It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, he ventures into the brutal Norse wilds with his son Atreus, fighting to fulfill a deeply personal quest.
From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for one of gaming's most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.
- Bold New Beginning - His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive...And teach his son to do the same. This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series - satisfying combat; breathtaking scale; and a powerful narrative - and fuses them anew.
- A Second Chance - Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.
- A Darker, More Elemental World - From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War's breathtakingly threatening landscape - by far the largest in the franchise.
- Vicious, Physical Combat - With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.
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Joseph Fernandes 09 Sep 2018 Certified User
God Of War Is Superb, Offering A Stunningly Detailed And Lush World Built With A Level Of Detail That Makes It Wonderous To Explore. It Also Has Room To Breath, Allowing Kratos And Atreus Roller-Coaster Relationship To Build Into Something That Can Almost Rival The Last of Us Ellie And Joel . While A Lot Has Changed For God of War, It Still Holds One Of The Most Satisfying And Entertaining Combat Systems In Gaming.
Kratos Is A Man Conflicted. Having Fled Sparta Among All The Death And Destruction Caused By His Hands But Not His Heart, Kratos Seeks A Quieter Life. The Story Begins At The Funeral Of Kratos’s Wife, And We Follow Him And His Son, Atreus, As They Seek To Lay Her Ashes At The Largest Peak In All The Realms.
Sony Santa Monica Does An Astounding Job Of Portraying Kratos Inner Conflict, Despite Him Saying Very Little , While Atreus Does Most Of The Talking And Also Complains About Him , Because Of Which Kratos Might Speak A Little.
Kratos Chooses To Hide His Past From Everyone, Including Atreus, Results In His Son Feeling Unwanted, Unloved And Unworthy. The Cinematography Displays Kratos’ Internal Struggle Through His Facial Detail, He’s Stern, Downright Harsh In Fact, To Atreus As The Boy Comes Up Against The Truth, Which Makes The Story More Interesting And Makes More To Play The Game.I Sometimes Found Myself Wanting To Play For Hours Continuously, And Thinks That Making Kratos Begging To Tell The Truth To Atreus , Only For Silence To Befall The Scene. It's Heartbreakingly Phenomenal.
The Story Certainly Takes Some Time To Unfold. God of War Is Far Slower Paced Than Its Predecessors Had, Which May Not Sit Well With Some Fans. The Story Is Required Give Some Time ,Relax And The Payoff's Is Definitely Worth It.
Moving From Greek Mythology To Norse Mythology, God of War Makes Superb Use Of The Source Material, Bringing In Some Wonderful Characters And Creatures That Are As Entertaining As They Are Beautiful To Look At.
One Thing To Mention For PS4 Pro Players Is That God of War Comes With Two Graphics Modes : Performance And Resolution. The Former Will Render The Game At 1080p With An solid 60 FPS, While The Latter Delivers 4K Via 2160p Checkerboard And A Variable Frame Rate Targeting 30 FPS (Although It Barely Matches The 30 FPS Target Rate).
In terms of performance, particular praise should be shone on God of War’s complete lack of loading screens. Part clever illusion, part absolute wizardry, the team has done an amazing job of maintaining the game’s flow throughout its entirety. If you choose to play for long sittings, you won’t be stuck staring at a scrolling wheel or waiting in a lift, even after dying in combat.
On the combat front, God of War has one of the best in the business. It’s certainly complex, and asks an awful lot of the player in terms of the amount of buttons you have to push, things you have to consider at any one time and level of challenge from the enemy, but it’s incredibly rewarding once you get to grips with it.