+Character depth and growth is astoundingly well done
+Some of the best visuals made available on the PlayStation 4
+The sound design is superb and stands out among its peer titles
+Combat has been slowed down and given purpose for both Kratos and Atreus
+The semi-open world is rather well designed, allowing for players to explore it to its fullest
Within the opening minutes of God of War, you quickly come to realize several things and each of them is equally as important to the game than they were in previous titles in the series. Kratos has taken a step back from his former self. Long gone are the days of the Blades of Chaos whirling about, hissing in the air before they slash across a foe, quickly sending them spiraling to the ground in a bloody mess. This time, Kratos has changed. He’s not the demigod that we once knew. Now, he’s a man, a father, and the beloved to his now deceased Midgardian wife.