1. Majestic!
     
  2. I wonder why it is called blade of chaos in this game because Kratos had the blades of exiles at the end of GOW 3.
     
  3. Mubrik_

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    chaos.
    chaos is a ladder.

    /s
     
  4. bunkitz

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    There is so much more stories to tell, and not just going forward. It's so exciting.
     
  5. Now you've reminded me of that show again. Lol
     
  6. Nephilim

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    You should get a job at SSM for this fantastic gifs.
     
  7. kikiribu

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    Hah, I noticed they patched the appearance of the Mythic Bracers of Clarity. They look dark steel now. Before, they looked exactly the same as Bracers of the World Serpent (golden), which always bothered me since it seemed like an oversight. I posted a complaint about it awhile back too lol! Very small change but I’m glad they did something about it.
     
  8. Much118

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    I agree. I guess it was just too much to create an execution that'd only be seen once or twice for the trolls, so I'm not complaining. It's still epic af.

    Thank you! I think overall I prefer using the blades of chaos just because of the sheer power they give you. All the runic attacks look so awesome and swinging it with R2 feels glorious. :P

    Hyperion Grapple is probably my favourite runic for BoC.

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  9. SunhiLegend

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  10. Visanideth

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    This one encapsulate a lot of what makes the game's combat so special. I tried to go back and finish the side activities in BotW after GoW but I just can't get into the combat engine.
     
  11. MonkeySleeve

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    Ok how are these high quality Gifs made, they look stunning!
     
  12. Sir Guts

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    Cory tweeted that it was intentional and it will be explained later. Maybe by later he means the sequel
     
  13. StrawberryJam

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    Moment to moment combat in this game can look better than most choreographed fights in movies.

    I really hope that they do an extension of the dev commentary video, like Valve did for Half Life. I'd love to hear Barlog and co's thoughts on pretty much everything in the game
     
  14. Kishido

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    Can't wait! Asked me the same thing where he got them back and why he hasn't took the exile ones with him or even the blade of olympus.

    And still I ask myself how the dwarves/devs came up with tne name LEVIATHAN for a norse myth game
     
  15. bunkitz

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    Oh, that's a good point. They could have at least allowed us to execute them with the blades, maybe? Helson (the Helheim Troll) did have a unique Blades of Chaos execution, after all. (I feel bad complaining a bit about this because the game is just so damn good, haha)
    It's kind of hard to question naming conventions in a series that uses monsters from different myths in a Greek mythology setting, like the Kraken, those elephant monsters from Ascension, the Basilisk and Efreet from Chains of Olympus, etc. At the very least, though, Brok and Sindri named it after Jörmungandr. The World Serpent being a giant and how the axe was meant to make up for the slaughter of the giants and whatnot.
     
  16. That’s cool.
     
  17. Omnistalgic

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    Finally demolished my first Valkyrie on the second try. Am high level 8 and fought the one in Niheim for the first time. Put the whoopin on her. Hopefully the last one is not too hard. These Valkyrie runes are great.
     
  18. SunhiLegend

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  19. DudleyBoi

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    Has anyone asked Sony Santa Monica about a NG+ mode???

    Anyway, I would have been curious to see Cory Barlog's responses to what was deliberately left out of the game. I watched a few spoilercast videos with him, but most people were just praising what in the game and asking him about why a put certain aspects in instead of why he chose to leave certain details out.

    I have questions like:

    What convinced him and his team to not show Fraye's appearance, or a flash back?

    Why embody Kratos' torment with his conflict with Zeus versus him wearing the ashes of his wife and child? I would have originally assumed that his struggle to embrace Atreus would be his own skin reminding him of the the murder of his child by his own hands (He also had to abandon her again in Hades in the Chains of Olympus game).

    Why deliberately focus on the Serpent horn blowing even though its effects had no obvious impact on this game or its story? If it's foreshadowing for future events, why not have it at the very end of the game?

    Why choose to embroider Kratos within another prophecy when we already saw him deliberately conquer fate in GoW2? Do different beings have influence on your "fate" depending on the realm? How can Kratos be directly influenced if he is a God and not of the realm? On a side note, due to time being nearly convoluted (shoutout to Dark Souls) I wonder if the Jotunheim Kratos and Atreus went to was the Jotunheim of the future (hence all the giants being dead, the place being dilapidated, and the drawing detailing events yet to come)?

    These aren't criticisms. I was just curious.
     
  20. bunkitz

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    He said it's because they want to let players' first time seeing Faye be the same as when Kratos first meets her, to make it more meaningful and whatnot.
    I don't think it's right to say "focus" as it was just brought up twice, at most. Brought up and kind of ignored, even. It served a gameplay purpose of revealing even more of the Lake of Nine, but in terms of story, it's definitely to tease future events. Why it happened at that moment will probably be revealed when we find out who did it or why they did it. Plus, again, from a gameplay perspective, they needed to reveal more of the Lake again. Would be weird to leave out most of the Lake for the end of the game.
     
  21. DudleyBoi

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    Thanks for the reply! I guess I somehow forgot the phantom horn blow revealed more of the lake. I somehow thought the lake level was already lowered all the way by that point lol.
     
  22. labx

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    Well I suck at photo mode. Someone can take a good pic of a traveler so I can transcript the runes? Thanks.
     
  23. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lævateinn
     
  24. Hellshy

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    Does anyone have any theories as to what creature the large bones at the lake of nine belong to ?
     
  25. Dankir

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    Just beat it, best God Of War by far. The drinking scene was hilarious. Visuals are out of this world and fighting was incredible.

    Very surprised that we never saw Thor, Odin or Asgard once.

    So Atreus is the God of mischief with spartan blood in him.

    Sequel this gen or ps5?
     
  26. Brock Reiher

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    Just realized Mimir said that a sgian-dubh is from his homeland lol

    You'd think the accent would be a more obvious giveaway
     
  27. StrawberryJam

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    Just started playing on God of War difficulty and my God is this game brutal. Can't wait to see all the little details I probably missed. First conversation with Baldur is so much better knowing that he thinks he's talking to a giant while Kratos thinks he knows he's a Greek god
     
  28. kikiribu

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    Lol despite how brief it was, the drinking scene is one of the best scenes I’ve seen in a game. It was just so unexpected.
     
  29. Omnistalgic

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    Noice!! I may use this, I always start a fight with Valkyrie with the shield bash rune. Then follow up with the slam attack that does a lot of stun. This is an interesting way to start off a fight though.

    kikiribu best scene bro..

    .”aaaaaahhhhhh”
     
  30. Melhisedek

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    Beat it a few days ago, but can't remember this scene?
     
  31. BreakAtmo

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    Kratos shares some Greek wine with Atreus. It happens pretty late.
     
  32. henhowc

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    In regards to hints that Atreus is Loki

    Has anyone figured out what Cory keeps teasing in these spoiler casts yet?
     
  33. AegonSnake

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    awesome gif. but the first few seconds in slow motion while the gif loaded were brilliant. can you please make another one starting from the jump attack and make it all slow motion? Atrieus jumping over kratos in slow mo looked awesome.
     
  34. AegonSnake

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    get out of this thread and go home. you can fast travel there.
     
  35. Melhisedek

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    Ahhhhh thanks :)
     
  36. kikiribu

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    Aaaahhhh

    Kratos steals a bottle of very old wine from Tyr’s vault and shares it with Atreus. Earlier we see him pick it up but don’t know he took it with him until that quest ends. The reaction from both of them was too good.
     
  37. Much118

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    DO IT. ;)

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  38. Zomba13

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    So I finished this a few days ago and am now watching the Super Best Friends play through it and after watching the Easy Allies spoilercast and learning of how many hints of later plot points are through the game it's really fun to watch a playthrough. Seeing Pat (or Matt or Woolie, I forget who said it) mention offhandedly how Nathan Drake was here colouring in all the handholds made me giggle because 1) it's a funny joke and 2) it's actually what happened with Faye lining the road for Kratos and Atreus. And seeing Atreus light the giant lantern with the prayer, it foreshadows both Faye being a giant and the escape from Hel with using the heat from the fire to lift the sails.
     
  39. Primethius

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    I actually believe that God of War is one of the few titles where every single cutscene is stellar.

    I think it probably largely came down to the one shot nature of the game. Having to work that in probably made them very concious about wasting scenes.
     
  40. Dankir

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    Yeah I just saw the secret ending. Very very cool!!!
     
  41. so what all has Barlog said in regards to spoilers in these spoilercasts?
     
  42. theJwac

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    I finished most of the Valkyries while a high 6, low 7. I think you'll be fine but good luck with Sigrun. I've only spent about 30 minutes on her, I'm sure I've barely begun to scratch the surface. I decided to go finish Muspelheim and Nilfheim to level up before coming back.
     
  43. Cyborg

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    Platinum in the pocket. 99% complete. Its time to start A:O
     
  44. Dankir

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  45. Zomba13

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    Oh yeah, anyone remember how in the first reveal there was a spirit/thing in the background?

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    Is anything like that in the game? Is it a Light Elf to go with the Dark Elf that flies by a little later? It's weird how it was there in the background watching then jumps away when Kratos gets closer and I can't think of anything in the game that was like it, unless it shows up in places as you play but is hidden like in the reveal? Or could it be an early-ish Valkyrie, with that head/helmet?
     
  46. Brock Reiher

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    So Atreus is drunk when he's being a brat right? And he says "I couldn't have done that" because he blacked out a bit?
     
  47. melonrabbit

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    Can you do anything with the worm like creature in the Mountain mines?
     
  48. kikiribu

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    I thought that was an effect of the Black Rune at first since shortly after it activated in his hands and lit up his arms, he began acting like a little brat. But it wearing off quickly does make me think it could have been the wine too though lol.

    That’s a Light Elf and yes; in Alfheim there are two Light Elves standing around watching you and they leave as we approach them. The trailer that gif was taken from was from a years old build, and it had a lot of other concepts that were completely removed from the game, such as Rage meter appearing in cutscenes whenever Kratos gets angry at Atreus, different HUD, Jormungandr appearing right near the deer we hunt and a dragon flying overhead into the camera, etc. In the real game, all that stuff plays much differently.

    I heard it from a distance making a bunch of noise and was totally confused why it wasn’t attacking. It can be hard to hit unless you time an axe throw perfectly. Weirdly enough, this little creature didn’t pop up in my first playthrough. If you kill it, it drops an unusual amount of loot. I have no idea what happens if you decide keep it alive though.. maybe nothing.
     
  49. MisterBear

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    But I remember Magni stating something like, the reason everyone THINKS Magni is the strongest is because he is blonde like Thor unlike his brother, so he is the star child, when in reality they are both comparable. So it might just be all hype.
     
  50. kikiribu

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    I think they’ll go the route of making Thor look worthless without Mjolnir. His ability to effortlessly kill Giants comes directly from Brok and Sindri “overdoing it” with Mjolnir, which they regret making.

    Thor isn’t blonde, he has red hair like Modi.