When booting up God of War, it becomes obvious fairly quickly that it’s an overwhelming game. It takes several hours to get a proper grasp of many of the mechanics, so I’ve provided you a spoiler-free head start with some of the tips that I think will help you battle through.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ATREUS IN COMBAT
Early on in the game, I’ve often forget to use Atreus in combat, but he’s super useful. As you continue to upgrade him he’ll actually become necessary to beat some of the tougher enemies. His arrows will keep respawning too, so you can pretty much just keep mashing square during combat in order to chain his shots between enemies. You’ll also be able to use him to expose enemies and fetch things for you.
MASTER THE STATS
One of the first things that will surprise you in the new God of War is that there’s six stat categories, that you can upgrade based on elements that you apply as well as which armour/gear you’ve got equipped.