God of War ENDING UNMARKED SPOILERS thread

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God of War ENDING UNMARKED SPOILERS thread

Post by One-armed dwarf » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:34 pm

8)

No zip face emojis here.

I can't properly depack the whole thing right now, but yeah it was great.

It had just started to test my patience for the final hours or so but then picked it up again with a brilliant finale.

Unmarked spoiler zone.




















I had read the myth a little bit on wikipedia and worked out easily enough how things would go down with Baldur, as did One-Two. But interesting in the page was that it was Loki who did it by hitting him with a mistletoe arrow. In GoW Atreus does it... but he is Loki :o

Marvel folk, Loki is a villain right? Is this shit kid going to be Vergil?

I thought that they gave the villain just the right amount of screen time. Only a couple of scenes and enough that he had his pathos without being overdone.

Also really impressed how the riff on that myth about Freya/Frigg, Baldur and doing anything for your kids.

All told really top notch stuff, I'm going to try a run of the original trilogy now to fill in some missing gaps, tho will see how that goes I guess.
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:37 pm

Loki's positive relations with the gods end with his role in engineering the death of the god Baldr and Loki is eventually bound by Váli with the entrails of one of his sons
Oh shit they foreshadow this shit in the murals at the end :o

OneTwo get out why are you in here
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:58 pm

This rogue like business is the absolute worst
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:03 pm

Yeah, actually, I wish I hadn’t bothered getting the other trophies because this is really putting me off the Platinum in a massive way
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:55 pm

Actually I take it back you can turn it to easy and have this done in about an hour and a half
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:08 pm

Am I only the one who saw the “Years Later” ending?

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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:11 pm

Don't tell Blakey about it whatever you do
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:13 pm

:lol:

So that wasn’t a 100% ending thing, then, you get that just for going back to the house?
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:15 pm

1) I don’t understand why it Thor years to turn up

2) How does Kratos not know who he is :lol: the head and the boy literally don’t shut up about them the entire fucking game :lol:
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:18 pm

Yeah I just went straight back and got it.

I don't know, it's obviously a sequel hook thing but it felt lame. The game has a weird sense of closure cause it's so open.

Also Blakey when you get to this thread you will see how silly your moaning in the film thread has been.

Anyway I really liked the Loki reveal. I dunno. It's sort of weird cause I don't know much about the character beyond Tom Hiddleston version but he's apparently the harbinger of the apocalypse and father of the world serpent. Which makes Kratos the serpents Grandad. Also the serpent looks like Kratos.

Really weird game
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:23 pm

maf-me-quick wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:21 pm
One-armed dwarf wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Take it from me, GoW has massive surprises later on.
We I’ll actually have to talk about this elsewhere but, does it, though? 🤔
I feel it does but I guess your reaction is down to investment or whatever.

I was pleased with how it went, it's obviously a quieter type deal though
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:27 pm

Story wise there wasn’t really anything in the game that stunned me. I was just more confused than anything. How is Loki the kid? What does that even mean for the future? I don’t understand the why of it’s importance, I suppose.

And apart from that...

I don’t know. I thought the story telling in the game was weak. I think the characterisations of other characters beyond Kratos was quite weak.
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:44 pm

I'm less into the character representation than the broad themes it's trying to go for I think.

Like I did really find it cool how at the end you realise it's sort of riffing on this whole myth of a good intentioned mother who did an ill-judged thing cause she would do anything for her son, even die for him.

They're probably embellishing the myth with the 'I hate you mom' stuff but I like that kind of symmetry. When it works.

Also I like weird things and the weirdness of Kratos being Grandad to a giant snake is not to be understated.

I'm wondering if they keep it this small narrative. If GoW keeps being a story about revenge does it become about Freya getting revenge on Kratos, and Thor getting his revenge on Kratos and Atreus for killing his sons?
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Post by maf-me-quick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:46 pm

The last trilogy was about revenge. Early this trilogy will be about parental bonds.

Also I didn’t pick up on any of that stuff you did.
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:51 pm

I didn't either until I saw a thread poring over the mythological backing of it all and what the late game reveals imply for the way things will probably roll out.

Atreus/'Loki' will trigger Ragnarok and will birth the serpent out his mouth ( :o ) when Kratos dies. There's something like that on a mural.

This is where having a bit more Norse knowledge makes the whole thing more interesting I think, not being completely in the dark like Blakey would want. Though again I only got this through reading a thread on reddit or something.
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