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God of War: Ragnarok is clearly this year's last big exclusive and it will finally be available next week on Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. Contrary to those who managed to get their hands on the game very early because of a retailer, we don't intend to spoil you anything in our video review. It basically means that we have chosen not to talk precisely about a couple of things that are actually a bit fresh in the series. You won't see anything related to that in the footage we recorded and we only captured a few of the early environments to keep you safe from spoilers. Enjoy yhe video and let us know what you think!


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  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
  • We reviewed God of War: Ragnarok - 12 Gamersyde images
unknownuser0001
unknownuser0001
Commented on 2022-11-03 17:44:51
Well,you showed more than expected but nothing too bad. Looks great but we don’t know how it would look if PS5 only, does not look like a generational leap. And again, your soothing voice is always a pleasure to listen :D
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Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2022-11-04 04:17:00
I won't watch the video, but I wanted to say "thank you" for trying to not spoil as much as possible. That's always appreciated. Cheers.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2022-11-04 20:16:04 In reply to unknownuser0001
Soothing? You didn't watch the English version, did you? Because I think I was in such a rush to record this that I was not very calm and soothing. :D
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unknownuser0001
unknownuser0001
Commented on 2022-11-05 08:02:34 In reply to Driftwood
Maybe I’m biased then but I can listen you relaxed, plus you have good observations without spoiling too much :)
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g4m3er
g4m3er
Commented on 2022-11-05 09:04:23
Although I rarely leave comments, I appreciate your effort!
I don't watch gameplay videos of story driven games that I definitely want to play. :D
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dc_coder_84
dc_coder_84
Commented on 2022-11-07 11:42:24
@Driftwood: If I remember correctly you said you're not happy with the skin rendering looking like wax figures. What do you think about the faces in The Last of Us Part I and II? Any video game where do you think it's better?
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2022-11-07 12:05:58 In reply to dc_coder_84
For me it looks better in TLOU Part I and II, but to be fair, they both go for a more realistic rendering, in God of War, it might also be an artistic choice after all.
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dc_coder_84
dc_coder_84
Commented on 2022-11-07 17:48:19
I think realistic skin rendering is difficult in general even on modern GPUs. Skin is transparent to a degree and my guess is that this is an important part of the equation. Often when I see girls with makeup they look quite artificial and I think that's because of the loss of transparency. Regarding art direction I think God of War is quite realistic. Hair, fur and skin are all very challenging in 3D graphics. Graphics programmers won't be jobless anytime soon ;)
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dc_coder_84
dc_coder_84
Commented on 2022-11-07 18:12:14
John Linneman from Digital Foundry explained the visual improvements. Compared to the prequel we have better water rendering and also improved global illumination via baked lighting. Very nice! As a fan of technology fan I would have liked a PS5 only release but practically a PS4 makes perfect sense due to the very large install base. And PS5 version is still very nice with the high frame rate modes.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2022-11-07 19:48:56 In reply to dc_coder_84
Yeah the higher frame rates are indeed very welcome, and like he said, we wouldn't have had such smooth frame rates if they had pushed the hardware a lot more to get to that generational visual leap people are hoping for. It's exactly what I was thinking about as I was reviewing the game. Did I fail to mention that the water looks better now? I did say it in the French review, though again, I also said it still look a bit like oil to me. ^^
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dc_coder_84
dc_coder_84
Commented on 2022-11-07 21:38:10
In close up the water in God of War Ragnarok has a bit pixel jittery in the distance.  I was quite impressed about the water in The Last of Us Part I which was released recently on PS5 with sharp reflections, the waves generated by moving characters and also the overlapping of multiple waves.
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