What a pleasant surprise we got here: Despite the ongoing DreamHack 2018 CSGO Tournament in Marseilles, France and the never-ending ratings-rivalry between Fortnite and League of Legends while PUBG is just there sitting in the distance along with Hearthstone, there is currently one game that has surpassed all the consistently high-viewership games at the moment: a game that is not a competitive multiplayer at all: God of War. No, not the 2005 PS2 game nor the sequels and prequels after it, but rather the highly-praised 2018 revamped action-adventure game that features everyone’s (or at least the PlayStation community’s) favorite anti-hero, Kratos… but this time, with his son, Atreus.
If you haven’t had any word about PlayStation’s currently highest-rated game as well as one of the most highly-reviewed games across all platforms, God of War for the PS4 is considered the paramount right now in action-adventure. Sure, there will always be haters saying it’s just overrated or people are only overly-hyped about the PS4 exclusive, but you have to admit that the game is just so damn beautiful, and I am not just talking about the graphics—everything about it is beautiful, from the game itself to the moral practices of Santa Monica Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment America:
Yes, the game is a pinnacle of all things great about video games; from the breathtaking sceneries, the photo-realistic graphics, the Oscar-potential screenplay, the heartwarming narration, the essence of father-and-son bonding, the completely addictive combat, the beefy and action-riddled sound scoring and the music that is beyond epic. It is no surprise that this game at least got an 8.5/10 to a maximum of 5 stars, 10/10, 5.0 and 100% by various game reviewers such as IGN, Gamespot, Polygon and so on and so forth.
Not to mention that this game is FULLY-PACKED. That means no required paid DLC, no Day One purchase, no Season Pass, no microtransactions, no loot box, no hidden charges, all while delivering the player the complete experience from the start of the game to the very epic conclusion. Other gaming publishers should really take note of this. This is how you win the hearts of gamers, this is how you win the world.
And while the hype is still on fire, of course, there is going to be someone in Twitch that will do a live stream for God of War. My oh my, look who we have in the very 1st place: if it isn’t Twitch’s very own Chance “SodaPoppin” Morris, doing a 24+ hour stream, trying to finish the whole game under the very difficult setting.
I only got word of his streaming 15 hours after he made a tweet about it:
Gonna game a bit today 🙂https://t.co/cJKehTmpW9
— Chance Morris (@Sodapoppintv) April 19, 2018
By the time I joined in his party, everyone was having the same thrill as he did in the game. I personally haven’t played God of War yet (and hopefully very soon) but I was very certain he was already in the middle part of the game.
All I hear from him during combats is his frequent cussing as he always does but not in a loud obnoxious way, of course. It was funny to see him play a console game. In fact, a lot of his followers honestly feel awkward to see him play on the PS4. After all, “PC Master Race” am I right?
When I came by, he wounded himself inside this deep tunnel with a large-scale puzzle that lurked within a large temple. I can’t really judge his gaming skills here since, you know, it’s a single player game that I am not very familiar with the skill mechanics at all, but as far as I can tell, along with the viewers, he wasn’t that good in the game, as much of what happened while I was spectating was seeing Kratos get his ass beat by some witches and golems. Then again, he isn’t the superior competitive type just like the other players we’ve covered in feedroom.com, but rather as a funny entertainer. After all, he is one of the longest and biggest personalities on Twitch, and seeing him play God of War, a game that I personally adored especially during my high school days, is quite honestly fun to watch, even though Kratos’ son, Atreus, is doing most of the damage than the father himself. Hey, it’s just like a duo in a competitive multiplayer game! Wow! Take a peak of the ridiculousness that happened in the stream in this fight:
10 hours ago, someone on the r/sodapoppin subreddit said “SODA PISSED HIMSELF DIDN’T CHANGE HIS PANTS WENT TO THE TOILET DIDN’T WASH HIS HANDS AND THEN ATE A BISCUIT”
I have no idea if Sodapoppin actually did it on purpose for some discussion or maybe because it didn’t sink into him that there is a live camera in front of him, but whatever happened surely made some of his viewers cringe.
At the time of this writing, he is still live streaming God of War. If you want to check him out, just go on to https://www.twitch.tv/sodapoppin. He currently has 40,000+ viewers watching right now.