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What's your favorite God of War game?

God of War (2005) 58 9.29%
 
God of War II 83 13.30%
 
God of War III 121 19.39%
 
God of War: Ascension 13 2.08%
 
God of War (2018) 317 50.80%
 
God of War: Chains of Olympus 19 3.04%
 
God of War: Ghost of Sparta 13 2.08%
 
Total:624

Both the original and its sequel are still my favorites. GOW2 in particular had excellent level design, so I voted for that.

I fully expect to be in the vast minority here but I really didn't like GOW 2018. I realize that the series needed some kind of reboot at this point but I was not a fan of the direction that it took. It did have its moments to be sure, particularly some of the boss fights, but I found the controls clunky and Atreus annoying (although, considering I don't like kids, I didn't totally hate him). It felt like a chore to finish and I much preferred the hack and slash gameplay of the past.

Regarding Ragnarok, I don't have much hope for it impressing me personally since it looks just like 2018. Even the visuals don't seem to be in the league of something like Ratchet or the new Horizon, but granted, I need to see it in person first. Definitely didn't make me "lose my fucking mind", that's for sure.



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2018 by far.

Played 1 - 3, two years ago now, and I thought they were good games. But not to the point where I would really care that much about them. I have very little interest in replaying them. God of War PS4 on the other hand, I consider to be one of the best games I've played.



God of War 2018 is my favorite.
I expect more of the same with Ragnarok. Just wish it was a full blown next gen title and not held back by PS4.



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archbrix said:

Both the original and its sequel are still my favorites. GOW2 in particular had excellent level design, so I voted for that.

I fully expect to be in the vast minority here but I really didn't like GOW 2018. I realize that the series needed some kind of reboot at this point but I was not a fan of the direction that it took. It did have its moments to be sure, particularly some of the boss fights, but I found the controls clunky and Atreus annoying (although, considering I don't like kids, I didn't totally hate him). It felt like a chore to finish and I much preferred the hack and slash gameplay of the past.

Regarding Ragnarok, I don't have much hope for it impressing me personally since it looks just like 2018. Even the visuals don't seem to be in the league of something like Ratchet or the new Horizon, but granted, I need to see it in person first. Definitely didn't make me "lose my fucking mind", that's for sure.

I finished Rift Apart a week ago and the visuals were often impressive enough to be sure. But reading that it looks better to you than Ragnarok is quite surprising since I was rather impressed by the new trailer.



I played 3, Ascension and the 2018 game.

I loved 3, thought it was unexpectedly great and exactly what I apparently wanted to play at the time. I flew through it. Ascension had issues, mostly technical in nature and and in gameplay design. I guess it was made by the B-team, because it showed.

And then 2018, which took the series in a new direction. I was fine with trying that, but while it started out good, the game quickly became a chore and even a bore to me. I quit at about a third of the way probably, which people might call too soon, but I’d say if a game only gets fun in the last bit then that’s a problem in itself. Obviously, this game was technically top-notch though, looking and playing beautifully and noticeably made by people who knew what they were doing and went out to make something special. Which for a lot of people they probably did, but I guess I just expected something else.

However, I play games to have fun. ‘Fun’ is the attribute that trumps all others, and is of utmost importance. Playing anything has no point otherwise, and then I’d rather do something else. I’m not in it to look at the art. Since I didn’t really have fun, God of War 2018 will not be anywhere near my mind when I’m thinking about what the greatest games are, but God of War 3 might. I had a lot of fun with that game, so my vote is for God of War 3.

Bonus: I expect Ragnarok will be more of the same, which like I said wasn’t what I’m waiting for. If the recent rumour about it being at least 40 hours long is true, then I won’t consider buying it, because that sounds like even more of a chore.



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2018 hands down. I enjoyed the older games well enough and they were impressive in their own time, but they were pretty shallow action games compared to the complete reworking with deep story and characterization that they did later.
From Ragnarök I'm expecting just a continuation of the story at the same level of quality. Don't fix what isn't broken.



Only played 1-3 but I was surprised by how mediocre the first game is. Couldn't even finish it.
Second game was far superior but overall the 3rd game is the best IMO.



4

My expectations for 5 is to really be the last focused in Norse/German Mythology because I don't find it interesting nor visually pleasing. They can find something better to do in 6 I hope 



Rafie said:

My favorite GoW is definitely the 2018 version. I didn't think I would like it at first because they changed the formula. Seeing as I love the hack n' slash genre and love greek mythology, this series was up my alley. GoW3 was my favorite up until the recent one.

With the upcoming game, I expect more or less the same as the last game. Great gameplay and a fantastic conclusion to end the Norse chapter of the series.

This is my exact feeling as well.



archbrix said:

Both the original and its sequel are still my favorites. GOW2 in particular had excellent level design, so I voted for that.

I fully expect to be in the vast minority here but I really didn't like GOW 2018. I realize that the series needed some kind of reboot at this point but I was not a fan of the direction that it took. It did have its moments to be sure, particularly some of the boss fights, but I found the controls clunky and Atreus annoying (although, considering I don't like kids, I didn't totally hate him). It felt like a chore to finish and I much preferred the hack and slash gameplay of the past.

Regarding Ragnarok, I don't have much hope for it impressing me personally since it looks just like 2018. Even the visuals don't seem to be in the league of something like Ratchet or the new Horizon, but granted, I need to see it in person first. Definitely didn't make me "lose my fucking mind", that's for sure.

My thoughts exactly. I had to force myself to play and finish Dad of Boy, it felt so restrictive (no jumping? no real platforming? in a god of war game?) and repetitive - travel though the same corridors in different colors and fight the same monsters, again in different colors. 'Climb' a cliff by pressing X now and then. Meet the same two dwarves after every corner. I guess they tried to repeat the success of RE4 merchant? What a failure. And then there's the million of bracelets and amulets and whatnot, at some point I started ignoring them. The story makes no sense. Why do I have to care about some nordic god who looks like a dude from Vikings who can't feel anything? What's it to do with Kratos? Most people dislike the Boy but he was the least of my problems with this game, I was ignoring him. It baffles my mind why this game is almost universally loved.



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