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God of War: Ragnarök review
by Lorenzo

Despite being almost perfect on the technical level and just as enjoyable to play as the first one (except for some weirdly designed boss fight that made the worst of the game camera), Ragnarok feels much more an high budget television experience than the cinematic predecessor. Uneven writing, pacing issues and lack of pay-off of a series of storylines (especially at end) makes the second part of this duology reach the status of only a competent conclusion and a perennial reminder of a trilogy that never came to be. Still pretty fun, but as a wise dwarf once said: "It's the nature of the thing that matters, not its form."
«OST on repeat»

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A more than worthy sequel minimally dragged down by cinematic game design at points
I’m emotionally wrecked
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
Death can have me when it earns me 
«That ending!»
My god, what a freaking game... It improves in everything from it's antecessor, when everything seemed impossible to do. Easy game of the year, and it's in my top 1 tied with TLOU Part 2
Opening hours are pretty great. I love the early Thor and Odin scene. I really liked the style and voice acting on both those characters. The game looks amazing, minus a few wolves and bears that look fine at normal distance but the fur is not as great as everything else when close up.

10 hours in and I love it. It’s on track to be better than the first. The gameplay is quite similar to the first but slightly improved in a few ways. I love having both the Blades and Axe for the full journey this time around. The environments and enemy variety have been better than the first. There’s a lot of cool enemies and the worlds and locations have been awesome. And I’ve still only been to 3/9 realms.

I liked the first couple Atreus sections. The gameplay is surprisingly fun as Atreus. It’s a fun change up from Kratos. Plus the story segments were great. This is looking to be a fantastic game. I can’t wait to see where it goes.

Loved the Narns. Great cutscene. 

Just got the spear. Obviously I’m excited because I was waiting for the new weapon but idk my initial impression was a little bit disappointed. The spear makes sense as he’s from Sparta and it does look cool as far as spears go but just in general I don’t think spears are that cool. I was looking forward to using thors hammer, which I thought we would get. That being said I bet the spear is very fun to use and the axe already plays similar to what the hammer would have been so once I’ve actually played with the spear I may end up thinking it was a great choice.

Like 26 hours in and the gameplay, progression and variety are all improvements over the first. The story currently is on par but there’s room for it to be better than the first of it ends well. The main thing that’s been missing so far is some truly epic battles or scenes. There still hasn’t been anything as epic as the first Baldor fight from the first.

I love the pacing in this game. The constant companion and character changes really keeps it fresh. I just had the reunion with Atreus and Im excited to be back playing with him. That’s a well crafted feat because normally I would not care.

I had a hunch and I was right. The spear is very fun to use.

The crater area was a nice surprise. I had no idea I’d be stumbling upon another big area like that and I loved the prehistoric Dino vibes. This game is so good. It’s getting close to A++. It will need to have a banger ending but it’s at least pit itself in a position to pull it off.

I’m at 39 hours. The longer I play the more I am liking ragnarok. I just discover tyr was Odin all along. That was a good twist. I’m close to the end. I’ve also started doing the muselphiem challenges which have been fun. I’m walking into that final fight with some pretty sweet gear. Sometimes it changes immediately after beating the main storyline so it’s subject to change, but at this point I am thinking I will beat all the side quests including all those berserkers. I won’t hunt down the birds or artifacts, I never enjoy that, but if the map shows me where the remaining boss fights or quests are then I will do them.

I fucking love the music in this game.

Beat the game at 42 hours. Incredible. I loved it. I’m putting this as my current 4th favourite game, behind TLOU2 And ahead of the Witcher 3. I had high expectations and this still surpassed them. My god it was good.

In typical fashion, I played one more day for a little bit after beating the campaign but then fairly quickly decided to call it quits. Maybe, maybe in the future I come back and beat all the side quests, post main campaign content, and finish the crucibles but for now I’m done. 

Final Score: A++
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Nice game, took 35 hours to complete.
«Blew my mind»