God of War Gameplay Trailer Delves Into Rare Loot, Open-Ended Exploring and Lots of Trolling

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Apr 3, 2018 5:16 PM
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God of War is quite comfortably the most anticipated game coming out this month, at least according to our poll of the GD community, and it’s little wonder why. God of War remakes the series from the ground up, not least from the welcomed switch to Norse mythology, complete with a whole new band of gods to smack around like meaty toys.

Unfortunately, God of War is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. However, those of you lucky enough to have a PS4 will be able to get your mitts on God of War from April 20th. In the meantime, Sony has sent along a deeper look at plenty of God of War gameplay, delving into Kratos’ new abilities; the gigantic trolls which need to be defeated, and the renewed focus on exploration that wasn’t seen in the previous God of War trilogy. Neither linear nor open-world, God of War will instead feature large, open-ended environments that can be traversed in multiple ways depending on your play style. Think Rise of the Tomb Raider and I believe you'd be on roughly the right track.

Loot definitely appears to be the order of the day for God of War, a far cry from previous outings. There are weapons and items with differing rarities that can be used to power up Kratos, lending the reboot a more action-RPG vibe. 

God of War comes to PlayStation 4 on April 20th. Reviews drop on April 12th, more than a week ahead of the game’s launch, so Sony’s got a whole lot of confidence in this one.

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22:27 Apr-03-2018

Seems to me like most of the changes happened for the sake of accessibility and not artistic direction.
Still too soon to judge though.

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19:05 Apr-03-2018

Looked like sh*t from the first trailers and now we have definitive proof. It kinda breaks my heart to see naughty dogs going from masterpieces like the jak series to mediocre walking simulators like uncharted/the last of us and now this.

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20:16 Apr-03-2018

Naughty dog have nothing to do with this game dude,Sony santa monica is the studio behind god of war series..

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21:12 Apr-03-2018

The director clearly stated he was inspired by Naughty dog's recent games which is a nice way of saying he ditched the wonderful hack and slash style in favor of a subpar trend set by naughty dogs to pamper the new generations of ps gamers.

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22:00 Apr-03-2018

I just finished GOW 3 Remastered and as great as it is,it feels old and i think it's time to move on and make few changes, the new close camera and combat mechanics aren't the best,but i'm pretty sure it's gonna be an entertaining adventure. I don't get the hate over Naughty dog,but this GOW is a game of it's own,it's still santa monica studio and they always were pretty good.

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00:30 Apr-04-2018

I'm not one to call a game sh*t before it's actually out. What I fully disagree is that The Last of Us and the Uncharted games are mediocre. They can be not for your taste but you can't deny they were good games.
Edit: Spelling.

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16:53 Apr-04-2018

No, matter what u say about these commends you wrote. The people won't upvote you on this section. Thats what i learnt on being GD member.

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18:28 Apr-04-2018

I don't really care about upvotes or downvotes. It's a flawed system. Reddit's only works because of moderators. Downvotes should only be used when it has nothing to do with the conversation at hand or "trolling".

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