God of War: Ragnorak Is anyone playing?

purbeast0

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I'm like 3 hours in or so. It's fantastic. Talked about it in the official PS5 thread very slightly.
 

Saylick

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I bought it, it's downloaded and installed, just waiting until Friday night to start playing. I've been actively trying to avoid any spoilers, so I'm pretty stoked!
 

purbeast0

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I'm like 9 hours in.

The game is fantastic and I'm going to be thinking about it all next week while on vacation unable to play it.
 
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SteveGrabowski

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Bought it at launch, but I'm near the end of Final Fantasy VII Remake (amazing game) so I'm going to finish it off as well as the Yuffie DLC for it before jumping on Ragnarok.
 

Saylick

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Woooo, okay. I'm 10 hours in and I'm enjoying every second of it. Getting my arse handed to me every once in a while on Give Me a Challenge difficulty, but it makes victory that much more to savor. Gameplay feels very familiar with the first game, but they've tweaked a LOT of the mechanics. Seems like they trimmed out some fat, but added new stuff in. I'll be on holidays next week, so I'll have plenty of time to sink more hours in.
 

purbeast0

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If I had to guess I'm about 20 hours in. I have to say I am loving it EXCEPT the times where you not playing as Kratos. The parts at Atreus just seem like a damn chore and drag on way too long. I have already had 2 LONG parts where you play as him that could have been so much shorter and the last one I did last night, it was like 90% walking around following people and talking. Then when you do battle enemies it's just so dumbed down and easy.

When you get back to playing as Kratos after those parts it's so refreshing and so much more fun.

I'd knock my personally rating down at least a point due to this.
 

Saylick

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36 hours in and I was able to do a bunch of side quests, get all of Odin's ravens, and complete the main storyline. Overall, it is a pretty good game, but more or less formulaic from the first. Fighting regular mobs felt very familiar since the creature mechanics were largely transferred over from the original game, and upgrading weapons and armor was almost too easy as I was cruising through most of the content. Only real difficulty was in fighting bosses that I had not seen before, but I eventually got through them after dying a few times to learn their move set.

Now, onto getting 100% completion!
 

RPD

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I am playing it, my only gripe so far is the auto-lock for combat. It's awkward or defiantly not optimized to easily change targets. I find myself asking am I locked on this guy (yes I'm aware of the symbol of being locked) then asking WHY am I still locked on a target when I'm trying to unlock or change targets while accidentally activating rage mode. My solution has been to almost not use the lock feature and bumped the camera sensitivity up to 8 for both vertical and horizontal. Otherwise trying to quickly spin around was impractical. Not an issue on single boss type fights, just SUPER annoying on battles with tons of adds.
 

Saylick

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I am playing it, my only gripe so far is the auto-lock for combat. It's awkward or defiantly not optimized to easily change targets. I find myself asking am I locked on this guy (yes I'm aware of the symbol of being locked) then asking WHY am I still locked on a target when I'm trying to unlock or change targets while accidentally activating rage mode. My solution has been to almost not use the lock feature and bumped the camera sensitivity up to 8 for both vertical and horizontal. Otherwise trying to quickly spin around was impractical. Not an issue on single boss type fights, just SUPER annoying on battles with tons of adds.
Yeah, I have auto-lock turned off completely and just deal with it like you said by increasing the horizontal sensitivity. I kept the vertical at default settings because you rarely need to look up or down quickly during fights.
 

purbeast0

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Yeah I active rage mode A LOT on accident. It is kind of annoying.

I'm like 30 hours in at this point probably and have done pretty much every side quest that I have come across and gone out of my way to find when I get to the "go to Sindri's House when you feel like progressing the story" parts. Not really sure how close I am to the end just yet though.
 

RPD

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Well glad to hear it's not just me, I always question myself is it me and I'm getting old or is it the game /Skinner meme territory.
 

Modeps

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I'm currently replaying the other new GoW with a buddy as kind of a "book club" style approach... outlining 2 chapters every week to play at the same time then talk about stuff related to those chapters. After that's done I'll pick up the new one.
 

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