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God of War (2018) review
Exceptional
by andrewleines

Loved this more than I expected to. Incredibly cool world, story, enemies, and filled to the brim with bosses. Normally I’m wary and anxious to fight larger enemies but in this game I loved the larger challenges, learning how to approach them and what attacks to use until it became almost second nature how to defeat their moveset. The amount of character development is also very impressive. The way Kratos is made to be an extremely harsh, aggressive father left me with so much joy anytime he gave a shred of kindness to Atreus, and eventually he becomes a better, more wholesome father who faces his life and chooses to be better. You can acknowledge your past and change, even if the path you walk is still soaked in blood.
«That ending!»

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10/10
just missing those epic boss battles
A great way to reboot the franchise, even if its different from its predecessors
Boring. Dropped it a few hours in.
Great
PS 4 2021
10/10
«CAN’T STOP PLAYING»
«Can’t stop playing»
Boy
«Blew my mind»
Awesome game. Played on PC. Maxed out graphics. Story, voice acting, pace is fantastic! Not too repetitive. Really personifies a grandiose feeling.
Sony’s best exclusive game in PS4 console generation
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
The game is good. But is this God of War?

Well, the first time I played, I ended up quitting. Why? Because I found it boring. The hype and self-pretentiousness kinda ruined the experience for me. This time was different. My friend let me his Playstation 4. I played every main GoW and loved it, especially the third one. After that, naturally, I was curious about how Kratos would end up there and why. I also had sympathy for Kratos, which I didn't have before. I'm trying to say that GoW 2018 does not sustain itself alone. If you never heard about Kratos and has a good repertory of movies/book with similar Dad and Son Plot, It will not be enough to grab your attention.

Furthermore, I believe the game lost its soul. Yeah, they are trying to tell a new story - and I appreciate that. The problem is a major mischaracterization in-game. The point of view is a nice example of that. Sacrifice the gameplay in favor of the narrative was not a good idea when the script is not that good, like Last of Us, and the melee gameplay was going to get worse. And I say more, the RPG system here is weak as hell. What can I say more? well... mediocre dialog and a static story "progression" made me get angry sometimes.

But... I still recommend this game. The story is still interesting if you played the previous games. The gameplay is not dynamic, but fun sometimes. The dialog is not great but has its moments, especially when Kratos reflects on his past. The graphics were amazing, as was its optimization. 4K 40 fps looked amazing. There is much to talk about - good and bad things, but I'm sleepy. Happily, most of its problems were corrected in Ragnarok, so it's worth your time.
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