God of War by Santa Monica Studio
I am a big fan of what Sony does for us, making single player experiences count. In the current Battle-Royale gaming world where you can find mostly multiplayer titles, it is important for players like me to experience games where story and adventures of the main protagonist are more important than points and frags … Although, I have never played another God of War game, and I honestly had no interest in playing this part of sequel whatsoever. I have been quite sure that it is going to be hard to start playing another part of the sequel without any knowledge about their past. The only reason I picked this up is word-of-mouth, my better half – Agata who really wanted to experience this story [her photoshoots from the game you can see below] and gameplay presented on teasers showing game similar to some Naughty Dog’s productions and my favorite, top #1 Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerrilla Games.
“God of War is an action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Released on April 20, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console, it is the eighth installment in the God of War series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010’s God of War III. Unlike previous games, which were loosely based on Greek mythology, this game is loosely based on Norse mythology. The main protagonists are Kratos, the former Greek God of War, and his young son Atreus. Following the death of Kratos’ second wife and Atreus’ mother, they journey to fulfill her promise and spread her ashes at the highest peak of the nine realms. Kratos keeps his troubled past a secret from Atreus, who is unaware of his divine nature. Along their journey, they encounter monsters and gods of the Norse world.” ~ Wiki
I spent approximately 50h in game / new game +. God of War is really worth every second spent on missions, quests, and exploration. Looking forward to seeing more adventures of Kratos in near future. E3 2019? 😉
The game has everything a perfect game needs. It has an incredible story based on Norse mythology, good graphics, and post-processed effects, great music, and most importantly of all great gameplay. God of War is yet another stupendous inclusion to the PS4’s already strong library of Sony-published exclusives. Blending incredibly satisfying game feel with a very strong and even heartwarming narrative about parenting and what it means to be there for those you care for, this is one of those rare games that somehow manages to juggle both gameplay and story with ease. The game truly deserves all the hype it has been getting. I am glad Sony showed everyone again that people still love great story-driven single player games, not microtransaction and lootbox-filled online trash. Good job!
The visuals, story representation and ambience are stunning. The redemption of Kratos are well represented and combat is intuitive and refreshing. Probably best game for PS4.