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#1 Edited by glots (4264 posts) -
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#2 Posted by steveurkel (1441 posts) -

Easy allies gave it a 10 out of 10 and said it needs to be experienced by every human on Earth. It looks so good I'm happy the reviews are positive.

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#3 Edited by BabyChooChoo (7091 posts) -

Well, damn, that's good news. Still probably won't buy it any time soon because of backlog and whatnot, but holy shit, all this positive press makes me actually want to play so much more than I would have expected.

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#4 Posted by Rorie (5672 posts) -

Sounds like Sony is still acing the first-party exclusive battle this gen. I wasn't really intending to play this but it sounds like a winner.

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#5 Posted by BoOzak (2548 posts) -

Glad to hear the gameplays good. Although i'm still not sure i'm into the father son dynamic. I'll still play it regardless.

Easy allies gave it a 10 out of 10 and said it needs to be experienced by every human on Earth. It looks so good I'm happy the reviews are positive.

Quotes like this make it hard for me to take certain critics seriously. It's cool that they enjoyed it though.

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#6 Posted by Splodge (2753 posts) -

If Jeff Bakalar, gaming's answer to the question "Hey, is that Jeff Bakalar over there?", has given this game a glowing review then that's all I need to hear.

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#7 Posted by Sweep (10586 posts) -

This shot from "I have no interest in playing a God Of War game" to "huh, maybe I'll check it out if I have time"

So... good work, those guys?

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#8 Posted by Jesus_Phish (3802 posts) -

@sweep: This reminds me of Nier Automata - a game when announced everyone just asked "why?" and then it came out and people quickly turned around to saying "You all really should play this game".

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#9 Posted by Luchalma (537 posts) -

I've never had much I twrest in the series before, but even the first trailer for this game had me going "Huh...that looks legitimately great". But when then I had my doubts they would pull it off. Seems like they did. Good on 'em.

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#10 Posted by Hayt (1664 posts) -

As someone who conceptually disliked the series for being about a boring character killing an interesting pantheon I wonder if this is totally different. Especially considering I like the Norse pantheon more than the Greek one...

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#11 Posted by mems1224 (2502 posts) -

The reviews are pretty much what I expected. The game was perfect reviewer bait.

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#12 Posted by Splodge (2753 posts) -

@mems1224 said:

The reviews are pretty much what I expected. The game was perfect reviewer bait.

What about your playthrough was significantly different than the reviews?

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#13 Posted by dgtlty (1219 posts) -

The gameplay and visuals sound incredible but at the end of the day it's still a God of War game.

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#14 Posted by Luchalma (537 posts) -

After reading some reviews I'm honestly blown away it turned out as good as it did. This is the kind of praise you'd seen for things like Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us. So God of War of all things is Naughty Dog tier now?? This is huge for Sony. Thier first party offerings are rivaling Nintendo at this point. And only seems to further rasie the question of just what the hell Microsoft is doing.

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#15 Edited by Splodge (2753 posts) -

@luchalma said:

After reading some reviews I'm honestly blown away it turned out as good as it did. This is the kind of praise you'd seen for things like Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us. So God of War of all things is Naughty Dog tier now?? This is huge for Sony. Thier first party offerings are rivaling Nintendo at this point. And only seems to further rasie the question of just what the hell Microsoft is doing.

It is completely nuts. It's cool that they are updating old games to be 4k compatible and all that jazz, but I honestly can not see the value of owning an XBONE if you want to play anything modern. Sony are killing it. What the hell are they doing indeed.

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#16 Edited by glots (4264 posts) -

@mems1224 said:

The reviews are pretty much what I expected. The game was perfect reviewer bait.

I can’t tell the tone of this. Like screw them for making a game with good gameplay and a seemingly compelling story (that still really isn’t a given with every video game coming out) or that all the reviewers are wrong in liking it?

If this is some type of comparison to movies, that have an ”oscar bait” vibe to them, I can maybe somehow see (but not share) your point, but it’s still pretty cynical. A story about a father and his son isn’t maybe the most original tale, but if it’s well told (again a rarity, with TLOU being the only similiar example I can think of) and the action is great as well, I’m onboard.

That said, I would’ve bought this game anyway as a long-time fan.

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#17 Posted by fetchfox (1735 posts) -

Great goddamn news, day one purchase.

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#18 Posted by FrodoBaggins (2024 posts) -

I think some of yall are forgetting that, hey, the God of War series is good you guys. Like, GoW 2 was near perfect when it came out. A swan song for the ps2. Didn't that also review 10/10 for the most part? I feel like over the years people have soured on GoW for some reason without really knowing why. I think Ascension being part of the reason and everybody and their mother wanting to be an Internt Warrior these days. But yeah, God of War 1 through 3 were all equally incredible and impressive for their respective releases.

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#19 Edited by OurSin_360 (6133 posts) -

@frodobaggins: all mainline gow games reviewed high besides maybe ascension. They were great games, this site is really the only place i have ever seen many people down on them.

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#20 Posted by nicksmi56 (830 posts) -

Good for them. I called that it was gonna review really well because of both how they changed the series to be more Last of Us-ey and pre-release press. However, I can't say that it really changes my 'eh' stance. It just doesn't look like what I enjoy the series for.

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#21 Posted by turboman (9851 posts) -

Very surprising to see how short people's memories of the original GoW games are. God of War 1 was the perfect meshing together of tight controls, great camera work for a character action game (which was unheard of at the time), and great graphics on an incredible scale.

Sure it had some things to nitpick at if you wanted to and there was some missteps along the way (the trophy in GoW 3), but all of the first 3 games were incredible. It's not surprising at all that Santa Monica was given a chance at a fresh start in the series and put out another great game.

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#23 Edited by casualblue (20 posts) -

This seems to have gone from "who cares" to what seems to be the best game on PS4. Havent seen such glowing reviews like this in god knows how long. There's almost no mention of negative or annoying parts...

interesting to see what the duders think

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#25 Posted by ATastySlurpee (648 posts) -

Reviews are going as expected

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#26 Posted by britxmenyuan (80 posts) -

well, looks like sony's 1st party not only making good games, they are making exceptional games...

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#27 Posted by Marcsman (3823 posts) -

Sony owns the exclusive crown this gen. It's not even close anymore. Do our new Korean overlords like it though?

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#28 Posted by gerrid (669 posts) -

Some very very big talk in these reviews. A lot of "game of the generation" going on. This game must finish incredibly strongly to have such a glowing roundup from so many sources.

The thing that really intrigued me was the talk of the Bloodborne-inspired level design. Really excited to get in to it now, I'm glad they pulled it off.

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#29 Posted by OurSin_360 (6133 posts) -

Any mention on hows it look and run on a regular ps4?

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#30 Posted by Marcsman (3823 posts) -

@oursin_360: IGN reviewed it on a release model PS4 and a Pro

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#31 Posted by Heltom92 (843 posts) -

Well I’ve gone and preordered, even though I’m still working my way through, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, South Park, Far Cry 5 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Can’t wait to add it to the pile!

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#32 Posted by mortonan (60 posts) -

Fine, I'll buy it.

Friday releases are annoying though.

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#33 Posted by Heltom92 (843 posts) -

@mortonan: What’s annoying about Friday releases?

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#34 Posted by rethla (3725 posts) -

@dgtlty said:

The gameplay and visuals sound incredible but at the end of the day it's still a God of War game.

You can shorten that to "Its still a God of War game."

The visuals and gameplay has always been aced in that series.

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#35 Posted by ShaggE (9235 posts) -

Can't lie, the hype train is working on me. Still won't pick it up on release, but now I'm very excited to play it.

I'm even more excited to see the aftermath of this game... if this is as huge a hit as it sounds like it could be, it might push other long-running franchises to do the same thing and overhaul their respective formulas.

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#36 Posted by Isslander (70 posts) -

I'm predicting we have our "lauded by the entire GB crew but still won't make top 10" game of the year right here.

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#37 Posted by mortonan (60 posts) -

@heltom92: Just for me personally, I have plenty of time to play games weeknights after work, while I weekends I run errands and usually have social obligations. Not a big deal though.

But yeah, I wasn't really hyped until this morning though. Hopefully it isn't a Bioshock Infinite situation where everyone is blown away by the presentation and ambition and later it's acknowledged that the gameplay isn't great.

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#38 Posted by Humanity (18641 posts) -

I’ve been on the hyper train since some early footage was shown off in March so I’m glad there is so much positive feedback on it.

4/20 smoke Norse gods errry’day

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#39 Posted by Big_Denim (833 posts) -

Wow, I expected a mix of 8s and 9s. Didn't expect so many 10s and high 9s. This just want from a, I'll pick it up in a few months when the price drops, to a definite launch pick up for me. Far Cry 5 was so disappointing, so I'm glad this will pick me up out of that deep hole of disappointment that I'm currently in.

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#40 Edited by SeanFoster (983 posts) -

This game coming on the cusp of a few other PS4 games I’d like to play is what is going to finally encourage me to pick up a Playstation. I want to get the bundle and save some money but the limited edition console is so ugly I’m considering spending the extra money to buy them separately (I’ll still get the bundle and just hide the damn thing on my shelf):

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#41 Edited by JunkerWoland (92 posts) -

I found Chris Kohler's review over at Kotaku to be potentially useful (Link). His take on the game, while positive, seems pretty grounded and more focused on the title as something you play, instead of watch.

At the moment, I'm not really sold on what the new GoW sounds to be offering. Rather than reviews, I'm more looking forward to GB's Quicklook and other raw videos of the game being played.

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#42 Edited by Splodge (2753 posts) -

@seanfoster: that thing is disgusting. I am pretty sure I could design a nicer one, and I could not draw my way out of a paper bag.

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#43 Posted by malrock (185 posts) -

I'll now finally take that Monster Hunter World disc out of my PS4

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#44 Posted by rethla (3725 posts) -

This game coming on the cusp of a few other PS4 games I’d like to play is what is going to finally encourage me to pick up a Playstation. I want to get the bundle and save some money but the limited edition console is so ugly I’m considering spending the extra money to buy them separately (I’ll still get the bundle and just hide the damn thing on my shelf):

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What a freak, how did that happen.

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#45 Posted by ShaggE (9235 posts) -

@seanfoster: I've never seen that design... holy hell, that's bad. I've seen my share of ugly LE consoles, and I'd seriously put that in my bottom five.

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#46 Posted by Teddie (2123 posts) -

Definitely wasn't expecting this much praise, to the point where it looks hyperbolic with some of the statements people are making. It's pretty weird that the more universally praised a game is, the more skeptical I become of its quality.

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#47 Posted by ripelivejam (13134 posts) -

@teddie said:

Definitely wasn't expecting this much praise, to the point where it looks hyperbolic with some of the statements people are making. It's pretty weird that the more universally praised a game is, the more skeptical I become of its quality.

Hello ye olde backlash.

Not much of a GoW fan so I don't have a horse in this race personally.

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#48 Posted by truer (6 posts) -

@isslander: Yup, just like Bloodborne in 2015, Uncharted 4 in 2016 and Horizon Zero Dawn in 2017

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#49 Posted by BradBrains (2259 posts) -

I'm predicting we have our "lauded by the entire GB crew but still won't make top 10" game of the year right here.

Some games are just better in the moment. They are almost the big buget blockbusters of game.s. Fun that week but then you kinda forget about them or they dont stick in your brain. which is fine.

Ill be picking up Yakuza instead but it will be nice to have that game available in the summer whenever I need some dumb fun.

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#50 Edited by Casepb (637 posts) -

@dgtlty said:

The gameplay and visuals sound incredible but at the end of the day it's still a God of War game.

Well that's always good to hear. GoW series were my favorite PS2 action games, and is still one of the best around. I was worried it wouldn't feel like a true GoW game anymore.