PS4 in 2018: God of War is spellbinding everyone with its new upgrade

God Of War

God of War

A mythology-based action and adventure game, God of War, is the fourth best selling game in PlayStation 4. It ranks chronologically eighth in the God of War game series. It is published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Similar to previous releases, the latest God of War ( released on April 20, 2018) received many acclaims for graphics, combat system, narratives, etc. Within a month of release, it sold five million copies.

Along with the game, a limited edition of PS4 Pro bundle was also launched. It consists of the standard game but the console adorned with the runes as on Kratos’ axe. Similarly, Dual Shock 4 controller themed with God of War logo is also available. James Barlog, father of God of War novelized the game which was released on August 28, 2018, by Titan Books. An audiobook version is also accessible.

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What’s new in God of War 2018?

In this, the developers have sifted the storyline from Greek mythology to Norse mythology. It is a single-player game. Succeeding God of War III, Kratos proceed his journey and encountered monsters and god of the Norse world. In this, Kratos used a magical battle axe and the game display a view of a 3D virtual world to show the action at the best possible angle.

Apart from the standard game, there were three special edition: the Collector’s, the Stone Mason, and the Digital Deluxe. There are also many downloadable contents (DLC) like exclusive shield skin, armor set, PS4 dynamic theme, etc. available for a better gaming experience.

How is the new update helpful?

Since the game has released, there have been twelve updates, each update for fixing and adding a few things. Patch 1.22 is the latest update that consists of the Photo Mode. It brought various bug fixes and improvement. Moreover, the Photo Mode was first released as a part of update patch 1.20.

The player can adjust the field and depth of view, and focal length of the camera. They can add a multitude of filters, game logo, a vignette, and borders. The upgrade has also updated the characters’ visibility and the ability to change Kratos and Atreus’ facial feature for a better experience. During the game, the player can also freeze the action to get a clear picture and can also take screenshots because of the Photo Mode. The players have to reach certain difficulty to access the mode.

Launched on August 20, 2018, the most requested featured, New Game Plus Mode brings changes for your second playthrough. For accessing this, you have to first complete the game on a certain level. The players will get the opportunity to find more apart from having all of their armor, resources, talismans, enchantments, and abilities. At the time of the second playthrough, more difficult enemies will be encountered. By skipping cutscenes, the new mode will also allow the players to get right back to the action.

However, God of War has many quests to complete and adventures to explore, the new updates make it more enticing for the players. Moreover, the preliminary planning of the development of God of War 5 is in progress. So, if any more update is launched, it will just be fixing some bugs and nothing more.

PS Plus, Games With Gold Freebies For June 2016

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With May coming to an end, it is once again time to celebrate free games with the latest batch of PlayStation Plus and Games With Gold picks for the month of June. However, I think the celebration this month might be a bit hampered as the offerings are possibly the least interesting that they’ve been in months.

These are your PlayStation freebies for June – this time without a trailer because reasons.

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  • NBA 2K16 – PS4
  • Gone Home: Console Edition – PS4
  • Echochrome – PS3
  • Siren: Blood Curse (Episodes 1-12) – PS3
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus – PSP, PS Vita
  • Little Deviants – PS Vita

While I don’t want to come off as overly negative, this month is quite lazy from my perspective. For huge sports fans, most of you will probably already own NBA 2K16, but as it is a very solid game, it’s cool for those who missed it. Gone Home, while entertaining, failed to capture me as it divulged into preachy territory, abandoning what I considered to be the most interesting aspects that it began with.

None of the other titles are bad per se, it’s just that they’re games most of us already have. Little Deviants was one of the only launch titles for Vita, and Echochrome was one of the most interesting PlayStation Network titles when it arrived years ago.

That said, if you missed the boat you should feel entertained with such a diverse offering.

And without further adieu, these are the Games with Gold freebies for June.

    • Goat Simulator  – Xbox One
    • The Crew  – Xbox One
    • Super Meat Boy  – Xbox 360
    • XCOM Enemy Unknown – Xbox 360

For those of you who felt that Grid 2 from last month lacked a huge open world to explore with friends, The Crew should feel right at home if you don’t already own it. I’ve neglected it for far too long, so this is actually my favourite freebie from Microsoft this month.

Ending the list with a game as phenomenal as XCOM or a game as crushingly difficult as Super Meat Boy, you should be in for a treat if you somehow them thus far.

PS Plus, Games With Gold Freebies For May 2016

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With May upon us, it is once again time to dust off the PS4 and Xbox One and prepare yourself for a new batch of free games from Microsoft and Sony respectively. PS While last month was a glaring success for Microsoft, it seems they’ve taken a step back with some indies and games that, to be frank, most people already own.

Sony, while still not meeting the expectations set by Microsoft last month, has a few interesting titles for all of us loyalists at least.

Here are the PlayStation freebies for May.

  • Tropico 5 – PS4
  • Table Top Racing: World Tour – PS4
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra  – PS4, PS Vita
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 – PS3
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho! – PS3
  • God Of War Ghost Of Sparta – PS Vita, PSP

You have to hand it to Sony. They’ve been really trying to diversify the offerings of each month. After what felt like a year of nothing but 2D indie platformers, it’s refreshing that we will be getting something like Tropico 5, a fantastic strategy game that I didn’t even know existed on the platform.

It’s also nice to see Switch Galaxy Ultra, which is a game I’ve never heard of. I  think my favourite part about PS Plus is the idea that I’m constantly getting free games I’ve never heard of, just to find out that they’re mostly games I enjoy enough to buy them. Whether this is the case with Switch Galaxy Ultra remains to be seen.

For you equally loyal Xbox patrons, here are the games you will receive for the month of May.

    • Defense Grid 2  – Xbox One
    • Costume Quest 2  – Xbox One
    • Grid 2  – Xbox 360
    • Peggle – Xbox 360

What a random month for Games With Gold. After Microsoft blew it out of the water with the wonderful Sunset Overdrive, it is strange to see the headliner being a little tower defense game from 2014. That said, Defense Grid 2 is really tight and well, despite being a list that is not exactly a home run, every game is solid and well worth the download.

If you somehow neglected Peggle for all of these years, grab it, as it is potentially one of the most addictive arcade games available right now.

God Of War 3 Receiving Remaster Treatment

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With this being the tenth anniversary of God Of War, Sony Santa Monica has decided that it’d be a good idea to remaster God Of War 3… What?

On July 14, you can expect your PS4 to be graced with the likes of God Of War 3 in shiny 1080p with a smooth 60 frames per second. The standard treatment we’re receiving with all of the recent remakes.

Here is the trailer for the six of you that haven’t already purchased and played through numerous times.

Despite my cynical view on this news, I must admit that it’s impressive how the game manages to look almost as if it were designed specifically for the PS4, even though it’s several years old. What a beauty.

I must ask one question though. Why? I understand that this is 10th anniversary, I get that. But when we’ve already had two separate HD remasters of the franchise along with a rather impressive bundle of the first five titles in the Saga collection, I am thrown off at the choice of remastering only a single game.

When are we going to see a new God Of War? Soon I hope, as this constant business of remastering games that you can find in a bargain bin for 3 dollars is but a cheap grab for quick cash.