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GOD OF WAR (2018) Father Son Vacation Simulator

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 03:45 PM

I just had my first encounter with Dark Elves, which happens right after finding that switch between the realms wheel thingy. So I'm guessing I'm barely even through the game. I've been playing on the second highest difficulty level (Give me a challenge) and whooboy, some of the battles I've been in have been frustrating. Like Dark Souls frustrating, cept I don't have to go all the way back to the start of the level and work my way back to fight again. I set the level down a notch for one fight that includes the floating eyes and various Dragurs. Set the difficulty back after defeating that group.

I've been trying to upgrade as much of the boy's skills with the bow because I think him getting stronger will be a great lift of burden doing all of the work in battles (especially with multiple and varied beasts).
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 03:58 PM

Yeah, the trip to Alfheim is just the start of things. I've probably played 15 hours more than that, at least, and the game just keeps going.

I put a lot of xp and money into the kid as well. He really helps when things start to get hairy. At this point I can just spam square and out right kill some things or at least chip away at their health. I've finished many a foe with Atreus while Kratos was on the brink of death.

I recommend doing some serious scouting of the lake area. You'll find some much needed upgrades here and there.

Also, I found out if just sail around and ram the barrels and floating corpses you can gain a ton of money and gold. And the gold can be sold for more money. When you set foot on land, the stuff in the water respawns, so you can do quite a bit of grinding early on if you like. It's useful for those few purchases and upgrades that don't need resources just lots of money.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:44 PM

Just got back from a friends place.

Played this till the world serpent showed up.

BRILLIANT. GAME.
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:46 AM

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:49 AM

"Don't be sorry. Be Better."
Kratos is infinitely quotable in this game!
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:53 AM

View PostDolmen 2.0, on 01 May 2018 - 07:49 AM, said:

"Don't be sorry. Be Better."
Kratos is infinitely quotable in this game!


Well, he is Teal'c you know. When has Christopher Judge not been infinitely quotable?
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 01 May 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

View PostDolmen 2.0, on 01 May 2018 - 07:49 AM, said:

"Don't be sorry. Be Better."
Kratos is infinitely quotable in this game!


Well, he is Teal'c you know. When has Christopher Judge not been infinitely quotable?


Indeed.
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:58 PM

View PostDolmen 2.0, on 01 May 2018 - 10:57 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 01 May 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

View PostDolmen 2.0, on 01 May 2018 - 07:49 AM, said:

"Don't be sorry. Be Better."
Kratos is infinitely quotable in this game!


Well, he is Teal'c you know. When has Christopher Judge not been infinitely quotable?


Indeed.


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:25 PM

Fought my first Ogre. Not too far much after facing first Dark Elfs on new realm, iirc. Reminds me of battling a large gorilla. Really fun fight. I like how the game mixes up the fighting techniques you need to draw from when facing different / new beasts.
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:08 AM

^^ I loved that fight. The trolls are the battles I like best, I think, but nothing quite beats riding an ogre around.

I've reached the point where the game tells you there's no turning back so you might want to make sure you've got everything you want so - even though I know you can continue favours and such after finishing the story - I decided to go off and finish them first and make sure I had the best armour I could at that stage. I've got Kratos kitted out with a fully upgraded True Warrior armour set with seven epic enchantments and an epic talisman and - at the moment at least - it seems to be better than any of the epic armour sets I can craft. So I think I have everything I need to finish the story now. Crafting the epic armour sets involves doing Muspelheim/Niflheim anyway, and I'm not sure I can be bothered about those after watching someone play a bit of the former - looks very grindy but I suppose might be fun in short bursts.

Not sure I can be arsed searching for all of Odin's ravens, either, so that platinum trophy can shove itself where the sun doesn't shine :lol:
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:17 AM

Muspelheim is fun at times, and annoying in a rather obtuse way at other times. As you said, good in short bursts.
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Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

Finished the story this afternoon. That revelation at the end made my jaw hit the floor.

Plus:

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:31 AM

That moment when you ...
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amirite?
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 02:41 AM

Loving the Brokk and Sindri brothers.

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My side hurt so bad from laughing, I had to pause the game for no less then 10 min.
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

Yeah, I definitely think those two steal every scene they are in. Well written, very funny. Interesting take on dwarves. Actually all the takes on Nordic Elder races are peculiar. They strayed away from the stereotypical ideas about dwarves, elves, giants, etc. Hell, even the gods look more down to earth than I would expect.

I finished the story a couple days ago. The game ends in a less spectacular way than I expected. I had thought they would do more with certain plot lines but in the end, the end of the jouney, it all makes sense. I assume we will see another couple games set in the North.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:25 AM

Sounds like you didn't go right to the end:

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Although

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

Just followed your advice:

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:32 PM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 06 May 2018 - 08:53 AM, said:

Yeah, I definitely think those two steal every scene they are in. Well written, very funny. Interesting take on dwarves. Actually all the takes on Nordic Elder races are peculiar. They strayed away from the stereotypical ideas about dwarves, elves, giants, etc. Hell, even the gods look more down to earth than I would expect.

I finished the story a couple days ago. The game ends in a less spectacular way than I expected. I had thought they would do more with certain plot lines but in the end, the end of the jouney, it all makes sense. I assume we will see another couple games set in the North.

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Yes. Probably the most memorable characters (the brothers) in a video game since Boderlands or GTA.
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 06 May 2018 - 03:54 PM, said:

Just followed your advice:

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I was wondering

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 01:09 PM

I finally got some time to myself to get this finished and it didn't disappoint... what a truly epic game!

Definitely the first game in a set of games story wise.

Some random points - do not read if you intend to play this game, it'll be ruined:

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I wish there was new game + as I'd love to play on God of War mode with all current armour etc.

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