My flask is half full
- Apr 5, 2020
If worse comes to worse, GoW3 was remastered on PS4 and plays the best of the original trilogy (some may nitpick this but it ultimately is the smoothest and most responsive), and there are always story mode collections on YouTube for the first two if you don’t end up playing them. Just be aware that Kratos had ultimately been pushed off the deep end by 3, so his rage is at the forefront by then.I don't know if any of the original trilogy are available on PS4, and while I do have a PS3, I don't currently have any working controllers for it; one of them has a joystick that won't go all the way to the edges, and the other is a third-party wireless controller with noticeable input lag.
I really cannot recommend at least GoW 3 enough though, considering it was the culmination of both the epic set piece battles and classic combat, platforming and puzzle solving that pretty much defined action adventure of the 6th and 7th gen. I highlight adventure because there’s a distinction to be made there next to pure action games like DMC, Bayonetta, Ninja Gaiden, etc. which GoW never was or ever claimed to be.
It does what it sets out to do exceptionally well though, and I’ll always have fond memories of those games.