God of War 2018 has arrived and to rave reviews. PS4 payers have lapped this game up like they have its predecessors, maybe even more! The sentiment is clear: this is the best PS4 game to date. And quite frankly, I’m not surprised. The God of War franchise is huge and it’s one that’s been built on the back of the original 2005 version that came out on the PlayStation 2.
I have a confession to make. I’m not the world’s biggest gamer. I’ve got gaming credentials, but they’re mixed and they’re old. I’ve owned and played on the Atari 2600, the Commodore 64, the original NES gaming system, the Super Nintendo, the Sega Genesis and the PlayStation 2. I’ve also had my hands on an Xbox One. In more recent times I’ve downloaded an emulator on to my Android smartphone to relive some of the classics of the past. Between these games and the occasional mobile slots game for real money, I’ve divided my gaming. I’ll say this much, the original God of War blew my mind. It was grand and epic in every sense of the word and I finished it up until god mode where I just couldn’t get past those three sirens in the desert!
Why God of War?
Exactly! What makes this game so good? Why play God of War? Well, because it is the best game on PS4 right now as we speak. This game has been highly anticipated and it’s getting lauded just as much as the first one was way back in 2005. I’ve gotten a look at the game, read extensively and spoken to a bona fide gamer friend about Kratos’ latest adventure to suss out just how good this game is, and the vote is unanimous. God of War is considered the best game to date on the PS4. I’ll say this much, the game drew me in and it really harked me back to the first one in terms of offering an involving story that spanned worlds and created a sense of something quite epic and quite grand.
For the Gamers…
So I quizzed my bona fide gamer friend, Jerry, about how many hours it took him to finish off God of War for the PS4. He says it took him 30 hours to complete the game and that included side missions and explorations. I know some people who can clock those very hours on a slot machine! When I quizzed him about the enjoyment factor and his rate of play, he likened it to what a sailor might do when he docks in a new town. I then furthered my investigation about the amount of time it took him to finish the game. He’s a married man so I made sure to ask things like “Was your wife okay with you devoting an entire 30 hours to sitting in one place while she brought you snacks and drinks?”, to which he said “Yes.” I also made sure to inquire about his two kids, a task he said also came down to the wife. Afterward I lauded his choice in women. If you want to finish the game purely in terms of its story, 16 to 18 hours is what he reckons but he warns you will get the most paper-thin experience from the game.
So what’s next? What should you be looking forward to once you’ve finished God of War? Well according to Jerry, it’s Detroit: Become Human, the same guys who made Heavy rain and Beyond Two Souls. I did a bit of reading on this one and it’s got a €30 million budget! That’s the equivalent of an independent film with big stars in it. The storyline about robots hunting robots is nothing new though, can you say Blade Runner? It does looks great though, so you might want to check that out. Everyone’s favourite friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man will be coming to the PS4 in September and if the YouTube video is anything to go buy, then even this semi-gamer can be coaxed into it! Other hot PS4 games to look forward to over the course of 2018 include Dragon Ball Fighter Z, The Inpatient, Kingdom Hearts 3, Metal Gear Survive, Owlboy, Vampyr, and Far Cry 5 to name just some.