It's clear that this game takes a leaf from Kratos' book, but it also brings something different to the table. Conan just seems more, well, barbaric than God of War, and this permeates through the entire experience. Combos are gorier and more over-the-top, the scale seems larger (Temple of Pandora? No thank you), and the character of Conan himself is larger than life. I'm a big fan of the combat system in general. Combos are well rounded and a snap to perform, puzzles take some thought, and the graphics are very impressive.
I'm also a big fan of the fact that Conan largely pits you against human foes. A game that touts brutal and violent action really should have you fight against foes that can be hurled, dismembered, and eviscerated. God of War's opponents are often to large and fantastical for the kind of brutality that can be unleashed upon Conan's pirates and soldiers.
A fairly short quest is this title's only hangup. Overall, a superb play package.
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