God of War for PlayStation 4 – In Review

God of War is one of the most beloved franchises on Sony’s PlayStation. The newest edition of the series marks a reboot of the series, giving Kratos a companion during his newest journey.

The game begins with a seamless transition from the menu to the game, transforming Kratos from a bloodthirsty god to a loving, gentle father. Fans of the series shouldn’t be upset about this though. There is still plenty of blood, gore, and killing in the game.

The camera system in God of War is perhaps the most unique thing about the game. The innovation contained within this camera system is impossible to describe without seeing it yourself, but the transition between cut scenes and game play is never riddled with loading screens unless you die.

Not everyone is a fan of the camera though, citing their reasons for their dislike as the inability to rotate the camera manually and it being too close.

Game Play

The game play in God of War is very different from what fans of the series are used to. Where previously the game series was a typical hack and slash experience, the game play in the new God of War has more weight to it. It almost seems like Dark Souls light.

The boss battles in God of War are both challenging and rewarding. You aren’t going to have much trouble with any of the boss battles. Each one may take you 2 or 3 attempts, but when you do beat the boss, you will feel an incredible sense of accomplishments.

Performance

The game is visually stunning on the Playstation 4 and even more so on the Playstation 4 Pro. The ultra HD textures that are loaded with the Pro version of the game make the game a visual masterpiece, but you will experience a few frame rate dips during game play. These frame rates are nothing serious though. The game runs mostly fine at 30 frames per second on the PS4 Pro.

In Conclusion

If you are a PlayStation gamer, it isn’t a question of if you will purchase God of War, it is when. God of War is likely to be one of the best games released during the lifespan of the PlayStation 4. It offers a unique story and game play that borrows from some of the most popular games of today.

God of War has Released

One of the biggest exclusives for the PlayStation 4 released today: God of War. This marks the forth title in the main series, but it is the most groundbreaking title to date. Kratos, the main character of the series has moved from his comfort zone, switching from Greek mythology to ancient Norse. Kratos is going through another change in familiarity as well in the form of a child.

This is not the first time Kratos has had a child. Any one who has played the series remembers exactly how the games started off. The god of war Ares tricks Kratos into murdering his wife and daughter, leading to Kratos going on a killing spree, culminating in killing Ares. We all know what he is capable of when someone hurts his children, this makes for a thrilling experience for the player. Watching Kratos and his son fight waves of enemies, constantly in danger, struggling through the cold climate makes for a great environment to tell a story.

Their are four Norse gods featured in the newest installment of God of War. Oden is the primary god of Norse mythology. Freya is the Goddess of Love. Everyone has heard of Thor, the son of Odin, the God of Thunder, but the game also features Thyr, Odin’s lesser known son.

God of War also features a photo mode, a mode that is gaining popularity fast within the video game market. One of the most popular titles of 2017, Assassin’s Creed: Origins also featured a photo mode. This photo modes are so beloved by gamers because it permits gamers to make some very cool backgrounds and art using actual footage from the game.

The reason developers love photo mode is because it allows players to take a break from the fast-paced action and really focus on the graphics. It is difficult to take in the hard work developers did when a player is constantly hacking and slashing; photo mode allows gamers to see every detail, zooming in as close as they want or zooming out to get a view of the entire area.

God of War is available on PlayStation 4 now.

PlayStation’s Signature Hack & Slash, God of War, Returns for its Forth Entry

God of War is one of Sony’s most successful franchises. The game series has been described as a console seller, assisting Sony in its success with the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles. Now, this week, God of War intends to do the same for the PlayStation 4.

God of War was released on April 20th, 2018 to praise from both consumers and critics. The game is full many things that make the franchise legendary, but many of the mechanics have changed. There is no longer button mashing to open chests, there is no quick time events, and this time, Kratos is not alone. He is accompanied by his son: Atreus.

Although the new God of War may not be called God of War 4, it is a direct sequel to God of War 3. The numbering has been reset primarily because the games are no longer set in mythical Greece. The restart of the genre’s numbered series marks Krato’s arrival to Norse mythology. When you purchase God of War, you won’just just be getting Kratos, new characters are sure to be introduced in God of War. Some of the gods of Norse mythology have already been announced. Odin, Odin’s 2 sons, and the goddess of love are all featured in God of War.

Several new mechanics have been introduced to the God of War series with this release. Kratos is no longer limited to using his chains as weapons. Kratos is now using an axe, which can be used for short-range and long-range combat. Kratos is able to throw his axe and recall it back to him, making it a multi-use tool of destruction for the God of War. Leaving his chains behind, Krato’s new weapon of choice is called the Leviathan Axe.

Krato’s son Atreus isn’t defenseless either. Although he pales in comparison to Krato’s strength, Atreus is still one-quarter god. His ferocity can be seen immediately upon beginning the game, as he hacks and slashes at a corpse, expressing his superiority over the kill his father just secured. Atreus’s antics may be cute for now, but in the future, he will surely be a mighty warrior.

God of War can be purchased in stores everywhere or on the PlayStation Store now.

God of War’s PS4 Semi-Reboot Looks Astonishing

The last installment we’ve seen of the main God of War trilogy was released on the PS3 way back in 2010. For years, the series was just a brutally fun and quick action-adventure game where you get to play as the anti-hero Kratos. The character wasn’t quite meant to be liked, the past games haven’t really shown his personality where you could actually relate. It was truly focused on the gory fighting sequences, cinemas and the mash ’em up gameplay. The upcoming release for the next installment is soon and PlayStation 4 owners will get the chance to play a totally new and possibly the most spectacular God of War game ever created. The game’s creative director, Cory Barlog, decided it was time to develop a more personal gaming experience and focus the story line on Kratos himself, making the character have far more depth and dimension then ever before.

Kratos is now a father of one and sports a full peppered-grey beard in this spectacular semi-reboot. Players can now completely control Kratos and his son, Atreus, as they battle monsters and mythical beings. The developers curtailed the forced action scenes with button-pressing sequences, players now have the chance to throw and hack with Kratos’ new weapon of choice, the Leviathan Axe. He also wields a hefty shield and you absolutely will need to utilize it throughout the game. Players can upgrade their weapons and armor as well as level up both Kratos and his son. The scenery in the game is gorgeous and the attention to detail is widespread.

The gameplay itself is linear and similar to most newly released role-playing games. The enemies seem to be all related to Norse mythology rather than Greek mythology. There will be plenty of ogres, trolls, draugrs, revenants and the possessed to destroy. God of War for the PS4 have been nominated for the “Most Anticipated Game” for two consecutive years at the annual Game Awards. It was also nominated for “Best PlayStation 4 Game” and “Game of the Show” at the IGN’s Best of E3 2016 Awards. The game already won a “Special Commendation for Graphics” award at the 2016 Game Critics Awards. God of War’s worldwide release date is scheduled on April, 20, 2018, exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

God of War Preps for Release

A month away from release, the preview embargo has been lifted on God Of War. The result was an avalanche of videos and information pertaining to the new edition of the beloved franchise.

Players have fought along side Ares, killed Ares, and became the new god of war during the series’ long history. While controlling Kratos, players have fought nearly every Greek God. Kratos has fought notable Greek figures as Charon, Hades, Erinyes, Thanatos, Poseidon, and even Zeus himself.

With a hit list as long as Kratos’, players may be left wondering what can be next for their favorite god of war. The new game in the series aims to completely reinvent the franchise.

The biggest change people will notice with the new game is the combat. Everyone knows that Kratos has been overpowered in previous consoles. The fast paced combat that gamers are familiar with in God of War is gone. The typically hack and slash combat has been replaced with a slower paced, more tactical combat system. The new combat style borrows a lot from Dark Souls, but is original enough to stand on its own innovations. The changes made to the new combat style provide more depth for the player; a wider range of weapons perfectly compliments the more strategy focused combat, players can use Krato’s axe, counter attack with his shield and use his fists.

The slower, more tactile combat has not reduced the gruesome kills that the game is most famous for. Using Leviathan’s Axe, Kratos is able to swing through enemies with ease. Decapitations and de-limbing happen on regular basis. In addition to basic attacks and power attacks, Kratos is able to throw the axe similar to the way a boomerang is thrown. The axe is also heavily involved in puzzles.

Another big change to the franchise is the lack of button mashing and no focus on quick time actions.

The developers behind God of War have made an excellent decision in lifting the preview embargo so early. Prominent names in the video game industry have flooded the internet with free promotion for Sony.

The influx of recent information pertaining to God of War have shown that God of War has been improved in countless ways. God of War will be a day one purchase for many owners of PlayStation 4.

God of War releases for the PlayStation 4 on April 20, 2018.