There’s no doubt that the new God of War is one of the most anticipated of the year, if not the generation. Many had concerns after it was first revealed to be in development seeing a new mechanic in your AI driven son joining Kratos on an adventure in what appeared to be a very new style of gameplay.
Fear not, because judging by the early reviews that have hit the web today the latest GoW title is a masterpiece that is repeatedly scoring full marks with outlet after outlet. Unfortunately we haven’t received an early review copy to add in our two-cents worth but here are some spoiler-free snippets from around the web…
Polygon’s Chris Plante – 10/10
“God of War is, in a single word, holistic. Every aspect is excellent on its own, but more importantly, it all serves and accentuates the larger vision.”
“Some die-hard fans may fear this isn’t really God of War. I suppose they’re right. It’s even better.”
Press Start Australia’s Shannon Grixti – 9/10
God Of War is a cinematic masterpiece that manages to reinvent and push an already fantastic series to new heights. Barring some pacing issues in its narrative, Sony Santa Monica have breathed new life into Kratos and the God of War series, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
IGN’s Johnathon Dornbush – 10/10
I expected great action from God of War, and it delivers that handily. But I didn’t expect it to be a thrilling journey in which every aspect of it complements the others to form what is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Destructoid’s Chris Carter – 10/10
God of War maintains the same bonkers-level boss fights and setpieces, all of which are presented in the stunning in-game engine that features a hell of a draw distance.
I was hanging on by a thread in what feels like nearly every battle, which speaks to the balance team’s talent on a technical level too.
Get excited people, God of War is available in Australia on April 20th.