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The new God of War is out now, and you can listen to the soundtrack for free!

So God of War comes out today.  I will admit, I have been interested in the new setting and story, but not enough to preorder the game.  The last God of War Game, Ascension, I looked at and literally shrugged.  Definitely a case of franchise burnout.

If you don’t know about the God of War series, you play a Spartan warrior named Kratos with a dark history.  He has two basics modes – killing everything on the screen, and not killing everything on the screen.  There are usually some light puzzle aspects to the game, but overall the series has been an excuse for serious levels of violence to be displayed in as much detail as possible.  God of War has serious roots in Greek mythology, and ultimately sees you taking on all of the Greek Gods.

If you don’t know about the God of War series, you play a Spartan warrior named Kratos with a dark history.  He has two basics modes – killing everything on the screen, and not killing everything on the screen.  There are usually some light puzzle aspects to the game, but overall the series has been an excuse for serious levels of violence to be displayed in as much detail as possible.  God of War has serious roots in Greek mythology, and ultimately sees you taking on all of the Greek Gods.

The new game sees Kratos years later a lot calmer and with family no less.  The trailer gives you a good idea of the story, but essentially you travel with your son and try to teach him not to make all the mistakes Kratos did with his life.

The more I see of the new game, the more I am coming around, so maybe I will give the new God of War a go in the near future.

But visuals aren’t the only positive of the God of War series.  The musical score has been amazing through the series, matching some truly epic battles on the screen.  And now, you can listen to the entire God of War soundtrack thanks to Spotify!

The playlist SHOULD work, but the Spotify web app seems to be having some problems at the moment.  If you can’t play anything, you can open the album directly on the link here.

So looking at ‘another’ Cthulhu based game – Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection.  It comes in a book, which I thought I was cute.  A push your luck card game?  So it should be quick.  Then I was floored to see who had designed it.  A certain Dr Reiner Knizia.

Dr Reiner Knizia is a legendary board game designer.  Even people that don’t enjoy his games generally acknowledge the contributions he has made to the hobby.  The first game that comes to mind is Tigris & Euphrates – a 20+ year old board game that has withstood the test of time to date.

To be honest I started looking for the rules after pledging.  It’s AUD$50ish with shipping and a Lovecraft Reiner Knizia Game.  Sold.

Now, this does seem to go against a lot of advice I have given about looking at what you are buying, ensuring it’s what you expect and so on.  Rest assured, I have had a good look and I am happy I have pledged.

And it really is a pretty simple game.  Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection has players trying to collect a set of sigils to banish an accidentally summoned monster back to where it came.

The rules are simple, and the campaign is presented in a very dry manner, but it’s worth checking out the Kickstarter campaign page and deciding for yourself.

Miskatonic University The Restricted Collection Box
Not only does this book contain unspeakable secrets, but a game as well
Miskatonic University The Restricted Collection Components
Can you find all the pieces in the library?

Avengers: Infinity War is less than a week away!

Yeah, this is just pure excitement on my part.  If you aren’t already excited, there is nothing I can say here to sway you.  I have my tickets already, but they aren’t exciting to watch.  So I am just going to watch the trailer.  Again.

Only five more sleeps before I see it!

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