapon made past GOW games more of a hack and slash, button mashing type of game. It's still this way don't get me wrong but to less of an extent and more on precision. The Leviathan Axes are now my favorite weapon for Kratos. It forces players to get out of their "keeping enemies at a safe distance" and get them out of their comfort zone. As you play and develop both Kratos and Atreus, the story of father and son pulls you in and makes you closer to their characters and their dysfunctional relationship. I give this game the best score for enjoyment of playing the game and well as the story line. The creators somehow pulled out a rabbit out of their hats when creating this story of continuing the GOW franchise. At first it seemed stupid but as the story and game play progress the story is perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Made it into my top 5 favorite games

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    One of the best games I've ever played. I have always liked the God of War series but hated the sexuality and crap in them. This one focused more on being a good game, great mechanics, fantastic story, and such great gameplay and graphics. I've read reviews saying it was the best looking game there is and I have to agree. Seeing Kratos as an older man with so much detail was incredible. He's still amazingly strong, but he looks weathered, he's got gray sprinkled in his beard, his actions aren't repetitive like other games. There's only a few times where I thought to myself that they just reused a scene, way they walked, etc. The whole time Kratos and his son chat together like literally just chat about random crap. There is one part of the game where you do the same thing over and over if you'd like and the son does reuse some phrases. Besides that, it is always flowing, unique, etc. After battles he will ask Kratos "how was that?" Kratos then gives him feedback, it's not the same either, it starts out like you need more training, then becomes things like you are improving but don't stop, to you are doing good, etc. It's amazing how much attention to detail they gave this game. I love Zelda, hands down my favorite series. I also love Final Fantasy as a series but haven't been too thrilled with 12, 13, 13-2, 13-whatever. Zelda Breath of the Wild became my favorite game last year. I loved that game so much, played for hours. Since that time I didn't think I'd find another game that made me feel that good playing it. God of War blew away all expectations and has jumped up to my 2nd favorite game. So much to do but not ridiculous like Far Cry, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, etc. Those games that tend to reset your quests and reuse them. This doesn't do that. There is so much to do and it's actually enjoyable to do them. Upgrades are fantastic, the system is amazing, and everything is absolute fun. The collectibles are attainable. I didn't have to look up anything so far and I've 100% all of the areas except the main one which I've gotten 88%. All that is with just going with the story, inspecting my areas, solving puzzles, whatever. It wasn't too complicated but def not too easy. I cannot tell you how great this game is. Seriously, the team that made this should be so proud. I know some people don't consider games art but there are certain games where you cannot play it and not recognize it as art. This game is art. You can feel the passion the team had, the attention to detail, the love for this game, and time they put into it. It speaks and I would recommend this to anyone. I would honestly buy a ps4 just for this game, even if it's the only game you ever play, you won't be sad. PS4 pro would be the smarter option as it looks so freaking sexy on a 4K tv. This is the kind of game that you want but never get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not quite as good as the hype, but very good.

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    I have to say that the story and graphics were amazing, though without any spoilers I felt the ending wasn't as satisfying as I would have liked. This game has rich graphics and the character development is phenomenal and quite moving. It's a great experience. Where I was disappointed the most was the game play. To be fair my controller was a bit busted from years of use and my character drifted forward as I would try to throw, but I found it hard to move/dodge and aim the throwing of the axe which is pretty much the main weapon and is used in most aspects of the game. I couldn't lock on to targets and that made it a challenge, but this game was revered for its exceptional game play. The biggest flaw by far was the insanely small text. I'm near sighted and I probably need a "thicker set" (yes that's a 'My cousin Vinny' reference...lol) but I literally found myself about 5 feet from the screen just to read the tutorials. So, I guess when you hear about how this is a mind altering game (Metacritc had this at 94 when I bought it which was the best rated game of the year and a point or 2 behind some of the best games in years), I came away slightly disappointed. That said, it was an incredible journey and there's a ton to find. You have enormous beasts that are synonymous with the series and the story is exceptional. I found it not quite on the level of "The Last of Us", but it's riveting and there was something so satisfying as slaying a giant monster that no other game can come close to as far as battle, even as I battled my controller...lol. So, if you are a fan of the series I highly recommend it and if you like RPGs than the combination of the 2 will blow your mind as this is very much an Open World RPG. Though, a lot of areas are blocked off keeping you on a linear path as much as the story doesn't really have any branching at least in my experience. So, some RPG aspects are not there. Though, I just don't think it's as good as some of the better games like GTA V, Last of Us and the game I am currently playing, Uncharted 4. Please bare in mind that much like any form of art or media that these views are totally subjective. Though, it's definitely a very good game and that's why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning

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    Mike
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    Well that was unexpected! After playing through the original trilogy and spin off PSP titles God of War had entertained but also wore out its welcome as gaming matured. God of War was always a graphical showcase with an entertaining plot and gameplay but the formula had undoubtedly aged past its prominence. When the new game was announced myself, like many, was left shocked. I was surprised not only by the return of a long dormant franchise but by the tone of the initial reveal. It showed something the previous games didn’t even hint at, heart. While impressed by the trailer I certainly intended to eventually play but it was low on my list of expectations. When the review embargo was lifted and seeing all of the glowing reviews I had to see if it was deserving. Turns out this is not merely the best God of War games but one of the best this generation has yet offered. Besides again setting a new bar for visuals, the game has a dynamic combat system that opens up as the game progresses. The story is a well told story if a bit derivative. The plot makes good use of many well-worn fantasy tropes and is by no means groundbreaking but what sets it apart is the characterization of the various protagonists. Kratos finally gets a small bit of depth but is overshadowed by Atreus and their dwarven compatriots along with other characters met along the journey are each lovingly crafted and acted. The structure of the game is much more open and resembles modern action RPGs more than its predecessors. The upgrade system and skill trees can come across as cumbersome and daunting but can be left alone for most of the game. Those who wish to dive into the gameplay systems will have much to customize in terms of loot and skills and play styles similar to that of the Soul’s series of games, barring the notorious difficulty of the aforementioned games. This is a rewarding and surprising title through and through. I recommend this to anyone whether familiar with the franchise or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for PS4 owners...

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    ...and absolutely <> if you have a PS4 Pro. Absolutely gorgeous game on a 4k display, and to top it off, one of the best modern re-imaginings of an old franchise ever created. If you are a diehard fan of the arcade-y hack&slash, frenetic combo driven gameplay of the prior GoW and DmC games, you will absolutely be disappointed, no question. But if your tastes have changed towards story driven fantasy RPG's with incredibly fluid, dynamic combat, this is a game for you. I'll go right out and say I never really liked the original GoW games. Played 1&3, never replayed them. Just not my style of game. This is a much more thoughtful, slowly paced experience with a lot going on in the story department, and much more skill, item and stat management in the combat. You can easily get through just picking up gear as it comes, or you can hyper min-max to fit your play style. Combat is very similar to Dark Souls, but at a much faster pace, and with far less weapon options, but infinitely more combat skills and movement variety. The game world is breathtakingly gorgeous and varied. It's not as grand and epic in size as some other open world RPG's, but the focus allows it's two main characters and landscapes to be fleshed out beautifully. Never did I think I'd say Kratos, the epitome of revenge and unbridled rage, is a complex and brooding protagonist. Atreus is exactly as you would hope he would be. This is not an endless escort mission as many worried, this is a powerful journey where two inseparable companions grow their bond to become more than the sum of their selves. All of the side characters all well voiced and interesting in their own right as well, and their interactions range from emotionally moving to downright hilarious. It's just a great gd game. Go get it. My only complaint is that eventually it ends. This is one of those games that forces you to lower your expectations when moving on to another game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Like playing an interactive movie

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    I really don't like the direction some games are going. Developers think players want an interactive movie (maybe some do), while some just want to play a game. Most game companies seem to be just concentrating on the best looking game they can make, and not the best playing. Unfortunately, I think this game spends too much time trying to be graphically impressive at the cost of gameplay. GOW feels like an interactive movie. There are even times you think you are controlling the character and suddenly find you are not. What makes it worse is you can't even (from what I could tell) skip these cut scenes. I really don't want to spend my gaming time watching cut scenes. Combat is still fun, though having the camera stuck on your character can be annoying at times -- Unlike the old GOW where you had more of the top down view. And having to tell the son to shoot his arrows becomes tedious the further you progress. Overall, I felt the combat in the old GOW games was handled much better. Regardless, fans of the old GOW may be turned off by the new direction this franchise is heading. I for one will not purchase a sequel to this -- unless they go back to the old engine. The game also seemed very short -- but I actually welcomed this because by the time you reach the end, you pretty much have experienced everything you want to experience and dragging it out more would just make it monotonous. So, whether you should purchase this game comes down to what is important to you. If you want to feel like you are controlling a character (at times) in a movie, you should like this game. If you are like me and prefer to have total control over your character and want to feel like you are playing a game, you probably won't enjoy this game.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A More Mature God Of War

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    It's been about 8 years since a mainline God Of War game (God Of War 3 on PS3, 2010), and it appears the hiatus has done the series some good. With this latest entry, entitled simply "God Of War", the story takes a step in a more mature direction–showing Kratos in a fatherly role, regretting his violent past and the repercussions it entailed. With the Greek gods vanquished, Kratos now reluctantly sets his sights upon the pantheon of Norse mythology. The perspective has shifted into an over-the-shoulder view, which makes for slower, albeit more visceral combat. For a good portion of the game, you'll be using a frost axe instead of Kratos' signature Chains Of Olympus. Throughout your journey, you'll be accompanied by Kratos' son, Atreus...but he's much more of a boon than a hinderance; rarely will he need to be babysat. Instead, he has no life bar and acts mostly to assist in stunning enemies with his bow attacks (although he will quickly become more lethal). Your weapons AND armor can be upgraded as well, which is a new feature to the God Of War franchise. In fact, your armor and attachments greatly influence your stats; different builds may be needed to take on the more difficult foes. The graphics are quite nice on either the standard or pro PS4, though only the latter is capable of 4k and a consistent clip of 60 fps. Still, it's totally playable on the standard PS4 at a respectable 30 fps. If there's one gripe I have, it's that you really don't feel like much is accomplished story-wise by the end of the game–it's clearly a setup for a new trilogy. That said, I'd welcome a couple more entries into the God Of War series using this new perspective and gameplay style. Definitely recommended for action aficionados!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best ps4 games

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    I'm not very good at determining what my favourite game of all time is.. I've played so many over a few decades but God of War will be added to the list of games I consider for my favourites. Visually it's amazing looking, and I played it on a ps4 pro on a 4k TV in quality mode(game setting) The setting is great, I love mythology and I can't wait to see more of this world. The story is interesting with some twists and turns yet it manages to also keep itself rather focused. The characters are likable and show growth, there's some good chemistry between them and their voice actors. Gameplay wise it tics a lot of boxes for me. The combat is slower and methodical which is something I like. It's not quite dark souls like but I can see some similarities. There's ample variety as well, you're always discovering new abilities(runic attacks) until the very end(and beyond!) The other aspect of gameplay is the general exploring with some light puzzles that personally are just hard enough to be interesting, without leaving you stumped for any significant amount of time. I'm not a huge puzzle guy so if you're looking for that you may be disappointed (try The Witness) There's "Metroidvania" elements in the game as well. Meaning you'll unlock abilities later in the game that allow you to backtrack and unlock things you came across but couldn't get by. If you follow the critical path you'll probably get 15-20 hours depending on your skill and the difficulty setting. You will probably double that if you do most or all the side stuff which was very worth doing in my opinion. I feel like with the 4 difficulty settings almost anyone can enjoy this game. Will it be an all time great for you? Who knows but even if it's not it's still worth playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for newcomers and old fans alike

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    For fans of the GoW series, there is much to love as we see Kratos transform from a rage filled deity to a troubled and secretive father. Those who know his past are treated to incredible character development as the Ghost of Sparta tries to be a good father to his young boy. Those who are new to the series get to learn about Kratos and his past through his sons eyes, the truth hidden from them. Beyond this, the new gameplay reflects the more tempered life that Kratos has built for himself. Gone are the days of frantic button mashing, for now players are expected to master precise combat which demands the right tool for the job. The combat feels more akin to Dark Souls rather than Devil May Cry, for those familiar. However, the game does an excellent job introducing new concepts slowly and is fairly forgiving on lower difficulties. For those seeking a challenge, you will be easily satisfied with the challenges God of War throws at you. All in all, this game has quickly become my favorite game I have ever played. When playing it, you can tell that it was made as a labor of love, that the story it tells was meant for someone special, and that the creators poured their hearts and souls into their work to tell this story. Other games I have recently enjoyed include Horizon: Zero Dawn, Zelda BotW, Mario Odyssey, The Last of Us, and the Dark Souls series. I can not recommend this game enough; it has become the new standard to which I hold action adventure games to. Well done Santa Monica Studios, all the praise is well deserved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The God of War returns!

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    Played through God of War until story finished on PS4 slim. I played the 3 previous main games on their original systems (God of War - PS2, God of War II - PS2, God of War III - PS3), but none of the side games. Kratos returns in a game that is actually more "mature" than the previous games, and the core of the game is that struggle, the dramatic irony that the audience and Kratos himself are the only ones who know who he truly is, or was, or maybe still is, and how his somewhat estranged son will effect him? That and an absolutely stunning game with equally beautiful and violent depiction of Norse mythology and locations, and that has effected the combat as well. Kratos has lost his jump but gained a magic axe, but otherwise feels like God of War added a little Dark Souls. Blocking, parrying and dodging return and the combat is just as visceral, including brutal finishers. The view has shifted to behind Kratos, but this actually allows for a closer and more brutal experience. His son, Atreus, is never a nuisance in combat, and aides through damage, status effects and control, allowing focus on Kratos to rip and cleave the denizens of Midgard apart. An excellent modernization of a modern franchise, excellent in gameplay, smooth and detailed visuals, fantastic setting, and moving story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best God of War game

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    I received a copy of this game with my God of War PS4Pro console bundle. I have played little of the first two God of War games, but have beaten God of War 3 on both the PS3 and when it was remastered on the PS4. Never in my dreams did I imagine the epic fights of God of War 3 could be topped but less than an hour into this game and I was proven wrong. The story is overall much more engaging than any of the previous games and this is likely due to "boy" who in one instant pulls at my heart and the next makes me want to smack him up side his head. Combat is GOW4 is very different from what we had in prior games, with the camera constantly being close to Kratos instead of pulled away. At first I found it distracting but having put more time into the game, I really like the decision. It helps make the game more strategic versus before where it was mostly button mashing and QTE's. As far as performance goes, I highly recommend playing this on a PS4 Pro. Aside from one area of the game, I consistently get close to 60 FPS whether I'm fighting someone or just roaming around. I do not have a 4k TV so have not tested out that feature but the graphics in 1080p alone make this one of the best looking games I've ever played on consoles. If you're still on the fence about buying this game, don't hesitate one more minute. This is not only the best God of War game ever released, it will go down as one of the best games of all-time for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth Much!

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    Good graphics that are mostly for not interacting with (numerous dreaded invisible barriers throughout), and character mechanics that are extremely awkward to utilize compared to most high-end video games. If Kung-Fu style fighting against magically-empowered creatures that can take multiple blows to the head from a powerful awe is your bag, then have at it. If animation is more important than actual hands on, then this is for you. Everyone else, especially those who enjoy Horizon Zero Dawn or Elder Scrolls, for example, will not be impressed by this round-and-round to nowhere without any coherent realistic theme or purpose. Good art from a distance does not make up for what makes a good game a good game: F U N. This has something, just not what matters most..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Time With This One

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    I don't know why someone would waste their time or money on this game--I sure wish I hadn't. There are many decent games worth buying, but this is not one of them. Most of the game is figuring out one puzzle after another--there are so many of them that the game is bogged down by this--they're continual. There was very little instruction on what to do in certain instances. Some enemies just show up and kill you. Sometimes, the game will offer hints after you have been killed several times, but sometimes not. Sometimes I would go on line to hear how to do something, and think that there's no way in the world I would have ever thought to do that extended combination of things. No, I cannot recommend this game. The game play was just not worth the frustration this game caused. Go get a good game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun open world game that is also a fun reboot

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    Zaram
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    God of War is a series very close to me, I grew up with the original trilogy of games and I love them for their over the top combat with fun abilities gained over time and gory QTES. This entry has some of that, but the QTES have been toned down and there is less gore, and the combat has been completely changed the combo system is gone and its more slow paced with shield and dodge rolls very similar to Dark Souls. It is also not a linear story anymore, its an open world with Sidequests, extra fights, treasure hunts, and there is a new weapons and armor upgrade shop similar to most open world RPGS or open world games like Assassins Creed/Far Cry. You also have Kratos son with you through the entire game so youll get alot more dialogue and alot of puzzle solving in areas such as boosting him up to ledges or having him shoot switches with his arrows. So think very similar to The Last of Us except he is more useful in combat. Alot of critics and people alike love these changes, me as a hardcore fan of the series i'm indifferent. There are so many "open world" games that follow the same structure that I think turning this series into just another variation of that is a bit sad. Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed the game alot and if youre at all curious you should try it. Then I recommend picking up the PS4 Remaster of God of War 3 and you can determine if you prefer the old style or the new style.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All Grown-Up

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    Kenny
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    This God of War is the best to date - by far. By best I mean, all elements of a complete video game are there. The battle system has greatly progressed from the fun, yet child-like simplicity of older versions. The equipment and skills leveling is simple enough for the hack-and-slash fans, yet deep enough for an RPG fan like me to get into. The pace and aggressiveness of the enemies may still force you to revert to hack-and-slashing, and you may not need all the complexity, but it's so much more satisfying to use all the tools and skill you've earned if you can master them. The story and accompanying script are much more memorable than previous versions, and that's an understatement - it is quite the cinematic play-through, while not boring you with sequences that feel too long (as other games can do). Finally, the graphics - wow. This was always a highlight of the GOW games, but this is as good as it gets by AAA game standards. From the character animation to the environmental details and the incredible lighting, just beautiful. Overall, the game defies genre norms, churns out the gameplay fun, keeps you interested in the story and gives you incredible eye candy. Is it the best RPG I've ever played? No. Is it the best action game I've ever played? Probably not. Is it one of the best hack-and-slash RPG hybrids I've ever played? Yes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game ever!!!!

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    This is the best game I ever played. I am always a fan of GOW series. Played all the previous games but this is one is obviously the best one. This one came after 5 yrs so it can be seen on the amount of effort and thought put into the game. As always with other GOW games the graphics and gameplay are beautiful. There is no loading screen and very smooth experience for such a beautiful game. Love the action and skill tree. This game is also different from other games in the series- 1) Open world 2) Ability to control other charater i.e Atreus - This guy is a real AI who really helps you with the gameplay and not just stand there and watch you fight like other games. For ex: There is a way to upgrade wherein if the enemies gets closer this guy will jump on top of them and strangle them( so you can focus on other enemies). This guy will also throw health stones at you to replenish yourself. Game also is very long. I have probably played 20% so far. Long way to go. But enjoying every bit of it so far. They have also added some really difficult enemies(purple ones you have to upgrade yourself before you can fight them else they will kill you in one blow!!!!). Side quests are real fun too unlike other games it doesnt get boring, redundant or grinding.. Well for one thing it doesnt have any micro transactions which is awesome too.. Must play!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Should it be 5 Stars?

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    Revilo
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    You know I will admit right from the start that I may not have played the game long enough yet to give it a fair review, perhaps it does live up to the hype and deserve a 5 Star rating like so many other reviews and critics state. I am sure the game is really great, and I know that it has gotten a lot of acknowledgement, but the reason I give it only 4 Stars for me personally is because I test every single new game out that I purchase with my 60 Year old Parents to see if they are interested in it because if they are then we usually play the game together and watch the stories unfold. Most games they seem to really enjoy, examples I could bring up would be Uncharted 4, GTA 5, Detroit Become Human, Shadow of Collosus, Horizon Zero Dawn.. all of those games captured their attention as an audience, but God of War they were bored of within the first 20min. The Graphics are amazingly stunning, the gameplay is visually compelling, but for some reason whether it be the story or the combat (which I also found to be a bit annoying and clunky) it just didn't draw us in as much as I thought it was going to.. so this review is based on just the first 20min of God of War, perhaps the rest of the game is amazing and deserves 5 Stars but the first 20min didn't compete with many other great games that I have played before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You won't like him when he's angry!

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    It has been some time since I've played God of War. To once again behold the rage of Kratos with the voice of Christopher Judge is just joy-gasm! He should of been the voice of Kratos from game one. The game has a bit different feel to it due to a more open world movement. Still, plenty of people/creatures/Gods to bash and smash and release Kratos mighty man meat muscles into. With upgrading and crafting new weapons and armors and adding enhancements to each. This time around, you are join with Kratos's son. Who acts like Anakin and Luke Skywalker with his constant whining. Just makes you wish you can Hulk out on him with Kratos's axe...or bare hands. The little brat is helpful during battles though. With his bow and arrows he'll help you take out those who have failed the city! Like Kratos, he does have armor that you can get and upgrade as well as his weapon. There are some great conversations that take place that are funny. And Kratos tends to call his own son by "boy" more than by his own name or son. The world is vast and gorgeous, plenty of side quest to do, a nagging child, more gods and creature to release your frustration on, hours of your life gone into a video game. What more can you Axe for? And Kratos has a lot of Axing to do to get his answers!

    I would recommend this to a friend