Many years have passed since Kratos took his vengeance against the Olympian gods. Having survived his final encounter with his father Zeus, Kratos now lives with his young son Atreus in the world of the Norse gods, a savage land inhabited by many ferocious monsters and warriors. In order to teach his son how to survive in such a world, Kratos must master the rage that has driven him for many years and embrace his newfound role as a father and mentor. Kratos must also contend with the Norse gods themselves as they are taking precautions against him, due to them being aware of his role in the destruction of Olympus. Over the course of their time together, Atreus learns more about his father's complicated and shady past, while struggling with whether to be like his father or choose to be his own person.
We are less than a week away until the new God of War game is released. So, what I would like to know from you guys is what are your thoughts about how the new God of War game looks?
Do you like this new gameplay style with bearded Kratos using the Leviathan Axe and Atreus by his side? Or do you prefer the old style with Kratos only having a goatee and using the double-chained blades?
I had thought that the game would start off with flashbacks starting from the point after Kratos stabbed himself with the Blade of Olympus, showing how he got from the Olympus realm to the Norse realm. Ah well. I'm really getting the hang of using the Leviathan Axe. It is awesome. What I noticed is that the axe has a freeze element while the double-chained blades from the trilogy always had a fire element to them.
That fight with the Stranger was intense. I had thought he would be some pushover. But you just can't judge a book by it's cover. I nearly got killed by that insanely strong tattooed maniac. But I kicked his ass and snapped his neck. I later learned that his name is Baldur.
Atreus is a good kid. His mother, Faye, sounds like a cool woman. Too bad she died in the start of the game. I felt real bad for him when killed his first deer and first human. The way he cried, I just wanted to embrace him so bad. I see Kratos wanting to comfort him, but he restrains himself from doing so. The relationship between these two is great.
Right now, I met the Witch in the Woods and I just reached the point where I now meet Brok's brother, Sindri and got a resurrection stone. Ready to take on what else is in store tomorrow.
Managed to get through a lot. I was able to get the light to get through the black breath, but the relationship between Kratos and Atreus became strained because while it seemed like he was having visions in the light for a few minutes, he was actually gone for a long while, making the poor boy think he left him again. But they make up on the way back. I did a favor for both of the dwarfs. Along the way back to the mountain, I lit up these crystals up high in this room and may have accidentally summoned high-leveled witches that killed me with only one hit with their poison, even with my resurrection stone and decided to move on without fighting them until I upgrade a lot more.
Those sealed chests are tricky to open when it comes to finding all three seals. My least favorite is when I have a short time to ring all three of the seals. But its worth it to keep getting more health and rage. One of the stories that Kratos tells Atreus in one of the boat rides was literally a "Tortoise and the Hare" story. HA! That actually got a chuckle out of me. You gotta admire his words of wisdom.
And I just took on a fuckingdragon. I remember seeing one from the E3 trailer, but holy shit, the dragon boss fight was epic. The way it ended with Kratos dealing the final blow and then just standing there as the dragon falls until he's standing in between its teeth was badass. And now I've upgrade my weapons, got new shock arrows, new gear and I'm ready for what comes next. (I hope.)
I reached the summit of the mountain, which it turns out wasn't the highest peak of the realm. Yeah, I thought that would've been too easy. Meeting Mimir was certainly interesting. Smartest guy in the world, and I get to carry his head around with me. Though, it really wouldn't be the first time Kratos has carried one's head with him on his quest(s).
The Witch of the Woods is actually a Goddess named Freya. Didn't see that coming. Mimir told me her story while on the boat rides. It's pretty grim. I feel bad for her. She and Mimir keep telling Kratos that he needs to tell Atreus who he really is and his true nature, and that continuing to neglect to do so will have dire consequences. If it were up to me, I'd totally tell Atreus. But Kratos, being to damn stubborn, refuses to do so. I am dreading for how Atreus will react if and when he learns of his father's tragic and brutal past.
I just got done doing some favors for two spirits. One of them was generous enough to give me an offering to the gods that Brok/Sindri can use, but the other set me up for a surprise attack. Rotting in Hel is too good for that spirit. I also got into a fight with two Fierce Wulvers and oh my God, the finisher on them is so brutal!
For some reason, the Hel-walkers remind me a lot of the wights and white-walkers from Game of Thrones. But that's just me. I also sometimes have a hard time fighting them while using the Leviathan Axe.
I've been playing this straight for like 2 days and I swear it just keeps getting better. Also Atreus is awesome, probably the best AI companion in a game, he's insanely helpful in combat and not to mention having an entire game of just old man Kratos going around grumbling to himself wouldn't have been half as good.
First time was When Kratos enters the light of Alfhiem. Hearing Atreus' thoughts, about how he felt like Kratos never wanted him, about feeling alone and afraid next to his dad... It's not.... it's not exactly what I've gone through, and Kratos is - for as emotionally distant as he is - probably a better parent than either of mine(not by a lot though), but still... As someone who feels... distant from their parents, like a burden, dealing with abuse or emotionally self-involved parents... it... really hit me. And Atreus' hope that Kratos could be better... I'm starting to tear up typing this. I know not many people will have had the same reaction I did, but... it really struck a powerful chord with me, and I was close to outright sobbing by the end of that scene.
Second time was in the mountain when Atreus discovers what the lantern is for and writes a prayer for the ancestors to look over his mother. Honestly, that one is probably due to estradiol :P still sad, still made me cry.
Anyway, I'm currently looking for the chisel to crave the Jotenheim rune, and I'm about finished with exploring the Lake of Nine since the World Serpent moved even further out of the lake.
Final note: I love Mimir, Freya, and Sidri. The supporting cast overall is super good.