God of War Ragnarok has been anticipated since it was first shown in 2020. The PS4 continuation of the franchise took many aback with its different gameplay, the way Kratos came off with his personality, and more. Gone were the days of it just being a brutal action game where you’d kill enemies without care or mercy. Now, we were getting a game that was as thought-provoking as it was fun to play. The sequel has been getting a lot of buzz, thanks to previews. But many want to know the review scores for the game. Thankfully, those have just come out, and they’re very optimistic.
At the time of this writing, as noted on Twitter, the game sits at a 94 on Metacritic. Of course, that might go up or down depending on how many other reviews are approved for the site. But even if it was to be a few points lower, the game is clearly beloved by those who have played it so far.
Many are saying that because of these review scores, the game could easily be in the running for Game of the Year. Or that the game could win it. The current frontrunner is Elden Ring, which came out in February this year. Most felt that title by FromSoftware would be hard to overcome, but that’s apparently not the case now. Or, at least, it has some competition. Plus, there are other recent titles and one upcoming RPG that might also throw a monkey wrench into a “surefire win” for the open-world title.
Going back to God of War Ragnarok, many will be relieved that the title is getting such love. The team at Santa Monica Studio has been releasing videos lately to showcase the work they’ve put into the title. They’ve been showing many things, from worldbuilding to the look of the game, the combat, etc. The takeaway from those videos is that they wanted to top everything they did in the previous game, and it looks like they may have succeeded.
But that’s not the only thing that has come out for the game. A very unique Japanese commercial has come to promote the title too. Check it out below:
Yeah, that’s a real commercial that’s being played in Japan. We don’t get it either, but it definitely fits the aesthetic of Japan doing whatever they want to get the message out. You might recall another commercial that uniquely promoted the upcoming title via celebrity dads and their children and how the dads dressed up as Kratos.
If nothing else, this will get people talking about God of War Ragnarok more, which is not bad. It’ll be curious to see how the game sales do within its first week once it launches on the 9th.