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KratosMD

@Tjuz One thing that I didn't realise until very late in the game is that there are two different "range attacks" (I'm putting quotation marks because the actual term is technically a spoiler) for Kratos, one that is light and one that is heavy. So if you want to hit faraway objects very quickly, then use L2 + R1. If you want to deal massive damage to enemies, then use L2 + R2. The confusion stems from believing that both of these attacks are the same, which I originally thought for the longest time, lol.

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KratosMD

andreoni79

This is my first GoW and honestly I was expecting something à la Bayonetta while I feel more like I'm Lara Croft!

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

JohnnyShoulder

@andreoni79 The previous games were defo more like Bayonetta to play. This one is biggest change up to the series so far.

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RR529

Been playing this since Monday and it's really gripping. I've been playing on average about 2 hours each day, and have just arrived at Alfhiem to get the light to clear the black smoke back on the mountain. While I'm getting used to combat I still get hit a lot, so I'm going with a more defensive build. I also really appreciate the environmental puzzles which almost give it a Zelda like feel in parts. Of course it looks absolutely stunning, too.

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

Octane

@RR529 I think the trick is to use dodge. Also pay attention to Atreus, he'll tell you when an enemy approaches from behind, or if you have the enemy indicator turned on, just pay attention to that. I always took out a few enemies from a distances with my axe, reducing the number of enemies you have to face in close combat.

Octane

JohnnyShoulder

@RR529 Use Atreus whenever you can, depending on what ability you got you will either stun or injure them, so can save you some time to heal up.

I found all the sheild powers handy, especially the one that fires projectiles back at the enemies. I wish I had that for one section earlish in the game.

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Thrillho

@RR529 I really liked how customisable all the combat abilities were. Unlike a lot of games, you’re not going to be able to eventually unlock everything so can form a build that works for you. Similarly, the tubes can make a massive difference to your approach to combat.

The later combat abilities that allow stance changes are really good but harder to use and I neglected them until late in the game.

EDIT: runes!

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Thrillho

@Octane Ha, good old turbo typing with autocorrect on the phone!

Thrillho

Th3solution

Man, I need to play this game.

This or Spider-Man first?

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder Lol. I should have known that was coming 😂

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Octane

@Th3solution GOW > TW3 > Spidey

This one's shorter, so you can move on to TW3 sooner

Octane

Th3solution

@Octane @Thrillho @JohnnyShoulder Man, you all got me so confused now 😂
I’m going to go with my mood at the time. I plan to [hopefully] finish Red Dead Redemption this weekend and see which way the wind blows after that. I had a God of War itch that needed to be scratched, but I just glazed over the Witcher 3 thread for a minute to see if it sparked interest and it kinda made me a little bit excited to try it too. The point about length is a good one though, coming off of the protracted tale of Arthur Morgan. I might be attracted to something with a bit of brevity first. I don’t know.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RR529

Thanks for the tips. I'm not doing too bad though. Other than one sction early on I had trouble with, and once activating an optional(?) fight that got me in one hit, I haven't died.

During today's play session I finished up my business in Alfhiem, obtaining the light and killing the leader of the dark elves.

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

JohnnyShoulder

@RR529 Is that one of those enemies that come through a portal? If so it is probably best to come and face it later. Although possible to defeat it now, it would be very difficult. You can come back to most areas later on, so I would not worry about missing out on anything.

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but have you noticed the colour of the enemies power bar? That does mean something. Enemy power levels can be found above the targets once they take damage, showing its health bar. The color of the health bar indicates the enemy’s power level. A good practice to take is having Atreus shoot an arrow at an enemy to reveal its power level if you’re unsure how strong it is.

Here are the various colors and what power level they indicate.

Light Green - Kratos > Enemy by 2+ levels
Dark Green - Kratos > Enemy by 1 level
Yellow - Kratos = Enemy
Orange - Kratos
Purple - Kratos
Purple + Skull - Kratos

If you’re wondering what enemy power levels affect, they determine the amount of damage taken normally and when Kratos is in Spartan Rage mode. How an enemy reacts to attacks changes as well. If you’re on par with an enemy, Atreus’ arrows have a higher chance to distract or stun it.

The amount of burn, frost, shock and stun damage decreases the higher the enemy’s power level is in relation to Kratos. But the most important way power levels affect battle is what can be blocked. If you come across a purple enemy, there’s a good chance that it will kill Kratos in one shot even when he’s blocking.

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Thrillho

@RR529 Like @JohnnyShoulder says, you have to come back to take those guys on later. I’m a stubborn bugger and was sure I could take them in anyway.

I really couldn’t.

It makes it all the sweeter when you do come back and blitz them later on though.

Thrillho

RR529

@JohnnyShoulder, yeah, I know about the color coding indicating enemy strength in relation to Kratos, I just didn't know the rift was going to be a fight, and the enemy came out swinging, so I didn't have time to react, lol.

Currently Playing:
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PS4 - Moss

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