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I love these hyperbolic statements going round that God of war is the GoTG and all of that, love seeing people excited to that point. However I think it's getting harder and harder to see a clear GoTG that isn't based on opinion. One thing however that can be said in GoW favour beyond the fact that the game is an incredible masterpiece in almost all aspects, is quality all the way through and still manages to evoke a feeling of progression and gaining more power as any good GoW game should and has little to few technical issues something very few games achieve these days. Besides that...
...and no Hyperbole, the game has the best side content, along with the witcher 3 they stand side by side as the front runners is this area with side content and endgame stuff, depending on how you tackle it, blossoming out in such a way that the side quests feel like part of the main game, woven perfectly in and blossoming further out into completely avoidable chucks of game some for better loot, some connecting back to the main story long after credits have rolled, with none of this being tedious and blossoming even further out to satiate the hunger of players who enjoy traditional side content and ubisoft map setup.
Horizon tried to pull a witcher 3 and got close but didn't quiet manage it. Zelda managed to masterfully weave in side content from a gameplay approach but again fell short, Neir Automata tried to do it with just a narrative pull alone and fell short, GTA5 just did GTA5 and while that was the bar before Thw witcher 3 it falls short now...I could go on.
I'm not sure which does it better, The Witcher 3 or God of war but one thing is for sure, both feel as if you have but the super duper deluxe GoTY special royale with cheese and a side of collectible edition. Both reward exploration. Both make you wonder if you are playing the main game or the side content and both have vast parts of the game most people won't even bother to see. Both have fantastic quality all the way through.Last edited by John2290 - on 25 April 2018