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GOD OF WAR (2018) Father Son Vacation Simulator

#121 User is offline   Malankazooie 

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:03 PM

I've fought two of the Valkyries. One of the fights was not even a starter for me. She was too powerful. The other battle I got close after learning her pattern but she caught me near the end and I got frustrated and abandoned the fight. It was one of those deals were once you whittle their health down they change tactics. You definitely have to learn their patterns, and have the right combination of powerful gear. I haven't jumped back in to GoW since finishing the story, but if I do, I'll probably try to get at least one Valkyrie victory.
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#122 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 07:47 PM

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Also with those gates that allow you to travel back to the centre of the lake - how come they are all locked? I mean I can use them to do that one journey into Brok's shop but otherwise they are unusable.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 08:20 PM

You should put that on a spoiler block.

That was probably my favourite surprise in the game. It was a real fist pump moment. Considering the press coverage I'd seen I had no idea.

There's a story related reason for the way The gates work as far as I recall. Wait and see.
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Posted 28 July 2018 - 08:39 PM

Yeah I think Brok just sorted it after I went to Helheim.
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Posted 28 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

Yeah, when I got what's underneath that spoiler I had to pause for a sec. and try and contain the excited buzz that hit me. It's a real nice gift for those who have been with GoW since the beginning. I think it also illustrates that
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#126 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 08:58 PM

I mean I've only briefly played one of them - I had whichever one was on the PSP - so I was vaguely aware of things but I don't think it was such a "wow" moment for me. That being said, I'm loving
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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:39 PM

Wait until you level it up. You will make groups of enemies dance and easily walk through some that had caused you difficulties earlier. Although
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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:13 AM

Magic is how I beat the Valkyries. Heavy focus on cooldown and runic. I shifted actively between the axe and the other weapon to always have spells available, and I used the kid’s attacks a lot. I Can’t remember the names of the spells, but the focus was on damag and stun, and if they granted a period of invulberability (like that shield charge) they were a must.

Also the shield is essential.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:14 PM

Well now... I'm utterly loving this game, each time I play I get more out of it and love it more! Just sublime!

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:34 PM

Be sure to explore every bit of the Lake of the Nine.

Also did you find it annoying that
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:47 AM

Yeah it was weird that the only portal that worked for ages was the central one. Glad I'm past that.

I keep thinking I've explored the lake and then I find a new cave to go into. I'm not sure I've done it yet though my map is looking quite full now...
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 12:23 PM

Finished! Oh my goodness I cried at the end...

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What a flipping game. There has never been anything like it. I think the only other game I have been this affected by upon finishing is The Last of Us. Just a supremely powerful gaming experience.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 03:30 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 21 August 2018 - 12:23 PM, said:

Finished! Oh my goodness I cried at the end...

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What a flipping game. There has never been anything like it. I think the only other game I have been this affected by upon finishing is The Last of Us. Just a supremely powerful gaming experience.


Same reaction here. I remember my mouth dropping open at that particular revelation.

And same for The Last of Us.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:38 PM

Definitely an excellent game. In my top 5 all time for sure. From the beginning to end, pure brilliance. Glad you took your time playing it, Tiste. I think many here blaze through playing a game because they want to be the first one to comment on it. In doing that, I think you cheat yourself of the experience. Let the game come to you, don't force it, let it happen organically, reflect on the story and game in digestible blocks before you make your next foray into the unknown. Anyway, I'm getting side tracked. But yeah, God of War is a gaming experience all who own a PS4 should bravely take on. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:38 AM

I loved that game too. Such a pleasant surprise to find a character driven and touching story in a God of War game.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:31 PM

Mid game, what armor sets did everyone like to use? Did you mix and match or try to find/craft a matching set?

Right now I'm using what ever I have with a socket and decent stats.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:46 PM

If I remember correctly, there's benefit to have everything matching. It will buff certain stats. I'll have to jump back into the game to see what gear I was using. I remember I had it crafted by one of the dwarf brothers. I remember I looked badass when I had it all matching and equipped.
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:53 AM

I just wire what looked the coolest. I didn't think the buffs made that much of a difference.
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:06 AM

Yeah same. For example if I can across a cool set of arm braces that improved something I'd put them on. Didn't really think about it.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:01 PM

So it's taken me until level 5, but I feel like I've settled into the combat system and most of my attacks are planned out, instead of a happy little accident of button mashing. Took down a Traveller and freed my first dragon last night.

My armor is all over the place. I am trying to upgrade a set of Rare Dwarven Armor with my woefully small amounts of hacksilver.
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