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1God of War 2 general discussion  Empty God of War 2 general discussion on Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:10 am

Gabriel Phelan Lucas

Gabriel Phelan Lucas
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I really like this one, the opening is epic, really good multi phase boss fight, Kratos yelling "I AM THE GOD OF WAR" when you use Poseidon's rage. This series in particular has always nailed large set piece bosses, especially compared to how Team Ninja handles it in Nioh.

I got all the way past the Theseus boss, good starter boss. Simple, well telegraphed attacks not too much going on and pretty predicable. Killed me once during his ranged phase with the minotaurs.

2God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:12 pm

Royta/Raeng

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God of War 2 really is this shining example of a game that for some how, just got blessed with insane creative luck and was a miracle. It just tends to hit all the right notes for me, great bosses, great enemies, fun engagements, nice puzzles - just overall a great time.

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3God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:18 pm

Gabriel Phelan Lucas

Gabriel Phelan Lucas
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Barbarian boss was cool, really neat how many phases he had. Lots of bosses in this and their all really good so far.

Perseus was neat, not often you fight an invisible boss, but you can see his footsteps and faint outline in the water. The window of opportunity the prompt gives you if really strict, you need to grab him immediately otherwise the prompt goes.

Also this ones kicking my arse, even regular enemy encounters are tough. I'm playing this on hard and will do the same for the rest, i played 1 on normal to acclimate to the gameplay.

Enemy variety is very high, and it has various mixes for encounters. I liked the fight with 2 sirens and 2 large Minotaurs. I like how many types of jobber mobs there are, like undead legionnaires of all kinds, goat men and weird midget goat guys at one point.

It's paced well too, you don't spend too much time in one area and backtracking is minimal. One level i really like is the one inside Atlas, really detailed innards sell me on being inside a titan.

I dig that purple spear weapon, it even has a stinger like move thats a follow up to a launcher for its s,s,t combo.

4God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:26 am

Gabriel Phelan Lucas

Gabriel Phelan Lucas
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Got all the way past the Kraken then stopped. Gotta say all the block pushing and lever pulling ha gotten a bit dull. They do have a bunch of different variations of those puzzles which is nice. Some of the gimmick rooms gave me trouble, namely a room with lava waves that periodically come at you, you need to push a block to avoid the lava. All the spawning elite legionares plus the harpies gave me trouble. I used atlas ground quake or whatever to knock then back so I could finish the puzzle.

Gotta give the last spartan some cred, nice surprise boss who for being a human put up a hella of fight. How did they manage to get to where Kratos was BEFORE Kratos? With no devine weapons or magic to aid him?! Big up last spartan #remembergameplay.

5God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:17 pm

Gabriel Phelan Lucas

Gabriel Phelan Lucas
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Beat it. Pretty good.

I had a lot of trouble during the section before Clotho boss, a bunch of hallways with green magic walls that appear and disappear with wave after wave of goons of all types. It seems kinda cheap throwing so many enemies in such a small space I could barely dodge most of the bigger enemies moves. The wave with 2 satrys and large minotaurs was a pain and so was the last wave with 2 Cyclopes. My tactic was to trap most enemies behind the barriers when they opened and closed again, I clipped the others through the barrier with plumes.

The dual fate sisters boss was cool, lots of different phases kept it interesting but not too challenging.

Zeus gave me some trouble during his human phase, until I realised that sometimes he does a long range unblockable palm thrust at the start of his combo if you counter throw his lighting back at him.

I got tired of pulling levers and pushing boxes, those animations I'd like to be shorter but I suppose that would break some of the puzzles.

Also why didn't Kratos go back in time to save his family? I suppose he's in denial and wants an excuse to kill all the gods, like he kills the last spartan by accident and immediately screams at the heavens calling Zeus's name.

6God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Tue May 28, 2019 6:07 pm

RedShot


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I've started this game on hard difficulty and just got Icarus' wings. This game seems a big improvement in many areas. I'd like faster puzzles but it's my only complaint so far.

7God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Tue May 28, 2019 6:09 pm

Royta/Raeng

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The game really is an example of "fix what was broke and just improve the rest". I still to some extent prefer GoW1 (mostly the story) but GoWII just...it is really a master piece. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!

The puzzles are a funny thing, but they get a lot easier on repeat playthroughs. I remember I got stuck really quickly at times and even not looking forward to some parts on repeat-runs because "oh yeah that puzzle was really bad" while on a repeat run it was over in seconds.

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8God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Tue May 28, 2019 6:27 pm

hedfone

hedfone
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For me, the first third of this game is the SHIT! So many great fights, beautiful environments, good secrets to find. The middle was good but to me had far too many puzzles and platforming, not enough fighting. By the end I was praying for it to be over. I do like the final bosses though, a good challenge and much better than 1. My least favorite of the trilogy, but still a fantastic title, and one of the greats in the action genre. To be fair, it is hard for anything to top 1, what a masterpiece.

One thing that I can't stand about this game is you can no longer cancel the plume into a guard. In 1 you could guard at any point before the plume hits the ground. In 2 once it starts, you are stuck in the animation. It just felt like it made the move so un safe I never wanted to use it. Seemed like a weird un needed change to me.

9God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Tue May 28, 2019 6:36 pm

RedShot


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Yeah, the first one is less polished but still an unforgettable experience. I don't know if I'll like GoW2 more but both of them are very good and they haven't aged a bit!

10God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:56 pm

RedShot


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God/hard mode completed. It was harder than GoW1, some rooms are difficult. I got a rank after I finished the game but I don't know what determines it. Overall, it's a great game so I'll play it more Smile

11God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:00 pm

Royta/Raeng

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GoWII has a ranking system? I don't remember seeing that.

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12God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:55 pm

RedShot


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Yeah, they are named like the difficulty modes (Mortal, Spartan, God and Titan).

EDIT

Just done an easy run with two urns of power and I got Titan rank. I was only fast, I skipped chests and a lot of things. I died only two or three times falling into the void.

13God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:25 pm

RedShot


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I've got Titan Rank on the seven challenges. They are not too difficult but I had to retry the translator one a few times.

14God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:17 pm

RedShot


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Titan mode is much harder than GoW1's God mode but it's so satisfying when you beat a boss or a difficult section. Now I have to fight some Hades Legionnaires and Fire Harpies on a platform.

15God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:28 am

Infinity_Divide


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Booted this up after not playing it for about a decade. Started on hard, I don’t really know what I’m doing but I went in with the mindset of “don’t use plume” and I feel like I’ve learned a lot just in a few hours. Been using grabs as much as possible and some fights that I remember being long are going by quickly. Fun stuff, will try to beat it and move to very hard soon.

16God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:15 pm

Infinity_Divide


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Started Very Hard. That Star Fox part towards the beginning of the game is killing me haha. Gotta say, I’ve got a ton of respect for this series now. Messing around with grabs and magic and reading up a bit on some more advanced tech has been really cool. It’s also nice to play a game in the genre that’s just kind of the complete package: combat, level design, platforming, music, it has it all imo.

17God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:41 am

Royta/Raeng

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Fantastic to read, and I can understand what you mean with that latter part. Most action titles tend to really focus on one or two elements, it is rare to see one really nail the whole package. God of War II has good stories, cutscenes and all that jazz as well, not to mention great presentation for a PS2 game that really makes you feel that they did all they could with the system.

Currently playing Lords of Shadow, and I really miss God of War's platforming and how open it was. You could always derp around with double jumps, take risks etc or experiment with shorter paths. LoS feels way more on-rails.

Really still want to dive deeper into its magic system. While its combat and grabs are 'the same' as GoWI with some buffs, the magic really got a nice boost again. Really love just how it isn't all about dealing damage, but lots of great utility.

Always love this video:

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18God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:40 pm

Birdman


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The more I see and read from you guys, the more I want to play. STOOOOOOOP!

19God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:36 pm

Infinity_Divide


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Wow, that guy made that part look easy. Didn’t realize how powerful the hammer could be, good stuff.

20God of War 2 general discussion  Empty Re: God of War 2 general discussion on Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:47 pm

Royta/Raeng

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Yeah I got that video slung my way one time by SBK when I noted that the Hammer didn't feel too useful. I soon changed my tone.

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