Updated: Feb 11, 2020
*Special Guest Post written by Teen Volunteer Zion Geraci*
God of War was considered by many to be the best game of 2018 for a reason. The game has excellent graphics, intense gameplay and a pretty good story. Overall I enjoyed battling my way through the nine realms, and it was very approachable even though I had never played any of the previous titles.
The gameplay of God of War is one the biggest reasons to recommend it. While you can explore a variety of spaces your map will make it easy to keep track of where you are and where you are going. Most of the gameplay is focused around combat and it has a system born to match. The tutorial is well designed, it gives you clear ways to learn your abilities and lets you know what’s to come. As you progress through the game you will unlock a variety of attack sequences, weapons, armor, and runic powers. Because there are so many it is easy to customize your equipment to match your play-style best, and most of them are easy to find, rather than forcing the player to spend hours hunting for them. The combat is fast paced and encourages learning some of the game’s more advanced systems, such as fast turns and perfect guards. The game also hosts a wide variety of enemies that will all provide different challenges and keep you on your toes.
Exploring the nine realms proves to be a constant joy. The game has excellent graphics and as a result the game is gorgeous. Some zones aren’t meant to be pretty but the excellent graphics cause them to be equally breathtaking. Throughout your journey you will meet other inhabitants of the realms, which does advance a story. I love God of War but its story is not a highlight. The game has brief flashes were the lore is really relevant but I found that it mostly faded into the background when compared with the joy of wading through hordes of enemies.