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The restart of God of War 2018 is one of the exclusive jewels of Sony's crown: and, once again, technically, you can play it on your computer. The title was announced for the PlayStation Now streaming service, which has a PC version, and now accessible in the application.
Why is he so loved? This reboot took a series that certainly looked pretty tired in the PS4 era and completely changed the genre, setup, and combat system. There’s something like a Naughty Dog formula in many of Sony’s biggest games, and God of War has the influence of The Last of Us proudly on both pumped sleeves.
Kratos from the original trilogy had the motivation to hunt down the gods (the death of his family), but he was basically just a furious psycho: the games were largely sold to ridiculously bloody finishes. By the end of the third game you had already killed almost the entire Greek pantheon. In this God of War, Kratos is in the world of the Norse myth, an interloper that the gods want to hunt and now has something to protect: his son, Atreus, who is by your side all the game and plays an active role in combat , navigation, stories and puzzles.
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The quality of this game impressed me: I had played the old ones and liked them well enough, but if it weren’t for Bloodborne, it would probably be the best PlayStation 4 exclusive. That’s as good as it can be for a style of Concrete game: Hell, even the ending is fantastic. As our GamesRadar + friends wrote when reviewing it at the time:
"I don't think it's possible to exaggerate how good God of War is; the well-done of his world, the nuance and cape of his characters and his narrative. The depth and craft of his combat, the puzzle and almost every system he has shines shines with an indulgence and luxury that regularly left me on the tracks to drink it all in. Whether breathless and bloody after a victory cut by the ax or looking at Kratos and his Atreus son share a really human moment, this is a level of game creation that doesn't happen often.The final question is not really about where you stand in any discussion about games of the year, but about your place in conversations about the game of the generation ".
It would be preferable to be able to buy it on Steam, of course, because PlayStation Now games come and go, but at least now it can be played on PC.
To play God of War, you will need to download it the PlayStation Now application for PC, create or sign in with a PSN account and you're done. The service offers a free seven-day trial to boot, and you could definitely have a good time in a week, or it’s $ 8.99 / £ 8.99 for one-month access. Sony says instead you’ll need a DualShock 4, but other third-party pads work with the service, with the obvious caveat that you won’t be able to use touchscreen functionality (since I remember it’s not an important element in God of War) .