There's a telling scene very early on in the new God of War, in the denouement of an exhausting battle sequence that ends with Kratos and his young son Atreus taking down a massive troll.
God of War hits the shops this week so you can all tell us if it was a ten or and eight in What We Played next week. Finally, in the last video, we're introduced to the Brazilian voice actor, Ricardo Juarez, who became the voice of Kratos in Brazil. The evolution of Kratos could have gone horribly wrong.
At this stage, with reviews still coming at a slower pace, Santa Monica Studio's action adventure has achieved an average score of 95/100, which is perhaps much higher than anticipated considering how much it has changed in comparison with the previous entries in the franchise. Reworked and improved combat options make for an enjoyable and customizable experience, and phenomenal audiovisual performance ensures that each trip to the mythical lands before the Vikings is a wonderfully grisly experience.
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Elsewhere, God of War now ties with the remastered version of PS3's The Last of Us and nudges ahead of its closest rivals like Persona 5, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.