EngineNo9 wrote: »
I know I am very much on the far said against "cinematic" experiences...I feel like games are for gameplay and not "hit 'X' to grieve"
Jimmy the Fish wrote: »
I finished the game over the weekend. Initially, I thought that this was going to be better than Horizon Zero Dawn, which is my absolute favorite PS4 game, but alas, it did not end up being that. GoW is still a great game but there were some problems IMO.
Like rritchard pointed out, Kratos is a god and can destroy heaven and earth but he can't hop over a waist high obstacle. That limitation really ruins the immersive nature of the world. You are always aware of the artificial boundaries in the world which really limits just how open the world actually is.
The story had me right up until a point just before the end, and then the ending happens, and it's jarringly anti-climactic. It was touching, but with all the epic moments in throughout the game, that ending was abrupt and so limp. Ugh.
One of the realms you open up is nothing more than a rogue-like randomly generated maze where you grind for currency. I tried to stick with it, but it got so repetitive and pointless I gave up because it got really boring.
Another realm was a series of arenas which was okay up until the very last arena, which brings me to my biggest frustration. The optional boss fights against valkyries. Holy crap. Maybe there was a trick to beating them but I never figured it out. I ran into a bunch of different valkyries and they all killed me repeatedly. Maybe I needed to upgrade my weapons and armor. I thought I had high level stuff, but to max them out I had to do a lot of additional level grinding, and since I had finished the game, it seemed pretty pointless.
It was at this point where I lost all desire to play. I finished the story, completed probably 75% of the collectible elements, and still had all the valkyries to kill but it wasn't fun anymore so I quit. I still enjoyed the game immensely but I just felt like the end game was a disappointment. Oh well, that's what sequels are for I guess.
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