God of War demake reimagines the PlayStation classic as a turn-based RPG from 1998

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If you’ve ever wondered what 2018’s God of War would have looked like if it had launched on PS1, this incredibly well-made dmake is your answer.

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The latest 64bits dmake re-imagined God of War as a turn-based RPG from 1998, using Breath of Fire 4 as the template. Like most dmakes, you can’t actually play it, but the video above shows the title screen, loading screen, and some cinematic and gameplay footage. You can see Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir having a brief conversation on their boat before docking and being greeted by a draughter, nightmare, and ogre. The upcoming battle has all the characteristics of a classic RPG, giving everyone a numbered health bar and the hit points for each attack. Atreus also performs a highly dramatic special attack with his bow that takes out the monster and ends the fight. Here’s a preview of the dmake, and you can watch the full video youtube,

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The whole thing is really well made, especially the low score and classic PlayStation sounds, which do well to set the eerie mood of the scene. But don’t take it from us! Demake has an official seal of approval from God of War director Corey Barlaug, who shared some love for the project on Twitter.

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Rewinding the clock has been a trend on popular PlayStation games lately. We think this demake of The Last of Us channels Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, while this demo from Resident Evil Village may be scarier than the actual PS5 game. There’s also a Bloodborne dmake that you’ll actually be able to play next month — check out our chat with its developer for more on that.

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