MysticJedii

I'm not so sure (spoilers)

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You are not alone, my friend.
 

I understand the need for the scenes but holy hell, they dragged on and on and on and on....

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The first 5 minutes of Ironwood was kinda okay but god they keep dragging on and on and on and on until I hate it.

The meh Yakk riding sequence, the weird, unnecessary giant house boss fight which add 0 story.

 

 

 

 

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it's a pretty common sentiment, I share it, I still like it a lot overall, but 2018 is the superior game for me

 

Ragnarok needed a "less is more" final pass in development for the main story pace/flow

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Yep that specific section you mention is definitely considered the worst part of the game. Just really boring, pacing is completely destroyed there. However I did like the boss fight at the end of that section.

 

Overall the game is a 10/10 for me but that section felt unnecessary long. Could've done without the whole picking fruits thing.

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Too many Atreus sections overall is my main problem with the game which dropped it to a 9.5/10. But yeah, the section the OP mentioned in particular is just way too long. 

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I guess I’m in the minority here as I actually enjoyed playing as Atreus most of the time, and some of his missions are pretty great, like when you first arrive in Asgard.

 

But I agree about that Ironwood mission. Holy hell, I could not believe how long it was. There were like 3 or 4 spots where it felt like the mission was finally reaching its climax and beginning to wrap up, only to keep going for another hour. Then another one. Then another one. I was so happy to get out of there.

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I liked the Asgard sections too but agree that Ironwood was too long.

I don't think the Atreus sections are as bad as others do but then again I enjoyed the Mary Jane and Miles Morales sections in Spider-Man!

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Ironwoods was too long for sure. It is nice to see Atreus learning about this realm, but at least the section in the caverns cut have been cut, and it wouldn't have matter.

I think it is a common issue with the game. The story repeats a lot of beats over and over again. They work the first time, but when they repeat them a second or third time, it feels like padding. The game didn't really need to be as long as it is. And towards the end, all the build-up towards Ragnarök falls a bit flat.

An amazing game from a technical standpoint, but the narrative falls under its own ambition.

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All the Atreus sections were just bad YA fanfics

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I guess most of people didn't really like playing as Atreus, myself included. But on the positive side, they tried to implement a different gameplay for just a few hours. And it was probably the only way to expand the lore about the Giants and learn more about Odin/Thor and his family in Asgard, which would have been unrealistic while playing with Kratos only.

Aside from few boring sections with the boy, the game was amazing. The gameplay, the collectibles, the side bosses, the main story, the ending, the trials, the crafting. Can't wait for a sequel. I would even sign for an Atreus spinoff just to know what happens next.

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16 minutes ago, Spike_Hostile17 said:

I guess most of people didn't really like playing as Atreus, myself included. But on the positive side, they tried to implement a different gameplay for just a few hours. And it was probably the only way to expand the lore about the Giants and learn more about Odin/Thor and his family in Asgard, which would have been unrealistic while playing with Kratos only.

Aside from few boring sections with the boy, the game was amazing. The gameplay, the collectibles, the side bosses, the main story, the ending, the trials, the crafting. Can't wait for a sequel. I would even sign for an Atreus spinoff just to know what happens next.

No sequel buddy, Cory Barlog said this is the final game.

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24 minutes ago, zulqarmessi said:

No sequel buddy, Cory Barlog said this is the final game.

huh?

 

 

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Another game huh, he tweeted it few days ago.

Well you can expect anything from Cory in the future.

He can deliver a whole new chapter in Egyptian mythology, if he wants. Guy is genius.

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30 minutes ago, boorish_brute said:

huh?

 

 

To be exact, they're not doing a sequel in the Norse saga. I'm sure this wasn't the last God of War game. The next game will take place elsewhere.

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Oh yeah Norse is done.

Egyptian gods are Kratos next punching bag 😂

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The third act is really rushed.

The Odin fight is also very underwhelming.

 

Less impactful story beats, probably to avoid controversy like Last of Us 2.

 

We're clearly in for a spinoff with Atreus, Sindri and maybe Agrboda or Thud. 

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There's definitely going to be a sequel.  There is just too much money here.

That said, I think Barlog is done with Norse mythology and Egypt seems the next likely option. Although, such a setting means he's going to have to navigate incel waters due to the inevitable cries regarding what should be a mainly black cast of characters. Good luck with that!

 

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I must be the only one who enjoyed the Atreus parts, even Ironwoods. I actually preferred them to playing as Kratos.

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I really miss Atreus in post game as well.

I'd love an Atreus spinoff, his story feels very unfinished.

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3 hours ago, InsomniWrench said:

I'd love an Atreus spinoff,

What I want to see is The Mask spin-off where Stanley Ipkiss finds the mask lost in this game.

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3 hours ago, InsomniWrench said:

I must be the only one who enjoyed the Atreus parts, even Ironwoods. I actually preferred them to playing as Kratos.

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I really miss Atreus in post game as well.

I'd love an Atreus spinoff, his story feels very unfinished.


I actually really enjoyed playing as Atreus, using the bow and whatnot. It was a mix up from kratos usual melee attacks, until the spear came.

 

The whole time I wa splaying wondering how far I was in the story since act 2&3 seemed SO long. Then act 4 came and was rushed as HELL. Ragnarok and Odin, whole thing took like 30 minutes when ironwood took at least that 😂 

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16 hours ago, InsomniWrench said:

I must be the only one who enjoyed the Atreus parts, even Ironwoods. I actually preferred them to playing as Kratos.

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I really miss Atreus in post game as well.

I'd love an Atreus spinoff, his story feels very unfinished.

 

I'm happy you enjoyed it. 

 

I think it worked in small bursts and though his gameplay is can be enjoyable, it gets boring pretty fast. So it worries me to have a 10-20 hour game with just that bow and arrow combat. 

 

More finisher animations for Atreus would be nice. 

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