2018’s God of War was a great game, but one has to admit, the game felt a bit… subdued compared to earlier entries in the series. While the game earned an M-rating for its violence, it was still quite violent. But, earlier entries in this series were known for their eye-popping levels gore and god destruction. Kratos appears to be taking the shackles off God of War Ragnarok. combat designer Mihir Sheth claims the game goes old-school with its brutality.
“We’ve increased the levels of brutality in God of War: Ragnarok considerably, and I think that’s something that makes certain aspects of the game more fun. The Blades of Chaos are not available in God of War 2018. You won’t see these weapons doing the same thing as they did when you had the classic God of War. [games]. They were brutal in how they killed their enemies, and that is what we wanted to bring back with God of War: Ragnarok. The system that allows you stun your enemy and grab them with R3 is now much more brutal. [makes more use of the] Execution of the executions is performed by the Blades of Chaos or the Axe.”
Kratos’s hesitation in the last God Of War makes some sense. He was looking after his son, but now the boy has grown up and is likely to be causing some havoc. Don’t worry about it. Haven’t been keeping up with God of War Ragnarok? Here’s everything you need to know and an official description…
Santa Monica Studio has released the sequel to God of War (2018). As they prepare for the prophesied battle to end the world, Kratos and Atreus must travel to each of the Nine Realms together in search of answers. Together, Kratos (with Atreus) venture deep into the Nine Realms to search for answers as Asgardian troops prepare for war. They will visit mythical landscapes, find allies across the realms, and confront fearsome enemies, including Norse gods. As the threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer, Kratos and Atreus find themselves choosing between the safety of their family and the safety of the realms…”
- Breaking fate is for those who dare – Atreus seeks knowledge to help him understand the prophecy of “Loki” and what role he is to play in Ragnarök. Kratos must decide if he will be bound by fear of repeating his mistakes, or if he will break free from his past to be the father Atreus requires.
- Weapons of War The Leviathan Axe (Blades of Chaos, Guardian Shield) and the Blades of Chaos (Blades of Chaos) are back along with a host of new abilities that Kratos as well as Atreus will have. As they take on gods and monsters from across the Nine Realms, Kratos’ deadly Spartan skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family.
- Explore the realms Explore dangerous and beautiful landscapes while you face a variety of enemy creatures, monsters, and Norse gods. Kratos and Atreus are on the hunt for answers and allies.
God of War Ragnarok launches for PS4 and PS5 November 9