God of War
"It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created..."
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Starts off really strong but I got really bored/frustrated in the back half.
After playing this game for more than 100+ hours, I can safely say this is hands down one of the best games I have ever played...
Visuals 5/5 - the visuals are stunning, it's a great portrayal of what the Norse would be
Atmosphere 5/5 - by far one of the most defining features is the atmospheric tension the game gives you from Jörmungandr (the giant serpent) to Jötunheim (the giants living world) and much more will leave you jaw dropped.
Gameplay 4/5 - the game play, in my eyes keep the authenticity of the previous games in mind while keeping the gameplay very modern and satisfying to play.
Story 5/5 - the story was hands down the defining feature of this game... If interested in this game I will spare you the details but just know that it was extremely good.
Art Design & Visuals: 4/5
Voices & Sounds: 4/5
Atmosphere & Immersion: 3/5
Good balance of story and gameplay with some solid combat. If you're a fan of the older games, despite the difference in tone and gameplay pacing, there's still plenty here for you.
Honestly, this is a solid and responsive AAA game that maybe a bit too occasionally forces on you on rails and deceptively hides its lack of interesting side content and enemy design/variety as a "semi-open world" game with actually decent characterization. But...BOY. Right?
Amazing Story, Pretty good open-world exploration, engaging characters, but is unfortunately brought down by its inconsistent combat, along with poor pacing.