Particle effects better in Horizon is false. If there is one thing GOW kills every game with its those particle effects. Infamous: Second Son has better particle effects than Horizon. God of War has the best of any game I've played. Character textures are better as well.
Do you play on OG PS4 or PS4 Pro? I've beaten Horizon twice on my Pro with a 4K HDR Sony Bravia, and currently playing God of War - and the particle effects are in Guerilla Games' favor. I'm not saying GOW's particle effects are garbage, just that HZD's is better - especially when fighting Thunderjaws and Behemoths.
The ice particles in GOW are impressive though.
I've played the games on PS4 but from videos I know there isn't any difference apart from resolution and framerate in the PS4 and Pro versions. Horizon's particle effects are shinier and prettier and God of War's particle effects are denser and look more lifelike. Digital Foundry says this too in their God of War analysis.
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BotW is best game of this gen. That is my opinion, which is shared by many. You can have your own opinion. That is fine. Done.
I agree. The praise it got was just on another level. It’s a generation defining game that will be remembered for that by ages, while I think GoW will be regarded as something excellent, like Uncharted 2 or Super Mario Odyssey.
Btw, I’m enjoying GoW so far, and that’s surprising cause since reveal It felt like a letdown for me, but thankfully that had more to do with the reveal trailer (don’t know how far I’m from completing it, probably still a good way to go, just beat the two brothers), but I don’t think it will come close to Zelda for me unless something drastic happens. Atreus is a pain in the ass, the story is dull so far and the combat too easy. On the good side it has otherwordly graphics (makes me excited to see what PS5 can bring, Kratos is a more likable character now, the setpieces are varied and the feeling of the combat is very good. I’m also curious to see where it leads us.
Combat being easy depends on your difficulty. Playing normal and easy will be relatively easy. If you're looking for a tough time play on hard or very hard, its way harder than any Souls game. Zelda combat on the other hand is not just easy but also infuriating over longer stretches of time because of how quickly weapons degrade. Zelda doesn't have nearly as much mechanical complexity to the combat and enemy variety as God of War. God of War is a hack and slash game whose combat I'd say rivals the likes of Bayonetta 2 by the end game. Zelda is no match for it combat wise.
The story is amazing for me and most people. Atreus is a child, I don't think you know how kids are like though Atreus is less annoying than almost any kid I know. The story itself is damn amazing, way better than any Naughty Dog game and generations ahead of what BOTW's non existant story does.
I have no problem if you don't like GOW as much as Zelda, but if you're going to say its worse for some reasons pick the right reasons atleast. You could have said Zelda has better puzzles and does many new things while God of War perfects existing mechanics in various genres and that Zelda will be remembered more because of that and I agree. I say this as I pick Zelda for my GOTY 2017 and God of War as my GOTG and maybe it ends up being my GOAT though its not had the impact that Dark Souls did.