[God of War] I'm mad, but I ain't stressin'

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  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    It's a Sarlacc.

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    Ok, I've finally got around playing some of this

    Dad and Boy are very good

    Early Spoilers:
    Do they ever expand on who The Stranger was/is?
    He's clearly a Norse mythological figure, but I don't know enough about that to make any conclusions.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    O, I've finally got around playing some of this

    Dad and Boy are very good

    Early Spoilers:
    Do they ever expand on who The Stranger was/is?
    He's clearly a Norse mythological figure, but I don't know enough about that to make any conclusions.
    Yes, they do.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Even if you know nothing about Norse mythology the game will explain what's relevant to its story. Though I would recommend maybe brushing up a little on said mythology because it makes certain story beats so much more fun.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Beat the last optional boss, got the Platinum
    Turned down the difficulty to easy which I don’t feel guilty about in the slightest. Because I’m not going to grind for decades in order to get super fancy armor completely leveled up, and screw trying to fight a Valkyrie with double the HP of a regular Valkyrie and the full array of bullshit attacks while I’m playing on normal.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Are there any tips for the first part of the third trial? I just always eventually get hit by one of those blind things and lose 80% of my hp in one go. Not fun.

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  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    I wish I could play this game but I don't have a PS4.

    Perhaps I should rectify that. I'll need more than God of War 4 to justify the investment though...

    Anyway, I watched the whole plot in an 8 hour YouTube video.

    Is it terribly bad that I
    don't think Kratos should've interfered between Baldur and Freya?

    It seemed rather hypocritical.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    I wish I could play this game but I don't have a PS4.

    Perhaps I should rectify that. I'll need more than God of War 4 to justify the investment though...

    Anyway, I watched the whole plot in an 8 hour YouTube video.

    Is it terribly bad that I
    don't think Kratos should've interfered between Baldur and Freya?

    It seemed rather hypocritical.
    If we’re taking his past actions into account, it is absolutely hypocritical. It can’t be denied that in that moment, Kratos saw himself in Baldur, and his need for revenge. It was still the right thing to do.

  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    Billy should edit every puzzle they joke about needing timestop for to them having just solved the puzzle.

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  • IlpalaIlpala Just this guy, y'know Texas booniesRegistered User regular
    Only if he uses the sound effect.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    So a small complain. Spoilers for events leading to the Trophy "2nd Round".
    That section should have included more playable moments. Totally thought I was going to have to control Krato's fall, scamper up the back of a dragon, etc.

    It still was fucking amazing though.

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  • mosssnackmosssnack Yeah right, man, Bishop should go! Good idea!Registered User regular
    Holy shit

    Muspelheim
    Gondul was an absolutely crazy fight at level 5. Had to use every tool at my disposal with squeak that one out. God damn though it felt good to win that one. And of course one of the loot items was an upgrade piece for a weapon I don’t have yet. I’d be a little upset, but I’ve already been spoiled on that.

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  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    mosssnack wrote: »
    Holy shit

    Muspelheim
    Gondul was an absolutely crazy fight at level 5. Had to use every tool at my disposal with squeak that one out. God damn though it felt good to win that one. And of course one of the loot items was an upgrade piece for a weapon I don’t have yet. I’d be a little upset, but I’ve already been spoiled on that.

    I'm impressed you beat the 100 enemy or the "don't get hit" challenges without that

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Thetheroo wrote: »
    mosssnack wrote: »
    Holy shit

    Muspelheim
    Gondul was an absolutely crazy fight at level 5. Had to use every tool at my disposal with squeak that one out. God damn though it felt good to win that one. And of course one of the loot items was an upgrade piece for a weapon I don’t have yet. I’d be a little upset, but I’ve already been spoiled on that.

    I'm impressed you beat the 100 enemy or the "don't get hit" challenges without that

    Roll and arrow plink.

    Plink. Plink. Plink. Plunk.

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  • mosssnackmosssnack Yeah right, man, Bishop should go! Good idea!Registered User regular
    Thetheroo wrote: »
    mosssnack wrote: »
    Holy shit

    Muspelheim
    Gondul was an absolutely crazy fight at level 5. Had to use every tool at my disposal with squeak that one out. God damn though it felt good to win that one. And of course one of the loot items was an upgrade piece for a weapon I don’t have yet. I’d be a little upset, but I’ve already been spoiled on that.

    I'm impressed you beat the 100 enemy or the "don't get hit" challenges without that

    Yeah, the 100 enemies gave me the most trouble. Once I realized how useful shock arrows are, that helped a lot. And the item that gives a high chance for a health boost on cleave. Traveler champions are super not fun to fight btw.

    The don’t get hit challenge got done on second try for me, which was a giant relief. I’d read about it from you guys, so I immediately went in with the traveler chest piece and that gave me all the breathing room I needed along with crowd controlling with shock arrows, wolves, and the axe running R2

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    I wish I could play this game but I don't have a PS4.

    Perhaps I should rectify that. I'll need more than God of War 4 to justify the investment though...

    Anyway, I watched the whole plot in an 8 hour YouTube video.

    Is it terribly bad that I
    don't think Kratos should've interfered between Baldur and Freya?

    It seemed rather hypocritical.
    “Perhaps a hypocrite is simply a man in the process of changing.”

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  • SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    A good Waypoint piece about God of War (full game spoilers)
    Atreus, armed with the skills his mother taught him, must face the dangers of the world. But for that to be possible, her role is to die. In the world created by God of War, sons have to be separated from their mothers to become men. The contribution of men is to perform the final test―the viability of a son in the world. Rearing and nurturing is women’s work, but also letting go. If a mother can perform her role and depart she’s succeeded, and with a little luck her son will pass this fatherly test and become a man. But if, as in Freya’s case, she is unable to relinquish control, to let her son experience life without a tether , then she has failed, and with her, her son. As a result, Baldur is not the gilded god from myth, but a cruel sadist.
    Mothers are fine when they are exclusively in service of the heroism of their sons and husbands. Their secrets will be not only forgiven but embraced, only so long as they inspire a call to adventure, the creation of space for men to do violence, to conquer. And in God of War—mothers can only do this in death. They are too imposing to exist in time with men. Their secrets too potent, too destabilizing, too much their own. Men, in God of War, need women to arm them and then diminish, for their secrets to be set free.

    In God of War, Moms Come Last

    The more personal parts of the piece are really affecting too

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    SilverWind wrote: »
    A good Waypoint piece about God of War (full game spoilers)
    Atreus, armed with the skills his mother taught him, must face the dangers of the world. But for that to be possible, her role is to die. In the world created by God of War, sons have to be separated from their mothers to become men. The contribution of men is to perform the final test―the viability of a son in the world. Rearing and nurturing is women’s work, but also letting go. If a mother can perform her role and depart she’s succeeded, and with a little luck her son will pass this fatherly test and become a man. But if, as in Freya’s case, she is unable to relinquish control, to let her son experience life without a tether , then she has failed, and with her, her son. As a result, Baldur is not the gilded god from myth, but a cruel sadist.

    In God of War, Moms Come Last
    I somewhat disagree with part of the bolded. It's true that the game definitely starts with the "mom is kind and nurturing, dad is cold and utilitarian" but is also very overt in showing how this is a bad thing. The narrative quickly clarifies Kratos' previous position in their family unit as mostly one of absence, and is presented by the game is extremely bad, based on how Atreus quite plainly wishes that Kratos had been the one to die instead. Kratos' personal arc is largely one of learning that he was doing all the wrong things, and actively needed to change, else he lose his son forever, and then he does that.

  • SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    You should read the whole article--those are just a few highlights; the rest of the piece really goes into explaining them. Also
    There's much to be said of connecting the theme between the two mothers, as they link together even moreso than the broader "parenting" theme

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    I'm a few achievements away from unlocking the platinum. Just got to finish nifelheim, the last valkyrie and a couple treasure maps.

    I was afraid muspelheim was going to be tougher than it was but I didn't break much of a sweat. I did use a resurrection stone during the fight at the top of the mountain. Nifelheim is pretty cool. Random stuff, on the verge of dying at any moment, and losing all the stuff you gained.

    This side stuff in the game isn't so bad but there was a lot of padding and backtracking that annoyed me. Overall I really enjoyed the game though. Sad I don't really have much left to use all this gear on though. A new game plus would be nice to work on the hardest difficulty level but oh well.

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  • Banzai5150Banzai5150 Registered User regular
    Just finished the story. Now on to a few missed opportunities.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Finished the story
    Boy they just fuck Freya over at the end. Turn a strong female character into a blubbering mess trying to protect her son who wanted to fucking kill her anyway

    That foible aside... Its going to take something amazing to unseat this as my GOTY.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Are Artreus' falcons meant to be a single-target high-stun ability? As cool as they are I much prefer the wolves.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Are Artreus' falcons meant to be a single-target high-stun ability? As cool as they are I much prefer the wolves.

    Use the crows. They cover the entire room and zip-zap everybody in it for a long time at max level.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Are Artreus' falcons meant to be a single-target high-stun ability? As cool as they are I much prefer the wolves.

    Use the crows. They cover the entire room and zip-zap everybody in it for a long time at max level.

    Haven't got them yet but I'll keep that in mind.

    - Fixed a bug where the Moon was upside down.
    - Fixed a weird door.
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Does the squirrel only dig up Rage power ups? That's all I get and he's max level and those are the least useful most of the time.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Does the squirrel only dig up Rage power ups? That's all I get and he's max level and those are the least useful most of the time.

    Blue arrows is health, Yellow arrows is rage.

    Always and every time.

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  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    pssh, crows, I'm all about that lightning stag life

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Does the squirrel only dig up Rage power ups? That's all I get and he's max level and those are the least useful most of the time.

    Blue arrows is health, Yellow arrows is rage.

    Always and every time.

    Dammit! Wish I knew this a long ass time ago.

    Oh well.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    So I slept on this cause, yannow, it's god of war, but goddamn yall this is a good fucking game

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Thetheroo wrote: »
    mosssnack wrote: »
    Holy shit

    Muspelheim
    Gondul was an absolutely crazy fight at level 5. Had to use every tool at my disposal with squeak that one out. God damn though it felt good to win that one. And of course one of the loot items was an upgrade piece for a weapon I don’t have yet. I’d be a little upset, but I’ve already been spoiled on that.

    I'm impressed you beat the 100 enemy or the "don't get hit" challenges without that

    Roll and arrow plink.

    Plink. Plink. Plink. Plunk.

    That and rushing in with area of effect or quick heavy hit skills.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I beat the 100 man challenge by charging up rage on some enemies by holding down light attack which would also delay the fights a bit for wolfowitz buddies to come out and wreck shit.

    I also made sure I had full rage to just cheese the shit out of the traveler at the final stage of the fight because fuuuuuuck that.

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  • mosssnackmosssnack Yeah right, man, Bishop should go! Good idea!Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    So I slept on this cause, yannow, it's god of war, but goddamn yall this is a good fucking game

    Yeah man, this game totally took me by surprise. I just hope everyone is watching, because god of war has absolutely established a new standard

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    I just bought this and I'm about to start it. I was gonna wait for later to play it, but the word of mouth from all over the internet and real life has been too damn high.

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  • mosssnackmosssnack Yeah right, man, Bishop should go! Good idea!Registered User regular
    Long as rl responsibilities aren’t too high, god of war should be a priority

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Rampage of the furies
    is a fantastic runic attack you can use to build rage. Spoilered because the name of the attack may give away some mid-game stuff.

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I still need about 35 Ravens
    3 Realm Tears
    4 Nornir Chests

    The Ravens may end up being either the deal breaker or what end up making me use a guide.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    I've definitely looked up where one or two ravens in some areas are because their color is too light to really notice sometimes. I've spent the entire game spinning the camera while moving just to find hidden shit (I love it)

    I can't see any game coming out this year (at least that's announced so far) topping this as my GotY. Maybe Tomb Raider, but I'm slightly skeptical since it's not Crystal Dynamics

  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    Just finished this! Lots of fun, fantastic reveal at the end, absolutely would have been a more interesting game if you'd played as Faye. Alas for brand recognition.

    As someone with very limited knowledge of the franchise (Kratos accidentally kills his family, then the Greek pantheon in revenge), they focus on really weird aspects of Kratos's history and character as lessons he wants to pass on to Atreus, and they don't really explore their relationship as much as I would have thought.

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