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God of War

After 48 hours of gameplay, I have fully completed–or, as the kids say, Platted–Sony’s critically acclaimed God of War.

I enjoyed the game thoroughly. It is quite possibly one of the best I’ve ever played. Cory Barlog and crew deserve all the praise they’re getting. I had a few minor gripes with how the story ended, but having observed the story more closely post-game (by way of meticulous consumption of YouTube videos) I have changed my mind, and since decided that it couldn’t have been better.

On the whole, the story is masterfully embedded in the vast world of Norse mythology, letting us explore not just Midgard, but Alfheim, Nifleheim, Muspelheim and Helheim, too, through a travel room (think: a TARDIS for the Yggdrasil) built by the god Tyr.

Here are four gorgeous screenshots from the game.

If you have a PS4, you need to play this game. It’s an experience like no other.

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The Last of Us

I finished the game yesterday. It was one hell of a ride.

The pacing of the story was perfect. There was action just when you wanted there to be action and then there were heavy emotional moments when you wanted those. It felt more like a movie you could interact with, than a game. 

On top of the story being perfectly told, it was pretty challenging, too. Halfway through, I changed the difficulty from Normal to Easy, because some levels were a little difficult to get through, especially if you broke stealth. 

A sequel will be released in May. I’m looking forward to playing that. 

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Origins

I’m almost at the end of Assassin’s Creed Origins. I absolutely loved it, so much so that I bought the two DLCs.

It is more intense than any AC game that came before it. Huge, too. The combat system took a little getting used to. But it was fun.

Thanks to the PS4’s always-on gameplay recording feature, I was able to capture moments like this, too:

This is not a huge achievement by any means, but very thrilling for a non-gamer like me.

I hope Odyssey won’t disappoint.