trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

God of War Combat Detailed in New Video

/ Mar 19th, 2018 No Comments

God of War

Sony is offering a look at God of War‘s combat with new videos explaining how Kratos’ axe adds new depth to the series.

When it released on PlayStation 2 in 2005, God of War was a brutal expression of action-combat games. The series followed main character Kratos as he tore a bloody path through the pantheon of Greek gods in his ultimate quest to exact revenge upon his family.

Sony Santa Monica created a flagship series for Sony as each game upped the ante in terms of lavish setpieces, gory kills, and over-the-top action. The last game in the series, God of War: Ascension, was released in 2013 as a prequel to the main three entries. It garnered a lukewarm reception as Kratos was starting to show some age.
 

God of War

God of War

God of War on PS4 is looking to completely reinvent the series in terms of combat and how it handles the always angry protagonist. Gone are the Blades of Chaos/Exile which cut through swaths of enemies from a distance. Kratos now uses the Leviathan Axe which caters to the shift in camera perspective to one more familiar in third-person shooters.

Kratos can brutally swipe at enemies with light and heavy attacks, intimately bringing him closer than ever to opponents. The axe can also be thrown to stick into enemies and briefly freeze them in place, trip them to set up combos, or take them out from a distance. Without the axe in hand, Kratos can use his fists to beat up enemies and stun them to execute a finisher or block attacks with a shield.

Atreus, Kratos’ son, plays an integral role in combat as well. By pressing the square button, players can get Atreus to shoot arrows at enemies, acting as a diversion or hitting ones that are too fast for the Leviathan Axe. Though this entry is definitely looking to change many elements, combat is as fierce as it has ever been. And with a new upgrade system, an added amount of depth should keep players looking for strategic ways to best difficult odds.

God of War releases on April 20 for PlayStation 4.

God of War Combat Trailer


 

Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
Ben Sheene

tags: , , , , , , ,

Related Posts

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Builds Hype for Zombies During Comic Con

Jul 21st, 2018No Comments

Nathan Fillion Uncharted movie

Watch Nathan Fillion’s Uncharted Fan Film

Jul 16th, 2018No Comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer and Blackout Beta Dates Announced

Jul 13th, 2018No Comments

Turtle Beach Stealth 300

Turtle Beach Stealth 300 Review: Hot Wired

Jul 12th, 2018No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verify That You Are Human... *

Top Articles

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review: Homage Jul 20th, 2018 at 9:37

Burnstar Review: Arsonists Jul 19th, 2018 at 10:33

Turtle Beach Stealth 300 Review: Hot Wired Jul 12th, 2018 at 9:00

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Review: 4th World Jul 6th, 2018 at 2:53

Pode Review: Star-Crashed Jun 29th, 2018 at 7:00

Smoke and Sacrifice Review: A Mother’s Love Jun 26th, 2018 at 9:46

Wizard of Legend Review: Now You See Me Jun 21st, 2018 at 10:46

Garage Review: Claustrophe Jun 20th, 2018 at 10:08

Vampyr Review: Call Me Vampire Jun 7th, 2018 at 3:27

Omensight Review: Mysterio May 29th, 2018 at 9:31

bestjett buyeww 1786182563 link


besttrew buyhfgh 1786182563 link


bestavbe buydfgss 1786182563 link


bestjett buyeww 4180178304 link


besttrew buyhfgh 4180178304 link


bestavbe buydfgss 4180178304 link


bestjett buyeww 9902660056 link


besttrew buyhfgh 9902660056 link


bestavbe buydfgss 9902660056 link


bestjett buyeww 7165702153 link


besttrew buyhfgh 7165702153 link


bestavbe buydfgss 7165702153 link


bestjett buyeww 973585557 link


besttrew buyhfgh 973585557 link


bestavbe buydfgss 973585557 link