Someone has imagined what God of War Raganrok, a game that first came out on November 9, would look like it had been released on the original PlayStation back in the 90s. The concept of a “demake” has become quite popular, with titles such as Resident Evil 6 has had retro treatment recently. There is clearly something appealing about taking a modern release and turning the clock back several years or decades. If nothing else, it shows how far the industry has come.
God of War Ragnarok has been critically acclaimed by fans and media alike. It became one of the most anticipated games of this year, maybe even of this entire generation. In fact, Santa Monica Studios’ follow-up to the 2018 reboot has been nominated for multiple honors at this year’s The Game Awards, including Game of the Year and Best Game Direction. It’s a testament to the quality of the title, but one person wanted to imagine what the game would have looked like if it had been released even earlier.
As spotted by The Gamer, YouTube channel Jackarte has uploaded a new video of God of War Ragnarokonly it’s been given the demake treatment, making it look like a more primitive release from the heady days of 1999. Complete with the PS1 splash screen, this mock-up is a complete rehash of the official launch trailer, only with extremely blocky graphics.
While the video uses the high-quality audio of the original, its pixelated and low-resolution visuals give it the look of something released in a bygone era of gaming. It should be said that what Jackarte has uploaded does not represent a teaser for an upcoming fan-demake of the game. This is just a concept, but for the older ones watching, it may create feelings of nostalgia for the days of the OG PlayStation console.
There have been other fan-made projects celebrating the antics of Kratos. Recently someone did a crappy remake of it god of war in just five days, using free assets found online as well as a map that had been created by their boyfriend. The result is as one would expect, but the fact that they managed to put something together in such a short time is absolutely commendable.
As a beloved hack and slash franchise, bringing with it one of the most iconic action heroes in all of gaming, god of war got new life with the reboot a few years ago. As such, fans were eager to see where the series would go, and happily so Ragnarok Doesn’t seem to be disappointing.
God of War Ragnarok is available now for PS4 and PS5.
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Source: The Gamer