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God of War (2018 video game)
Mon, 2018-Apr-23 02:12 UTC
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With 187,499 views on Sunday, 22 April 2018 our article of the day is God of War (2018 video game).

God of War (also referred to as God of War 4 and God of War PS4) is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). It was released on April 20, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 console. It is the eighth installment in the God of War series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010's God of War III. The story is a new direction for the series, as it is loosely based on Norse mythology—all previous games were based on Greek mythology. Series protagonist Kratos returns as the main character, and he now has a son named Atreus. Kratos acts as a mentor and protector to his son, and has to master the rage that has driven him for many years.

Described as a "reimagining" for the franchise, the gameplay has been rebuilt, with one major change being that Kratos no longer uses his signature double-chained blades, instead using a magical battle axe. Another notable gameplay change is the camera; the game uses an over-the-shoulder free camera as opposed to the fixed cinematic camera seen in the previous entries. There are also elements similar to role-playing video games and Kratos' son Atreus can provide assistance during gameplay. A short text-based game called God of War: A Call from the Wilds was released through Facebook Messenger in February 2018, and follows Atreus on his first adventure into the Norse wilds.

God of War received universal acclaim from critics, being praised for its narrative, Kratos' character and the supporting cast, the revamped combat system, world design, art direction, and graphical quality, with many deeming it as one of the best games on the PlayStation 4 and eighth generation of video games consoles in general.

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