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GOD OF WAR (2018) Father Son Vacation Simulator

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:59 AM

Just finished the Alfheim bit last night. So much fun. I've picked up a couple of side quests now so may go and have a look at them today.

I'm playing it on the 'balanced' difficulty. If/when I finish it I'll probably play it again on the next one up.
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:47 PM

I've barely scratched the service myself. The Stranger reminds me of Halfdan from the show Vikings.

For you guys who are far a long, are there a lot of side paths at the beginning that lead to fruitful discoveries and/or side missions? The reason I ask, is I watched a "things you should know" video (a couple of them actually) on Youtube and one common advice was to be sure to explore away from the main story mission. The beginning of the game seems to be pretty linear, in that you follow your son, so while there may have seemed to be little areas I could have checked out, I pretty much followed the path of the story mission. So did I miss anything, and can I return to pick them up later on?
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

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I've barely scratched the service myself. The Stranger reminds me of Halfdan from the show Vikings.

For you guys who are far a long, are there a lot of side paths at the beginning that lead to fruitful discoveries and/or side missions? The reason I ask, is I watched a "things you should know" video (a couple of them actually) on Youtube and one common advice was to be sure to explore away from the main story mission. The beginning of the game seems to be pretty linear, in that you follow your son, so while there may have seemed to be little areas I could have checked out, I pretty much followed the path of the story mission. So did I miss anything, and can I return to pick them up later on?


You will have missed some early game crafting items and some Apples/Horns that increase your Health/Mana but you can revisit theses sections later on and the early game crafting items soon become obsolete. I wouldn't worry about it.

I left the son hanging as I went exploring!

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

Holy shit -

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:42 PM

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Holy shit -

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How good was the music for that fight! I loved that battle!

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 05:58 PM

I'm tempted to get a PS4 for this. I'll get one sometime, it's just a matter of when. I still have GoW3 sitting on my shelf though.
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

View Postchamp, on 23 April 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Holy shit -

Spoiler



How good was the music for that fight! I loved that battle!


Yeah, the music in general is fantastic. I may even buy the soundtrack.
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 23 April 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Holy shit -

Spoiler



How good was the music for that fight! I loved that battle!


Yeah, the music in general is fantastic. I may even buy the soundtrack.


Did you finish climbing to the top of the mountain? The snow effects are almost as good as the music!

I've just found out who the Witch in the Wood is and had to drag myself away!

The game is so funny when Atreus starts taking the piss out of Kratos with the random dialogue lines, totally cracked me up!

Tehol said:

'Yet my heart breaks for a naked hen.'
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:51 AM

View PostEnd of Disc One, on 23 April 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

I'm tempted to get a PS4 for this. I'll get one sometime, it's just a matter of when. I still have GoW3 sitting on my shelf though.


Do it! That way you'll get to play Bloodborne too.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:05 AM

And Knack!
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:05 AM

View Postchamp, on 23 April 2018 - 07:54 PM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 23 April 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Holy shit -

Spoiler



How good was the music for that fight! I loved that battle!


Yeah, the music in general is fantastic. I may even buy the soundtrack.


Did you finish climbing to the top of the mountain? The snow effects are almost as good as the music!

I've just found out who the Witch in the Wood is and had to drag myself away!

The game is so funny when Atreus starts taking the piss out of Kratos with the random dialogue lines, totally cracked me up!


Yeah, did that then went off and did a couple of side quests.

Spoiler



Fighting two ogres, battering one into submission then riding around on its back and using it to pummel the other one into the ground - that's never going to get old.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:06 PM

View PostSerenity, on 24 April 2018 - 09:05 AM, said:

View Postchamp, on 23 April 2018 - 07:54 PM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 23 April 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 23 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Holy shit -

Spoiler



How good was the music for that fight! I loved that battle!


Yeah, the music in general is fantastic. I may even buy the soundtrack.


Did you finish climbing to the top of the mountain? The snow effects are almost as good as the music!

I've just found out who the Witch in the Wood is and had to drag myself away!

The game is so funny when Atreus starts taking the piss out of Kratos with the random dialogue lines, totally cracked me up!


Yeah, did that then went off and did a couple of side quests.

Spoiler



Fighting two ogres, battering one into submission then riding around on its back and using it to pummel the other one into the ground - that's never going to get old.


Haha yeah that spoiler had me totally cracked up.

It's the little interactions between Kratos and Atreus that really make the game special.

I thought that::

Spoiler


The ogre smash was great too, reminded me of Shadow of War!

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:05 AM

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- How about I name her "Fucking Gratitude?"
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I lol'd so hard at that, that I had to put the game on pause while spasms of laughter over took my body! Posted Image
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:19 AM

That moment when . . .
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amiright?
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:15 AM

Yeah, the game is good about introducing truly magical, fairytale like qualities into the world.

By the way in regards to that boar, it made me speculate about who the witch is.

I am still early in the game but I think she might be a goddess: Gyldenbørste is a golden boar that the two dwarves made for the God Frej in the Danish telling of the tale. Frej was the god of fertility and harvests and brother to the love goddess Freja.

I think the witch might be Freja.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:53 AM

I've no idea how far through the game I am. I'm level 5 at the moment. I've just:

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But I have to say, I've yet to find any part of it less than thrilling. It's a joy to play. Even when I get my arse kicked it's always fun, and I always feel like I'm making progress.

Favourite fights so far:

Spoiler


I've also got the option to go to:

Spoiler


I might stick my head in there later and see how difficult the enemies are.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:28 PM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 27 April 2018 - 05:15 AM, said:

Yeah, the game is good about introducing truly magical, fairytale like qualities into the world.

By the way in regards to that boar, it made me speculate about who the witch is.

I am still early in the game but I think she might be a goddess: Gyldenbørste is a golden boar that the two dwarves made for the God Frej in the Danish telling of the tale. Frej was the god of fertility and harvests and brother to the love goddess Freja.

I think the witch might be Freja.

I was under the impression that her dialog with Kratos left no doubt that she is a god/goddess. Doesn't she say something along the lines that "they are aware of your presence here" or something like that? As to which god/goddess she is, I don't know.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 04:42 AM

Her knowledge does not suggest she is a goddess. Witches and Warlocks are often portrayed as being people of great knowledge and wisdom. Great power as well.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:30 AM

Make sense. I guess I just interpreted her having knowledge of the god/goddess' awareness meant she was one of them. Maybe by the end of the story all these questions will be answered? (probably not though).
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 03:08 PM

Been playing a ton of God of War this weekend and the past week and yet, according to the IGN walkthrough I just checked, I am still only half way through the game. Good god this game is long. I mean, it's elongated somewhat by me obsessively hunting for collectibles and doing side quests, but maaan.

At this point in the game I think I have everything I need to go back and unlock chests and the like that are blocked by power or skill related stuff. I am tempted to start back-tracking but I have run into some heavy duty lvl 6's here and there that I don't enjoy getting one or two shot by. I think I will wait for a few more weapon upgrades.
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