God of War is the sequel to God of War III as well as a continuation of the canon God of War chronology. Unlike previous installments, this game focuses on Norse mythology and follows an older and more seasoned Kratos and his son Atreus in the years since the third game. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same.
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This new fresh soft "reboot" of the God of War series is a well crafted artistic masterpiece from beginning to end.
In terms of story, writing, pacing and tone, it's just so masterfully done, Kratos himself went from a bloodthirsty monster to a very mature and wise character, and his son Atreus is arguably one of my favorite sidekicks in any videogame ever.
I love the gameplay changes and the new camera is pretty cool, combat feels more realistic and grounded, but it can also be quite chaotic and action heavy, with many abilities to unlock, combos to do, and clever mechanics to try out.
The environment looks fantastic, so many areas to explore and secrets to find, unlocking new equipment or upgrading weapons feels very rewarding.
The game also has backtracking, so you can always go back and find new things, and even a mini open world map where you can travel to various realms you've unlocked and explore every last corner.
There's a good amount of side content such as side quests and challenges as well, and it's definitely worth checking out.
What I didn't enjoy much personally is the re-skinned troll boss fights, there are many of them and they're all very similar, also the final act is quite slow compared to the rest of the game, albeit the climax is epic and the ending is beautiful.
That being said, for me this is one of the most important First Party Sony games of the PlayStation 4 generation, a videogame that everyone needs to play at least once, absolutely remarkable.
Final Rating: "Masterpiece" ~ 10/10.