A Brief Analysis On The New Features Of God Of War

A Brief Analysis On The New Features Of God Of War

Sony’s E3 conference was a massive hit due to its exclusive games. One such exclusive that stood out from the rest, was God Of War. Its announcement trailer raised many an eyebrow in awe and surprise, as a result of the addition of new elements to the game.

The story goes that Kratos now lives in a distant land, away from his home. Once driven by rage and vengeance at the loss of his family, he tries to make amends with his past by raising his son Atreus. This gist aside, God Of War has roped in other features that are worth analyzing.

Atreus Is On His Own

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There will be no escort missions involving the dad and the son. Atreus needn’t be looked after and won’t be a burden to Kratos. The kid will be playing an active role in the missions and will also be helpful enough to provide more options during the game.

In one of the fights, Kratos launches a flurry of axe swings at a monster but to no avail. This is where Atreus jumps in. Knowing the situation at hand, he climbs to its shoulders and distracts it from its defensive stance. This enables the axe blows to have a positive effect. However, the final blow to the monster is done by the son instead of the father. This attack isn’t automated and the player would need to take control of Atreus for that short period of time.

The “Axe” Effect

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This time, Kratos has left his chain-swords behind and has adopted a mighty axe. The reason for this change of weaponry goes along with the story. Since, he is trying to make peace with his past, he decided to shed every bit of memory he had about him. The result of which is a changed personality, a full frown beard, and the replacement of the blades of Athena. Though the weapon has changed, the combat hasn’t. Kratos will not be having the same range of attack that he had with his blades. However, the axe will be helpful to land direct and effective hits.

A Nuanced World That Demands More Than Just Brawling

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The trailer shows Kratos face-to-face with a giant serpent. In any other God Of War game, it would have been a straight up brawl, where Kratos will barge in with blades swinging in all directions, which will be followed by a lot of bleeding. However, in this scenario, there is a conversation between them. It looks like they both had to form an uneasy alliance for a common purpose. This is a sign that the game is going to require Kratos to adapt another strategy than the usual ‘seek and destroy’. There are going to be certain areas, where Kratos needs to navigate in a different way than just rely on his past berserker skills. But, no one knows if he would stick to his new strategies for a long time. Because, there is a saying that ‘Old Habits Die Hard’.

The Finisher Is Going To Be Done By The Player

The previous God Of War games had a cinematic moment for every final takedown or finishing blow. However, those moves didn’t require the players to smash the buttons. The 2018 version will also have final takedowns, but will require the players to do a combo skill set. There are specific keys for specific attacks and players need to combine them into a combo and perform them with right timing, to execute the finisher.

That being said, these aren’t the only new features available in the new God Of War game. There would be many more and we have to wait until the game’s release next year, to find it out.

 

Gameplay Footage From Nvidia Gives You Another Reason To Play Destiny 2

Gameplay Footage From Nvidia Gives You Another Reason To Play Destiny 2

Before Bungie announced Destiny 2, the fans never expected the sequel to embrace the graphical limitations. The game was expected to be played at 30fps across all three platforms. But much to our surprise, Nvidia released a first-look trailer of Destiny 2, being played at 60fps and in 4K resolution.

The result?

Smooth and satisfying to watch.

However, it’ll stay at 30fps for the consoles. Some gamers prefer the 30fps limit, while some like to experience the 60. Regardless of the wars going on between the three platforms, it always comes down to the player’s feel and perspective.

All Game Trailers From The E3 2017 Press Conference

All Game Trailers From The E3 2017 Press Conference

he E3 2017 went live over this past weekend and many new games were revealed since then. For those who wish see the press conference videos, you can watch them at Rain Report’s Facebook page. If you wish to watch just the game trailers alone, we have listed them for you below. So, take a look.

Super Mario Odyssey

Rocket League

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Expansion Pass

Fire Emblem Warriors

Metroid Prime 4

Days Gone

Call Of Duty World War 2: Multiplayer Reveal For Ps4

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC E3 2017 trailer

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 trailer

God of War E3 2017 trailer

Detroit: Become Human E3 2017 trailer

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR E3 2017 trailer

Marvel’s Spider-Man E3 2017 trailer

Shadow of the Colossus E3 2017 trailer

Gran Turismo Sport E3 2017 trailer

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite E3 2017 trailer

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV – PlayStation VR E3 2017 trailer

Destiny 2 E3 2017 trailer

Beyond Good and Evil 2 – E3 2017 trailer

Skull and Bones E3 2017 trailer

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle E3 2017 trailer

South Park: The Fractured But Whole E3 2017 trailer

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus E3 2017 trailer

The Evil Within  2 E3 2017 trailer

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider E3 2017 trailer

Skyrim Switch E3 2017 trailer

Doom VFR E3 2017 trailer

Fallout 4 VR E3 2017 trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online E3 2017 DLC trailer

The Elder Scrolls Legends E3 2017 trailer – Heroes of Skyrim

Quake Champions E3 2017 trailer

Assassin’s Creed Origins E3 2017 trailer

Crackdown 3 – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Forza Motorsport 7 4K E3 2017 trailer

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Metro Exodus E3 2017 trailer

Cuphead E3 2017 trailer

Minecraft – 4K E3 2017 trailer

The Last Night – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Life is Strange: Before The Storm 4K E3 2017 trailer

Star Wars Battlefront 3 E3 2017 trailer

Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar E3 2017 trailer

Need for Speed Payback E3 2017 trailer

A Way Out E3 2017 trailer

FIFA 18 E3 2017 trailer

Madden 18 E3 2017 trailer

Anthem E3 2017 teaser trailer

Middle Earth: Shadow of War E3 2017 trailer

Far Cry 5 E3 2017 trailer

Destiny 2 E3 2017 trailer

NBA Live 18 E3 2017 trailer

The excitement was real with the announcement of these amazing games. The year 2018 is going to bring in a different and an immersive gaming experience, as stated by each personnel who announced their games at the conference. To watch the respective press conferences, check out our Facebook page.

 

Ubisoft’s E3 Trailer Teases Unannounced Games And An IP

Ubisoft’s E3 Trailer Teases Unannounced Games And An IP

Ubisoft has done a great deal to give its fans a taste of their upcoming games like Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed.  But, it looks like these two aren’t the only games Ubisoft has in its pipeline. There seems to be more, which will be revealed at the E3 conference.

Supporting this statement, Ubisoft has released a trailer that teases on the new titles and an IP. The IP will be saved for reveal at the press conference, which will take place on June 12. We don’t have any information on the new IP, except the fact that it’ll be a multiplayer game with “strong live operations” and will be launched in the year 2018-19.

Take a look at the trailer here.