God of War 4

Comixbooks

Ignore Me
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
14,438
Seems like they just opted for a 3rd person fixed camera with some variation rather then having the camera zoomed out like it was in the past games. Using those Crazy Sword Chains just to hack n slash.
 

Armenius

I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital
Joined
Jan 28, 2014
Messages
20,514
I don't know if this is a sequel. It came across more as a reboot set in Norse mythology (even though it said "Spartan Rage" during the big fight). Plus, the panel at the end of the gameplay demo simply said "God of War" with no number or subtitle attached. The glyphs and dragon at the end definitely doesn't say Greek to me. It also could simply be that Kratos has moved on with his life after killing all the Greek gods, so more of a reboot to his own life and not the entire game's universe.

Either way, the change in gameplay direction certainly has my interest piqued.
 

Domingo

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Jul 30, 2004
Messages
17,528
I like it. I had a great time with the other ones, but they more or less ran their course. I don't think having better graphics could add anything to that formula.
However this speaks to me. It's from a similar perspective as Tomb Raider. Like most everything these days, it has clearly been inspired by the Souls games.
Graphics and animation look good. It could be YouTube interpolating it, but things at least look smooth regardless of the FPS.
I see no reason why I wouldn't buy this.
 

DF-1

2[H]4U
Joined
Jun 17, 2011
Messages
2,585
I still have to play 3/ascension, but this is looking good. after the first two GoW games i already started to get tired of the same formula. Changing it up! :woot:
 

exlink

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Dec 16, 2006
Messages
4,467
I like what I've seen so far; but this does not remind me of past God of War gameplay.
 

Derangel

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Jan 31, 2008
Messages
18,455
I don't know if this is a sequel. It came across more as a reboot set in Norse mythology (even though it said "Spartan Rage" during the big fight). Plus, the panel at the end of the gameplay demo simply said "God of War" with no number or subtitle attached. The glyphs and dragon at the end definitely doesn't say Greek to me. It also could simply be that Kratos has moved on with his life after killing all the Greek gods, so more of a reboot to his own life and not the entire game's universe.

Either way, the change in gameplay direction certainly has my interest piqued.
That is very clearly Kratos. Not only does it look like an older Kratos but it's the same voice actor as Kratos. It could be a soft-reboot or a re-sequel (a sequel that also serves as a bit of a reboot. See: Jurassic World).
 

KazeoHin

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Sep 7, 2011
Messages
7,996
This is the first GoW I want to play. looks epic.

Graphics will look significantly worse once the game is ACTUALLY released though. Guaranteed that was running on a 1080 + i7.
 

exlink

[H]ardness Supreme
Joined
Dec 16, 2006
Messages
4,467
This is the first GoW I want to play. looks epic.

Graphics will look significantly worse once the game is ACTUALLY released though. Guaranteed that was running on a 1080 + i7.
You'd be surprised how good looking Sony Santa Monica makes their games, look at God of War 3 on the PS3 - way ahead of its time.

I'm willing to bet this was run off of a PS4K dev kit though, as was the Horizon footage we saw at E3.
 

zamardii12

2[H]4U
Joined
Jun 6, 2014
Messages
2,672
You'd be surprised how good looking Sony Santa Monica makes their games, look at God of War 3 on the PS3 - way ahead of its time.

I'm willing to bet this was run off of a PS4K dev kit though, as was the Horizon footage we saw at E3.
Right, because it makes sense to show games off on a system that will be released after the actual game. I am pretty sure the regular PS4 can handle everything that was showed. Uncharted 4 is my answer to your doubts.
 
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
922
I really liked God of war 1, 2 and 3. Ascension wasn't bad. But it was not memorable. But this looked awesome. So it's gonna be a buy for sure
 

Comixbooks

Ignore Me
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
14,438

Japanese trailer I wonder if the Axe is the main weapon for the whole game kinda weird they traded in the signature chains. The sound effects and background ambience and the music is top notch.
 

Comixbooks

Ignore Me
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
14,438
That is so silly they knew they couldn't do it graphically wise it would be a big mess over the shoulder and chain whips.
 

Archaea

[H]ardForum Junkie
Joined
Oct 19, 2004
Messages
9,856
They should have just started a new IP.

Nothing seems familiar enough to me to call this God of War.
 

Kinsaras

2[H]4U
Joined
Dec 8, 2009
Messages
3,597
I love the change. Makes me interested in the franchise again. Story wise it makes sense why he doesn't have his chains.
 

Domingo

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Jul 30, 2004
Messages
17,528
I'm 100% okay with the change. The old games ran their course. Making yet another one would be heading into Assassin's Creed territory. A total reinvention can hopefully give us another Tomb Raider situation.
 

Comixbooks

Ignore Me
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
14,438
They couldn't animate the chain whips without some serious camera changes giving him a Axe and bow just doesn't cut it.
 

polonyc2

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Oct 25, 2004
Messages
17,134
I'm 100% okay with the change. The old games ran their course. Making yet another one would be heading into Assassin's Creed territory. A total reinvention can hopefully give us another Tomb Raider situation.
I think that's the reason they removed the 4 from the title...now it's just God of War...it's more of a soft reboot
 

T4rd

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
16,950

Looks good but I wish they would consider bringing chain whips back
They did consider it and did not deny that some of his old weapons will be in the game, so I'm betting they're in there in some fashion.

Citation:

 

Archaea

[H]ardForum Junkie
Joined
Oct 19, 2004
Messages
9,856
We've had 6 games with chain whips. They were awesome at the time but I'll be happy if they never return.
maybe it has to do with the fact that glowing demi-god chain whips are 'cool'

a plain axe seems weak by comparison.

maybe next game he can just use a sharpened stick. :rolleyes:


While we are at it, let's trade out Thors hammer for a rubber mallet.
Wolverine can use butter knives.
and
Batman can drive a black Prius.
 
Last edited:

Kinsaras

2[H]4U
Joined
Dec 8, 2009
Messages
3,597
While we are at it, let's trade out Thors hammer for a rubber mallet.
Wolverine can use butter knives.
and
Batman can drive a black Prius.
Thor currently has an ax called Jarnbjorn. He had that long before he had the hammer. Now he is unworthy to weld Mjolnir he is back to that again.

Wolverine has had bone claws. Other than that I hate the character and his claws are the only thing that make him interesting.

Batman is rich. He can drive whatever he wants.
 

Comixbooks

Ignore Me
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
14,438
Comes out next week the APRIL 20th going to see if Walley World has a copy then again I have Hunt Showdown and would have to hook up my 24" 1080P monitor just to play the game I haven't played anything on my PS4 since Destiny 1.
 
Last edited:

Domingo

[H]ard as it Gets
Joined
Jul 30, 2004
Messages
17,528
Pretty sure it's April 20th, not March 20th. Next week the only big release I know of is Sea of Thieves.
 

Comixbooks

Ignore Me
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
14,438
Yeah I'm dumb I must of got March and April mixed up I see people are asking if Kratos is a God but only cares because he's on the Playstation and not the X-BOX.

I really wonder if the game is going to feel any different than say other over the shoulder 3rd person games like the Modern Tomb Raider games.
 
Top