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God Of War 4 art leaks (Norse setting, Kratos w/ beard) [Up2: Polygon says real]

Which part of God of War 4 are you most excited about?


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Nizz

Member
I'm with you here. I bought a ps4 for God of war in mind because it's one of my favorite series ever. I just love the idea of killing God and giant monsters. Sure bloodborne was really really good but it's literally the only Sony exclusive game I have played on the ps4 besides EDF. Will be a little salty if I have to spend 500 dollars to play it when I already spend 400
Agree here. One reason I always go with Sony consoles is that I'm a fan of the GoW series. Now that this game is apparently being built with thd PS4k in mind I'm a little disappointed. Sure the PS4 will get a version but what sacrifices will be made? Will it be a locked 60fps on the PS4K but a variable (maybe even 30fps) version for the og PS4?

Honestly not too happy about this. I'm glad a new GoW is coming, and I know no one is holding a gun to my head to get the new PS4 but I know I'm going to want to play this in the best possible way...
 

A-V-B

Member
Eww fairies? How is that Viking at all

Not these guys.



These guys.

 
I know people are excited about Cory Barlog coming back to GoW4, but man, I'm worried because I still think Cory messed up Kratos character so bad in GoW2. Kratos is actually a pretty sympathetic character in GoW1. but GoW2 is the one who change him for the worse.

and GoW3 had to carry that baggage since it's a direct continuation from GoW2.

I fear Cory will just double down on Kratos character from GoW2 rather than trying to redeem him in GoW4
 

A-V-B

Member
I know people are excited about Cory Barlog coming back to GoW4, but man, I'm worried because I still think Cory messed up Kratos character so bad in GoW2. Kratos is actually a pretty sympathetic character in GoW1. but GoW2 is the one who change him for the worse.

and GoW3 had to carry that baggage since it's a direct continuation from GoW2.

I fear Cory will just double down on Kratos character from GoW2 rather than trying to redeem him in GoW4

How do you even begin to redeem Kratos in a game that's all about Mortal Kombat-style fatalities?
 
Did anyone notice that he no longer has the chains bound to his arms as if he was freed from his damnation:



I think he is now powerless, longing for starting over in this part of the world to carve his name among those who never knew his position before.
His ashes and chains are gone, good observation .
 
Well I'm officially interested.

I know people are excited about Cory Barlog coming back to GoW4, but man, I'm worried because I still think Cory messed up Kratos character so bad in GoW2. Kratos is actually a pretty sympathetic character in GoW1. but GoW2 is the one who change him for the worse.

and GoW3 had to carry that baggage since it's a direct continuation from GoW2.

I fear Cory will just double down on Kratos character from GoW2 rather than trying to redeem him in GoW4

GoW2 was the only GoW game I'd call great, though.
 
So Norse is like Thor and Odin and stuff? I'm fucking hyped for that. Bring it on.

I still haven't played 3 or the PSP games despite owning them all on PS3.
 

Hexa

Member
Man. After getting over the initial hype, I'm really going to miss the Blades of Chaos/Athena/Exile. That axe ain't gonna cut it.
 

pip77

Member
Just caught up to the thread. All this GOW4 info is very exciting and interesting.

I wonder if it's going to be unveiled at E3 this year.
 

Memento

Member
Just caught up to the thread. All this GOW4 info is very exciting and interesting.

I wonder if it's going to be unveiled at E3 this year.

It will absolutely be unveiled at E3 2016. Probably the conference finale.

The question that remains is: teaser trailer or full blowout trailer with story and gameplay?
 
It will absolutely be unveiled at E3 2016. Probably the conference finale.

The question that remains is: teaser trailer or full blowout trailer with story and gameplay?

There will surely want to unveil the best possible version to blow people's minds. You know what version then. ;)
 

Forkball

Member
No enemies or monster designs. I would love a Kratos game where he just walks around a quiet landscape. It would really give him some time to think.
 
Wow need to catch up on this thread but I guess the salt mine for Kratos returning must be massive lol. Anybody should've known the franchise wasn't going to continue without him as he's the games icon.

Norse mythology is awesome!
 
Why couldn't they get a new main character? Kratos has no redeeming character traits to make him interesting in the context of the Honor bound Nordic world. If they don't remake his character anew the story will be bad, mark my words.

Can't they make a character like Egil from Egil's Saga instead? It would fit the Norse landscape way better.
 

Suzzopher

Member
With Cory Barlog back in the driving seat I cannot wait for some more God of War, I have loved each game in the series including the PSP and mobile games so more Kratos is fine by me.

I'm guessing reveal at E3 and release in March 2017.
 
I don't like what I'm seeing at all. Attacking vines and plants with a hatchet? Norse mythology? Kratos powerless?

Sounds like the worst GAF brainstorming session ever realized for a game.
 
Since when people have kratos? Excited for this.

GoW1 Kratos was excellent and the game was fully aware of the futility of it's own violence. It was a tragedy that was well framed. It would be easy to identify with the failures of Kratos, his rage wasn't Rage for the sake of it.
 
With Cory Barlog back in the driving seat I cannot wait for some more God of War, I have loved each game in the series including the PSP and mobile games so more Kratos is fine by me.

I'm guessing reveal at E3 and release in March 2017.

Cory Barlog at the wheel will lead the game to be again: the longest in the series, the hardest with the biggest number of bosses in any game.
 
Glad to see my boy Kratos is back, screw the haters :)

Can't wait for the reveal, love the God of war games and if the rumours of gow on ps4k are true it's gonna be crazy.
 

Ad0ve

Banned
The whole appeal of the franchise is to brutally mutilate every enemy you encounter. It wouldn't work if the protagonist isn't some angry killing machine, so might as well just keep Kratos
 

Dargor

Member
The only thing I want from a new God of War is that they do away with the chained weapons.

Now knowing that the setting is probably norse mythology, they really should have a more close and personal type of fighting be the norm.
 
Why would Kratos be angry at the Norse gods, those guys just party in Valhalla all day

The only thing I want from a new God of War is that they do away with the chained weapons.

Now knowing that the setting is probably norse mythology, they really should have a more close and personal type of fighting be the norm.

I want a Kratos that isn't the old Kratos. Similar to what happens with Link in Zelda. That preserves the iconic character. That also makes it easiest for them to just continue on to different mythologies however they want rather than trying to come up with nonsense reasons for the old Kratos to appear in them.


http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=200182642&postcount=940
 

Hexa

Member
I want a Kratos that isn't the old Kratos. Similar to what happens with Link in Zelda. That preserves the iconic character. That also makes it easiest for them to just continue on to different mythologies however they want rather than trying to come up with nonsense reasons for the old Kratos to appear in them.
 

Nuke Soda

Member
This thread did inspire to hook up my PS3 and fire up God of War 3. Game is putting a lot of my PS4 games to shame lol.
 
That Kratos pic looks like a character you could make in a Souls game lol.

What if this was true and you could customize him like you want just like AC Unity: starting from the primitive look to a a high grade warrior after advancing in the game.
 

dmr87

Member
This thread did inspire to hook up my PS3 and fire up God of War 3. Game is putting a lot of my PS4 games to shame lol.

Won't have to worry about the technical side when it comes to this game at least, bet it's going to look so fking good.
 

Ad0ve

Banned
A God of War about Abrahamic religions would be dope to be honest, high tier angels would make for some great enemies

The world is still not ready for it though
 
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