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I actually started the game on the hardest difficulty, but a couple hours into it I realized that I made a mistake, and had to restart the whole experience to change it any further. I played on the second-hardest difficulty then through most of the game. I turned the difficulty down to easy for a few of the end-game things where level played a large role.



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RaptorChrist said:
I actually started the game on the hardest difficulty, but a couple hours into it I realized that I made a mistake, and had to restart the whole experience to change it any further. I played on the second-hardest difficulty then through most of the game. I turned the difficulty down to easy for a few of the end-game things where level played a large role.

Told ya ^_^ to restart early.I feel ya, I made the same mistake. It's damn near impossible and kind of cheapens the game but damn did it feel refreshing to be able to take two or three hits by a boss you before you got downed, that second chance made all the difference. I think they need to redesign the health system in the hardest difficulty, replace it all with stackable vials or something even if it was just three max, it'd still be hard as fuck, a ton harder than dark souls but it would impact the games combat in a less negative way and be less of an utter head fuck. They went way overboard on that.



 

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goopy20 said:
LMU Uncle Alfred said:
I'm still looking at playthroughs, but I'm not really feeling GOW yet. I get a RE4 vibe in terms of potential greatness what with the way the camera and pacing of some battles play out, but with hack and slash that looks like it could get overly repetitive.

The gameplay is definitely not generic hack and slash. The combat is way more complex and super satisfying where each encounter is like a mini boss fight. I would rate the difficulty on par with something like Dark Souls. All in all, it's no doubt one of the best games out there.

At the start of the game maybe but once you reach the Lake of Nine, if you do enough side content the fights get pretty easy all the way to the end.



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RaptorChrist said:
John2290 said:

Enemies do reappear as you back track but they end up being a higher level and very difficult to beat (on difficulty 3 anyway, or even balanced depending on you level) unless you are coming back later in the game. Experience isn't an issue in this game as long as you aren't trying to over level like a JRPG, in fact even after maxing out dozens of runics, all skills and what not I was bathing in surplus EXP from mid to late game, the level locking being the barrier and not the ammount of EXP. It's hack silver and mats you need to be weary of running out of. 

I just finished the game on Sunday, and I did a fair bit of exploration. It probably took me 50 or 60 hours to beat. I don't think the enemies respawn in this game. There are certain areas where enemies will reappear, but I think those places are manually scripted to re-appear there. Once killed a second time, they are gone for good. I never found a place where I could consistently grind, but nor would I have wanted to. By the end of the game I had a quarter million XP saved up and a half million hacksilver. Is XP good for anything besides skills and runic abilities?

Niflheim is the one place where enemies respawn constantly but like you said, there's not much reason to grind XP anyway.



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Nate4Drake said:
I'm loving it, I'm impressed, happy like a kid :) Santa Monica has done something special, the best game on PS4 for me.

Good to know, have fun : ) It is really funny and sad at the same time, how Kratos addresses his son with "Boy" xD

My prediction now: 10 million units are possible worldwide, lifetime. The big success is very important, Santa Monica wants to become a bigger studio in future, i think.



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John2290 said:
RaptorChrist said:
I actually started the game on the hardest difficulty, but a couple hours into it I realized that I made a mistake, and had to restart the whole experience to change it any further. I played on the second-hardest difficulty then through most of the game. I turned the difficulty down to easy for a few of the end-game things where level played a large role.

Told ya ^_^ to restart early.I feel ya, I made the same mistake. It's damn near impossible and kind of cheapens the game but damn did it feel refreshing to be able to take two or three hits by a boss you before you got downed, that second chance made all the difference. I think they need to redesign the health system in the hardest difficulty, replace it all with stackable vials or something even if it was just three max, it'd still be hard as fuck, a ton harder than dark souls but it would impact the games combat in a less negative way and be less of an utter head fuck. They went way overboard on that.

With the amount of attacks that can easily one-shot you on the hardest difficulty, a health system like you proposed could be a good solution. Ideally the defense stat would be modified as well, as I can't think of a use it would have with that setup. I'm still not keen on comparing the game's difficulty to Dark Souls, though. I suppose there are a lot of factors that determine how hard something is. If it's based on the number of deaths, then something like Super Meat Boy could be called the hardest game. God of War has difficult combat, but punishment is what defined the difficulty in Dark Souls.

Disclaimer: Dark Souls is one of my favorite games



I guess I'll have to give this game a try once the price drops to $20 or so. I tried the first two GoW games and they were ok but nothing special IMO. When it comes to 3D beat em ups I tend to prefer the musou style of games. But since they've changed up the formula for GoW4, I guess I'll have to give it a try at some point.



its the best LOOKING game judging by what I played so far, but I don't think its going to dethrone Bloodborne, The Witcher 3 and Forza Horizon 3 as my top 3 in the "fun" department, although I am reasonably enjoying my time.




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I have juat started playing this weekend. I can say that the game play is some of the best and most addictive that i have ever played.



fauzman said:
I have juat started playing this weekend. I can say that the game play is some of the best and most addictive that i have ever played.

yeah. And the best god of war-title of all time now.