PlayStation 2’s ‘God of War” PC Port is Another Strong Step
The 2018 God Of War is finally available for PC. Although it’s hard for us to believe that the game has been around four years, the excellent port of the father/son adventure is now available on Steam. You’re in luck if you are a PC user who has always wanted to play the PlayStation exclusive but doesn’t have the console. Its presence on PC could still yield additional benefits, and I don’t mean mods that you can’t wait to laugh at.
It’s easy for Atreus to walk Kratos around Midgard, and it’s clear why the game received such high praise. Even though enemies do everything they can to destroy you, the snowy environment is almost idyllic. God of War walks a fine line between action/adventure and a walking simulator.
Combat is fun. It combines hack-and-slash elements with beat-them-up styles with clever ranged weapon mechanics. It’s possible to throw your ax at distant targets and have it recalled at the touch of a button. This makes for some satisfying hits. Atreus also has a bow that he will fire at your request. The young lad’s bow is important for the plot, but it can also take on enemies.
RPG elements flesh out God of War. You can unlock new armor and equip it for Kratos and his son, increasing stats such as an attack, health, resistance to damage, and so on. You can adjust your gear to fit each section based on what enemies you face.
You can also unlock skills and abilities that will allow you to add new moves to Kratos’ combat arsenal or lengthen his Spartan Rage. This mode grants Kratos exceptional strength but is limited in its use. These upgrades can be achieved by gaining and spending experience or finding collectible items all over the globe.
However, exploring these realms to find perks or pick-ups can be less satisfying than it claims on the brochure. Unfortunately, the God of War landscapes is often very basic. Although the environments are beautiful, they can feel like corridors with hidden chests and items in easy-to-find corners. While some areas require more work, the “hidden” areas make exploration seem rushed and pointless.
IIt’sdifficult to not feel like corners have been taken when you compare God of War to other PlayStation titles such as Uncharted 4 or Horizon Zero Dawn. Both of these older games are older. IIt’sclear that they are all different in key ways. However, when Atreus informs Kratos that he has “found something,”” it breaks the immersion.
Despite this minor gripe, God of War is its most compelling story. Atreus and Kratos embarked on a grand climb up a mountain. Despite all the adversity, our Angry Spartan son and his companion met interesting, cooperative NPCs. This is where the game shines its brightest. These characters are an absolute joy to see, even if you ddon’tlike the protagonists.
God Of War coming out to PC feels like a huge win for PC gamers, whether they ddon’town a PlayStation or prefer to use the TV. It is one of the most loved games of 2018 and one of PPlayStation’sbest-selling games, so it is important that this game is released. The bigger win is the possibility that more PlayStation games will follow its lead. Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Goe were so well received on PC. With Uncharted still in development, there is a strong argument that other exclusive Sony games will follow their lead. We are looking at The last of us, Bloodborne and Persona Royal.