I’ve been super busy with work lately and almost forgot that God of War is scheduled to be released next week! I still haven’t bought/preordered the game yet but reviews are already out in the wild with near to perfect scores! Judging from the reviews, it seems we already have a “game of the year” contender here. Can’t wait to try it out once it’s available. Specially curious about the updated game mechanics since I played the previous games before.
PS: Btw, images posted here are all in 4k. Just right click and save in case you want to save it as your wallpaper.
God of War is, in a single word, holistic. Every aspect is excellent on its own, but more importantly, it all serves and accentuates the larger vision. Some die-hard fans may fear this isn’t really God of War. I suppose they’re right. It’s even better. – Polygon 10/10
I expected great action from God of War, and it delivers that handily. But I didn’t expect it to be a thrilling journey in which every aspect of it complements the others to form what is nothing short of a masterpiece. It’s a game in which Kratos, a previously one-note character, becomes a complex father, warrior, and monster, embattled both on the field and within his own heart about how to treat his son; one in which the world opens up and shifts, offering rewards in both gameplay and knowledge of its lore that I treasured with each accomplishment. The obvious care that went into crafting its world, characters, and gameplay delivers by far the most stirring and memorable game in the series. – IGN 10/10
In many ways God of War is what the series has always been. It’s a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress. What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become. Like Kratos, God of War recalls the past while acknowledging the need to improve. Everything new it does is for the better, and everything it holds onto benefits as a result. Kratos is no longer a predictable brute. God of War is no longer an old-fashioned action series. With this reboot, it confidently walks a new path that will hopefully lead to more exciting adventures to come. – Gamespot 9/10
One of PlayStation’s finest moments, Kratos has been reimagined for a new audience while keeping the best bits of what originally made him great. – GamesRadar 5/5
It is rare to play a game so accomplished in everything it sets out to do. God of War is a standard-setter both technologically and narratively. It is a game that, until recently, would have been impossible. – The Guardian 5/5
The Gods here are more human then they’ve ever been, and there’s something as captivating about that as there was about the larger-than-life absurdity of characters like Poseidon and Hades in the original series. God of War works for what it keeps and works for what it changes. It’s a foundation for a series that’s suddenly a tentpole once again. – Forbes 9.5/10
Game’s going to be unlocked April 20.