Kratos stares intently at the distance from the God of War.

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As predicted (aka, Sony’s giant marketing machine), Ragnarok Is coming. Yesterday, Sony’s Santa Monica Studios has announced a November release date For its upcoming action game God of Ragnarok War. You may be itching to replay the previous one, God of war. For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing this and let me tell you: a new game plus No. Do it for me

A few months later God of warIn its early 2018 release, Sony has added a new Game Plus mode to the game. Like most modes, you can start a new save file with all the skills and gear you gained on your previous playthrough. Enemies have difficulty adapting to your abilities. From the point of view of pure power fantasy, it is an explosion and, to some extent, God of warLet’s play it again due to the new game plus Feels like playing a completely new game.

It also doesn’t lick in the narrative sense.

Yes, yes, tell me about “Ludon ********* dis *******” or “playing the game naturally demands a no-confidence suspension” or whatever. I’m not new here, and at the risk of opening other cans of worms, I generally agree. But God of war There are exceptions.

Spoilers for God of war (2018).

The image of the yellow banner warns the reader of the perils for the god of war.

God of war The cold starts when the long-time hero Kratos turns the ax on the tree. He is living alone in the forest. He is shaving ZZ Top. He has a son, an unwavering, kind-hearted son named Atrius. Specially, the Blades of Chaos in the original trilogy, the weapons signed by Kratos are nowhere to be seen. Clearly, a long time has passed.

Of heavy God of warThe story of Chi revolves around Kratos and Atreus – the ashes of Faye – to the mate Kratos, the parent Atreus – to the highest peak in all areas. It was not long before Atrius contracted an urgent, life-threatening illness, which is being treated in the land of the dead, in Helhem. (Although the original trilogy is inspired by Greek mythology, the 2018 record is based on the Norse canon.) The ax of Kratos is useless against Helhem’s cannon fodder; He will need a different weapon.

The view is a Tour de Force. It’s worth a look:

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Good stuff, right? But here it is Red flag: When you start a new game plus in God of war, Start with the blades of chaos you already unlocked. Kratos is literally wearing them in the very first scene (along with whatever armor you had at the end of your first playthrough).

It’s not a “spoiler”, nor does it destroy any plot twists; If you’ve played the game, you know that Kratos digs the Blades of Chaos. But it completely disrupts the most emotionally influential moment of the game. It’s also just… weird.

Following this news, First reported by Bloomberg Last monthThat God of Ragnarok War Maybe autumn will come out, I decided to replay its predecessor. I initially started with the new Game Plus. From the very beginning it didn’t feel right to have Blades of Chaos. And since then God of war Forcing you to commit to game mode from the beginning of the save file (in other words, you can’t go from new game plus to new game minus), I had to make a choice. Income Knew Blades of Chaos will bother me. I couldn’t move on.

It’s not that playing in vanilla mode is a pain in the ass, at least personally. God of war Ultimately, it is hailed as one of the best games ever, and rightly so. It has reached a level of appreciation that is only clarified over time. Four years later समज my understanding of the battle and the knowledge to solve the puzzle covered with a thin layer of mental dust is playing again God of war Even without the new game plus, it feels like playing a completely new game.