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 Post subject: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 14:08 
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I thought we had a thread for this already but looks like it was just in other event threads

New trailer from the Sony E3 event



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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:03 
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The reviews for this are coming in and it's incredibly good by all accounts. They've changed the camera view, given you a companion to use/upgrade and added some exploration stuff in but apparently still retained the general feel of the previous games. I actually like the look of the combat more in this new one as there's a lot of blocking/rolling/parrying going on and it looks a lot less button mashy. Also, it's fucking beautiful because of course it is. I'll pick it up at some point but PS+ is killing me with games to play--not least with Bloodborne slowing my completion rate all the way down--so fuck knows when.



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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:07 
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Looks amazing, nice to see Kingseeker Frampt has got more work since Dark Souls.

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:10 
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Wow. Solid 9/10’s all round by the looks of it.

It may jump ahead of a few games in the ever increasing backlog of great games I want. This gen is to be proving quite special.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:13 
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I've never played any of these.

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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Lonewolves wrote:
I've never played any of these.


It's worth picking up the PS4 remaster of GoW3 at some point because it's a good game and even on the PS3 it looked fucking beautiful. It's not the smartest game in the world of course but it's good fun and a hell of a spectacle.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:41 
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Lonewolves wrote:
I've never played any of these.

1st one was good, think I gave up on a twatty bit though...

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Was there something near the end with loads of the Kratoseses attacking you?

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 19:10 
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I’ve played them all (inc the PSP versions) but 2 & 3 are the most memorable. 2 (on the lowly PS2) ends with you riding on the back of a giant climbing up mount Olympus with Kratos screaming about killing all the gods. It’s a prerendered cutscene but it’s so bombastic and mental you’re like, damn, I want to play that. Then 3 comes out and it’s all like, riding giants up a mountain fucking up shit? Yup, you’re actually doing that. It was a momentous occasion for the PS3 that lives up to expectations.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 14:05 
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I've also not played any of them. So it's worth giving the GoW3 remaster a go then.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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Pundabaya wrote:
I've also not played any of them. So it's worth giving the GoW3 remaster a go then.


Absolutely!


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 17:00 
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Do I need to know what happened in GoW1+2?


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 17:34 
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Plot synopsis - it ain’t the most complex story. Kratos is essentially just an ex-Spartan fucking psychopath.

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God of War 1: Kratos is angry at the God of War for tricking him into killing his wife and child. He kills the God of War and becomes the new God of War.

God of War 2: Zeus steals Kratos god power cause he’s a cunt. Kratos wants to fuck up Zeus for that. Kratos meets the Titans who also want to fuck up Zeus. Kratos fights Zeus but he escapes. It turns out, in an Empire Strikes Back stylee, that Kratos is actually Zeus' son. Zeus was afraid Kratos would usurp him cause Kratos is a bloodthirsty nutter. Kratos goes and gets the Titans and it ends with Kratos riding on the back of a Titan storming Olympus declaring that the rule of the Gods is over.


Now go play God of War 3. It was stunning on PS3 and I’ll bet it looks as good on PS4.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 19:27 
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But the rule of the gods is over

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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Man, Kratos is a dick.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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I'm genuinely not sure whether I should be rooting for the dude. Although, his sociopathy is hilarious.

Hermes totally deserved what he got, mind you.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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Yeah, his delivery service is terrible.

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:04 
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That's GoW3 done, I actually really enjoyed it.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 
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In fact I enjoyed it so much I'm downloading God of W4R right now.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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Pundabaya wrote:
In fact I enjoyed it so much I'm downloading God of W4R right now.


I got about two thirds through that and was really enjoying it then some glitch fucked my save game. I couldn't be arsed replaying it all again so I never saw the rest of it.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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The new one is like God of the Last of Us. Which is probably a good thing.

I like the new Kratos. Older, more mature, with that undercurrent of world-ending rage just beneath the surface. It makes it so absolutely glorious when he does flip out.

The combat is probably even more brutal than the old ones, amazingly. I think in the Greek trilogy there is a flamboyance to how Kratos fights that lightens the whole thing. It's more of a spectacle. New Kratos just fucking kills things. In the most efficient, bone-shattering, gore spewing method.

No QTEs so far. (Yay!)

Though I only played about about 1 hr 45mins after it unlocked at midnight so they may show up later.

Puzzles are pretty good too.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 21:00 
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I watched a few videos about this today and was convinced it was a game I wanted to buy and play.

I fired up my XBox One X and went to the store.

You know how this story ends.

At least you can't have the 'wrong kind' of PC.

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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At least you can't have the 'wrong kind' of PC.

If you’re suggesting that all PCs can play all PC games, then I’ve got news for you. For a start, not all personal computers run Windows.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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I'm with Hearthly. This does look ace.. I'm almost tempted to look into how much a PS4 will set me back.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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At least you can't have the 'wrong kind' of PC.

Play it on your PC then.

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 21:53 
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I'm with Hearthly. This does look ace.. I'm almost tempted to look into how much a PS4 will set me back.

Don't worry about how much money it'll set you back, just think how many friends it'll set you forward!


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 23:15 
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God of War has always been a Sony exclusive hasn't it? It's like firing up your PS4 expecting to be able to buy Halo.

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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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Yeah, it's published by Sony.

It's really, really good. The writing is excellent. The two dwarves that act as shopkeepers are highlights.

Kratos knew Aesop, apparently.


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 Post subject: Re: God of war (PS4)
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Lonewolves wrote:
God of War has always been a Sony exclusive hasn't it? It's like firing up your PS4 expecting to be able to buy Halo.


I'm not familiar with the series at all so didn't know that, I was just watching review videos (in Edge!) about how amazingly awesome the game is whilst I was down in the kitchen cooking, and decided I'd buy it.

I'm not sure who wins really, it's not like I'm going to get a PS4 Pro just to play God Of War, so Sony neither sell me a copy of their game, or one of their consoles.

The daft thing is that the PS4/XB1 and PS4Pro/XB1X are very similar in hardware terms so it'd be a pretty simple port job.

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