The Finer Details Of God of War

I’ve recently just wrapped my play through of God of War. Fantastic game! Putting aside the gameplay however for another time, I wanted to focus strictly on the visuals, or one aspect of it.

Throughout this game, and 1.81 GB later of screenshots, it’s safe to say that I feel this is one of the prettiest games I’ve ever laid eyes on. Everything is crisp, colourful, sharp, and moves fluidly. It’s quite amazing a game that looks this good is running on something as old as the PS4.

What strikes me most though is the attention to detail. There’s probably tons of little things I may have missed, but one thing stood out to me riding up one of the many wooden elevator shafts. I was amazed to see how light was being handled.

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That’s right, as I passed by that little torch in the back, the light shone through Kratos’s ear cartilage…. WHAT?! Games can do that?!

Well yes they can. When I saw this, I nabbed a quick screenshot, and did a quick google search. Much to my surprise, Kratos isn’t the first PS4 character to have godly ears. This rare but menacing ability has been used by none other than Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4.


It’s may not be the most amazing thing in the world, but to me, in a world where consoles are competing to output 4k, HDR and what not, it’s cool to see smaller details like this literally shine through.

Have you noticed light shining through video game characters ear cartilage? Are there other finer details you’ve had the pleasure of seeing in video game? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

3 thoughts on “The Finer Details Of God of War

    1. haha cartilage test, i like that!

      yea there are so many awesome little details. The skin textures are great, I love how Kratos looks like he’s almost covered in ash it seems. Don’t get me started on the beards of God of War. It seems each hair strand has it’s own life.

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