God of War - OpenCritic/Metacritic 95 - Near 2 hour making of doc out now

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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by KjGarly » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:35 am

Hime wrote:Watched the Digital Foundry stuff and this looks incredible. UC:LL is the most impressive game visually that I've played gen so if it's better than that we are in for a treat.

Really? LL looks fantastic but I'd put Horizon slightly above that in terms of looks which is stunning in 4k.

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by NickSCFC » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:57 am

I think both Uncharted 4 and God of War are certainly the best looking games this generation, however you have to take into account that Horizon is an open-world game with dynamic clouds and weather systems, that itself makes it more impressive.






Last of Us 2 looks like it'll take the crown next year though


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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by Saint of Killers » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:25 am

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Difficulty

Before starting, a player has to decide how demanding the game should be. ( :o :shock: :o )

God of War’s four difficulty settings includes one that it is so intense that it has a separate save and can’t be changed after the game is started in that mode. It allows players to play the most challenging mode without having to sacrifice to play through the game’s other difficulties, which includes one that is meant to essentially covey the story.

And that fourth, hardest setting isn’t simply an algorithmic increase in difficulty, God of War creative director Cory Barlog says. “We did a ton of stuff to make it a genuine challenge, not a cynical increase. Enemies are all changed up. We changed the attack patterns of things; it’s hugely different.”

The decision to include the easiest setting, which is called Story Mode, was meant to appeal to players who just want to enjoy the world and “not get beat up every two seconds,” Barlog says.

And once players finish the game, no matter what difficulty they’re playing, they can keep playing the game, continue to experience the world that they likely haven’t fully examined.

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Definitely gonna give that fourth one a bash. Sounds very interesting indeed. (If what they say is true and hasn't been blown out of proportion.)

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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by Tafdolphin » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:43 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Posting again on new page.

Difficulty

Before starting, a player has to decide how demanding the game should be. ( :o :shock: :o )

God of War’s four difficulty settings includes one that it is so intense that it has a separate save and can’t be changed after the game is started in that mode. It allows players to play the most challenging mode without having to sacrifice to play through the game’s other difficulties, which includes one that is meant to essentially covey the story.


Bloodborne-lite then.

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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by Hime » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:47 am

Hime wrote:Watched the Digital Foundry stuff and this looks incredible. UC:LL is the most impressive game visually that I've played gen so if it's better than that we are in for a treat.

I haven't played Horizon yet so I can't pass judgement. I won't play it until I'm done with Far Cry 5 now.

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Saint of Killers wrote:Posting again on new page.

Difficulty

Before starting, a player has to decide how demanding the game should be. ( :o :shock: :o )

God of War’s four difficulty settings includes one that it is so intense that it has a separate save and can’t be changed after the game is started in that mode. It allows players to play the most challenging mode without having to sacrifice to play through the game’s other difficulties, which includes one that is meant to essentially covey the story.


Bloodborne-lite then.

That's a good thing isn't it or would you rather they went all the way Souls?

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:57 am

Did Bloodborne have a difficulty setting which changed enemy placements and attack patterns compared to regular difficulty settings? I didn't explore Chalice dungeons all that much, but those are dungeons not the regular game world.

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Wait, what the strawberry float am I asking? :slol: A Souls game with difficulty settings :fp:

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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by Buffalo » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:25 pm

God mode (the hardest difficulty) is only available after clocking the game the first time in previous GoW’s. Interesting to see that it’s now available from the start. And why not, I guess.

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by NickSCFC » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Buffalo wrote:God mode (the hardest difficulty) is only available after clocking the game the first time in previous GoW’s. Interesting to see that it’s now available from the start. And why not, I guess.


Looks like they're aiming for the Dark Souls crowd with this one so it's a great decision. Considering I only made it to the third boss on Bloodborne I think I'll pass myself.

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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by Samuel_1 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:43 pm

The previews have really sold me on this, anyone one know the best place to preorder price wise?

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by NickSCFC » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:16 am

Samuel_1 wrote:The previews have really sold me on this, anyone one know the best place to preorder price wise?


ShopTo have it for £44.86 along with DLC, they tend to be pretty good with timely deliveries.

https://www.shopto.net/video-games/ps4/ ... gKmbvD_BwE

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by Samuel_1 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:34 am

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Samuel_1 wrote:The previews have really sold me on this, anyone one know the best place to preorder price wise?


ShopTo have it for £44.86 along with DLC, they tend to be pretty good with timely deliveries.

https://www.shopto.net/video-games/ps4/ ... gKmbvD_BwE

Thanks, will check that out.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:24 pm


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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by BOR » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:07 pm

God of War has gone gold today.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:13 pm

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/03 ... he-family/



“Players in the playtests… they come in saying they hate children, this kid is such an annoyance, I don’t want him.”

“Halfway through, they say ‘he’s alright.’ All the way at end, they say ‘I really wanted to hate this kid, but he’s my favorite character in the game.’”

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by BOR » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:54 pm

NickSCFC wrote:https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/03/23/kratos-and-atreus-its-all-in-the-family/



“Players in the playtests… they come in saying they hate children, this kid is such an annoyance, I don’t want him.”

“Halfway through, they say ‘he’s alright.’ All the way at end, they say ‘I really wanted to hate this kid, but he’s my favorite character in the game.’”

Is that Mafro?

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by NickSCFC » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 am

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4s- ... 0-6457637/

There was a major problem for me: Kratos' signature dual chain-blades didn't feel satisfying to use. I was used to hitting square and seeing a direct correlation to Dante's individual slashes as he cleaved through an enemy. I could see a distinct impact on screen, hear it in my ears, and feel it in my controller. When I hit square with Kratos, I saw a wild flurry of orange and the sound of rattling chains, and there was little sense of impact or contact other than a ticking combo meter. The distant camera only diminished this sensation further, and despite the series' spectacular set pieces, it wasn't what I wanted out of a combat-heavy game.


This was my biggest issue with the previous games, enemies didn't visually respond to attacks, it's like the blade would just go through them.

Love the amount of hit animations enemies now have.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:09 pm


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PostRe: God of War - Due for release on 20/04 - Difficulty settings +other chatter from dev - "NG+" confirmed
by BOR » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:56 pm

God of War will offer a performance mode for non-4K TV owners on PS4 Pro

https://www.vg247.com/2018/03/30/god-of ... n-ps4-pro/

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by NickSCFC » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:01 pm

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