God of War Ragnarok isn’t just a game of family bonding and bone-crushing brutality, it often throws puzzles at Kratos and Atreus. Similar to 2018’s God of War, these cerebral roadblocks usually require you to use recently acquired tools and abilities to solve them, and provide a nice breather after the more intense combat sequences.
The problem here though, as several people have pointed out online, is that God of War Ragnarok doesn’t give you too much time to solve these puzzles before one of your companions starts offering solutions. It’s worth noting that there’s an option to extend the time allotted to you to figure out how to successfully complete these mysteries, but it’s not long enough for some people.
If a video game gives you the answer to a puzzle 20 seconds after you’ve found it, there was really no point in including the puzzle, to begin with.
The fact that God of War Ragnarok is the second game I’ve played this year to do this is absolutely ridiculous.
— Joseph Pugh (Gideons Gaming) (@GideonsGaming) November 10, 2022
To find that option, go to options, gameand then select puzzle timing. Select Extended + and you get more time to unravel the mysteries of the realms.
God of War Ragnarok isn’t the first Sony game to see noticeable hand-holding. In Horizon Forbidden West, released in February, Aloy constantly talked to himself about puzzle solutions, and this also became a point of criticism for players. For now, the only foolproof option for getting through God of War Ragnarok’s puzzles without backseat adventurers offering tips on how to finish them is turning off subtitles and turning your volume down.
An upcoming patch will add a photo mode to God of War Ragnarok after launch, and Sony’s first-party games have a good track record of updates that include new features and extras, so there could eventually be more time to think about a level mystery. in the game.
If you need a little extra help, you can check out the GameSpot hub for God of War Ragnarok guides. You can read about how Ragnarok crafting works, where to get Frozen Flame and Chaos Flame, where to find all Hel Tears, and much more.
“For every moment of brutality, there’s one of genuine and relatable emotion,” wrote Tamoor Hussain in GameSpot’s God of War Ragnarok review. “How they land will vary from person to person, but there were several that brought tears to my eyes. God of War Ragnarok at least confirms Sony Santa Monica’s story team as one of the best in the business.”
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