God Of War Is Still Hiding A Major Secret

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Secrets have been hidden in video games for about as long as the things have been made. That tradition is alive and well in recent games, including the PlayStation 4 exclusive, God of War. And according to the game's director, there's actually one secret nobody has discovered yet.

Over on Gaming Bolt, the team had a word with God of War Director Cory Barlog about the game's many secrets. And while many of those mysteries have been discovered, Barlog claims that at least one major surprise is still tightly under wraps.

I still think there is one thing that no one has found yet that I know for certain, because I haven't seen any stories about it. Now I'm not going to tell you what that is, but I don't know if there's any cinematics per se, it seems like people have been able to get all the permutations. Not one person, but everyone collectively.

God of War is a pretty massive game. You can beeline your way through the story and complete it in about 20 hours but, if you want to truly explore the environment, you'll need to put in about twice that amount of time. Along the way, you'll discover all sorts of out of the way places that fill in additional details about the game's world, Kratos' past and even his future.

Most of the game's secrets are more like mysteries hidden in plain sight. If you figure out how to light a bunch of cauldrons, for instance, the way to an off-the-path storyline will be revealed. Some, though, aren't quite as evident. And, when gamers figured out how to solve one of the puzzles in God of War by using runes and a map included with the collector's edition of the game, many thought the game's biggest mystery had been discovered.

Barlog actually mentions that puzzle in his recent chat, saying that he totally expected the map's riddle to be solved within hours. This is the age of the internet, after all, and folks tend to unravel yarns more quickly while working as a group.

Considering how tricky that particular puzzle was, it's surprising to learn that there's at least one puzzle in God of War that nobody has discovered yet. Barlog makes it sound like people have figured out individual parts at this point, but nobody has put everything together to get a look at the whole picture.

His reason for believing that makes a lot of sense, too. He said that, if anyone had figured it out, he would have seen articles about it by now. Fair point!

Of course, now that he's made that fact known, we figure it's only a matter of time before the last big secret finally gets revealed. We figure many gamers will take this as a direct challenge to dive back into God of War and figure out what last mystery it has tucked away.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.