God of War's First Unedited Gameplay Footage Dazzles on PS4

We’ve had to wait a long time to see uninterrupted, unedited gameplay of Sony Santa Monica’s new God of War – but it looks like it’s been worth the wait. With a round of previews set to be posted imminently, b-roll footage of the forthcoming blockbuster has hit the web early.

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Brian76554922263d ago

Game looks gorgeous and I like the animations but for bloody sake get rid of all those onscreen icons. Give players the option to turn all that stuff off. It's like games are made for beginners now, press square to do this, here is your enemy health bar, take this path over here. I will still get the game because it's going to be a blast but enough of the hand holding in games and why is first person view not very common? It's way more realistic with first person view. I get it, they want to show off the graphics and get you more into the character by seeing him but first person is harder, that is the way games should be.

Rude-ro2262d ago

That is the opening level. Ie tutorial type of notifications.
If you go further in, you notice there none unless it is something new in the mechanics.

ABizzel12262d ago

Hmmm. I have to play this first hand.

The game looks gorgeous, however, it's gone from a heavy focus on action like the previous games, to a heavy focus on adventure more like Zelda's / Skyrim's / Horizon.

It just looks like it feels different from every other God of War, but I'm sure it'll still be great like every other God of War.

GOW4 aka Naughty Dog's version of God of War.

BiggerBoss2262d ago


First you say it's like skyrim or Zelda, and then you say it's Naughty Dog's version of GOW.

Which is it?

Naughty Dog games are nothing like Skyrim so your comment doesn't make much sense.

Brian76554922262d ago (Edited 2262d ago )

"That is the opening level. Ie tutorial type of notifications.
If you go further in, you notice there none unless it is something new in the mechanics."

There is always notifications. Everything is highlighted for you that you can come into contact with like getting up the wall or reading the monument. Or Bestiary added hold up to show journal. Am I the only one that enjoys figuring things out for myself while having a clean UI? This is what is so enjoyable about Limbo/Inside type of games. Instead we get mainstream/casual gameplay in these big budget style games like this and Assassins Creed where they feel the player needs to keep moving forward otherwise they might get bored.

Like I said, I'm still getting the game but if people can't handle observations and just dislike everything that isn't "OH MY GOD THIS GAME LOOKS AWESOME" then that explains why they cater to the mainstream and won't challenge the gamer. Everything will continue to be third person so you can see all your surroundings making everything that much easier, guide you along and hold your hand.

ABizzel12262d ago


"First you say it's like skyrim or Zelda, and then you say it's Naughty Dog's version of GOW."

No, I said "it's gone from a heavy focus on action like the previous games, to a heavy focus on adventure....LIKE Zelda and Sykrim".

As far as Naughty Dog God of War, it's gone from a 3D Action-Adventure, to 3rd person over the shoulder / full model in combat camera system that Naughty dog uses in Uncharted and The Last of Us, and from the trailers we've seen the story has much more mature writing than the previous versions, and character interactions and Cinematic Storytelling like a Naughty Dog game, and even the art assets have that "PlayStation Exclusive" look to them, because Sony shares assets between developers. And since both developers are in Santa Monica, CA and just 5 miles apart from one another it makes sense that they would be sharing technology the most.

That's what I meant.

mikeslemonade2262d ago

Gonna be better than 3, acension, and the portable games. Not gonna be better than 2. Possibly tie with 1.

johndoe112112262d ago

So let me see if I understand what you're saying. Because YOU like games that are tedious and unnecessarily difficult, everyone should want that and game developers should make all their games like that because YOU like it that way?

SuperSonic912262d ago (Edited 2262d ago )


You might wanna flip some more pages of your PlayStation history to PS2 2005 as this cinematic storytelling gameplay has its roots way back in Shadow of the Colossus' over the shoulder shooting mechanic when Wander rides Agro or aims his arrow or ancient sword of light towards the center of the screen.

The magic you see here is indelible mark and legacy SotC has left in the history of game design.

Since then PlayStation games adapted this cinematic gameplay presentation with games like Uncharted, iNfamous, Ratchet and Clank, TLOU, etc etc.

This is the legacy of the geniuses at Team ICO.

Ken Kutaragi's vision for PlayStation is to be the best story telling medium in history.
And we are very close to a hieving that dream.

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Steveoreno12263d ago

I wonder who's down voting all these comments.............jealousy

BiGT852263d ago

Xbox fanboys are jealous!!!!

Xenophon_York2262d ago

Son asked, do you think it'd be all right
If we could just crush skulls and fight
You see I'm.anxious to be driving
A mythical battle ax into some ghouls
And you know I can't let my son be sad
I'm the world's best ever dad
But if I hadn't blown a load nine years ago
I'd still be drinking a beer at home

So tomorrow we'll drain blood on the ground
And let the corpses chase us around
The path is long but something might be found
Now grab your mace... Hey jealousy

MegamanXXX2262d ago (Edited 2262d ago )

Of course they're jealous. Microsoft hasn't released a great game since Halo 4 and Gears 3 imo

ChrisW2262d ago

Don't be coy and act like it doesn't happen vice versa. Things like this is what makes these forums full of festering baby diarrhea!

kfk2262d ago

@MegamanXXX: There hasn't been an Xbox platform exclusive to score a consensus 90 or higher since Forza 4 in October 2011, so you're in the right ballpark.

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trooper_2263d ago

This game is absolutely gorgeous.

deadfrag2263d ago

Wow,im going into blackout overdrive after i seem this amazing gameplay.I just want this game and im not seeing more gameplay snippets until the release day when i will get this.I just hope theres more weapons than the axe and i can hide those enemy health bars,,but this gameplay sold me on picking this day one.

SuperSonic912263d ago (Edited 2263d ago )

That gameplay video is fluid smooth as can be!

Wow Kratos has i deed matured.

How can Barlog pull off an intense battle system with no jump button!???

Absolutely Amazing!

Having no chains to chain Kratos weapon actually worked for the better.

Now I am 100% Day One sold!
We are gonna make gaming history on 04/20/2018!

Daddy's need to play this with their sons.

Perfect game for Father's Day and make a man out of all gamers old and young.

BTW Atreus is wonderful in this video.

bluefox7552263d ago

Same, I stopped the video once it got to the skill upgrades and whatnot. Too much spoilage for me.

bloop2262d ago

I turned it off after a couple of minutes too. I have to say I wasn't really sure about the new direction they were taking with the over the shoulder view but the couple of minutes I did watch had me sold, day one.