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Jimmer-jammer

The script and performances in this game were just fantastic, weren’t they? “To grieve deeply is to have loved fully.” That really encapsulates what the entire saga has been about. It’s so well supported, from Kratos to Freya to Sindri…from there, the capacity to change and its ripple effects to others, gives purpose to the pain. I think this ties into that shrine, though I’m not too sure. Perhaps Kratos is seeing the impact of his change of heart in broader ways than he may have initially considered. You know, the tertiary ways our words, actions and influence ripple out beyond what we intended. These mortals worshipping him instead of cursing him might be a positive reinforcement of those changes for him, in a moment of possible uncertainty, what with Atreus leaving the nest. Glad to hear you’ve enjoyed it, and gotten something out of it!

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

LieutenantFatman

The game does do a wonderful job of getting so much of its wisdom across to the audience.

Major story spoilers:

I thought they did a really impressive job with Odin as well, with the writing and voice acting. There are so many warnings not to trust him and so much evidence of the terrible things he's done and yet you can't help but think maybe his role in all of this has maybe been exaggerated, as he seems so reasonable on first meeting him. Clearly a master of manipulation and deception.

So many characters have a right of passage that changes their point of view, for better or for worse. All except Odin it seems, whose obsession was too much of a barrier for him to be able to change. At least he was honest at the end for once.

LieutenantFatman

MaulTsir

Continuing on with the story, I've made some decent progress this weekend I went to Asgard with Atreus and claimed the wall, met Heimdall, who is actually more of an arse than Thor! Going to Asgard for the first time and avoiding all spoilers I just didn't even know what I had in my mind of how I thought this version of Asgard was going to look like but standing high on the wall and looking around was truly amazing.

I still managed to get distracted with the side quests especially in midgard, there was so much to do there but I really enjoyed it, beat my first Berserker, I'm guessing they are this games version of the Valkryies. I'm now reunited with Kratos after Atreus or Lokis mishap with Garm!

I'm just really enjoying the game and it's been a while where I've played a game with out actually wanting to rush through to the end because I've got so many games to play!

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MaulTsir

MaulTsir

Played more last night

I'm back in Vanahiem a second time now. Spent a lot of time in Alfhiem completing alot of side content, it's just fun! I've also noticed that I've got alot of odins ravens more generically this game than the last I have 36 where as last time I had about 15 by the end of the game and used a guide to find the rest.

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MaulTsir

Thrillho

@MaulTsir I’d missed only a few ravens by the end of Ragnarok. I don’t know if they were easily placed, the sound cue was more obvious, or if I was just more on it!

The map is also well designed so it’s easy to find what you’ve missed too.

Thrillho

MaulTsir

@Thrillho the map is alot better and the fast travel which was my only real issue with the first game is also alot improved in this game.

I do think you have a point though with the ravens, mabye I was just more attuned to looking for them, the noise also helped.

Finished the story last night. Fantastic this game has delivered for me in every possible way.

If anything I felt the fight with Thor and Odin was a little anticlimactic and that the last section when getting to Asgard was a little rushed, I would of like to have seen abit more of Thor and Thrud, if anyone was going to be able to turn Thor against Odin I think Thrud would of done it. I did enjoy the fight with Thor though and it was pretty epic seeing Kratos grab hold of the hammer, atleast we now know Kratos would be worthy of fighitng Captian America.

I will finish up the remaining side quest and get the plat before I move on. Its been a ride!

MaulTsir

Thrillho

@MaulTsir I had similar feelings to you at the end.

Some new areas unlock after finishing the game too with some being from the seeds you get to open new fast travel point. I didn’t find it immediately clear how to use them but if you go to the door in the realm house, select a realm, and then you can unlock the new fast travel point from there.

Thrillho

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