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 Post subject: Re: God of War
PostPosted: Mon November 14, 2022 4:06 am 
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So far, this is an absolute master-class in storytelling.


Agree with one exception:

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Kratos telling Freya about killing his kid felt a little odd while climbing a wall.


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The side stuff is so good

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The side stuff is so good


I am taking my sweet time with this.


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Monkey_Driven wrote:
psychobain wrote:
The side stuff is so good


I am taking my sweet time with this.


Same but I've only just begun, not much time to play lately but love seeing everyone's reactions. This game is f'ing gorgeous on my new OLED


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Another excellent side quest. I like how the characters embrace and comment on going off and exploring.


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i'll play this someday. it's just not hitting the sweet spot of my video game desires these days.


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i'll play this someday. it's just not hitting the sweet spot of my video game desires these days.


But it can run in up to 120 fps!


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tree_ wrote:
i'll play this someday. it's just not hitting the sweet spot of my video game desires these days.


But it can run in up to 120 fps!

performance/graphics of this does arouse my fancy. i'll get to it a day


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tree_ wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
tree_ wrote:
i'll play this someday. it's just not hitting the sweet spot of my video game desires these days.


But it can run in up to 120 fps!

performance/graphics of this does arouse my fancy. i'll get to it a day


It's by far one of the smoothest games I've played. Even in Fidelity mode it's smoother than the first game (with the PS5 SW update). In performance mode, it's on another level entirely.


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 Post subject: Re: God of War
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If there's a Bezerker King, that sumbitch is going to be harder than the Valkyrie Queen. Only 3 down. 9 to go.

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If there's a Bezerker King, that sumbitch is going to be harder than the Valkyrie Queen. Only 3 down. 9 to go.


Once you get to the higher end of leveling up, they become a bit easier.

I'm still working on my initial playthrough. I was thought I was pretty close to the end until I stumbled across
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the giant, new, northern half of Vanaheim.


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CopperTom wrote:
If there's a Bezerker King, that sumbitch is going to be harder than the Valkyrie Queen. Only 3 down. 9 to go.


Once you get to the higher end of leveling up, they become a bit easier.

I'm still working on my initial playthrough. I was thought I was pretty close to the end until I stumbled across
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the giant, new, northern half of Vanaheim.


The one with lightning attacks was very tough. If he connected, you get electrocuted, which leads to follow up attacks. The other 2 I encountered weren't that bad.

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This game is huge, arguably too big.


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When it comes to this kind of quality, I'll take more! This coming from someone who's barely scratched the surface, have only gotten in about 3-4 hours total so far :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: God of War
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CopperTom wrote:
Ensign9 wrote:
CopperTom wrote:
If there's a Bezerker King, that sumbitch is going to be harder than the Valkyrie Queen. Only 3 down. 9 to go.


Once you get to the higher end of leveling up, they become a bit easier.

I'm still working on my initial playthrough. I was thought I was pretty close to the end until I stumbled across
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the giant, new, northern half of Vanaheim.


The one with lightning attacks was very tough. If he connected, you get electrocuted, which leads to follow up attacks. The other 2 I encountered weren't that bad.


JFC, I guess I'll come back later to
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2 at once and 3 at once.
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 Post subject: Re: God of War
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The final act (Ragnarok) felt a little rushed to me. All that work to get Surtr and he just hangs out in the background and then pokes Freyr with a sword a couple times. I also feel like we never truly got to see Odin at his worst. We spent all this time hearing about him in the first game and the atrocities he's committed (which I suppose may be enough), but that level of evil never truly came across in-game. Kinda the same thing with Thor. Maybe that's the point? The storytelling emphasized the point that anyone, even the worst of us, can be better -- depicting too much evil onscreen may be at odds with that.


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 Post subject: Re: God of War
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There are 2 obligatory endgame favours

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 Post subject: Re: God of War
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The final act (Ragnarok) felt a little rushed to me. All that work to get Surtr and he just hangs out in the background and then pokes Freyr with a sword a couple times. I also feel like we never truly got to see Odin at his worst. We spent all this time hearing about him in the first game and the atrocities he's committed (which I suppose may be enough), but that level of evil never truly came across in-game. Kinda the same thing with Thor. Maybe that's the point? The storytelling emphasized the point that anyone, even the worst of us, can be better -- depicting too much evil onscreen may be at odds with that.


This game has also made a point to cast doubt on Odin's atrocities. It puts the myth in mythology.

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