God Of War Hype Thread! Press 🔴 repeatedly to hype - 9@GS 95 MC - Let the feast begin!

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Platforms: PS4 exclusive

Release Date: April 20th, 2018

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Sony Santa Monica

Genre: Action/adventure RPG

Story

Continuing from God Of War 3, having murdered basically all of the Greek gods in his quest for vengeance, Kratos now resides in the realm of the Norse gods along with his son Atreus. Kratos must teach his son how to survive while his past come up as the Norse gods are aware of him murdering the Greek pantheon.

Gameplay

The biggest change is that the camera is now behind Kratos' back rather than having the fixed camera angles of the previous games. Kratos now wields the Leviathan axe and a shield in a brutal up close combat system that has many similarities to Dark Souls. The main difference being how tactical it can get with the environment playing a huge role in combat alongside Kratos' ability to throw his axe and recall it back. Atreus will also be involved in combat as the square button will command him to fire arrows.

Besides the combat, puzzles are also making a return but we haven't seen much of them. They will be focused around environmental puzzles with Kratos' axe throw playing a big role in them. With the increase in scale there will also be a good amount of traversal. Kratos will be able to rock climb and he will also have access to a boat to bring him across the different areas, that alone puts it on par with Sea of Thieves in the amount of things you do.

The game also features RPG elements. Kratos will gain experience and put points into skills trees for both Kratos and Atreus. Players will be able to craft and upgrade Kratos' armor. The Leviathian Axe will be upgraded using runes so players can tailor Kratos to fit their playstyle. Best of all there will be no microtransactions!

Game Structure

According to the director, the game is said to take 25-35 hours to complete. It is neither open world nor linear. The level design will be hub based with the Souls series/Bloodborne being a major influence. Levels will be interconnected and wrap around each other with being able to go back to previous areas.

There will be optional areas with side quests and side bosses that aren't needed in the completion of the main story in order to encourage exploration. There will be 9 major areas that represent the 9 worlds in Norse mythology but we have only seen one of the areas so far. The leaked image of the map showed one area so the game is theoretically 9 times larger than we even thought.

Hype from reviewers/journalists on Twitter

Geoff Keighley

I was blown away by God of War. Played first 2.5 hours last week. It's a faithful yet deeply evolved version of the classic series across every dimension: Combat, story, puzzles and graphical prowess.

While the team doesn't want us sharing much on story, there's one sequence early on that takes the scale of a God of War boss fight in a totally different and more intimate direction -- and it works, because the emotion is just as big and visceral.

From what I was told we only played about 5% of the full game. If that's the case, this is going to be an epic on the scale of Horizon -- and with tons of weapon and skill tree upgrades, I can't wait to see how the game opens up in the other 95%.

Skill Up tends to be hard on cinematic games fyi, did not like The Last of Us or Horizon.

IGN

Without spoiling anything I can tell you that our written review is currently a little over 3,800 words long, so rest assured that our own Jonathon Dornbush has a few things to say on the topic.

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Hype poll

AAAA

BIack_Goku

Bread_or_Decide

Vaeh

cainetao11

getyeryayasout

JoshRMeyer

Creepywelps

Pedro

I_P_Daily

EyeBoonsEyebrow

carlquincy

Nike_Air

Flubbbs

uninspiredcup

Valgaav_219

gamedrunk

AAA (Official Hype)

stereointegrity

Gamerno6666

tgob89

LoganX77

Needhealing

adsparky

ni6htmare01

Howmakewood

robert_sparkes

QuadKnight

JtoThaMtoThaP

enzyme36

CRUSHER88

Daredevils2k

pdogg93

BassMan

GameboyTroy

Tigerbalm

blamix

Zero_epyon

jaydan

Xabiss

NathanDrakeSwag

HitmanActual

ellos

Boycie

scatteh316

ArchoNils2

dalger21

DaVillain-

SecretPolice

Pikminmaniac

ocinom

Phazevariance

PC_Rocks

PCgameruk

Epak_

Nonstop-Madness

Seabass989

AA

phbz

GoldenElementXL

Chutebox

PAL360

ProtossRushX

A

lifelessablaze

Below A

Reviews

Destructoid: 10

Dualshockers: 10

EasyAllies: 10

EGM: 9.5

Eurogamer: Recommended

GameInformer: 9.75

GamesRadar+: 5/5

Game Revolution: 5/5

GameSpot: 9

Gaming Trend: 100

God is a Geek: 10

Guardian: 5/5

Hardcore Gamer: 4.5/5

IGN: 10

Kotaku: No score

Polygon: 10

PushSquare: 10

US Gamer: 5/5

Videogamer: 9

We Got This Covered: 5/5

METACRITIC: 94

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#3 Posted by stereointegrity (11886 posts) -

A

A

A

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#4 Posted by Gamerno6666 (5484 posts) -

AAAE

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#5 Edited by tgob89 (712 posts) -

No poll approved!

Let lems show their face when they try to tag AAAAE in hopes to overhype for a flop while they underhype all their games AE

On Topic:

AAA production, AAA Sony exclusive standards, and AAA quality.

Vote AAA with no reservations

MC average 89 - 93

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#6 Posted by phbz (2565 posts) -

Is it 60fps?

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#7 Posted by Archangel3371 (24179 posts) -

It looks very good graphically and I’m sure it score well review wise, I’m guessing that it’ll get mostly 9’s, however I’ve completely lost interest in this franchise and will most likely just pass on this game.

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#8 Posted by tgob89 (712 posts) -

@phbz said:

Is it 60fps?

is any Xbox exclusive this year?

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#9 Posted by LoganX77 (1057 posts) -

AAAA is to ballsy so im going to say AAA. Metacritic score of 93.

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#10 Posted by Needhealing (819 posts) -

9/10. In gamespot

92-94% metacritic.

GOW > Whole lemming library.

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#11 Edited by samfisher56 (736 posts) -

cant wait. need some masterpiece to play through while i am looking forward to spidergoat by insomgods

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#12 Posted by Gamerno6666 (5484 posts) -

@tgob89: Will be a bit disappointed if it's not. 60fps spoiled me.

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#13 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (25746 posts) -

AAAA hype.

Looks like preordering my copy was a good decision.

About as ballsy a change for the franchise as what we've seen Nintendo do with BOTW and Mario Odyssey.

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#14 Posted by adsparky (1077 posts) -

9 out of 10, probably a 10, but to me it looks more like a 9.

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#15 Posted by tgob89 (712 posts) -

@needhealing said:

9/10. In gamespot

92-94% metacritic.

GOW > Whole lemming library.

You could say that for nearly every PS4 exclusives released from the past 2 or 3 years, not much of a barometer, lemming's library that is.

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#16 Edited by LoganX77 (1057 posts) -

Lems stop fighting it... let pappa Kratos take you to the promise land.

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#17 Posted by Vaeh (155 posts) -

AAAA for insane marketing.

Gamespot: 10/10

Metarcritic: 99.99 %

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#18 Posted by cainetao11 (33953 posts) -

Its a PS exclusive and Gamespot love narrative driven games more than anything. I don't say this to take away from the game, I haven't played it yet. But I know this site after 12+years here. Its the next 10/10 AAAAE.

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#19 Posted by ni6htmare01 (2951 posts) -

I say AAA for sure!

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#20 Posted by Howmakewood (5051 posts) -

9spot

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#21 Edited by tgob89 (712 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

Its a PS exclusive and Gamespot love narrative driven games more than anything. I don't say this to take away from the game, I haven't played it yet. But I know this site after 12+years here. Its the next 10/10 AAAAE.

Damn lems already wit the salty excuses just pathetic especially since they don't even hype their own games, cowards be voting Ae to their biggest games and shit lol.

Maybe, just maybe it has something to do with the actual QUALITY of the game?

Just because your favorite xbox games like Sea of Thieves are early access unfinished trash titles that appeal to the lowest standard of quality don't blame gamespot grading them accordingly.

Same for the AAA PS4 exclusives you hate.

What will be you're excuse when MC ends up at AAA? Bu But the Gamespot love?

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#22 Posted by tgob89 (712 posts) -

@howmakewood said:

9spot

So what happened with Kingdom Come Deliverance, PUBG and Sea of Thieves?

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#23 Edited by cainetao11 (33953 posts) -

@tgob89 said:
@cainetao11 said:

Its a PS exclusive and Gamespot love narrative driven games more than anything. I don't say this to take away from the game, I haven't played it yet. But I know this site after 12+years here. Its the next 10/10 AAAAE.

Damn lems already wit the salty excuses just pathetic especially since they don't even hype their own games, cowards be voting Ae to their biggest games and shit lol.

Maybe, just maybe it has something to do with the actual QUALITY of the game?

Just because your favorite xbox games like Sea of Thieves are early access unfinished trash titles that appeal to the lowest standard of quality don't blame gamespot grading them accordingly.

Same for the AAA PS4 exclusives you hate.

What will be you're excuse when MC ends up at AAA? Bu But the Gamespot love?

Whatever makes you feel good. People like Charizard, Getyeryayasout, TheEroica among others know what I'm saying. I won't Damage control a game I have pre ordered look forward to playing. I just believe this is exactly what GS likes to give a 10 to. If that bothers you, May the God of War bless you and keep you, may he make his face shine brightly upon you.

I fully agree the Meta score will be 90 +. I expect it. The game can be quality and get a 7/10 for all I care. I am not hating, you just cant let the whole Lem-cow shit down long enough to see what I'm saying here. It doesn't mean anything about what the game will deserve to score. It just means I believe I know what it will score without having played a second of it, and you haven't either, because I know what GS reviewers like for the most part. I cant explain anymore 3rd grade level than that for you.

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#24 Posted by phbz (2565 posts) -

@tgob89: Xbox brand exclusives? Several I think. All at 60fps.

But is this 60fps or not?

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#25 Posted by lamprey263 (35169 posts) -

Hoping for great things, God of War 2 was one of my favorite games, though production values improved with future games I found them a bit wanting on the gameplay end. Hope this time we see them really hit it out of the park. I'm not for or against the change in venue, just hope it's fun.

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#26 Posted by cainetao11 (33953 posts) -

Now that I'm done with a cry baby bitch, who else got the Stone Mason edition?

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#27 Posted by robert_sparkes (415 posts) -

Expecting 9's across the board looks amazing from what's been shown.

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#28 Posted by QuadKnight (10734 posts) -

AAAE hype.

I'm expecting this game to get a lot of 9s across the board and even some 10s.

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#29 Posted by JtoThaMtoThaP (880 posts) -

Thinking 9/10....whatever it gets, I'm buying

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#30 Posted by worknow222 (1779 posts) -

Valhalla shall take me. When I am dead. Until then God of war it is. I am Hyped

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#31 Posted by GiveMeSomething (1189 posts) -

Good game

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#32 Posted by Needhealing (819 posts) -

@howmakewood said:

9spot

Except when it's a lemming game.

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#33 Posted by cainetao11 (33953 posts) -

@quadknight said:

AAAE hype.

I'm expecting this game to get a lot of 9s across the board and even some 10s.

Exactly. When I play the hype game, I don't care about what people think a game deserves. That will be subjective to the individual. I guess by the type of game and what I've seen historically here. Thats why I think this is ripe for a 10 but at least a 9/10. I'll still be on vacation so its gonna be a binge play through for me bro!

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#34 Posted by ToonLonk (333 posts) -

Looks cool, love that there's no microtransactions, but never really loved past GoW games.

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#35 Edited by QuadKnight (10734 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:
@quadknight said:

AAAE hype.

I'm expecting this game to get a lot of 9s across the board and even some 10s.

Exactly. When I play the hype game, I don't care about what people think a game deserves. That will be subjective to the individual. I guess by the type of game and what I've seen historically here. Thats why I think this is ripe for a 10 but at least a 9/10. I'll still be on vacation so its gonna be a binge play through for me bro!

I'm the same way, I don't give a crap about scores at all. I only bring them up on SW for "ownage" purposes lol but outside of that I don't care. I'll play games that score a 5/10 or 6/10, I don't give a shit, only thing I care for is that I'm having fun.

XD I'll see if I can take time off when this bad boy hits so that I can go on a binge too.

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#36 Edited by tgob89 (712 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:
@tgob89 said:
@cainetao11 said:

Its a PS exclusive and Gamespot love narrative driven games more than anything. I don't say this to take away from the game, I haven't played it yet. But I know this site after 12+years here. Its the next 10/10 AAAAE.

Damn lems already wit the salty excuses just pathetic especially since they don't even hype their own games, cowards be voting Ae to their biggest games and shit lol.

Maybe, just maybe it has something to do with the actual QUALITY of the game?

Just because your favorite xbox games like Sea of Thieves are early access unfinished trash titles that appeal to the lowest standard of quality don't blame gamespot grading them accordingly.

Same for the AAA PS4 exclusives you hate.

What will be you're excuse when MC ends up at AAA? Bu But the Gamespot love?

Whatever makes you feel good. People like Charizard, Getyeryayasout, TheEroica among others know what I'm saying. I won't Damage control a game I have pre ordered look forward to playing. I just believe this is exactly what GS likes to give a 10 to. If that bothers you, May the God of War bless you and keep you, may he make his face shine brightly upon you.

I fully agree the Meta score will be 90 +. I expect it. The game can be quality and get a 7/10 for all I care. I am not hating, you just cant let the whole Lem-cow shit down long enough to see what I'm saying here. It doesn't mean anything about what the game will deserve to score. It just means I believe I know what it will score without having played a second of it, and you haven't either, because I know what GS reviewers like for the most part. I cant explain anymore 3rd grade level than that for you.

So...do you think if the game ISN'T quality or vastly lacking in any area it would still be AAA because, ya know "da narrative driven" Schick?

@phbz said:
@tgob89 said:
@phbz said:

Is it 60fps?

is any Xbox exclusive this year?

Xbox brand exclusives? Several I think. All at 60fps.

But is this 60fps or not?

Name them!

:) we just need to gauge the standards of the games you support and rally behind against the apparent standards you'd like to apply to PS4 games here.

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#37 Posted by enzyme36 (3350 posts) -

Game looks dope... 9/10 hype for sure

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#38 Posted by CRUSHER88 (1947 posts) -

Comes out one week before my final exams, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! AAA.

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#39 Posted by phbz (2565 posts) -

87 MC

8/10 GS

30/60 FPS

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#40 Edited by phbz (2565 posts) -

@tgob89: MS brand covers PC too and we all know PC runs all games at least at 60fps. So all MS brand exclusives are automatically 60fps titles, at least. Even 60fps is barely playable.

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#41 Posted by Daredevils2k (1441 posts) -

a 9

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#42 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (1156 posts) -

I can't wait. Based GoW bringing the heat!

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#43 Edited by tgob89 (712 posts) -

@phbz said:

@tgob89: MS brand covers PC too and we all know PC runs all games at least at 60fps. So all MS brand exclusives are automatically 60fps titles, at least. Even 60fps is barely playable.

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Sorry clown, false narrative is false.

Try again xbot!

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#44 Posted by getyeryayasout (11629 posts) -

AAAAE

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#45 Edited by tgob89 (712 posts) -

@phbz said:

87 MC

8/10 GS

30/60 FPS

Funniest part of this post is knowing that even though he is trying his hardest to downplay the game...

Those marks would still make it equal or better than 99% of Xbox ones entire library of games this gen.

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#46 Posted by DrLostRib (3912 posts) -

iono, but i hope it's interesting

either 10/10 or flop, don't want none of that shit in between

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#47 Posted by MonsieurX (37410 posts) -

@tgob89 said:
@phbz said:

Is it 60fps?

is any Xbox exclusive this year?

How is it relevant to his question?

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#48 Posted by pdogg93 (793 posts) -

AAAE. I feel this game will be the tipping point for a good bunch of Xbox die hards. It will be like when gears or war came to Xbox 360 and I needed to have it.

Guaranteed system seller. Guaranteed lemming exorcist

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#49 Posted by cainetao11 (33953 posts) -

@quadknight: I'm the same way, I don't give a crap about scores at all. I only bring them up on SW for "ownage" purposes lol but outside of that I don't care. I'll play games that score a 5/10 or 6/10, I don't give a shit, only thing I care for is that I'm having fun.

XD I'll see if I can take time off when this bad boy hits so that I can go on a binge too.

Exactly. Its a ll a joke to some of us LOL.

My break before the last 6 months to my Practical exams just fell perfectly into GoW release window. So glad.

@tgob89:Sometimes, yes. Until Dawn is shyte imo. Its 79/100 on Meta and a 9/10 at Gamespot. Same thing with Beyond 2 Souls, a 72/100 Meta but 9/10 gamespot. It really happens sometimes. They like drama in their game stories. Mahardy said as much when he gave Rise of the TR a 9/10. Gamespot gave Forza 5 a 9/10 and its below an 80 at meta but nobody predicted that because they usually fall in line with each other on the racing. When it comes to teh feelz, Gamespot is usually all in. Stop taking how I play the SW hype game as an attack you lil turd.

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#50 Posted by tgob89 (712 posts) -

Simple

@MonsieurX said:
@tgob89 said:
@phbz said:

Is it 60fps?

is any Xbox exclusive this year?

How is it relevant to his question?


@tgob89 said:

:) we just need to gauge the standards of the games you support and rally behind against the apparent standards you'd like to apply to PS4 games here.

Because lemmings acquire phony standards that they don't apply to their own games when talking about PS4 exclusives!

So we need to see how relevant his question is comparable to the xbox games releasing in the same period.