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God Of War Review: Memories Refreshed

How many of you remember playing God Of war on your Playstation 2. It was the best game i have ever played. The graphics, the Gameplay and the visuals were mind blowing. God of war (4th installation) has been announced by Sony.

 

God Of War Review: Memories Refreshed

 

Release

It is scheduled to be released on April 20, 2018 for the PlayStation 4. It will be the eighth installment in the God of War series. The story is a new direction for the series, as it will be loosely based on Norse mythology. All previous games were based on Greek mythology.

 

Kratos

Kratos returns as the main character, and he now has a son named Atreus. He acts as a mentor and protector to his son, and has to master the rage that has driven him for many years. A major change is that he no longer uses his signature double-chained blades. He lost these at the conclusion of God of War III. Instead, he uses a magical battle axe, called the Leviathan axe.

 

God Of War Review

 

Stunning Connected World

The game is open, but it is not open-world. Due to it being open, players can encounter optional boss battles, in addition to the regular story-based bosses. Quick time events are not like they were in previous games. Instead, enemies display two meters above their heads, one for health and the other for stun. Filling up the stun meter helps in defeating more difficult enemies. When the stun meter is full, a grab-prompt will appear. Depending on the enemy, Kratos may rip it in half, or he may grab them and throw them into other enemies, among other possible outcomes. As the ability to swim was cut from the game, players instead use a boat to traverse over bodies of water when necessary.

 

Gameplay

The game is played as Kratos. There are times when the player may choose to passively control his’ son, Atreus. One button is dedicated to Atreus. Its use depends on the context. For example, if the player needs assistance, they can look at an enemy, press the button, and Atreus will use his bow to shoot arrows at the enemy. The arrows have little effect on an enemy’s health, but they do increase their stun meter. Over the course of the game, Atreus helps in combat, traversal, exploration, and puzzle-solving. When facing a large number of enemies, he freely acts as a distraction for the weaker ones as Kratos fights the stronger ones. If too many enemies gang up on Atreus, he is knocked out for the remainder of that combat. Just like Kratos, Atreus acquires new skills, armor, and special abilities, such as lightning arrows.

 

Although the original trilogy are three of the most influential action games of the past fifteen years, the developing relationship between Kratos and his son is the most intimate experience of the new installment.

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