Tonight, We Dine in Hel!
There are times in gaming where successful IPs go through many iterations without changing the formula too much. While the games remain great and if you're a fan, you can be sure of a great time, it can however leave you wanting more.
Great developers recognize this and wonder "how do we change this up while still being faithful to the IP?". At times, change can be for the worse and an IP can lose all of its identity however sometimes you get something quite special indeed such as with Resident Evil 4 or the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, God of War is also one such game.
At Sony Santa Monica Studio, what they have achieved is something remarkable. God of War retains its identity of the IP while elevating it to extraordinary heights. There's a level of freedom that's never before been available to the player, combat options and game mechanics incredibly deep and rewarding while delivering an astonishing story. It's a privilige to have the opportunity to write a guide for this game and it's a piece of entertainment that nobody should miss out on.
At Gamer Guides, our aim is to navigate you through the brutal Norse wilds from start to finish, covering all major side activities as and when they become available. You'll also find all Favors, Labors, and Collectibles should you seek to find something specific. Finally, the game is being written with the "Give Me A Balanced Experience" (Normal) difficulty setting. You'll find more details on some of the difficulty changes in the relevant section.
- Ben Chard (Author)