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One of the most anticipated games of 2018, God of War, had to go through a retail leak 2 weeks prior to release. Excited Redditors have posted the pictures of their retail copies, revealing a way lot of information about the game. Many have already finished the game and they didn’t hesitate to reveal the game missions, side-quests and lot more, on the front page of the internet.
Redditor who goes by the username, kemar7856 posted the front and back covers of the game, with a title of “Who’s Ready for God of War?”. Have a look –
The back cover of the game reveals one of the many important pieces of information about the game. God of War requires at least 50GB of free space for installation. Many speculated the game size to be around 50GB – 70GB and seems like we now have an accurate answer.
Information about the various difficulty modes of the game was revealed by Sony themselves. The game will revolve around four difficulty modes –
- Give Me A Story: lets you experience the story without too much of a difficult gameplay challenge. You won’t be taking a gondola to the top of the highest peaks in all the Norse Realms, but you will have a far greater margin for error in enemy encounters.
- Give Me A Balanced Experience: is the mode we’d recommend most players start with. The name says it all. We’ve tuned it to deliver a balanced, challenging playthrough.
- Give Me A Challenge: is harder and less forgiving. It is recommended for players who find action games extremely intuitive and for confident long-time God of War series veterans who’ve beat(en) past games on harder difficulties.
- Give Me God of War: is the sort of thing reserved for people who wrestle polar bears in their undies. Maybe not quite that, but it’s the most difficult mode in the game. We haven’t just made you weaker or enemies stronger; we’ve looked at enemy behaviours and placements in encounters as well, tweaking everything to make it as threatening as possible. Best of all, you cannot change difficulties once you start a game on this mode, so if you suddenly realize you’re in way over your head, you’ll have to start a new game. Don’t be sorry, be better?
Sony recommends players play on “Give Me A Balanced Experience” mode, as it is the synonym of Normal. However, if you’re new to the world of God of War, you could start with “Give Me A Story”, or easy mode.
Not to forget the masters of gaming, “Give Me A Challenge” and “Give Me God of War” are modes made exclusively for them. Sony stated, “Give Me God of War option is aimed at people who wrestle polar bears in their undies”.
The ultimate mode, Give Me God Of War makes Kratos weaker, enemies stronger and offers a change in enemy behaviour to make them “as threatening as possible.”
Additionally, on “Give Me God of War” mode, you can’t change the difficulty if it gets too difficult. The only option to reset difficulty mode will be to start a new game.
God of War will also offer an Immersion Mode, that will fill the HUD with the most necessary items. “There’s no right or wrong way to play; you’ll certainly have a lot of helpful info close at hand if you’re playing with the HUD fully enabled,” Sony said. “But for those fans who are sensitive to the HUD, or perhaps for folks who want to stream or capture would prefer as little UI as possible, there you go.”
About the Missions and Playthrough Hours
Players with their early retail copies of the game have posted almost everything on Reddit. Reddit is not at all safe to explore as of now if you’ve been waiting to experience the journey of Kratos and his son yourself.
We won’t post all the details but here’s a bit that might fascinate you –
*Spoiler-free* “Couple of guys beat the game in 12 hours without completing the side-missions. Some said the average game length is 19 hours, along with 8-10 hours of side missions”, said a source.
As many gamers around the globe have already got their hands on God of War, they’d be shit-posting a lot. Spoilers, gameplays and exclusive information about the game are already out. All these might affect your personal gameplay experience. So, keep an eye out for spoilers and try your best to avoid them.
God of War is truly a huge project by Santa Monica Studios. Not to mention, it is also an epic revival the widely loved Kratos Saga. Make sure you enjoy the game only on your own.
Make sure you stay tuned with Spiel Times for more information regarding God of War. Until next time, Happy Gaming!