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The new God Of War is not an open world game

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God of War games have always been a very specific kind of experience for me. A power fantasy to the max, where story comes second to the action unfolding on screen as I rip the head off of a sun-god in hideously realistic fashion. Glorious stuff. Sony kicked their press conference off with a big bang this year, revealing a brand new take on the fabled demigod known as Kratos.

Set after the event of God Of War 3, Kratos has retired from murdering an entire Pantheon of Greek gods, focusing instead on finding peace and raising his son in a colder and more Nordic region of the world. A region which won’t be one massive sandbox, in case you were thinking of doing some exploration between killing trolls.

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That’s the official word according to Sony Santa Monica creative director Cory Barlog, who explained to YouTube Live at E3 via VG247 how the game would be open, but not:

It’s open, but it’s not an open world.

Different, but same. Same same but different then. That statement most likely means that we’ll see plenty of large environments, but designed in a linear manner where you’ll still be navigating from point A to point B. A bit like Uncharted 4.

The new God of War is looking good so far, and dare I say it, even heart-warming as Kratos interacts with his son. Kratos junior will play a big part in God of War, as the relationship that Kratos shares with him extends into combat. According to Kotaku, there’s an entire button dedicated to using him in battles in contextual situations. Or firing more of those electrified arrows at enemies.

It’s a completely different approach for God of War as well. Melee attacks are locked to the R1 and R2 triggers for traditional melee as he axes questions of various monsters. Ha. There’s a danger everywhere in this new God of War chapter, which is looking to put a whole new spin on taking your child to work day.

Last Updated: June 15, 2016

25 Comments

  1. Using his kid in battle…
    http://i.imgur.com/3i2QvcQ.jpg

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  2. Jac7

    June 15, 2016 at 13:11

    Sony stole the show. Hell, GoW, Days Gone and don’t even get me started on Horizon. Damn. Here’s hoping it’s going to start raining money soon.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 15, 2016 at 13:14

      You have time, most of these will only launch next year. Maybe even later

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      • Ir0nseraph

        June 15, 2016 at 13:22

        Well time is good, a few nice games coming up soon and the backlog will grow, and you are way worse, poor batman will he ever get out of his cave 😛

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 15, 2016 at 13:32

          Batman installed over the weekend o/

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          • Ir0nseraph

            June 15, 2016 at 13:40

            That’s good , because the sport this weekend might leave us wanting something better yet again.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 15, 2016 at 14:02

            Think I’ll rather watch European League XD

    • Darren Peach

      June 15, 2016 at 13:44

      Days Gone was super rad. World War Z !

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 15, 2016 at 13:14

    So who’s the mom?

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    • Original Heretic

      June 15, 2016 at 13:17

      Robert Paulson.

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 15, 2016 at 13:17

        xD
        GG

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 15, 2016 at 13:18

        XD XD XD XD

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    • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

      June 15, 2016 at 13:17

      Kratos looks like you!

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 15, 2016 at 13:19

        If you cut all my fat away

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        • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

          June 15, 2016 at 13:20

          I thought your fur makes you look poofy?

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 15, 2016 at 13:18

  5. Original Heretic

    June 15, 2016 at 13:18

    God of War open world wouldn’t be GoW.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 15, 2016 at 13:19

      Agreed

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  6. Darren Peach

    June 15, 2016 at 13:41

    This game is win !

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  7. Darren Peach

    June 15, 2016 at 13:42

    Oh yeah. PREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. DragonSpirit009

    June 15, 2016 at 14:32

    This is going to be a great game! I can feel it!!

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  9. iusedtobe(a)regular

    June 15, 2016 at 15:30

    This is not a GOW game.

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  10. Ghost In The Rift

    June 15, 2016 at 21:53

    Ill buy a PS4 just for this game, now to wait for more details on the new PS4 ( You’re the ONE )

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  11. Fox1 - Retro

    June 16, 2016 at 09:38

    I doubt open-world would provide such jaw dropping graphics. Also, I doubt the trailers were done on PS4. Probably PS4.5.

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    • iusedtobe(a)regular

      June 17, 2016 at 09:51

      Sony confirmed it was all done on a standard PS4.

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