Spoiler Warnings for some stuff in God of War (2018).
Well, as the title suggested, I love when a game’s story effects the way you fight. I call these narrative battle mechanics. In order to have strong narrative battle mechanics though, the game first has to have a strong narrative. The game must have a compelling beginning, middle, and end that captivates players and invests them in the characters’ journey. Unfortunately, this separates a lot of games from this particular niche mechanic despite some stellar and evocative battle mechanics. But not God of War!
Aquaman crossed $1 billion world wide at the box office a couple weeks ago. I can’t believe this movie topped The Dark Knight. Is Aquaman a good film though? Definitely not. Is it a fun film? Sure. You can have both though, and wish this movie did. Here’s what I liked about the film and what I didn’t like (more fun).