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#7231 Sielanas  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:16 PM

I bet whoever made God Of War wishes they could put it out on the X to showcase it's true potential instead of being hamstrung by the Soystation 4's antiquated architecture.



...Soy?

#7232 CamperinaBush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   663 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:25 PM

I watched some GoW gameplay this morning, and while it looks nice and combat seems fun, the kid being referred to as “boy” and the boy’s constant remarks annoyed the hell out of me within the first few minutes...

#7233 Z-Saber   Dancing is about butts now CAGiversary!   6013 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:27 PM



The review I read praised the narrative and cinematography the most, something that would be hard to appreciate from a gameplay video. Sounds like it has more in common with Last of Us than the original GoW. The only game in the series I ever finished was one of the PSP games, which was fun and short. The console games lasting 20+ hours was usually more beat-em-up than I wanted, no matter how well made they may have been.

If it were on X1, I'd play the new one eventually too, but I don't have any FOMO the way I do for Horizon Zero Dawn / DQ11 / FFXII.

Actually been watching it on Twitch all morning while I'm working, so I've seen my share of story and cutscenes. Not really sure progress-wise where this is, but it seems like a totally okay game that isn't the best thing ever.

#7234 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1895 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:59 PM

Actually been watching it on Twitch all morning while I'm working, so I've seen my share of story and cutscenes. Not really sure progress-wise where this is, but it seems like a totally okay game that isn't the best thing ever.

Yeah, I see it like Gears 4 - a well made game that is totally worth playing, but maybe not a system-seller.



#7235 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1733 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

i have a ps4 pro but won't be buying god of war until it's below $20. if didn't have a backlog, i'd be more inclined to buy day 1.



#7236 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:46 PM

I'll admit ... I'm picking up GoW today. I agree with the other posters: I don't really get the hype. Planned to play it and trade it back in pretty quickly. All in all it would end up costing me about 5 dollars to complete in about 30 days. But I won't stop xboxing. It's not the primary reason I have ps4. Video games are the primary reason I have an xbox.

#7237 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3003 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

The massive amount of buzz has me more interested in GoW, but I've never beat any of the previous games. It seems like I could start with this one and treat the old stuff as a prequel later on, but I probably still won't play it for a while.



#7238 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13075 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:00 PM

I Haven't even bought Horizon Zero Dawn yet, but I'm happy to pick up a well reviewed game regardless when it's under $20! Plus I just now realized I have played all the God of War games prior to the new one and I'm almost amazed at myself.



#7239 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7654 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:05 PM

Yeah, I see it like Gears 4 - a well made game that is totally worth playing, but maybe not a system-seller.

I have both systems and had lots more interest in Gears 4.  Bought my XBox One pretty much so I could play it actually.

 

Tried to play God of War 1 and 2 in the past and the platforming was just too maddening for me. Also game save issue IRC on Vita.  I think this one has a lot less platforming that so maybe when it is cheaper I will give it a try.  Never even bought God of War 3.

 

But yeah I think overall neither is sell a ton of consoles.   



#7240 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8141 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:15 PM

Pretty funny that there’s more talk about God of War in this thread than the PSN one! I’m getting it today. Do enjoy those games, though I didn’t finish the last one.

I wish it was on Xbox One just because like others, I much prefer the controller over the PS4. Will always get multiplats on Xbox, even more so with the X.

#7241 bear489   My Trolliest President CAGiversary!   838 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:24 PM

Walmart came back in stock PS4 Pro GOW bundle for $399.99 able to resubmit and got the last one. Amazon scalpers are reselling for over $500.



#7242 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2801 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:28 PM

I watched some GoW gameplay this morning, and while it looks nice and combat seems fun, the kid being referred to as “boy” and the boy’s constant remarks annoyed the hell out of me within the first few minutes...

Out of curiosity, why does calling the kid "boy" bother you? I quite frequently use the word to refer to my oldest son (and not my other two sons).



#7243 Kristaps Schwartzingis  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:32 PM

I mean how long of an experience is God Of War that it's worth it to drop $400 on a system? 15-20 hours? People love to rag on the Halo/Gears/Forza Trinity but the truth is you can play those games for hundreds of hours and still get plenty of enjoyment out of them. Can you say the same about God Of War and Horizon Zero Dawn?

#7244 MOStateSuperman   I eat birds and planes for breakfast. CAGiversary!   366 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:39 PM

I mean how long of an experience is God Of War that it's worth it to drop $400 on a system? 15-20 hours? People love to rag on the Halo/Gears/Forza Trinity but the truth is you can play those games for hundreds of hours and still get plenty of enjoyment out of them. Can you say the same about God Of War and Horizon Zero Dawn?

I think it depends on the person. I can get a lot out of a good Halo game, because i'll dip into the multiplayer from time to time. On the other hand, I am not a fan of Gears multiplayer. Forza games have a great SP, but I've never done much in MP outside of a Forzathon or two. 

 

For those who really value the single player experience, the comparison is a little closer. Especially when PS seems to favor single player, story-driven exclusives. I have never owned a Sony console, but I plan to pick one up when Spider-man drops and play through all of these exclusives I've been missing. I will always prefer the Xbox experience, but they REALLY need to pick things up when it comes to quality exclusive titles. 



#7245 bear489   My Trolliest President CAGiversary!   838 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:49 PM

I've never owned a PS before  I figured why not jump in now with a nice looking console and a free game for the same price as a regular PS Pro plus I'll have a lot of games exclusively to PS that I can choose from.



#7246 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8141 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:01 PM

I’m tempted to trade my original fatty PS4 towards a Pro. But not sure I really need it since I’ll still be playing my X more.

#7247 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

Out of curiosity, why does calling the kid "boy" bother you? I quite frequently use the word to refer to my oldest son (and not my other two sons).

According to this case in a federal appeals court in Atlanta, Georgia it can have a racist usage, but is dependent upon context.

https://www.economis...racist_language
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#7248 MOStateSuperman   I eat birds and planes for breakfast. CAGiversary!   366 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:53 PM

I feel like "boy" fits the colder, distant Kratos character (again, based on my limited time with the series). I certainly don't read anything racially-charged into it, unless he starts calling him "cracka kid" halfway through the game. I have to agree calling someone "boy" who isn't your kid is pretty weird though. Makes me think of a southern politician...maybe that's where the race angle comes in.

 

My father called me all kinds of things growing up. Boy is the only one I care to repeat. lol



#7249 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1895 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:57 PM

According to this case in a federal appeals court in Atlanta, Georgia it can have a racist usage, but is dependent upon context.

https://www.economis...racist_language
d1e00e9207f261f9d09cf91badd55f9e.jpg

I grew up in the south and definitely have that connotation when I hear it used in certain ways, like to address someone, but not if its said in an endearing way (ie "This is my boy, he's 7"). Haven't heard the audio from GoW so I can't comment on if that association comes up for me, but in the context of the game, I don't expect it to.



#7250 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:02 PM

I grew up in the south and definitely have that connotation when I hear it used in certain ways, like to address someone, but not if its said in an endearing way (ie "This is my boy, he's 7"). Haven't heard the audio from GoW so I can't comment on if that association comes up for me, but in the context of the game, I don't expect it to.

Could have sworn it was used in the famous "your name is Toby" scene from Roots. But upon review I was incorrect.

#7251 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3003 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:07 PM

Yeah, Kratos is from Sparta and the new game is set in what is now northern Europe(?), and his voice actor is African-American (still, apparently they changed the long time voice actor for this game). Was there a shitstorm that I missed with the replacement being announced? I think Kratos had the same voice since the original game including the various guest appearances, though the bit I've heard of the new game didn't sound different from what I remember of the old games, so it wasn't jarring like Hayter being dropped from Metal Gear

I was going to try and shift us back to Xbox but we're pretty light on upcoming stuff before E3. Just State of Decay and Vampyr. Vampyr sounds interesting but I need to see how it actually plays.



#7252 lakers714  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

I mean how long of an experience is God Of War that it's worth it to drop $400 on a system? 15-20 hours? People love to rag on the Halo/Gears/Forza Trinity but the truth is you can play those games for hundreds of hours and still get plenty of enjoyment out of them. Can you say the same about God Of War and Horizon Zero Dawn?

The same can be said for those games as well since they barely have changed at all from each iteration. Sony has the "Single Player Experience" Locked down this gen Xbox can try to replicated but I feel this gen they went way too much the multiplayer route etc. Every single major multiplayer IP from them has gone the lootbox route etc. 



#7253 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11475 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:29 PM

I've been playing Jade Empire on the X It's pretty glorious! Seems near locked 60fps outside of the occasional stutter but I didn't make it to the big town yet. It's also only 15-17 hours long which is hella short for a Bioware RPG.

 

Oh and since Bloomy didn't post yet, the Griffin challenge is live! Get 750 kills in Versus or Horde. Obviously Horde is the way to go.

 

https://gearsofwar.c...-us/get-griffin



#7254 CamperinaBush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   663 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:30 PM

Out of curiosity, why does calling the kid "boy" bother you? I quite frequently use the word to refer to my oldest son (and not my other two sons).


I don’t care that Kratos says boy, but it’s used so frequently that it bothers me. Some of the dialogue is very unbelievable as far as how people actually communicate.

#7255 destro4eva   Banned Banned   1210 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

I loved God of War 1 & 2 and the PSP ones, I'll likely get this one once it drops. 



#7256 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13075 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

I don’t care that Kratos says boy, but it’s used so frequently that it bothers me. Some of the dialogue is very unbelievable as far as how people actually communicate.

This is a game where I killed Hercules by slamming his head in a door way repeatedly and turned a severed God's screaming head into a flashlight. I Think this is a big leap up for Kratos' communication skills compared to the last games.

 

And I await the inevitable Hank Hill and Kratos mashup saying "That boy ain't right."



#7257 mcthatch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1078 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

I don’t care that Kratos says boy, but it’s used so frequently that it bothers me. Some of the dialogue is very unbelievable as far as how people actually communicate.

Boy do I disagree with that. 



#7258 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7654 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:09 PM

I grew up in the south and definitely have that connotation when I hear it used in certain ways, like to address someone, but not if its said in an endearing way (ie "This is my boy, he's 7"). Haven't heard the audio from GoW so I can't comment on if that association comes up for me, but in the context of the game, I don't expect it to.

About 10 years ago when I met my wife's youngest niece and nephew I couldn'tremember his name.  I asked if the boy is coming to stay with us next weekend.  It just stuck after that.  Now "the boy" has a boy of his own (earlier this month).  He is like 1/4 Mexican but that never factored into my calling him "the boy".  

 

This whole 'debate' reminds me of another message board I am on.  A small but very vocal contingent of people believe Thug is a racist term.  To keep it some what on topic I mentioned that the Batman video game and a few movies and such had white people calling other white people (who happened to be criminals) thugs.  Context used to matter but more and more it doesn't seem so.  



#7259 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:13 PM

you guys sure are going out of your way to hate on a game that is getting 10/10 reviews

 

you don't like that Kratos says "boy", boy that sounds like nitpicking to me



#7260 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7654 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:16 PM

I don’t care that Kratos says boy, but it’s used so frequently that it bothers me. Some of the dialogue is very unbelievable as far as how people actually communicate.

Speaking of annoying repetitive dialog in a game....

 

In FC5 there is a female companion character that says something like Fuck the fucking fuckers.  

 

Maybe funny the first 30 times.  After the next 200 times it gets to be a bit much.  CheapyD mentioned it on last weeks CAG cast.  Eventually switched her out just too damn annoying.