God of War Ragnarok’s recap video makes the game’s story more confusing
This is just a wild guess, but I don’t think I’ll be the only person whose first God of War game will be God of War Ragnarök. Luckily for me, the developers already anticipated players who didn’t play God of War (2018). As you boot up Ragnarök a very convenient option appears on top of the main menu, titled “God of War recap.”
At first, I thought it would help folks like me go into Ragnarök knowing confidently what happened in the previous game and what to expect in this game. However, after watching it, I’m more convinced that it’s actually intended for those who just haven’t played God of War in a while. That’s because the minute-and-a-half-long video incoherently jumps from scene to scene, and it gets delivered without context and or any actual direct plot summary of the first game. Even though I watched it, I have no clue what happened. So I decided it would be funny to write a post about what I think happened in God of War based on the official recap in Ragnarök’s main menu.
There’s a big, strong bearded guy named Kratos and a little child named Atreus. I can figure at least this much out because, surprise, I knew who they were already. The game starts because Atreus’ mother passes away and he and his father want to spread her ashes on a mountain peak.
It seems like a pretty difficult task because a random lady says that the region is a realm of the gods. I don’t know if that’s the region of the mountain they have to go to, but I’m going to assume that it is, because why on Earth would they want to go there otherwise. Kratos tells someone they are a god; however, I can’t tell if it’s being addressed to Atreus or to this lady, Freya. I’m assuming it’s Freya, because the recap shows her using magical powers that can make plants grow, and she refers to being the leader of the Vanir.
Kratos cuts the head off a guy named Mimir and then promptly presents it to a giant dragon thing. I don’t know why Mimir would invite Kratos to cut off his head, but the clip shows Kratos lifting a head up, so I think Kratos did the thing. Mimir mentions Kratos killing the children of Odin, who I’m guessing are gods. Then Kratos gives a li’l hot gossip about himself. Apparently he chose to become a man, but actually he’s a god. So I don’t know if he’s a god or a man or just a really strong man now.
Atreus learns he’s a god. He says he’s a giant but he looks to be a normal height to me. That leads Atreus to think he can do whatever he wants as a god, so then he goes and kills another god. (This god doesn’t appear to put up a fight against a child, somehow.) Kratos seems very upset because he shouts and tells Atreus that there are consequences if you kill a god.
At this point, the story gets extra dramatic. Some other dude named Baldur enters the picture. He doesn’t seem to like Kratos or Freya. And I’m assuming that Kratos and Freya linked up again, so I suppose Freya serves as a guide to Kratos. But now everything seems bad because this Baldur guy gets pissed, and Kratos twists his head and kills him. I don’t really know why he’s pissed, but it might be because Atreus literally killed a god. Meanwhile Freya mourns Baldur’s passing and calls him her boy, so I’m assuming that’s her son.
Then Atreus mentions that someone called him Loki and he asks about that. Kratos doesn’t seem to care about explaining anything! He deflects Atreus’ question. So I’m assuming Atreus isn’t just a god but an extra-special god because Loki is a pretty important Marvel character.
In the end, we see them high up in the clouds and somewhat at peace, so it seems like they completed their goal of spreading the ashes. (Although once again, I wish I knew why that was important.) The recap doesn’t say if Atreus is directly related to Kratos, which seems pretty dang important. Overall, it looks like there are a whole lot of unresolved plot points from the first game that will get developed in Ragnarök. The recap wasn’t amazing, but you know what? I’ve just resigned myself to looking up wikis when I need some extra background.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Crisis at Hyrule Castle Walkthrough – GameRant
Crisis at Hyrule Castle is a main quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that players can initiate by speaking with Purah in Lookout Landing (coordinates -0254, 0153, 0026). In order to complete this quest, fans must work through a variety of tasks, which will send them to the four corners of the surface and beyond. This walkthrough is here to help players complete those tasks and reach the end of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom‘s Crisis at Hyrule Castle main quest.
To Hyrule Castle & Find Captain Hoz
The Crisis at Hyrule Castle begins with a trip to Hyrule Castle, which is situated just north of Lookout Landing. As players walk to this location, they are advised to activate the Kyononis Shrine (coordinates -0206, 0452, 0021) to turn it into a fast travel point. Fans may also want to help Addison at coordinates -0265, 0383, 0021 before making their way to the castle gate, which can be opened with the Ultrahand ability and is situated at coordinates -0254, 0629, 0043.
After passing through the gate, fans should follow the road to reach the First Gatehouse at coordinates -0379, 0850, 0109. Here, players should climb a wall to reach one of the structure’s windows and then use TotK‘s Ascend ability to get up to Captain Hoz at coordinates -0336, 0845, 0183.
To Lookout Landing
Following a conversation with Captain Hoz, players should return to Purah in Lookout Landing to receive some information about the outpost’s Emergency Shelter and Skyview Tower. The first of those locations can be unlocked by speaking with Scorpis at -0254, 0102, 0021, and Tears of the Kingdom fans may to spend some time exploring the underground shelter before visiting the Lookout Landing Skyview Tower at 0291, 0139, 0025.
At the tower, Purah will tell Link about the import of these structures and instruct him to activate the Lookout Landing Skyview Tower by interacting with the terminal and examining the blue circle that is inside. It is during this sequence that players will receive TotK‘s Paraglider, and they should return to Purah once the tower has been activated to move on to the next part of Crisis at Hyrule Castle.
That next part manifests as a lengthy main quest called “Regional Phenomena,” which centers around helping the Rito, Zora, Goron, and Gerudo. This complete walkthrough of Tears of the Kingdom‘s Regional Phenomena quest will help players work through this colossal endeavor, and they can look forward to returning to Purah when the job is done.
Find Princess Zelda in Hyrule Castle
Once players have completed Regional Phenomena and spoken with Purah in Lookout Landing (coordinates -0230, 0150, 0050), they must enter Hyrule Castle in search of Zelda. To reach this location, fans should launch Link from the Lookout Landing Skyview Tower and glide toward its entrance (coordinates -0251, 0963, 0336).
Upon landing in this position, Tears of the Kingdom players will initiate a sequence in which they must visit various locations within Hyrule Castle in an attempt to catch Zelda. While there are many ways to approach this section, here is path that players can use to reach all of Zelda’s positions:
Second Gatehouse (B1)
- Follow the path that travels southeast from the entrance to Hyrule Castle, stopping near coordinates -0215, 0887, 0323.
- Glide east to the Second Gatehouse and drop into the center to encounter Zelda in B1.
- Defeat the Monster Forces
- Exit the Second Gatehouse through the eastern opening and cross the water to reach a landmass.
- Head northeast and climb cliffs and walls near -0095, 0909, 0284.
- Continue northward, working toward the cliff near -0071, 0993, 0294.
- Drop to B2 and follow the path that leads northwest.
- Glide from the cliff at -0134, 1060, 0277 to enter a hole in the Library’s roof.
- Encounter Zelda in B3 and defeat the Monster Forces.
- Climb the stairs on the north side of the Library and follow the path to -0168, 1142, 0225.
- Defeat the Monster Forces.
Princess Zelda’s Room (B1)
- Continue up the stairs and follow the path southwestward to -0345, 0967, 0269.
- Use Ascend and climb stairs until dead end.
- Use Ascend to reach 1F and fall into hole in floor to encounter Zelda in B1
- Defeat Monster Forces.
- Exit room at northwest corner to reach balcony.
- Glide southwest to stairs at -0376, 0977, 0259.
- Follow stairs downward, and drop from cliff to reach B3 entrance at -0396, 0984, 0239.
- Follow path to Zelda and defeat Monster Forces.
- Use Ascend and follow path south to edge of cliff at -0317, 0877, 0259.
- Drop to B3 entrance.
- Follow path to Zelda and defeat Monster Forces.
- Use Ascend to reach 1F.
- Go southeast and climb cliff at -0269, 0887, 0307.
- Go north to encounter Zelda in Sanctum.
Phantom Ganon Boss Fight
Players must now square off against TotK‘s Phantom Ganon and his mimics, and this combat encounter can be easily overcome by maintaining distance and repeatedly firing arrows fused with Bomb Flowers at the enemies. If a player is low on those items, they can also try fusing Fire Fruits to their arrows, though losing out on the bomb’s area-of-effect damage makes that strategy suboptimal.
To Lookout Landing
Once Phantom Ganon is defeated, players should make their way to Lookout Landing and speak with TotK‘s Purah at -0253, 0153, 0026. Fans will receive the Find the Fifth Sage main quest at the end of that conversation, and they should set their sights on completing it.
Find the Fifth Sage
To complete this lengthy main quest, fans must investigate the ring ruins, ascend into the sky, and plunge into the Depths. This full walkthrough of Tears of the Kingdom‘s Find the Fifth Sage will help players get through all of those steps, and the Crisis at Hyrule Castle quest will be marked as complete when they reach the end.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Nintendo Switch.
Dyson Selling Latest Multitasking Tool—Air-Purifying Headphones—for Just $950 – Decider
You’re not alone if you mostly think of vacuums and haircare when you think of Dyson.
After all, that is the brand’s claim to fame, from its powerful corded and cordless vacuum cleaners to the viral Airwrap.
Headphones aren’t typically the first product that comes to mind when most people think of Dyson.
And yet, the company’s again struck viral gold with its first-ever wearable product, the new Dyson Zone headphones — even if the reaction is mostly confusion.
The Zone headphones aren’t an ordinary pair of over-the-ear headphones with their advanced noise cancellation technology and ultra-low distortion engineering; of course, there’s a Dyson twist, and it’s exactly what you might expect from a company that’s perfected different ways of using air.
These headphones also double as an air purifier.
Each ear has filters installed that are said to remove gases and 99% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns, per Dyson. So the air that … hits your ears … will always be as clean as possible.
That’s not even the most confusing part, though, because, besides just the headphones, the Zone comes with a detachable visor that covers your nose and mouth so you can breathe in filtered air.
If the look they were going for is Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, they nailed it.
We’re not exactly sure who this product is for, but if it’s you, it’ll only set you back a cool $950.
How to complete Misko's Cave of Chest Side Quest in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Sportskeeda
In The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, players have multiple ways to acquire rupees and treasures. Players can earn wealth and valuable items by overcoming various challenges, defeating bosses, and engaging in Shrine challenges. However, there is an additional method available for players to earn money and valuable treasures, and that method is through side quests.
The expansive open world of the game offers a diverse range of activities beyond the main objectives, and among these activities is the completion of side quests. Engaging in these quests provides players with a unique experience and a convenient means of obtaining quick money and valuable treasures.
Each Side Quest in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom presents players with distinctive and challenging tasks, offering valuable rewards as a guarantee. While players can obtain treasures and rupees by exploring various regions, engaging in side missions can save their time and simplify the process of acquiring treasures. The Misko’s Cave of Chest Side Quest, in particular, is straightforward, making it a must-participate for players looking to earn money quickly.
Here’s how you can complete the Misko’s Cave of Chest Side Quest in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
To initiate this side quest, your first step is to visit the northeastern side of the map, close to Cephla Lake. Upon reaching the area, you’ll come across a campfire accompanied by an adorable dog. As you continue onward, you’ll encounter a pair of travelers seated near the entrance of a cave.
When you talk to the travelers, they will reveal information about the hidden treasures in the cave. They will talk about each separate chest, which holds a Green Rupee. One of them unintentionally reveals the existence of Misko’s Hidden treasure as they continue to disclose information about the hidden treasures.
They also reveal that Misko was a notorious bandit who had caused plenty of trouble in Hyrule.
The travelers discuss the valuable clothing owned by Misko, which is concealed within treasure chests. They also mention that acquiring the exact chest containing the clothes will pose a considerable challenge due to the abundance of chests within the cave.
Upon engaging with the travelers, venture into the cave, where you will discover abundant Brightbloom Seeds and Sparkling Boulders. To shatter the boulders, ensure you have a rock hammer. It is crafted by combining a rock or boulder with a melee weapon. Once the Boulder is broken, you will obtain an Amber and a Flint. Following this, continue forward and encounter a vast array of treasure chests.
Begin by sequentially opening each chest, and you will acquire a Green Rupee. The appropriate chest can be found close to the Brightbloom Seed. Upon unlocking this chest, you will obtain the Ember Trousers, thereby completing your challenge.
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