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God of War review
Exceptional
by Андрей Рощевкин

Nathan Drake goes berserk on Scandinavian mythology setting. And it's great!

Actually, GOW is something between «Exceptional» and «Recommended» for me. Sometimes it's strongly reminds you, that it's only a game, like when you have that plastic level limitations or your son tells you: «Let's explore the world, dad!». Аnd you are like: «How long should we hang around with your dead mother's ash in a sac, kiddo?». And gnomes. Brok and Sindri looks like the most powerful creatures in a game with their invisibility skill, hundred of workshops around the world and ability to improve weapons with one hammer blow.

But still it's a good story and you could rarely find such a narrative about relationship between a father and a son. It's closer to Last of Us more then Witcher3. And good story shouldn't necessarily be epic and large-scale.

Combat system is balanced and spicy. Never ever it was so funny to chop and cleave your opponents. From that point, remember dry and stingy Dark Souls or Bloodborne. Witcher3 was bloody and about razor-sharp skills of trained monster-assassin, but God of War gives you real rage. One thing I missed, to be honest, is «16+» mode and gore.

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9/10
~Зима-Весна 2022
BLEW MY MIND
«Blew my mind»
couldnt finish. the change of camera made the combat unfun and unresponding and slow, mb it s look good but doesnt play good. i prefer the first over this one regarding gameplay. Also boring exposition and story look a 2010s game
«Waste of time»
«Boooring»
Besides a couple of nitpicks here and there, I can't think of an open-world game that wasn't just jampacked with fluff but instead, for the most part, had engaging side quests & end game challenges that fit gameplay and story-wise!

Played on the second hardest difficulty but managed to get the platinum after dying so many times starting out! 
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Actually came into this one with concern. There was so much hype that I thought it was just going to let me down. But it did not! The absolute beauty of the game is something to see, with a truly engaging story.  Only thing I would knock against it is Niflhiem…that was way too repetitive and unnecessary. 
«Blew my mind»
«Time-tested»
Just cutting down the tree was enough to make me shit myself and thats pretty huge. 10/10
10/10
«Blew my mind»
«Liked before it became a hit»
Amazing design, voice work, animations, story, just an incredible game.
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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!»
Ahhhh I really wanted to like this more than I did. I enjoyed the experience, but I never felt connected with the story which sucks because people loved it. I really enjoyed the combat, but found the gameplay to get a bit tedious when I entertained even some side-quests and there's so much more until I 100% it. I also had issues with frame rate holding steady despite being on a PS4 Pro. Excellent game, but I didn't connect with it in the way others may have.