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so the new one is getting pretty much universal rave reviews. Anyone played it yet?

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:44 (one year ago) link

not yet - don't think it's officially released until next week

the wave of hype has def intrigued me but it seems to be impossible to pre-order a copy for anything less than full price, which is nuts

#TheBeatlesIn5Words Both surviving members are Vegan (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:53 (one year ago) link

i also wanna know whether, five years on, nhex has cleared the original gow from his backlog

#TheBeatlesIn5Words Both surviving members are Vegan (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:55 (one year ago) link

ah okay. The "single shot" thing sounds particularly interesting...

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Thursday, 12 April 2018 13:04 (one year ago) link

ha! i eventually did finish it, probably not too many months after that post. my opinion remained the same, dumb fun, but a bit clunky, typical for that generation of action games. GoWs 2 and up - still unplayed six years later. the backlog guilt keeps me from going for the new one...

God Hand by comparison was pretty amazing, as was Bayonetta. (Bayonetta I waited almost as long to get around to, maybe I got to it three years ago?) Both exceeded GoW in outrageousness, gameplay and stupidity, proving you should go all in with this sort of thing. The sober shift in the new one to emulate The Last of Us looks interesting.

Nhex, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

So this is pretty fun! The story hasn't really taken off for me (scenes that are supposed to be infused with emotion or wonder are falling flat), but at least the dialogue is sharp and funny.

I like the gameplay though, and at least for me the puzzles have been a highlight, sitting at the sweet spot between comprehensible and challenging.

Combat is good, but at times I wonder if I'm just button mashing since there are so many moves and combos available.

Uncle Dad né Corporate America (Leee), Monday, 3 September 2018 17:44 (one year ago) link

If nothing else, this game is doing a great job of making heavy melee attacks actually worth using.

Cold Stone Cream Austin (Leee), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 19:08 (one year ago) link

The fingerprints of The Last of Us are all over this game.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Saturday, 8 September 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

Something very weird is how depopulated the world is. OK there are plenty of monsters, but not humans.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Monday, 10 September 2018 23:19 (one year ago) link

before i played the game,

- minor mechanic-based spoiler -

i accidentally saw a complaint that all of the puzzles involve looking up and then throwing an axe at some switch. i wish i wouldn't have read that, because then i spent the entire game with that in mind, until by the end i was just wandering around saying "guess i'll throw an axe at the sky" as i explored new areas.

Karl Malone, Monday, 10 September 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

And finished. A little surprised at how short the main game is. The praise for the story is not warranted IMO, but I really enjoyed killing monsters. That is my review of this game of war called god of war.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Monday, 17 September 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

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