God of War Video Review
The wait is almost over! Sure to be one of the most highly anticipated games of the year – and a contender for Game of the Year – God of War is almost upon us. Ever since the reveal of the new path the series has taken, gamers have been eagerly awaiting word on just what Kratos and his son Atreus will encounter. While some have been hesitant to embrace the new narrative, setting, and gameplay mechanics to the series, many have considered this to be a massive improvement – with some going so far as to say this is the best God of War game to date.
Of course, to really get at the heart of our thoughts on God of War, you should check out our video review below!
God of War is the latest entry into the series. A soft reboot, Kratos is now much older and wiser, living in the realm of norse mythology. Joined by his young son, Atreus, Kratos sets out to spread the ashes of Atreus’ recently deceased mother, only for the world to strike out against him, and for Kratos to strike back. The game abandons the top down cinematic cameras and hack-and-slash combat for an over the shoulder third person approach, now giving players a powerful axe and shield and relying on proper combat tactics as opposed to the button mashing of old.
Kratos himself has undergone a massive – and important – shift in character; he is now calmer and wiser but still retains his potent badass streak. Puzzle solving and visceral combat return from previous iterations, but God of War now also features customization options akin to standard RPG games, as well as numerous collectibles to find.
God of War releases on April 20th, exclusively on the PlayStation 4. For more information, check the game’s official website.