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God Of War

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: SCEA Santa Monica
Release Date: April 20, 2018

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4. 'God of War' (PS4)

by Judy on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created...

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: God of War needs almost no explanation because it's kind of a spectacle. Despite being one of Sony's most memorable franchises, it's been dormant for nearly seven years after the seemingly untimely death of the protagonist — and a complete apocalypse for the rest of the world. The new God of War, which seems to be a series reboot, looks remarkably interesting. It follows a somewhat older and more controlled Kratos as he goes on an adventure with his son, Atreus. Rather than the Greek mythology of the original game, the new God of War is going for a Norse-based concept. The combat also looks significantly redesigned, but the franchise's brilliant use of mythology doesn't seem to have gone anywhere, and it's easy to see why it's so anticipated.

Cody Medellin: Even though this is another entry in the long-running series, everything about it feels new: a calmer Kratos, a newer take on Norse mythology, and a different perspective on the combat. There's nothing seen so far that would make one worry about its status, and with only a few months left before it officially drops, we can't wait to see it.

Andreas Salmen: One of my all-time favorite Sony franchises is finally back in action, and it even managed to reinvent itself. The switch from Greek to Norse mythology seems to work incredibly well for the visuals, and the slower and more visceral combat make it an inherently different but familiar experience. It'll be exciting to explore the new Kratos and this world by slicing a few monsters in half with our magical ax.

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