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PS4 Exclusive God of War Will Have Optional Boss Fights, Dev Addresses Lack of Jump Button Concern

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-Foxtrot253d ago

There’s no jump button? Surely climbing though right?

AspiringProGenji253d ago

Ive seen vaulting and climbing in previous trailers, so yeah

UCForce253d ago

There will be climbing in new God Of War.

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darthv72251d ago

Maybe they are trying to make it more realistic? I mean the previous games he could do amazing feats that no human could possibly do but this time around they are making a totally different type of game.

More LoU and less GoW it seems.

Drithe251d ago

I hope this doesnt turn into some sort of rail based system. I am getting a bad feeling about this game.

dekke251d ago

it will have game or jumppass

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lxeasy252d ago

Why are they taking out Jumping? Is there not much platforming elements in this one?

Markusb33252d ago

It's just something xbox corp slaves like to point out as a negative and say it's a flaw in thr game. I don't remember jumping in the last of us and it was the best game I've played in years, do you jump in gears ? Not sure why anyone cares either way

jaymacx252d ago

Personally, i hated the platforming in GoW.. the meat of the game is in the fighting mechanics and story. If you’re gonna have jumping it needs to work extremely well like Uncharted or Tomb Raider

Cartman55125251d ago

@Markusb33 Neither Gears nor Last of Us built a reputation on being a hack and slash platformer

InTheLab251d ago

@Marku

Stop dude. No jumping is concerning to og GoW players.

The concern is have they strip too much away from the franchise to even call this a GoW game.

We need to wait and see what the effect of not jumping will have in the gameplay but it does worry me...

kneon251d ago

@InTheLab

The no jumping doesn't concern me at all. I much prefer the way this game is going. GoW has a great story, but it's never been told well. I'd love to see the original rebooted in this style with the same story, but with better storytelling and character development.

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Z501252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

Not comparing the two games (because i haven't played the new GoW), but remember Heavenly Sword had no jump button.

raztad251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

And your comment reminded me of the last game from Ninja Theory: Hellblade. Just finished it, amazing game. The combat was glorious, so tense and personal. No jump button whatsoever. There are a lot of similarities between GoW new combat system and Hellblade's. So looking forward to the new GoW.

Deep-throat252d ago

Less jumping, more cinematic walking.

UCForce252d ago

Even I remember correctly, MGS series have didn’t jump buttons, did it ? By the way, your profile picture are not worthy.

george957252d ago

"Less jumping, more cinematic walking."

Better than any game your favorites could ever make :D

Ryuujinjakka252d ago

I don't get your logic. Less jumping would mean less platforming. Why more cinematic? Nioh has no jump button either and it's one of the best action game ever (imo!).

SharnOfTheDEAD252d ago

The real question "is there a mute button for the dweeb of a son you have to babysit" lol

UCForce252d ago

I don’t think he’s going to be annoying what you think in previous trailers.

george957252d ago

The Kid Atreus wont be annoying... But from the story trailer the kid's got anger issues it seems and Kratos is certainly hiding some big secrets from him..

butchertroll251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

Bunch of games doesn't have jump buttons and also they're one of the best games ever : some Zeldas ( Ocarina Of Time ), The Last Of Us , Bloodborne, Metal Gear Solid....Then Gears Of War...yeah, it isn't a big deal.

ILostMyMind251d ago

Kratos doesn't have to jump. He passes through enemies.

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Atticus_finch252d ago

People worry about the wrong things. This game will easily be a Goty contender

jaymacx252d ago

I think it is for the best. Let the devs do their thing.

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NoPeace_Walker252d ago

No jump butron? This is of God of War. What was Sony thinking?

AspiringProGenji252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

suddenly Jumping is a big deal... Lots of games don’t have jump buttons nowadays

I can’t jump in MHW either unless I jump off a ledge. How am I supposed to mount Monsters without the Insect Glaive?

My guess there’s still jumping l ledges and gaps in GoW, but not jump button. I won’t miss it, and neither will you once released

DanteVFenris666252d ago

This is an action hack and slash. Jumping is sort of a big deal.

Monster hunter is not a hack and slash

mkis007252d ago

Dante

Thr gameplay as been changed from the rest of the series. It's a new start.

Obelisk92251d ago

This is not the original God of War, it's not even a sequel. It's more like a reboot.

The gameplay should be totally different from previous installments, it's not "hack and slash" in the original terms, I think we've all seen enough of those.

So I can't see how the missing jump button can be an issue since we don't even know how the gameplay works.

_-EDMIX-_252d ago

I trust that this development team had great reason to remove that feature.

In my opinion I don't want them holding any concepts from the previous God of War sacred and believing they could be unchanged I want them experimenting and doing what they feel.

AspiringProGenji252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

God of War Ascension revamped the magic system and combo mechanics and it turned out to have the best combo mechanics of the series yet.

It is like people are never aware that every GoW changes or adds something that enriches the gameplay with every installment. SSM does know their sh*t. This game will be even more proof of that

_-EDMIX-_252d ago

@Aspir-I didn't know that. I think that's the only God of War I haven't played yet but I'm definitely going to finish it before the next God of War releases.

I just randomly finished the God of War HD on PlayStation 3 and I'm going to start God of War 2.

morganfell252d ago

The minute the combat started with Aegaeon the Hecatonchires I knew Holy Crap this is going to be a great game.

rainslacker251d ago

I'll judge the game on its own merits. If lack of jumping somehow ruins the experience they were going for then I'll complain. Since this game is doing more with the story, which is something I've felt was sorely needed from previous games, I'll keep an open mind

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OMGitzThatGuy252d ago

This is God of the Last of Us, story first, then highly scripted scenes, then gameplay. A jump button gives the user wayyy too much control.

UCForce252d ago

Then you don’t know who direct this game, do you ? Cory Barlog who was director God of War 2. You need to understand that this game have been developed for 5 years and it does some risky moves. Was it worth it ? I’m not sure. But I do know this isn’t The Last of Us copy and paste.

GTgamer252d ago

Really how was your playthrough? Oh wait 😐

Markusb33252d ago

Sounds like you are talking without knowing what your talking about

morganfell252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

"What was Sony thinking?"

That they know what they are doing and you don't. Cory Barlog headed up God of War II.

Cory Barlog > Hate raging jealous Xbox fan.

NoPeace_Walker252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

How can I be raging and jeolous when I have a PS4 to play the game when it releases? 😀

Currently playing Pubg and Monster Hunter World on the X.

Seas of Thieves and Far Cry 5 in March for my X.

AND....God of War 4 in April...for my PS4.

I love having multiple systems. 👍🏼

Shadow017252d ago

Ha one thing I can agree with when it comes to "Xbox fans." Majority of them still keep a PS4 for the exclusives. I never had an urge for an Xbox well... maybe when scalebound was announced. I Commend the Xbox only gamers.

morganfell252d ago

"I love having multiple systems."

Except you do not. You ignore the primary definer of humans. You are as you act. Your actions define you. You actions on this board, not in a single instant but over and over and over again...did I mention over and over?...fly in the face of what you just posted. No one in their right mind believes you. Fawning now only serves to exacerbate the situation and further illuminate the actions of someone that obviously despises Sony to the core.

Kribwalker251d ago

well to be fair, God Of War had a lot of platforming elements and was a bit of a staple of the previous god of war games so i could see concern with them removing the jump button and turning it into a Auto Run/jump feature.

but who am I to say anything. I’m just a hater that has never played a god of war game even though my trophy list states [email protected] don’t mind the garbage, it’s a valid concern if it changes god of war so much it’s not even close to the same game. You better hope enough casuals know it’s not gonna be like the GOW they use to play or they may be upset when the game comes out

morganfell251d ago

"but who am I to say anything. I’m just a hater that has never played a god of war game..."

Yes you are indeed. After all the true purpose of your post was the first thing you attempted when you replied and that was a laughable stab at casting doubt on a Sony exclusive.

An exclusive is are those titles that Sony, Nintendo, and the PC...well go look it up since you are not familiar with the concept.

You have Trophies? What is your point and who cares? Don't bother. I have Achievements. It does not matter. The completion of developer determined goals in an imaginary world imparts neither objectivity nor wisdom. Neither does multiple console ownership.

Obviously.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/...

Guess what? Not James Bond. Ownership does not engender certain, particular principles. Your attempts at justifying your remarks as if Trophies are some doorway to criticism validity are absurd and they are completely buried by years of publicly displayed Sony contempt and jealousy.

Kribwalker251d ago

“Yes you are indeed. After all the true purpose of your post was the first thing you attempted when you replied and that was a laughable stab at casting doubt on a Sony exclusive. ”

I’ve been playing the god of war 3 remaster on my ps4, i enjoy the platforming elements. If they got rid of the jump button and instead replaced it with a auto jump like AC, why wouldn’t there be concern? It’s changing up the game.

“An exclusive is are those titles that Sony, Nintendo, and the PC...well go look it up since you are not familiar with the concept. ”

what are you on about? The only reason i own a ps4 or a switch is for exclusives. Other wise i’d only own one console......

“You have Trophies? What is your point and who cares? Don't bother. I have Achievements. It does not matter. The completion of developer determined goals in an imaginary world imparts neither objectivity nor wisdom. Neither does multiple console ownership. ”

Actually, having trophies for games does prove objectivity and wisdom, seeing as it shows i have actually played the games i am talking about, and not pulling an opinion out of thin air since i never tried the games.

You see, not all of us suffer from console agoraphobia and close ourselves off to the world outside of our own favourite consoles, and enjoy branching out and trying new and different things so they can form an informed opinion on things. I don’t know if it’s financial issues, maybe your mom or dad weren’t able to afford another console for you, maybe they wouldn’t buy you another consoles because your grades weren’t good enough or it’s just blind loyalty to one brand that doesn’t allow the ability to try different things, but i really recommend it, instead of being a recluse.

morganfell251d ago

You keep ignoring the problem that refutes everything you write.

Your post history.

A massive, blister of hate for Sony.

Do you think for a second anyone, other than some other Xbox supporter, believes a single thing you have written here? Particularly when your goal was anything but regard and concern and instead an opportunity for more anti-Sony rhetoric.

Do you not realize how transparent you appear?

You have forgotten the chief rule of credibility in this regard and that is you needed to on occasion demonstrate actions that were not rife with Sony hate. Four or five posts out of hundreds or thousands does not work. You have had nothing but hate entering Sony articles for little more than discord and snide remarks and everyone sees you for what you are indeed. This act by you only serves to highlight your nature and your actions. The more you complain, the louder you caterwaul, the more clearly people see you for what you are.

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UCForce252d ago

This is soft reboot. And you know this game have been developed by the man who behind God Of War 2. So i trust him what he doing.

OffRoadKing252d ago

Nope theres no jump "butron" at all.

NoPeace_Walker252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

*There's or there is. If you're trying to correct someone, please don't make a typo yourself. LOL

UCForce252d ago

@NoPeace_Walker Well, you put “burton” on your comments. So yeah, you gotta fix that yourself.

NoPeace_Walker252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

UCForce. LoL

I never put "burton" in my post. I typed in "butron". So please fix your typo of my typo. 😀

Trez1234252d ago

Maybe not making the mistake Microsoft did with Gears. Zelda proved that changes can keep franchise fresh and not feeling too familiar. They're taking risks and i hope it works out.

george957252d ago

"No jump butron? This is of God of War. What was Sony thinking?"

Guys Ignore the xbox fanboys .. They certainly are salty for a lot of reasons... PS4 gonna rock 2018 and nothing can stop them is certainly bothering them...

Xb1ps4252d ago

Why do you and morganfell go right to Xbox fan boy if ppl bring up the lack of a jump button? I couldn’t care less about a jump button, I’ve never felt like gow needs a jump button but why straight to Xbox fanboy?. One thing that did and still bugs me is that kratos is old and since I’ve played every god of war day one and it’s my favorite franchise........ it makes me feel old as well😩..

george957251d ago

Xb1ps4

"" Why do you and morganfell go right to Xbox fan boy if ppl bring up the lack of a jump button? I couldn’t care less about a jump button, I’ve never felt like gow needs a jump button but why straight to Xbox fanboy? ""

Well because i and i am sure morganfell too , we follow a lot of comments here and we actually know who are the xbox fanboys and xbox trolls..

Xb1ps4251d ago

I don’t know.... even if you do know all the Xbox fanatics you and Morgan still come off as a Sony fanatic, like oh you don’t like this about Sony...... well.... your a Xbox fanatic!

Do you know all the Sony fanatics? Do you call them out the same way On Xbox news?

george957251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

XB1ps4

"I don’t know.... even if you do know all the Xbox fanatics you and Morgan still come off as a Sony fanatic, like oh you don’t like this about Sony...... well.... your a Xbox fanatic!

Do you know all the Sony fanatics? Do you call them out the same way On Xbox news?"

Ya like at least I dont troll Xbox for their Games or X... I troll them when they come here and boast the X like PS4 pro is nothing ... i never troll the xbox fanatics regarding their games unless they troll PS games, i only state my preferences... and yes! i dont call out Sony fanatics because i have mostly seen how they xbox fans downplays sony's exclusives AND yes its no shame in agreeing i prefer the Playstation more...

Xb1ps4251d ago

So baisicaly a troll feeding a troll... “I only troll when” lmfao!

You can prefer what ever console you prefer that’s perfectly fine..

Good god! You have mostly seen Xbox fanatics on n4g! What a load of dong! I think you choose what you want to see and ignore the rest..

It’s ok to poke some fun here and there but you and Morganfell go straight into “Xbox!” Like.... damn guys.... maybe they just really liked the jump button.

george957251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

XB1PS4

"So baisicaly a troll feeding a troll... “I only troll when” lmfao! "
LOL! look at you .. Trying to act smart for nothing.. I suggest you to keep your eyes wide open next time... and if you dont see how the Xbox fanatics trolls the PS4 games i cant help you... Maybe you're a xbox fanatic as well who is trying to pretend "I PLAY ON BOTH PS4 and XBOX..

"I think you choose what you want to see and ignore the rest.."

oh! the irony .. damn! you people... nevermind... the one who trolls will get trolled.. If you gotta problem with that so be it..

"It’s ok to poke some fun here and there but you and Morganfell go straight into “Xbox!” Like.... damn guys.... maybe they just really liked the jump button."

Ya right if you dont understand TAUNT and Sarcasm behind what the 1st comment was Then sorry either you're new here or you're just pretending that you support both XBOX AND PS4...

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Markusb33252d ago

Hahaha they are thinking this Is a soft reboot and new direction. I'm thinking people need to grow up

Xb1ps4252d ago

What’s the big deal with a jump button? I’m sure they built the game around not needing to jump!?

Razzer252d ago

You would be complaining that Sonydidn’t do anything different than previous iterations if they followed the traditional script. Not surprising. You’re an Xbox guy.

OffRoadKing251d ago

I wasn't trying to correct you, did I tell you how to spell it properly? No I did not. I simply stated there's defenitly no jump "butron" and now you're all butthurt about it. No one here is trying to correct you we are all used to your mistakes, you make a lot of them, its a side effect of constant trolling which is all you ever do when it comes to Sony, but do continue to tell us how you own all systems, the more you pretend the more likely someone will eventually believe you.

CorndogBurglar251d ago

@ NoPeace_Walker / OffRoadKing / UCForce

Seriously? You guys' all neeedd to ficks you're grammer.

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S2Killinit252d ago (Edited 252d ago )

"optional boss fights" interesting. I wonder how that works.