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God of War Ragnarok: what to know before buying the game

In this article we will reveal everything you need to know about God of War Ragnarok, the new title from Santa Monica Studios

Among all the titles coming out in 2022 God of War Ragnarok it was certainly one of the most anticipated. Fans of the saga waited years to get their hands on this game, but they certainly weren’t the only ones interested. In fact, many too new players who have never tried a title of Santa Monica Studios they set their sights on the new one Sony exclusive. To help newbies understand what they will be up against in the new God of War Ragnarok we have therefore decided to write this article, where we will reveal to you everything you need to know before buying the game.

Inevitable Prophecies

One of the main themes that are covered within the new God of War is fate. In fact, during the game our protagonists will have to look for a way to be able to free themselves from the chains of fate and prevent the Ragnarok prophecy from coming true. For those unfamiliar with it, this ancient Norse myth tells of a great war that will destroy all nine kingdoms, an event that Kratos and especially Atreus absolutely do not want to attend. Also on the finale of the previous chapter is also revealed another extremely disturbing prophecy (which we will not talk about to avoid spoilers) that our protagonists will have to try to avoid in every way. Being able to escape from fate is not at all easy, especially in a world like that of Norse mythology, but in the end Kratos itself represents an unexpected variable in the Nordic myths and consequently it could lead to unexpected implications.

A new director – God of War Ragnarok: what to know

If you have played and enjoyed the God of War of 2018 for sure you will know Cory Balrog, the game director of the game. The development of Ragnarok, however, was not led by Cory, but rather by Eric Williams. This change of director has caused a lot of concern for some fans, but apparently the project remained in good hands. Eric indeed he collaborated in the development of all previous chapters of the saga and also during the creation of Ragnarok it was joined by Balrog himself. The figure of Cory has become very important for fans and some of them associate it with the success of the new God of War genre, but the passing of the baton is a very common practice in the industry and consequently it must not cause unnecessary alarmism.

God of War Ragnarok: what to know before buying the game

Big returns and new acquaintances – God of War Ragnarok: what to know

Obviously in God of War Ragnarok will make their appearance many new characters of Norse mythology and many of them have already been announced openly. For example, we know that at some point Kratos and Atreus will end up meeting Tyrthe Norse god of war, and Angrboda, one of the last giants still alive. In addition, it is well known that in the course of the adventure our protagonists will be forced to clash with Odin and Thorwhat appear to be the main antagonists of the story.

Obviously, however, in this title there are not only new faces. If you have played God of War in 2018 then for sure you will have grown fond of the many unique characters you came across on your adventure. Fortunately, in the sequel you will have the opportunity to meet many old friends again, such as for example Sindri, Brok and of course Mimir. The return of many old acquaintances though may discourage new players, as they may fear they will have to deal with individuals they know very little about. Fortunately, Santa Monica has also thought of those who want to look out for the first time in the saga with this chapter, offering them several options to retrieve past information. For example, from the main menu it is possible to listen to a summary very exhaustive of the previous chapter. In addition, during your adventure you can also listen to the many tales of Mimir and consult your diary at any time for more information on the characters encountered.

God of War Ragnarok: what to know before buying the game

Traveling between realms – God of War Ragnarok: what to know

The previous God of War chapter was mostly set in Midgardbut in the course of the adventure it was also possible to visit some of the other kingdoms of Norse mythology. In some cases these places were central to the story, while in others they were only intended to host some challenges or side quests. In Ragnarok instead not only you can visit all nine kingdoms, but once you have unlocked them you can even travel freely from one to the other. Apparently there will also be very small worlds here linked to particular challenges or secondary missions, but this time they will be very few compared to the larger realms.

God of War Ragnarok: what to know before buying the game

The return of the sequence shot – God of War Ragnarok: what to know

One of the main features that characterized 2018’s God of War was the choice of use a single sequence shot throughout the game. For the uninitiated, the sequence shot is a directing technique that consists in making a very long scene through a single take, without cuts or interruptions. This particularity of God of War has been very much appreciated and fortunately it seems to have made a strong comeback in Ragnarok as well.

God of War Ragnarok: what to know before buying the game

Photo mode coming soon – God of War Ragnarok: what to know

The photo mode has become a recurring element in PlayStation Studios titles and consequently it is reasonable to expect to find it also in God of War Ragnarok. But unfortunately at the moment this function is not yet available within the game, though Santa Monica has already stated that it is working to release it as soon as possible. For the moment we still don’t know exactly when it will be available photo mode, but maybe we won’t have to wait too long. In fact, recently a modder managed to unlock and use an embryonic but working version of the photo mode by God of War Ragnarok. Considering the quality of this incomplete version, it is possible that we won’t have to wait much longer for a complete photo mode.

God of War Ragnarok: what to know before buying the game

The end of the saga – God of War Ragnarok: what to know

Apparently both Cory Balrog and Eric Williams have confirmed that God of War Ragnarok will mark the end of the Norse saga of Kratos. However, this does not mean that it will also be the end for the entire God of War series. In fact, in the future, nothing prevents Santa Monica from creating completely new titles in other mythological worlds. In the past, in fact, it has been confirmed that in the God of War universe there are at the same time many kingdoms that represent all the main mythologies of the world. Consequently, there is the possibility of perhaps seeing a prequel in which Kratos visits the world of the Egyptian gods or a completely new sequel dedicated to Atreus.

God of War Ragnarok: what to know before buying the game

Ready for Ragnarok

This concludes our article on what to know before buying God of War Ragnarok. Now you surely have all the information you need to properly undertake this fantastic journey into Norse mythology. However, if you are interested in learning even more about the game, we invite you to take a look also at the other guides present here on our site:

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