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WHOOPS
Nov 5, 2009


tote up a bags posted:

scores are now in and everyone seems to love the game, more or less perfect scores across the boa-



edit: mods rename me (hopefully biological) son

youíll get the name feminine tendencies and youíll like it.

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Acelerion
May 3, 2005

I say what I like


Hmm, Im going to ignore my own son for a whole weekend to play dad simulator

Abisteen
Sep 30, 2005

Oh my God what the fuck am I?

Spoilers for first non tutorial boss: I don't think I have ever played a game where I instantly knew who the mocap and voice actor was for a character until now. When I saw The Stranger and his facial expressions I immediately knew it was Jeremy Davies. That's some pretty incredible work on the part of the artists.

Kilometers Davis
Jul 9, 2007

They begin again


I NEED them to add a horse/survival mode to this asap. The combat is too satisfying.

e: not fixing that typo. Iíll take a horse survival mode any day.

e v2.0: just read theyíre adding a photo mode soon yesssss

Kilometers Davis fucked around with this message at Apr 20, 2018 around 14:16

Retro42
Jun 27, 2011


drat this game is good. Itís managed to recapture that feeling when I started my first play of the original GOW.

Edit: Also, Kratos boat stories.

SettingSun
Aug 10, 2013


The animation in this game is really good. Everything moves so goddamn well. In particular, (spoilers for the first boss) when Kratos puts The Stranger into a submission hold is the most brutal thing I've seen in a while.

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


Kilometers Davis posted:

I NEED them to add a horse/survival mode to this asap. The combat is too satisfying.

e: not fixing that typo. Iíll take a horse survival mode any day.

That doesn't sound that fun, horses love to kill themselves in horrible ways.

Hentai Jihadist
Jan 7, 2008

A man about town looking for the fight of his life.

the first plot boss distracted me cause his animations and dialogue is so clearly meant to be floki from vikings but he has a british accent and sounds nothin like him

just played another couple hours and they're much better than the first couple, it opens up quite widely

still not 100% convinced the combat is gonna get good enough to steal the show but I'm liking the game now which I wasn't last night

...im still not very interested in norse mythology though, just a buncha elves and dwarves even if they're different depictions, that said the dwarves are the best bit so far.
I still maintain norse mythology is the most common real life mythology to be portrayed in games, maybe because its the most honkey-based mythology that isnt "real" like christianity

the story is still kinda rote AAA murder-dad stuff but I do kinda like kratos being shoehorned into the role of adventure-dad and obviously hating every moment of it, he's so furious about being in a modern AAA game lmao. kinda sucks that they big up Faye as this big cool warrior but shes fridged offscreen before the game even begins, hope she comes back or something but they've already introduced Competent Lady so I kinda doubt theres room enough for two

C-Euro
Mar 20, 2010



Soiled Meat

Can you do the thing from the 2016 trailer and throw the axe at a guy to pin him against an object while you punch out a different enemy?

SettingSun
Aug 10, 2013


C-Euro posted:

Can you do the thing from the 2016 trailer and throw the axe at a guy to pin him against an object while you punch out a different enemy?

Yes.

1stGear
Jan 16, 2010

MEIDAY



College Slice

excuse me when did god of war become a gat dang anime

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


1stGear posted:

excuse me when did god of war become a gat dang anime

Since Theseus in God of War 2?

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012

This knight was born to be THE BEST! Just like all the billions like him!


Abisteen posted:

Spoilers for first non tutorial boss: I don't think I have ever played a game where I instantly knew who the mocap and voice actor was for a character until now. When I saw The Stranger and his facial expressions I immediately knew it was Jeremy Davies. That's some pretty incredible work on the part of the artists.

I thought that guy looked familiar! It didn't click right away but that's because I haven't seen him in anything since Lost.

the_american_dream
Apr 12, 2008

GAHDAMN


Whatís up with the second boss? As a Hard Nosed GOW Vet the first boss is always impressive. Hopefully there a few more that are fun


Edit: looks like it was answered right above me

Hentai Jihadist
Jan 7, 2008

A man about town looking for the fight of his life.

the_american_dream posted:

Whatís up with the second boss? As a Hard Nosed GOW Vet the first boss is always impressive. Hopefully there a few more that are fun


Edit: looks like it was answered right above me

its pretty slow starting for a GoW game, iirc GoW 3 starts with you scaling olympus and killing like 2 titans and a god before the tutorial is over

i hope it manages to match that kinda spectacle eventually

Kilometers Davis
Jul 9, 2007

They begin again


C-Euro posted:

Can you do the thing from the 2016 trailer and throw the axe at a guy to pin him against an object while you punch out a different enemy?

Yeah and you can proceed to line up a few enemies between you and the axed enemy, kick them into each other, and call it back to you ripping through their bodies

I really have to get good at the parrying system and axe stuff. It adds up for a lot of great combos. Iím getting the hang of the iframe rolls at least.

NNick
May 28, 2005


My only complaint so far is the lack of custom button mapping. I want to map R3 to the 180 turn rather then press down on the d-pad. Moving to the d-pad feels really awkward in the middle of combat. The alternative controls don't look much better.

Sneeing Emu
Dec 5, 2003
Brother, my eyes

Holy gently caress, I just got to the part where you're hunting the boar, and you follow the witch to her house, which is an enormous turtle with a huge tree on it's back. That set piece may be one of the most gorgeous settings I've ever seen in a game. And this is loving God of War.

Goddamn, turn your speakers and subwoofer up really loud when the World Serpent speaks to you. My windows shook.

Sneeing Emu fucked around with this message at Apr 20, 2018 around 16:26

Jay Carney
Mar 23, 2007

If you do that you will die on the toilet.


I woke up at 5am and played until I got to the hub area. Then I left for work, 2 hours late. No regrets this game is amazing.

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


1stGear posted:

excuse me when did god of war become a gat dang anime

This is pretty goddamn anime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP7YPRR0oA4

1stGear
Jan 16, 2010

MEIDAY



College Slice

Lid posted:

Since Theseus in God of War 2?


Yeah, but the first proper boss fight is kind of on another level.

In other news, I regret getting the Reaver Tunic instead of the shoulderguard. Kratos' pecs were never meant to be contained.

Sakurazuka
Jan 24, 2004

NANI?



It was closer to a Marvel Universe movie action sequence, Kratos literally uses a couple of the Hulks moves in places.

Retro42
Jun 27, 2011


At first I had reservations, but Kratos with an axe is just so gratifying.

Robot Hobo
May 17, 2002

robothobo.com


SettingSun posted:

I think it would be really cool if we got a SotC style remaster of the original GoW and especially GoW II.

They should re-release the first three games as God of War 5, 6, and 7. The only change would be to replace the Greek god names with their Roman equivalents.

"Raah! I'm going to kill you, Jupiter!

Click R3 to activate Praetorian Rage

acksplode
May 17, 2004




That world serpent scene was spectacular, even having already seen it in a trailer. The single tracking shot really pays off with the set pieces. Seamlessly transitioning from gameplay to stuff of that scale while keeping Kratos' perspective helps make it feel so much larger and more fantastic than it did in past games.

Kilometers Davis
Jul 9, 2007

They begin again


The puzzles in this game are so fun. I know theyíre nothing crazy complex but they nailed a perfect balance where I always feel accomplished when I find runes or navigate through a tricky setup.

Philthy
Jan 28, 2003



Pillbug

NNick posted:

My only complaint so far is the lack of custom button mapping. I want to map R3 to the 180 turn rather then press down on the d-pad. Moving to the d-pad feels really awkward in the middle of combat. The alternative controls don't look much better.

The moment you get that ability, there is a tool tip that says you can remap that to whatever you want.

Ramadu
Aug 25, 2004

2015 NFL MVP



SettingSun posted:

I'm playing on the balanced difficulty and I died twice to the first boss so I can only imagine what the game is like on the highest difficulty. Probably has similar vibes to the Titan difficulty in GoW II.

it is extremely hard. i gave up and restarted on the challenging mode cause i rented it and didnt want to spend hours on one encounter dying in one hit over and over

Nifft
Oct 5, 2001
I'm absolutely spiffng!

gently caress I'm going to buy this and there goes the weekend and my responsibilities.

Phoix
Jul 20, 2006
a jerk

The highest difficulty is pretty miserable if for no reason other than the enemies that require your kid to help you and he's pretty much constantly knocked down.

ZZZorcerer
Jul 24, 2007



Yeah, in the hardest difficulty you have to fight in the most boring way. Let the boy carry you, keep running and doing small attacks / throwing axe millions of times.

How to make higher difficulties better: new enemy mechanics, better IA, new enemies compositions, ....

They really need to rebalance, gonna have a try at the lower ones to see which one has the sweet spot.

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012

This knight was born to be THE BEST! Just like all the billions like him!


How's do the normal and second-highest difficulties compare? Is it one of those situations where "Give Me a Balanced Experience" is too easy and "Give Me a Challenge" is too big of a leap above that, or is one of those a decent sweet spot?

fadam
Apr 23, 2008



I'm playing on Give me God of War or whatever difficulty. Game is fine but kind of just feels and plays (combatwise anyway) like Dark Souls but designed for normies.

Retro42
Jun 27, 2011


Itís hard to say about the difficulty right now. On one hand the combat is punishingly hard, but as Iím getting the hang of the combos and combat flow itís really starting to click.

1stGear
Jan 16, 2010

MEIDAY



College Slice

Harrow posted:

How's do the normal and second-highest difficulties compare? Is it one of those situations where "Give Me a Balanced Experience" is too easy and "Give Me a Challenge" is too big of a leap above that, or is one of those a decent sweet spot?

I haven't tried Challenge, but Balanced seems fine. You can't just button-mash through enemies but you don't need to employ some Tier 1 Strats.

Kilometers Davis
Jul 9, 2007

They begin again


Random useful things Iíve found:

Always be throwing that axe at weak points

Learn the iframes and dodge a ton

Donít forget about the MY SON button

Juggle everything you can juggle

L1 shield parry whenever you can

Iím finding that adopting a kill the adds mmo style approach helps a lot. Knock off the wimpy annoying enemies and then work on the bigs

Hentai Jihadist
Jan 7, 2008

A man about town looking for the fight of his life.

im holding out hope there are other weapons than just the axe but i kinda doubt it

ZZZorcerer
Jul 24, 2007



nopantsjack posted:

im holding out hope there are other weapons than just the axe but i kinda doubt it

Your fists

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."

Harrow posted:

How's do the normal and second-highest difficulties compare? Is it one of those situations where "Give Me a Balanced Experience" is too easy and "Give Me a Challenge" is too big of a leap above that, or is one of those a decent sweet spot?

I'm playing on Challenge difficulty and it's pretty hard to my average gamer sensibilities. Definitely not like a Horizon or Uncharted situation where the Normal is a bit too easy. Kratos dies real fast and there is a learning curve as you come to blend more of your abilities together.

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Sneeing Emu
Dec 5, 2003
Brother, my eyes

Did I miss something in GoW 3 about how Kratos lost the Chaos Blades or is that just another mystery I'm sure we'll find out n this one?

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