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GOD OF WAR (2018) Father Son Vacation Simulator

#81 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:33 AM

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View PostAlternative Goose, on 17 May 2018 - 05:36 AM, said:

This article from Waypoint is an example of why I can't stand feminist commentary on video games:

https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/wjb5jx/god-of-war-moms?utm_source-wptwitterus"

Big spoilers so don't read it unless you've finished the games storyline.

I continue to be amazed how feminist writers manage to twist any story into an affront against women. Somehow this writer manages to make the story not about the characters but about her own personal life.


Oh man, I can't believe I read that, what a load of crap and all the praise/back-slapping too for the peice on the forums... /shakes head...

You hit the nail on the head with the bolded.


It's a large part of why I rejected the movement (though of course, if you use the term 'egalitarian' to posit a position of general equality, aka what sensible feminists want, you're a shitlord REEE). I think there's a distinction to be made between the sensible kind of feminism and the batshit crazy one and it's a pretty important distinction to make because one is to be supported and the other not.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

View PostMalankazooie, on 20 May 2018 - 08:35 PM, said:

Uh guys? Do I have to solve the puzzle of all puzzles!?
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That was one of my favourite bits of the game.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:19 AM

Does anyone else think that...
End game spoiler:

Spoiler

Tehol said:

'Yet my heart breaks for a naked hen.'
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:23 PM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 21 May 2018 - 04:50 AM, said:

There's a chest puzzle in there that really had me stumped for five minutes.

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View PostMalankazooie, on 20 May 2018 - 08:35 PM, said:

Uh guys? Do I have to solve the puzzle of all puzzles!?


That was one of my favourite bits of the game.

Thing is, I was wholly focused on that and was trying all manner of triggering it and thinking I had to break through the layers by just continuing to throw my weapon at it. And then Atreus says, "hey, what's that over there". And then a light bulb goes off, and I was all like: oh yeah, that's it!

I like how throughout your travels, Atreus will offer help (through verbal clues and where he is looking) in solving puzzles and finding hidden objects.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:00 AM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 17 May 2018 - 05:36 AM, said:

This article from Waypoint is an example of why I can't stand feminist commentary on video games:

https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/wjb5jx/god-of-war-moms?utm_source-wptwitterus"

Big spoilers so don't read it unless you've finished the games storyline.

I continue to be amazed how feminist writers manage to twist any story into an affront against women. Somehow this writer manages to make the story not about the characters but about her own personal life.


That's a daft jump to make. Feminist commentary of games can be great, but this one isn't.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

I'm sure it can, I just rarely come across it. Hence my dislike of it.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:33 PM

Some random images of my experiences playing the game:

That feeling you get when you finally win that fight (on 'give me a challenge' difficulty)
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Shhhhh, bless his widdle heart, he's sleeping. Ewww, wait a sec, what's that smell?! He's not seeping, he's dead!
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Sssssssssnake!
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:15 PM

View Postchamp, on 21 May 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:

Does anyone else think that...
End game spoiler:

Spoiler




To further back this up... I was just reading:
Spoiler

Tehol said:

'Yet my heart breaks for a naked hen.'
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:55 AM

Did you guys notice when Atreus
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

View Postchamp, on 24 May 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 21 May 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:

Does anyone else think that...
End game spoiler:

Spoiler




To further back this up... I was just reading:
Spoiler



I think all that ... GIANT SPOILERS

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View PostMalankazooie, on 25 May 2018 - 01:55 AM, said:

Did you guys notice when Atreus
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That bit pissed me off...

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 25 May 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:

View PostMalankazooie, on 25 May 2018 - 01:55 AM, said:

Did you guys notice when Atreus
Spoiler



That bit pissed me off...

Spoiler


I agree with you on the whole, that it was abrupt. Not so sure Kratos would respond the way you thought he should have though, especially in light of recent events -
Spoiler
- and so I think his quick to anger as been muted somewhat by that.

Also, think about if you were a little boy and you were told that information. And you've been fighting all manner of powerful creatures and beasts (and your skills have grown such that you've more then once saved your father's life). You'd probably go from the "what can I do with it" questioning, to, lets kick ass! But yeah, the abruptness is probably due to the constraints of it happening in a video game. Also, does the game give any clue to how long it's taking them to get to their destination? It could be that it's a journey of weeks and months. dunno really.

Also about -
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- didn't Atreus exhibit that during their first troll encounter? When he was rage filled and he seemed to turn a different hue?
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:04 AM

View PostAlternative Goose, on 25 May 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:

View Postchamp, on 24 May 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

View Postchamp, on 21 May 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:

Does anyone else think that...
End game spoiler:

Spoiler




To further back this up... I was just reading:
Spoiler



I think all that ... GIANT SPOILERS

Spoiler




Re: (I'd wrote a long reply but lost it so)

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View PostMalankazooie, on 25 May 2018 - 06:01 PM, said:

View PostAlternative Goose, on 25 May 2018 - 10:25 AM, said:

View PostMalankazooie, on 25 May 2018 - 01:55 AM, said:

Did you guys notice when Atreus
Spoiler



That bit pissed me off...

Spoiler


I agree with you on the whole, that it was abrupt. Not so sure Kratos would respond the way you thought he should have though, especially in light of recent events -
Spoiler
- and so I think his quick to anger as been muted somewhat by that.


I agree with both of the above, the sudden shift felt disjointed and forced. I thought that Kratos wouldn't stand for that shit but...
Spoiler


I was going to add more but then I just watched this...
(MK - I wouldn't watch for spoilers until you've finished the game)

Grrr the embed video isn't working so:
Writer Youtube Interview

And it explains why in there, basically another level was meant to occur after that incident but it was cut so they had to paper over the cracks.


edit
Funny enough at the end off the video they also address the BIG SPOILER theory above I posted.

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'Yet my heart breaks for a naked hen.'
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Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:50 AM

Okay guys. Been progressing along, and avoiding spoilers.

So, what did you guys think about
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Posted 29 May 2018 - 07:10 AM

I hadn't thought of the symbolic nature of the action. That's a cool observation.
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Posted 29 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

It just seemed to me that they were doing more with that, trying to convey something deeper. I might be completely off down theory lane, but yeah, it just seemed to have more significance then just the actual task, so I thought I'd see what you guys think too.
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Posted 29 May 2018 - 06:36 PM

I just thought it was a cool video game puzzle but there could be more to it. I think it said more about the way Tyr thinks and how he tried to thwart Odin
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 05:17 PM

Can you guys guess where I'm at? Posted Image
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:14 PM

It's a beautiful and surprising ending, grats at getting there though I would spoiler that...

Tehol said:

'Yet my heart breaks for a naked hen.'
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:57 PM

It's actually not the ending, but I spoilered it anyway.

Yep, I finished the game. There's a lot that I'm thinking about, so I will probably post more later. But in short, it is a wonderful game, with an excellent, succinct story. But within that simple story, the revealing (through the tales that are spoken as you travel), about the complex, sad and destructive history between the Aesir, Vanir, and Jötnar. Might be the best voice acting in a game too. It definitely should be considered in GOY discussion when we come to the end of 2018. And I would be so bold as to suggest it should be in the discussion as one of the best games of the current console cycle (PS4 / Xbox One / Nintendo Switch).

There's still a good amount of exploring I could do to go for 100% completion.
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For example, I made an attempt at exploring
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but the poison mist and the time it was taking fighting the enemies hurried my ass out of there. I think there is gear you can purchase that reduces the mist effect, and so giving you a fighter's chance.

By the way, did any of you guys
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I tried a few times on the first one I came upon, even lowered my difficulty level all the way down, but was still unsuccessful. I'll probably look up some YouTube video that has tactics on how to do it.

Anyway, I'll probably take a break and come back to make an attempt at some of those things that show on the map as incomplete.

All in all, if you have a Playstation 4, you owe it to yourself to play this game. It's really good. And guys, play it on the "Give me a challenge" difficulty level. You're dropping $60 on these titles, make it a challenge and get the most bang for your buck, kay?
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 02:48 PM

View PostMalankazooie, on 03 June 2018 - 09:57 PM, said:

There's still a good amount of exploring I could do to go for 100% completion.
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That was the only thing I didn't do, I got up to around 30 odd without hunting for them but I am not going back searching for them now.
I may do it though if they bring in a New Game +.


View PostMalankazooie, on 03 June 2018 - 09:57 PM, said:

For example, I made an attempt at exploring
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but the poison mist and the time it was taking fighting the enemies hurried my ass out of there. I think there is gear you can purchase that reduces the mist effect, and so giving you a fighter's chance.



For that:
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View PostMalankazooie, on 03 June 2018 - 09:57 PM, said:

By the way, did any of you guys
Spoiler

I tried a few times on the first one I came upon, even lowered my difficulty level all the way down, but was still unsuccessful. I'll probably look up some YouTube video that has tactics on how to do it.



Try...

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'Yet my heart breaks for a naked hen.'
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