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God of War Ragnarok: What to Expect | Puzzles, Graphics, Combat, Progression, and More

Learn what’s new in the new addition to the God of War franchise

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The God of War Ragnarok is the freshest addition to the God of War franchise.  The franchise is known for its badass god-slaying protagonist, Kratos, who has taken a soft-hearted turn after the introduction of his son Atreus.

Ragnarok builds up the character development of Kratos throughout the games(especially in the last one) but retains the badass elements of crushing your enemies with one flick of your weapon. God of War never fails to make its players feel like a badass.

Now with Ragnarok coming out, loyal fans of the franchise are waiting at the edge of their seats for more information on the game. There’s actually a lot to expect from it. Complete with puzzles, graphics, combat, and more. Here’s what to expect on the latest addition to Kratos & Atreus’s journey.

What to Expect from God of War Ragnarok

There’s no avoiding that there is a large hype surrounding this game right now. This is largely due to the success of the previous installment. Will they retain certain elements or have they added a bunch of new ones? Here’s a breakdown of all notable changes to God of War: Ragnarok.

Game specs and Graphics Performance

Right off the bat, Ragnarok is a whopping 98-Gigabyte download. Expect a large download coming in before you play. But this is understandable since the visuals are a stark upgrade from the previous title.

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It’s almost like watching a hit movie, except you get to play the badass main character.

Accessibility and Customization

The most notable change in Ragnarok is the multitude of customization options available for its players. It even rivals the customization options normally available for PC players.

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Players can customize literally everything they can see on screen. From motion blur, and camera shake to customizing controls and so many more.

Gameplay and Combat

As you probably guessed from the trailer, the game picks up right after the events of the previous game. Ragnarok shows the ramifications of the events of the previous game.

In terms of combat, Ragnarok retains the classic God of War progression. Players start off with the Axe and Chains and progress throughout the game.

The combat feels familiar and that is a very good thing. There’s a reason why gamers love to smash enemies in the face – and it’s to feel like a god-slaying badass.

Game progression

Like previous God of War titles, the game has Skill trees that upgrade your weapons like Axe and Chains. Ragnarok included a slight revamp but retains the classic lovable elements like the format.

Exploration and puzzles

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There are no significant changes to puzzles in Ragnarok, which is a good thing. Players go to certain sections of the map and defeat bosses to progress through each place.

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Frozen Flame Review: What to Expect from this new ARPG Survival Game

Get ready for the newest RPG survival game this Fall of 2022. Welcome to Arcana.

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Frozen Flame Review What to Expect from this new ARPG Survival Game

Dreamside Interactive is about to release its new story-based action role-playing game called the Frozen Flame. This is not just your ordinary role-playing games that deal with human NPCs that will give you certain tasks and quests to complete. Frozen Flame is more than that.

This game is about your adventure inside Arcana, a land that was once governed by dragons. Now, intoxicated by the curse, the land needs a soul capable of harnessing the primeval magic to lead the land and gather allies to fight against the Ice Citadel.

As the antagonist of the game, the Ice Citadel will spread darkness and rot over the realm.

While it is already an interesting story plot, there are still a lot of things that you have to learn aside from the story itself.

Frozen Flame Review: Is it Worth Considering?

What to Expect from this new ARPG Survival Game – Frozen Flame
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While it is exciting to know what awaits you inside the game, it is important to familiarize yourself first with basic things before we delve deeper into the game.

In this guide, we will tell you everything that you have to expect from the game. This includes the explorations, combat, world, specializations, and house buildings.

Let’s get started!

Explorations

Explorations Frozen Flame
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Since the previous access to the game was just a demo, Citadel was not able to get covered. However, the first area of the game was.

In the early area of Frozen Flame, there were already enemies that needs to be taken down. Once they are killed, you can loot the items that they have to add to your inventory. You can also loot crates. Destroy them and you can collect items such as armor blueprints.

One of the first tasks you will be asked to do is search for four masks that will be used to activate the teleporter. However, these masks are protected by bosses so you will have to be in your game face.

Frozen Flame
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What makes Frozen Flame more interesting is because of the vast world that it has. The whole environment has a lot of enemies to defeat, dungeons to explore, and hidden areas with chests that are yet to be discovered.

Combat

Combat
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So far, the game is still lacking a variety of enemies. As of today, the only enemies that you will encounter are the floaters, cursed natives, warthogs, and skeletons that can be found in the dungeons which are very deadly.

However, it is only expected to have a limited variety of enemies, since this is just the early area of the game.

In terms of fighting, you will have a stamina bar that you have to consider. But going all-out on an enemy and using all this up won’t cause you anything.

As the game progresses, you will eventually have skills to fight enemies. But skills are not the only way to fight them. You will also have your weapons.

Skills
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At first, you will have a wood-cutting axe equipped. But once your house is already built, you can start crafting weapons to significantly improve your damage.

But more importantly, you have to craft the weapon that will best match your specialization and skills which will also be covered later.

World

World

While you are roaming around the area, you will find these pillars and stone tablets that you can interact with.

These small stone tablets will give you a sneak peek at the game’s lore, while the pillars will help you activate challenges. But these challenges are just the simple ones such as catching a specific number of fish, defeating a certain number of enemies, and finding hidden objects or altars.

Both the pillars and stone tablets will help you gain exp and level up fast. Once you level up fast, you will get to modify your character more. This is because each level rewards you with an increase in your stats and a certain amount of the game currency called the Frozen Flame.

Specializations

Specializations

As mentioned earlier, you will have to collect Frozen Flames. This currency is technically skill points. You can use the skill points to choose from the three specializations. You can go to the altar and spin it using the Frozen Flame.

The three specializations that you can choose from are warrior, mage, and archer.

Each specialization will have three active skills and three passive skills.

Building Mechanics

House Building

Lastly is house building. To be able to construct your house, you must first gather enough number of the needed resources such as branches, twigs, stones, and wood.

Once you have already gathered the needed resources, you can start off by laying down the construction core or the base of your house. So make sure that before you plot your construction core, you have already picked a good spot that is flat.

One interesting fact about your construction core is that you can teleport to it. So, one thing you might want to consider doing is building your house beside or near the construction core.

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