The opening boss fight is the perfect way to let gamers know that God of War is still as jaw-dropping as it once was.
Love it !
After the first punch I knew it wasn’t going to be easy! Lol
Anyone that talks to kratoss like that has to be crazy and tiough
Lol I didn't think any other fight would top beating zues' s face in.... I was sooo wrong!
That first punch shocked the hell out of me.
81BX Right!? The Zeus fight was amazing at that point where you were just non stop beating the hell outta him. But this fight was amazing and I definitely like it better than that one lol
This boss battle is overrated. I really didn't think much of it. It's an okay boss with good cinematics, that's it.
What I found incredible, and I’m surprised no one really talks about it, is we have a world to explore! It’s not just a story... I’m loving this direction, kind of miss the huge boss fights though... and I don’t care what any one thinks! The game could use more qte god of war always got them right and it felt like they held back because for some reason many ppl find qte unexceptable..
I found mashing just to open chests quite annoying. I think QTE to get instant kills and to beat each part of a boss is fine but some of the other stuff was extremely annoying.
I love this part of the exploration. Seeing something and trying to figure out how and when I am going to get to it. And beating some of the rune riddle chests by accident (recalled ax) had me grinning over how well they put the game together.
Teflon Yea the button mashing for chest was annoying do I don't miss that but I did not mind the qte on boss fights, made me feel more apart of the fight instead of just watching it. And yes I know it still has some qte on boss fights but at some points it felt like missed oppertunity
Hell yea. The thing for me that makes it great is the desructible environment, really makes you feel the power of the hits. More games need that.
Why Yes! Yes it is!!!!!!
That it is. Insanely epic.
Epic. Incredible. Intense. Jaw dropping. And I haven’t even come across another boss fight. Minus those troll giants. I’ve been busy with work and haven’t gotten to play much. I can’t imagine what the other boss fights are like =)
Same here. I’m loving it though.
I’m so glad your loving it. I genuinely have the same feeling I got when I played TLoU. That special to me.
One boss fight later in the game already topped it. What a game.
That’s great to hear. Makes me even more excited =)
It was crazy and so early in the game too. from the intro to the outro of the boss just chaos :)
It was amazing
finished beat The Stranger on give Me God of War. my timing was off at the beginning of the fight, and definitely only had about 10% health for the entire fight. need to head to the dentists for all the teeth clenching
Is it even possible for the Stranger to beat you? I have never seen or heard of anyone dying to him.
What? Lol I died fifty times on normal.
On hard it is. It is quite challenging actually so seeing him said he beat it on Give Me God of War mode is very impressive. You can die on any difficulty, but you have to understand that the difficulty curve is VERY steep in this one.
it takes 2 hits for him to kill you and have to restart the fight either from the beginning or the checkpoint. i didn't die once. his leap into the air can kill you in one hit. stop tryign to act liek your above this game, wouldnt be surprised if you havent even beaten it on challeneging let alone beat played the game
Yeah all those scrubs playing on easy mode...
Are you for real? Have you even tried this game on Give me God of War difficulty? It literally took me like 15 attempts to get past the first enemy encounter! Took me ages to get into the swing of timings etc. No joke, the pit you drop down into with all the Draugr and frozen/statue enemies took me a good 2 hours. My jaw was killing me after from clenching with rage haha
he probably also thinks its easy cuz for the second half of the fight when you ahve spartan rage, its unlimited until he is back to half health. try beating it on god of war difficulty without using the spartan rage.
I died a few times, but his patterns are easy to memorize. I'm playing on God of War difficulty, though.
Stop it with the downplaying already.
@stormsnooper 50 times on normal? My goodness you must be terrible... It took me 2 tries on Give Me God of War... Such an easy ass fight
I didn't die but was very close to at many occasions
The difficulty level on which you play is immaterial. It makes you neither a better nor worse gamer. A gamer that plays on the easiest level but is the most immersed, feels the story in their bones comes out far ahead of someone that beats a game on the highest level but for them it is a task. What matters are the following: 1 - Did you really play the game? There are two posters in this column that obviously did not and we know who they are. You aren't fooling anyone. 2 - It is an incredibly imagined and enthralling encounter signaling just a hint of what is to come.
Especially when you finally hit rage mode. So awesome.
GoW 3’s first boss fight was far better imo.
Up to you, but I really this one better. It’s more personal, grounded and heavy feel to it. Not trashing God Of War 3 which is my favorite.
I respectfully disagree. But I respect your opinion.
Well it sure is nice to have someone disagree with an opinion and still remain respectful about here on N4G. + bubbles
While GoW 3’s first boss fight was pretty damn epic in scale and execution, I still feel this boss fight is the better one. This boss fight feels much more personal to me. It gave me this feeling that there’s so much at stake, and I dreaded what would happen if he found Atreus in the cabin. Also, it had more than enough of spetacle and epic moments. But the boss fights later on gets much better than this one. Its insane.
Same here. I prefer the action here and the fact that these two gods were face to face giving their all, while Poseidon was hiding the sea pretty much. The scale and execution in that fight is something I will always remember, but the Stranger fight gets my vote
Yeah it was personal and you are right about being worried what he would do to Atreus! When he said he was going to see who was in the cabin and Kratos hit Spartan Mode I jumped to my feet and remained there for the rest of the fight!
The only boss that has been any where near normal GoW standards was... the one on top of the mountain... otherwise the rest have been pretty mundane.
This fight wowed me from beginning to the end, but I respect that you love the first fight in GoW3. That is my favorite followed by pt 2 for now lol.
Even GoW1's boss was much better. The Hydra was amazing.
LOL, trying to downplay huh? Let me guess a few days from now you’re going to complain about QTE’s in another Sony game and yet want to go out of your way to praise past god of war games which heavily used QTE’s.... 👌🏽
Dude you are so butt sore about this game it hilarious. You're in every single article trying to downplay it, do you think your campaign is working, you hoping to stop a few potential sales or something with all this hateraid? lol
No it wasn't. it seems like every comment you make is a desperate attempt to derail this game.
Chain of Chaos dont feel punchy against bare hands. Yes Poseidon fight was epic but the one against the stranger felt like DBZ. Shows how superhuman they both are
I hear what you are saying but it felt to scripted to me. I enjoyed it but there was no real challenge to me. I didn’t even die once on that fight. I gotta give the win to GoW 3 first boss fight
Yep, it blew me away.
One of Gamings greatest fights.....ever
It was epic , never came across a fight in a video game with such intensity and action Though i already saw the leaked footage of this fight because i was greedy and couldn't wait
That is not greed. That is impatience. Greed is a different thing entirely.
I fought with the Stranger yesterday and i'm still in awe how amazing and exhilarating that fight was. It was pure adrenaline rush from the beginning to the end and if anything it proved to everyone who were saying that this isn't GoW that it is a true GoW game.
You could almost feel the impacts, ive literally just beat him a couple hours ago, amazing game so far!
You could and my favorite part was when Kratos went off and started pounding him with combos to the head and body and then punched chunks out of the boulder and dropping it on him lol!
I couldnt stop saying wow...
I couldn't stop saying OMG!
It IS goddamn incredible. It's also, however, a bit silly having "the stranger" knocking politely at the door, given his character but that's just a fun observation and not a "knock" on the game as a whole ;-)
I thought that added suspense and confusion in a great way to dialogue and scenes that followed.
Agreed. It's similar to how Quinten Tarantino directs. You know something is up but everyone is trying to act so calm that the suspense just continues to build until it erupts into an insane climax!
Agreed. I didn't know who he was when Kratos opened the door and all I could think was who is this fool that's just about to get destroyed. Then he cracks Kratos on the chin and I'm like, ok!! Shit just got real!! Really wasn't expecting it.
Ron I would upvote you 100x if i could.
Well he did say there's no need for bloodshed.
This is the article that should be in the upper site.
Oh boy this’s another level
I didn't care for it. It was a spectacle but I felt it was pretty hand holdy during this fight and there wasn't much I haven't already seen with anime like dbz. The mid fight refresh didn't have much impact either. Like the stakes weren't raised, just continued.