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God of War Review

by Santa Monica Studio

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"God of War" is an action-adventure game franchise created by David Jaffe at Sony's Santa Monica Studio. It began in 2005 on the PlayStation 2 (PS2) video game console and has become a flagship series for PlayStation, consisting of nine installments across multiple platforms.

Gameplay 8

The gameplay of "God of War" has been praised by players for its dynamic third-person combat where Kratos could switch between different weapons and abilities. However, some players on Reddit expressed that they felt like they were playing "God of Puzzles", spending half of their time on annoying riddles. Despite this, the overall sentiment towards the gameplay was positive, with many players appreciating the combat system and the variety of abilities available.

Graphics 9

The graphics of "God of War" have been highly praised by players. The game was described as visually ahead of its time on the PlayStation 4. With the PC release, players can finally experience 4K visuals at a rock-solid 60 frames per second and beyond, which has significantly enhanced the gaming experience.

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Storyline 9

The storyline of "God of War" has been well-received by players. The story follows Kratos, a Spartan warrior and later the Greek God of War, who was tricked into killing his family by his former master, the original Greek God of War Ares. This sets off a series of events that leads to wars with the different mythological pantheons. Players have praised the touching story and the father/son dynamic between Kratos and his son, Atreus.

Multiplayer - N/A

"God of War" is primarily a single-player game and does not feature a multiplayer mode.

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Issues 7

Some players have reported issues with the game. One player on Reddit mentioned low-effort recoloured enemies in the game, which they found disappointing. However, these issues did not significantly impact the overall enjoyment of the game for most players.

Conclusion 8.3

Overall, "God of War" is a highly praised game that offers an engaging gameplay experience, stunning graphics, and a compelling storyline. Despite some minor issues, the game has been well-received by players and is a must-play for any action-adventure game enthusiast.

Player Quotes

"The core gameplay has changed a lot, and Santa Monica did take a risk that won't appeal to some orthodox God of War fans."

"I expected to play God of War, and instead played God of Puzzles, spending half of my time on annoying riddles."

"God Of War always felt somewhat visually ahead of its time on the PlayStation 4."

"The storytelling in Ragnarok is top-notch, even if there are some pacing issues."

"God Of War is the story of Atreus and Kratos, conquering a daunting mountain, at the peak of which they intend to lay Atreus’ mother to rest following her untimely death."

"In God Of War, every single swing of the Leviathan axe feels incredibly brutal."

"Low-effort recoloured enemies in AAA game... I literally laughed when I saw that the guardian of death realm bridge are just another troll with different skin."

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players and does not represent the views of all players.