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11-Jun-20 5:34pm
#1
Frank
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1-Feb-23 5:06pm
#2
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader

I’m about 7 hours in for GoW Ragnarok and I think it finally clicked with me that I just don’t like the gameplay much. The first one I had fun because the story and the world was new but now I’m just not that interested in much beside the story, and I feel like just watching the story on YouTube.
2-Feb-23 7:56pm
#3
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader

You probably won't like it much more than you do now. You might try turning it to the easiest difficulty and completely skip all side-quests. That will make the game move much faster. You also eventually get an added layer to combat, but it's probably not enough to significantly alter your opinion of the game.
2-Feb-23 9:26pm
#4
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader

Orlandu wrote:
You probably won't like it much more than you do now. You might try turning it to the easiest difficulty and completely skip all side-quests. That will make the game move much faster. You also eventually get an added layer to combat, but it's probably not enough to significantly alter your opinion of the game.
You know honestly I gave it another go last night and lowered the difficulty to just below default and started enjoying it a lot more. I’m fully invested again for now.

I don’t know what it is about this game, I’m generally pretty good at games, but I can’t get good at this combat system
2-Feb-23 9:34pm
#5
Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

It's a big game and I had more fun when I lowered the difficulty. Just grinding away during battles got old after 15+ hours and when easier I enjoyed the faster progression.
2-Feb-23 9:40pm
#6
MrBean
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I enjoyed Ragnarok, beat it on Hard, with Plat ... but I'd kinda agree with @Shane12m.

Couldn't/can't quite put my finger on it, but it just didn't feel as fun/engaging as the first for some reason. Overall it was a absolutely a great game, but I found myself feeling that I was just grinding to get through it. I enjoyed the combat, didn't find it overly difficult until the very end of the game (two bosses stood out as very challenging). The amount of back tracking was a bit much, and in retro I should have waited to do it at the end vs. constantly doing it throughout. Still, I think it's absolutely worth the time.

Yet, I felt the same way about HFW as well. The first of each of these series was much better to me personally. Still, glad I played them, great experiences.
2-Feb-23 9:43pm
#7
Feeb
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Enemies have a bit too much health. You can use an option to start boss fights at a “checkpoint” but it’s limited to certain difficulty.
3-Feb-23 12:20am
#8
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader

There's always an enemy behind you, too. Doesn't matter how you try to position your back to a wall, they will always spawn behind you. The tight third camera and a main character that moves like a tank sucks for this type of game.
3-Feb-23 12:29am
#9
Feeb
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Yeah camera is terrible. Need to kite often and it really makes it difficult.
3-Feb-23 3:23pm
#10
MrBean
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I only found the camera to be a pain against a few of the Berserker's because of their speed.
3-Feb-23 3:32pm
#11
Archer
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Its odd. I loved the first one. But I have zero interest in playing Ragnarok.
Same with Horizon. Loved the first, no interest in Forbidden West.
3-Feb-23 7:27pm
#12
kevolones
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

I played Ragnarok on Normal difficulty. I remember I played the first one on the hardest and it took away from the experience. I found Normal Difficulty to be perfectly balanced for a fun yet challenging playthrough. Plat is not tied to the difficulty either
3-Feb-23 7:31pm
#13
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader

@Archer You aren't missing much. Both sequels are a step down. Both are fine examples of more not necessarily being better.
3-Feb-23 7:38pm
#14
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

disagree on Horizeon FW. They expanded the story, kept the awesome gameplay and made a really good game. I liked it as much as the first one. Can't wait for the third installment.

Haven't played GoW R yet, but we'll see...
3-Feb-23 9:02pm
#15
bill
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@Archer I feel similarly. Well, I want to play both, but I'm in no rush.
3-Feb-23 10:18pm
#16
Archer
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@bill I'll probably play Ragnarok once it hits PS+ next year. Or at least check it out. I already checked out HFW, with the PS+ trial. I think I only got 15 minutes into it before shutting it off and deleting it. I didn't like anything about it.
3-Feb-23 10:44pm
#17
Feeb
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HFW is much better than Rag imo. Freedom / improv is the highlight.
3-Feb-23 11:06pm
#18
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader

I got about 3-4 hours in and gave up on it. Not sure why, but moving around felt so clumsy (getting stuck on the environment, poor flow in general). Had to turn on all the accessibility stuff just to see what I could even grab. Elden Ring felt way better, which was surprising to me since From games tend to feel kind of stiff.
3-Feb-23 11:29pm
#19
Feeb
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Totally different games.
4-Feb-23 12:20am
#20
Groo
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HFW love the stash box and quick refill and overflow going to it etc I like not being punished for harvesting or collecting. I upgraded all I got BUT have not picked up the outfits or weapons to purchase. Alloy does mention being Hot and Cold etc, I will get the purple level stuff when they are available. Didn’t upgrade the few given outfits just the original one, Nora Proud!

Speaking of collecting I kept picking up Bristleback Spheres, well I am pretty sure I was picking up warm spheres of crap. Around the Poseidon mission, I saw a couple of spheres by the water hole then while getting them, my tame fire Bristleback was in the screen and while walking forward I saw more sphere. Have I been cleaning up his poop?
4-Feb-23 5:22am
#21
bill
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I have a slight resentment toward GOW2Rag because the only way I finally got a PS5 was to get it with a bundled GOW2Rag (just a code) at full price (~$70).

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