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Considering the original games are still available to play for anyone interested in that kind of gameplay, I see no reason to complain about the new God of War doing something different. Series evolving is a good thing, otherwise they are in danger of becoming stale, and God of War was definitely getting to that point after God of War III.



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d21lewis said:
Not gonna watch the video. I'll just quote Kratos from the first few minutes of the game:

"Everything is different, boy. Don't dwell on it."

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Snoorlax said:

I love the original God of War series and it's "fuck your feelings" attitude, we need more games and movies like this.

But the gameplay was getting stale and Ascension was proof of that so it needed to try something new. 

Darashiva said:
Considering the original games are still available to play for anyone interested in that kind of gameplay, I see no reason to complain about the new God of War doing something different. Series evolving is a good thing, otherwise they are in danger of becoming stale, and God of War was definitely getting to that point after God of War III.

I've heard this viewpoint before but why seek inspiration from The Last of Us? The two franchises are very different.



REDZONE said:
d21lewis said:
Not gonna watch the video. I'll just quote Kratos from the first few minutes of the game:

"Everything is different, boy. Don't dwell on it."

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Also from this game:

"Keep your expectations low, boy, and you will never be disappointed."



Boy!



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I've put about 5 into God of War thus far.

The story telling is exceptional, the combat feels good, and exploring is satisfying even if it feels very limited at times.

But for me, this is par for the course for Sony. Its an enjoyable HEAVILY STORY DRIVEN experience. I can't see myself spending much time with it after I complete it and replaying it would feel like a slog. But I will keep revisiting Halo 5 and Gears 4, because the gameplay is faster paced and MP.

This is why I own multiple consoles.



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I really like GamingBritShow, but can't stand with him on this. If anything, this game pretty much felt as satsifactory as the first God of War games. However, I can concede that the result with this game is very similar to other things out there on the market, it could've tried harder to create its very own thing, but it went with the safe tactic.



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KLAMarine said:
Darashiva said:
Considering the original games are still available to play for anyone interested in that kind of gameplay, I see no reason to complain about the new God of War doing something different. Series evolving is a good thing, otherwise they are in danger of becoming stale, and God of War was definitely getting to that point after God of War III.

I've heard this viewpoint before but why seek inspiration from The Last of Us? The two franchises are very different.

I don't see why The Last of Us is somehow a bad place to seek inspiration. Santa Monica clearly wanted to do something different from what they did previously with God of War, so looking for inspiration from another similar series would have been pointless.



Kerotan said:
It's incredible what a huge talking point this game has become. Sony santa Monica have left their mark.

Every hyped release gets talked about, good and bad.

I mean I didn't hear anybody praising Rare for creating a polarizing and highly discussed game.



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Darashiva said:
KLAMarine said:

I've heard this viewpoint before but why seek inspiration from The Last of Us? The two franchises are very different.

I don't see why The Last of Us is somehow a bad place to seek inspiration. Santa Monica clearly wanted to do something different from what they did previously with God of War, so looking for inspiration from another similar series would have been pointless.

I feel Sony is essentially making all their action games very similar.



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