God of War developers at SCE Santa Monica showcase some of the weapons coming with the game and give info about combat mechanics.
Bring it on I'm ready 2018
GoW is probably my most anticipated game of this generation so far. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm curious to see how they implement the norse mythology into the story too.
The best part is, I got this has a Christmas gift... 2 years ago
Was this even available as a preorder 2 years ago?
When the world will wish Happy New Year 2018 , i will be screaming I am gonna get Bankrupt in 2018 becoz of Juicy PS4 games and some third party games... Which i cannot ignore and would get it on DAY freaking ONE..
2018 is probably going to be the best year for First Party games (in general) in a very, very long time. With the PS4 and the PSVR dropping plenty of experiences, I can't see myself spending less than 2k on playstation games alone over the next year.
This year alone has thrown me into such a deep backlog of games. I fear 2018 will be even worse. Spiderman, GOW, DaysGone and all the other games I'm interested in I'm just going to drown under. My biggest fear is Dreams if I end up loving that and end up creating animations, movies and games in that shit...I'm done for. PS4 man..."Here come da Flood!
Here come da Flood!
Thank you sony for bringing the games =)
i hope it plays a little bit fresher than the second one. i quit playing the second one midway through because it was the exact same everything as the first one just a bunch of new opponents added. also, quicktime-action is one of the laziest design decisions ever made. but all in all it baffled me how gamers like to play and pay for the exact same thing again. just because it's an exclusive for their console. total dumb mindsets these are in my opinion. and then there was the third one which i didn't even bother with. i guess i'll watch some youtube videos of this one and decide then if it will be worth the time and money. i know, "blood, gore and deeewd so broootal, i swear to god", but some of us like to get entertained, not just bathed in uninspired pixelblood.
i respect you,and your opinion,but 3 god of war was one of the best games for me....the QuickTime actions was great because it show the gore of god of war....this game story is very good,that was one of the thing that kept me playing all 3 god of wars games,this one just looks very good visuals,game-play i think i will like it...but you are free of course so if you dont like it i understand...but exclusives from sony mostly are very good ,i normally like all of them....i like to play a lot of different games....but hey if you dont like you still have a lot to chose for your taste i think...but hey keep an eye probably the 4 god of war you will like it....
GOW 3 is one of my favourite games of all time. People take the boss battles for granted, but they are some of the best I've played ever. Something a lot of huge games get wrong.
What are you talking about ? God of War Trilogy are the best series. But my favorite one is God of War 2.
What is your problem? Can’t we like God of War? We love the series because it is amazing not because it is exclusive. Your mindset is the only total dumb one
Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the second game, bud. I personally don't find QTE's lazy, ( if they're handled right, by the developers ) Also, I respectfully disagree with you when you said "but all in all it baffled me how gamers like to play and pay for the exact same thing again. just because it's an exclusive for their console" That's your opinion, that's fine. But some opinions, which we all have a right to share, are just silly. I just, I don't see or believe many are thinking to themselves for example "Well, The Last of Us 2 is coming out in 2019 ( a sequel ) it's the same game experience as the first one, on the PS3, but i'll buy it because it's exclusive to my PS4" People who buy sequels to exclusives such as the triple AAA games coming out've Sony's studios on their respective gaming platform of choice, I do believe, buy the sequel & so on because they simply love & enjoyed the experience that was on hand to them while playing. If your hoping that any sequel to "said" game is going to be a huge difference in gameplay etc, i'm afraid that outlook will only bring you disappointment. I genuinely hope you do enjoy the new GoW on PS4 tho, bud. Sony Santa Monica are working extremely hard to deliver a more meaningful story & game experience with this new idea they have for the series. They're certainly taking a risk, but as has been proven with Sony's First party studios with games such as The Last of Us ( Naughty Dog ) and Horizon: Zero Dawn ( Guerrilla Games ) risks can pay off in amazing ways. Once again, no hate intended to you :)
We kept coming back because to gameplay was awesome. Fast paced and fun with different strategies for different opponents. It was so good that I'm afraid of the big changes they are making now. Anyone know how dodging will be handled since I assume the right stick will be for the camera now?
I have no idea, bud. Have you liked the gameplay that has been shown?
@ ClayRules2012 It seems OK. I really will have to wait till I get to play it. Seems slower. Also the Blades of Chaos were sweet. I don't think it will be as fun as the past but time will tell. I'm sure the presentation and story will be much improved. It would be cool to get a few vr sections as well. I can't wait!!
I absolutely love the GoW series. The story is much deeper than what most people think that haven't played them all. QTE's where an absolute blast because they were always super over the top and awesome.
@Mafiah WTF are you even babbling about? Where did I say I was glad QTE's are gone? If anything I have been saying I'm more worried about the changes they are making to combat. Also I have owned every PlayStation console since PS1 and have played every GoW game there is. Shut up with your fanboy shit and knock off those lame ass emojis.
It’s one thing to have a personal opinion, but it’s pathetic to pretend everyone else is an idiot for having a different one. I don’t like God of War because it’s exclusive; I like it because it’s a great series and the story is awesome. Have another disagree, you’re clearly looking for them.
If you just said "IMO" your comment would've been okay but now you look like an idiot because you don't like something that other people like.
Your personal experience with the GOW series is a cool story and so is the way you were baffled because other people like what you dont but its obvious to everyone this game has a very different approach. Saying you hope it feels 'a little bit fresher than the second one' is actually baffling.
@ chris 235 Isn't the whole point.of having sequels in games to be able to play more of the same style & type of gameplay? But going on your logic we should never have sequals and therefore there'd only be one game ever released of say ASSASSINS CREED, COD, BATTLEFIELD, RESIDENT EVIL, NEED FOR SPEED, GTA, HALO, MARIO, etc etc!!! WT Fluff are you on about here?? What did you expect the 2nd installment of GOW to be like anyway? A car racing game?? Seriously champ!!
It seems the GOW game genre is not something you like. Its not the game's problem but your own. Isn't that opinion of "the same" true for every other popular game out there? All the CoD games, Racing games, Shooting games, Sports games, RPG games, Mario games, Zelda games etc. are all the same in their sequels with new levels, weapons, enemies and some added mechanics. Tell me some games and sequels that you like and lets see if your opinion of "the same" work on them.
Day -4 or maybe even -5 😁
Finally some news... I’m waiting till later to watch this.
I really like the new direction tbh
I wasn't sure at first, because I really enjoyed the gameplay of the originals. The new direction was a bit of a shock to the system. However thinking on it I think the change is good and it will keep things fresh. Can't wait to go hands on with it and try it out for myself!
The combat to me still seems like a big step backwards, but if the slower nature fits the over all pacing and smaller battles better than so be it. I am kind of bummed that all we get are the axe, shield and bow unless they are keeping some other weapons hush hush. Also, I thought they said they took out all QTE's? From what I just read is that they are still there, just properly used with specific actions instead of random button presses. "Developers also pulled away from the traditional quicktime events from the old God of War games. Those cinematic actions are still present, but they’re not random buttons anymore. They correspond to the appropriate combat buttons that you would expect for each action."
It’s fit the Norse Mythology. The game is a soft reboot.
Are you referring to the new combat system?
It’s a soft reboot. It’s kind like a sequel after the third game, but the core mechanics is completely changed.
" but the core mechanics is completely changed." And that is what worries me a little. I'm a huge GoW fan and changing its core mechanics has me nervous exactly how much different will it feel.
It's hardly a step backwards if there is more nuance than before and more options while still keeping that fast paced nature of what makes a God of Wars combat simple but satisfying, listen to the podcast everything you could do before you can still do only now you have more control and are in the thick of the action QTE's are gone, they're saying when your going into a kill animation that they are giving 'you' control whether it's with the Axe, bare fisted or with another weapons you have
I guess we will just have to see about the combat once we play it. I get nervous with change haha About the QTE's, that's great news, thank you!
I think it’s a safe assumption that there are more weapons we’re not seeing. Why would they reveal everything before the game even releases? Also, you don’t know if the combat is bad if you have no idea how it works. They’ve clearly put a lot of thought and effort into it, so why not give them a chance? He didn’t say QTE’s are still in; he’s saying the cinematic moments that involved them are still there, but instead of having a random button prompt flash up, you’ll press the buttons you usually would in other combat situations. Sounds to me like there won’t even be a button prompt period.
I do hope there will be some surprise weapons because the Norse mythology has some awesome ones. And no I don't know how the combat will be overall, just expressing my concern as a long time GoW fan with core mechanics being changed. As the other guy BlackBeast pointed out to me about the QTE's that is a good system. I just thought I read in an interview a while ago that they said "No QTE's at all", but they are kind of now doing a more free form version of that which I can dig.
@Jinger Have you seen the combat trailers of the game! I was worried too, until I saw game play of the combat and I am like ohh okay, I have no need to worry about it. In all honesty, GOW needed a soft reboot if they wanted to continue with Kratos. I was dead tired of GOW after Ascension, and when I heard of another one (before we saw game play) I rolled me eyes. I always wanted a more close up camera in GOW because they do so much work on these death animations and etc. but yet we are soo far away.
@madforaday Yeah I have seen the combat trailers, but its still not anywhere near the grand scale the other games were. It does however feel more intimate and like I said before if that fits better with the overall tone of the game then I'm sure it will settle in just fine. Its just something that I'm sure I'll get over as soon as I start playing it. Also most of the kill animations in the original games zoomed in close to show you the gory goodness so I never had a problem with that.
I can understand the concern when the changes are fairly drastic, but with the way Cory has spoken about, I’m pretty sure we can trust him and his team to make that strays away from the norm, but still be great. Yeah, there’s certain details like the much closer camera, and the fact that you can’t see all around you at the same, that can take some time to get used to, but I’m confident that SSM wouldn’t be putting out this game if they weren’t confident themselves.
@Dialga Agreed. Can't wait to get this in my hands though! haha
You gotta take risk. Otherwise, it isn’t going to help. Remember how Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 were way too familiar. Some people found the gameplay way too familiar and those two games didn’t try to refresh themselves. That’s the problem. Halo 5 and Gears of War 4 sales didn’t surpass their old games. On other hand, God of War took people by surprise in good way. God Of War E3 2016 have 18 million views and a hundred thousand like that we are happy to see the game refresh itself. This game is direct by Cory Barlog who was director of God Of War 2.
They changed the mechanics with Gears of War Judgment and it flopped. Most people wanted familiar gameplay for Gears 4. What i'm worried about is a drawn out open game exploring. You could always rely on God of War to deliver epic action and roughly 10-11hr play through time.
Until you actually play it yourself to be honest I want to actually hold your tongue. God of War has always been a series about feel so there's nothing you actually could see about the game that's going to give you any indication about how it's actually going to feel like. I would also consider that they haven't shown much about the game I mean you're looking at a game that's going to go deep into the 25 plus hours.
@Damthatsword You know what to do with that sword... 😁
I dont want any details, just bring on the game!
God I don't know how much longer I can wait on this. But I am willing to wait so they can be sure there won't be any bugs or issues with the game. This is going to be an amazing game.
Can anyone point out a game on Steam, Origin, Uplay or Xbox one that looks as good as this?
Another Day 1 Sony exclusive going to put a hurting on some people. Going to be another killer year. Sony can't stop won't stop.
Now this a fking interview! Good shit Santa Monica. I was always convinced the story would be A1 but this interview sold me on the combat. Can’t wait to see more at gdc. Let your gameplay leads speak!
Already played it. 10/10/s
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