Serious competitor of Elden Ring under Game of the Yeat, God of War: Ragnarök is again available in collector’s edition on Amazon. A boon for fans and collectors.
[Mis à jour le 06 décembre 2022 à 10h23] With a star rating of 94/100 on Metacritic, God of War: Ragnarök is one of the biggest video game successes of the year. Sony Santa Monica has held its own by offering us to discover the sequel to the adventures of Kratos and Atreus in the Seven Kingdoms, offering us an epic adventure of stunning visual quality. The good news of the day is that the collector’s edition of the game, the Jotnar edition, is once again available on Amazon Spain. A pretty incredible offer for the rarest version of the game, including accessories, the game (box in Spanish), Mjöllnir and many other surprises.
the Collector’s Edition is back!
Although God of War: Ragnarök is available on Playstation 4, it is on Playstation 5 that your gaming experience will be the most enjoyable. Sony’s latest console offers much better performance than its predecessor, and God of War: Ragnarök builds on it extremely well. The console’s SSD allows for very reduced loading times while its graphics power gives players the opportunity to play in 1440p at 60+ fps in performance mode, or in 4K at 30 fps in quality mode. Enough to closely observe the beard hair provided by our good old Kratos.
Although the Playstation 5 largely dominates the Playstation 4 in terms of performance, the latter still has some under the hood. The Playstation 4 Pro allows you to enjoy God of War: Ragnarök in HD (1080p – 1658p) at 30+ fps in performance mode, or in quality mode in 1440p – 1658p at 30 fps. For the oldest version of the console, the PS4 Standard, the game aims for 30 fps at 1080p. In short, for a console dating from 2013, the Playstation 4 holds its rank, thanks to excellent game optimization from Sony Santa Monica. Good news for anyone who hasn’t been able to find a PS5 yet.
This article aims to give you an overview of the reviews of the game. We encourage you to read the reviews of the newspapers cited here to deepen your opinion.
The return of our balding Spartan with a shaggy beard was one of the most anticipated events of 2022, perhaps just below the release of From Software’s latest title, Elden Ring. You will understand the mention of the Japanese game here since it seems that God of War: Ragnarök is almost as successful as it is, accumulating no less than 94/100 overall score on Metacritic, from an impressive total of 113 reviews. A rating that places it de facto second among the most popular games of 2022 (Elden Ring peaks at 96/100, unheard of for some time) but also in the category of undisputed masterpieces of the last ten years.
Ragnarök therefore equals its elder God of War (2018), and is definitely defined as a game not to be missed, confirming the talent of the Sony Santa Monica teams, and also allowing to raise the average of a generally very mediocre year 2022 on the plan for new releases. Note also that out of 113 reviews published, no less than 40 give it the maximum score. Like the famous newspaper IGN who attributes to him 10/10 : “God of War is a powerful accomplishment that makes its fellow human beings look like mere mortals.”
On the side of the other star newspapers of the medium, we can also notice the criticism of Destructoid who offers him 9/10. The title undoubtedly convinced Chris Carter: “God of War: Ragnarök is an exceptional showcase of what the series has to offer, a shining example of the breath it has left. Although not everything fits with the first episode from a story point of view, the heart is preserved, with new twists on the way. We’re totally on board with what Sony Santa Monica has in store for us next.”
On the French editorial side, the criticism is no less brilliant. At the house of JVCwe do not go far from the perfect note with a very good 19/20 : “ This new episode contains a moving, epic, generous and extremely dense epic. Santa Monica does at least very well in every aspect of its game and promises to make you feel a string of emotions, enough to dismiss its few weaknesses out of hand.“Among the weaknesses mentioned, we note some problems with the rhythm in the plot, the complexity of the RPG aspects, and a camera that is not always cooperative.
At the other French-language star newspaper, gamekultwe offer him 8/10 : “More intense, richer and above all longer, God of War: Ragnarök walks in the footsteps of his elder as Atreus in those of his father. At a time when the slightest success gives rise to a trilogy, Sony Santa Monica will be satisfied with this dyptich all in control, not to say in the form of a mirror, which admirably continues the odyssey of 2018 while putting the original back in perspective.“As rare negative points, the journal notes gameplay that is sometimes too repetitive, which the diversity of enemies fails to make less long, boss fights that are sometimes too sluggish, as well as certain interface and readability problems.
If God of War: Ragnarök is part of the pantheon of Playstation exclusives, nothing is engraved in rock regarding its future. Indeed, although the game is reserved for Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 consoles, it could well arrive on PC in a few months or even a few years. Sony’s policy regarding its exclusivities is changing, and the video game juggernaut intends to transport the games that have made the success and identity of its consoles on keyboard and mouse. This is particularly the case of the previous Horizon: Zero Dawn and God of War which appeared on Steam a little more than two years after their respective releases on Playstation 4. The PC market is indeed too huge to be ignored by the manufacturers of brackets.